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Wed
17
Jul

The sad reason marijuana research hasn’t exploded in Canada

Around this time last year excited whispers descended north of the border. They emanated from laboratories, universities, and research centers across Canada.

Wed
17
Jul

Study finds that treatment for cannabis use disorder is... cannabis

A new Australian study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that medical cannabis can potentially help treat addiction… to cannabis.

Researchers found that a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and nabiximols (trade name Sativex) — an oral spray derived from the cannabis plant containing a 1:1 ratio of cannabinoids THC (the psychoactive, intoxicating component of cannabis) and CBD (a psychoactive but non-intoxicating component) — assisted in reducing the number of days patients with cannabis dependence consumed the drug by approximately 40 per cent compared to those in the placebo group.

Wed
17
Jul

How cannabis brands can harness the power of digital marketing

More states are moving towards legalization, opening new markets for cannabis brands. However, because of the rigid regulations and restrictions that exist around advertising, many cannabis and CBD companies are throwing all of their ad dollars at billboards and local print, overlooking more powerful channels for exposure and engagement.

While the big platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are tricky to navigate, there are digital channels available. As cannabis brands enter increasingly competitive marketplaces, these creative solutions are more necessary than ever.

Tue
16
Jul

Using THC to regenerate brain cells and restore cognitive youth

Everyone knows that using cannabis as a teenager can slow you down a little bit, mentally. Not permanently of course, but it can be difficult for young people to focus and retain information when they’re stoned. However, the exact opposite is true for the older generations.

Tue
16
Jul

Will the rise of outdoor cannabis cultivation create more opportunities for small farmers?

Thanks to marijuana's history of prohibition, and growers' need to hide their crop, many people think of cannabis cultivation as an indoor operation with bright lights, in a nondescript location. While it's true that a lot of cannabis is grown this way, the plant also has a long history of outdoor cultivation, including and especially mom-and-pop farms in places like northern California, writes Christine Giraud

Outdoor cultivation is making a comeback in the legal market, but tough regulations and a lack of capital, among other things, are making it hard for small-scale outdoor farmers to get licensed and be profitable.

Tue
16
Jul

Why CBD water may not be legitimate

What Is CBD Water?

Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating compound extracted from the cannabis plant, can be incredibly useful for a number of conditions ranging from anxiety and depression to chronic pain, inflammation and many others.

We’ve got tinctures, oils, fresh CBD flower, edibles, infused pastries and lattes, and of course: water.  With so much hype around CBD, maybe it’s not too surprising that I’m here writing about CBD-infused water, one of the newer trends to take off in recent months. Don’t get me wrong, I use and appreciate CBD. But I will not be sipping that water.

Tue
16
Jul

Is The Federal Government finally serious about marijuana research?

A long-gestating back-and-forth between scientists, cannabis advocates, and legislators has been the paucity of marijuana research. Lawmakers at the state and federal level have both referenced a lack of scientific literature around medical cannabis as reason not to push through reform. That happened just this year when Texas expanded its medical marijuana program but refused to post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition. There wasn’t enough research available, Texas legislators claimed, to support marijuana’s efficacy in treating PTSD.

Tue
16
Jul

The environmental cost of smoking pot

As cannabis users consume the drug in different forms across the country, the effect on the environment remains unclear. Canada legalized recreational marijuana Oct. 17, 2018. Almost immediately, operations started up across the nation.

Mon
15
Jul

7 cannabis startups that are changing the business with technology

From cannabis-infused gin to ice cream, the legalization of marijuana in various parts of the world is opening up an entirely new industry. Whatever your views on this recreational drug, there can be no doubt that many companies will spring up and capitalize on this new potentially lucrative opportunity.

Mon
15
Jul

Psychedelic Research — A Scientific Renaissance with Promising Results

We live in a time that many refer to as a psychedelic renaissance, because scientists around the globe are rediscovering the psychedelic substances’ immense potential to heal.

This is the second time that the scientific world has shown interest in psychedelics, but unlike the somewhat questionable research methods of Timothy Leary and his contemporaries during the ’60s, the modern research is done by the book.

I find this newfound scientific interest to be a truly joyous event, because I’ve also experienced the benefits of these compounds first-hand.

What is psychedelic research?

This type of research studies the therapeutic use of psychedelic substances under supervised and guided conditions.

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