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Why The Black Market Continues To Thrive — And What Is Being Done About It

Cannabis grown indoors is considered better quality and sells for 40% more than greenhouse cannabis, according to an agricultural economist.

While the black market is thriving in nearly every market where cannabis is sold — it was 60% of second quarter sales in Canada in 2019 — it appears to be particularly troublesome in California, where a lack of enforcement, a lack of oversight, and regulatory burdens on legal businesses has allowed it to grow.

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From the Neck Up - How Cannabis Affects Your Brain

Comparative research is showing that cannabis provides several advantages that support brain functioning. During the treatment of many diseases, you can see the potential benefits of cannabis, given that almost all organs and systems are areas sensitive to their active substances. This article is going to show specific evidence that marijuana has a positive effect on the brain and allows it to stay in better condition.

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Study: Cannabis Helps Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Cannabis “benefits patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD),

According to a new study published in the United European Gastroenterology Journal, and epublished by the National Institute of Health.

According to researchers, the objective of the study was to “analyze the effects of CB2 agonist on parameters implicated in gut inflammation and MH [mucosal healing].”

A “CB2 agonist” is something that activates the cannabinoid system – it’s meant to mimic the effects of natural cannabinoids for study purposes.

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5 Types Of Marijuana To Reduce Your Stress

We can all use some stress and anxiety relief right now. The following cannabis strains are hybrids bred with those two emotional and physical strains in mind.

Sometimes the best remedy for super stress is to take in a big breath and exhale a cloud of a good, balanced strain of bud smoke or vapor to bring things back into perspective. It’s a known cure for a case of the mean reds, which are even more stressful than the blues, according to Audrey Hepburn’s beloved character Holly Golightly.

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Are Marijuana Stocks On Their Way Back Up In The Market?

The cannabis industry has been extremely up and down over the course of the past three weeks. Although the coronavirus still seems to be very much in effect, it appears as though investors are becoming more and more comfortable with the idea of investing marijuana stocks. The past three weeks have been mostly filled with losses in the whole of the stock market, but many of the leading pot stocks have actually shown gains in the past three days. March 26th, helped to cement three days of very solid gains. 

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As The Economy Falters, Will Demand For Cannabis Continue To Rise?

Just a few months ago, the cannabis industry was going through a sizeable dip. Now with consumers grappling with the coronavirus, sales are at an all-time high.

We talked to researchers at both BDS Analytics and Flow Hub to understand what is happening in the current market place, why, and what it means for the cannabis industry in the future. 

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Fact Check: Marijuana Won’t Cure The Coronavirus

No substantial scientific evidence currently exists that proves marijuana will reverse the effects of the coronavirus.

Scammers and hoaxes thrive in great times of uncertainty and unrest, like the ones Americans now experience daily due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus. A recent claim peddled by snake oil salesmen include the opinion that smoking marijuana will cure, or at least curb, COVID-19 should you become infected.

The chatter around cannabis as a potential cure-all has grown loud enough that NORML (the National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws) is now telling consumers to beware.

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Cannabis Companies Donate Masks, Gloves, And Hand Sanitizer To Health Care Workers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Cannabis companies across American and Canada are helping healthcare workers by offering supplies amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Entrepreneurs in the marijuana space are realizing they can help fill gaps in the severe supply shortage hospitals are facing as they brace for a surge in COVID-19 patients. Safety items such as masks, protective gowns, gloves, and other personal protection equipment (PPE) used by cannabis growers and budtenders are being donated to health workers and hospitals. In addition, extractors who engineer cannabis concentrates have been making hand sanitizer with ethanol in order to help reduce the hand sanitizer shortage. 

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The future of marijuana testing in college sports

The world of sports is changing its tune on marijuana.

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Medical Cannabis Dementia Trial Study Protocol Published

The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Health Research (IHR) and MGC Pharma have announced publication of the study protocol for a clinical trial evaluating medical cannabis use with patients with dementia.

The trial was registered in the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trial Register (ANZCTR) earlier this week. The research project, which we again recently mentioned here on Hemp Gazette,  will delve into the effects of medicinal cannabis oil among those living in a residential aged care facility medically diagnosed with dementia.

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