July, 2021

Study: Cannabis Use Not Linked to Motivation Loss

NORML

Investigators reported, “[D]espite significant increases in levels of cannabis use in our sample, change in cannabis use did not predict changes in motivation, which suggests that cannabis use may not lead to reductions in motivation over time.”.

3 Misconceptions About CBD, Cleared Up

Leafwell

Cannabidiol (CBD) is perhaps one of the most misunderstood chemicals around. The research behind CBD, other cannabinoids, and how they interact with the body has barely scratched the surface, making space for all sorts of misconceptions and misinformation.

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Cannabis & Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Project CBD

Cannabis is a safe and effective way to manage the complex symptoms of ehlers-danlos syndrome, a painful connective tissue disorder

Cannabis and ADHD: The THC and Anandamide Connection

Cannabis Life Network

My claim to fame as a teenager was being one of the top ten GoldenEye: Source players in the world. I logged around 1000 hours in the game within a year, even competed in tournaments with my clan. I grew up on games, built my first pc when I was 15, but this time, I […].

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Where the Money Grows: Learning the Industry Trends in Medical Cannabis, Recreational Marijuana, Hemp, and Beyond

Speaker: Jonathan Bench, International Cannabis and Securities Business Attorney at Harris Bricken

The U.S. cannabis industry is still in its infancy, even though states began engaging with legalization in one form or another in the late 1990s. Today, many opportunities exist for individuals and businesses that want to engage in the industry. Join international cannabis and securities business attorney Jonathan Bench as he provides some pitfalls and best practices for companies & individuals looking to engage with the U.S. cannabis marketplace.

What strains are best for migraines? This study may have the answer

The Cannigma

If your head is throbbing, you probably wouldn’t think to tie on a headband — but you might want to smoke one. The acclaimed cannabis chemovar (strain) “ Headband ” was named as one of the three most popular for migraine and headache patients, in a new study released in June, 2021.

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Senate Leader Unveils Long-Awaited Marijuana Descheduling Plan

NORML

United States Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) unveiled draft legislation repealing the federal prohibition of marijuana at a press conference on Wednesday.

Why Does the 1:1 CBD:THC Ratio Work So Well?

Leafwell

Today, we’re looking at what’s special about the 1:1 ratio of CBD: THC. Many medical marijuana patients find this ratio nothing short of miraculous. But why? This article dives into some studies into the ratio and why it’s effective.

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Amazing: Psychedelics & Phantom Limb Pain

Project CBD

Scientists are studying the therapeutic potential of psilocybin, the magic mushroom compound, for severe phantom limb pain

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How does depression affect the endocannabinoid system

Cannabis Life Network

Doctors are far too liberal with anti-depressants that target serotonin when so few of them understand cannabis and especially the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Serotonin and the ECS are tied tightly together.

Becoming the Kushman: Kyle Kushman Shares Tips for Growing Incredible Weed

The Cannigma

With a green glass bong in hand, Kyle Kushman leans forward on his couch at his home somewhere in LA County and marvels at how his life story became a stoner film whose last act has yet to be written. Growing pot and [that] becoming my career, there’s a movie in there somewhere.

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Searching for the fountain of Blue Dream in Santa Cruz, CA

Leafly

No one has claimed this ubiquitous strain. The post Searching for the fountain of Blue Dream in Santa Cruz, CA appeared first on Leafly. Lifestyle blue dream California haze santa cruz strain biographies

Revised for 2021 — NORML Report Highlights Over 450 Studies Assessing the Therapeutic Efficacy of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

NORML

This updated edition reviews over 450 peer-reviewed studies assessing the safety and efficacy of either whole-plant cannabis or cannabinoids for 23 different patient populations.

Is There a Difference Between Medical and Recreational Marijuana?

Leafwell

One of the most intriguing aspects of marijuana is its vast range of effects. There aren’t many substances that can make you feel alternately energetic (sativas), and sleepy (indicas).

Commentary: Stop Growing Hemp for CBD!

Project CBD

The CBD market is saturated, but there’s a bright future for hempcrete and other fiber hemp products

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New York Senator Introduces Cannabis Cultivation Bill

Cannabis Law Report

Senator Jeremy Cooney of New York introduced a bill on July 20 that would build upon the state’s recreational cannabis law with a focus on getting cultivation up and running.

