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on May 1, 2020 in Featured World News

Weed has been legal for 18 months. We still don’t know how products will make you feel

Submitted by Marijuana News Cannabis reviewer Brad Martin is a self-described “numbers guy.” With a background in real estate, he began tracking metrics like prices and cannabinoid composition for each cultivar (cultivated variety, often called a “strain”) he tried in 2016, when he became a medical cannabis consumer. The realtor in him wanted to find the best value on the market. Over time, his metrics expanded. He began tracking appearance, scent, taste and things like the average number of days packaged before purchase and more, all with an eye for quality and value. In that pursuit, he has succeeded....

Submitted by Marijuana News Cannabis reviewer Brad Martin is a self-described “numbers guy.” With a background in real estate, he began tracking metrics like prices and cannabinoid composition for each cultivar (cultivated variety, often called a “strain”) he tried...

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on May 1, 2020 in Featured World News

Study Finds Marijuana Often Used to Treat Symptoms of Chronic Pain, Anxiety and Insomnia

Submitted by Marijuana News According to a new study, those who use marijuana for therapeutic purposes are more likely to report consuming it to address symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain and depression. The study, titled Medical reasons for marijuana use, forms of use, and patient perception of physician attitudes among the US population,” was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine and first reported on by NORML. For the study researchers examined responses from a nationally represented online sample of adults. “Among those who acknowledged using cannabis for medical purposes, 49 percent reported doing so to treat...

Submitted by Marijuana News According to a new study, those who use marijuana for therapeutic purposes are more likely to report consuming it to address symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain and depression. The study, titled Medical reasons for...

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on May 1, 2020 in Featured World News

How CBD Can Treat Symptoms of Depression Right Now

Submitted by Marijuana News Research shows CBD adjusts the brain’s serotonin levels, helping those with depression stabilize mood, attention, and other symptoms. Depression doesn’t confront its patients. Often, it sneaks up, surprises, or stuns. Depression makes it difficult to work, focus on relationships, and enjoy social activities. Those with depression typically receive antidepressant prescriptions from doctors, but unpredictable side effects and personal preference means these drugs aren’t for everyone. What about cannabidiol (CBD)? Because some channels promote CBD as a cure-all for every ailment under the sun, using it to treat mental illness seems dubious. But as research explains,...

Submitted by Marijuana News Research shows CBD adjusts the brain’s serotonin levels, helping those with depression stabilize mood, attention, and other symptoms. Depression doesn’t confront its patients. Often, it sneaks up, surprises, or stuns. Depression makes it difficult to...

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on May 1, 2020 in Featured World News

What’s the Deal with Organic Regulation for Cannabis?

Submitted by Marijuana News While the standard consumer might not be contemplating whether their CBD oil, hemp flower, or cannabis edible came from an organic source, there is more and more push for better regulatory standards in general, and for organic as well. Now, let’s talk a little bit about pesticides… Much like people not considering what might have been sprayed on their hemp bud, most people are relatively unaware of what gets sprayed on all their other agriculturally grown products. While debates tend to go on about just how safe or not safe some of these chemicals are,...

Submitted by Marijuana News While the standard consumer might not be contemplating whether their CBD oil, hemp flower, or cannabis edible came from an organic source, there is more and more push for better regulatory standards in general, and...

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on May 1, 2020 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Can Europe learn from Germany’s approach to cannabis?

Submitted by Marijuana News Exploring regulation and policy in Germany, the world’s third largest legal cannabis market outside North America. As of December 2019, Germany represented the world’s third largest market for legal cannabis-based products outside of North America. Since the country moved to legalise the prescribing of cannabis for medical use to severely ill patients in 2017, around 60,000 patients have received cannabis prescriptions through their health insurance providers. With the German approach to cannabis policy increasingly held up as a model for fellow EU Member States, MCN explores cannabis regulation in Germany. Law and policy While cannabis...

Submitted by Marijuana News Exploring regulation and policy in Germany, the world’s third largest legal cannabis market outside North America. As of December 2019, Germany represented the world’s third largest market for legal cannabis-based products outside of North America....

