And from the beginning of 2018, light cannabis has become legal. In this very famous plant, the female trees give the fruits and the leafs used for a joint, and it contains two main substances: THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CNB (cannabinol). THC is the product that makes you feel high, the psychotropic one.
CNB is the other side of the medal that gives you that relaxing feeling, anti-inflammatory actions and other “good” properties. Cannabis is considered light when the THC content is less than 0.5% and the main effects are given by the CNB. In the weed shops in Rome, the gross weed is sold as “collection goods” legal to sell and legal to smoke…inside your place. You can also find many derivative products for cooking, cosmetics, decorations, and even some manufactured goods like backpacks and tote bags made of hemp! So the answer to the question: “can Rome become the new Amsterdam?” is: no. This new market of “collection cannabis” is really unstable because it’s built on a loophole in the legislation . The hemp production in Italy was really important before the 1980’s and with new ecological techniques, hemp is coming back front and center stage in engineering and medicine. This reconstruction of the industrial and agricultural field opened the door to the legal light cannabis. Because of the entanglement of laws between hemp, therapeutical, light and “normal” cannabis, the market of collection cannabis is confusing, but may change and disappear really fast.
What sets this legal weed shop from the rest is its 24/7 self-service machine offering 13 different types of legal weed, 1 type of legal hash, and more. In addition to the legal weed options, there is also the possibility for customers to purchase CBD Oil; both in the distributor machine and in the shop. Trevi Fountain - Rome, Italy - *Starring: Watermelon Sour Gummy Edibles* Trevi Fountain - Rome, Italy. As I discussed in a post earlier this week, lately I have been munching on these Watermelon flavored Sour Gummy Edibles. They're extremely tasty and actually quite potent as well. There are 10 pieces in each package, each containing 10mg of THC, for a total of 100mg. Edibles are my favorite way to consume THC because it is discreet and healthy. I find it fun to take them with me and enjoy in different places. Here is a photo of me enjoying some Watermelon Sour Gummy Edibles at the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy. The Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in the city, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini. It's known as one of the most extravagant and famous fountains in the world. Although I forgot to toss a coin in, I certainly remembered to eat some THC gummies. It is said that over 3,000 Euros are thrown into the Trevi Fountain for good wishes each and every day. The location marks the terminal point of Aqua Virgo, one of the eleven ancient aqueducts that supplied the city of Rome with water. It's a beautiful structure, and one of the most fascinating aspects of the Eternal City. This is the 2nd of a series called #ediblesabroad where I post edibles in various locations. Signal Hill Council considers continuing ban on ‘vaping’ lounges, regulating e-cigs like tobacco. The City of Signal Hill is planning to follow suit with nearby Long Beach by proposing to regulate electronic cigarettes the same as tobacco products and, effectively, continuing to outlaw so-called “vaping” lounges within city limits. The Signal Hill City Council voted unanimously (5-0) during its meeting on Tuesday, July 15 to have city staff draft an ordinance amendment that would put e-cigarettes, which are battery-operated devices that convert nicotine or non-nicotine liquid into vapor, in the same category as tobacco products within the City’s municipal code. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the State of California have yet to pass any regulations on e-cigarettes, though they are considering them. Additionally, public-health agencies are still researching the health effects of the devices. But, as the popularity of e-cigarettes has increased, several local cities have chosen to pass regulations within zoning codes, restricting the sale and public consumption of e-cigarettes the same as those for tobacco products. Cities are taking this precaution primarily as a way to prohibit sales to minors and prevent secondary e-cigarette-vapor exposure in public places, though harmful health effects, if any, have yet to be identified. Signal Hill Mayor Ed Wilson, who declared he doesn’t smoke, said his main concern with e-cigarettes is the potential for use among underage children, particularly since there are currently no federal age restrictions.
“The increase in kids doing it has been astronomical,” he said. “And the problem is we don’t know if nicotine is in [the liquid]! Every time I see someone who has one, they can never ever put it down. It’s in their hand all day long.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that the percentage of high-school students who have used e-cigarettes more than doubled between 2011 and 2012, according to a city staff report. Staff notes that, according to the CDC report, the accessibility and design of the products has likely “contributed to the increase” since “youth marketing of the products often includes colorful and sweet-tasting products.” In addition, staff notes that the popularity of e-cigarettes may be attributed to the fact that there is no tax on the products. E-cigarettes are also promoted as smoking-cessation devices, but staff notes that the FDA has yet to officially approve the products as such. Colleen Doan, Signal Hill’s associate planner, said the City has received several requests to establish e-cigarette-related businesses, including vaping lounges, in the past year. However, Signal Hill’s code prohibits e-cigarette retail shops of any kind since such businesses are not listed in the code and are, therefore, prohibited “by default,” she said. Doan said the City’s legal counsel advised staff to treat e-cigarettes in the City’s zoning code the same as tobacco products.
This means that the City intends to ban vaping in the workplace and in public places, prohibit e-cigarette sales to minors and continue to “prevent” the establishment of vaping and smoking lounges, according to a city staff report. Under the code amendment, convenience stores, such as 7-Eleven, would also be prohibited from selling packaged e-cigarette products to minors. Staff states that the City of Los Angeles passed an ordinance that allows vaping lounges while the City of Long Beach, on the other hand, passed a more stringent law that prohibits vaping lounges entirely and only allows retail sales of the product. While there currently isn’t any conclusive research on whether consumption and/or secondary exposure to e-cigarettes is harmful, there are still concerns about the potential health effects, city staff adds. The California State Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, the County of Los Angeles Public Health Department, the American Lung Association and the American Cancer Society have all expressed concerns about nicotine and byproducts contained in e-cigarette devices, according to city staff.