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Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis: Is Cannabis a Nootropic that Boosts the Brain?

Leafwell

In the film How High (2001), the characters Silas (Method Man) and Jamal (Redman) use a magical cannabis strain that allows them to ace their college entrance exam. As farcical as it may seem, they may have been onto something. Let’s take a look as to why (and it has nothing to do with ghosts of deceased friends) … The brain is extremely complex, and figuring out how cannabis affects it. Source.

Congress considers allowing COVID-19 relief for cannabis companies

Leafly

Earl Blumenauer's bill would end the Small Business Administration's ban on direct and ancillary businesses. The post Congress considers allowing COVID-19 relief for cannabis companies appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics cannabis companies Congress COVID-19

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Marijuana-Based Parkinson’s Medication Moves Forward

CannaMD

Parkinson’s disease is a type of neurodegeneration characterized by tremors, issues with balance, and other movement-related problems. Patients with Parkinson’s disease also frequently suffer from mood issues such as apathy and depression. Although the cause of Parkinson’s is unknown, the disease is clearly marked by reduced dopamine production in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra.

New Jersey: Most Voters Support Passage of Statewide Marijuana Ballot Measure

NORML

More than six in ten registered voters say that they intend to vote for a statewide ballot measure this November to legalize the adult-use cannabis market, according to polling data compiled by Monmouth University. Sixty-one percent of respondents said that they will vote for the measure, which amends the state Constitution to permit the possession, production, and retail sale of cannabis to those age 21 or older.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Cannabis

United Patients Group

The question that is being asked today is this: is cannabis helpful or harmful in this coronavirus pandemic circumstance? The answer is, no one knows. We are at a disadvantage because of both the lack of research on the coronavirus and the long, sad history of the federal government systematically blocking research on cannabis.

State of the States: 2020 Ballot Initiative Efforts

NORML

As we all learn to cope with our new socially distant realities amidst a global pandemic, its difficult to think of any aspect of society that hasn’t been affected by COVID-19. Unfortunately for marijuana reform, what began with at least a dozen states optimistically working to qualify state level ballot initiatives in advance of the November 2020 election, has slowly dwindled to a number that can be counted on one hand.

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Over 40 Members of Congress Request SBA Access For Small Marijuana Businesses

NORML

Ten members of the Senate, led by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), and 34 members of the House, led by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Tom McClintock (R-CA), have recently issued letters requesting Small Business Administration funding programs be expanded so that they may be accessed by state-licensed cannabis businesses.

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What’s the difference between CBD and THC? And why does it matter?

Cannabis Life Network

If you want to truly maximize the positive benefits of using cannabis, it’s important to understand the difference between CBD and THC. While the two cannabinoids have similarities, they work in contrasting, harmonious ways; each producing a particular effect on the human body. In order to tailor your cannabis use to your health, here is […]. The post What’s the difference between CBD and THC? And why does it matter?

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Hemp Farmers May Now Qualify for Federal Economic Relief

Canna Law Blog

Recently Congress passed a series of bills aimed at offsetting the economic impact of the coronavirus including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First Act) , the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (CPRSA).

Can cannabis prevent or cure the coronavirus? The data look dubious

Leafly

Cannabis isn't an antiviral medication,' says a leading cannabinoid physician. 'It It doesn't really function that way.'. The post Can cannabis prevent or cure the coronavirus? The data look dubious appeared first on Leafly. Health Science & tech COVID-19 research

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New Legislation Would Permit Marijuana Businesses to Access COVID-19 Relief

NORML

Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) have introduced legislation to allow state-legal marijuana businesses to apply for COVID-19 benefits through the Small Business Administration. Currently, the SBA is prohibited from engaging with cannabis businesses due to federal marijuana criminalization.

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New COVID-19 model predicts when your state could reopen

Leafly

The IHME projects safe opening dates in mid-May for some states, June for others. But it'll be a slow re-entry, not a return to normalcy. The post New COVID-19 model predicts when your state could reopen appeared first on Leafly. Health coronavirus COVID-19 IHME quarantine

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Can Marijuana Help Ease Coronavirus Anxiety?

The Fresh Toast

Can Marijuana Help Ease Coronavirus Anxiety? With a national disruption to routine and a general destabilizing effect on our collective mood, the coronavirus is causing an uptick in anxiety nationwide. The post Can Marijuana Help Ease Coronavirus Anxiety? appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Cannabis Featured Medical Marijuana News Wellness antidepressants anxiety coronavirus depression sleep stress

BILL INTRODUCED TO ALLOW STATE-LEGAL MARIJUANA BUSINESSES ACCESS TO FEDERAL COVID-19 RELIEF

Cannabis Law Report

Two longtime legal cannabis proponents—Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)—introduced a bill in the House today that would allow marijuana businesses access to … Read More. One-Hit Wonders

Here’s How CBD Can Treat Your Quarantine Body Pains

The Fresh Toast

Here’s How CBD Can Treat Your Quarantine Body Pains. Long hours spent sitting down in front of a computer can lead to body aches and health issues. Here's how CBD can help. The post Here’s How CBD Can Treat Your Quarantine Body Pains appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Cannabis Medical Marijuana News Wellness body aches CBD

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Article: Medical Cannabis Users Association of Australia on patients’ rights

Cannabis Law Report

Founder, Gail Hester, explains the aims of the Medical Cannabis Users Association of Australia. The Medical Cannabis Users Association of Australia Inc (MCUA) is a … Read More. Medical Cannabis News

What Will the Cannabis Economy Mean for Africa?

