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Cannabichromene, a Minor Cannabinoid with Major Upside

Project CBD

In 2013, Noriko Shinjyo, Ph.D., a Research Associate at Chiba University in Japan, coauthored a study with Italian scientist Vincenzo Di Marzo on cannabichromene (CBC), a phytocannabinoid that exerts profound effects on the nervous system. 1 Published in Neurochemistry International , their paper probed how CBC influences the fate of adult neural stem progenitor cells, which are described as “an essential component of brain function in health as well as in pathology.” As stem cells m

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The 7 most important cannabis research studies of 2023

Leafly

The kids are alright. Weed isn't making people crazy. Terpenes aren't all that. And more. The post The 7 most important cannabis research studies of 2023 appeared first on Leafly.

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POTUS Issues Expanded Pardon Proclamation for Those with Certain Federal Marijuana Convictions

NORML

"Too many lives have been upended because of our failed approach to marijuana," the President announced. "It’s time that we right these wrongs." The post POTUS Issues Expanded Pardon Proclamation for Those with Certain Federal Marijuana Convictions appeared first on NORML.

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Marijuana When Your Exercise – All Part Of The Healthy Cannabis Life

The Fresh Toast

Marijuana When Your Exercise – All Part Of The Healthy Cannabis Life For some professional athletes, marijuana is a better choice for the pain, inflammation and other conditions that they typically deal with. The post Marijuana When Your Exercise – All Part Of The Healthy Cannabis Life appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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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. Some want to directly own licensed businesses, while others prefer to keep the industry at an arm’s length and merely profit from it.

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Ohio Becomes 24th State to Legalize Marijuana for Adult Use

NORML

"Cannabis legalization is an issue that unites Democrats, Republicans, and Independents," NORML's Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. "It is imperative that elected officials respect the voters' decision and implement this measure in a manner that is consistent with the sentiments of the majority of the electorate." The post Ohio Becomes 24th State to Legalize Marijuana for Adult Use appeared first on NORML.

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America’s only doctor-reviewed magic mushrooms

The Cannigma

When people think of magic mushrooms, the most common compound that comes to mind is psilocybin. But there are tens of thousands of mushroom species across the world, and mind-altering compounds aren’t limited to psilocybin. In fact, there’s a “magic mushroom” compound that’s legal in 49 states, can be ordered online, and shipped right to your door.

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Could CBN really help you sleep? Consumer study data suggest yes.

The Cannigma

CBN has made headlines and claimed shelf space as the next best cannabinoid for sleep. These marketing claims are abundant, yet most of the evidence is anecdotal. But anecdotal doesn’t mean wrong; it simply means consumer feedback over scientific hypotheses. MoreBetter, creators of the Releaf App, is using this real world data to push back against the claim that there’s no evidence that CBN can help people sleep.

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Norwegian Activists Demonstrate Outside Office of the Norwegian Director of Public Prosecutions. Police Do Not Enforce Cannabis Laws

Cannabis Law Report

Interesting update just in from cannabis activists AROD Norway it seems that the authorities are now taking a slowly slowly approach with cannabis activists and not actively enforcing cannabis possession laws. They write Norwegian cannabis users appear to have won the drug war!

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Piattella Hash: What Is It, and How to Make Piattella

Sensi Seeds

Are you familiar with the newest trend that's taken the cannabis community by storm? Yep, you guessed it, Piattella hash! This flavoursome solventless extract has been causing a stir among hash enthusiasts, with many proclaiming it to be the best hash available. The post Piattella Hash: What Is It, and How to Make Piattella appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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NAACP Advocates for Marijuana Legalization and Cannabis Industry Workers’ Rights in Renewed Push for Reform

Veriheal

Delegates at the 114th NAACP National Convention unanimously voted to adopt an amendment reiterating its support for cannabis reform. The new amendment also emphasizes teaming up with labor unions to secure protections for cannabis industry employees. Historical Background The NAACP’s recent move aligns with its history of progressive stances on cannabis reform.

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Statins Dysregulate the Endocannabinoid System

Project CBD

Statin drugs cause muscle weakness and pain by suppressing cannabinoid receptor genes.

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Ohio just voted to legalize cannabis. Here’s what happens next

Leafly

Ohio voted on November 7 to legalize adult-use cannabis, but state lawmakers can tweak or even appeal the measure. The post Ohio just voted to legalize cannabis. Here’s what happens next appeared first on Leafly.

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The SAFE Banking Act 

MaxQ Cannabis

The SAFE Banking Act, also known as the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act, is proposed legislation that aims to provide legal protection for financial institutions that work with cannabis-related businesses. Currently, traditional financial institutions do not facilitate cannabis-related transactions due to marijuana’s federal illegality.

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Cannabis Oil For Stroke Patients: What The Latest Medical Studies Reveal

The Fresh Toast

Cannabis Oil For Stroke Patients: What The Latest Medical Studies Reveal. What can cannabis oil and CBD do to help post-stroke rehab? The post Cannabis Oil For Stroke Patients: What The Latest Medical Studies Reveal appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Nevada: New Marijuana Possession Limits Set to Take Effect

NORML

Adults may purchase up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis flowers and/or up to one-quarter of an ounce of concentrates from licensed retailers beginning January 1st. The post Nevada: New Marijuana Possession Limits Set to Take Effect appeared first on NORML.

