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Medical Cannabis Now Available on Prescription, For Some in the U.K

Reading Time: 3 minutes From today, medicinal cannabis products can legally be prescribed in the U.K. for the first time, although campaigners say many patients who could benefit will still be denied access. The change in policy comes on the back of months of campaigning by patient advocacy groups and means that specialist doctors can prescribe products containing cannabis, cannabis resin […]

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Grand Rapids Working to Implement Medical Marijuana Facilities in City Limits

Reading Time: 1 minute The Grand Rapids City Commissioners are still working on a way to implement medical marijuana facilities within city limits. In July of this year, Grand Rapids approved five facility types: growers, processors, safety and compliance businesses, provisioning centers and secure transporters — however, those businesses haven’t taken shape within the city yet. In September, city […]

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UNLV’s Cannabis Academy Helps Locals Jumpstart Marijuana Careers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Since voters first approved recreational marijuana in Nevada in 2016, the industry in the Las Vegas valley has exploded. In its first year of legalization alone, the state brought in nearly $70 million in tax revenue from the rapidly growing industry. And as the marijuana industry continues to grow in Nevada, so are the job […]

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Study: High Doses of CBD Can Act to Reduce Methamphetamine Consumption in Rodents

Reading Time: 3 minutes A new study in the Journal of Psychopharmacology provides evidence that cannabidiol, a component of cannabis, can inhibit the motivation to consume methamphetamine in rats. The preliminary findings suggest that the substance could be useful in fighting addiction to methamphetamine, which has become one of the most common drugs of abuse around the world. “One focus of […]

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Science Vs. Podcast

Reading Time: 1 minute CBD mania is in full swing and people are using it for just about anything, but what is this chemical in cannabis? In this week’s episode, we tell you unlikely origin story of CBD and if the science backs up the hype. We speak to Paige Figi, neuroscientist Prof. Kent Hutchison, clinical researcher Dr. Mallory […]

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Artisinal Cannabis is Real

Reading Time: 5 minutes You’ve heard of Big Pharma and Big Tobacco. How about Big Marijuana? The drug’s growing legalization is raising concerns among small-scale marijuana farmers and retailers that the corporatization of weed may be right around the corner. For example, earlier this year NASDAQ became the first major U.S. stock exchange to list shares of a marijuana production company. And in August, […]

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This Cannabis Delivery Company Wants to Educate the Public on CBD

Reading Time: 1 minute Cannabidiol—more popularly known as CBD—is becoming even more mainstream. Consumers are turning to CBD to cope with anxiety and other medical issues, with Statista estimating that 2020 sales will reach $1.15 billion. But with any burgeoning industry, there are snake oil salesmen; figuring out who they are can be tough. The popularity of CBD—and the amount of […]

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New Bills Filed for Marijuana Decriminalization in Texas

Reading Time: 2 minutes Decriminalization of marijuana in Texas is back on the table as nearly a half dozen bills related to the drug’s use were filed on Monday for the 86th legislative session. Recreational and most medical uses of marijuana are still prohibited in the state, the exception being low-THC cannabis for qualifying intractable epilepsy patients under the […]

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Local Officials From Across US Call For Federal Marijuana Rescheduling

Reading Time: 5 minutes A major group representing over 19,000 cities, towns and villages across the United States is calling on the federal government to take action on marijuana reform and protect states where cannabis is legal. The National League of Cities (NLC), an organization founded in 1924 to empower local governments, passed two far-reaching resolutions related to cannabis […]

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Outdoor Marijuana Farm Could be Coming to Ottawa Valley

Reading Time: 3 minutes Investor plans to open outdoor marijuana growing farm n Beckwith Twp. and some neighbours are unhappy about it. Christina Succi reports. Christina Succi, CTV Ottawa Published Monday, November 12, 2018 6:26PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 12, 2018 6:43PM EST An Ottawa Valley company wants to build an outdoor marijuana farm near Carleton Place. Burnstown Farms Cannabis […]

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Aurora Cannabis Ramping Up Production but Recreational Pot Shortages to Linger

Reading Time: 3 minutes Aurora Cannabis saw “strong demand” for recreational pot during the initial few weeks of legalization in Canada and it expects consumer appetite to continue to outstrip supply for “some time.” The Edmonton-based pot producer was able to meet “just about all” of its supply obligations leading up to and after pot for adult use was […]

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