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Cannabis And Inflammation — What’s The Connection?
Medical News
Cannabis works wonders for chronic inflammation but we are just now understanding why. Regardless of how anyone feels about inflammation or the amount of pain it comes with, it remains an unavoidable healthy response that keeps us alive. From bruising a finger to the after-effects of cancer treatments, inflammation is the body's automatic response
Capitalizing on CBD
Medical News
It appears Pakistan may soon be entering the lucrative and growing global cannabis industry. Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government announced late last year that it would allow for the industrial production of hemp, a cannabis plant containing cannabidiol (CBD) that many experts believe has numerous therapeutic benefits and is generally sold in the
Cannabis lounges might be making their way to San Luis Obispo County
Cannabis News
The City of Grover Beach might be the first city in San Luis Obispo County to permit cannabis lounges, but what exactly would a lounge look like? “With tables and perhaps a bar where people can sit and socialize and use cannabis like you would sip a martini or a beer at a bar," said Ed Schmults, CEO of Urbn Leaf. The four retailers in the city, inc
Medicinal marijuana patients upset with current prices
Medical News
Lafayette - It’s been a few years since the first medicinal marijuana products became available to patients in Louisiana and earlier this month the raw smokeable form was added to the list of available options. But medicinal marijuana patients in the state are concerned about the pricing. One of the biggest advocates of medicinal marijuana, senator
What is Delta 8? New dispensary opens on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square
Cannabis News
  WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY — 3BUDS LLC, a full-service Delta 8 cannabinoid company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of their hemp dispensary on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, Tuesday. The dispensary sells Delta 8, but many wonder what is Delta 8, how is it legal and how does it differ from medical marijuana (Delta 9 THC)? 3B
Researchers developing vaccine to fight opioid use disorder
Medical News
A new vaccine being developed could be used to help those prone to Opioid Use Disorder and opiate addiction. Scientists with a new research center at the University of Washington are working on a vaccine to help fight the opioid epidemic in a bid to stem the tide of overdose deaths that has swept the nation over the past two decades.  Marco Praveto
This is why two-gram vapes are becoming the new industry standard
Cannabis News
Why get a one-gram delta-8 vape when you can get two-gram vapes for only a little higher cost? Pro tip: Get the bigger gram size. As the hemp and cannabis industry’s progress in legalization has rapidly developed across America, its products and supply chain as a whole has swiftly followed suit. This is due to the blossoming of the Green Rush in 20
Ohio's cannabis advocates submit 29K more signatures for legalization initiative after recent setback
Politics
Advocates behind an effort to legalize adult-use marijuana submitted additional voter signatures on Thursday to put their proposal before Ohio lawmakers.  The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol turned in another 29,918 signatures after falling short earlier this month, reported The Columbus Dispatch. They say that now they are confident t
3 intriguing stocks that are screaming buys in January
Business & Finance
As the legal marijuana industry gains steam, Trulieve Cannabis, Columbia Care, and GrowGeneration are well-positioned for success. It started as a small medical cannabis company in Florida. Now, it's the dominant player in its home state, where it operates 112 dispensaries. Staying focused on its core market helped the company grow its revenue and
Bill filed to tax and regulate cannabis products, including delta-8
Politics
Rep. Chris Hurt says he wants to ‘legitimize’ the cannabis industry A Republican lawmaker is seeking to tax and regulate the existing cannabis industry in the state. Rep. Chris Hurt (R-Halls) filed House Bill 1690 this week. The bill seeks to regulate psychotropic hemp-derived cannabinoids, which include products that have more than 0.1 percent THC
How much weed was sold in top-selling cannabis states? Arizona & Michigan smash records again
Business & Finance
In November, taxes for recreational marijuana sales in Arizona totaled around $5.05 million, slightly above medical cannabis tax, which amounted to $5.03 million. Arizona continues to smash cannabis sales records, with yet another milestone of over $1.23 billion of marijuana products sold during the first 11 months of 2021, Arizona Mirror writes. A
Planting the Seeds: The Present State and Potential Prospects of Medical Cannabis in Tennessee
Politics
In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical cannabis. Since then, 36 states (and four U.S. territories) have followed suit, keeping pace with rapidly evolving policies and attitudes toward cannabis. In addition to the widespread legalization of medical cannabis, 18 states, two territories, and the District of Columbia have legali
‘Talk about clusterf---’: Why legal weed didn’t kill Oregon’s black market
Politics
Legalization was supposed to take care of the black market. It hasn’t worked out that way. The first unlicensed cannabis grow popped up near Gary Longnecker’s remote Southern Oregon home seven years ago. Now there are six farms surrounding the densely-forested property. “Last night I woke up at 12:30 with gunshots. [Then again] this morning, seven
2 Arrested After Marijuana Grow Operation Sparks Massive Fire
Politics
San Bernardino County Fire crews were able to knock down a major two-alarm commercial fire in Adelanto Wednesday evening. Authorities said the fire crews responded to the large commercial blaze in the 18000 block of Baldwin Street at around 4:35 p.m. Wednesday and went into defensive mode to protect other nearby homes and a strip mall center. Offic
US Customs: marijuana, ammunition seizures up in Michigan
Politics
Seizures of marijuana and ammunition at Michigan’s border with Canada have increased over the past year or so despite travel restrictions between the U.S. and Canada due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Detroit Field Office for U.S. Customs and Border Protection says Thursday that marijuana confiscated last year was up nearly 2,800% from fiscal yea
Medical Marijuana Bill draws mixed reaction in South Carolina
Politics
South Carolina is one of 14 states that doesn’t allow medicinal marijuana use. Senate Bill 150 aims to change that, but York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson is voicing his opposition to the legislation. He held a law enforcement forum to discuss the bill. “If you’re going to call it medicine, then let’s treat it like medicine,” said SLED Chief Mark Kee
What’s Your Sweet Spot For Vaping? An Easy Guide To Mod Settings
Cannabis News
Vaping sweet spots differ from one user to another. Achieving this phenomenon involves making a raft of adjustments on your vaporizer as well as choosing suitable e-juice. There is plenty of vaping lingo to learn for any new or aspiring vaper. Some of these terms are relatively basic and not necessarily key to the success of your vaping sessions. H
Oklahoma lawmaker hopes to tighten medical marijuana regulation
Politics
Oklahoma needs to move on from the “Wild West” that emerged with legalization of medical marijuana by strengthening regulation of the industry, a state lawmaker said. State Rep. Sean Roberts, a Republican from Hominy, said Wednesday that he’ll introduce legislation this year to modify both the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act a
It’s Time To Acknowledge The Reality Of THC In Pro Sports
Cannabis News
Maintaining the fiction that professional sports are THC-free is just an act of denial that we can no longer afford. Drug testing for THC in professional sports is almost dead, as it should be — but not quite. It still lurks in the corners like a zombie, ready to attack anyone who points at it. The NBA has ended random drug testing, but it still ha

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