How to roll a blunt

The Cannigma

In the 1997 Quentin Tarantino film “Jackie Brown,” there is a scene in which Samuel L. Jackson pays homage to the Kalashnikov rifle. AK-47, the very best there is. When you absolutely, positively got to kill every [REDACTED] in the room, accept no substitutes.”. The same could be said for blunts.

Sha’Carri Richardson doesn’t need to apologize for smoking weed

Leafly

Sha'Carri Richardson is the latest athlete punished for cannabis use. Her Olympic run should not be at stake. The post Sha’Carri Richardson doesn’t need to apologize for smoking weed appeared first on Leafly. Politics drug testing running sports

Surgeon General: Don’t “Lock People Up For Marijuana Use”

NORML

On Sunday, the US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD told CNN that “When it comes to decriminalization, I don’t think that there is value to individuals or to society to lock people up for marijuana use. I don’t think that serves anybody well.”.

What Are the Benefits of a Medical Marijuana Card?

Leafwell

As of 2021, medical marijuana is legal in 36 states and the District of Columbia. Meanwhile, 19 states, including Colorado and New York, have legalized recreational marijuana. Now that marijuana is legal for recreational purposes in so many places, should you still apply for a medical marijuana card?

Real-World CBD Evidence, CBD and Ketamine, and More.

Project CBD

People with moderate or severe symptoms experienced less pain, anxiety, and depression, and greater wellbeing after three months of CBD treatment

Delta-8, Smokable Flower Is Saving Hemp Farmers

Cannabis Law Report

Delta-8 and smokable flower are the two products keeping hemp framers alive. The regulatory loophole that has allowed Delta-8 to be sold legally is also causing legal confusion. Delta-8 is a cannabis product that can be derived from hemp, but still give the consumer a light psychotropic experience.

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What to do with weed stems

The Cannigma

They supported your buds all the way to harvest, but when it’s time to smoke, for most of us it’s no stems, no seeds, no exceptions. Stems don’t need to bring you down, though, and if you grow your own herb, here are some things you can do with the stems you don’t just throw in the compost.

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Americans on pace to spend twice as much on weed as on milk

Leafly

At the half-year mark, 2021 US cannabis sales topped $12 billion. That's as much as consumers spent on milk in all of 2020. The post Americans on pace to spend twice as much on weed as on milk appeared first on Leafly.

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New Jersey Courts Vacate Almost 88,000 Marijuana Cases

NORML

These are the first of up to 360,000 cases and convictions that are eligible for vacation, dismissal and automatic expungement. The post New Jersey Courts Vacate Almost 88,000 Marijuana Cases appeared first on NORML. Expungement convictions Courts expungement legalization New Jersey

How Can Cannabis Help Relieve Pain?

Leafwell

Saying that Americans have a pain problem would be an understatement. According to the CDC, 1 in 5 American adults deal with some type of chronic pain. For those who aren’t great at math, that’s nearly 20 million Americans whose daily lives are interrupted by measurable, substantial pain.

Mexico: High Court Decriminalizes Cannabis

Project CBD

The Mexican Supreme Court has decriminaized cannabis for personal use, but this may have little impact on Mexico’s murderous drug war

The FBI Is Looking To Have A More Relaxed Cannabis Policy For Future Employee’s

Cannabis Law Report

FBI Pushes For A Looser Policy On Past Cannabis Use. Green Entrepreneur

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Can you eat raw weed?

The Cannigma

It’s very simple. Raw weed won’t get you high because it has not been decarboxylated ,” says Dr. Junella Chin, an integrative cannabinoid medicine physician. That means that the non-psychoactive cannabinoid THCA has not been turned into the psychoactive cannabinoid THC through a heating process.”

What is phytol and is it safe to vape?

Leafly

Experts urge caution after a new study emerges suggesting phytol, a diterpene alcohol used as a diluent in vape cartridges, appears unsafe to inhale. The post What is phytol and is it safe to vape? appeared first on Leafly.

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Louisiana: Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect Today

NORML

House Bill 652 amends state law so that offenses involving the possession of up to 14 grams of marijuana are punishable by a fine of no more than $100 – no arrest and no jail time. The post Louisiana: Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect Today appeared first on NORML.