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In a natty mohair cardigan made by dapper Japanese brand Needles and 1970s-style specs, actor, screenwriter and director Seth Rogen is beaming gleefully into his camera phone. ‘This is my life’s work, and I’ve never been more excited about anything,’ he explains in a video shared with his nine million Twitter followers. He’s not talking about a new
The study found that higher THC consumption was connected to pain relief, while CBD intake was related to mood improvement. Cannabis treatment can significantly help with chronic pain, according to a new study conducted by Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital in Boston. Thirty-seven patients enrolled in the study with various chronic pain con
One year ago, in the earliest days of the pandemic, the world was going into a global lockdown while people everywhere adjusted to coronavirus quarantines, toilet paper shortages, and n95 masks. Worry gripped the nation, and hope for a better day seemed a far-off, distant aspiration that could only come following months of fear and uncertainty. The
In 2017, anxiety disorders affected 3.8 percent of the worldwide population. CBD is being used to combat this growing problem. A mental disorder affects one out of ten people. Out of the different disorders, anxiety is the most prevalent, surpassing depression. Many individuals are beginning to use CBD (Cannabidiol) products to alleviate their ment
The use of synthetic cannabinoids is a controversial issue in the cannabis industry. It could be an opportunity to advance the research and development into rare cannabinoids and their medical uses, but synthetics are also misused to tragic effect in the illicit market. Legal synthetics vs. Illegal synthetics All synthetic cannabinoids are produced
The road to legalizing cannabis in Mexico has been full of twists, turns, and in some cases dead ends as the deadline approaches soon. Near the end of 2018, Mexico’s Supreme Court issued a ruling in which cannabis prohibition was deemed to be unconstitutional. As part of the ruling, the Court set a one-year deadline for lawmakers to pass a legaliza
What’s the difference between stepping inside a neighborhood weed store and retail outlets designed to cater to the alcohol consumer? Back when cannabis advocates were first successfully moving to legalize marijuana for recreational use at the state level, one of the most popular phrases used to describe what that might look like is “in a manner si
In recent years, CBD (cannabidiol) edibles have become quite popular. And out of the different types of edibles, gummies have come up as the favorite of the majority. After all, there is nothing not to love about CBD gummies. They are tasty, portable, convenient, and discreet. Additionally, there is no need to measure anything, which means they are
An attempt by Idaho Republican leaders to make it impossible to legalize drugs in the state through a ballot initiative failed on Thursday, missing the supermajority support it needed in the House. The proposed constitutional amendment would have required two-thirds of the House and Senate to approve the removal of a drug from Schedule I or Schedul
Can the use of a British cannabis patient card alleviate one of the biggest anxieties known to cannabis patients in the United Kingdom? There is not a single cannabis patient, globally, even in jurisdictions where cannabis has now become legal, who has not felt this fear at some point over the last decade (at minimum): What happens if I get busted
  According to a recent poll, across the country, more Americans want legal cannabis now than ever before. The national polling data was put together by Quinnipiac University. This is the highest level of support ever reported in a nationwide survey and marks an even bigger shift in cannabis acceptance. The poll was directed by Doug Schwartz, Ph. D
For the first time that María can remember, half of her marijuana harvest is still in storage on her ranch in Mexico’s Sinaloa state months after it should have been sold. Sitting in her wooden house tucked into the same mountains that produced some of the world’s most notorious drug traffickers, including Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, the 44-year-old
British Columbia’s Ministry of Agriculture recently released a fact sheet describing the symptoms and spread of the most common diseases affecting cannabis plants. The list includes Fusarium, Pythium, Powdery Mildew, Botrytis, and Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd). Many of the pathogens cause stunted growth as well as reduced yield and potency. Others, such
The Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments this week challenging the state’s overwhelming vote in support of medical cannabis last November but advocates still have their high hopes.  The Mississippi Cannabis Trade Association released a statement following Thursday’s oral arguments that would determine the industry’s fate. If the challenge is s
Cannabis is now legal in Michigan, but there are some hazy aspects of the new law. Let's clear the air and define what has become legal in the state and what was outlawed in 2020. Both recreational and medical cannabis are legal in Michigan. The products for therapeutic purposes were legalized in 2008, making Michigan the 13th state that allows it
Medical cannabis products are not always what they seem, according to a new study led by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In fact, the contents of these products can vary considerably from distributors’ claims, according to the study, published in JAMA Network Open. This is particularly important when THC, the metabolite res
The big news in the cannabis industry this year is that New York has legalized marijuana for recreational use, making it the 15th state to do so. It likely won't be until sometime next year that recreational sales commence, but for investors, it's not too early to start thinking about which companies will capitalize on what's sure to be the next ho
States across the country are claiming to have legalized marijuana. While they have the authority to do so for state law only, marijuana still remains an illegal Schedule 1 drug and controlled substance to the federal government. Many people, including gun owners, security clearance holders, and service members will soon learn that marijuana use is
Researchers at Australia’s Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics at the University of Sydney have defined durations of impairment after THC dosing – but it’s not straightforward. With more people discovering the benefits of medical cannabis, this raises the important issue of potential impairment while driving. In Australia, any detectabl