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Monday, June 29, West Virginia officially announced the plan to reopen their application process for medical cannabis testing labs so that more labs can get registered and their medical cannabis testing program can get off the ground.“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health today announced its Office of
The hemp industry prides itself on being more sustainable, but behind that image there’s still waste and room for improvement.In theory, farming hemp should not be considered damaging to the earth at all. In fact, hemp can be regenerative to the soil on which it’s farmed.Yet due to the dramatic consumer demand that companies are rushing to meet, ma
More and more countries decide to legalize cannabis and give entrepreneurs a chance to make money and keep the economy. Original link
Activists in Arizona plan to submit petitions this week that would put a proposal to legalize the recreational use of cannabis on the November ballot, while in Nebraska a similar drive to legalize medical marijuana is also winding down. In the Grand Canyon State, supporters of the Smart and Safe Arizona Act were planning to submit more than 400,000
Jamaica has a very long history with the cannabis plant. Cannabis is a big part of the culture in Jamaica, is used for religious purposes throughout the country, and grows very well there.Some of the best cannabis on the planet is cultivated in Jamaica, and the island nation is home to an emerging medical cannabis industry.Adult-use cannabis remain
A survey of more than 1,000 people with multiple sclerosis has found extensive use of complementary and alternative medicine – including the use of cannabis.Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University conducted the survey of MS patients in Oregon and Southwest Washington in 2018, with the results published in the journal Multiple Sclerosis an
A federal judge is setting new deadlines for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to respond to an ongoing lawsuit seeking specific policy language on the agency’s approach to cannabis at the U.S-Canada border. For the past few years, Canadian cannabis industry employees and investors have been turned away at the border—and, in some cases, barr
The unethical choices the tobacco industry made decades ago marketing its addictive and harmful products to kids and the lax government oversight that allowed it to happen are playing out again in California’s legal weed industry, according to a new study. With New Jersey voters going to the polls Nov. 3 to decide whether to approve a constitutiona
As of mid-June, there were more than 2.32 million COVID-19 cases and over 122,500 deaths in the U.S.. The need for updated information to fight the pandemic continues to rise daily. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA,) is upgrading information and providing new resources on an almost daily basis during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Anecdotal and scientific evidence suggests that marijuana can help people cope with acute insomnia.Sleep is easily disrupted by the state of our mental health. It makes sense then that people are reporting increased issues with their sleep habits, having more vivid dreams, less restful sleep and more insomnia during the past couple of months.People
The European Industrial Hemp Association has launched an industry consortium to share the burden of Novel Foods applications.In the face of disparate and inconsistent regulation across the EU governing the production and marketing of CBD-related products, hemp industry body the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) has launched a consortium a
Maine marijuana regulators have created new rules about sample collections that are expected to make the state's testing system less burdensome.Maine approved adult use marijuana in 2016 and has been in the process of crafting rules and regulations about sales since. The coronavirus pandemic has slowed the rollout in recent months.The Maine Office
While more research is necessary, mixing weed and birth control could lead to negative side effects.Smoking always comes with health hazards, from life threatening issues such as cardiovascular health and increased cancer odds, to more superfluous damages, like the health of your skin and teeth. When talking about pregnancies, smoking is one of the
Getting in on the new medical cannabis and CBD industries is all the rage globally. Countries that started out slow, like Belgium, are quickly picking up the pace as these markets expand very fast, opening new possibilities for self-production and global exportation.When legalizing cannabis for medicinal use first became a thing, the idea of it was
There is still much research to be done examining individual medications and how the use of marijuana could change how they work in the body.It isn’t too common to experience severe side effects with the use of marijuana, according to the Department of Health. But that isn’t to say there aren’t some annoying reactions associated with the plant, suc
College students in New York have little doubt about whether or not cannabis should be legalized in the Empire State, with more than 90 per cent voicing support for such a move.That preference was made clear as part of a new survey from Siena College Research Institute. The admittedly unscientific survey involving 250 undergraduate and graduate stu
Attorney General William Barr has recently come under fire from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and we expect him to be questioned by a House of Representatives committee on a number of topics.Early last week, we learned more about Barr and his decision to conduct antitrust investigations into 10 cannabis companies. According to a high ranking offi
 For decades, countless music fans have considered cannabis and concerts to go hand-in-hand. As legalization spreads across the country, this has led to questions about the future of cannabis at concert venues, and how consumers can legally and more conveniently enjoy marijuana at live events. Does the legalization of recreational cannabis mean tha
The legal cannabis market is growing exponentially every single year.  Experts estimate that the industry will be worth more than $73.6 billion by 2027. Despite its popularity, this swiftly growing sector is missing out on one of its biggest potential markets — e-commerce. Can you sell cannabis online? Let’s take a closer look at what it takes to s