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on May 1, 2020 in Cannabis News Canada

Canada’s response to the Cannabis Industry during COVID-19 by Province

Submitted by Marijuana News A scope into Canada’s response to the Cannabis industry during Covid-19 by province reveals the industry’s resilience in the face of these trying times. The cannabis industry is among the high-growth sector and a significant contributor to the Canadian economy. The country has gained over 400 brick-and-mortar stores since the legalization of weed in late 2018. Initially, cannabis industry not factored into the statement made on April 6th by the Business Development Bank of Canada, which outlined qualifications for the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP), including access to the Canada Emergency Business Account and the...

Submitted by Marijuana News A scope into Canada’s response to the Cannabis industry during Covid-19 by province reveals the industry’s resilience in the face of these trying times. The cannabis industry is among the high-growth sector and a significant...

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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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on May 1, 2020 in Cannabis News Europe

European Industrial Hemp Organisation: industrial hemp in Europe

Submitted by Marijuana News European Industrial Hemp Organisation Managing Director Lorenza Romanese details the current status of Europe’s hemp industry. The European Industrial Hemp Organisation (EIHA), based in both Brussels and Cologne, was officially founded in 2005; and is the only Europe-wide industrial body serving the hemp sector. Lorenza Romanese, Managing Director of the EIHA, details the current status of the hemp industry in Europe and the implication of future reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy. What are the main challenges currently facing Europe’s hemp industry? Hemp, as any other sector, has to be considered as a worldwide market....

Submitted by Marijuana News European Industrial Hemp Organisation Managing Director Lorenza Romanese details the current status of Europe’s hemp industry. The European Industrial Hemp Organisation (EIHA), based in both Brussels and Cologne, was officially founded in 2005; and is...

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on May 1, 2020 in Cannabis News Europe

Do European CBD Products Contain THC Without Consumers Knowing?

Submitted by Marijuana News The popularity of products infused with cannabidiol (CBD) has increased exponentially in recent years. Chances are if a consumer or patient can think of a commercially available food product or topical rub-based product that doesn’t contain CBD, there’s an equivalent product available that does contain CBD. The cannabis plant is composed of dozens of cannabinoids, however, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) was the focus of researchers for decades and other cannabinoids, including CBD, didn’t receive as much attention. In recent years CBD has received a dramatically increased level of attention from researchers. THC is still a popular study...

Submitted by Marijuana News The popularity of products infused with cannabidiol (CBD) has increased exponentially in recent years. Chances are if a consumer or patient can think of a commercially available food product or topical rub-based product that doesn’t...

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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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