KATC recently reported that Louisiana's medicinal marijuana legislation is expanding, to include a smokable form called Flower. In June Governor John Bel Edwards signed a measure into law making this new therapeutic cannabis legal starting January 1, 2022.

In Louisiana, Ilera Holistic Healthcare is the contract grower and manufacturer of medical marijuana and located at Southern University. Dr. Chanda Macias is the CEO of the holistic healthcare center and said the natural medicinal benefits of cannabis are vastly untapped. Dr. Macias explained the background research of Flower saying, "A lot of thorough work and research and intentionality had to go into producing a flower market because of the negative connotation of cannabis in itself. Education and emerging research show the benefits for patients." The doctor also shared promising research shows medical marijuana may be a valuable weapon to help fight addiction in the future. That is certainly good news beings that thousands die from overdoses every year.

We all know marijuana has an unmistakable aroma, some are better than others, but the bottom line is...weed has a loud, stinky odor. The potent smell of cannabis can also leave an irremovable stench in your home and vehicle too. If you need the benefits of smokable medicinal marijuana, but don't want the bad smell caused by the smoke, here's a few ways to avoid the odor.

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1.) Use a natural order deodorizer
An inexpensive way to mask the order of cannabis is to use a natural odor deodorizer like Marsheepy natural bamboo charcoal purifying bags. They are all-natural without synthetic fragrances or harsh chemicals. So they are safe and there is no threat of contamination. They can be put in a container with your marijuana or wherever you store it. The sealed linen bag absorbs moisture in the air and holds it inside along with your odors. They only require a 2-hour sun recharge once a month.

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2.) Marijuana Candle 
Not all candles are created equal when it comes to eliminating the smell of cannabis from your room, you need something next level. The Cannabolish Smoke Odor Eliminating Candle eliminates unwanted smoke odors of all kinds. It features all-natural ingredients and several non-toxic plant oils. For best results, light 30 minutes before you start smoking.

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3.) Sploof
Exhale into a sploof and never let the aroma of cannabis escape into your car or house. Try the Sploofy V3 Supermax. It is a safety device and has been lab-tested to remove 99.97% of .3um particles and features a three-stage HEPA filtration system for maximum effect. It has a cute little ghost on the case.

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4.) Partu Air Purifier
An air purifier like the PARTU HEPA device will actually eliminate and neutralize odors directly from the air. It's also excellent for capturing other allergens like pollen, pet dander, and more. Not only will an air purifier remove the pungent odor of cannabis, but it will rid your home of other smells too, leaving the air you breathe super clean.  By the way, the PARTU’s air purifier comes with a fragrance sponge enabling you to customize aroma and it has three fan settings. Diffusers and humidifiers work great as well.

5.) Dyson Pur Cool Air Purifier and Fan
The Dyson Pure Cool is an innovative fan that has a built-in air purifier with a HEPA filter. It captures all kinds of odors, gases, and allergens while providing a nice breeze to keep air circulating. Big rooms are no problem, it is also a spacer.

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Vaccinations for COVID-19 began being administered in the U.S. on Dec. 14, 2020. The quick rollout came a little more than a year after the virus was first identified in November 2019. The impressive speed with which vaccines were developed has also left a lot of people with a lot of questions. The questions range from the practical—how will I get vaccinated?—to the scientific—how do these vaccines even work?

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