Eos Scientific has commissioned research across a sample of more than 2000 UK adults exploring the growing shift in health-conscious millennials seeking CBD oil over prescriptions for mental health. According to the study, 38% of Brits, representing almost 17.5 million UK adults, would use CBD oil to manage their mental health (50% of those aged […]

In a recent study, gastric fluid was made artificially and adjusted to pH 1 (which is that of the actual gastric fluid) and CBD was dissolved in methanol. About 85% of the present CBD isomerized to a mixture of D9- and D8-THC. Theoretically, because of similar chemical structure between CBD and THC, the possibility of […]

In a new Hill-HarrisX poll, 84 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana. The April 12-13 survey of found overwhelming support across all ages, races, genders, and even political affiliations. 42% of respondents said that weed should be legal for any use, the same percentage said that it should be legal for medicinal purposes. A small […]

A recently published review, “Joints for Joints – cannabinoids in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis,” cautiously concludes that “cannabinoids could be a suitable treatment for RA.” The authors also suggest a series of molecular approaches that merit future clinical studies. See the original article at Forbes

Digipath, a data and media firm in the cannabis industry, has filed a provisional patent application in collaboration with VSSL for a Field Testing Kit that can swiftly determine whether a plant sample is hemp or marijuana (containing THC). Currently, the only recourse for law enforcement to make a determination of what is being transported […]

Researchers at the University of Northern Colorado found that the cannabis supplied by the only federally authorized cultivation site in the country shared a closer “genetic affinity with hemp samples in most analyses” than what commercial dispensaries are selling in legal states. The DEA has only ever authorized one grower: the University of Mississippi, which […]

The New York City Council has passed a ban on pre-employment testing for marijuana usage. The bill prohibits employers from requiring a prospective employee to submit to testing for THC as a condition of employment. Exceptions are provided for security-sensitive jobs, and those tied to a federal or state contract or grant. See the original […]

A new study analyzing 320,000 medical records found that drinkers who smoke weed had significantly lower odds of developing liver diseases including hepatitis, cirrhosis, steatosis, and even hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer. Alcohol abusers who didn’t use weed had about a 90 percent chance of developing liver disease, whereas light cannabis-using heavy drinkers […]

Individuals who have legally emigrated to the US are being denied citizenship by the federal government for working in state-legalized cannabis markets. Although recreational cannabis has been legal in Colorado for five years now, working for the industry is still risky. A number of legal US residents of Denver found that out the hard way […]

Autism patients can use medical marijuana in Colorado now that Governor Jared Polis has signed a bill into law adding autism spectrum disorder to the state’s list of MMJ conditions. It was no coincidence that the signing took place on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day. Parents of autistic patients advocating for the bill say […]

A new bill OK’d by the California Senate would enable state officials to extend nearly 7,000 temporary cannabis growing licenses through mid-September. The temporary licenses, which the state stopped issuing on Dec. 31, will all expire by July, at which point there would be no authorized cannabis market “and a crisis will take hold.” The […]

White House hopeful Andrew Yang would do more than just end the federal government’s prohibition on marijuana if elected president, the Democratic candidate said Wednesday. “I would legalize marijuana and then I would pardon everyone who’s in jail for a nonviolent, drug-related offense,” Mr. Yang said at an event in Manhattan. “I would pardon them all on April […]

The Georgia House and Senate approved a medical cannabis cultivation bill with a 34 to 20 vote that allows state-licensed cultivation and sale of cannabis for medical purposes. The bill will now be sent to the state’s governor. Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan called the bill’s approval a “huge win for Georgia families.” The bill grants state […]

According to a new study published in the journal Cannabis, in certain circumstances marijuana use can lead to positive experiences for couples. The study’s authors asked 183 married or cohabiting couples who consumed regularly to track their use for 30 days. In their analysis, the study’s authors determined that shared cannabis experiences increased the likelihood of […]

As the final agreement on a state budget comes into form, legalizing pot won’t make the cut, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders said. Cuomo proposed a plan to tax and regulate marijuana as part of the budget for the fiscal year that starts Monday. But Cuomo and lawmakers indicated in recent weeks that it was increasingly unlikely a deal could […]

Walgreens will sell CBD creams, patches and sprays in nearly 1,500 stores in eight states. The drugstore chain will sell the cannabis-based products in Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vermont, South Carolina, Illinois and Indiana, though it declined to specify which brands it would carry. See the original article at CNBC

The chair of a critical House committee said on Wednesday that his panel and the larger body will take up legislation to protect states with legal marijuana from federal intervention “in a relatively short time, within the next several weeks, and I think we will have a very strong vote.” “We will guide it to […]

