June, 2019

Does Endocannabinoid Deficiency Play a Role in These Common Illnesses?


Ethan Russo, a prominent cannabis researcher, weighs in on his theory of endocannabinoid deficiency—or the idea that many common illnesses might be caused by an unbalanced endocannabinoid system. The post Does Endocannabinoid Deficiency Play a Role in These Common Illnesses? appeared first on Leafly.

New Study Concludes That CBD Can Help Decrease The Severity Of PTSD Symptoms

Miss Marijuana

By: Madeleine Balestrier. A new study finds that CBD for PTSD symptoms can be effective. . About 8 out of every 100 United States citizens will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) sometime in their lifetime, according to PTSD United. That’s 24.4 million people.

Studies: Medical Cannabis Enrollees Typically Reduce Their Use of Opioids


Patients diagnosed with chronic pain and other debilitating conditions typically reduce, or in some cases, eliminate their use of opioids following their enrollment in state-sanctioned medical cannabis access programs. Several peer-reviewed studies now document this trend.

CBD for Brain-Damaged Babies?

Project CBD

Giving medical cannabis to infants is a difficult taboo to shift, but new research is paving the way.

State says NM’s medical cannabis cards only for residents

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

The New Mexico Department of Public Health has made it clear—only New Mexico residents can enroll in the state’s Medical Cannabis Program.

Auto-Flowering Strains: A Revolutionary Approach to Growing Cannabis?


Cultivating cannabis remained popular in many parts of the world, including the US, until the start of the 20th century. At the turn of the century, states throughout the US started outlawing this plant. Many believe that cannabis and hemp was the victim of its amazing potential as a material.

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Clark County continues to eye pot-law changes

Cannabis Chronicles

Sticky’s Pot Shop, which unsuccessfully defied the county’s ban on recreational cannabis, will reopen in its Hazel Dell location should the Clark County Council vote to reverse the prohibition.

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Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana


Illinois Gov. Pritzker has signed legislation legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and retail sale.

5 CBD Secrets

Project CBD

Cannabidiol and CBD oil seem to be everywhere these days, despite the confusing legal status of this prolific compound. But how much do we actually know about CBD

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Does NM cannabis law extend to non-residents?

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A recent expansion of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis through rule changes will likely result in a higher number of patients in New Mexico. But a law that goes into effect on Friday could also result in a new pool of patients—non-residents of New Mexico.

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The Israeli Cannabis Reform: A Road Paved With Good Intentions


Israel’s Ministry of Health Medical Cannabis Association (IMCA), locally known as Yakar, recently enacted reforms to medical cannabis regulation.

Illinois Just Legalized Cannabis. Here’s What Happens Next


Adult-use sales will start Jan. 1, 2020—a little more than 200 days away. Retailers, start your engines. The post Illinois Just Legalized Cannabis. Here’s What Happens Next appeared first on Leafly. Politics adult-use cannabis Chicago illinois legalization legislation

TSA says hemp products and CBD medications now cleared to fly

Cannabis Chronicles

Heading out of town? Now your cannabis can come along, too. In an update to its website’s “What Can I Bring?” section, the Travel Security Administration clarified that Food and Drug Administration-approved hemp products like certain CBD medications are now allowed in both carry-on and checked bags. The clarified language was quietly posted last week.

Congress Votes YES to Protect Legal Marijuana


For the first time ever, the House of Representatives just voted to restrict the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that have legalized adult-use marijuana. The importance of this 267 to 165 bipartisan vote on the Blumenauer amendment cannot be overstated.

Tell the FDA What's on Your Mind

Project CBD

The FDA is asking for input on how to regulate CBD and cannabis. Project CBD gave oral comments at last week’s public hearing, and we plan on submitting written comments and supporting documents to their public docket. You should, too

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Transfer of Cannabis Wealth

Cannabis Life Network

If Canadians felt strongly enough about the cannabis trade, legalization wouldn’t look as it currently does- like a large cannabis bud without a trace of trichomes.

