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on August 22, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Pot Prices Rise 200% In Nevada As Product Flies Off The Shelves

Nevada’s recreational marijuana sales have only been legal since July 1 and the market can’t keep up with the demand. A combination of last-minute distribution issues and larger than expected sales have caused unnecessary stress among dispensaries and producers alike. The results have led to a 200% increase in the price of marijuana in just one month. Brayden Sutton, CEO of Friday Night Inc. said the price per pound for trim has gone from $150 to $450 in one month. Friday Night Inc. owns a subsidiary called Alternative Medicine Association which grows cannabis and produces products that include traditional...

Nevada’s recreational marijuana sales have only been legal since July 1 and the market can’t keep up with the demand. A combination of last-minute distribution issues and larger than expected sales have caused unnecessary stress among dispensaries and producers...

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on August 22, 2017 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Study: Single Dose Of CBD Shown To Reduce Blood Pressure

A brand new study has found that CBD has the potential to reduce systolic pressure in humans By Alexandra Hicks A recent study discovered that just a single dose of Cannabidiol can effectively lower systolic blood pressure, which suggests it could be used to treat a medley of other cardiovascular disorders. New research published in JCI Insight found that CBD has the potential to reduce systolic pressure, which is the pressure in a person’s blood vessels while the heart beats. Their discovery is substantial because it means that CBD can be used as an all-natural, non-psychoactive, and non-addictive medication option...

A brand new study has found that CBD has the potential to reduce systolic pressure in humans By Alexandra Hicks A recent study discovered that just a single dose of Cannabidiol can effectively lower systolic blood pressure, which suggests it...

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on August 22, 2017 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Federal Court Ruling: Medical Cannabis Patients Can Sue Employers

A Federal judge in Connecticut just ruled that medical cannabis patients can’t be fired form their place of work for taking their medicine By Addam Corre A Federal Court in Connecticut ruled last week that approved medical cannabis employees can now sue their employers if they are refused work or fired after a positive test for cannabis The judge who made the ruling decided that the illegal status of cannabis under federal law doesn’t preempt state protections prohibiting authorized medical cannabis patients from facing discrimination in the workplace. The case in question was between the Bride Brook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and...

A Federal judge in Connecticut just ruled that medical cannabis patients can’t be fired form their place of work for taking their medicine By Addam Corre A Federal Court in Connecticut ruled last week that approved medical cannabis employees can...

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on August 22, 2017 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Word From Seattle’s Hempfest: ‘Nobody’s Hiding’ Anymore

byJovelle Tamayo Last weekend brought Seattle Hempfest—AKA the biggest annual cannabis event on the planet—to the Seattle waterfront, for three days of pro-cannabis outreach, activism, music, mingling, marketing, and glorious sunshine. Photojournalist Jovelle Tamayo was there for Leafly with a question for attendees: “What’s the most surprising change that you’ve witnessed since legalization?” Nancy Garcia, 57, Tacoma, Wash. (Jovelle Tamayo for Leafly) “You can go into stores and buy pot now! I never thought I’d see it in my day. I just like to get stoned but I believe in a world of hemp. It can be used for...

byJovelle Tamayo Last weekend brought Seattle Hempfest—AKA the biggest annual cannabis event on the planet—to the Seattle waterfront, for three days of pro-cannabis outreach, activism, music, mingling, marketing, and glorious sunshine. Photojournalist Jovelle Tamayo was there for Leafly with...

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on August 22, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

We are a long way from an informed debate on drugs

The key to policy should be harm reduction. Drug abuse – just like alcohol abuse and, indeed tobacco use of any kind – is primarily a medical and health issue rather than a criminal one Editorial @IndyVoices In prisons, on our poorest housing schemes, even in the archetypal leafy suburbs of Britain, the war on drugs has long been lost. According to the Office for National Statistics, there were 3,744 record deaths from drug abuse last year, the worst figure since 1993, when Britain was just coming down from a fashion for acid house raves. Today it is synthetic...

