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The scientist that identified THC is currently working on synthetic cannabinoids

In the 55 years since he first isolated D9-tetrahydrocannabinol (better known today as THC) with colleagues Dr. Yehiel Gaoni and Dr. Haviv Edery at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam has been the absolute leader in the science of cannabis. He basically started that science from scratch with 5 kilos of Lebanese hash the police […]

Sufferers turning to hashish amid opioid restrictions

If you live in one of the legal states, like California for example, you’re likely aware that cannabis is starting to border on conventional medicine – especially as other options are becoming increasingly restricted. As an early 90’s kid, this wholehearted acceptance of cannabis is still a bit new to me, but I recently discovered […]

Detroit looks to the future of weed with ‘cannabis bars’

The state of Michigan legalized recreational cannabis last November, shortly after its neighbour to the North adopted federal legalization of the drug, but a group of lawyers in Detroit is suggesting the city look beyond and raise the “bar”. While residents of the state have capitalized on the legal recreational cannabis change by opening dispensaries–many […]

McConnell pushing for cannabis field testing capacities

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing the DEA to develop testing that can quickly distinguish between marijuana and hemp. One of the challenges for U.S. law enforcement regarding hemp, which is now legal in the majority of states, is that it can look the same as marijuana when processed. Additionally, while hemp looks […]

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 […]

Phytomedicine and Medical Cannabis Institute to be found in Jamaica

A Phytomedicine and Medical Cannabis Institute is to be established in Jamaica. This forms part of the research partnership with Harvard International Phytomedicine and Medical Cannabis Institute. Phytomedicine is a plant-based traditional medicinal practice that utilises various plant materials in preventive and therapeutic processes. The research partnership aims to explore Jamaica’s vast botanical resources and […]

Justice Department accuses DEA of getting part in opioid emergency

As legal battles between pharmaceutical companies and a number of local, state, tribal, and now federal government groups heat up, a new report implicates the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in the ongoing opioid crisis. Ultimately, the report argues that the DEA contributed to the spread of the opioid crisis, and concludes that the DEA is […]

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 […]

Cannabis testing market study, growth, outline and need, prediction 2019 to 2025

The Cannabis Testing Market research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the market and contains qualitative and quantitative insights, historical and forecasted data, competitor and regional analysis from 2019 to 2025. This report presents a comprehensive overview, market shares, and growth opportunities of Cannabis Testing market by product type, application, key manufacturers and key regions and countries. […]

The very first cannabis cafe at the U.S. opens in Los Angeles

The first-ever cannabis cafe in the U.S. has officially opened in Los Angeles. The Lowell Cafe declared an end to “prohibition” as it opened the doors of the West Hollywood weed haven to the public Tuesday. “For over a century we’ve been forced to hide cannabis consumption out of public view, but that time is […]

Vapes tainted with Hydrogen Cyanide — Death toll around 16

For the last few weeks, young and very sick people have been turning up at hospitals all over the country with troubling lung symptoms. We recently reported that some state health officials have proposed that solvent known as Vitamin E acetate could be the cause of all this. Others have suggested certain brands and different […]

Short vendors circle cannabis stocks as gains

Wall Street’s love of cannabis appears to be going up in smoke as vaping-related ailments and missed revenue projections are prompting short sellers to raise their bets against the industry, fund managers and analysts said on Wednesday. Short interest in cannabis stocks, which reflects bets that prices will fall, has risen 55% for the year […]

These 4 professional athletes utilize CBD to handle pain

Many gym warriors and amateur athletes have turned to CBD for recovery, but what do the professionals have to say? There are plenty of claims made about CBD these days. Sometimes it can be difficult to parse between fact and fiction, as peer-reviewed research is limited on the subject. Studies have shown that CBD can […]

The difference between CBD oils for dogs and humans

Just like in humans, CBD is non-psychoactive for dogs, but can be effective in treating arthritic inflammation — especially if the product is made from high CBD cannabis versus hemp People love their dogs, to the point that many consider them part human. But have we gotten to the point where we can share both […]