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The state has started its search for multimillion-dollar software that will form the spine of its medical cannabis program, serving as the repository for sensitive patient information and logging the movements of each marijuana plant. The choice of o
A new study shows that people suffering from anxiety may be able to successfully transition off of traditional medications to medical marijuana. Nearly half of participants in a recent study successfully stopped using benzodiazepines after beginning
CBD-infused sprays, roll-ons, creams and salves will be offered as an 'alternative source of relief'. CVS Pharmacy announced that it will begin selling hemp-derived CBD products in eight states. The national drug store chain will be marketing the top
Brookline can now be added to the short list of Massachusetts cities and towns where you can buy recreational pot. A new pot shop on Washington Street in Brookline, which opened on Saturday, saw what was by all accounts a successful opening weekend.
Legalized medical pot may be a boon to older Americans, boosting their health and ability to work, a new study finds. "Research [on medical marijuana] has largely ignored older adults even though they experience the highest rates of medical issues th
Though research is truly in its beginning stages, the cannabinoids known as THCV, CBN, and CBG are emerging as medically -- and in some cases recreationally -- significant. Everyone knows that THC is largely responsible for the psychoactive propertie
Baltimore prosecutors won’t charge people for marijuana possession, but police are still making arrests. Result: a hazy cannabis stalemate. Back in January, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that her office would stop prosecutin
U.S. military veterans from diverse backgrounds have been testifying before Congress in recent weeks about the need to expand Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) research into medical marijuana’s benefits. At a series of joint House and Senate Vetera
While the majority of Americans want the legalization of cannabis now, only 16% did in 1987 and 1990, the years with the joint-lowest support. A record 61% of Americans say pot should be legalized, according to the respected General Social Survey. Th
From skin-care lotions to bottled water, cannabis companies are rolling out a growing array of consumer products infused with a chemical found in marijuana called cannabidiol, or CBD. The compound doesn’t have the ingredient that gives marijuana user
If you are wondering whether to choose hemp or linen for your next fabric purchase, here’s what you need to know first. Hemp and linen are two natural fibers, both with long histories and a wide variety of uses. Both come from plants which have been
The Illinois Department of Agriculture has submitted their final draft of rules for the industrial hemp program. There were a few noteworthy changes made from the initial draft that was posted back in late Dec. 2018. Part of the rulemaking process in
Scientists hope CBD could ease symptoms associated with concussions and traumatic brain injury. Medical marijuana is currently legal in 33 U.S. states, with 10 of those states also green-lighting recreational use. Last year Canada legalized cannabis
Seedo estimates that the project will produce at least 14 tons of dry cannabis buds generating $24 million in revenues within three years. Israel-based cannabis farming startup Seedo (listed as Eroll Grow Tech Ltd.) has partnered with northern Israel
While Chanda Macias researched new treatments for cancer she became fascinated with cannabis as a medicine. Chanda L. Macias earned her MBA in supply chain management and a PhD on cancer research. While researching her thesis she found many reference
Kentucky’s resurgent hemp sector flexed more economic clout in 2018, with processors reporting sharply higher sales and farmers reaping more than twice as much income from their crop, the state’s agriculture commissioner said Monday. The state’s hemp
Massachusetts Cannabis Chefs Joseph Nelson and Patrick Mulcahy started hosting infused dinner parties the day cannabis became recreationally legal in Massachusetts in December 2016 and utilize a sponsor to provide their “gifts.” Tara Sue Sharp dotes
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) quietly issued an advisory earlier this month clarifying rules around mailing cannabis preparations, saying that “some CBD products derived from industrial hemp can be mailable under specific conditions.” The memo also
Brides and grooms looking to add a little extra greenery to their nuptials had a chance to check out the newest trends at Calgary’s first-ever cannabis wedding expo on Saturday. Since cannabis was legalized in Canada, wedding vendors say they’ve been
Marijuana edible enthusiasts rejoice: the creator of the Jelly Belly jelly bean has launched a line of sweets infused with the cannabis-derived compound cannabidiol. Candy inventor David Klein has concocted CBD-infused jelly beans in 38 flavors rangi
From stigma and steep costs to limits on where they can administer the drug, parents who give their children medical cannabis in Minnesota face challenges. Andrea Devora can still hear the loud thud on her front door. A Minneapolis police officer and
Alabama has approved applications from 180 farmers who want to grow hemp, and the first crop will be planted by April, said Alabama Department of Agriculture Commissioner Rick Pate. “The people who have applied are serious farmers,” Pate said. “These
Working from his garage in Wilmington NC, Kyle Trivisonno, a board-certified prosthetic technician, was able to create a prosthetic leg out of hemp fibers, which he says is a safer, cheaper and stronger alternative to the traditional carbon, fibergla
Probably not -- but it might be part of the solution. Cannabis is deeply misunderstood. It has been hailed as a potential hero in the fight against all ailments, including cancer and the opioid epidemic. It has also been called the devil’s lettuce, w
 A new report by cannabis data firm Headset explores the differences in price that have arisen across these state markets. As US states have legalized cannabis over the past decade, they’ve created a patchwork of small economies. These economies are