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18
Dec

Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use Associated with Reduced Symptoms in Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress

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Post-traumatic stress patients who consume state-authorized cannabis products exhibit reduced symptoms over time as compared to nonusers, according to longitudinal data published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research.

Commenting on the findings, NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said: “Veterans are far more likely to self-report using cannabis than are those in the general population, and many veterans attest that cannabis is effective for the self-management of their PTS symptoms. These findings substantiate their claims.”

Fri
18
Dec

After Blockbuster Aphria-Tilray Merger, World’s Largest Cannabis Company Eyes U.S. Market

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Tilray and Aphria, two of the biggest marijuana companies in Canada, announced plans to merge on Wednesday and create the world’s largest cannabis outfit.

With existing medical and recreational cannabis businesses in Canada and Europe, the new conglomerate is positioning itself to eventually enter the biggest weed market in the world: the U.S.

Fri
18
Dec

Marijuana Money

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The big news this week of course was the announced merger between Aphria and Tilray. Aphria will own over 60% of the combined entity and Irwin Simon, Aphria’s CEO will take on the same role at the new company. However, it will be known as Tilray and use the Tilray symbol. 

Mind Medicine (MindMed) Inc. (NEO: MMED) (OTCQB: MMEDF) raised C$80 million in an upsized bought deal. the company said the net proceeds will be used for investment in Project Lucy, Albert (the company’s digital medicine division), additional microdosing research and development, Project Layla (18-MC) as well as general working capital. The original raise was planned for $50 million. 

Fri
18
Dec

Plant Hemp Trees & Save the Bees

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Bees Love Cannabis Too!

In the American agricultural landscape, industrial hemp, Cannabis sativa (Cannabaceae), is a newly developed and rapidly growing crop. Hemp lacks nectar but, as an exclusively wind-pollinated crop, produces an abundance of pollen in agricultural landscapes during a period of time referred to as floral dearth. Researchers have found that a number of bee species are attracted to these pollen plumes, yet the diversity of floral visitors and their use of hemp in a variety of agricultural contexts remains uncertain.

Fri
18
Dec

TSA initially reports man tried to smuggle box cutters inside shampoo bottle, but the contraband turned out to be weed

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Passenger flying into Boston was packing cannabis not animus.

The Twitterverse was left scratching its collective head after the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) tweeted a man flying into Boston’s Logan International Airport had jammed two box cutters into what would have been a very large shampoo bottle, but it was really just garden-variety cannabis.

Wed
09
Dec

Untangling the role of medical cannabis in surgical care

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Medical cannabis was legalized in Colorado in 2000, but 20 years later, Camille Stewart, MD, isn't able to prescribe it to her patients. Nor is she able to dictate the dosage or frequency with which patients take the drug.

That's because of the weird limbo in which medical cannabis exists. Although it is legal in many states, cannabis still is classified by the federal government as a Schedule I drug with no current acceptable medical use and a high potential for abuse. That puts it in the same category as heroin, LSD and MDMA (ecstasy).

Wed
09
Dec

Cannabis Holiday Gifts For Every Type Of Friend

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Cannabis products make for great gifts. Here are some recommendations for every type of friend, from seasoned stoners to newbies.

Christmas is right around the corner and it’s expected to be a lonelier affair than usual. A simple way to feel closer to your friends this year is to mail them thoughtful gifts. An even better way is to send them thoughtful weed gifts.

Making cannabis gifts is getting easier every year, with new products targeting a wide variety of people, from the canna-curious to seasoned users.

Here are some gift suggestions for this holiday season:

Fri
04
Dec

What happens when you green out?

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It wouldn't be unfair to say that 2020 has been one hell of a year, and the need to escape from reality — if even for a few hours — is more tempting than ever. Consuming cannabis can be good for what ails you in so many ways, from its medicinal compounds that could help calm inflammation and contribute to a better night's sleep, to its ability to bring a feeling of euphoria that could take your mind momentarily off of the world's troubles. 

Fri
04
Dec

NBA to continue policy of not testing players for marijuana

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We all see which way this issue is trending, right?

While marijuana is still on its banned substance list, the NBA and players union agree to terms that would not text players in the Orlando restart bubble for pot. That is going to carry over to this season, reports Ben Dowsett.

Marijuana legalization is becoming more common nationwide. Recreational use is fully legal in 15 states plus the District of Columbia, and many other states have various levels of decriminalization or medical use allowances. With younger generations leaning much more heavily toward legalization, this trend is likely to continue across the nation.

Fri
04
Dec

Joe Rogan Teams Up with Kill Cliff to Create the Flaming Joe Flaming Joe, a CBD Infused Beverage by Kill Cliff, is Totally Lit

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ATLANTA, Dec. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kill Cliff, America’s undisputed clean energy drink champion, is proud to announce a collaboration with Joe Rogan to create the Flaming Joe. Straight from the mind of Rogan, this incredibly unique, spicy pineapple fusion is the latest edition to the country’s best-selling line of CBD beverages.

The Flaming Joe contains 25mg of CBD, derived from 125mg of broad-spectrum hemp, B-vitamins, electrolytes, and plant extracts.  As with all Kill Cliff drinks, there is no sugar or artificial ingredients. The flavor is bold and spicy.  

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