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What you need to know about the cannabis patch

If you want to get the benefits from marijuana without the negative effects of smoking there may be a new technology for you, called a cannabis patch. There are many hurdles to cannabis being accepted by the scientific community as a treatment for diseases. This includes issues of strength, purity, dosage, administration route, contamination, and other related factors. In order to develop the industry as a true medicine, there must be standardization and safeguards to ensure proper dosages, which is impossible when it comes to smoking cannabis. As such, researchers are attempting to develop new methods of administering THC and other cannabinoids, one of which is the use of transdermal patches.

Fri
09
Aug

New report: CBD consumers don't inhale

Three little letters have landed a spot in the everyday lives of millions of people: CBD. 

The popularity of the cannabis compound is at an all-time high, with no signs of hitting a plateau. A Google Trends graph of searches for “CBD” shows a massive increase in interest over the last two years. The most significant spike lines up neatly with the increasing availability of hemp-derived CBD.

The mainstream wellness community has also accepted CBD into that circle over the past two years. Major chains such as Walgreens and CVS are beginning to carry CBD products.

Fri
09
Aug

Should you tell your Anesthesiologist about your marijuana use?

Medical professionals must adjust their operating procedures for marijuana users, especially if your procedure involves anesthesia.

Doctors from Colorado are advising patients to disclose their cannabis use before undergoing surgery, regardless if it’s a routine or major procedure. As marijuana use becomes more widespread in legalized states, doctors, nurses, and anesthesiologists must adjust their practice to safely accommodate the needs of patients.

Fri
09
Aug

Researchers unlock what gives cannabis its anti-inflammatory qualities

A new study deciphers for the first time the cannabis plant's biological blueprint for producing two molecules thought to have anti-inflammatory properties, a discovery that could pave the way for expanded use of cannabis as medicine.

That study, which is published in the August 2019 issue of the journal Phytochemistry delineates for the first time the biosynthesis pathway outside of the actual cannabis sativa plant that allows reproduction of the molecules cannflavin A and cannflavin B.

Fri
09
Aug

Selling your cannabis business? Here's what you need to know.

Is your business special? Sure it is! Just like a homeowner who puts his or her house on the market and expects that it will achieve a premium value because it is “special,” almost every business owner thinks their business should achieve a multiple of value in excess of the averages being paid. That’s not necessarily a bad position to hold; it shows that you, the owner, take great pride in what you’ve achieved over many years of hard work building up the business. That said, in preparation for the sale of your business, it is important to understand the valuation process and have a realistic expectation of the valuation range.

Fri
09
Aug

Want to survive a heart attack? Use cannabis, say researchers

Last year, after filming his new comedy special “Silent But Deadly”, Kevin Smith suffered a major heart attack. He stayed calm and cool under the circumstance because he was…well, Kevin Smith was high. As Smith relayed on “The Late Show”, doctors told him that marijuana potentially saved his life.

Fri
09
Aug

The 5 biggest marijuana deals in history

If there's one thing we've learned about the marijuana industry over the past couple of years, it's that it's dynamic. With growth prospects for the industry skyrocketing, cannabis stocks have continued to evolve their businesses to take advantage of the changing marijuana landscape.

One of the many ways we've seen this evolution take place is through mergers, acquisitions, and investments, which have really picked up in the cannabis space since the beginning of 2018. With plenty of market share up for grabs, well-positioned and/or cash-rich direct and ancillary players have begun making moves to nab their piece of the fast-growing green rush.

Fri
09
Aug

CBD forbidden for U.S. navy sailors and marines

The U.S Department of Navy has reiterated directions that sailors and marines are not permitted to use hemp-derived cannabinoid formulations – and to do so could have serious consequences.

Section 12619 of Farm Bill 2018 removed hemp-derived products from Schedule I status under the Controlled Substances Act, but some say cannabidiol’s (CBD’s) status still remains a grey area at the federal level – and the Navy certainly isn’t taking any chances.

Thu
08
Aug

Maker of Arizona Iced Tea reportedly entering cannabis industry

As the panorama of cannabis products on the market continues to widen, a major beverage company is stepping into the fray; a Wall Street Journal article announced Wednesday that Arizona Iced Tea is entering into a $10 million deal with a major Denver edibles company to sell cannabis-infused products.

Thu
08
Aug

How do illegal dispensaries stay open?

Open, then closed, then open again. Authorities across Canada keep surprising illicit dispensaries with all manner of raids, seizures and general disruption… but for some, it never seems to take.

Police pull cannabis-filled mason jars from the shelves, and by the next day, operators have restocked. Cities lock the premises, and in almost no time at all, the locks are cut and business remains resolutely booming.

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