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Wed
05
May

West Virginia businesses ask for closer look in medical cannabis rollout

With the medical marijuana industry set to open up in West Virginia in the Fall, some locals are hoping more West Virginia businesses will be granted permits to participate.

Chris Yeager is the head of Appalachian Cannabis, a veteran-owned business that distributes CBD products found it stores across the state. He had hoped to be one of the companies selected to help with the roll-out by applying for a vertical permit.

"It allows you to go from seed to sale. It really allows you to control the quality of the product you put out and you really have your finger on the pulse of the product."

Wed
05
May

New Zealand’s ‘green fairy’ has wings clipped for giving elderly free cannabis

Jason Tong, dubbed the “green fairy” for his efforts in recent years to give free cannabis to elderly New Zealanders who are in pain, has pleaded not guilty to cannabis-related charges and has asked that the police drop the charges.

Arguing he has done nothing wrong and was only trying to help those in need, Tong pleaded not guilty to one count of possession of cannabis with intent to supply, and two counts of supplying a Class C controlled drug, reports RNZ.

Tue
04
May

Texas House Passes HB 1535 To Expand The State’s Medical Cannabis Program

Texas passed a bill through the House of Representatives today, titled HB 1535, that would expand the state’s medical cannabis program to cover more conditions, and therefore, service more people who rely on the plant.

Tue
04
May

Use of CBD May Be Associated With Reduced Alcohol Intake, New Study Shows

New research affiliated with the University of Colorado at Boulder and published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors reveals that consumption of CBD-dominant cannabis may be associated with reduced alcohol intake. 

Mon
03
May

Study advises healthcare professionals to screen over-50s for cannabis use

Healthcare professionals should engage older adults in cannabis discussions given that some people are using weed to self-treat different conditions without first seeking medical input or advice, suggests a new U.S. study.

Mon
03
May

Arkansas: Medical marijuana sales tax receipts surpass $30 million, overall sales will soon hit $300 million

Collections from Arkansas state taxes on medical marijuana purchases recently surpassed $30 million.

According to the latest report from the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, the 6.5% state sales tax and 4% privilege tax established by the legislature have netted about $31,663,022 as of March 31, 2021.

Medical marijuana sales began in June 2019. While the 6.5% tax does not apply when a cultivator sells to a dispensary, the 4% does apply to those sales. Department of Finance and Administration spokesman Scott Hardin said the sales tax numbers have "exceeded expectations." Overall sales will soon surpass $300 million, he added.

Fri
30
Apr

Yes, CBD Oil Expires — Here’s How to Check Yours

Like most good things, cannabidiol (CBD) oil does eventually expire. Shelf life typically ranges from 1 to 2 years.

Here’s a closer look at what affects CBD oil’s shelf life and what you can do to keep yours fresh.

How long CBD oil lasts depends on a few factors, from the quality and ingredients to how you store it. An understanding of these factors can help you choose products that’ll last longer. It can also help you stretch the shelf life, giving you even more bang for your buck.

Here are the big ones:

Fri
30
Apr

CBD for high blood pressure: Dosage, products, and how it works

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound that may help reduce some factors in high blood pressure, such as stress, anxiety, and poor sleep quality.

Cannabidiol (CBD) oils, drop, and gummies that may help with high blood pressure against a green background. Share on Pinterest

Thu
29
Apr

Texas' medical cannabis program could expand under bill preliminarily OK'd by House

The Texas House gave initial approval on Wednesday to a bill that would expand the state’s medical cannabis program to include those with chronic pain, all cancer patients and Texans suffering from PTSD.

House Bill 1535, by Rep. Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth, who authored the bill establishing Texas’ initial medical cannabis program in 2015, would also authorize the Department of State Health Services to add additional qualifying conditions through administrative rulemaking, instead of the Legislature needing to pass a law to expand eligibility.

Thu
29
Apr

Does Cannabis Use Affect Bipolar Disorder Symptoms?

You’ve been looking for alternatives to support the treatment of bipolar disorder symptoms and wonder whether cannabis would work.

After all, cannabis is natural and could be an appealing alternative to some of the usual bipolar disorder medications and their side effects.

But is cannabis actually effective in managing symptoms of bipolar disorder? Or could it make it worse?

Research is inconclusive so far. Most of the available information on bipolar disorder and cannabis use is anecdotal.

In general, cannabis use for bipolar disorder is associated with the development of more severe symptoms and lower compliance to traditional treatments. A few benefits have been suggested from small-scale studies.

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