2020

Does Cannabis Use Interfere with Dreams?

Cannabis Cheri

Dear Cheri, After a long absence, I started regularly using cannabis again about 8 months ago. Generally speaking, I feel great but one thing I have noticed is that, even though I have been sleeping great, I hardly have any dreams anymore, and I used to have lots of vivid dreams.

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Medical Cannabis is Working for Autistic Children

Leafwell

Childhood autism is a challenging condition that huge swaths of parents across the country are grappling with. Any glimmer of hope that autism’s intractable symptoms can be treated is a light in the tunnel to parents caring for children on the autism spectrum.

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Is CBG the next CBD? Aspen Valley Hemp says yes

Leafly

Enter new waters with White Whale, CBG-dominant hemp flower from Aspen Valley. The post Is CBG the next CBD? Aspen Valley Hemp says yes appeared first on Leafly. CBD aspen valley hemp company cbd CBG Pure CBD Exchange sponsored article

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Cannabis & Schizophrenia: A Conspiracy of Causality

Project CBD

Does cannabis use cause psychosis or does latent psychosis drive cannabis use

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.

Cannabinoids, Influenza, and Coronavirus

Americans for Safe Access

With everything happening in the news lately, we want to present some scientific data to help medical cannabis patients and adult-use consumers make informed decisions in regard to cannabis products available, product safety, and personal health. Each person’s health situation is unique, and medical cannabis patients should discuss with their doctor or healthcare provider the best approach to prevent and treat current illnesses while potentially battling influenza or coronavirus

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What is CBG (Cannabigerol)?

Leafwell

In all the talk about THC and CBD, other cannabinoids can get forgotten about. Yet, these other compounds can affect how CBD and THC work, alongside having unique properties of their own.

United Nations Considers Cannabis as Medicine and Removes Cannabis from Schedule IV In Historic Decision

Americans for Safe Access

Early this morning in Vienna, Austria, the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) made a historic decision to adopt the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation to remove cannabis and its resin from Schedule IV under the United Nations (UN) Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961.

How to Officially Tell the Gender of a Cannabis Plant

Veriheal

As legalization and normalization of cannabis continue to spread, many cannabis consumers are making attempts to grow their own. Laws vary by state but increasingly people are choosing to sprout their own green, often by purchasing clones.

Top 9 arguments in support of marijuana legalization and regulation

Leafly

Legalization is gaining momentum. Here's the debate-winning facts. The post Top 9 arguments in support of marijuana legalization and regulation appeared first on Leafly. Politics legalization

Study: Seniors Report Using Cannabis Products to Mitigate Symptoms Associated with Older Age

NORML

"Most older adults in the sample initiated [their] cannabis use after the age of 60 years and used it primarily for medical purposes to treat pain, sleep disturbance, anxiety, and/or depression.".

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Marijuana Terpenes: What They Are, Why You Need Them, How To Use Them

Cannabis Cheri

Pin This! What Are Terpenes? Terpenes are the compounds that give plants, not just marijuana plants but all plants, their aromas. From the plant’s perspective, terpenes provide it with natural protection from bacteria, fungus, insects and other environmental threats. From our perspective, terpenes have health-giving effects, in cannabis and other plants as well.

Cannabis Executive Justin Costello-GRN Funds sued for Securities Fraud

Cannabis Law Report

The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Justin J. Costello’s cannabis company GRN Funds ($GRNF-$DCGD) according to a new securities fraud suit filed in King … Read More.

DEA Hit With ANOTHER Lawsuit From Scientists Seeking to Research Cannabis

HarrisBricken

On December 3, 2020, MAPS (the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) issued a press release regarding a lawsuit filed against the DEA and the Attorney General to “compel issuance of licenses to manufacture marijuana for clinical trials and potential FDA approval.”

Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use Associated with Reduced Symptoms in Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress

NORML

“This study provides evidence that the types of cannabis available in recreational and medical cannabis dispensaries might hold promise as an alternative treatment for PTSD.

Tell President-Elect Biden: It’s Time to Shut Down the Drug Czar’s Office

NORML

The post Tell President-Elect Biden: It’s Time to Shut Down the Drug Czar’s Office appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM

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Hemp & Native American Sovereignty

Project CBD

Native American farmers are asserting their sovereign right to cultivate industrial hemp and THC -rich cannabis on Indian lands

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What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

Leafwell

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) refers to the human body’s ability to produce its own natural cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids). Other mammals have endocannabinoid systems too. The ECS was not discovered until the lates 80s/early 90s, and we had no clue of its importance.

