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Aug

No, drug-sniffing dogs can’t distinguish between marijuana and hemp

In the rush to legalize hemp production across the country, states didn’t anticipate the effect it’d have on prosecuting marijuana convictions. Texas, Florida, and Ohio have struggled whether they accidentally decriminalized cannabis, as limited technology prohibits their ability to quickly and effectively identify between cannabis and hemp flower.

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16
Aug

Everything you need to know about your endocannabinoid system

If you’re a newcomer to cannabis, terms such as Endocannabinoid System and cannabinoids may be confusing. These are terms that everyone should be familiar with, especially true if you’re looking to expand your knowledge surrounding cannabis or if you’re interested in utilizing cannabis for its medicinal benefits. Let’s take a more in-depth look at these common terms you will encounter when learning more about this miraculous plant known as cannabis.

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16
Aug

The CBD boom is reshaping America’s farmland — but will the high demand last?

As the CBD boom continues, farmers across the country are ditching their former crops in favor of something more chill: hemp.

According to US Department of Agriculture data, the amount of farmland planted with hemp quadrupled in the past year, Quartz reports.

 

How did this all happen so fast?

Two words — decriminalization and demand.

First, the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp farming legal last year, allowing farmers to start producing hemp plants as long as they are less than 0.3% THC by dry weight.

Then, when the first CBD products appeared — mostly in pain-relieving wellness products — they were hugely successful. 

Fri
16
Aug

Cheers! Cannabis and its derivatives are in water, tea and beer now

Don’t look now, but behind the scenes, food manufacturers from breweries to natural foods brands are trying to get marijuana into your beverage. Or at least something like that.

AriZona Beverages — you know, the company that makes the big cans of tea sold for .99 cents that come in a bunch of flavors and taste great with a deli sandwich — announced on Aug. 6 that it’ll be entering the marijuana market. It’ll be partnering with Colorado’s own Dixie Brands, a seller of edible marijuana products, to distribute cannabis products under the AriZona label in pot shops in six states.

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16
Aug

Here's why more THC companies are starting CBD companies

Judging from cannabis sales -- U.S. adult-use and medical-only marijuana sales reaching $8 billion to $10 billion in 2018 while cannabidiol (CBD) sales were upwards of $238 million, according to Marijuana Business Daily estimates -- consumers are extremely interested in both THC and CBD. So are business owners.

Fri
16
Aug

Pot is not for pets: Veterinarians have been reporting an increase in cannabis toxicity

You’ve heard it before, but you’re about to hear it again: If you are around children or animals, hide your weed. Or, in the case of particularly dextrous pets, lock up your weed.

Veterinarians across the country have been reporting an increase in cannabis toxicity in pets, mostly in dogs, since legalization came into force last October.

“Certainly since the legalization of marijuana products, I think every veterinarian has seen just a dramatic spike in marijuana toxicity dogs, for sure,” Cathy Hrinivich, small animal emergency care veterinarian, told CBC News.

And the problem isn’t limited to Canada.

Thu
15
Aug

Can CBD treat acne?

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been praised for its robust therapeutic profile. But does this efficacy extend to dermatological conditions like acne, the most common human skin disease? 

Given its low risk of side effects, CBD appears to be a relatively safe acne therapy meriting continued attention from researchers. 

How CBD Treats Acne

A 2014 Journal of Clinical Investigation study by professor Attila Oláh reported novel evidence showing CBD’s potential to be an effective acne treatment.

The study found that cannabidiol had lipostatic, anti-tumor, and anti-inflammatory effects. 

Thu
15
Aug

Study: Teen vaping leads to subsequent marijuana use

Young people who vape are more likely to consume cannabis, as well as engage in other addictive behaviors, according to a new study.

Thu
15
Aug

Everything you need to know about CBD softgels

CBD (cannabidiol) is truly an amazing compound, mainly because of it’s impressive versatility.

It can successfully treat a myriad of ailments, and it can also be used in a number of different ways. Most people are familiar with vaping, edibles, and even CBD flowers, but have you ever heard of CBD softgels? Just like standard softgels, they’re easy to swallow and readily absorbed by the body.

Thu
15
Aug

How essential oils enhance marijuana's entourage effect

The Western, reductionist approach to medicine often overlooks the holistic aspects of good health: Meaning that, for example, while exercise and a healthy diet each offer their own benefits, the combination of both is greater than the sum of the individual parts, writes Sarah Ratliff

This analogy applies to cannabis, too, and the relationship between cannabinoids (the plant's active compounds) and terpenes (aromatic compounds that give plants their flavor and smell). 

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