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What we can learn about cannabis from Chinese medicine

What roles do herbal and classic natural medicines have in common with modern medical research when it comes to using cannabis for medicinal purposes? During the 2019 Cannabis Collaborative Conference in Portland, Ore., Dr. Heather George, Doctor of Science in Oriental Medicine (DSOM), c-IAYT, TheLotusWay.org & AOMScholarshipFund.org sought to addr

Tennessee lawmakers weigh legalizing medical marijuana

Local lawmakers said they want more information before medical marijuana is legalized. Officials say several medical marijuana bills are in development, but Knoxville and East Tennessee leaders said they want FDA approval before pursuing legalization. Metro Drug Coalition Executive Director Karen Pershing is one of those leaders. The MDC is a joint

How cannabis and CBD can help treat serious spinal cord injuries

Cannabis and cannabinoids like THC and CBD can deliver various medicinal benefits and relieve many painful side effects caused by this injury. What would you do if, one day, you couldn’t feel your arms or legs anymore? What if you couldn’t perform your regular work and life activities and instead, you had to rely on others to make it through each d

 The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. (SPWRF) Welcomes Global CPG Executive John Griese as Chief Operating Officer

Supreme Cannabis Welcomes Global CPG Executive John Griese as Chief Operating Officer    The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. (“Supreme Cannabis” or the “Company”) (FIRE.TO) (SPRWF) (53S1.F) announced today that  John Griese  has joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer (“COO”). Mr. Griese brings over 30 years of executive consumer packaged good

