January, 2021

The top cannabis research studies of 2020


Cannabis research slowed down in 2020 due to COVID-19, but some great studies still came out showing off the amazing benefits of the plant. The post The top cannabis research studies of 2020 appeared first on Leafly. Science & tech

How MMJ Can Help Treat Sleep Disorders

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Medical marijuana has been approved in many states due to the growing amount of research on its effectiveness in the management of many chronic diseases.

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How CBD Can Be Used To Battle Covid-19 And The Struggles Related To It

Cannabis Life Network

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since the first traces of the Covid-19 pandemic was discovered. A few months more and we’ll be reaching the anniversary of the date that the pandemic was announced.

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Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Not Associated with Any Rise in Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions


"We found that the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington did not result in an increase in SUD [substance use disorder] treatment admissions for cocaine, opioids, or methamphetamines among adolescents or emerging adults.”.

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.

Essential Fatty Acids & the Endocannabinoid System

Project CBD

An imbalance of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids adversely impacts the endocannabinoid system and impairs the functioning of everything from our brain to our gut


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More Cannabis Dispensaries Means Fewer Opioid Deaths, Researchers Say

The Cannigma

A higher geographic concentration of medical and adult-use cannabis dispensaries is associated with lower opioid-related death rates on a county level, according to the finding of a new study.

Is Amsterdam really going to ban tourists from cannabis coffeeshops?


The mayor wants the ban, but few others do—and the results could be disastrous. The post Is Amsterdam really going to ban tourists from cannabis coffeeshops? appeared first on Leafly. Industry Lifestyle Politics Amsterdam Amsterdam coffeeshops cannabis travel

Grassroots pro-cannabis group in the UK initiates human rights challenge against British government

Cannabis Law Report

The WTU (We The Undersigned Have a Human Sovereign Right to Cannabis) has sent the following open letter addressed to… Read More. The post Grassroots pro-cannabis group in the UK initiates human rights challenge against British government first appeared on Cannabis Law Report.

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Rise in Storefront Marijuana Dispensaries Associated with Declines in Opioid-Related Deaths


"Increased medical and recreational storefront dispensary counts are associated with reduced opioid related mortality rates during the study period. These associations appear particularly strong for deaths related to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.".

Brexit Fallout: UK Kids Can't Get CBD Medicine

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Brexit fall-out stops UK children from getting life-saving CBD medicine from the Netherlands

Top 5 Most Common Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis


Are you interested in what people use medical cannabis for? We sampled 15,000 Leafwell patients from 2020 and identified the top 5 qualifying conditions nationwide for getting a medical marijuana card.

Working Out High: Is Cannabis Good for Exercise?

The Cannigma

It’s a lovely morning somewhere in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, and Jon Kennedy has one last step before he starts his trail run — he takes a single hit of high-THC cannabis, checks his running shoes, and he’s off. “It

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Shop these 5 excellent Black-owned cannabis brands of California


Fire hash and flower from Oakland Extracts, Peakz Co, Viola, SF Roots and Ball Family Farms. The post Shop these 5 excellent Black-owned cannabis brands of California appeared first on Leafly.

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BREAKING NEWS: Cannabis for Medical Use Just Became Fully Legal in Mexico


Mexico’s Regulations on Sanitary Control for the Production, Research and Medical Use of Cannabis and Its Pharmacological Derivatives (the “Regulations”) were published today in the Federal Official Gazette , for entry into force tomorrow.

Senate Majority Leader Schumer Reiterates Push For Cannabis Reform


Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reiterated his support for ending marijuana criminalization to Rachel Maddow of MSNBC as part of the foundational "three stools" of policy to address in this session of Congress.

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Gut Dysbiosis, Depression & the Endocannabinoid System

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Gut dysbiosis leads to decreased endocannabinoid signaling and reduced neurogenesis in the hippocampus. But dietary or probiotic interventions can mitigate stress-induced depressive syndromes


New Mexico Judge Rules Inmates Can Access Medical Marijuana


One of the first big wins for cannabis in 2021 comes out of New Mexico when District Court Judge Lucy Solimon ruled that inmates have a right to medical marijuana too. This is a case that has the potential to change policy not only in the state of New Mexico but across the U.S.

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Yes, Cannabis Can Be Kosher, Says Rabbi Yaakov Cohen

The Cannigma

Stop us if you’ve heard this one: A rabbi and a pot farmer walk into a cannabis processing facility. It might sound funny, but for Rabbi Yaakov Cohen, a kosher supervisor and rabbi in Israel (by way of Texas and California), it’s not a joke — it’s a calling. .

JAY-Z’s new Monogram cannabis unboxed and reviewed


JAY-Z debuts in California’s adult-use marijuana market this year with a premium-priced luxury weed brand—Monogram. Leafly reviews the goods. The post JAY-Z’s new Monogram cannabis unboxed and reviewed appeared first on Leafly.

Hemp-CBD Legislation: Will Congress Boost the Hemp Total THC limit to 1%?


As reported by Hemp Grower magazine, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky introduced legislation on December 15 that would amend the definition of hemp from.3% THC to 1% THC.

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Atlanta: Mayor Takes Executive Action Abolishing Pre-Employment Drug Screens for Many Public Employees


"The abolishment of this discriminatory policy is long overdue. The use of cannabis during one's off hours poses no legitimate workplace safety threat and the tens of millions of Americans who engage in this behavior should no longer be stigmatized or denied employment because of it.”.

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Just Say “No” to Kennedy for Drug Czar

Project CBD

Public support among Americans for the legalization of cannabis is higher than it’s ever been, according to a recent Gallop poll showing almost 70% of Americans in favor. In some respects, President-Elect Biden seems willing to bend an ear to changing public sentiment on cannabis.

Can Cannabis and CBD Help Improve Your Health?


Cannabis and CBD can help improve your health because it returns balance to your body. Our bodies have what is called an endocannabinoid system (ECS), meaning our bodies produce their own natural cannabinoids.

What is CBG?

The Cannigma

CBG (cannabigerol) is by far one of the most important cannabinoids in the cannabis plant.

Mexico is moving to legalize cannabis in 2021. What does that mean for the US?


Marijuana legalization—expected by April 30—could quiet narco-violence and open global opportunities for Mexican companies. The post Mexico is moving to legalize cannabis in 2021. What does that mean for the US? appeared first on Leafly.

Medical Cannabis is Fully Legal in Mexico: Now What?


In our last post , we alerted you on the publication of the new Regulations on Sanitary Control for the Production, Research and Medical Use of Cannabis and Its Pharmacological Derivatives (the “Medical Regulations”).

Opioid Prescriptions Decline in Canada Following Enactment of Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization


"The findings of this study add to the growing body of evidence that easier access to cannabis for patients with pain may reduce opioid use and partially offset expenditures for both public and private drug plans.”.

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Why Magic Mushroom Stocks are 2021’s New Pot Stocks

Cannabis Life Network

It’s not news that pot stocks gave investors some sweet returns in 2020, but not everyone got to the party on time. If you feel like you missed the boat on the cannabis boom. There might be an exciting new investment opportunity in the world of medicinal drugs in form of magic mushroom stocks.

How Can Cannabis and CBD Help with Addiction?


For many years, people thought of cannabis as a gateway drug. However, as many states start seeing a reduction in opioid overdose deaths once medical or recreational cannabis is legalized, this view is being challenged.

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Cannabis Tied to Lower Blood Pressure in Hypertension Patients, Study Finds

The Cannigma

Using cannabis for several months is associated with a reduction in blood pressure among older adults with hypertension, according to a prospective study published last week.