Marijuana coming to Circle K gas stations in Florida
In a move sure to please stoners across the Sunshine State, Circle K gas stations will now be selling marijuana. The new initiative will see the gas station chain teaming up with Green Thumb Industries to sell CBD and THC products at select locations.
This is not the first time that Circle K has dabbled in the world of marijuana; the company has been selling CBD products in some of its stores for several months now. However, this is the first THC product to be sold at the gas station chain. The decision to sell marijuana at Circle K locations comes as more and more states are legalizing the drug for recreational or medicinal use.
So far, ten states have legalized marijuana for recreational use, while 33 states have legalized it for medicinal use. With more states set to legalize the drug shortly, it seems likely that we will see more businesses jumping on the weed bandwagon.
What is marijuana?
Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves and flowers of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. Marijuana is used as a psychoactive drug for medicinal purposes and religious and spiritual purposes. Historians have documented its use for more than 12,000 years. In modern times, it has been used as a recreational drug for its euphoric effects.
The main active chemical in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). Marijuana contains more than 500 other chemicals, including more than 100 cannabinoids. THC is the mind-altering substance in marijuana that makes people “high.” The amount of THC in marijuana has increased since the 1970s.10 People who use marijuana can have many of the same health effects as people who smoke tobacco. These effects can include bronchitis and lung infections.11
Marijuana also affects brain development. When people start using marijuana as teenagers, the drug may impair thinking, memory, and learning functions and affect how the brain builds connections between the areas that control these functions.12 Some research suggests that regular use of high-potency marijuana during adolescence may permanently lower intelligence quotient (IQ).
Pros and cons of marijuana
The pros and cons of marijuana are often debated. Some people argue that marijuana should be legalized in all states. In contrast, others argue that it should only be used for medical purposes. There are pros and cons to both sides of the argument.
The pros of legalizing marijuana include the following:
1. It would generate revenue for the state through taxation.
2. It would help keep people out of jail for minor possession charges.
3. It could be regulated and controlled like alcohol or tobacco.
4. It has been shown to have medical benefits for conditions like cancer and chronic pain.
5. legalization could lead to decreased use overall as people would no longer need to buy it from dealers who might also sell harder drugs.
The cons of legalizing marijuana include:
1. Marijuana is a gateway drug that can lead users to try harder drugs like cocaine or heroin.
2. Legalization would make it more accessible and more likely to be abused, especially by teenagers and young adults.
3. Driving while under the influence of marijuana would become more common, leading to increased car accidents and fatalities.
4 . It would be difficult to regulate and control since it can be grown anywhere indoors or outdoors
What is the difference between medical and recreational marijuana?
There are two types of marijuana: medical and recreational. Medical marijuana is used to treat various conditions, including pain, cancer, and anxiety. Recreational marijuana is used for pleasure or relaxation.
The main difference between medical and recreational marijuana is that the government regulates medical marijuana to ensure that it meets safety standards, while recreational marijuana is not. In addition, medical marijuana is also subject to taxation, while recreational marijuana is not.
How will this affect Florida?
The new collaboration between Circle K and GreenGo will make it easier for people to purchase marijuana products in Florida. In addition, the partnership will allow customers to buy cannabis products at select gas stations across the state. This is a major development for the cannabis industry in Florida, as it will provide more access to people who want to purchase marijuana products.
There are currently only a handful of dispensaries in Florida, so this new partnership will help increase access to cannabis products. This is especially important for medical patients who rely on marijuana for relief. More dispensaries comes with more competition, which could eventually lead to lower consumer prices.
This new development also has the potential to create jobs in Florida. For example, dispensaries will need employees to staff their locations and handle customer transactions. In addition, businesses that support the cannabis industry, such as growers and manufacturers, will also benefit from this increased access to customers.
This is a game-changer for the cannabis industry in Florida. Circle K is one of the biggest gas station chains in the state, and its decision to start selling marijuana products will make it much more accessible to people all over Florida. With more and more states legalizing marijuana, it’s only a matter of time before other gas station chains follow suit. This is good news for both cannabis users and businesses alike.
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