The idea that deadly amounts of fentanyl are tainting the illicit marijuana market is being spread by officials at the White House and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Although that is true for some opioids, fentanyl-laced marijuana is not a real risk, according to experts who are concerned about senior leadership at the White House […]

The creator of one of the most recognized brands of jelly beans has debuted a line of cannabis-infused sweets for candy lovers to enjoy. Last month, “Candyman” David Klein, responsible for the creation of Jelly Belly’s jelly beans in 1976, announced the founding of his new company, Spectrum Confections, that will offer the treats in 38 flavors. Every […]

Garden State lawmakers are expected to vote Monday on legalization and it’s looking like it could be a close call. This may be the state’s last chance to pass the bill before legislators have to turn their attention to budget negotiations, meaning legalization could get pushed back to 2020. See the original article at Bloomberg

Alaska is the first to pass a law allowing so-called “social consumption” of marijuana at specially licensed retail locations. Essentially, it will allow people to both buy and smoke cannabis at “cannabis cafes” associated with dispensaries that get the proper licensing from the state. Alaska Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer, a Republican, signed the bill into law […]

A new study published in Translational Psychiatry, concluded CBD could represent “a completely new mechanism in the treatment of schizophrenia.” The Phase II study was randomized, controlled, and double-blind. Forty two “acutely exacerbated schizophrenic patients” were randomly assigned to a three-week treatment of CBD or a standard antipsychotic medication (amisulpride). In progressive steps, the patients received up to […]

Florida medical cannabis patients are officially able to buy and consume smokable cannabis products after Republican Gov. Rick DeSantis signed legislation this week overturning the state’s controversial smoking ban. Senate Bill 182 passed Florida’s Senate on March 7 in a 34-4 vote and was approved by the House on March 13 by a vote of […]

The burgeoning cannabis industry is quickly becoming a crowded space,with new brands continually emerging. The growth is spawning enticing opportunities for those looking to join the industry and reap the benefits of incentives like equity, generous salaries and the chance to become a leader at a high-growth brand. But when it comes to working for a cannabis company, how do […]

A new Italian study that looked at how different storage methods affected the deterioration of THC (cannabis’s intoxicating compound) over time shows that freezing cannabis is the most effective way to keep your marijuana fresh. Cannabis stored at room temperature in a bright room lost 13 percent of its THC content after 100 days. Meanwhile, cannabis stored […]

Beto O’Rourke, the latest Democrat to throw his hat into the 2020 Presidential ring, made a big splash last year when he ran against Ted Cruz in the 2018 Texas Senate race. But where does he stand on cannabis? As a city councilman in El Paso, TX, Beto advocated marijuana legislation as a way to help […]

New Mexico would become the first U.S. state to set up its own government-operated marijuana stores and subsidize medical cannabis for the poor under a new bipartisan bill. The idea for state-run pot shops comes from a trio of GOP state senators who broke with Republican Party orthodoxy to embrace legal marijuana with a decidedly […]

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he has reached an agreement with legislative leaders to legalize recreational marijuana for adults. Lawmakers expect to vote on the deal on March 25 and Murphy could sign the legalization bill later that week. Under the agreement, a state Cannabis Regulatory Commission will be established to create the rules […]

The New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill last week that would allow medical marijuana patients to grow cannabis at home. Under provisions of the measure, House Bill 364, which was passed by representatives on Thursday, patients or caregivers would be allowed to grow up to three mature cannabis plants, three immature plants, and 12 seedlings. See […]

Hawaii’s Department of Health announced a new 10-minute, online process that allows for out-of-state cannabis users to get medical marijuana in the island. If you’re a patient who qualifies for medical marijuana somewhere else in the U.S. – continental and territories, all you’ll need to do to receive a temporary medical marijuana card is fill out an online application […]

The Florida Senate affirmed the right to smoke medical pot Thursday afternoon. The 40-member Senate vote was 34-4, with two legislators not voting. SB 182 made it through its last stop during the day’s session, with just eight days to spare before a deadline set by Gov. Ron DeSantis. See the original article at Miami Herald

Just a week ago, it looked like the Food and Drug Administration was ready to revisit its policies around CBD-infused food and drinks. That may have changed this week, when FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced his resignation. Gottlieb told lawmakers last week he heard them “loud and clear” when Congress legalized hemp-derived CBD late last year. He said he’s […]

With Gov. Ron DeSantis wanting lawmakers to act by March 15, the Senate this week will take up a bill that would allow patients to smoke medical marijuana in Florida. The bill (SB 182), sponsored by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, will be among the first bills the Senate considers during its first full floor […]