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Does Cannabis smoke really cause more lung damage than tobacco smoke? Flaws in a viral study

Does Cannabis smoke really cause more lung damage than tobacco smoke? Flaws in a viral study

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2022

Earlier this month, researchers published a study in the journal Radiology that was prime fodder for misleading headlines. The study sought to investigate the effect of marijuana smoke on the lungs. The researchers say they found more lung damage in the marijuana smokers’ group than in the tobacco

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Group used Christian ministry as front for £2 million Cannabis importation

Group used Christian ministry as front for £2 million Cannabis importation

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2022

A criminal group which used a religious charity as a front for importing 400 kilos of cannabis into the UK have been convicted. The National Crime Agency investigated Dalton Anderson, 50, Alvin Russell, 45, and Sinclair Tucker, 64, after Birmingham based organisation Vision Christian Ministries (VCM

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Poison center reports for child Marijuana use rose 245% in last 20 years

Poison center reports for child Marijuana use rose 245% in last 20 years

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2022

Dextromethorphan, found in cough syrup, had the highest number of cases. Between 2000 and 2020, reports to poison centers for child and teen marijuana use increased by 245%, according to a new study from the Oregon Health and Science University. The researchers analyzed more than 330,000 reports in

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Medicinal Cannabis V Recreational Cannabis explained

Medicinal Cannabis V Recreational Cannabis explained

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2022

Manx Radio looks at the difference between legal and illegal cannabis The Isle of Man's first medicinal cannabis dispensing service has opened. It means that patients with a private prescription for the drug can now get source it through Karsons Pharmacy in Onchan. Cannabis is a naturally occurring

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Lake Bell explained why she's a "Better" Parent after drinking Cannabis Beverages

Lake Bell explained why she's a "Better" Parent after drinking Cannabis Beverages

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2022

You know Lake Bell. But do you know Lake Bell...on weed??? Her kids definitely do — at least, according to some comments she gave at a panel sponsored by the cannabis drinks brand Cann (via People). During the panel, Lake said that she "can't get through the holidays without" cannabis — and that she

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Virginia hemp panel suggests tougher rules on unregulated THC products

Virginia hemp panel suggests tougher rules on unregulated THC products

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Cannabis NewsDecember 2, 2022

Report recommends permit system and change to how THC is measured. A state task force studying the rise of unregulated cannabis products in Virginia is recommending stricter rules for businesses selling hemp-based delta-8 THC products that technically aren’t marijuana but produce a similar high when

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Recreational Marijuana sales open Thursday in Rhode Island

Recreational Marijuana sales open Thursday in Rhode Island

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Cannabis NewsDecember 2, 2022

Ocean State becomes 19th state to legalize sale, use of recreational marijuana, dispensaries hope for increase in sales. On Thursday morning, 96-year-old Joe Maraia became the first person to legally purchase marijuana for recreational use in Rhode Island at the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center

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Australia: Labor, Greens and Legalise Cannabis likely to have combined majority in Victorian upper house

Australia: Labor, Greens and Legalise Cannabis likely to have combined majority in Victorian upper house

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Cannabis NewsDecember 2, 2022

At least 60 per cent of enrolled voters have now been counted in all regions, with a final turnout likely around 90 per cent. There has been much more counting for the Victorian upper house since Saturday night, when under 30% had been counted in most of the eight regions. Five members are elected

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Are Delta 8 edibles a safe alternative for your health?

Are Delta 8 edibles a safe alternative for your health?

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Cannabis NewsDecember 2, 2022

Delta 8 edibles offer users a delicious, legal way to enjoy a buzz with wellness benefits. But are Delta 8 edibles a safe alternative for your health? There are a million and one reasons to try Delta 8 edibles, especially with the myriad offerings available to consumers in the cannabis market today

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Cannabis has unique benefits for people with bipolar disorder, finds new research

Cannabis has unique benefits for people with bipolar disorder, finds new research

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Cannabis NewsDecember 1, 2022

Researchers found that cannabis was effective in improving cognitive function while helping reduce risky decision making, which is common among individuals with bipolar disorder. Around 46 million people around the world struggle with the symptoms of bipolar disorder. Also known as manic depression

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When will NY Marijuana dispensaries open for business?

