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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News United States

Doctors remain cautiously optimistic about medical marijuana, says new study

Submitted by Marijuana News A new study shows that doctors believe medical marijuana can help people, but they aren’t ready to recommend it to their patients yet, writes Calvin Hughes. A group of Australian researcher recently conducted a review of 26 studies from Australia, the US, Canada and Ireland to discover how medical professionals feel about marijuana. They found that most physicians support medical marijuana in general, but they feel like they need to be more informed before giving it to patients. “Health professionals support medicinal cannabis but that support is sometimes offset by their concerns,” Kyle Gardiner –...

Submitted by Marijuana News A new study shows that doctors believe medical marijuana can help people, but they aren’t ready to recommend it to their patients yet, writes Calvin Hughes. A group of Australian researcher recently conducted a review...

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada

CSA standard for cannabis impairment coming next year

Submitted by Marijuana News The CSA Group is currently working on a new standard to address cannabis impairment in the workplace, which is scheduled to be released spring 2020, attendees heard at the Partners in Prevention Health and Safety Conference and Trade Show in Mississauga, Ont. on April 30. Just over six months have passed since cannabis has been legalized in Canada, and there remains limited regulatory guidance or legislative directives for employers and safety professionals to manage the effects of the substance in the workplace, especially in safety sensitive positions. The standard will aim to bridge this knowledge...

Submitted by Marijuana News The CSA Group is currently working on a new standard to address cannabis impairment in the workplace, which is scheduled to be released spring 2020, attendees heard at the Partners in Prevention Health and Safety...

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

The Green Organic Dutchman enters German CBD market

Submitted by Marijuana News Following a move into Jamaica with a retail storefront opening, Canadian company The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings (TSX: TGOD; US: TGODF) announced another international expansion by entering the German CBD market. The expansion is taking place through The Green Organic Dutchman’s (TGOD) subsidiary HemPoland, which was just granted organic certification for European markets in late April. Story Continues Below Through a newly signed agreement, HemPoland has now teamed up with Mediakos UG haftungsbeschraenkt to distribute CannabiGold branded CBD products to German pharmacies. Those products are now available both on physical store shelves and through online pharmacy platforms in the country. Mediakos UG has a strong connection to online pharmacy...

Submitted by Marijuana News Following a move into Jamaica with a retail storefront opening, Canadian company The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings (TSX: TGOD; US: TGODF) announced another international expansion by entering the German CBD market. The expansion is taking place...

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on May 14, 2019 in World News

What experts have to say about the Endocannabinoid System

Submitted by Marijuana News “For decades, scientists and mental health physicians tried to figure out how THC worked on the brain and body,” explained Dr. Paul Song, Chief Medical Officer of Calyx Peak Companies via email. A significant breakthrough came with the discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Additional research has since identified endocannabinoids as the cannabinoids produced within our own bodies. The endocannabinoid system regulates and interprets a series of processes in the body, including memory, pain, reproduction, appetite, immune function and many others. The two major endocannabinoids to be identified...

Submitted by Marijuana News “For decades, scientists and mental health physicians tried to figure out how THC worked on the brain and body,” explained Dr. Paul Song, Chief Medical Officer of Calyx Peak Companies via email. A significant breakthrough...

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe

Greece licenses six medical marijuana operations, more coming

Submitted by Marijuana News It’s still unlawful in Greece – apart from medical use – but the marijuana industry is set to take off after the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA government authorized six licenses for companies to cultivate the product Story Continues Below Some 50 applications for licenses have been submitted, three of which are in the final stages of approval said the business newspaper Naftemporiki, adding that the 56 total potential operations could bring in 590 million euros ($663.10 million) in revenues. The new industry could also create 3,500 jobs during a still-running more than nine-year-long economic and...

Submitted by Marijuana News It’s still unlawful in Greece – apart from medical use – but the marijuana industry is set to take off after the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA government authorized six licenses for companies to cultivate the...

