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Wed
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Mar

How To Use Marijuana To Help You Fall Asleep

Research suggests marijuana can help you fall asleep, but habitual use could lead to some problems.

Wed
18
Mar

CBD Is The Most Researched Wellness Trend On Social Media

There are over 500,000 Google scholarly articles on CBD and millions of Instagram photos tagging the hyper-popular compound.

Social media is a hot spot for wellness trends and recommendations. According to new research, CBD is the most posted about trend with the most substantial amount of research behind it, at least according to the internet.

The analysis, conducted by Babylon Health, explains that there are over 500,000 Google scholarly articles on CBD and more than 8 million Instagram posts that have tagged the compound. This makes CBD the wellness trend on social media that has the most research.

Wed
18
Mar

Do You Still Need a Medical Marijuana Card in 2020?

Though the numbers increase every year, not all states have legalized recreational marijuana — most merely permit the medicinal use of marijuana to treat various physical and mental ailments. Yet, even in states where recreational weed is legal, plenty of residents pursue medical marijuana permits, despite the fact that they can obtain recreational weed without the hassle of doctors’ appointments and prescriptions. 

There are noteworthy differences in medical marijuana and recreational marijuana — both in how the drug is sold and what varieties of the drug are available. If you live in a state where recreational marijuana has been legalized, you might still consider seeking a medical marijuana card. Here’s why.

Wed
18
Mar

Five things employers should know about CBD

The CBD industry is booming and shows signs of not going away anytime soon. While more and more businesses continue to incorporate the compound with differing levels of success, people continue to be as intrigued by CBD as ever, finding it accessible enough to want to incorporate it into their lives, be that for health or fun.

With this environment in mind, it’s important for employers to understand the compound and the benefits and hindrances it could provide for employees. Since CBD has connections with marijuana and the legality of that topic remains complex, it’s best if employers are just as informed as users who consume the compound. Here are 5 things employers should know about CBD:

Tue
17
Mar

NFL Eliminates Suspensions For Positive Cannabis Tests

The National Football League is about to make a dramatic change to its drug testing policy thanks to a new collective bargaining agreement that was brokered between players and owners over the weekend. 

Under the new CBA, players will no longer face suspensions for positive marijuana tests, and the drug testing period will be restricted to the first two weeks of training camp. The threshold for a positive marijuana test will now rise from from 35 to 150 nanograms of THC, according to ESPN.

Tue
17
Mar

Florida Legislature Rejects Proposal To Cap THC For Cannabis Patients Under 21

An effort to limit the amount of THC in medical cannabis prescriptions for patients under the age of 21 went down in flames on Friday in Florida’s state legislature.

As this year’s legislative session wound down, lawmakers in the Sunshine State passed a healthcare bill that did not include a provision that would have place a 10% THC cap for such young patients.

Tue
17
Mar

The story of cannabis in Ireland is a tale of chronic pain and a hesitant government

It’s been said that there are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen. The adage is perhaps never more accurate than when applied to medical marijuana in Ireland.

We have come a long way over the past several years, from when I introduced the Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill in 2016 to the recent introduction of the Cannabis Access Programme. It has taken a wonderful display of human solidarity and decency, but the campaign to have cannabis-based products made available for prescription has finally convinced the Irish government to distribute cannabis to people who need it for medicinal purposes.

Mon
16
Mar

Buying weed in the age of coronavirus: Illinois Marijuana dispensary restricts sales to medical patients

MOCA Modern Cannabis halted recreational marijuana sales as Illinois dispensary owners become increasingly concerned about the impact the new coronavirus could have on the vulnerable medical patients they serve.

The Logan Square dispensary notified customers via email Thursday night that it will only sell to medical marijuana customers until further notice.

MOCA typically sees more than 1,000 customers on the days it sells recreational marijuana, CEO and co-owner Danny Marks said. Because of the restrictions on large gatherings and the response from other organizations, they wanted to play it safe.

Mon
16
Mar

Ohio medical marijuana recalled after it wasn't fully tested

Ohio officials on Friday recalled several medical marijuana products from cultivator Pure Ohio Wellness after it was found the products hadn't been properly tested for contaminants.

Several varieties of dried flower were sent to the state's three operational testing labs for preliminary testing. These tests were only for potency – amount of the compounds THC and CBD – and pesticides.

The flower was never given the full battery of tests required by program rules. Those tests detect heavy metals such as lead, microbials like salmonella and other potentially harmful substances.

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16
Mar

Maine issues first round of conditional marijuana licenses

The Maine Office of Marijuana Policy issued its first round of conditional adult-use marijuana business licenses Friday, giving provisional approval to 31 businesses to open growing operations, manufacturing facilities and retail shops in 10 Maine cities and towns.

Conditional approval has been granted to one nursery, 10 growing operations, four manufacturing facilities and 16 retail stores. Approvals range from a single shop in Newry, one of Maine’s smallest towns, to seven companies that want to open 10 marijuana businesses in Portland, Maine’s biggest city.

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