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Tue
29
Oct

The history of hybrids: How breeding and selection led to modern marijuana

Cannabis growers are always searching for the next remarkable strain. The countless flavors and multitude of effects combine to create endless possibilities. In the last 60 years, breeders have capitalized on the diversity of cannabis more than ever before, crossing strains from around the globe.

Tue
29
Oct

CDC announces vape-related illnesses appear to be declining

It appears that the mysterious vaping-related illness sweeping the United States has started to slow down. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the casualty rate for the as-yet-unexplained health condition is “leveling off or even declining.”

The most recent victim count — calculated last Tuesday — stands at 1,604 individuals who have shown signs of the condition. 125 cases were diagnosed over the last week, and 34 people have died from the illness.

Mon
28
Oct

European regulators slammed over CBD cosmetics’ confusion

A Leading industry body is calling for clarification on the regulations around CBD in European cosmetics – as the market prepares for massive growth.

Earlier this year the European Union’s (E.U.) cosmetics regulators proposed a new classification for CBD; it did not go down well with the industry. It’s a confusing situation as the EU’s dictat relied on a strict interpretation of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (SCND) which classifies cannabis as as a banned substance.

Mon
28
Oct

Weed addiction – Is it a real thing?

Addiction isn’t something that’s easily defined and understood.

That’s why, from the get to, we have to put to rest the notion that drug addiction only happens when physical dependency comes into existence.

Things are far more complicated than that, especially when we’re dealing with “soft drugs” like cannabis. It’s of crucial importance to understand that addiction is interconnected with mental health, meaning that we mustn’t overlook the psychological aspects of substance abuse.

To put it in plain words – weed addiction is a very real thing.

Mon
28
Oct

Governor of Michigan takes her Vaping Ban decision to Supreme Court

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan said on Friday that she would appeal a decision blocking her ban of flavored e-cigarettes to the state Supreme Court, comparing the dangers of vaping to the Flint water crisis. Whitmer announced the ban in September, saying that the nation’s ongoing spate of serious lung injuries that have been linked to vaping constituted a public health emergency.

Mon
28
Oct

Experts call more research into medical marijuana at health policy summit

There’s not enough research into how effective marijuana is as medicine, said multiple speakers at Missouri’s Saturday 17th Annual Health Policy Summit.

“Right now, we have very little evidence to guide us on the medical use of cannabis,” said Dr. Lucas Buffaloe, an associate professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine at MU.

The annual summit is organized by MU’s Center for Health Policy and is aimed at health policymakers and health care stakeholders. Speakers addressed an audience of about 100 in the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center.

Fri
25
Oct

Growing strains: how is the flavour of cannabis determined?

Cannabis cultivators have created thousands of unique strains through complex breeding processes and technical growing methods.

Generally, the growing process of a cannabis plant heavily determines the cannabinoid content within the strain – but what determines the flavour of cannabis?

Cannabinoids, like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD), are a chemical substance within strains that connect to the cannabinoid receptors within the patient’s body and brain, causing a stimulating effect. Different strains can be useful for different illnesses depending on their chemical profile.

Fri
25
Oct

‘What you search for predicts what you’ll buy’: Google queries for CBD explode

CBD is taking over the internet.

A new study has revealed that the number of Google searches for cannabidiol (CBD) has been on a meteoric rise over the past few years, peaking at 6.4 million in April of this year alone.

“We think of dieting as being the most popular health search term ever, and for every two searches for dieting, there’s one for CBD,” John Ayers, co-author of the study and associate professor at the University of California, told ABC News.

“What you search for predicts what you buy.”

Thu
24
Oct

Update from NCIA’s safe vaping task force

In response to the vaping crisis, NCIA’s Policy Council has formed a Safe Vaping Task Force. The purpose of the task force is to unify the industry by communicating clearly in response to press reports and state/federal governmental actions, and clearly articulating the state-legal cannabis industry’s obligation to act with integrity as responsible actors. The task force will be publishing summaries of recent developments and the cannabis industry’s response, producing and publishing a white paper on safe vaping, unifying the industry’s response, and engaging federal and state/local governments as appropriate. Members of the task force include medical doctors, scientists, cannabis license holders, and relevant ancillary businesses.

Thu
24
Oct

Patient safety: public cannabis education hotline launched

A public education cannabis hotline has been launched by Colorado nurses to help patients understand their medicine.

Seed & Smith, Colorado’s leading cultivator, concentrate manufacturer and dispensary dedicated to producing high-quality cannabis, has announced its partnership with the non-profit, public cannabis education hotline Leaf411.

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