Two Marijuana Look To Close The Week With Momentum

In the past few weeks, we have seen the marijuana stock market begin to move toward some level of stability. This comes after a month or so of bearish trading in the industry. Much of this is due to a generally high level of volatility in the pot stock market, but additionally, there is a large amount of uncertainty hovering over the industry. With
These Marijuana Stocks Are Setting The Stage For Other Cannabis Companies As legalization continues to be one of the largest hurdles to progress, cannabis companies are still working to create the next big thing. Only a few companies have consistently worked to put the future first. These key pot stocks to watch are only a few of a handful of busin
Marijuana stocks have definitely seen some better days than that of the past few weeks. With that being said, it looks like things are returning to a decent level of stability as we move further toward winter. Wintertime is usually a period where pot stocks begin to find what the next year or so will look like. This means that it could be easier to
Robert Crumb’s original “Stoned Agin!” artwork is going up for bid for the first time ever in Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction Nov. 21-24 in Dallas, Texas. Crumb’s groundbreaking release of the first issue of Zap Comix in 1967, predating the premiere issue of High Times, included illustrated instructions informing readers how to hold i
For the first time in history, a congressional committee has approved a bill to end federal marijuana prohibition. The House Judiciary Committee passed the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act in a 24-10 vote on Wednesday, setting the stage for a full floor vote. The vote saw two Republicans -- Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and
An eye-opening study published in the Complementary Therapies in Medicine journal suggests that Americans are using recreational marijuana to help them get a little shuteye. Researchers at the University of New Mexico and California State Polytechnic University examined grocery store data over a two-year period in Colorado — the first state to lega
Even though there’s currently no cure, there are natural treatment methods available like cannabis and cannabidiol that can help alleviate many RLS symptoms. What would you do if you felt a consistent tingling, itching, and/or crawling sensation within your legs every day? How would you feel if you had to make various lifestyle changes because of c
It's been a full year since the UK legalised medical cannabis , but you'd be forgiven for forgetting it ever happened. As of September, 2019, a grand total of 18 NHS prescriptions for unlicensed cannabis medicines had been issued. Even Billy Caldwell – the 14-year-old with severe epilepsy whose plight triggered reform in the UK – has so far been de
CBD oils have been included in shampoos and hair products, with many people claiming that it can enhance hair growth, strengthen and protect it and improve scalp health. CBD is a big star in cosmetic products, outshining other ingredients in lotions, lip balms, bath bombs, makeup products and more. Could the compound also help people develop health
Limited research is creating real problems in understanding the impact of cannabis not only on an expectant mother, but her child as well.   Could what we know about marijuana and pregnancy be factually incorrect? Studies dating back to the 1970s have shown marijuana has had effects on birth weight, length of gestation, and more. One recent study a
Earlier this year, United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a warning about the newfound potency of today’s marijuana. “This ain’t your mother’s marijuana,”  he said.  “Not enough people know that today’s marijuana is far more potent than in days’ past.” The statement was picked up by prohibitionists like Alex Berenson and Tucker Carlson a
A survey gauging awareness and use of CBD among consumers in 17 European Union countries produced some interesting results.   While the full report from New Frontier Data is yet to released, top level findings include: Original link Original author: Marijuana News
Thailand is moving forward with its plan to allow residents to grow up to six cannabis plants and sell it to the government as a way to stock its legal medical cannabis market. “We are in the process of changing laws to allow the medical use of marijuana freely,” Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said last week in Bangkok. “We have high confidenc
Innovation is one of the best ways to get ahead of the competition. With marijuana stocks , this is one of the main reasons that only a handful of companies have succeeded while others may not have seen as much success. Innovation can come in many forms outside of the traditional technological sense. Many companies have worked to develop new ways t
American Green Enters the CBD-Infused Drink Market with Vessl, Inc. — Inventors of the Patented Bottle Cap Designed to Propel CBD and Flavor into the Drink the Moment It is Twisted Open by the Consumer  American Green (ERBB) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Vessl Inc. of Tempe, AZ, which owns a patented bottle closure, th
AgraFlora Organics International Inc. (AGRA) (AGFAF) Completes Construction of Pharma-Grade R&D Laboratory AgraFlora Organics International Inc. (“AgraFlora” or the “Company”) (CSE: AGRA) (PU31.F) (OTCPK: AGFAF), a growth oriented and diversified international cannabis company, is pleased to announce the Company has completed construction of its ph
While the past few months have not been especially kind to marijuana stocks , it seems as though companies are beginning to find their stride once again. The past week or so has seen some big gains come back into the pot stock market, but many are wondering if they are only short term. One of the key things to note about pot stocks is that the mark
AgraFlora Organics Completes Construction of Pharma-Grade R&D Laboratory at 51,500 Sq. Ft. GMP Winnipeg Edibles Facility  AgraFlora Organics International Inc. (“AgraFlora” or the “Company”) (CSE: AGRA) (PU31.F) (OTCPK: AGFAF), a growth oriented and diversified international cannabis company, is pleased to announce the Company has completed constru
Taken from a press release, the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act, also known as The MORE Act ( HR 3884 ), would eliminate cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act and require a minor excise tax on the legal cannabis industry to compensate for the expungement of criminal records, among other changes, passed with a bipartis
Wednesday marks exactly one year since the first two recreational marijuana dispensary opened in Massachusetts — Cultivate in Leicester and New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Northampton. Since then, dozens have popped up across the state, with hundreds more in the pipeline. The state's legal marijuana industry is far from being as expansive as
Gov. Phil Murphy ’s administration will help lower the cost of medical marijuana by requiring for-profit companies entering the market to show how they will cut prices before the the Health Department allows them to operate. With premium dried weed costing as much as $500 an ounce and no insurance company willing to cover the expense, many of the s
With data continuing to roll in that underscores the health benefits of cannabis, two Florida legislators aren't waiting for clarity in the national policy debates and are sponsoring bills designed to give medical marijuana cards to military veterans free of charge. Last week, the Journal of Psychopharmacology added yet another study to the growing
Although THC and CBD are two commonly consumed cannabinoids, CBG is gaining more popularity and attention due to its medicinal value. Cannabis is an extremely complex plant, and it contains many more cannabinoids than just THC and CBD. How many cannabinoids do you think this plant contains? So far, more than 60 cannabinoid compounds have been disco
Coloradans on probation can continue to use medical marijuana , the state’s Supreme Court ruled Monday, rebuking a district court judge’s decision from two years ago. In a unanimous decision , Colorado’s highest court ruled that defendants with cannabis prescriptions are free to do so unless it could be proved that doing so would negatively affect
West Virginia will soon begin accepting permit applications for medical cannabis. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Bureau for Public Health will accept applications for growers, processors, dispensaries, and laboratories beginning Dec. 19. "The announcement of upcoming application availability is the first step in t
