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Mon
18
May

Florida Researchers Hope to Clean Up Polluted Waterways With Hemp

Before its prohibition, hemp had been cultivated on fields across the U.S. for centuries—but Steve Edmonds’ vision of growing it hydroponically on polluted bodies of water might just be a first.

Edmonds has had the idea to clean up waterways using hemp since toxic blue green algae blooms severely invaded Lake Okeechobee in his home state of Florida in 2013. Now that hemp is federally legal to grow, Edmonds, a political science professor at Valencia College, has found a research partner at South Florida State College to carry out an experiment that’s been years in the making.

Mon
18
May

Some scientists believe cannabis terpenes can help with treating COVID-19

When you smell marijuana, what you’re actually smelling are the terpenes. These organic compounds create aroma in all plants, and each cannabis strain contains its own set of terpenes. This is why your stashes of weed smell different, even if they share the same general perfume.

Similar to cannabinoids like THC and CBD, terpenes bond with a person’s endocannabinoids and deliver therapeutic effects to his or her system.

Mon
18
May

Will CBD and THC have a future role in fighting viruses and inflammation?

Could marijuana and CBD be helped by a genomic parasite to decrease inflammation and viruses?

Researchers at the CECAD Cluster of Excellence in Aging Research of the University of Cologne, the University of Texas Health Science Center and the Francis Crick Institute in London have made a significant discovery that offers insight into targeting viruses and inflammation alike through identifying a key protein called, ZBP1.

Mon
18
May

Oklahoma may launch marijuana breathalyzer pilot program

Oklahoma could launch a pilot program to conduct marijuana breathalyzer tests to determine if people are driving under the influence.

Oklahoma’s Legislature passed legislation last week to require the Department of Public Safety use $300,000 to pay for a medical marijuana pilot program to test out marijuana breathalyzers.

Rep. Scott Fetgatter, R-Okmulgee, said Oklahoma could be one of the first states in the nation to use this new technology.

“We have a lot of problems when it comes to medical marijuana and DUI laws and determining impairment, he said.

There are few accurate roadside tools to determine marijuana impairment.

Fri
15
May

National Cannabis Trade Group Requests That The DEA Stay Out of Cannabis Research

Some may think legal cannabis and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are

Fri
15
May

Researcher Claims Cannabis Shows Promise Blocking Coronavirus Infection

The coronavirus pandemic continues to plague the world, with more and more people unfortunately being infected with every passing day.

A handful of countries that were previously battling significant outbreaks appear to be containing the spread of the virus, which is great news. Sadly, many more are struggling.

Wed
13
May

Microdosing: The Secret To A New Cannabis Experience

If the thought of medicinal benefits without the overwhelming psychoactive effects of THC seems like an attractive proposition, then microdosing might be for you.

By Goldleaf‘s Alfonso Colasuonno, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis.

Wed
13
May

University of Rhode Island Aims to Offer Online Course on Cannabis

Students enrolled at the University of Rhode Island may soon have the opportunity to participate in a new undergraduate certificate program in cannabis studies.

Wed
13
May

Exploring Cannabis Drinks

If you’re new to cannabis-infused beverages, these exciting products can be classified as drinks that have been infused with phytocannabinoids such as CBD or THC. Now available in low-dose options, many professionally-made infused beverage items can be enjoyed straight out of the bottle or can.

While none of these drinkables contain alcohol, they mirror the current spread of the most beloved drink categories, providing a new wave of products that can enhance any occasion.

Currently, the average potency of these beverages typically falls between 1 - 25 milligrams CBD and/or between 1 - 10 milligrams THC per serving. Here's a look at seven categories that are expanding the infused beverage market.

Wed
13
May

NYC ban on pre-employment marijuana testing takes effect

A ban on employers requiring candidates to undergo marijuana testing as part of the hiring process took effect this week in New York City.  

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