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Wed
27
Nov

5 Problems Facing The Fledgling Hemp Industry

Cannabis activist Jack Herer once opined that hemp is the only thing that could save the world. So when the new Farm Bill was written into law last year, many believed it to be the birth of an industry with world-changing potential.   

While they might yet be correct in their beliefs, the national liberalization of hemp has not been without some hurdles. Tightening regulations, lack of infrastructure, and ‘hot’ crops have all contributed to a difficult year for those who have turned their hand to hemp farming. 

Here are some of the main problems plaguing the hemp industry today:

Wed
27
Nov

2 Marijuana Stocks To Watch Before December

With the holidays on their way, it seems as though some marijuana stocks have been able to give their gifts a little earlier than planned. A high level of volatility has contributed to the overall current state that we are in with pot stocks. With so many to choose from, finding the right one can often be a difficult task. This, however, becomes much easier with a larger amount of research.

Wed
27
Nov

Study finds cannabis could relieve headaches

Research from Washington State University suggests cannabis could be used to relieve headaches, university researchers said in the Journal of Pain.

According to the research, inhaled cannabis reduces self-reported headache severity by 47.3% and migraine severity by 49.6%.

According to Washington State, the study was the first to use big data from headache and migraine patients using cannabis in real time.

“We were motivated to do this study because a substantial number of people say they use cannabis for headache and migraine, but surprisingly few studies had addressed the topic,” said Carrie Cuttler, a Washington State University assistant professor of psychology, the lead author on the paper.

Wed
27
Nov

How To Use CBD To Fight Common Cold And Flu Symptoms

While CBD is no penicillin, it can be used as a supplement in fighting flu and cold symptoms.

We’ve reached that time of year when washing hands and avoiding errant sneezing particles is essential. Cases of the common cold usually begin in August, but no one wants to sick in the stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s when parties are abundant and work becomes less so.

Wed
27
Nov

More evidence seems to point to marijuana as an effective pain-reliever

Researchers at Washington State University offered new support this week for claims that cannabis is an effective pain-reliever in a study that used data from the medical marijuana analytics app Strainprint.

The study published in the Journal of Pain found that smoking marijuana can reduce the severity of headaches and migraines by nearly 50% based on real-time data provided by the innovative app.

Strainprint, founded by medical marijuana patient Stephanie Karasick in 2016, collects anonymous patient-reported data on different strains they use to treat their conditions and tracks their results.

Wed
27
Nov

In Spite of Struggles, Cannabis Jobs Market Still Getting Stronger

The cannabis industry is still struggling to recover from the sluggish sales, layoffs and all the other dark day mayhem that has presented itself over the past year or so due to the still vibrant underground market. But that doesn’t mean that these setbacks, some of which really turned the screws in recent months, have tortured the industry to the point of going stagnant. In fact, in spite of some companies being forced to terminate hundreds of positions to stay afloat, a recent report from Vangst shows that the cannabis-related job market continues grow.

Tue
26
Nov

The Science Behind Marijuana And Gaming Performance

There are some potential drawbacks to using weed while gaming, namely the decrease in linear motor response and a slowing in the perception of time. 

For many, cannabis and video games is as inspired a combination as peanut butter and chocolate. While many devotees of both swear marijuana boosts their gaming performance, so far the emerging science is mixed. Weed might actually improve certain performance factors, but may also decrease others.

Tue
26
Nov

Despite Documented Munchies, Cannabis Users Are Thinner Than Non-Users

If you enjoy smoking cannabis, you’re likely aware of the munchies – which is the powerful urge to eat after a smoke sesh. However, what may come as a shock to many is that even smokers who get the munchies regularly are thinner than their counterparts who don’t use cannabis.

The link between cannabis and weight/appetite is not a recent development by any means, with research dating back to 1988 coming from John Hopkins University. The late 80s study found that subjects who smoke cannabis regularly also ate an average of 40% more calories than the non-smoking control group.

Tue
26
Nov

Are These Marijuana Stocks On Your Morning Watch List?

As we inch closer toward winter, some marijuana stocks have begun to make a bigger name for themselves than others. These companies are working to build out the most innovation that they can for the future of the industry. With so much potential ahead of them, it can be difficult at times to decide which pot stocks are worth watching. This, however, becomes much easier with a heightened amount of research.

Tue
26
Nov

Seven Tips For Bringing Cannabis Edibles to Your Holiday Dinner

The first holiday season approaches since Massachusetts residents have had recreational access to legal cannabis products, and the temptation might be strong to add the well-known appetite enhancer to your family feast. But before swapping out the traditional Thanksgiving pie or Christmas cookies for a big plate of pot brownies, heed this edibles etiquette advice from Sam Kanter, the event-planning pro behind the cannabis dining series Dinner at Mary’s, as well as Sam Kanter Events.

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