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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. Peop
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
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 Offic
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 th
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 wa
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, su
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 st
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 off
  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 th
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
A tax code provision means the federal government profits more from state-by-state legalization than any nationwide model. Marijuana legalization has been touted as a possible solution to the American economy, which has faced an uphill battle toward recovery following the coronavirus pandemic.  While legalizing marijuana won’t fix every financial w
A new study found that higher long-term dietary intakes of flavonoids are associated with lower risks of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Researchers recently discovered that a low flavonoid intake was associated with Alzheimer’s risk, meaning a diet lacking berries, apples, tea, and other flavonoid rich foods could hold one of the keys t
Marijuana legalization is intrinsically tied to social justice. However, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has maintained his opposition to making cannabis legal. Some hope that could change as more people become aware of the impact that the War on Drugs has had on people of color. Even as he enjoys an early lead in election polls, people w
It's been almost two years since Canada legalized cannabis and pot producers have spent millions of dollars marketing their wares in the hope that consumers would know their Tweeds from their Trailblazers.  Most of that money may have been completely wasted, according to a new survey that looks at how well Canadians can identify some of the brands
Thousands of people in the state of Colorado with minor marijuana convictions could be pardoned at once in 90 days after Governor Jared Polis signed into law a new bill on Monday. Under a broader cannabis social equity bill that state lawmakers passed earlier this month, the governor was also granted the authority to unilaterally mass-pardon Colora
Marijuana often demonstrates the ability to win over even the most conservative of individuals. That said, winning over the hearts and minds of America’s vast regions isn’t complete until cannabis endears itself to the nation’s most conservative citizens and lawmakers in the southeast.  Recent activity indicates that it may just be happening. Commo
Customs officials seized nearly five tons of cannabis last week from a truck that was attempting to cross into the U.S. at the Peace Bridge Port of Entry on New York’s border with Canada, federal law enforcement officers announced on Monday. The seizure is the third large pot bust this month at the border crossing that has seen an uptick in smuggli
Cannabis stocks have lost about a quarter of their value in the first half of 2020, compounding a 50 per cent drop in 2019. The upside for investors? There’s never been a better time to do distressed deals, according to Codie Sanchez, managing director at private equity firm Entourage Effect Capital LLC. Liquidity in the sector has been diminishing