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Illinois House Bill permits on-sight event consumption

Illinois News Joint

Despite the fact that Illinois’ prohibitive laws for on-sight cannabis consumption have foiled many event planners from hosting events, Illinois may be set to host more cannabis-friendly events in 2023 than the last three years combined. One way to help expand the amount and variety of cannabis-friendly events would be for Illinois to pass the recently introduced “ Bring Your Own Cannabis ” bill.

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Comparing THC and CBD Ratios A Comprehensive Guide

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Lets look into Comparing THC and CBD Ratios A Comprehensive Guide. As interest in the potential therapeutic benefits of cannabis continues to grow. Understanding the.

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10 must-see movies and TV shows about growing weed

The Cannigma

As legalization continues to spread across the globe, more and more films and television series are being made about weed – and specifically cannabis cultivation. These movies and TV shows can be a fun way to learn more about the industry and the social and economic implications of marijuana legalization. Whether you prefer comedies, dramas, or documentaries, there’s plenty out there that explore the many different aspects of the cannabis trade. “The Botany of Desire” (2009) "

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Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club Sudden Eviction – New Landlord Wants VCBC Out Today

Cannabis Life Network

After more than two decades in the same location, the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club (VCBC) is facing a sudden eviction; last October, the previous landlord sold the building and the new one wants them out by today. Given only 19 days to vacate the premises, they are supposed to be out by January 2, 2023. Due to the short notice for the relocation, the VCBC is defying the eviction.

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Cannabis Flavonoids: What Are They, and How They Work

Sensi Seeds

Flavonoids are phytochemical compounds found throughout flowers, fruits, and vegetables. They're not exclusive to cannabis and are responsible for colour pigmentations, odour, and flavour within nature's flora. The post Cannabis Flavonoids: What Are They, and How They Work appeared first on Sensi Seeds.

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CBD Skincare: Moisturizers and Serums for Healthier Skin

Veriheal

Cannabidiol , or CBD for short, is making its way into beauty products like moisturizers, serums, makeup, and much more. With an already dry fall winding down and an even dryer winter ahead of us, many are looking for ways to protect and nourish their skin. CBD skincare could be the answer to all their woes. This is where products such as serums and moisturizers are vitally beneficial.

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THC and CBD-Rich Cannabis for Fibromyalgia

Project CBD

New studies offer hope for treating fribromylagia with cannabis.

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Cannabinoids, diet & metabolism: The science linking food, hunger & cannabinoids

Leafly

You really are what you eat, Leafly reader. We know that after you smoke weed, you will eat more in the moment—but as it turns out, you won’t necessarily gain weight in the long-run. Hey, the neuroscience of hunger and weed is complicated. Just in time for turkey day, Leafly’s Nick Jikomes, PhD, provides dietary […] The post Cannabinoids, diet & metabolism: The science linking food, hunger & cannabinoids appeared first on Leafly.

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AROD, Norway’s Cannabis Legalization Advocates, Annouce Day Of Protest At Dept Of Public Prosecutions on 4:20

Cannabis Law Report

The Alliance for Rights-Oriented Drug Policy (AROD) and the Patient Association for Safe Cannabis Use (PASCAN) invite to a celebration for human rights outside the Director of Public Prosecutions’ office on 20 April 2023 at 14-16. ​ There will be music, appeals, cannabis plants, and responsible citizens.

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Fact or Fiction – Does Marijuana Increase Your Metabolism

The Fresh Toast

Fact or Fiction – Does Marijuana Increase Your Metabolism TFT asks the question: does marijuana make you gain weight or increase your metabolism to help shed pounds? Let's find out. The post Fact or Fiction – Does Marijuana Increase Your Metabolism appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Scientists Have Published Over 30,000 Papers on Cannabis Over the Past Decade

NORML

“It is time for politicians and others to stop assessing cannabis through the lens of ‘what we don’t know’ and instead start engaging in evidence-based discussions about marijuana and marijuana reform policies that are indicative of all that we do know.” The post Scientists Have Published Over 30,000 Papers on Cannabis Over the Past Decade appeared first on NORML.

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Three Myths and Three Facts on the HUGE Marijuana Rescheduling Recommendation

Canna Law Blog

Huge news yesterday. Huge! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has officially recommended that marijuana be rescheduled, from Schedule I to Schedule III of the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This means that the country’s top health agency has finally conceded that cannabis has medical value, and isn’t a drug of abuse on par with fentanyl or heroin.

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Study Confirms Medical Marijuana For Chronic Conditions Does Not Harm Cognitive Abilities

Medical Marijuana Program Connection

Medical marijuana prescribed for chronic conditions does not negatively impact cognitive function, according to a new Australian study, recently published in the journal CNS Drugs.

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How to decarboxylate cannabis without an oven

The Cannigma

Decarboxylation is a critical step in preparing cannabis for consumption, whether it is for smoking, edibles, or tinctures. The process involves heating cannabis to activate the compounds within it, particularly THC and CBD, which are responsible for many of the psychoactive and therapeutic effects of the plant. Traditionally, decarboxylation is done in an oven , but what if you don’t have one?

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CBD for Diabetes, What are the benefits?

United Patients Group

CBD for Diabetes, What are the benefits? Introduction Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects your metabolism and the way your body processes food. It can cause high blood glucose levels and insulin resistance, resulting in excess sugar in your bloodstream. There are 3 main types of diabetes (Type I, Type II, and gestational diabetes (diabetes while pregnant)) along with a handful of different types of diabetes, but they all share the same symptoms: increased thirst, frequent urination and

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