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Congressional Action for Veteran Medical Cannabis Patients

Americans for Safe Access

In the wake of the election many patients have questions about the priorities of the incoming Congress. million cannabis patients across the country are stuck under conflicting federal and state cannabis policy, with veterans comprising the largest contingent of them.

Marijuana Legalization and the Fight for Racial Justice

NORML

On May 25th, George Floyd was killed on camera by officers affiliated with the Minneapolis Police Department. As were many Americans, we were shocked and disheartened by this tragic and needless loss of life. As the events of the past few days have unfolded, it is clear that America is in the midst of a long overdue reckoning with itself.

Marijuana sales data reveal Americans bought 67% more weed to survive 2020

Leafly

It's the pandemic effect: Consumers spent nearly $18 billion on cannabis in 2020, a 67% increase over 2019. The post Marijuana sales data reveal Americans bought 67% more weed to survive 2020 appeared first on Leafly.

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Senate Passes Bill Authorizing Attorney General to Increase Number of Federally Licensed Cannabis Providers

NORML

For over five decades, federal regulators have only authorized a single licensee – the University of Mississippi – to cultivate cannabis plants for use in FDA-approved clinical studies.

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The Cannabis User’s Guide to Surviving the Coronavirus

Cannabis Cheri

While some very early research shows that CBD may have some anti-viral properties, there is no research that shows cannabis, THC or CBD rich, to be a cure for viruses or even colds. So beware of unethical CBD companies selling bogus Coronavirus “cures.”. That said, cannabis can definitely help ease symptoms such as inflammation and aches and pains. In can also increase your ability to rest and relax.

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Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect July 1

NORML

2020 Virginia General Assembly. Richmond, VA: Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation ( Senate Bill 2 | House Bill 972 ) decriminalizing marijuana possession. The new law takes effect July 1, 2020 and reduces penalties for offenses involving personal possession of up to one ounce of marijuana to a civil violation – punishable by a maximum $25 fine, no arrest, and no criminal record.

Survey: Supermajority of Americans Support Expunging Marijuana-Related Convictions

NORML

Support is bipartisan, with majorities of Democrats (81 percent), Independents (69 percent), and Republicans (57 percent) endorsing the expungement of marijuana-related convictions. The post Survey: Supermajority of Americans Support Expunging Marijuana-Related Convictions appeared first on NORML.

Municipalities Moving Away from Marijuana Testing for Employees

NORML

Municipal officials in various cities nationwide are moving away from policies requiring marijuana testing for public employees. In the city of Rochester, council members approved municipal legislation on Tuesday barring pre-employment marijuana testing for non-safety sensitive city employees. The new law took effect immediately upon passage.

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House Passes Bipartisan Bill Facilitating Clinical Cannabis Research, Allowing Scientists to Access State-Approved Marijuana Products

NORML

“These common-sense regulatory changes are necessary and long overdue. The reality that most high-schoolers have easier access to cannabis than do our nation’s top scientists is the height of absurdity and an indictment of the current system.”.

CBD & Cannabis for Endometriosis

Project CBD

Many women with endometriosis use cannabis and CBD for pain relief, and cannabis therapeutics may also limit the spread of endometrial cells around the body

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What Are Synthetic Cannabinoids (SCBs)? The Potential Benefits and Dangers

Leafwell

The Basics: What Are Synthetic Cannabinoids (SCBs)? Synthetic cannabinoids are a class of man-made molecules that bind to the same receptors in our bodies (CB1 and CB2 receptors) as natural cannabinoids. Synthetic cannabinoids are commonly referred to as SCBs.

Pediatric Medical Cannabis Access in Schools

Americans for Safe Access

A national perspective on safe access for students. At ASA, our goal is to ensure that every state has sensible cannabis policies that create safe and legal access for all patients.

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MORE Act Approved by House Rules Committee

NORML

Members of the House Rules Committee have advanced the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, HR 3884, which removes marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act -- thereby eliminating the existing conflict between state and federal marijuana laws.