Project CBD

A growing number of countries in Africa are looking to cannabis as the ticket out of poverty, and foreign investment for this sector has flooded in. Activists who pushed for legal commercial cultivation now face the challenge of crafting a cannabis economy that empowers small farmers and rural communities, rather than replicating the elitist forms of past agro-export industries

ACLU Report: Racial Disparities Persist in Marijuana Possession Arrests

NORML

African-Americans are nearly four-times as likely as whites to be arrested in the United States for marijuana-possession offenses, according to an analysis published Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). According to the ACLU’s report, Blacks are 3.64 times more likely than whites to face arrest, despite both groups acknowledging consuming cannabis at nearly similar rates.

How to Get a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card in 2020

Leafwell

Introduction. Virginia has a Medical Cannabis Program that finally has some semblance of functioning! Moreover, there has been a movement towards liberalizing the medical cannabis qualification process since the Coronavirus outbreak, with verbal recommendations via telehealth being proposed to maintain social distancing measures and to retain access to medical cannabis to those who require it. There is not a. Source.

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Medical Cannabis Patient Scores Important Victory in Employment Discrimination Lawsuit against Amazon in New Jersey

Americans for Safe Access

Employment protections for medical cannabis patients in New Jersey could soon be strengthened following an important win for the plaintiff in an employment discrimination lawsuit filed against Amazon last year -- D.J.C. Amazon Com DEDC, LLC, et al. The federal court ruling, issued earlier this month, will allow the lawsuit to proceed in state court, paving the way for a more employee-friendly resolution of the case.

Satchmo Visits Africa

Project CBD

Louis Armstrong, the legendary jazz artist and lifelong cannabis smoker, visited his ancestral homeland In West Africa, where cannabis had long been linked to animist spiritual beliefs

5 ways to thank a cannabis worker on 4/20

Leafly

America’s 243,000 cannabis workers have your back. Tip well and pay it forward. The post 5 ways to thank a cannabis worker on 4/20 appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics 420 COVID-19 legislation philanthropy politics regulations taxes

Cannabis During & After COVID-19 – What Will Change, and What Does the Future Hold?

Leafwell

With COVID-19 having halted huge portions of the economy worldwide, there are few industries that haven’t been impacted. However, food delivery services, home entertainment, online healthcare, online exercise programmes, 3D printing and digital communications are seeing some major boosts to their businesses, as people seek ways to keep healthy and entertain themselves at home. Medical cannabis. Source.

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3 Pain Relief CBD Topicals We Love

Ellementa

Got muscle and joint aches and pains? A CBD topical could help. Disclaimer: We are not doctors. We are not verifying the claims any company is making about their products. We try CBD products for review purposes and only post about the ones we actually like, considering both our experience of using it and the effectiveness of that product to address our own personal health and wellness conditions or issues.

Shambhala Music Festival has officially been postponed until July 2021

Cannabis Life Network

With a heavy heart, the official statement was released yesterday to announce the beloved Shambhala Music Festival will be postponed until July 2021. After weeks of uncertainty, the official announcement to postpone the festival has been made. It is important to acknowledge that this could not have been an easy decision to make. Ultimately, after […].

These groups are greening up the cannabis industry

Leafly

Indoor grows can be energy hogs. These industry leaders are finding new ways to save the Earth—and save farmers money. The post These groups are greening up the cannabis industry appeared first on Leafly. Industry cannabis farming cannabis growing Earth Day eco-friendly sustainability

4/20 Celebrations: 10 Things to Do During the COVID-19 Lockdown

Leafwell

Every year, people worldwide celebrate 4/20 (20th April) – a day where people get together to show their appreciation for cannabis and/or rally to legalize it. The usual place for these gatherings is usually a park of some sort (most famously Golden Gate Park in California), but as the day became more organized and used as a platform to push legal change, town halls and the like have become. Source.

Can My Employer Find Out If I Have A Medical Marijuana Card?

MMJ Recs

If you’re looking for a new job or if you think your current employer might be doing a background check on you, you could be concerned that your medical marijuana usage will show up. This is a rather complicated issue, because there are a lot of unknowns at play (including your state’s current laws, the type of job you’re applying for, and so on), so here’s some general information that can help you answer the question “Can my employer find out if I have a medical marijuana card?”.

Shambhala Music Festival has officially been postponed until July 2021

Cannabis Life Network

With a heavy heart, the official statement was released yesterday to announce the beloved Shambhala Music Festival will be postponed until July 2021. After weeks of uncertainty, the official announcement to postpone the festival has been made. It is important to acknowledge that this could not have been an easy decision to make. Ultimately, after […].

Why is Pink Kush such a big deal in Canada?

Leafly

Canadian love for Pink Kush is a cultural phenomenon. But why is it limited to the True North? The post Why is Pink Kush such a big deal in Canada? appeared first on Leafly. Canada Strains & products BC Bud pink-kush strains

How Long Does Cannabis Stay in the Human Body?

Leafwell

Although it is possible to detect various kinds of cannabinoids, it is THC and its metabolites that are most often tested for. THC metabolizes into 11-OH-THC (11-hydroxy-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and THCCOOH (11-nor-9-carboxy-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) metabolites in the liver. Cannabinoid metabolites are filtered through the kidneys and excreted mostly via urine. GET A MMJ CARD There are. Source. Cannabis Science cannabinoids CBD drug testing ingestion methods THC