When will NY Marijuana dispensaries open for business?

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Cannabis NewsDecember 1, 2022

STATEN ISLAND - With 36 marijuana retail dispensary licenses granted to New York State providers - including two on Staten Island - many people have one question on their mind: When can you buy legal weed? Last week the state Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) gave the green light for 36 cannabis

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Florida caterer sued for spiking wedding food with Weed

Florida caterer sued for spiking wedding food with Weed

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Cannabis NewsDecember 1, 2022

A woman, who claims to have suffered marijuana poisoning, is seeking damages of more than $40K. One of the guests sickened by wedding food that she did not know had been laced with cannabis has sued the caterer, arguing the food contained “poisonous” levels of the illegal drug. While medicinal

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Recreational Marijuana initiative in Florida nears 50,000 signatures

Recreational Marijuana initiative in Florida nears 50,000 signatures

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Cannabis NewsDecember 1, 2022

Nearly 50,000 valid petition signatures have been submitted to the state in an effort to pass a constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational use of marijuana, according to numbers posted Wednesday on the Florida Division of Elections website. The initiative, spearheaded by the Smart &

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Alcohol use rises in states where Marijuana is legalized

Alcohol use rises in states where Marijuana is legalized

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Cannabis NewsNovember 30, 2022

Could unfettered access to marijuana fuel a rise in drinking rates? Yes, report researchers who found alcohol consumption increased at times and in places where marijuana was made legal for certain groups. The increase in drinking was mostly driven by young adults and men, according to University of

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Cannaland defines the future of web3 and the metaverse experience for Cannabis enthusiasts

Cannaland defines the future of web3 and the metaverse experience for Cannabis enthusiasts

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Cannabis NewsNovember 30, 2022

NASSAU - The next frontier of marketing and brand interaction was revealed by Cannaverse Technologies ("Cannaversetech™") at the 2022 MJBizCon event in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 14-18. It came in the form of CANNALAND™ a unique platform community designed to enable worldwide businesses to operate

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Hard Rock Superstar, Ivan Moody, announces launch of Cannabis Line

Hard Rock Superstar, Ivan Moody, announces launch of Cannabis Line

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Cannabis NewsNovember 30, 2022

Ivan Moody, lead singer of Five Finger Death Punch is launching Greenings by Moody's Medicinals. (Benzinga) A premium cannabis line featuring flowers, pre-rolls & gummies, created through a partnership with Exhale Brands and Exhale Dispensary in Las Vegas. A Healing Story For years, Moody publicly

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Higher potency in Cannabis sending consumers to the emergency room

Higher potency in Cannabis sending consumers to the emergency room

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Cannabis NewsNovember 29, 2022

LAS VEGAS - At an increasing rate, cannabis is sending consumers to local emergency rooms due to the strength of the THC in cannabis skyrocketing. Compared with people who do not use, cannabis users were 22% more likely to end up in the emergency room, according to a study published in the journal

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Why it's hard to know the impact of Cannabis on lungs

Why it's hard to know the impact of Cannabis on lungs

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Cannabis NewsNovember 29, 2022

Despite cannabis being the most widely used illicit drug in New Zealand - as well as around the world - we still don’t really know much about how it impacts people’s lungs. There are several reasons for this. University of Otago respiratory specialist Professor Bob Hancox says the illegal status of

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NC hasn’t decriminalized Marijuana. But some NC counties are effectively doing so.

NC hasn’t decriminalized Marijuana. But some NC counties are effectively doing so.

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Cannabis NewsNovember 28, 2022

After more than a century of stigma, politicians are finally realizing that the grass is greener on the other side of marijuana law. Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota let voters decide the fate of recreational use on Election Day. If they all pass, 24 states and Washington

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Cannabis beverage sector sends mixed messages

Cannabis beverage sector sends mixed messages

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Cannabis NewsNovember 28, 2022

Among the smallest of cannabis product niches are infused beverages, a sector that garners just over 1% of the entire U.S. marijuana market as the sixth most popular product category, compared to flower, which holds the lion’s share of consumer loyalty with over 40% of product sales and is easily

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