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Marijuana Ties Are Hurting More Filers in Bankruptcy Courts

Marijuana Ties Are Hurting More Filers in Bankruptcy Courts  Jonathan Randles | June 22, 2019 A little-known division of the Justice Department is using the nation’s bankruptcy courts to impose the federal marijuana ban in states that have legalized pot, preventing people who work in the cannabis industry from using the bankruptcy system to save their home or business. Marijuana Ties Are Hurting More Filers in Bankruptcy Courts


Part 3, How Cannabis Enhances the Effects of Opioids

Part 3, How Cannabis Enhances the Effects of Opioids Josh Kaplan Pain is the number one reason people seek medical care—and quite possibly medical cannabis—and it affects more people than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. In the clinic, pain is often treated with opioid drugs like OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, and Fentanyl. This has traditionally been a first-line treatment approach because they work—at first. But opioid use has spiraled out of control and we find ourselves amidst an opioid epidemic that cost the U.S. $504 billion in 2015 alone, claimsRead More


Massage Therapy and Cannabis Topicals: More than Relaxation

Massage Therapy and Cannabis Topicals: More than Relaxation Jen Chan, LMT | Jun 14, 2019 Have you ever coughed or sneezed so hard that your back went out?  “Slept wrong” where you wake up with a nasty kink in your neck or shoulder and have limited range of motion? As we age, we start paying more attention to our health.  Sometimes it’s because our health is not as optimal as we desire.  Sometimes it’s because we see the health of the people around us deteriorate with age. We were toldRead More


Five Ways Cannabis Helps During Chemotherapy

Five Ways Cannabis Helps During Chemotherapy Heather Manus | May 14, 2019 According to the National Cancer Institute cannabis may aid in reducing symptoms related to cancer and cancer treatments. Cannabinoids are naturally occurring active chemicals found in Cannabis, which cause systemic effects within the human body. Cannabis and cannabinoids have been studied in both the laboratory and clinic, to help us understand how they can be effective for relief of pain, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, and loss of appetite. Patients report using cannabis as a therapeutic and preventive herbal medicineRead More


In first states to legalize pot, teen use triggers concerns

In first states to legalize pot, teen use triggers concerns Jennifer Oldham | June 16, 2019 The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana are starting to grapple with teenagers’ growing use of highly potent pot, even as both boost the industry and reap huge tax windfalls from its sales. Though the legal purchase age is 21 in Colorado and Washington, parents, educators and physicians say youths are easily getting hold of edibles infused with tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the psychoactive component that causes a high, and concentrates such as “shatter,”Read More


2,500-year-old tomb offers earliest evidence of humans using cannabis to get high

2,500-year-old tomb offers earliest evidence Katie Hunt | June 12, 2019 Cannabis has been cultivated as a crop for millennia, but there’s been little historical or archeological evidence showing when humans began to use the plant for what it’s best known for today: getting high. However, an excavation of a 2,500-year-old tomb in western China has revealed the earliest clear evidence of humans using cannabis for its psychoactive properties. Scientists from China and Germany analyzed wooden fragments and burnt stones from pots in the tombs, and the results showed anRead More


Broad legalization cuts into medical marijuana, analysis finds

Broad legalization cuts into medical marijuan GILLIAN FLACCUS and ANGELIKI KASTANIS | June 11th 2019 When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few years, according to a data analysis by The Associated Press. Much of the decline comes from consumers who, ill or not, got medical cards in their states because it was the only way to buy marijuana legally and then discarded them when broader legalization arrived. ButRead More


The risk of contaminants and false labeling in the exploding CBD industry

The risk of contaminants and false labeling in the exploding CBD industry Lisa Fletcher | May 15th 2019 The cannabis derivative, CBD, is popping up everywhere — lip balm, body cream and even as a shot in your morning espresso. But not all CBD is created equal. The ABC7 I-Team has been given exclusive access to the largest set of test results and analysis on CBD products to date. Those tests reveal not only potential dangers, but also patently false claims plaguing the industry. The risk of contaminants and falseRead More


Penn State research shows medical marijuana may stop cancer cell growth

Penn State research shows medical marijuana may stop cancer cell growth Michelle Drapac | Feb 13, 2019 WHTM in Harrisburg is reporting that new research from Penn State College of Medicine shows medical marijuana may stop the growth of colon cancer cells. According to the National Cancer Institute, colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the U.S. The research looks to change the outcome for patients. “Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer in the United States and it’s also the third mostRead More


Seattle Hempfest Files Lawsuit Against Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

Seattle Hempfest Files Lawsuit Against Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board Vivian McPeak Lawyers for Seattle Events a Non-Profit Corporation, producer of Seattle Hempfest, have filed a lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court to challenge the constitutionality of Washington State’s restrictions free speech rights of businesses licensed under the state’s 502 legal Cannabis program. The Legislature and the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) have enacted new ad restrictions and interpretations that prevent licensed businesses from having signs or booths at Hempfest that identify the businesses’ support for HempfestRead More