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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

 

Chili Pepper and Marijuana Calm the Gut

Chili Pepper and Marijuana Calm the Gut April 25, 2017 | Kim Krieger You wouldn’t think chili peppers and marijuana have much in common. But when eaten, both interact with the same receptor in our stomachs, according to a paper by UConn researchers published in the April 24 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research could lead to new therapies for diabetes and colitis, and opens up intriguing questions about the relationship between the immune system, the gut, and the brain. Touch a chili pepperRead More


More Older Americans Are Turning To Marijuana

More Older Americans Are Turning To Marijuana September 12, 2018 | Mara Gordon Members of the generation that came of age in the era of marijuana are reaching for weed in their golden years. A study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence this month suggests that increasing numbers of middle aged and older adults are using marijuana — and using it a lot. The analysis comes from data gathered in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 2015 and 2016. About 9 percent of U.S. adultsRead More


Coke could make a move into cannabis-infused drinks

Coke could make a move into cannabis-infused drinks September 17, 2018 | CNN Wire Coca-Cola is considering a move into the growing market for cannabis-infused drinks. Coke said in a statement Monday that it is “closely watching” the growth of CBD, a non-psychoactive component in marijuana, as an ingredient in what it called functional wellness beverages. “The space is evolving quickly,” Coke said. “No decisions have been made at this time.” Coke could make a move into cannabis-infused drinks


Doctor Loses Medical License For Legally Treating Her Menstrual Cramps With Cannabis

Doctor Loses Medical License For Legally Treating Her Menstrual Cramps With Cannabis Sep 6, 2018 | Tobias Coughlin-Bogue When Dr. Yolanda Ng was offered a job as a pediatric nephrologist at Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane, Washington, she was thrilled. She’d already been working in the position for five months as a locum, the medical industry equivalent of a temp, and liked the work. Plus, they were happy to allow her to split time between Spokane and San Jose, where her family lives. Little did she know, acceptingRead More


The Cannabis Alliance Looks for Sustainable Packaging Options

The Cannabis Alliance Looks for Sustainable Packaging Options 9/06/2018 | Lukas Barfield Washington state has come under fire recently for allowing garbage from its legal cannabis system to find its way into local sewers and waterways; some in the industry, however, are working to find solutions to cannabis packaging pollution. The Cannabis Alliance, a Washington nonprofit cannabis trade organization, has convened a committee to investigate options for green cannabis packaging. The committee has recommended implementing a packaging recycling program but says cost and regulatory issues still exist at this time. For theRead More


Have a Heart and UFCW 21 just formed the state’s first cannabis union contract

Have a Heart and UFCW 21 just formed the state’s first cannabis union contract Zosha Millman | August 24, 2018 It’s official: Washington has its first cannabis union. Have a Heart, which has locations in numerous states, as well as several stores within Washington, signed the state’s first collective bargaining agreement between a union and an adult-use cannabis retailer. “This relationship is quite unusual, in a very positive sense,” said Todd Crosby, UFCW 21 president, in a statement. “It’s rare for an employer and their employees to reach a firstRead More