2019

Cannabis and the Immune System: A Complex Balancing Act

Project CBD

A new wave of research points toward cannabinoids having an adaptive, immunomodulating effect, rather than just suppressing immune activity

What Is the MORE Act, and How Could It Change Marijuana Policy Forever?

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Click here to send a message to your Representative now! The MORE Act, which was introduced to the US Congress last month, would completely decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. How will it work, and what will it do for cannabis consumers, pot convicts, and the burgeoning gray-market industry? On July 23, Rep.

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Higher Education: The Top Universities Offering Cannabis Degrees

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With the cannabis industry booming, employers are looking for highly skilled labor. Check out these US universities offering degrees in cannabis. The post Higher Education: The Top Universities Offering Cannabis Degrees appeared first on Leafly. Industry Education schools

Rep. Lee: I Just Introduced The Marijuana Justice Act

NORML

Congresswoman Barbara Lee represents California’s 13th district. First off, I want to thank you for being an active member of the cannabis reform movement and I am proud to tell you that we have never been closer to ending the counterproductive and cruel policy of marijuana criminalization than we are right now. Today, I introduced the Marijuana Justice Act of 2019 and I have every intention of moving the bill forward, but I need your help.

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House Passes Cannabis Banking Bill in Historic Vote

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A strong vote, 321-103, moves cannabis banking reform over a major hurdle. Now it's the Senate's turn. The post House Passes Cannabis Banking Bill in Historic Vote appeared first on Leafly. Politics banking Congress

Scientists Sue DEA as it Drags its Feet and Hampers Cannabis Research

WeedAdvisor

It comes as a surprise to absolutely no one that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is not a fan of drugs or legalization. Despite mounting evidence into cannabis’ therapeutic benefits, the DEA continues to close its eyes and plug its ears, constantly claiming that there is not enough research to support its medicinal value, according to Marijuana Moment.

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Project CBD releases special report on synthetic cannabinoids and vaping-related lung injuries

Project CBD

The jury is out on the culprit(s) behind the recent outbreak of vaping related lung injury. In this special report, Project CBD Chief Science Writer Adrian Devitt-Lee suggests that synthetic cannabinoids could be partially responsible

FDA Sends Warning Letters to Multiple Companies for Illegally Marketing CBD Products

NORML

Representatives of the US Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters on Monday to multiple companies for marketing CBD-specific products in ways that violate federal law. The agency issued warning letters to 15 commercial entities. Seven additional companies received similar letters earlier this year.

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Project CBD Releases Special Report on Synthetic Cannabinoids & Vaping-Related Lung Injuries

Project CBD

The jury is out on the culprit(s) behind the recent outbreak of vaping related lung injury. In this special report, Project CBD ’s Chief Science writer, Adrian Devitt-Lee, suggests that synthetic cannabinoids could be partially responsible

Survey: Pain Patients Often Report Substituting Cannabis for Opioids

NORML

Some four in ten adults who reported using both marijuana and opioids within the past year acknowledge either decreasing or ceasing their consumption of opioids as a result of substituting cannabis, according to an analysis of survey data published in the journal PLOS One. A team of investigators affiliated with the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center assessed the prevalence of self-reported cannabis substitution in a nationally representative sample of pain patients.

You’re Wrong, Governor: Vape Bans Will Only Make Things Worse

Leafly

Airplanes are falling out of the sky, and governors respond by banning buses. The post You’re Wrong, Governor: Vape Bans Will Only Make Things Worse appeared first on Leafly. Health Politics Los Angeles massachusetts The Haymaker vape safety

What Are The Benefits Of Medical Marijuana?

Greencamp

If ever a subject was considered controversial, it has to be the legalization, potential benefits and dangers of the use. Continue Reading. The post What Are The Benefits Of Medical Marijuana? appeared first on Greencamp. Health

Cannabis May Enhance Cognition and Memory

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In 2017, researcher Andreas Zimmer of the University of Bonn in Germany published his study titled Cannabis reverses aging process in the brain. The results of the study were published in Natural Medicine , a peer-reviewed medical journal. Zimmer and his team found that when older mice were given a low-dose cannabis treatment their memory improved to the average age of a two-month old mouse. Generally, mice memories begin to decline at the age of twelve months, according to the study.

Study: Marijuana Provided For FDA-Approved Clinical Research Genetically Similar to Hemp

NORML

Marijuana grown by the University of Mississippi for clinical research purposes is genetically divergent from strains of cannabis commercially available in retail markets, according to an analysis prepared by researchers at the University of Northern Colorado. Since 1968, the University of Mississippi farm, which is governed by the US National Institute on Drug Abuse, has held the only available federal license to legally cultivate cannabis for FDA-approved research.

Is Vaping Cannabis Safe? What You Need to Know.

Ellementa

Given recent events reported in the news about illness, lung damage and deaths from vaping , we wanted to provide you with information about vaping cannabis. We’ve been proponents of vaping over smoking cannabis for a few years now. The main reason we’ve favored vaping over smoking is because there should be fewer toxins and carcinogens to inhale, but that isn’t always the case.

NORML Testifies to End Employment Discrimination of MMJ Patients in DC

NORML

On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019, NORML testified at the DC Council Committee on Labor and Workforce Development in support of B23-0309 , the “Medical Marijuana Program Patient Employment Protection Amendment Act of 2019”, which seeks to expand workplace protections for medical cannabis patients in the District of Columbia.

