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A lot of athletes take weed. Far more than you know. But when you read that an athlete was suspended for failing a drug test on the news, it is easy to assume that all drugs are bad. To clear the air, two major drugs used by athletes are opioids and cannabis.  While there are tons of studies that loudly proclaim the negative effects of these drugs,
In less than three months, New Zealanders will vote in the world’s first national referendum on a comprehensive proposal to legalise the recreational use of cannabis. Unlike cannabis ballots in several US states in which the public only voted on the general proposition of whether cannabis should be legalised or not, New Zealanders have access to th
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The demand for organically grown, cannabinoid-rich smokable hemp is growing exponentially, not just in the U.S. but throughout the rest of the world. While hemp and THC cannabis are both the same species, Cannabis sativa L., hemp is selectively bred for high CBD and low THC production. Hemp flower is particularly popular in Europe as cannabis-users
In 2019, analysts at Barclays estimated drone use would result in commercial cost savings of some $100 billion. Moreover, just prior to the global pandemic, Grand View Research reported that the commercial drone market was expected to reach $129 billion by 2025, representing a 56.5 percent CAGR.  Given my experience in technology, biosciences, food
A little-known cannabinoid called THCV can trigger your brain to eat less and avoid greasy, fatty foods. Marijuana’s capability as an appetite stimulant is well-documented. And, no, we’re not talking about the “munchies.” We’re referring to its ability to kick-start appetite in potentially life-threatening situations. Cancer, for instance, can indu
Dr. Lester Grinspoon, one of the most vocal champions of marijuana legalization in the United States who promoted his advocacy in both best-selling books and Congressional testimony, died on Thursday. He was 92.  A native of Massachusetts, Grinspoon studied at Harvard Medical School, and later joined the faculty there as a professor. His interest i
The coronavirus crisis has resulted in many people starting to use or using more disposable wipes. While very convenient, the problem is the nonwoven textiles used for wipes generally aren’t particularly environmentally friendly. Disposable wipes are used in all sorts of applications, including hand sanitising, makeup removal, baby care and general
It’s been a rough road for some of the OG’s of the cannabis industry. Today, Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) said its Co-Founder Terry Booth had retired from his role as Director of the Company, effective June 26, 2020. Mr. Booth was the Chief Executive Officer of Aurora from December 2014 through February 2020 and served on Aurora’s Board of Directors
“As these products become increasingly used across the country, getting clearer, scientifically rigorous data is going to be important as we try to understand the overall health effects of cannabis,” notes Robert Harrington, M.D., president of the American Heart Association (AHA). In late 2019, a report was published in the American Association for
Dr Franjo Grotenhermen tells MCN about medical cannabis policy and practice in Germany. Doctor, author and cannabis advocate Dr Franjo Grotenhermen is founder and Executive Director of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM) founder and co-chair of the German Association for Cannabis as Medicine (ACM); and chairman of the Med
Stephen J Wyatt, founder and CEO of Hemp Futures, based in Estonia, tells MCN about the importance of customer engagement and accountability. Estonia-based CBD producer Hemp Futures was founded in 2019 with the goal of creating ‘clean, green and organic’ products; and operates across more than 68 hectares of certified organic land. “Estonia is a hi
SovereignPort CEO Sarah Roberts Yetman speaks to MCN about the future of the global CBD market and fears over the long term impact of COVID-19. Original link
The New Jersey sales tax on medical marijuana will be cut to 4% on July 1, down from 6.625%, the first step in a three-year plan to phase out state taxes on medicinal cannabis purchases. On July 1, 2021, the state sales tax will be reduced even more — to 2%. In 2022, it will be completely erased. That doesn’t mean medical weed will be completely ta
Amid recession and social unrest, the cannabis industry sees its moment. Actions by states to reduce criminal penalties for marijuana use and possession are fueling momentum for the broader movement to legalize cannabis and have it serve as an economic engine for cash-strapped coffers, industry members and policy experts say."I expect a record numb
A piece of marijuana's bud is seen on June 20, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. Zoom ... [+] Club is a Cannabis Association in Madrid made up of 500 members. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the facility was closed from March 15, 2020. After this period, with Madrid moving forward to phase 2, they reopened its facilities with sanitary security measures.
More and more research shows the benefits marijuana has on athletes, and leagues have begun to pay attention. According to science, cannabis provides significant benefits to athletes in both performance and recovery. Physically speaking, marijuana can reduce inflammation, alleviate pain symptoms, and improve symptoms caused by traumatic brain injur
Despite the fact that we have made dozens of medical advancements in the last few hundred years and we can solve so many of our health issues and cure so many of the illnesses that used to mean unavoidable death for humans, we still haven’t cracked hair loss. And it’s not for lack of trying. There are many ways to give the illusion that you’re not
Though the idea of the dumb, unproductive stoner is still steadily phasing itself out of the cannabis conversation, unfortunately, there is still a lot of conflicting information when it comes to cannabis and memory. The average person with a working knowledge of how weed works is often led to believe that consuming it can lower your IQ and deplete