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on July 31, 2019 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Ban on Cannabis Topicals Will Hurt Patients With Chronic Pain, Says Montreal Woman

Franca G. Mignacca · CBC News Samantha Gold would like to see chronic pain sufferers, like herself, consulted On bad days, Samantha Gold lies writhing on her couch, waiting for her agonizing back pain to pass. With cannabis topical creams set for legalization across Canada this fall, Gold was hoping to try using them to help manage her pain. Those hopes were dashed, however, when the Quebec government announced it would be banning the sale of topicals in the province. That same regulation will also ban the sale of dessert or candy-like cannabis edibles. No pot brownies in Quebec as government clamps down further...

Franca G. Mignacca · CBC News Samantha Gold would like to see chronic pain sufferers, like herself, consulted On bad days, Samantha Gold lies writhing on her couch, waiting for her agonizing back pain to pass. With cannabis topical creams set...

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on June 24, 2019 in Cannabis News United States Featured

13 States expected to sell at least $1 billion in cannabis by 2024

Submitted by Marijuana News The marijuana industry is growing like gangbusters, and both investors and cannabis enthusiasts couldn’t be happier. According to Bank of America analyst Christopher Carey, legal pot could one day become an industry capable of $166 billion in annual sales and could disrupt a number of other industries as it expands. But when talking about global sales, we’re really discussing the important role legal cannabis could play in the United States — a market that’s second to no other. Carey’s projection pegs the U.S. as generating more than a third of his firm’s peak sales estimate,...

Submitted by Marijuana News The marijuana industry is growing like gangbusters, and both investors and cannabis enthusiasts couldn’t be happier. According to Bank of America analyst Christopher Carey, legal pot could one day become an industry capable of $166...

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on June 24, 2019 in Cannabis News United States Featured

How Illinois became the only State to legalize weed sales without a referendum

Submitted by Marijuana News Illinois lawmakers, solving issues that tripped up lawmakers in other states, have made recreational marijuana legal, becoming the first state where the state legislature made cannabis sales legal without a vote from the people. Illinois is the 11th state to legalize marijuana and the second midwestern state to do so, following legalization approved by Michigan voters in 2018. Illinois lawmakers got it done by addressing many of the issues, including minority representation in the marijuana industry, that had derailed similar legislative action in New Jersey and New York. Joining the legal states. Illinois joins 10...

Submitted by Marijuana News Illinois lawmakers, solving issues that tripped up lawmakers in other states, have made recreational marijuana legal, becoming the first state where the state legislature made cannabis sales legal without a vote from the people. Illinois...

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on June 24, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

France’s new medical cannabis program could assist one million patients

Submitted by Marijuana News There were rumors back in 2017 that France was on the verge of decriminalizing cannabis. Since then, the European state has come a long way and just announced a brand new experimental medical cannabis program. May 28, 2019, will go down in French history as the day when the French Senate gave the green light to medical cannabis for the first time. The new proposal will immediately enter a two-year experimental phase, pending full approval from the French Health Ministry. That’s not just good; it’s great news for an estimated 300,000 – one million French...

Submitted by Marijuana News There were rumors back in 2017 that France was on the verge of decriminalizing cannabis. Since then, the European state has come a long way and just announced a brand new experimental medical cannabis program....

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on June 24, 2019 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Explore the world of medical cannabis delivery systems, patient experience and more

Submitted by Marijuana News Dr Franjo Grotenhermen, founder and Chairman of the ACM and IACM, provides a deeper insight into medical cannabis delivery systems in Germany, along with patient experience and more. We spoke to Dr Grotenhermen, the founder and Chairman of the German Association for Cannabis as Medicine (ACM), and founder and Executive Director of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM), who allows us to delve into the world of medical cannabis in Germany. Here we gain a better understanding of how medical cannabis compares to traditional prescription medicine, the dynamics of medical cannabis delivery systems, how...

Submitted by Marijuana News Dr Franjo Grotenhermen, founder and Chairman of the ACM and IACM, provides a deeper insight into medical cannabis delivery systems in Germany, along with patient experience and more. We spoke to Dr Grotenhermen, the founder...

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