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Can’t tell if you’re addicted to cannabis? Neither can science

Cannabis has an image of being a relatively harmless drug. But all drugs carry a degree of risk for dependence, and cannabis is no exception.

Many people assume dependence is only something that happens to those who use “hard drugs,” such as crack or heroin.

In fact, the estimated risk of dependence on cannabis is about one in ten.

 

Tue
30
Jul

Why tobacco farmers and corporations are moving to hemp

Where tobacco enthusiasm and production wanes, hemp finds a new home.

In December of 2018, President Trump officially signed off on the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill. About every five years, a new version of the bill is presented, shaping food and agriculture, rural economies, trade, on-farm energy production, and more. This $867-billion package dealt with certain areas like local food system funding, urban farming, and continued funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as “food stamps”).

Mon
29
Jul

Louisiana’s Southern University plants first medical cannabis seeds

The first seeds of Southern University’s future medical cannabis crop have been planted, while Louisiana State University’s product is approaching prime time.

Louisiana State University and Southern University are the only institutions in the state permitted to grow medical cannabis. Both have teamed up with commercial partners in their cannabis ventures; GB Sciences in the case of LSU and Ilera Holistic Healthcare with Southern University.

Mon
29
Jul

Israeli researchers bet on cannabis for pets

There’s no question that cannabidiol, CBD, a non-psychoactive chemical produced by the cannabis plant, has shown an ability to help alleviate health issues — everything from inflammation, anxiety, skin conditions, arthritis and joint pain.

So, how about its effect on animals?

Itay Ben-Mordechai, head of innovation at Weedley, a leader in the development and distribution of cannabidiol-based natural products (CBD) for pets, and his Tel Aviv-based team are gambling on a big “yes.”

“We’ve seen how well animals respond to CBD oil drops and treats,” Ben-Mordechai told NoCamels.com, noting that so far only research subjects and investors have tried Weedley’s CBD-infused transdermal creams and oils.

Mon
29
Jul

How to spot fake CBD

Hundreds of people have been benefited from using Cannabidiol (CBD) – a substance scientifically proven to be safe for human consumption – even for children! 

It not only has a wide range of therapeutic benefits but also has been useful for treating numerous serious ailments and disorders. 

However, not all products touted as “natural CBD oil” are actually as natural they claim to be. 

Natural CBD is admittedly safe. But they don’t include products that are made from synthetic lab-produced cannabinoids or contain contaminants, high levels of hallucinatory cannabinoids like Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or other harmful substances. 

Mon
29
Jul

3 easy Instagram tweaks for cannabis influencers

To my friends, colleagues and influencers in the cannabis and hemp space, it’s time for some real talk about your social media profiles: Your Instagram game needs some work.

And sure, Twitter’s great for following fast-moving policy conversations and the ever-expanding international news cycle, but you’re likely spending too much time on the platform. Then there’s Facebook; are you actually using the robust social channel strategically, or are you just posting blindly?

Mon
29
Jul

How black pepper sedates marijuana paranoia, according to Neil Young and science

Next time you’re experiencing marijuana-induced paranoia, we suggest listening to the wise words of Neil Young. No, Young’s lyrics won’t pacify your panic after smoking too much weed. Instead you’d have to listen to a 2014 Howard Stern interview, in which Stern confessed to not smoking marijuana as “it makes [him] paranoid.”

“Try black pepper balls if you get paranoid. Just chew two or three pieces,” Young responded. “I just found this out myself. Try it.”

Now, we expect a dubious reaction from readers on this advice. How could the basic condiment on your dining table solve high-minded anxiety and panic? Well, believe it or not, science backs up what Young is saying.

Mon
29
Jul

Billionaire entrepreneur launches Cryptocurrency Bank for cannabis, hemp exchange

The cannabis industry and cryptocurrency have both generated considerable interest in recent years. Now, the two worlds are converging. 

Mon
29
Jul

Web Of Weed: Online cannabis sales next frontier for black market

While illegal storefront dispensaries, once abundant in the city, finally seem to be going up in smoke, black market cannabis sales have grown like weeds online.

And untangling the web of illegal cannabis sales on the internet may prove to be a herculean task — too big for any one police agency to tackle.

“Toronto Police Service investigators are reviewing internally, and the Service continues to consult with our partners in MLS (Municipal Licensing & Standards) and the Ministry of Community Safety to determine the best approaches to the various channels through which cannabis is being illegally distributed,” spokesman Allison Sparkes told the Sun recently.

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