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Tue
18
Feb

Cannabinoids and Inflammation: What Does the Current Research Say?

Is inflammation a cause for concern? Perhaps not in the short run, but…

Whenever we get infected, injured, or in other words, whenever there is a problem inside or on the body, our immune system sends hordes of white blood cells to protect the area, remove any harmful pathogens, and kick-start the healing process.

If the infection heals quickly, we’re OK. However, if the inflammation persists for a long time, the consequences can be devastating. Not only does it cause our immune function to go down, but chronic inflammation also accelerates the aging process.

Tue
18
Feb

What You Should Know About THCP And CBDP

The discovery of new and improved cannabinoids means that our knowledge of cannabis’s medicinal capabilities is expanding.

Just when we thought we were learning more about cannabis and its compounds, the strongest cannabinoid yet steps into the spotlight. THCP, recently discovered by a group of Italian scientists, is said to be 30 times stronger than THC, expanding on cannabis’s medicinal potential. There’s also CBDP, another cannabinoid discovered by these same scientists which, as its name suggests, is very similar to CBD.

Tue
18
Feb

Will Cannabis Stocks Bounce Back In 2020?

It has been a brutal year for cannabis investors. Heading into 2020, cannabis investors are now weighing whether to cut their losses or buy the dip in a bet on a rebound ahead.

Alan Brochstein, author of the 420 Investor and founding partner of New Cannabis Ventures, recently discussed his outlook for cannabis stocks on Benzinga’s daily PreMarket Prep podcast.

Tue
18
Feb

CBD Toothpaste Might Be Better Than Your Current Brand, Research Says

New study highlighting the ability of cannabinoids to fight bacteria in dental plaque opens the door for CBD as an effective oral care product.

In recent years, the craze over CBD – cannabidiol – one of the more popular and well-known cannabinoids of the cannabis plant, has led to a massive uptick in research into its medical properties. Along with this has come a maelstrom of articles suggesting possible uses outside of what has already been studied, with hopes that upcoming scientific research will uncover even more ways that CBD can be useful, including in dental care.

Tue
18
Feb

Study Shows What You Eat Changes the Effects of Cannabis

Cannabis and food go together better than many other things in life. 

Most cannabis consumers and patients will be quick to point out that cannabis stimulates appetite and that consuming cannabis prior to eating often makes meals and snacks more enjoyable.

Less attention is paid to eating food prior to cannabis consumption, and what impact, if any, it can have on the cannabis consumption experience and the effects of cannabis on the consumer/patient.

A new study out of Canada explored the idea and what they found could have a major impact on consumer and patient consumption habits and strategies.

Fri
14
Feb

What You Should Know About Cholesterol, Marijuana, And CBD

Heart health is directly tied to overall health and aging. Here’s how CBD and marijuana could impact it.

In 2016, 28.2 million American adults were diagnosed with heart disease with a heart attack occurring every 40 seconds, according to the American Heart Association. As the leading cause of death for men, women and people of most racial and ethnic groups, new research is coming out every year that investigates other methods to eradicate the 1 in every 4 deaths that are heart disease related. 

Fri
14
Feb

From Naughty to Nice: Our Guide to a Perfect (Weed Lovers’) Valentine’s

Is this love that I’m feelin’?

Sure, we’re all aware that Hallmark probably invented Valentine’s Day as a way to sell greeting cards – inadvertently also creating many of our most panic-filled, “d’oh!” moments as we scramble to find a gift that truly encapsulates the love you have for your significant other.

But don’t stress. An official day for sharing your love for your partner can be an enjoyable and relaxing experience you two can share together, especially if you add some good ol’ fashioned THC to the equation.

That’s why we’ve compiled this guide to putting together a romantic, hazy-eyed evening of connecting over good food, shared smiles, and, well, sensational sex (if you so desire).

Fri
14
Feb

CannTrust appoints new CEO as it seeks regulatory reinstatement

Embattled cannabis producer CannTrust Holdings Inc. announced Thursday it has appointed a new chief executive officer, while providing an update on how it plans to get its licence to grow cannabis again. 

CannTrust said in a statement that the company's board appointed Greg Guyatt as its CEO, replacing interim chief Robert Marcovitch who will return to his role as chairman of the company. 

Marcovitch took on the interim CEO position in July after the company's former CEO Peter Aceto was fired with cause several weeks after inspectors from Health Canada said CannTrust was found to have grown thousands of kilograms of cannabis in unlicensed rooms. 

Fri
14
Feb

Aluminum Cans May Reduce the Potency of Cannabis Beverages

According to scientists, the lining on aluminum cans has the potential to diminish the potency of substances like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In an interview with Yahoo! Finance Canada, Harold Han, who is the founder and chief science officer of Vertosa, a company that creates active ingredients for infused products, says the theory is that "the cannabis material, the droplets, will stick to the liner and cling on it. When you open the can to take a drink, it will lose its potency."

Fri
14
Feb

The surprising way coronavirus affects the marijuana industry

Since its arrival in December, the coronavirus has infected more than 42,000 people and claimed more than 1,000 lives. Many travel plans and routes have been disrupted as well, with some cruise ships facing strict quarantines to diminish the coronavirus from spreading. To further prevent the disease outbreak, at least 24 Chinese provinces have shut down businesses and factories.

This move, while critical to world health, has had a substantial impact on global trade. That includes the cannabis industry, where marijuana vaporizer companies often rely on Chinese manufacturers to produce hardware. You might be surprised to learn that almost every component of vaporizers come from Chinese factories, with cannabis oil serving as the only American-made good in many vaping products.

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