Unions Blowing Smoke with "Green Lung" Myth

MJ Business Attorneys

What is ‘green lung’? Is cultivating marijuana to blame, or something else? In case you didn’t catch the Colorado Senate Finance Committee hearing on April 18 th regarding Publicly Traded Marijuana Companies HB19-1090, the term ‘green lung’ was introduced by Randy Tiffey, of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, as a hazard of working in the marijuana industry caused by improper ventilation, akin to the respiratory issues of black lung coal miners face.

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Federal Report: Youth Marijuana Use Steadily Declining

NORML

The self-reported use of marijuana by teenagers continues to decline nationally, according to federal data reported by the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The agency’s 2018 report finds that past-year marijuana use by those ages 12 to 17 has fallen consistently since 2002, from 15.8 percent to 12.5 percent.

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Now This: Martin Lee and the CBD Revolution

Project CBD

Transcript: [This activist is the reason you know about CBD. Now he’s telling the history behind the cannabinoid

Cannabis and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Compelling Evidence

Cannabis Cheri

Pin This! Guest post by Lanny Swerdlow, RN, LNC. When it comes to cannabis and Alzheimer’s disease, marijuana can not only help treat the symptoms of this devastating disease, it just might prevent it from ever happening in the first place! Dementia is a degeneration of brain function causing memory loss, decline in reasoning skills, along with intellectual deterioration resulting in the inability to carry out the activities of daily life.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office says no to cannabis revenue

Cannabis Chronicles

If the Clark County Council moves forward and lifts its ban on recreational cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas, it’s expected to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional revenue from taxes on the drug. But the Clark County Sheriff’s Office wants none of it. Clark County Undersheriff Mike Cooke made the statement in a March 27 email exchange with Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring. The email was released by the county under the state’s public disclosure law.

A response to NPR's misinformation regarding THC potency

Americans for Safe Access

On May 15, 2019, the National Public Radio (NPR) program All Things Considered included a segment about high-potency cannabis. A corresponding article, " Highly Potent Weed Has Swept the Market, Raising Concerns About Health Risks ," was posted to NPR's website. Unfortunately, NPR presented a one-sided view of the topic and made assertions that are not supported by the available evidence.

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Cannabis for Raynaud Syndrome

Leafwell

Raynaud syndrome (aka Raynaud’s phenomenon, Raynaud’s disease or simply Raynaud’s) is a relatively common condition, yet many people know little about it. Indeed, it is common enough, affecting around 4% of the population; and, in many instances, the symptoms are mild enough that most people find it to be more a minor inconvenience. However, not all instances of Raynaud’s are mild, and in a lot of. Source. Cannabis Science autoimmune disorder connective tissue disease Raynaud Raynaud syndrome

Cannabis Terpenes, Part 1

FloridaMarijuana.net

As cannabis becomes more mainstream, more accepted as a medicine and more utilized worldwide, the plants’ botany and chemical makeup are being researched and dissected. Cannabis sativa , the Latin name for the cannabis plant, produces a resin that supports the medicinal and psychoactive properties within the plan. This resin is a sticky and thick-textured substance that contain a variety of terpenes and cannabinoid metabolites. Terpenes, in part, influence a cannabis strains’ flavor and aroma.

Cannabis IQ drop is a myth, new twin study confirms

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A new twin study finds that genetic and environmental factors—not cannabis—drove IQ down over time. The post Cannabis IQ drop is a myth, new twin study confirms appeared first on Leafly. Health Science & tech IQ research

The FDA Issues Hemp-CBD Warning Letters and a Consumer Update

Canna Law Blog

The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) had a busy Monday this week. On November 25, the agency issued warning letters to 15 businesses selling hemp-derived CBD (“Hemp-CBD”) products as unapproved drugs. The FDA also released updated consumer guidance on Hemp-CBD. Warning Letters. The recent batch of warning letters appear to turn on the marketing of Hemp-CBD products as unapproved drugs. The FDA has approved CBD as a drug: Epidiolex.

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Medical Marijuana for Aspergers: Diagnosis, Research & Treatment

Greencamp

Asperger syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder which belongs to the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as of 2013. According to CDC, Continue Reading. The post Medical Marijuana for Aspergers: Diagnosis, Research & Treatment appeared first on Greencamp. Health

Why Legal Marijuana Does Not End The Illegal Market

MJ Business Attorneys

Areas that have approved the sale of cannabis still deal with a “gray market” where legal and illegal marijuana markets coexist. It is a scenario that frustrates legal cannabis businesses and law enforcement alike. The surge in cannabis policy reform across the country and world may have caused many to anticipate a heavy blow to illegal operators, and black-market activity did experience an initial decline.

HISTORIC: A bill to end marijuana prohibition just passed

NORML

Today, you were a part of making history. The House Judiciary Committee just approved the MORE Act on a bipartisan vote of 24-10. This is legislation that tens-of-thousands advocated for by sending messages, making phone calls, and meeting with lawmakers in DC and district offices. This marks the first time that a congressional committee has ever passed a bill to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act. Now, we still have much to do.

Cannabis Instead of Polypharmacy?

Project CBD

Polypharmacy - the use of five or more medications on a daily basis - is a modern-day health crisis. Could cannabis be the safer alternative prescribers and patients are looking for

Pain Management: Why Cannabis Provides a Safer Alternative to NSAIDs

Cannabis Cheri

Guest Post by Lanny Swerdlow, RN, LNC. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used daily by over 17 million Americans to treat headaches, arthritis, sports injuries, menstrual cramps and a litany of other debilitating ailments. The two most commonly used NSAIDs are aspirin and ibuprofen with such familiar brand names as Bayer, Motrin, Excedrin and Advil.