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Medical cannabis course coming next year to Thailand

A new course about medical cannabis will be offered starting next year by the Office of the Non-Formal and Informal Education. A team of experts on medical cannabis is working to create content for the course, said Assoc Prof Phatchari Sisang, an expert in research and development at  Srinakharinwirot University. “Marijuana and Hemp Studies for […]

Agricultural hemp 1 step nearer to reality in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s agricultural hemp program is one step closer to becoming permanent. A bill co-authored by Stevens Point Republican Patrick Testin and Milwaukee Democrat Lena Taylor that removes the pilot program distinction from hemp passed the Senate on Tuesday. Testin says the growth of the program in its two-year test run shows the crop has the […]

Hemp: What Would Be the Best 3 stocks for October?

Hemp is a type of cannabis that contains less THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and more of CBD (cannabidiol). THC is responsible for delivering the “high” associated with drugs. Notably, THC is dangerous when consumed in large quantities. However, CBD helps treat various health conditions. The Trump administration legalized hemp in December 2018. In September 2018, The Brightfield […]

Cannabis: a remedy to the soil?

Hemp offers untold benefits for the soil, production processes, renewable fuel and sustainable fashion. The internet has been awash in new health apps to improve sleep and wellness and an enormous amount of information on CBD oil, a product derived from cannabis, also commonly known as the source of marijuana. Of cannabis’ compounds called cannabinoids […]

The buzz on authorized marijuana in New York: 5 burning questions

If you’ve been holding your breath waiting for New York state to legalize recreational marijuana use, you’re not alone. If you’re searching for clarity on the state’s approach to CBD products, decriminalization of pot use, clearing the records for past drug infractions or guidelines in starting up a cannabis-related business, you’re not alone in that, […]

What prohibition's failure means for the legalisation of hashish

Economists have a bit of an image problem. People think we shamelessly massage statistics, overconfidently make terrible predictions, and are no fun at drinks parties. Perhaps some of the blame for this lies with the man who, a century ago, was probably the most famous economist in the world – Irving Fisher. It was Fisher […]

Mexican lawmakers allowed 6-month expansion for passing marijuana legalization Bill

Mexico’s highest court pushed back the deadline for the country’s Congress to pass a bill legalizing marijuana after lawmakers requested an extension to continue working on the complex legislation.  The new deadline is April 30, meaning lawmakers were granted another six months to produce legislation amid “unprecedented” pressure from various lobby groups.  Senate Majority Leader […]

The 12 Strains of Christmas

For many holiday seasons, Los Angeles has had the best selection of marijuana on the planet. And this year, for the first time, everyone over the age of 21 can buy it legally! There is a lot out there to pick from, and with the 12 Strains of Christmas, we’re sure we pulled from the […]

Cannabis research continue to grow at US schools

With the growing popularity of medicinal marijuana and legal hemp-based products such as CBD oils and creams, colleges and universities are seeing the wisdom of preparing students for this burgeoning industry. Medical marijuana is now legal in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and recreational usage is permitted in 11 states. Because of these […]

In Montana, growing hemp may continue to be insecure for farmers

Montana farmers planted 22,000 acres of hemp last year — the most of any U.S. state. Many are turning to the recently legalized option because trade wars continue to hurt profits on traditional crops like wheat and barley. But now many Montana hemp farmers allege they weren’t paid what they were promised. The result is […]

The way smokable hemp is substituting tobacco smokes

Tobacco smoking has for a long time been known to cause a whole host of diseases, including many types of cancer.  Thanks to conclusive scientific studies and subsequent public health warnings, the number of tobacco smokers continues to drop every year. However, quitting isn’t easy thanks to nicotine’s strong addictive qualities. This means many ex-smokers […]

3 leading cannabis stocks to purchase Nowadays

An oversupply of product has led to difficulties in the marijuana industry, where many companies have seen significant declines in stock prices recently. A Centers for Disease Control report of 800 vaping-related deaths and injuries has also likely scared investors away.  Despite the volatility and negative news of the past few months, the pot industry is still a […]

Aurora Cannabis rolls out cannabis strips

These days, when it comes to cannabis, you can smoke it, eat it, and drink it. But now there’s a new way to consume cannabis: strips that dissolve in the mouth. This is thanks to top Canadian marijuana stock Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB), which announced Tuesday that it has launched cannabinoid-infused “sublingual wafers” — i.e., thin strips […]

The budding sector of cannabis technology

From food and drink to health and wellness and beyond, there’s one plant we can’t seem to get enough of: cannabis. It seems like every consumer product nowadays is taking part in reefer madness. Home cooks are taking edibles to new heights. In places like Denver and California, you can take cooking classes specifically centered around food made […]

Legalisation of medical and other cannabis has little impact on crime

A new study funded by a grant from the National Institute of Justice sought to determine the effect of the change in legal status of cannabis on crimes rates. Eleven states and the District of Columbia have legalised cannabis. The study, which looked at legalisation and sales of recreational or broad medical purposes cannabis in […]

Legalizing cannabis is your reply to vaping concerns

Over the past few months the media has been awash with reports of people getting sick from vaping. Nearly every day, news outlets report on otherwise healthy, usually young, people who have fallen critically ill from the use of vapes that they believed to be a safer alternative to smoking. In response, politicians have been […]

FBI Data reveals marijuana arrests increased for third consecutive year

Despite marijuana legalization in 11 states and widespread decriminalization, police still focus on arresting Americans for cannabis possession. A new crime report produced by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program found there were 663,367 marijuana arrests in the United States last year. That amounts to one cannabis arrest every 48 seconds. More alarming, however, is […]