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Is it possible to become addicted to marijuana’s CBD? )

People are puffing on CBD vape pens left and right and pretty much every head shop in America carries CBD products. If it’s so appealing so often, is it habit forming? With CBD pens, edibles, shatter, medicines and oils continuing to crop up across the United States and around the world, a vehement anti-cannabis strain […]

Hemp thefts skyrocket from the USA

It looks as though many hemp farmers in the USA have been facing an uphill battle in protecting their crops from pests – the two-legged kind. It wasn’t that long ago news of hemp theft wasn’t all that common, but with so many states now permitting cultivating the crop and harvest season in play, incidents are […]

Medical marijuana study shows promise in reducing opioid use & misuse

Preliminary research that needs to be confirmed by more studies. Medical marijuana shows early promise to lessen opioid use and potential abuse, suggests a systematic review of published studies being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting. However, much more rigorous scientific research must be done to determine if there truly are pain relief benefits […]

Vaping trailblazers supposedly sold hazardous synthetic marijuana

Some of the people rushing to emergency rooms thought the CBD vape they inhaled would help like a gentle medicine. Others puffed it for fun. What the vapors delivered instead was a jolt of synthetic marijuana, and with it an intense high of hallucinations and even seizures. More than 50 people around Salt Lake City […]

Louisiana moving ahead with industrial hemp program

Louisiana officials hope the federal government will approve the state’s industrial hemp program by Jan. 1 so they can begin issuing licenses. If all goes according to plan, Louisiana farmers will begin planting the new crop this spring. Though the federal government is not expected to issue its rules until next month, the Louisiana Department […]

Arthritis victims guide the way for progressing cannabis as pain medication

Read entire article here. By conservative estimates, at least 54 million American adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation, and many of them are turning to cannabis to treat their painful symptoms, inflammation, and mood swings. And it’s working. CreakyJoints, an online arthritis support community, conducted a survey and presented a summary of the results at […]

The cannabis sector warrants access to modern banking and funding

With legalization hitting more states by the month, and with support for marijuana legalization in the United States at an all-time high at 65 percent, the need for political action on behalf of the cannabis industry — the world’s fastest-growing market — has never been greater.  Despite the cannabis industry’s meteoric rise, we are bumping up against […]

Innovative technology development for cannabis security

Following the relaxation of cannabis laws safety in the workplace and on the roads is of major concern. Currently, the medical cannabis segment accounts for the majority of the overall industry, largely because of the growing adoption of alternative treatments. Medical researchers have highlighted that cannabis can be effectively used to treat ailments such as […]

Mexico unveiled its Leisure Cannabis Invoice: Eight issues it’s good to know

Over the past two years, milestones and history have been made with regularity for the cannabis industry. Last year, for example, we witnessed Canada become the first industrialized country in the world to give the green light to recreational marijuana. Regulations concerning cannabis derivatives (e.g.’s edibles, infused beverages, vapes, topicals, and concentrates) also went into […]

The FDA cautions against CBD usage while pregnant or breastfeeding

In an October 16th statement, the FDA outlined the dangers of using cannabis products while pregnant or nursing – and that included CBD products.  Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made it clear that they do not condone the use of Cannbidiol (CBD) by pregnant or nursing women. Although many women prefer these […]

1 marijuana inventory that may produce a Million-Dollar payday

The legal marijuana industry has hit a crossroads. The inherent structural weaknesses in the Canadian market — such as too few retail locations per province — have wrecked havoc on quarterly earnings reports in the latter half of 2019, as well as earnings forecasts for 2020. These regulatory roadblocks, in turn, are already starting to […]

Weed breathalyzer could reassure Policymakers

When New Jersey lawmakers debated earlier this year whether to legalize recreational use of marijuana, the Garden State’s police organizations were adamantly against it. The cops said that legal weed might lead to an explosion in the numbers of impaired drivers operating under the influence. And the police would be caught flatfooted trying to tell […]

Being a real marijuana sommelier is currently a matter

At a candlelight dinner party on a Harvard Square patio one recent evening, each table setting included a plate, knife, fork — and a clear glass pipe and jars of marijuana. After the two dozen well-dressed guests, who ranged from their early 20s to late 50s, seated themselves, John Maden stood and introduced himself as […]

Hemp will probably be big company for Texas farmers

Industrial hemp and it’s blossoming future in Texas is a popular topic these days, admits Joshua McGinty, AgriLife crops expert. “There’s a lot of people who show up for and against hemp production,” said McGinty, an assistant professor and extension agronomist at Texas A&M. “But either way, they show up – and pay attention.” At […]

Nevada breaking down on marijuana companies

Nevada officials have begun to crack down on marijuana businesses amid allegations of possible corruption and lax regulation in the state’s young but lucrative industry. This week, members of a new task force have conducted unannounced spot inspections at several of the state’s licensed marijuana testing laboratories. Those inspections follow allegations of marijuana testing manipulation and concerns over how […]