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on June 24, 2019 in World News

How to talk to your doctor about cannabis use

Submitted by Marijuana News Have you had a bad experience disclosing cannabis use to a doctor? Did a doctor’s attitude toward cannabis impact the quality of care you received? You’re not alone. Unfortunately, a prevailing stigma, lack of exposure to current marijuana research, and confusion about the legality of discussing cannabis with patients are still barriers within the medical community that keep doctors from treating their cannabis-using patients accurately and fairly. One thing medical and non-medical cannabis users have in common with the rest of the world is that all need access to medical care. So what is a...

Submitted by Marijuana News Have you had a bad experience disclosing cannabis use to a doctor? Did a doctor’s attitude toward cannabis impact the quality of care you received? You’re not alone. Unfortunately, a prevailing stigma, lack of exposure...

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on June 24, 2019 in World News

Cannabis ingredient CBD could one day become an antibiotic

Submitted by Marijuana News As scientists work to stem the tide of antibiotic resistance, the authors of a study believe an ingredient in cannabis could one day form the basis of a new drug. Antibiotic, or antimicrobial, resistance is where bugs such as bacteria can survive drugs created to kill them, making infections difficult, or impossible, to treat. Scientists in Australia found cannabidiol—the non-psychoactive ingredient marijuana— killed all the strains of bacteria they tested in a lab, including some which are highly resistant to existing antibiotics. What’s more, the bacteria did not become resistant to the drug after being...

Submitted by Marijuana News As scientists work to stem the tide of antibiotic resistance, the authors of a study believe an ingredient in cannabis could one day form the basis of a new drug. Antibiotic, or antimicrobial, resistance is...

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on June 24, 2019 in World News

A complete guide to purchasing marijuana seeds

Submitted by Marijuana News These days, buying marijuana is easier and more convenient than ever. Dispensaries are popping up all over the United States, and medical marijuana isn’t so hard to get a prescription or card for in many regions. Still, there are plenty of smokers out there whose first priority isn’t convenience. If you’re interested in taking the DIY route and growing marijuana in your own house, make sure you read our comprehensive guide to marijuana seeds before you make your purchase. Is Buying Marijuana Seeds Legal? Marijuana seeds fall under the same legal jurisdiction as any other...

Submitted by Marijuana News These days, buying marijuana is easier and more convenient than ever. Dispensaries are popping up all over the United States, and medical marijuana isn’t so hard to get a prescription or card for in many...

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on June 24, 2019 in World News

Five ways to play the emerging global cannabis industry, from Colombia to Denmark

Submitted by Marijuana News Since recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada in October 2018, most investors looking to catch a ride on the green wave, bumpy as it may be, have focussed on the opportunities available at home and in the United States. But while Canada may have taken the biggest leap into the legal realm, it is not the only country in which attitudes toward cannabis are changing. Here’s a look at five internationally focussed stocks that investors can look to for exposure to the emerging global cannabis industry. Pharmacielo Ltd. Pharmacielo has its head office in Vancouver...

Submitted by Marijuana News Since recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada in October 2018, most investors looking to catch a ride on the green wave, bumpy as it may be, have focussed on the opportunities available at home and...

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on June 24, 2019 in World News

Global cannabis market will nearly triple to US$40.6B by 2024: Study

Submitted by Marijuana News The value of the global cannabis market is set to soar to new heights, as more countries and American states legalize the drug, according to a new industry report. Global legal spending on cannabis is forecast to be US$40.6 billion in 2024, nearly triple the US$14.9 billion estimated to be spent this year, according to Arcview Market Research and cannabis industry analysis firm BDS Analytics, which released its annual “State of the Legal Cannabis Markets” report on Thursday. “That’s a conservative number as well if regulators wouldn’t move as slowly as they are right now,” said Tom Adams,...

Submitted by Marijuana News The value of the global cannabis market is set to soar to new heights, as more countries and American states legalize the drug, according to a new industry report. Global legal spending on cannabis is forecast...

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on June 3, 2019 in World News

Can CBD Really Do All That?

Concept and diagram by Paul Sahre. Photo illustration by Jamie Chung. Prop styling by Anna Surbatovich When Catherine Jacobson first heard about the promise of cannabis, she was at wits’ end. Her 3-year-old son, Ben, had suffered from epileptic seizures since he was 3 months old, a result of a brain malformation called polymicrogyria. Over the years, Jacobson and her husband, Aaron, have tried giving him at least 16 different drugs, but none provided lasting relief. They lived with the grim prognosis that their son — whose cognitive abilities never advanced beyond those of a 1-year-old — would likely...

Concept and diagram by Paul Sahre. Photo illustration by Jamie Chung. Prop styling by Anna Surbatovich When Catherine Jacobson first heard about the promise of cannabis, she was at wits’ end. Her 3-year-old son, Ben, had suffered from epileptic...

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on June 3, 2019 in World News

The Best CBD Capsules for Pain, Anxiety, and Sleep

by Adam Drury Cannabidiol (CBD) capsules make it super-easy to add the therapeutic health and wellness benefits of hemp to your daily routine. But beyond simple convenience and reliability, CBD capsules are less messy than oils and typically more potent than gummies, all while eliminating the sometimes unsavory medicinal flavors of both. Weedmaps News’ list of the best CBD capsules for pain, anxiety, and sleep all have high marks for ease-of-use, potency, and effectiveness. And to assemble it, we scoured product sites, read customer testimonials and took a close look at how each company formulates its CBD capsules. Best...

by Adam Drury Cannabidiol (CBD) capsules make it super-easy to add the therapeutic health and wellness benefits of hemp to your daily routine. But beyond simple convenience and reliability, CBD capsules are less messy than oils and typically more...

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on June 3, 2019 in World News

What is Synthetic Weed and Why is it Hazardous?

by Tyler Koslow With cannabis legalization taking root across the United States, there are a number of impostor products masquerading as “synthetic weed,” more commonly referred to as K2 or Spice. Usually made of a mixture of herbs, spices, or shredded plant material, K2 contains lab-made synthetic compounds sprayed onto the material that can result in potentially dangerous effects when consumed. Synthetic marijuana raised alarm in the media in May 2018, when more than 50 Brooklyn residents overdosed on K2 within the span of a few days. The epidemic spurred city officials into action, as Democratic New York Gov....

by Tyler Koslow With cannabis legalization taking root across the United States, there are a number of impostor products masquerading as “synthetic weed,” more commonly referred to as K2 or Spice. Usually made of a mixture of herbs, spices,...

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on June 3, 2019 in World News

You’ll never guess which country smokes the most weed

Submitted by Marijuana News If you had to guess which country consumed the most cannabis in the world, you’d surely start with places where the plant is at least legalized. Uruguay, for instance, legalized cannabis in 2013. Another choice might be Canada, which passed adult-use marijuana legislation in 2018. Heck, you could even pick countries where the drug is partially legalized, like the United States or Netherlands. But if you picked any of those countries, you’d be wrong. That honor would instead go to Nigeria, a country where 19.4% of the population over the age of 18 have consumed...

Submitted by Marijuana News If you had to guess which country consumed the most cannabis in the world, you’d surely start with places where the plant is at least legalized. Uruguay, for instance, legalized cannabis in 2013. Another choice...

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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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