The key to policy should be harm reduction. Drug abuse – just like alcohol abuse and, indeed tobacco use of any kind – is primarily a medical and health issue rather than a criminal one Editorial @IndyVoices In prisons,...

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on August 22, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Here’s how medical marijuana can help with psoriasis

BY Richard Faulk Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes itchy scaling of the skin. It typically affects the elbows, knees, and scalp, but any skin-covered place will do. About 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis. For most, it will manifest only in patches. But if it extends over more than five percent of your surface area, then you are among the one-in-five who have a severe case.  RELATED STORY: Little-known health effects of medical marijuana There are many faces of psoriasis. Lesions may be slivery or fiery red, pussy or merely bloody, small or expansive in scale. Fingernails may or may...

BY Richard Faulk Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes itchy scaling of the skin. It typically affects the elbows, knees, and scalp, but any skin-covered place will do. About 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis. For most, it will manifest only...

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on August 22, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada

Quebec Wants to Hear From You on Legal Marijuana

By Montreal Gazette The Quebec government wants to hear from you about how legal marijuana should be regulated in this province. Quebec public health minister Lucie Charlebois announced Monday that public hearings will be scheduled throughout the province beginning Tuesday and continuing until Sept. 12. In a statement made public Monday, the government says the hearings will “allow citizens to have their say, hear their opinions on what decisions should be taken and identify the necessary measures to ensure the protection of their health and safety.” An online forum has also been established to allow those interested to fill...

By Montreal Gazette The Quebec government wants to hear from you about how legal marijuana should be regulated in this province. Quebec public health minister Lucie Charlebois announced Monday that public hearings will be scheduled throughout the province beginning...

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on August 20, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Investing In International Medical Cannabis Markets

Investing in medical Cannabis markets is a tricky subject, and one that needs to be explored before a venture is entered into By Marguerite Arnold The global legal cannabis market is exciting, large, and growing all the time Stories abound in the industry and mainstream press regarding the total market cap both now and in the immediate future. Americans already spend more on cannabis yearly than they do on ice cream. Their neighbors to the north, the Canadians, are looking at a combined market some anticipate may be larger than the entire domestic alcohol industry by 2020. Overseas, Israeli, German,...

Investing in medical Cannabis markets is a tricky subject, and one that needs to be explored before a venture is entered into By Marguerite Arnold The global legal cannabis market is exciting, large, and growing all the time Stories abound...

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on August 20, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Weekly Digest: Cannabis At Work, Canadian Investment, FDA And CBD, MassRoots

With Israel considering medical cannabis export, and Canada cannabis investment at a high, last week was a fascinating one in the world of medical cannabis by Addam Corre Another fascinating week in the world of medical cannabis across the globe just happened, and CannaTech were there to cover it all From the risks of cannabis in the workplace to Cannabis and the elderly, from a pharmacological standpoint, we also took a close look at the black market of cannabis, and what Canada is doing to stop it. Cannabis And The Elderly: A Neurophysiological And Pharmacological Review Folks aged 65+ are...

With Israel considering medical cannabis export, and Canada cannabis investment at a high, last week was a fascinating one in the world of medical cannabis by Addam Corre Another fascinating week in the world of medical cannabis across the globe...

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on August 20, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Canadian Woman Banned from U.S. After Border Agent Finds Proof of Drug Use on Her Phone

By Maureen Meehan A young woman from British Columbia was issued a lifetime ban at the U.S. border after officials found an email, between herself and her doctor, about a fentanyl overdose she survived a year ago. Peppered with questions about drugs while crossing the Washington-British Columbia border, the 28-year-old woman whose name is being withheld, said her phone was searched for two hours by U.S. border agents, reported Vice. After her phone was searched, she admitted to using illegal drugs in the past, including cocaine. “It was super violating—I couldn’t believe they went into my sent emails folder...

By Maureen Meehan A young woman from British Columbia was issued a lifetime ban at the U.S. border after officials found an email, between herself and her doctor, about a fentanyl overdose she survived a year ago. Peppered with...

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