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Tue
19
Nov

How does CBD affect your memory?

Marijuana is not memory’s best friend, though some studies find CBD might improve brain function.

One of the great benefits of smoking marijuana is that there’s rarely any hangovers on the following day. Sadly, the plant still has the capability of rattling your memories.

Cannabis, or THC more precisely, tends to affect people’s cognitive function and short term memory skills, which is why smoking sometimes leaves you feeling a little dumb and spacey. This is all due to THC and the fact that it temporarily attaches itself to parts of the brain that process memory formations. This isn’t the case with cannabidiol (CBD): some studies even claim that the compound can boost memory functions and work on your brain health.

Tue
19
Nov

How patients with parkinson’s disease can benefit from CBD

Although there isn’t much research surrounding the use of CBD and cannabis in regards to Parkinson’s Disease, one particular study caught my eye. In the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics in 2014, a case report reviewed sleep disorders of six patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

 

Tue
19
Nov

What to know about traveling with Cannabis and CBD over the holidays

Depending on state and local laws, those caught traveling with cannabis may find themselves facing harsher penalties including fines and jail time. 

Cannabis consumers traveling over the holidays will be pleased to know that the TSA has now relaxed their regulations regarding traveling with medical marijuana. According to their website, passengers can now transport FDA-approved medications containing CBD, as well as any other products containing CBD. These products can be transported  in both carry-on and checked luggage. 

Tue
19
Nov

How can cannabis help in treating anxiety?

Today, people use cannabis products such as CBD for numerous medicinal benefits, here we find out how it can help in treating anxiety

Cannabis products such as CBD (cannabidiol) oil have become mainstream trends in health and wellness. Although the use of cannabis for medicinal benefits spans many centuries, products from the plant have been Schedule I for a long time. Many people are still adjusting to the therapeutic benefits of cannabis. In the US, after the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, manufacturers began to produce various hemp-derived cannabis products. FDA-approved Epidiolex for seizures also became the first legal cannabis-based medication.

Tue
19
Nov

Malta: Minister expects fast growth of medical cannabis exports

Malta’s medical cannabis exports will reach €1 billion by the industry’s third year of local operations, Economy Minister Chris Cardona said on Monday. 

He said that in three years' time Malta will start exporting its first medicinal cannabis products, once the €140 million Hal Far cluster of businesses is up and running. 

Dr Cardona was visiting the site ahead of the second Medical Cannabis World Forum that will be bringing together global industry experts and professionals for a three-day conference on the island starting on Tuesday.

The event is mainly focused on legislation and the regulatory framework of this emerging industry, and will bring together business leaders, policymakers, and over 100 speakers.  

Tue
19
Nov

UK patient advocacy group launched to help access medical cannabis

A new patient advocacy organisation focussed on support and care for patients considering cannabis for medicinal use has been launched.

The group is chaired by former Health Minster and Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing and Queens Nursing Institute, Ann Keen RN, who is launching the nurses arm to begin working towards helping patients access medical cannabis and towards care in the regulated medical cannabis framework in the UK.

Mon
18
Nov

How Mass. cannabis inspectors keep a watchful eye over the legal pot industry

Nearly one year since the first legal, adult-use cannabis sale was made, there are now 33 retail stores open around Massachusetts.

So far, state regulators have issued 227 provisional and final licenses to retail, cultivation, cannabis manufacturing facilities and independent testing laboratories. Before — and even after — licenses are issued, those facilities must be inspected by the state.

'Keeps Everyone On Their Toes'

On a Tuesday morning in October, two CCC inspectors pull up to the Sira Naturals Cultivation and Manufacturing facility in a pair of gray, unmarked crossover SUVs. The only giveaway? The vehicles have official state license plates.

Mon
18
Nov

Brutal week for weed casts chill over prospects for Cannabis 2.0

If there’s a lesson that Canada’s pot industry can take from a devastating week that saw the country’s largest producers post massive losses amid waves of product returns and piles of excess inventory, it might be this: understand your market first, sell your product later.

And with cannabis 2.0 looming, there isn’t much time to learn it.

“Any company that’s looking to make a product for cannabis 2.0 should wait six months to see what comes out in the market,” said Narbe Alexandrian, president and CEO of Canopy Rivers, the venture capital arm of Canopy Growth Corp.

Mon
18
Nov

Illegal pot farms on California's public land are creating an environmental hazard

Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with open containers of fertilizer and rodenticide.

A group including U.S. Forest Service rangers, local law enforcement, scientists and conservationists hiked into the so-called trespass grow where nearly 9,000 cannabis plants were illegally cultivated on national forest land in the region known as the Emerald Triangle, for the marijuana that has been produced there for decades.

Mon
18
Nov

New lab tests show dangers of unregulated THC vape cartridges

New data from a California laboratory show that THC vape cartridges may carry a substantial risk of exposing users to harmful chemicals. And while the test results from analytic laboratory CannaSafe show that illicit market products pose the most danger, even carts from licensed companies may be unsafe if used improperly.

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