January, 2021

The top cannabis research studies of 2020

Leafly

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

MMJ Recs

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

NORML

"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.".

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?

Leafly

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

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

HarrisBricken

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.

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

NORML

"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.”.

Gut Dysbiosis, Depression & the Endocannabinoid System

Project CBD

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

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5 Things Every Cannabis Physician Should Know

Leafwell

This article is for medical marijuana patients and physicians alike. We believe knowledge is power and Leafwell seeks to educate not only patients but medical professionals as well.

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

Leafly

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.

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

HarrisBricken

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

NORML

"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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Brexit Fallout: UK Kids Can't Get CBD Medicine

Project CBD

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

5 Things Every Cannabis Physician Should Know

Leafwell

This article is for medical marijuana patients and physicians alike. We believe knowledge is power and Leafwell seeks to educate not only patients but medical professionals as well.

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

Leafly

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.

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

NORML

"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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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.

Top 5 Most Common Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis

Leafwell

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.

What is CBG?

The Cannigma

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

Shop these 5 excellent Black-owned cannabis brands of California

Leafly

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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Oregon Cannabis: What to Watch for in 2021?

HarrisBricken

As we recently wrote , 2020 was a remarkable year for the Oregon cannabis industry for several reasons including COVID-19 and raging wildfires. This post follows up on the “State of the State” and is a sister poste to our California Cannabis: What to Watch for in 2021.

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Senate Majority Leader Schumer Reiterates Push For Cannabis Reform

NORML

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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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.

New Mexico Judge Rules Inmates Can Access Medical Marijuana

Leafwell

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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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.