NM adds opioid use disorder, other conditions to medical cannabis program

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

As expected, the head of New Mexico’s Department of Health approved opioid use disorder as a qualifying condition to use medical cannabis.

Maine’s Cannabis Stores Will (Finally!) Open in 2020


After years of delay, the state adopted rules this week that will allow stores to open, finally. Here's what you need to know. The post Maine’s Cannabis Stores Will (Finally!) Open in 2020 appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics adult-use cannabis Maine

California launches anti-illegal pot campaign

Cannabis Chronicles

LOS ANGELES — Marijuana shoppers are going to be getting a message from California regulators: Go legal.

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Study: Cannabis Safe and Effective in Fibromyalgia Patients


The administration of herbal cannabis is safe and effective in patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia, according to clinical data published this month in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. Israeli investigators assessed the use of cannabis over a six-month period in 211 patients with the disease.

The FDA and Cannabis Regulation

Project CBD

“My name is Zoe Sigman, and I’m the Program Director at Project CBD , an educational nonprofit focused on cannabis science & medicine. Ten years ago, we introduced CBD to the medical cannabis community in California.

What Are the Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana?

Otherside Farms

Marijuana is prominent for its many names? Also dubbed hashish, bhang, ganja, hemp, weed, pot, and more, it is the herb shrouded with a lot of contention. The discovery of marijuana dates back to the times of the Chinese Emperor, Shen Nung.

NM medical cannabis producer implores DOH to reverse stance on non-resident medical cards

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A high-profile New Mexico medical cannabis producer still maintains a recent change in the wording of the state’s medical cannabis law means non-residents should be able to become patients.

Washington Consumes More Cannabis Than Any Region on Earth, Study Says


Wastewater surveys of 60 global cities ranked Puget Sound #1 in THC use per capita. The post Washington Consumes More Cannabis Than Any Region on Earth, Study Says appeared first on Leafly. Science & Tech consumption Washington

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House would block Feds from interfering with state pot laws

Cannabis Chronicles

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use.

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Two Congressional Hearing Next Week On Marijuana


Next week, the two key committees will hold hearings on various aspects of federal marijuana policy. The first will be held on Wednesday, June 19th, in the Small Business Committee, entitled Unlocked Potential? Small Businesses in the Cannabis Industry.

What Causes Seizures?

Project CBD

A variety of different things may happen as a result of a seizure, depending upon the region of the brain that is affected. There may be sudden changes in sensory perception, such as visual disturbances or the smell of an unusual odor.


How medical cannabis can help osteoarthritis

420 Clinic

When it comes to chronic disease, arthritis isn’t so much a novelty as it is an inevitability. Aging, injuries and a host of other lifestyle factors add to the risk of osteoarthritis.

E3 2019: Biggest Moments

Cannabis Life Network

The 25th Annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, took place at the Los Angeles Convention Centre this week, June 11-13, 2019. In case you didn’t catch the live streams here are the most notable mentions coming out of this year’s event.

In Photos: How Dark Heart Nursery Produces Millions of Cannabis Clones


All that Zkittlez, Sour Diesel, Blue Dream, and Sherbert starts at California's Dark Heart Nursery. The post In Photos: How Dark Heart Nursery Produces Millions of Cannabis Clones appeared first on Leafly. Growing Industry California clones home grow

Marijuana use doubles in U.S. pregnant women

Cannabis Chronicles

CHICAGO — Pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and is most common during the first trimester, government research shows. Overall, 7 percent of pregnant women, or 1 in 14, said they used marijuana in the past month.

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Action Needed: Marijuana Vote This Week In Congress


This week, there will be a crucial vote on an amendment and it could be our biggest federal victory yet. We need your help to make sure we win.

Australia: Game On… NSW Bar Association Says It’s Time To Decriminalise Ice & Other Drugs

Cannabis Law Report

Study Says CBD Could be an Effective Antibiotic


A few years ago, CBD was just an obscure health product with almost no research beyond anecdotal reports. Now, this cannabinoid found in both hemp and marijuana (to different degrees) is a household name. But with popularity comes embellishment.