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Why more states could legalize cannabis in 2021
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
Researchers Are Looking At Cannabis As A Potential Way To Prevent COVID-19
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.
Is Marijuana The Next Recovery Revolution For Pro Athletes?
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
In addition to surveying public perception of alcohol and marijuana use, this research also aimed to find out why people turn to each substance. Times are changing and as more states legalize both recreational and medical marijuana, it is obvious that public opinion about the two is changing, too. At face value, it appears that more people are acce
Fireworks can trigger a dog’s nervous system, quickly overwhelming their senses. Here’s what we know about CBD and your furry BFF. People have been noticing a lot of fireworks lately. Maybe it’s due to the fact that we spend most of our time bored indoors, that cities are quieter than usual, or that people just don’t care anymore. According to the
The sharp rise in the munchies — seriously, it’s a thing — is being blamed on the legalization of recreational pot. But a study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in March 2019 by Michigan State University highlights an interesting finding. “Contrary to the belief — that marijuana users who have a serious case of the munchies wi
The past year has seen a surge of interest in marijuana’s CBD, a non-intoxicating cannabis compound with significant therapeutic properties. Numerous commercial start-ups and internet retailers have jumped on the CBD bandwagon, touting CBD derived from industrial hemp as the next big thing, a miracle oil that can shrink tumors, quell seizures, and
From being used as a “truth serum” on World War II prisoners to literally being part of Italy’s air, here are 10 facts about cannabis you’ll be glad you know. Did Shakespeare write his plays stoned? “To smoke or not to smoke” was apparently never a conundrum for William Shakespeare, for it seems one of the greatest playwrights and poets of all time
Arizonans coping with the pandemic are buying more medical marijuana than ever before, with sales hitting a monthly program record again in May. The latest report on the state-run weed program shows that dispensaries sold more than 18,083 pounds of total cannabis products last month. That's an increase of 5.8 percent over the previous record from M
Cannabis stocks are in for their first big test -- a recession. In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, things were looking good for the cannabis industry as people were stockpiling essentials, including pot. But let's take a look at how the industry's done since then and whether investing in pot stocks can be a safe way to protect your portf
Believe it or not, we're nearly halfway through 2020. It's been a rough year so far for many marijuana stocks, although a few have fared much better than others. I expect that the overall cannabis industry will gain some momentum over the next six months. If I'm right, that should be good news for the stocks of leading cannabis companies. But what'
In 2020 it’s possible to buy hemp rope, soap, shoes, and even beer. The question is, are these hemp products moving us to a more sustainable future? Hemp an eco-friendly fibre There is often an underlying confusion in society between hemp and marijuana, and whether they are the same thing or not. They do both indeed derive from the cannabis plant.
Even though Virginia has decriminalized cannabis as of first thing next month, the state’s Black caucus would like to see things move to full legalization. Their plan is to try and push that through in a special legislative session this summer. “The Commonwealth is past the point for studies on policing and law enforcement—immediate action must be
Since the Covid-19 pandemic struck, we’ve heard a lot about resetting the economy and the need to focus on sunrise, not sunset, industries. At the same time, during the Alert Level 4 lockdown in April, the Ministry of Health pushed play on New Zealand’s Medicinal Cannabis Scheme. The regulations are now in effect, enabling local commercial cultivat
Marijuana legalization and decriminalization brought the War on Drugs to an end in many parts of the United States. But not, new studies show, in all areas or for all Americans. Even where weed is legal, arrests continue. The American Civil Liberties Union recently produced two reports that show marijuana arrests remain widespread across the count
Planting season has arrived in the U.S., and hemp farmers are starting to plant their seeds for the 2020 growing season. Despite some hemp farmers being apprehensive about the 2020 grow season, most farmers remain enthusiastic and steadfast in their operations. Hemp was a wildly popular crop in 2019 as many farmers looked to grab their piece of th
The cannabis plant is composed of dozens of cannabinoids, with some being more popular among consumers and patients than others. Historically, the most popular and well-known cannabinoid was tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The cannabinoid was first isolated by an Israeli scientist, Raphael Mechoulam, several decades ago. In recent years another cannabi
CBD, once the underrated cousin of THC, now finds itself in the sociopolitical spotlight. It is perceived as a "cure-all" by some and "snake oil" by others. In the age of misinformation and alternative facts, being quickly promulgated via social media and popular opinion, the reality of CBD’s potential risks and benefits have been exaggerated, man
A study evaluating short and long-term effects of the use of plant-based medical cannabis by pain patients found it to be effective. The study was carried out with 751 chronic pain patients starting medical cannabis treatment between 2015 and 2019. Medical cannabis was associated with improvements in pain severity and interference at the one month
In recent years, Western countries have been loosening laws surrounding the use and possession of marijuana. The recreational use of the plant is legal in 11 American states, and medicinal usage is permitted in 33. Several European countries have also taken a lenient stance, while others have become havens for drug tourism. In 2018, Canada became t
The Swiss government wants to empower doctors to prescribe cannabis for medical purposes without authorisation. On Wednesday, the Federal Council submitted a revised version of the narcotics law to parliament for deliberation. Cannabis, whether for recreational or medical purposes, has been banned in Switzerland since 1951. However, doctors may pre