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Top 5 Fresh Toast Stories Of The Week: Sept. 4, 2020

ICYMI: Here are the headlines making headlines this week on The Fresh Toast.

The Governor of Nebraska doesn’t believe medical marijuana is a thing (who’s going to tell him?); cannabis is showing promise as a treatment for COVID-19 symptoms; soft talkers may save us from the pandemic; Trump may be willing to lose the election over marijuana prohibition; and finally, a lady’s guide to discreet marijuana use.

Let’s dive into the top five news stories from The Fresh Toast this week.

Nebraska Gov. Claims There’s ‘No Such Thing As Medical Marijuana’

Nebraska Gov. Ricketts Claims 'No Such Thing As Medical Marijuana'
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A voter-approved initiative to legalize medical cannabis in Nebraska will appear on the November ballot, but marijuana shouldn’t even be labeled a medicine, according to Gov. Pete Ricketts.

“There is no such thing as medical marijuana,” Ricketts said at a press conference Monday. “This is not something that would be prescribed by a doctor. It’s not going to be distributed through a pharmacy. These are dispensaries that would be in your communities.”

Read the full article here.

New Studies Show Marijuana Effective At Treating COVID-19 Symptoms

New Studies Show Marijuana Effective At Treating COVID-19 Symptoms
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University of South Carolina researchers now believe marijuana’s THC could be effective against battling symptoms caused by the coronavirus based on a trio of studies. In each study, THC helped prevent a deadly immune system response that causes acute respiratory syndrome (ARDS) and boosted healthy lung bacteria.

“We have been working on cannabinoids for over 20 years and found that cannabinoids such as THC are highly anti-inflammatory,” study co-author Prakash Nagarkatti said. “Thus, our studies raise the exciting suggestion to test THC against ARDS seen in COVID-19 patients.”

Read the full article here.

These Types Of People Are More Likely To Spread The Coronavirus

Loud People Are More Likely To Spread The Coronavirus
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Those who speak in low tones are capable of reducing the transmission risk of the coronavirus by 80%.

These findings were reported by The Atlantic, which spoke with several experts and concluded that silence in public spaces is an extremely efficient way of keeping the spread of the virus under control.

Since COVID seems to be transmitted primarily through droplets that come out of our nose and mouth when we sneeze or cough,  “Every route of viral transmission would go down if we talked less, or talked less loudly, in public spaces,” Jose L. Jimenez, a professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, who studies disease transmission, told The Atlantic. “This is just a very clear fact. It’s not controversial.”

Read the full article here.

Is Trump Willing To Lose the Election For Marijuana Prohibition?

Is Trump Willing To Lose the Election For Marijuana Prohibition?
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On a campaign visit to Wisconsin, Trump “urged Republicans not to place marijuana legalization initiatives on state ballots out of concern that it will increase Democratic turnout in elections… and that he blames marijuana legalization efforts on former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) defeat in the 2018 election.”  

“The next time you run please don’t put marijuana on the ballot at the same time you’re running,” Trump said, directing his advice to Walker, who was in the crowd. “You brought out like a million people that nobody ever knew were coming out.” 

Read the full article here.

A Women’s Guide To Tasteful Marijuana Use: Tincture, Vape, And Edibles

Women And Minorities Push To Maintain Presence In Cannabis Industry
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Some women would prefer a more discreet method for using marijuana. If we’re perfectly honest, the smell of smoking cannabis can feel like a little much for certain circumstances. Although there are many options out there, a trip to a dispensary can be downright overwhelming if you’re not certain what you’re looking to buy.

Looking for a more tasteful way to consume cannabis? Here’s what you need to know before making your next purchase. 

Read full article here.

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