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Wed
07
Sep

Children step up to raise funds for Medical Cannabis Prescriptions

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Two children, who have seen ‚Äėlife-transforming‚Äô results from medical cannabis, will walk four miles to help raise money for private prescriptions.

Murray Gray, age 10, and Ben Griffiths age 13, who both have severe, treatment-resistant epilepsy, will walk the distance of Morecambe Bay, in Lancashire this October, to raise funds for medical cannabis charity Intractable Epilepsy.

Both Ben and Murray have seen life-changing results since being prescribed cannabis privately.

But many families are struggling to fund the costs of the medication, which in some cases can cost more than £1,000 a month.

Wed
07
Sep

Cannabis News Week: sales figures, new state protections

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Meanwhile, the District of Columbia unleashed its Cannabis Task Force on the city Tuesday to scrutinize the adult-use industry in the city.

The road cannabis legalization has taken in the U.S. has been circuitous to say the least, and with each new piece of state-sponsored legislation, the confusing framework is shown to be even more ridiculous. 

Take California, for example. 

Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1954 into law, which would prohibit a physician and surgeon from denying treatment or medication to a qualified patient based solely on a positive drug screen for THC.

Tue
06
Sep

Higher Education: WPI offering Cannabis Certificate Programs this fall

There are four programs focusing on the industry: Cannabis Healthcare & Medicine; Cannabis Law & Policy; The Business of Cannabis; and Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is going green for the new semester.

The university in Worcester, Massachusetts, is partnering with cannabis education company, Green Flower, to offer four cannabis qualification certificates for those interested in pursuing a career in the growing industry.

‚ÄúThe Massachusetts market is growing so fast from a cannabis perspective and that really needs well-trained people to be able to supply the industry with high-quality talent,‚ÄĚ Green Flower CEO Max Simon said.

Tue
06
Sep

Cannabis legalisation will cost Big Pharma billions

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Cannabis legislation is threatening to reduce pharmaceutical stock value by billions of dollars as more people are predicted to opt for weed over opioids

What would be the impact of making cannabis legal? According to research, it turns out that the legalisation of cannabis would reduce conventional pharmaceutical sales by billions of dollars.

Researchers from California Polytechnic State University and The University of New Mexico published their findings¬†‚ÄúU.S. Cannabis Laws Projected to Cost Generic and Brand Pharmaceutical Firms Billions,‚Ä̬†in PLOS One.

Fri
02
Sep

What works best with your Workout: Edibles, Tinctures, Vapes or Flower?

Believe it or not, smoking is currently the most common method of use for those who incorporate weed into their workouts. Here’s why it may not be right for you.

Infusing marijuana into workout routines is not a new concept, but it certainly is growing in popularity. In fact, a recent study from the University of Colorado, Boulder surveyed cannabis users in legal states and found that 81.7% of participants endorsed using marijuana at the same time as exercising. Clearly marijuana has started to find its footing among the fitness community, at least among those who enjoy both fitness and cannabis.

Thu
01
Sep

5 Surprising ways Hemp helps the Planet

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Long used to treat maladies from anxiety to inflammation, hemp is now being used to build cars, brew beer, and innovate other sustainable solutions.

Hemp already has a good reputation for use in medicine. As a member of the same species as the marijuana plant,¬†Cannibis sativa, hemp contains cannabidiol‚ÄĒa compound more commonly known as CBD. By activating¬†certain receptors in the brain¬†that help regulate the nervous system, CBD¬†is often used¬†to treat anxiety, insomnia, and inflammation. Studies also suggest it¬†can help with epilepsy, chronic pain, and addiction.¬†
Thu
01
Sep

Can Crypto save the Cannabis Industry?

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The legal cannabis industry’s problems go much deeper than a lack of access to banking. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Sin Week.

Cryptocurrency has long been held up as a panacea for the U.S. cannabis industry’s well-publicized banking problems.

Wed
31
Aug

Western Michigan University to launch Cannabis Marketing class in the spring

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KALAMAZOO -¬†A new class at Western Michigan University beginning in the spring is set to be the first of its kind in the state¬†‚ÄĒ¬†cannabis marketing.

The joint effort between the university and several local titans of the cannabis industry is a chance for potential future dispensary owners to learn the ABC's of THC.

WMU has always had a strong food marketing program, but in recent years, its graduates have taken on a new, greener venture.

"In the last couple of years, we've been landing a lot of our students in the cannabis industry," says Dr. Russell Zwanka, associate professor of food marketing at WMU.

Wed
31
Aug

Group pushing for Recreational Marijuana in Arkansas releases first TV Ad

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A new TV ad pushing for recreational marijuana is set to hit the airwaves on Wednesday (Aug. 31).

Responsible Growth Arkansas (RGA) is highlighting where some of the taxes derived from recreational cannabis sales will go in this new ad.

Wed
31
Aug

More people are turning to Hemp products for Relaxation and Relief

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An explosion of CBD products seems to decorate the shelves of nearly every kind of business these days, offering products from CBD honey to CBD-infused yoga pants (yes, really). It’s more than obvious that CBD has become the latest health and wellness trend.

When the U.S. Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill, it legalized industrial hemp, which helped launch the popularity of CBD, an abbreviation for cannabidiol. This compound, which is derived from industrial hemp, contains less than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive compound found in hemp’s cousin, marijuana. In South Carolina, marijuana remains an illegal drug, but chemicals like CBD from industrial hemp are legal.

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