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Cannabis applications might be connected to high levels of protein related to anxiety, stress

New research points to a possible link between cannabis use and higher levels of stress and anxiety, conditions people often treat precisely with marijuana, as well as inflammation. Published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, the study comprising Canadian and Australian scientists found that long-term marijuana users “showed higher neuroimmune activation or translocator protein levels.” “Higher […]

Substantial Box blueprint for CBD businesses means regulation

For the CBD industry to move into ‘Big Box’ retailers compliance and regulations are key, says a leading industry figure. Garrett Bain, Chief Sales and Marketing Manger at Canadian cannabis firm GenCanna was speaking the Hemp & CBD Expo in Birmingham, U.K. He said: “The pathway for the CBD industry into the big box retail […]

Canada: Cannabis retail sales shirt $100 M for the first time in July

Cannabis retail sales topped $100 million for the first time post-recreational legalization in July, according to data from Statistics Canada. The federal agency said on Friday that “gains at cannabis stores were widespread, and across all provinces, with double-digit growth in eight provinces.” That pushed non-seasonally adjusted sales to $104 million, a 14.3 per cent increase […]

How marijuana might help people who have traumatic brain injury

There is growing public interest in marijuana as a useful medicine for a number of physiological conditions. It should be no surprise that more doctors are asking if the noble weed may hold some answer for those with traumatic brain injury that currently need better therapeutic solutions. One study shines a brighter light on this […]

Despite market lumps, startup lumps, hemp for a 2020 money crop in Florida

The Florida Department of Agriculture expects to receive 8,000 applications by December and issue 3,000 cultivation permits early next year when the state rolls out its new industrial hemp program. Some officials estimate the crop could eventually spawn a $30 billion annual industry in the Sunshine State but, as the Senate Agriculture Committee learned Tuesday, […]

Analysis reveals hashish customers weigh lower than these that don’t use it

Despite cannabis increasing appetite, new research shows that cannabis users weigh less than those who do not use it. The findings from Michigan State University and published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, suggest that new and persistent cannabis users weigh less generally, and are less likely to be overweight or obese, overall. Omayma Alshaarawy, lead author […]

Mitch McConnell urges FDA to facilitate CBD regulations ' in 120 times '

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell (R), a chief proponent of a hemp legalization provision in the 2018 Farm Bill, has put the pressure on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expedite the path for lawful marketing of hemp-derived CBD products. It’s the latest push by the Senator to get CBD products more funding to educate consumers and to utilize […]

Can I use CBD oil with meals?

You may be able to improve how well CBD is absorbed by the body and delivered to your bloodstream by using CBD with food. Now that you know what CBD oil is, how it’s different from hemp oil, and you’ve discovered the natural benefits of regularly taking CBD oil, you’re likely curious as to whether […]

For cannabis applications, 1 size doesn’t fit all

As the legalization movement continues, cannabis dispensaries have become more and more like any other mainstream retail operation, such as a shoe or clothing store, Customers expect a superior and tailored experience and the highest quality products for the best prices. But there’s one big difference between the two. Unlike other retail stores, cannabis shops must be in compliance […]

Hemp makes marijuana offenses difficult to prosecute

While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would like to think that, in addition to being the “Grim Reaper” of Capitol Hill, he hung the moon and is perhaps even the savior of American morality, it turns out that he’s probably not as smart as he’d like to believe. Because while he was scrambling around last […]

2 marijuana stocks making headway in September

The marijuana stock market has been waiting for a solid push for some time now. With so many companies entering the industry, it seems as though the competition is at an all-time high. The competition that we have seen however has been very positive as many companies are working to innovate in such a new […]

eight plant-training strategies defined

Topping Removing the main crown shoot of your growing tip will ensure that two new shoots will grow back in its place. Pinching out once will create two tops; pinching out twice will create four tops; and so on. This technique is as simple as cleanly removing the growth tip until a lighter, fleshy-colored part […]

Federal Judge stated Indiana’s Ban smokable hemp is unconstitutional

A federal judge in Indiana ruled last week that the state’s law banning smokable forms of hemp is unconstitutional and has issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting enforcement of the statute. In a ruling issued on September 13, Judge Sarah Evans Barker of the Southern District of Indiana said that Indiana’s law prohibiting the manufacturing, financing, delivery, […]

California' of cannabis black market has resisted its lawful

Although marijuana has been legal in California for nearly two years, black market weed is still a booming business in the state. Illegal sellers outnumber legal and regulated businesses almost 3-to-1, according to a startling analysis of California cannabis sellers released this month. Some critics blame the website Weedmaps for letting thousands of rogue stores […]

Marijuana Banking Bill is likely doomed in 2019

The word on the street is that Congress is set to finally take action on legislation in the coming weeks that will allow banks to do business with the cannabis industry. It is known as the SAFE Banking Act, a measure that has attracted bipartisan support, and is quite possibly, depending on which naïve news […]

Beto O' Rourke suggests ' medication warfare justice grants' for marijuana offenders

Beto O’Rourke said Thursday that he wants the federal government to provide “Drug War Justice Grants” to people formerly incarcerated for nonviolent marijuana offenses. The proposed grants, part of O’Rourke’s plan to legalize and regulate marijuana, would be funded by a federal tax on the industry. The proposal comes as O’Rourke, an early champion of […]

# & there 039; s no link between marijuana and violence, experts say

Marijuana and violence have been getting connected in odd ways over the past month or so. A new book argues that there is a connection, and a famous TV host has also raised the issue. Experts, on the other hand, have lined up to argue that they are both wrong. The latest controversy over marijuana […]

Will craft cannabis be the brand new craft beer?

It is not controversial to say that craft beer has transformed the beer industry, taking market share from big players such as Molson as consumers’ tastes have embraced smaller breweries. Could the same shakeup happen within the cannabis industry with craft cannabis? Craft cannabis is grown in smaller batches and some argue is higher quality […]