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Medical marijuana sales in Oklahoma exceeded $7 million in February

February sales data show that Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program is flourishing. In fact, the program’s runaway success is something few could have predicted when voters approved a hotly contested ballot initiative legalizing medical cannabis last June. Despite coordinated efforts to restrict and block key provisions of the voter-approved measure, Oklahoma is crafting one of the most accessible medical cannabis programs in the region. And February’s $7.2 million in medical cannabis sales makes a compelling case that they’re succeeding.

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Here's what happens if you get caught with cannabis at the canadian border

Cannabis may be legal across Canada, but border security will still confiscate any cannabis that visitors try to bring from outside the country. And while you can buy marijuana in every province and territory, the number of cannabis seizures at the border has actually increased since legalization became law last October, writes Calvin Hughes and James McClure.

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THC benefits that have nothing to do with getting high

As we delve deeper into the science of the cannabis plant more medical properties are revealed. While it’s long been declared by marijuana activists that full-plant extract is as medicinal as it gets, cannabinoids are still being isolated and bred for strength. A lot of the time it’s to produce as much CBD as possible.

THC, cannabis’ most popular cannabinoid, is still the most well known of the plant’s components, though. It’s the reason we feel elevated, lifted, high, however you classify it, it’s what gets us in a different headspace. THC can be so potent, especially when dabbing or eating edibles, that a bad trip can manifest and that pleasant high can go right down the tubes.

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NHL Alumni Association strikes deal with cannabis company for medical exams, brain scans

The NHL Alumni Association has signed a landmark agreement with Canopy Growth Corp., that will see the Canadian cannabis company finance one or more studies that could be an important step towards establishing the first comprehensive snapshot of the health of retired hockey players.

Canopy Growth has agreed to cover the costs of a double blind randomized study, which will involve about 100 former players in the Toronto area and take about a year to produce results, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The study will explore whether cannabinoids might help to wean former players off of addictive opioids. If the results of the initial study are encouraging, Canopy Growth has agreed to fund a second study of former players with more subjects.

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Will pot patches make this marijuana stock soar?

The marijuana industry has taken the investing world by storm, and cannabis stocks have soared so far in 2019. Rising demand from the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada has been a huge growth opportunity, and as more states in the U.S. join the legal marijuana movement, the industry continues to gain momentum.

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Governor Of Michigan abolishes Medical Marijuana Licensing Board

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan signed an executive order on Friday that abolishes the Medical Marijuana Licensing Board and creates a single state agency to regulate both medical and recreational cannabis. Whitmer’s order, which is scheduled to go into effect on April 30, establishes the Marijuana Regulatory Agency as a part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). The governor said in a statement on Friday that the move will streamline the issuing of licenses for cannabis growers, processors, and dispensaries.

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The amazing link between CBD and PTSD

When one thinks about the psychological landscape of contemporary America, stories of PTSD and disturbing behavior abound. Furthermore, through the mass media, the people of the United States are continuously inundated images of violence, sickness, and despair. Looking at these notions with a critical eye, there is an underlying string of connectivity between mental illness and its subsequent manifestations in violent acts.

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Israeli approves compassionate use of MDMA to treat PTSD patients

The popular party drug, MDMA, also known as ecstasy, has officially been approved in Israel as a treatment for Post-traumatic stress disorder.

An Israeli government representative learned about the benefits of using MDMA to treat PTSD from the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a California-based organization. Following their research, Israel has approved using MDMA to treat 50 patients suffering from PTSD.

“The ministry is taking this seriously and with appropriate caution, an in-depth investigation has been carried out,” Ministry of Health official Bella Ben-Gershon told sources. “There is a considerable population in Israel of people suffering from PTSD that is resistant to other treatment.”

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Cannabis conundrum: California researchers struggling to get their hands on it

While Humboldt State University is located in the heart of cannabis country, undergrad students who want to study the county’s biggest cash crop say they aren’t allowed to touch the stuff or even get near it in a research setting.

The policy is drawing concerns from both university students and local researchers, including those at HSU’s Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research, the expressed objective of which is to “serve as a clearinghouse of marijuana-related research.”

Fletcher Kennamer, a sociology student, said it’s kind of an absurd policy that makes local cannabis research an arduous process.

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No hurdle so far for medical marijuana banking bill in Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee breezed through approval of the medical cannabis program banking bill in a matter of minutes Friday morning.

Sen. Mike Romano. D-Harrison, provided the only commentary, saying Judiciary did the “yeoman’s share” of the work shaping this bill last year. He asked committee counsel Tom Smith if there were any issues with the bill and Smith said that the House worked it extensively in cooperation with the state treasurer’s office to make sure it’s rock solid.

Romano said, “The world is changing. If we don’t get out in front of it, the world will pass us by.”

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