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Marijuana and kidney disorder: A scientific summary

The effects of cannabis on various kidney disorders like CKD and AKI have been the subject of numerous scientific studies, but they are yet to be closely observed on humans. So far, we’ve seen several scientific studies and reviews offering their (somewhat opposed) opinion on the effects of cannabinoids on kidneys, which still provides valuable […]

Chronic insomnia sufferers in the Australian state of New South Wales are being invited to join a research study that involves testing a cannabis medication. Most of us would have experienced insomnia at some point of our lives, usually connected with stressful events. As many as half of us could be experiencing insomnia in some […]

What exactly do marijuana stocks & Mexico have in common?

The Latest Initiative By Mexico Could Expand Cannabis Across All Of North America While some may focus on China, others are looking at Mexico. The reason why could have a direct impact on marijuana stocks. Mexican Senate committees have come to the table on a marijuana legalization bill to submit for approval. The initial thought: […]

The 3 most volatile cannabis stocks

Cannabis is likely to be one of the fastest growing industries over the next five to 10 years. The State of the Legal Cannabis Markets report from Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics suggests it’s an industry that could see worldwide sales nearly quadruple from $10.9 billion to $40.6 billion between 2018 and 2024. Meanwhile, […]

Bahamas “sitting” about $1 billion cannabis sector

Billing the country’s potential cannabis industry as a “billion dollar” business, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Deputy Leader Chester Cooper said the nation continues to miss out on the substantial stimulus of a regulated sector to countries such as Canada and the United States. Addressing PLPs at the party’s headquarters on Farrington Road, Cooper said a […]

Canberra legislation legalising cannabis breach international law, United Nations cautions

The ACT Government has hit back at warnings from the United Nations that legalising cannabis will breach international law, telling the body to instead look at the United States and Canada where the laws go further. In a letter to the Federal Government sent following recent “concerning” reports, the UNs’ International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) […]

Jamaica: Cannabis can offer a significant boost for tourism

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, says the growing global market for cannabis provides the opportunity for Jamaica to become a first-choice destination for travellers who want to use medical cannabis. Mr. Green, who was speaking at the official opening of Apollon Formularies Limited in Westmoreland […]

Los Angeles Cannabis Equity Program under examination

As frequently happens with many selection processes that aren’t conducted blind, the integrity of Los Angeles’ Social Equity Program for cannabis companies has recently been called into question. The equity program is intended to give entrepreneurs hit the hardest by the War on Drugs a head-start in the world’s most lucrative cannabis industry. However, at […]

Microscopic pictures reveal that the most potent cannabis flowers in extraordinary detail

Scientists have studied the trichomes (or “cellular factories”) of the cannabis plant in extreme detail, revealing that flowers with mushroom-shaped hairs are the most potent—both in terms of smell and cannabinoid content. “Trichomes are the biochemical factories of the cannabis plant and this study is the foundation for understanding how they make and store their […]

The challenges of medicinal cannabis in Colombia

In July 2016, the Colombian government enacted Law 1787, which regulates the use of medicinal cannabis and its trade in the country. With this decision and a series of subsequent resolutions, Colombia joined the more than a dozen countries that have put into practice different types of regulation to explore the advantages of this plant […]

The polemic of farming and consumption of cannabis from Costa Rica

From The Costa Rica News (TCRN) we have emphasized all relevant information that has come to light regarding the issue of “Cannabis in Costa Rica” since it continues to be a conflictive debate in this Central American country. Let´s recall that in August 2018, the Costa Rican Supreme Court determined that a person is allowed […]

The science supporting marijuana and migraines

There is nothing quite like a migraine. The American Migraine Foundation (AMF) estimates that over 1 billion individuals worldwide suffer from the debilitating pain of migraines. With 1 in 5 women, 1 in 16 men, and 1 in 11 children all dealing with the life-changing effects of migraines, it’s no wonder CBD and marijuana are often brought […]

1 year on and U.K. medical cannabis program is failing

One year on from the introduction of medical cannabis in the U.K., the overwhelming consensus is that it has been a massive failure in need of a complete overhaul. As things stand there is little chance of this coming from within the U.K. medical establishment so the change will need to come from elsewhere. Steve […]

4 CBD marketplace tendencies all entrepreneurs must take note of

According to recent predictions by BDS Analytics, the CBD market will reach somewhere close to $20 billion in sales by the year 2024. That’s a 49 percent compound annual growth rate, a bit shocking for a substance that was almost entirely outlawed less than a decade ago. Here are three profitable trends in the CBD market that […]

US Department of Agriculture rolls hemp farming guidelines

As consumer interest in CBD products in the United States continues to surge, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) released interim draft rules for growing hemp this week. The guidelines for hemp cultivation will be subject to a 60-day public comment period, after which the USDA will start reviewing proposed regulations from states and tribes. “At […]

Dummies keep sneaking hemp plants thinking they are marijuana

Low penalties for thieves and general miseducation between hemp and marijuana has caused farmers serious problems. Hemp is supposed to be America’s new cash crop. Sales of hemp could reach $24 billion, according to Bloomberg. But farmers betting on hemp have experienced growing pains. First year hemp farmers are struggling to reach profitability, as crops […]

Israel: Investment in security for medical cannabis is rising

Globally, a preference for medical cannabis on the market has increased over the last few years, even in places where generalized use and sale of cannabis has been legalized. This trend has continued as the more and more consumers recognize the merits of medical cannabis increases, especially when compared to unregulated crops. However, adhering to […]

Michigan reduces charge for medical marijuana applications

Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced new rules for the state’s medical marijuana program Wednesday to lower application costs and fees for users. The new rules lower the cost of application fees to $40 from $60, eliminate a $25 background check fee for caregivers and eliminate the $10 fee users faced when modifying their registry cards to add or remove […]