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Fri
12
Aug

Four new Medical Cannabis Studies to Catch-up On

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New research in the field of medical cannabis is being published all the time, we’ve rounded up four of the latest papers to catch up on from the past two weeks.

The last month has seen the publication of several new medical cannabis studies, exploring conditions including fibromyalgia, Covid-19 and multiple sclerosis.

Here we outline some of the recent studies you should know about, authored by scientists from the likes of McGill University, the University of Milan and Imperial College London.

CBD’s impact on nerve cells in the brain

Several scientists from the University of Milan worked with Mikael Sodergren of Imperial College London and Curaleaf, to evaluate the potential of CBD as a treatment for psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders.

Fri
12
Aug

Cone denim grows partnership with hemp Innovator Bastcore

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Cone Denim has expanded its partnership with hemp processing innovator BastCore, following the former’s recently launched U.S. Hemp Collection.

BastCore has created patent-pending technology and a proprietary process that produces clean, mechanically processed, Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified and U.S. Department of Agriculture bio-preferred hemp fiber out of its operation in Montgomery, Ala.

“Cone is extremely proud to work closely with an industry-recognized company like BastCore as we advance our commitment to provide more sustainable, alternative fiber options to our denim community,” Cone Denim president Steve Maggard said.

Thu
11
Aug

Cannabis And Lower COVID Hospitalizations: Is There A Connection? Here’s What A New Study Found

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The authors stated that “the better results could be due to the medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory effects, of some cannabinoids.”

 

A new study found that “cannabis consumption is associated with lower COVID-19 severity among hospitalized patients.” (Benzinga)

Tue
09
Aug

No solid proof Cannabis Oil can ‘Cure’ Cancer

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A post on Facebook, shared hundreds of times, claims that a “60 gram supply of Cannabis Oil” is “enough to treat one cancer patient”. It also includes an image of several plastic syringes which it claims contain cannabis oil, with the caption “Cancer Cure”.

 

 

While there is evidence some cannabis products can be beneficial to cancer patients, and research on this is ongoing, there is no current proof that cannabis oil can cure cancer. 

Claims that cannabis products can cure cancer are ‘misleading’

Tue
09
Aug

Zephyr teams with experienced cannabis operator, seeks tax breaks for South Buffalo project

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Plans for a new $200 million marijuana growing and production facility in South Buffalo are back on track.

The project, years in the making, is finally advancing toward the start of construction in as soon as a few weeks, with the first phase possibly opening for business by next summer. The reason: New York's legalized pot market is gaining clarity, with regulations being finalized, and the first sales are expected in a few months.

That's a big change.

Tue
09
Aug

Ontario Cannabis Store unable to make deliveries after Partner faces Cyberattack

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TORONTO — The Ontario Cannabis Store says a cyberattack faced by one of its logistics partners has left the provincial pot distributor unable to process or deliver orders to marijuana shops and customers.

The OCS said Monday evening there is no indication that its systems were targeted or its customers’ information compromised during the Aug. 5 attack on the parent company of its third-party distribution centre, Domain Logistics. “However, out of an abundance of caution to protect OCS and its customers, the decision was made to shut down Domain Logistics’ operations until a full forensic investigation could be completed,” the OCS said in a statement.

Tue
09
Aug

Does Delta 8 Show up on a Drug Test?

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First, there are many different types of drug tests. The most common is a urine test, but there are also blood tests, hair follicle tests, and saliva tests. Delta 8 THC can technically show up on all of these types of tests, but it's much more likely to show up on a urine test.

The reason for this is that Delta 8 THC is metabolized differently than other types of THC. When you consume Delta 8, it's broken down into different metabolites in your body. One of those metabolites is called THCCOOH, which is the metabolite that urine tests are designed to detect. If you're concerned about passing a drug test, your best bet is to avoid consuming any products that have any level of THC in them.

What is Delta 8? 

Mon
08
Aug

Cardiac Arrhythmias and Self-reported Marijuana Use

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For a study, researchers sought to assess cross-sectional relationships between current and former marijuana use and arrhythmias in 1,485 participants of the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis who underwent comprehensive ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring with the Zio Patch XT.

Incidences of premature atrial contractions, supraventricular tachycardia, premature ventricular contractions, and nonsustained ventricular tachycardia (NSVT) were observed.

Compared with never users, participants reporting current marijuana use (n=40, 3%) had more supraventricular tachycardia/day (adjusted geometric mean ratio [GMR] 1.42, 95% CI 0.87 to 2.32), more premature atrial contractions/hour (GMR 1.22, 95% CI 0.72 to 2.13), and more NSVT/day (GMR 1.28, 95% CI 0.95 to 1.28).

Mon
08
Aug

Cannabis Security: 9 Pro Tips to Protect a Growing Industry

In the past, robbers used to target banks if they wanted large sums of cash quickly, but with many states legalizing cannabis, cannabis retail stores have become easy targets.

 

 

This is because marijuana is still illegal per federal law, meaning those businesses are very cash-reliant because they aren’t able to accept credit cards—and many experts believe the federal government will not make marijuana legal anytime soon. Meanwhile, legal sales at the state level are expected to total $33 billion this year.

As a result, security is a top priority.

Here are 9 ways security managers can protect cannabis establishments, with professional insights offered during SIA’s recent symposium:

1. Training

Fri
05
Aug

This Hemp Seed-Flavored Spirit Brand Is the Product of a Centuries-Old Legacy

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The story of Tusk and its hemp seed-flavored rum began over 100 years ago, when Maurice Morton’s great-great-great-grandparents made a fortuitous, and hard-earned, purchase.

“In 1906, my great-great-great-grandparents, who were former slaves turned sharecroppers, purchased the land that they actually used to work on,” he says. Morton’s grandfather passed it to the next generation, and in 2019, his aunt decided to move to the property, in Halifax, VA, to build a home. Morton and his cousin presented her with a plan to plant hemp seed — which took some convincing. “She thought we were [going to] turn into a cartel family,” he says with a laugh. “Once she realized that we were talking about actual hemp and not marijuana, it turned into an ‘Okay, let’s do this.’”

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