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on May 30, 2020 in World News

Hemp Fiber Materials Have Major Environmental Upside

Submitted by Marijuana News Every day, you come across a media story addressing concerns over the environment, and one of the biggest issues being addressed in these reports is environmental plastic pollution (EPP). EPP is the problem caused by oil-based plastic products, which are not recycled and left anywhere outdoors, especially in nature and the oceans, to breakdown into their toxic polymer components over the next 700 years. Bio-composite products could have a big impact on this problem. In fact, it could be argued that utilizing hemp fiber to replace a portion of the polymer volume in existing plastic...

Submitted by Marijuana News Every day, you come across a media story addressing concerns over the environment, and one of the biggest issues being addressed in these reports is environmental plastic pollution (EPP). EPP is the problem caused by...

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on May 30, 2020 in World News

COVID-19’s Surprising Impact on Cannabis Sales

Submitted by Marijuana News For the past couple of months, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has wreaked havoc on the U.S. and global economy. In the U.S., more than 39 million people have filed an initial jobless claim within the past nine weeks, while the unemployment rate in India has increased from 8.7% in March to more than 27% by May 3.  Regardless of the country, the results are similar. COVID-19 has also been relatively indiscriminate when it comes to the economy. Though pockets of strength have emerged, most industries have been negatively impacted by the spread of...

Submitted by Marijuana News For the past couple of months, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has wreaked havoc on the U.S. and global economy. In the U.S., more than 39 million people have filed an initial jobless claim...

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on May 30, 2020 in World News

More Patients Turning to Medical Marijuana for Arthritis Pain

Submitted by Marijuana News Lots of people are using medical marijuana to treat their arthritis and other muscle aches and pains, often without consulting their doctor, a new study reports. As many as 1 in 5 patients who consult an orthopedic surgeon for chronic musculoskeletal pain are using a cannabis product to treat them, Canadian researchers found. “We found 20% had reported past or current use of cannabis with the specific intention to manage pain,” said study author Dr. Timothy Leroux, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Toronto. “Not just recreational users, but patients who said, ‘I’m using...

Submitted by Marijuana News Lots of people are using medical marijuana to treat their arthritis and other muscle aches and pains, often without consulting their doctor, a new study reports. As many as 1 in 5 patients who consult...

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on May 1, 2020 in World News

From workplace discrimination to high costs, there’s plenty of fight left for cannabis advocates

Submitted by Marijuana News I’ve been fighting for medical cannabis patients for 25 years. From riding my bike around Vancouver with a pager and a canvas backpack delivering cannabis to patients during the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the mid-90s, to opening the country’s first medical cannabis organization, I became Canopy Growth’s first chief advocacy officer in the global cannabis space. A lot has changed since 1995, but not my dedication to improving Canada’s medical cannabis program. Through the COVID-19 crisis, the federal government recommended that medical cannabis be considered essential to the country’s critical health care infrastructure. We have come...

Submitted by Marijuana News I’ve been fighting for medical cannabis patients for 25 years. From riding my bike around Vancouver with a pager and a canvas backpack delivering cannabis to patients during the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the mid-90s, to...

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on May 1, 2020 in World News

CBD Could Provide Useful Treatment In Rare Brain Cancer

Submitted by Marijuana News Colorado State University researchers found that CBD caused cell death in glioblastoma, a rare and intractable form of brain cancer. Cannabidoil (CBD) has emerged in recent years as an alternative medicine for hard-to-treat illnesses like epilepsy, with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approving cannabis-derived medications, like Epidiolex. Studies have also demonstrated cannabis as a possible supplemental treatment in cancer patients, though researchers caution there have been no definitive conclusions. Those two trends influenced a new study, published in the FASEB Journal, that found CBD as an effective therapy in a rare form of intractable...

Submitted by Marijuana News Colorado State University researchers found that CBD caused cell death in glioblastoma, a rare and intractable form of brain cancer. Cannabidoil (CBD) has emerged in recent years as an alternative medicine for hard-to-treat illnesses like...

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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 World News

This Is the Top Marijuana Stock to Buy in May

Submitted by Marijuana News For the past year, the marijuana industry has been nothing short of a train wreck. Although we’re talking about a group of stocks that proved virtually unstoppable during the first quarter of 2019, most pot stocks have seen anywhere from 50% to 95% of their value wiped away over the past 13 months. But in spite of this weakness, there’s still plenty of hope that cannabis stocks can deliver the green. After all, tens of billions of dollars in sales are still being conducted each year in the black market. If a steady number of...

Submitted by Marijuana News For the past year, the marijuana industry has been nothing short of a train wreck. Although we’re talking about a group of stocks that proved virtually unstoppable during the first quarter of 2019, most pot...

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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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