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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 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 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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on April 29, 2019 in World News

Legal limits for cannabis-impaired driving may be impossible, THC impacts people differently

Submitted by Marijuana News For years, states have set limits to how much alcohol drivers can have in their bloodstream. As more states legalize cannabis, they are also struggling to find similar limits and write reasonable and fair laws to determine when someone is too stoned to drive safely. A study done by French scientists suggests it won’t happen soon. “No legal driving limit for cannabis can catch impaired recreational users without unfairly penalizing unimpaired regular or medicinal users.” Individuals react to tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in marijuana, in different ways, making it nearly impossible to set legal limits...

Submitted by Marijuana News For years, states have set limits to how much alcohol drivers can have in their bloodstream. As more states legalize cannabis, they are also struggling to find similar limits and write reasonable and fair laws...

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on April 29, 2019 in World News

Addiction specialists advocate for easier access to legal cannabis

Submitted by Marijuana News By now, it is no secret that marijuana has a plethora of benefits. While some have not been investigated – and could possibly be incorrect – one particular purpose for cannabis has overwhelming professional support, indicates CBC News. Addiction experts firmly believe that marijuana can be the magic bullet we need to help those addicted to harder drugs. In the midst of an opioid crisis, such a solution would be well-received. Unfortunately, access is an issue for some people, such as those in parts of Vancouver, where the cannabis shops are spread unrealistically thin. Meanwhile,...

Submitted by Marijuana News By now, it is no secret that marijuana has a plethora of benefits. While some have not been investigated – and could possibly be incorrect – one particular purpose for cannabis has overwhelming professional support,...

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on April 16, 2019 in Cannabis News United States World News

U.S. gains ground on struggling Canada in race for pot revenue

Submitted by Marijuana News Planet 13 Holdings Inc. generated more revenue from its one flagship store in Las Vegas last month than Cronos Group Inc. did across Canada in the fourth quarter, yet Cronos’s market value is about 21 times larger than Planet 13’s. The valuation gap is just one dramatic example of the persistent disconnect between Canadian and U.S. cannabis stocks, and a reminder of the potential size of the American pot market as legalization spreads. Cannabis companies with U.S. operations have been held back by the illegality of the drug at the federal level, which has depressed...

Submitted by Marijuana News Planet 13 Holdings Inc. generated more revenue from its one flagship store in Las Vegas last month than Cronos Group Inc. did across Canada in the fourth quarter, yet Cronos’s market value is about 21...

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on April 16, 2019 in World News

Cannabis culture meets home decor

Submitted by Marijuana News As legalization moves cannabis into the mainstream, the same décor magazines and websites that currently offer pretty ways to store and serve alcohol — bar carts, cut-crystal glasses, vintage cocktail shakers — are likely to start adding home accessories for using the herb. The shift has even been recognized by one of Canada’s pre-eminent arbiters of style, House and Home publisher Lynda Reeves, who suggested at a December 2018 “trends breakfast” that there will be more and more design-driven cannabis accessories available for the home. It’s already happening. The Los Angeles-based Apothecarry, whose founder wondered...

Submitted by Marijuana News As legalization moves cannabis into the mainstream, the same décor magazines and websites that currently offer pretty ways to store and serve alcohol — bar carts, cut-crystal glasses, vintage cocktail shakers — are likely to...

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on April 4, 2019 in Featured World News

The effects of marijuana on dreaming

Submitted by Marijuana News Marijuana has many known effects on the body, but one that is still not that well understood is its effects on the dream state. There is a lot of speculation when it comes to the topic, but some stoners would agree that when taking a break from smoking the sticky plant, they find that they have more dreams than before. Story Continues Below Many smokers have stated that when they abstain from smoking weed for a few days, the frequency of their dreams and lucid dreaming increase by quite a substantial amount. A new report...

Submitted by Marijuana News Marijuana has many known effects on the body, but one that is still not that well understood is its effects on the dream state. There is a lot of speculation when it comes to the...

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on April 4, 2019 in Featured World News

What’s a ‘Canna-Cure’ and why is it beneficial?

Submitted by Marijuana News After a long day of work, there’s nothing better than making an appointment to get a relaxing manicure and pedicure. You just pick a color, sit back in a comfy massage chair, and then let someone else pamper you. What tops that? Well, if you want to take the pampering up to the next level, it’s time to sign up for a CBD-enhanced mani/pedi called a “canna-cure.” Nail salons and spas in several states are now offering CBD packages and customers are flocking to try them. Don’t just think this is another beauty trend, though....

Submitted by Marijuana News After a long day of work, there’s nothing better than making an appointment to get a relaxing manicure and pedicure. You just pick a color, sit back in a comfy massage chair, and then let...

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on April 4, 2019 in Featured World News

Retail experiments with cannabis

Submitted by Marijuana News If there is one deal that symbolized the most recent chapter of the “green rush” into marijuana investing, it was Constellation Brands Inc.’s $3.8 billion bet last year on Canopy Growth Corp. The move, through which the company behind Corona beer and Robert Mondavi wines upped its stake in the Canadian cannabis grower to 38 percent, sent two clear signals to investors. First, that the big consumer-goods stalwarts were beginning to see the nascent legal marijuana market as a plausible avenue for growth (and a potential threat to their existing businesses). And second, that perhaps an emerging class of cannabis startups...

Submitted by Marijuana News If there is one deal that symbolized the most recent chapter of the “green rush” into marijuana investing, it was Constellation Brands Inc.’s $3.8 billion bet last year on Canopy Growth Corp. The move, through which the...

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