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Study Finds Cannabis Can Help Older Pain Patients Sleep Better

It is estimated that as many as 88 percent of older individuals around the world suffer from chronic pain. It’s no secret that as the body ages, aches and pains become more common.

Chronic pain can be very miserable to live with and can have a debilitating impact on a person’s life.

One of those areas of everyday life is sleep. If you talk to anyone that suffers from chronic pain, they will be quick to tell you that it has a significantly negative impact on their ability to go to sleep and stay asleep at night.

According to a recent study, cannabis may be able to help.

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Here’s Why Edibles Are So Unpredictable

The time it takes for an edible to hit and the variances in your digestive system on any given day can result in an overdose.

Among the myriad ways of consuming cannabis, edibles are the most unpredictable. Resulting in powerful highs that take their sweet time to get there, edibles produce an equal amount of love and fear from cannabis veterans and newbies alike. Here’s why these products are so different than smoking or vaping cannabis.

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Everything You Need To Know About CBD Distillate

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most dominant, non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, second only to THC.

There are numerous ways to utilize this compound, but with nearly every method, the CBD needs to be extracted from the plant matter. It also needs to be purified so it can be used in high-end products and medications, and this is where CBD Distillate comes into play.

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Bernie Sanders Pledges Legal Marijuana In All 50 States On Day One As President

With just two days to go before the Iowa caucus, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is pledging to immediately legalize marijuana in all 50 states if he is elected to the White House.

“We will end the destructive war on drugs,” the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said at rally in Cedar Rapids. “On my first day in office through executive order we will legalize marijuana in every state in this country.”

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Three busted myths on today’s cannabis consumers from California

California has had a long history with cannabis, being one of the first to propose its legislation in the 70s. While Californians have had access to medicinal marijuana since the 90s, it was only two years ago the state finally legalized the recreational use of the plant. Currently, California has one of the biggest cannabis markets in the United States.

Thanks to advocacy groups and legislative change, the past years have seen remarkable progress and education when it comes to marijuana. Despite that, some myths still permeate cannabis culture, especially when focusing on California users.

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When will the NFL catch up to cannabis?

The National Football League sets the pace for professional sports. It has long held the title of the most popular sports league in America, and the Super Bowl — in all its pyrotechnic glory — is the biggest event in sports.

But some say the league comes up short when it comes to drug policy.

The current collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFLPA expires after next season. With more U.S. states legalizing cannabis and hemp-derived CBD now federally legal, state laws may pressure the NFL to evolve its drug policy.

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Jan

In-Store Dispensary Trends To Look For In 2020

Trends come and go at a rapid pace in the cannabis market. That’s the nature of any new industry. But for 2020, a handful seem certain to emerge on the shelves at your local dispensary.

One thing you might notice are shorter lines and less people as digital kiosks move customers through the dispensary faster. There also will be even more CBD-infused goods, because it’s the one marijuana-related product that is legal from sea to shining sea.

Here’s a look at a handful of in-store dispensary trends to look for in 2020.

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Jan

Over-The-Counter Cannabidiol In Australia Soon(ish)?

There’s a bit of exciting news regarding the prospects for cannabidiol (CBD) based products in Australia.

Cannabidiol is one of the many cannabinoids found in cannabis; both in marijuana and hemp. Some hemp varieties have been developed that have very high levels of CBD, but have hemp’s usually low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels. THC is the intoxicating compound in cannabis, while CBD is non-intoxicating.

The fact that hemp can be a rich source of CBD is very beneficial as it gets around some ot the legal and other issues associated with its cousin, marijuana.

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Illinois pot retailers struggling to meet demand

Less than a month since legal recreational marijuana became available in Illinois, the state is already facing a serious pot shortage.

With legal weed sales hitting $3.2 million on the first day of legalization, demand has been going strong, with no signs of abating.

Now Illinois retailers are taking measures in an effort to spread out the remaining product and try to serve as many customers as possible, Marijuana Business Daily reports

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Marijuana Decriminalization Advances in Virginia State Legislature

Virginia may be a step closer to reducing its draconian punishments for small-time cannabis possession. SB2, which would clear some past cannabis-related offenses from individuals’ records and reduce sentencing possession offenses, passed from the State Senate judiciary committee by an 11-2 vote, to the finance committee on Wednesday. 

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