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Is CBD successful for treating bipolar illness?

For some people with mental illness, prescription medications like SSRIs can be a lifeline. For others, the mixture of chemicals in the system ends in disaster, and that’s why many are now ‘self-medicating’ with CBD. Some people will take whatever their doctor or specialist gives them. Then, there are those who stay away from psychotropic […]

CBD beverages — Hemp gone mainstream

There’s a new wellness glow surrounding CBD products – yes, we’re talking about drinks. Experts are predicting its shiny future, companies are investing big time, and consumers have many questions. What is a CBD drink? As the name suggests, CBD drinks are beverages that have the popular cannabis compound cannabidiol (CBD) in them, and that […]

Lawmakers in Wisconsin make push for medical marijuana legalization

Efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin have intensified with the introduction of a new bipartisan bill in the state’s legislature last week. Republican Senator Patrick Testin and Democrats Senator Jon Erpenbach and Representative Chris Taylor brought forward the legislation, which would allow cannabis treatment for patients that register with the state. The bill is […]

Governor of Washington Declares Emergency Ban on flavored vapes

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington directed health officials on Friday to ban the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes and vaping products in the state. In an executive order, the governor called on the state Board of Health to issue the ban, which is to include both nicotine and THC-based products, at its meeting scheduled […]

The way China is gearing up to fuel America’s CBD trend

On a remote mountainside overlooking a misty valley, rows of cannabis plants are growing near fields of tobacco and corn. This isn’t a pot farm in California. It’s in southwestern China’s Yunnan. China has one of the strictest drug control policies in the world. But here in a mountainous region bordering Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, cannabis […]

U.S. cannabis earnings to more than quintuple by 2025, new report finds

As you’re probably aware, cannabis has rapidly evolved into a big-money industry. According to the duo of Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics, worldwide sales expanded to $10.9 billion in 2018, which was more than triple what was recorded globally just four years earlier ($3.4 billion). And the reality is, this is just the tip […]

Take it to the Bank: Marijuana companies are enjoying with it SAFE

Is this the writing on the wall? In what looks to be the biggest step forward toward the ultimate legalization of marijuana on the federal level, the U.S. House of Representatives just passed the Secure and Fair Enforcement Act, or SAFE Banking Act, a critical step toward clearing the way for cannabis-related businesses to operate […]

American Society of Cannabis Medicine to evaluate cannabis regulation

The American Society of Cannabis Medicine (ASCM) has announced that members of its leadership have been asked to participate at the Second Annual Update on Medical Cannabis. The event is presented by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the Medical University of South Carolina. ASCM is a Washington DC-based professional society dedicated to the responsible […]

Dutch weed labels should be ‘as unattractive as possible’ per new rules for state-licensed cannabis

More details have emerged regarding the Netherlands’ upcoming experiment with producing government-regulated cannabis, which is technically illegal in the country. Authorities are particularly concerned with ensuring that non-consumers of the drug don’t start using, and, thus, have decreed that cannabis grown by the state must be sold in “unattractive” packaging to minimize its appeal. Producers […]

24/7 marijuana delivery strikes Las Vegas

From casinos to grocery stores, most everything in Las Vegas is open 24 hours a day. Now, that same commitment to meeting consumer needs at any hour of the day is getting applied to cannabis. Residents in and around Las Vegas can now get weed delivered to their door 24 hours a day, seven days […]

What’s hydroponic marijuana? Can it be better?

Hydroponic marijuana is grown in a highly-controlled, indoor grow system that does not use soil. These systems use water (hydro), nutrients, and a soil-less growing medium to get the job done. A nutrient solution comprised of water and dissolved, inorganic fertilizers is directly supplied to the plant roots. The most common soil-less mediums used for […]

What best cannabis brands are stating about fake goods

Big-name brands, such as Nike and Louis Vutton, are constantly counterfeited, but none have spurned a crisis quite like counterfeit vape cartridges.  As of Sep. 24, 2019, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that a mysterious vaping-related outbreak has caused serious respiratory illnesses in 530 people, including eight deaths. While the exact cause of this potentially […]

Vape earnings showing signs of recovery from catastrophe

Vape products, once considered the rising stars of the legal cannabis marketplace have struggled under the weight of the vaping crisis. Massachusetts banned all vape products for four months in order to err on the side of caution while the issue is investigated. Around the middle of August, vape product sales began dropping according to […]

Hopes run high for Marijuana legislation reform in Greece

Last week was the first time that a Greek store selling marijuana paraphernalia, CBD Oil Shop, was blessed by a Greek Orthodox priest. Archbishop Ireneos of Crete, blessed CBC Oil on 26 September, according to local custom where new businesses or shops are ‘blessed’ by priests for good luck. Cannabis, originally from India, was introduced […]

U.S. seeks marketing, revenue data on e-cigarette businesses

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has ordered a half-dozen e-cigarette companies to turn over sales and advertising data, the federal regulator said on Thursday, in the first sign of a likely probe of their marketing practices. The announcement comes the same day the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of confirmed […]