New Pot Law Big Boost for Alberta Hemp Industry

While pot smokers are cheering Canada’s looming legalization of recreational marijuana, the move is also poised to provide a big boost to the country’s growing hemp industry. Producers expect their revenues to soar because sections of the Cannabis Act will allow them to extract non-narcotic cannabidiol (CBDs) from hemp flowers, leaves and chaff that under current laws must be discarded. …

Colorado Weed Businesses Sponsor Nearly Half Of The State’s Highways

Colorado has over 280 miles of highway, and almost half of it is maintained by the marijuana industry. Here’s why pot is cleaning the road. Legalizing weed has been great for the state of Colorado. Marijuana has brought the state hundreds of millions in tax revenue, funding housing developments and schools, all while the industry employs more and more people. Today, …

Opioid epidemic

Can Legal Cannabis Help Slow the Opioid Drug Epidemic in the U.S.?

Imagine stopping 115 needless deaths in the U.S. every day. It’s not a guarantee, but with recent developments in cannabis research, experts believe it could be on the horizon. Opioid drug overdoses claim those 115 lives every day in this country. About 60% of opioid addictions are rooted in prescription drug use for a number of ailments, ranging from chronic pain …

Compound in Marijuana NOW Legal in Kansas with Caveat

Cannabidiol products are coming back to Kansas after lawmakers approved to bring back the marijuana extract often used as alternative medicine. Lawmakers voted in April to exclude cannabidiol, or CBD, from the state’s definition of marijuana as long as the oil contains no THC, the ingredient in marijuana that gets people high. The vote effectively makes CBD an unrestricted substance, …

CBD May Help Smokers Quit Cigarettes, New Study

Participants who received cannabidiol paid less attention to images of cigarettes than those who received a placebo. As the global scientific community begins to embrace the multiple medical benefits of cannabis, the body of research exploring new possible medical uses of the plant has exploded. One such study recently published in the journal Addiction has found that cannabidiol (CBD) — one of the major …

Senate Majority Leader McConnell Announces Progress On Hemp Reform Legislation

United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today announced that he has secured provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill to further expand and facilitate state-regulated hemp production. In a press release, McConnell acknowledged that provisions in S. 2667: The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 have now been incorporated into the Senate’s version of The Farm Bill (aka The Agriculture Improvement Act …

Did the DEA Just Quietly Approve CBD?

The industrial-hemp industry may have gotten a nod of approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration in late May, when the agency clarified that not all compounds of cannabis fall under the Controlled Substances Act. Referencing a 2004 decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that excluded non-psychoactive cannabinoids from the federal government’s definition of marijuana, the announcement came after the DEA …

CBD Consumer Market Expected To Reach $2.1 Billion By 2020

CBD Consumer Market Expected To Reach $2.1 Billion By 2020

Whilst the cannabis industry has exploded over recent years, so too has the market for cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is prevalent in hemp. Proving that the demand for cannabis products is not just centred on the mind-altering effects of THC, the rapidly growing CBD industry is going from strength-to-strength thanks to CBD’s wide range of medical benefits and …

Cannabinoids’ Effects on the Brain

University of Utah to Study Cannabinoids’ Effects on the Brain

University of Utah health researchers plan to look for trial participants in early 2019 for a new study of advanced brain-imaging technology to map out personalized effects of cannabinoids. The study was funded through a $740,000 private donation in April 2018 by the Linden, Utah-based Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation and the San Diego, California-based Wholistic Research and Education Foundation. …