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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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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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How potent is your Marijuana? Leaked report suggests new rules

How potent is your Marijuana? Leaked report suggests new rules

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2022

Leaked Report Shows Heightened Scrutiny of Marijuana’s Rising Potency Welcome to my weekly newsletter on the cannabis and psychedelics industries. I have a special invitation to readers this week as we approach the year’s end and pass six months since I wrote about cashless ATMs: Dispensary owners

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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’ effects on body and mind targeted by British study

Cannabis’ effects on body and mind targeted by British study

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Cannabis NewsNovember 30, 2022

Researchers in Great Britain have launched a pioneering trial to study the effects of cannabis on the brain. Scientists associated with the King’s College London Cannabis & Me project are recruiting 6,000 Londoners ages 18-35 in three categories: those who currently use cannabis, those who have used

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Cannabis Company creates gummy aimed at helping people diet, workout

Cannabis Company creates gummy aimed at helping people diet, workout

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Cannabis NewsNovember 29, 2022

WAREHAM - When it comes to marijuana, people tend to think of "the munchies" and not exercise. However, married couple and cannabis entrepreneurs Angela Brown and Brian Cusick said they are creating a gummy to give users an energy burst. The pair co-founded the company "Coast Cannabis" and operate

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B.C. sets a record with nearly $59.5 million in Cannabis Sales

B.C. sets a record with nearly $59.5 million in Cannabis Sales

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Cannabis NewsNovember 29, 2022

Canadian cannabis sales continued to climb in September, with B.C. posting record-high numbers. The province netted nearly $59.5 million in sales from licensed cannabis stores, a near 21 per cent increase year-over-year, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada. The strong sales

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Closing the gap on risk mitigation strategy created by Cannabis Reform

Closing the gap on risk mitigation strategy created by Cannabis Reform

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Cannabis NewsNovember 28, 2022

Nearly 185 million adults in the U.S. have legal access to cannabis. Before legalization, organizations could create cannabis testing policies centered around zero-tolerance, as the drug’s use was uniformly illegal. Policy-holding employers could simply deter employee cannabis use with testing

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Should doctors be able to recommend Marijuana remotely? Board vote exposes rift with lawmakers

Should doctors be able to recommend Marijuana remotely? Board vote exposes rift with lawmakers

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Cannabis NewsNovember 25, 2022

Medical board doesn't want new patients to access drug through telemedicine. One of the drivers of the explosive growth in Louisiana’s medical marijuana industry has been online platforms where patients can get a prescription for the drug remotely through a telemedicine visit with a doctor. But

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Could Hemp be a key tool in fight against climate change?

Could Hemp be a key tool in fight against climate change?

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Cannabis NewsNovember 24, 2022

The fast-growing plant is believed to be twice as effective as trees at absorbing and locking up carbon. In all the debates on how to curb climate change, hemp is hardly mentioned. Better known as cannabis, modern varieties of hemp are too weak to use as narcotics, but they are extremely efficient

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Medical Cannabis research bill set to become law

Medical Cannabis research bill set to become law

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Cannabis NewsNovember 24, 2022

Last week, the Senate unanimously passed H.R. 8454, or the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (the “Act”), sending the bill to President Biden’s desk for signature. The bill passed the House this summer by a vote of 325 – 95, and marks the first time a standalone cannabis bill

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Amherst dispensary becomes first statewide to sell marijuana 'clone' plants

Amherst dispensary becomes first statewide to sell marijuana 'clone' plants

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Cannabis NewsNovember 23, 2022

An Amherst medical marijuana dispensary has become the first in the state to offer cannabis clones for patients to buy and grow at home. Last month, the Office of Cannabis Management decided to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to sell small, immature marijuana plants, or clones, to patients, for

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Cannabis Confidential: It's high time for 'Weed Game Show'

Cannabis Confidential: It's high time for 'Weed Game Show'

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Cannabis NewsNovember 23, 2022

Producers of "The Price is Right" better take note, as there’s a game show in town that is growing in popularity and looking to capture one of that show’s prime demographics: Stoners. Billed as “the only game show where the contestants are higher than the points,” "The Weed Game Show" rolls into

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Cannabis could be more harmful to the lungs than tobacco, study suggests

Cannabis could be more harmful to the lungs than tobacco, study suggests

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Cannabis NewsNovember 22, 2022

A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital suggests that smoking cannabis could be more harmful to the lungs and the respiratory tract than tobacco. In the small-scale study, researchers evaluated chest X-ray scans of 56 cannabis smokers, 33 tobacco

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P. Diddy just purchased one of the largest U.S. Cannabis Companies

P. Diddy just purchased one of the largest U.S. Cannabis Companies

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Cannabis NewsNovember 21, 2022

In what is being hailed as an exponential deal to bolster the cannabis industry further, Sean Jean Combs, also known by the moniker, P. Diddy, is now on the verge of becoming a proud owner of multiple legal marijuana licenses to operate in three states. The deal reportedly cost the celebrated hip

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Growing Mistrust Instead of Cannabis in Georgia

Growing Mistrust Instead of Cannabis in Georgia

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Cannabis NewsNovember 21, 2022

It was called the Hope Act. In 2019, the Georgia Legislature passed and the governor signed a law allowing medical patients access to cannabis oil. The law was strict: According to rules of a newly established Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission, six private companies — with support of

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What happens if you feed hemp to dairy cows?

What happens if you feed hemp to dairy cows?

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Cannabis NewsNovember 18, 2022

Study finds feed with a high concentration of cannabinoids can lead to behavioural changes. A research team out of Germany has investigated the consequences of feeding hemp to dairy cows. The team notes that hemp is experiencing a renaissance, fuelled in part by the interest in CBD. The study

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Holiday Cannabis shopping trends and deals according to WeedMaps data

Holiday Cannabis shopping trends and deals according to WeedMaps data

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Cannabis NewsNovember 17, 2022

End-of-the-year holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Green Wednesday are recognized as some of the biggest days for cannabis deals and sales. Weedmaps (NASDAQ: MAPS), a leading online cannabis marketplace for consumers with a comprehensive set of eCommerce and compliance software

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It’s time for a shift in the Cannabis industry (and it’s happening now)

It’s time for a shift in the Cannabis industry (and it’s happening now)

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Cannabis NewsNovember 16, 2022

Cannabis has seen a boom, but due to its controversial nature, its not always a topic of conversation. Things are about to change. Big changes are happening right now in the United States cannabis industry and these changes are helping to eliminate the stigma around its use and make it more

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Cannabis-themed metaverse creates ecosystem for Cannabis enthusiasts

Cannabis-themed metaverse creates ecosystem for Cannabis enthusiasts

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Cannabis NewsNovember 15, 2022

According to BDSA, a worldwide leader in cannabis data analytics, the United States cannabis industry’s total economic impact is expected to grow from $8 billion in 2021 to $158 billion by 2026. CannaVerse aims to be at the forefront of this movement by offering an all-encompassing hub for people

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