Australia’s Senate voted last week to establish an inquiry into barriers to patients accessing medicinal cannabis – and there are plenty of them. A motion by Greens leader Richard Di Natale sought a wide-ranging inquiry covering issues including: Original link Original author: Marijuana News
With the past few weeks showing some large bearish sentiment in the marijuana stock market, the past few days have helped to begin turning that sentiment around. Pot stocks have taken a big hit from all around the industry in recent months. This is due to a variety of factors. One of the main reasons for this stems from the fact that the majority o
AgraFlora Organics International Inc. (AGRA) (AGFAF) Enters Into Preferred Supply Agreement AgraFlora Organics International Inc. (“AgraFlora” or the “Company”) (CSE: AGRA) (PU31.F) (OTCPK: AGFAF), a growth oriented and diversified international cannabis company, is pleased to announce the Company has entered into a preferred supply agreement (the
For anyone who invests in marijuana stocks , they know that the past few months have not been especially kind to the industry. This is due to a variety of factors including a general uncertainty of the future of the market, as well as some issues with future plans. One of the main reasons for the high level of volatility comes inherently with the i
AgraFlora Organics Enters Into Preferred Supply Agreement with Distributor to Loblaws and Metro Supermarkets  AgraFlora Organics International Inc.  (“AgraFlora” or the “Company”) (CSE: AGRA) (PU31.F) (OTCPK: AGFAF), a growth oriented and diversified international cannabis company, is pleased to announce the Company has entered into a preferred sup
"Any small thing that we can do to help veterans get the treatment they deserve, I think we need to do." Veterans will no longer have to pay for medical marijuana cards if bills filed by Sen. Janet Cruz and Rep. Adam Hattersley pass during the upcoming Florida legislative session. The pair of Hillsborough County Democrats recently filed legislation
In less than a year, Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry went from nonexistent to one of the largest and most valuable cannabis markets in the nation. According to tax receipts released by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, sales of medical marijuana in the state stood at just over $258 million through the first 10 months of 2019 and are on pace to ecl
The job pays up to $3,000 a month. Stoners, take note: There's a job available right now that can turn that bit of recreational activity into thousands of dollars in income. American Marijuana, a website advertised as a trusted medical marijuana resource, hopes to find a cannabis product reviewer for its audience -- someone who can "smoke weed ever
European athletes using CBD to boost sports performance have been warned they could fail dope tests. The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) says the risk of traces of THC entering athletes’ bodies after using CBD products is ‘too high to be ignored’. In Europe, cannabidiol, or CBD, is becoming more and more popular with professio
Marijuana is not memory’s best friend, though some studies find CBD might improve brain function. One of the great benefits of smoking marijuana is that there’s rarely any hangovers on the following day. Sadly, the plant still has the capability of rattling your memories. Cannabis, or THC more precisely, tends to affect people’s cognitive function
Although there isn’t much research surrounding the use of CBD and cannabis in regards to Parkinson’s Disease, one particular study caught my eye. In the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics in 2014, a case report reviewed sleep disorders of six patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Original link Original author: Marijuana News
Depending on state and local laws, those caught traveling with cannabis may find themselves facing harsher penalties including fines and jail time.  Cannabis consumers traveling over the holidays will be pleased to know that the TSA has now relaxed their regulations regarding traveling with medical marijuana. According to their website , passengers
Today, people use cannabis products such as CBD for numerous medicinal benefits, here we find out how it can help in treating anxiety Cannabis products such as CBD (cannabidiol) oil have become mainstream trends in health and wellness. Although the use of cannabis for medicinal benefits spans many centuries, products from the plant have been Schedu
Malta’s medical cannabis exports will reach €1 billion by the industry’s third year of local operations, Economy Minister Chris Cardona said on Monday.  He said that in three years' time Malta will start exporting its first medicinal cannabis products, once the €140 million Hal Far cluster of businesses is up and running.  Dr Cardona was visiting t
A new patient advocacy organisation focussed on support and care for patients considering cannabis for medicinal use has been launched. The group is chaired by former Health Minster and Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing and Queens Nursing Institute , Ann Keen RN, who is launching the nurses arm to begin working towards helping patients access
Potential is something that can often be hard to come by in the marijuana stock market. With so many companies all acting on different levels, discovering where the most value lies can often be the largest challenge. Investing in pot stocks can be made much easier, however, with a dedicated commitment to finding out the most information about a giv
Can These Marijuana Stocks Beat Out Expectations? Expectations for the marijuana stock market have continued to climb in the past few months. For anyone who watches pot stocks, they know that in that time period, many of the most popular companies have witnessed steep declines. Despite this, it seems as though as we inch toward the future, more and
Expectations for the marijuana stock market have continued to climb in the past few months. For anyone who watches pot stocks, they know that in that time period, many of the most popular companies have witnessed steep declines. Despite this, it seems as though as we inch toward the future, more and more good things are occurring. Right now, pot st
For those with social anxiety who prefer to be alone or in the company of a small group of close friends, social situations involving a large group of people can be quite stressful. Whenever Cyn Marts, a cannabis writer and editor in Portland, has to spend more than a few minutes at a party, group activity, or public event, smoking beforehand allow
Cannabis recruiting company Vangst just released its 2019 annual salary guide and as expected, as more states legalize medical or recreational cannabis sales, and nascent markets continue to mature, the cannabis job market is strong. Total cannabis job opportunities increased 79% from 2018 to 2019, and an estimated 211,000 full-time employees will
Nearly one year since the first legal, adult-use cannabis sale was made, there are now 33 retail stores open around Massachusetts. So far, state regulators have issued 227 provisional and final licenses to retail, cultivation, cannabis manufacturing facilities and independent testing laboratories. Before — and even after — licenses are issued, thos
Former Vice President Joe Biden stood his position on why he would not legalize marijuana on a federal level if he became president, stating there is not “enough evidence” as to “whether or not it is a gateway drug.” On Saturday Biden spoke to a community of people in Las Vegas and he said whether the U.S. should legalize cannabis on a federal leve
If there’s a lesson that Canada’s pot industry can take from a devastating week that saw the country’s largest producers post massive losses amid waves of product returns and piles of excess inventory, it might be this: understand your market first, sell your product later. And with  cannabis 2.0 looming , there isn’t much time to learn it. “Any co
Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with open containers of fertilizer and rodenticide. A group i
New data from a California laboratory show that THC vape cartridges may carry a substantial risk of exposing users to harmful chemicals. And while the test results from analytic laboratory  CannaSafe  show that illicit market products pose the most danger, even carts from licensed companies may be unsafe if used improperly. Original link Original a
The past few weeks can be seen as less than ideal for marijuana stocks . In the past week alone however, we have seen some bullish movement which has begun to excite investors once again. With so much volatility, it can be difficult to choose a pot stock with the most value. Additionally, locating that value can also be a challenge. Fortunately, we