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Thu
19
Sep

Sports and pot: Exploring the role of cannabis in athletic recovery

The stigma associated with marijuana, which once cast cannabis consumers as lazy underachievers, is now a thing of the past. Cannabis has slowly gained mainstream acceptance, even in athletic arenas, and for good reason.

Thu
19
Sep

New Hampshire House overrides Governor’s veto on home-grown medical cannabis

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to overturn Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of a bill that would allow for the home cultivation of cannabis by medical marijuana patients. The measure, HB 364, will now head to the Senate after the House voted 259 to 120 to override the veto.

Thu
19
Sep

Canada: Cannabis oil supplies vastly outweigh sales, stats show

Newly released data from Health Canada indicates Canadians just aren’t that into cannabis oils.

The agency reports that inventories of cannabis oil greatly outweigh the number of sales.

For the month of June, around 9,600 litres of cannabis oil was sold compared to a total inventory of just over 141,000 litres — that is 14.7 times more inventory than sales.

Sales of cannabis oil also decreased in June by 2.1 percent, but finished inventory actually increased 15 percent, from a little over 85,000 to more than 98,000 litres.

Thu
19
Sep

European cannabis THC levels have doubled in ten years

Cannabis potency in Europe has risen dramatically with THC levels more than doubling in a decade.

And, cannabis remains the most widely used ‘illicit’ drug in Europe, show findings from some recent research. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) report shows that the THC concentration of ‘herbal cannabis’ doubled from 5% to 10%, from 2006 to 2016, whilst cannabis resin potency increased from 8% to 17% over the same period.

Wed
18
Sep

Medical cannabis: New State Law in Oklahoma

Cannabis laws are very clear in Oklahoma. The state legalized medical cannabis in October 2018. Since then, the medical marijuana industry has boomed in Oklahoma. Notably, the industry has brought in more consumers, growers, dispensers, processors, tax revenues, and patients in the state. However, there are some challenges. A new medical marijuana law hit Oklahoma. Let’s discuss the changes.

Tue
17
Sep

Get Strong Bones with Cannabis – A Closer Look at Osteoporosis and Osteogenesis Imperfecta

If you grew up in the 80s or 90s in the U.S., you likely remember all the “Got milk?” commercials centered around getting enough calcium and vitamin D in our diets.

I was a kid back then so all I really paid attention to was the images of celebrities that I knew adorning white milk mustaches, but the true focus of the campaign was bone health. Since then, cow’s milk has grown a bit controversial about whether or not it’s even helpful, the message still remains that diet is one of the most important factors in overall bone health.

Tue
17
Sep

Utah Lawmakers to revise Medical Cannabis Access Law

State lawmakers are scheduled to convene a special session on Monday, September 16, to amend the state’s nascent medical cannabis access law.

Specifically, lawmakers are seeking to revise the law so that public health departments are no longer responsible for the overseeing of the distribution of medical cannabis products. Instead, legislators are proposing that regulators license up to 12 privately-owned dispensaries throughout the state.

Tue
17
Sep

Synthetic marijuana found in CBD products across multiple States

CBD edibles and vapes spiked with a variety of synthetic marijuana compounds have found their way to consumers in Louisiana, Maryland and nearly a dozen other states, according to a nationwide Associated Press investigation into unregulated cannabidiol products. Synthetic marijuana, often marketed as K2 or Spice, has been linked to mass hospitalizations and other health emergencies across the U.S. and Europe.

Mon
16
Sep

Florida Lawmakers file Bill to expand medical marijuana research

Two members of Florida’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill on Thursday that would expand research into the medicinal use of marijuana. The measure, titled the Expanding Cannabis Research and Information Act, was filed by Democratic Rep. Donna Shalala and her Republican colleague Rep. Matt Gaetz has signed on as a co-sponsor.

If passed, the bill “would develop a national cannabis research agenda, direct the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to collect data on the health impacts of cannabis, establish a National Institutes of Health ‘Centers of Excellence’ research designation, and reclassify cannabis as a Schedule III controlled substance,” according to Shalala’s office.

Fri
13
Sep

How cannabis and CBD can help eliminate the stigma around mental illness

With marijuana use and mental health both wildly stigmatized, perhaps there are solutions in place that are as simple as having a conversation.

Millions of Americans are coping with mental health issues. Often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, those who suffer in silence with mental illness issues often remain silent due to the stigmatization that shrouds depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders.

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