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Mon
29
Oct

Southern Illinois University to create medical marijuana certificate program, launch new research into industrial hemp

Southern Illinois University is creating new programs to study industrial hemp and medical marijuana with the hope of offering a new certificate for students and farmers, school officials announced Friday.

The interdisciplinary program in cannabis science is spearheaded by researchers in SIU's colleges of science and agricultural sciences, school officials said. Areas of study would blend agriculture and plant biology with courses in chemistry, engineering, business and ecology.

The idea, according to the university, is to provide rigorous, science-based instruction for aspiring cultivators and technicians, as well as business acumen to farmers seeking insight into how they can grow their enterprises in the burgeoning market.

Fri
26
Oct

7 Pivotal moments in cannabis history

The history of marijuana goes back nearly 5,000 years, and through most of its history, weed was considered beneficial for both your physical and your mental health. That all changed around the beginning of the 20th century with a concentrated campaign of prohibition and criminalization, writes Deb Powers.

Fri
26
Oct

'Weed the People’ explores medical marijuana for kids with cancer

Marijuana, both medicinal and recreational, is growing more mainstream. Medical marijuana is now legalized in a majority of states, and 62% of Americans support legalizing it outright — but in the political realm, the plant has long been controversial.

Fri
26
Oct

The best CBD beauty products will leave you looking and feeling your best

Here’s everything you need to elevate your beauty routine.

Don’t we all just want to be young and beautiful? No matter how hard we try,  we can’t stop the aging process. Thanks to a small army of face creams, serums, masks and the like, we can at least fight the appearance of aging. As far as beauty goes, there are many ways to look and feel beautiful, and everyone has their own definition of beauty. For some, it’s a bold brow, while for others, it’s a spritz of their favorite fragrance. Whatever your preference, there’s a good chance you can mix in some CBD.

Thu
25
Oct

Cannabis oil may reduce symptoms for people with Crohn’s Disease

It’s a painful, sometimes debilitating condition affecting millions of people in the United States.

But can cannabis oil provide relief for people with Crohn’s disease? A recent Israeli study suggests it can.

“Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is characterized by inflammation and can affect any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, but most commonly the small intestine,” explained Dr. Timna Naftali, the study’s lead researcher and a specialist in gastroenterology at Meir Hospital and Kupat Holim Clinic in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The symptoms include:

Thu
25
Oct

Medical cannabis user questions quality control in industry

An Edmonton medical cannabis consumer is concerned about quality control in the industry, after she experienced unexpected side effects from familiar strains of cannabis she received from two licensed producers.

But Health Canada, doctors and industry insiders say producers face some of the most strict regulations in the world, and say Canada's legal cannabis is safe.

Joan Kapuscinski​ has chronic pain due to fibromyalgia and insomnia. Before she started consuming cannabis a year and a half ago, she was sleeping just an hour at a time.

Kapuscinski, 60, was initially reluctant to try cannabis. But she had negative side effects from pharmaceutical drugs.

"I'm not looking to get high, I'm looking to feel better," she said.

Thu
25
Oct

Lowly moss-like plant seems to copy cannabis

Several hundred million years ago mosses and their kin went one way, evolutionarily speaking, and the lineage of trees and flowering plants went the other. Somehow, in the vast expanse of geologic time that followed, a few members of these distantly related groups in the plant kingdom copied one another in making something of great interest to humans: the psychoactive chemical, or cannabinoid, that gets people high.

The recent discovery of another source of a cannabinoid comes from a plant that is a relative of the mosses called liverwort. One genus of the plant, Radula, boasts a handful of species that produce a chemical that is a lot like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from Cannabis sativa, or marijuana.

Thu
25
Oct

How to successfully detox THC

From time to time, regular users of cannabis may come to the conclusion that it is time to take some time off from enjoying the herb. Perhaps you’re in the job market and want to be ready in case a prospective employer has a drug testing policy for applicants. Or maybe you aren’t getting the same buzz from pot that you used to and want to take a tolerance break to enhance your enjoyment when you begin smoking again. Whatever the reason, learning how to detox pot can help ease and perhaps even speed up the process.

Thu
25
Oct

Four Colorado weed industry rules that are about to change

Colorado’s cannabis industry is still changing at a rapid pace. The industry’s watchdog, the state Marijuana Enforcement Division, updates its rules and regulations every year in hopes of catching up with the expanding field, which is growing like a weed in more ways than one.

Wed
24
Oct

80,000 patients sign up for Pa.’s medical marijuana program in first year

Meanwhile, close to half of the registered doctors in the state are in the Philadelphia area.

It’s been almost one year since Pennsylvania opened its medical marijuana patient registry, allowing residents to apply for the right to legally obtain medical marijuana for a wide variety of conditions, and we’ve got some numbers from the program’s first year from Pennsylvania’s Department of Health.

According to Nate Wardle, press secretary for the Department of Health in Harrisburg, more than 80,000 patients have registered for the medical marijuana program since the registry launched in October 2017. Of those 80,000 patients, the state has approved nearly 51,000 to receive medical marijuana through dispensaries.

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