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Former UK Chief Drug Advisor wants medical cannabis for the masses

Submitted by Marijuana News Cannabis and Hemp have been under prohibition across most of the world since the 1930s. But with legalization afoot in the US and some countries in Europe, some experts want it to be “embraced like Penicillin.” As cannabis legalization sweeps across North America – with Canada being the latest country to permit cannabis for medical and recreational use – some countries in Europe apparently didn’t get the memo. The UK government, for example, has always been very conservative when it comes to the cannabis legalization issue, no matter who’s in power. Other countries in Europe...

Submitted by Marijuana News Cannabis and Hemp have been under prohibition across most of the world since the 1930s. But with legalization afoot in the US and some countries in Europe, some experts want it to be “embraced like...

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

‘Game changer’: Health Canada changes cannabis licensing process

Submitted by Marijuana News Health Canada is changing the way it issues cannabis industry licences in a move that will likely alleviate a bottleneck that observers attribute to a long-running shortage of legal pot in the country. Effective immediately, the regulator says new applicants seeking to produce, sell or process cannabis must already have a fully built facility. Previously, applicants were only required to make a paper submission. “This is a game changer,” said Matt Maurer, a cannabis lawyer with Torkin Manes LLP, in a phone interview with BNN Bloomberg. “We go from a situation where if you wanted...

Submitted by Marijuana News Health Canada is changing the way it issues cannabis industry licences in a move that will likely alleviate a bottleneck that observers attribute to a long-running shortage of legal pot in the country. Effective immediately,...

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on May 14, 2019 in World News

Cannabis Infused Skin Care: What Are the Benefits of CBD Oil for Skin?

Submitted by Bill Gordon – G… We are surrounded with a plethora of beautiful, non-aging faces watching us from the billboards and magazine covers. It seems to be paramount to be dashing at all ages and have flawless skin. Fortunately, it appears that CBD oil can help you with that. Chances are, once you’re finished reading this text, you’ll be looking for the nearest CBD store, online or in the real world. Indeed, it is that good. So, what exactly is CBD? Let’s get this one out of the way before we go on with the rest. CBD or...

Submitted by Bill Gordon – G… We are surrounded with a plethora of beautiful, non-aging faces watching us from the billboards and magazine covers. It seems to be paramount to be dashing at all ages and have flawless skin....

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on May 14, 2019 in Cannabis News United States

8 incredible facts about the booming US marijuana industry

Submitted by Marijuana News The US marijuana industry is worth billions of dollars, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Ten US states have legalized recreational marijuana use, and 33 have legalized medicinal use. The marijuana industry is booming in the United States. From the $52 billion in sales the industry posted to the 76% increase in cannabis jobs this year, there are plenty of statistics to show marijuana’s startling contributions to the US economy. Marijuana initiatives have swept through state legislatures in recent years. Recreational marijuana use is legal in 10 US states, while medicinal marijuana is...

Submitted by Marijuana News The US marijuana industry is worth billions of dollars, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Ten US states have legalized recreational marijuana use, and 33 have legalized medicinal use. The marijuana industry is...

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on May 14, 2019 in Featured World News

Nations going to pot: Where cannabis is legal around the world, and where it isn’t

Submitted by Marijuana News Check out the interactive map here. Canada, the second nation to legalize recreational marijuana after Uruguay, appears to have had a global impact as more nations come on board. New Zealand plans a referendum on legalization during next year’s election and Mexico also appears headed that way. Story Continues Below Luxembourg is poised to become the first European country to legalize recreational marijuana, and South Africa is moving in that direction. Israel’s Parliament approved a law allowing exports of medical marijuana. Thailand legalized medicinal use of marijuana, and other Southeastern Asian countries may follow South...

Submitted by Marijuana News Check out the interactive map here. Canada, the second nation to legalize recreational marijuana after Uruguay, appears to have had a global impact as more nations come on board. New Zealand plans a referendum on...

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