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Editorial: Allow state’s adults to grow their own marijuana

Editorial: Allow state’s adults to grow their own marijuana January 21, 2020 | The Herald Editorial Board With the passage of Initiative 502 in 2012, Washington state residents 21 and older — and visitors, for that matter — are allowed to possess and use any combination of the following: an ounce of usable marijuana, 16 ounces of marijuana-infused edibles, 72 ounces of marijuana-infused liquids and 7 grams of marijuana concentrate. What you can’t have — unless you have a doctor’s permission for medical marijuana — are any live marijuana plantsRead More


9 Prescription Medications You Should Avoid Mixing With Weed

9 Prescription Medications You Should Avoid Mixing With Weed August 12, 2019 | Anna Wilcox Medical cannabis is becoming increasingly more popular around the world. But, while the herb is proving to be a useful medical tool, researchers still know fairly little about how cannabis may interact with various pharmaceutical medications. In the upcoming years, this will certainly be a major area of study. In the meantime, here are nine prescription medications that you generally avoid mixing with weed (or at least talk to a professional about). The best advice? IfRead More


Why You Need To Be Careful Using Edibles The First Time

Why You Need To Be Careful Using Edibles The First Time Brendan Bures | January 13, 2020 Everyone has an edible story these days. Your uncle, your college roommate, Seth Rogen. It always involves some variation of the following: You consume the edible and nothing happens for an hour. Cautious, you wait an extra 30 minutes or so. Finally, worried that you consumed too low a dosage, you pop another gummy or chocolate or whatever. Suddenly, you’re uncomfortably high and it’s only going to get worse. Before you pop thatRead More


Certain marijuana products recalled due to high levels of insecticide

Certain marijuana products recalled due to high levels of insecticide January 17, 2020 | Newsroom Staff State regulators are issuing a health advisory over a potentially hazardous marijuana product. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission issued an “immediate health and safety advisory” due to potentially unsafe pesticide residue used in a particular packaged marijuana product. That product was cultivated by “Ard Ri” and packed for sale by “DYME Distribution.” The flower was made into pre-rolled joints marketed under “Winberry Farms Sweet Leaf Blend” as the strain “Trap Star.” The affected productsRead More


Introducing, the World’s First True GMO Weed Plant

Introducing, the World’s First True GMO Weed Plant Well, after years of sensationalist false alarms, it’s finally here: genetically modified cannabis for the commercial market. Created by Trait Biosciences, the world’s first truly transformed marijuana plant has arrived. A cannabis biotech firm based in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Trait designed the plant to produce water-soluble cannabinoids, which they claim confers several industrial benefits that companies can’t get from the naturally bred plant. Conventional techniques to create water-soluble cannabinoids — cannabinoids like CBD and THC that can dissolve in water —Read More


FDA-backed CBD drug brings in $296 million in ‘incredible launch year,’ GW Pharma CEO says

FDA-backed CBD drug brings in $296 million in ‘incredible launch year,’ GW Pharma CEO says Tyler Clifford | Jan 16 2020 Preliminary sales figures for the first cannabis-based medicine in the United States are in and they’re telling a bullish story, according to GW Pharmaceuticals CEO Justin Gover. Epidiolex, which contains cannabidiol to treat severe forms of epilepsy, brought in $104 million in net sales in the fourth quarter and a total of $296 million in 2019 across the globe, the British pharmaceutical company preannounced for its quarterly and full-yearRead More


Using Medical Marijuana with Blood Thinners

Using Medical Marijuana with Blood Thinners Marijuana Doctors | 12/15/2017 The use of cannabis for medicinal purposes is now legal in many states throughout the U.S. This is excellent news for patients struggling with several debilitating disorders that medical marijuana can effectively treat. However, this does raise more questions about the effect it might have on certain conditions, especially those that require patients to take other medications, as well. One of these medications is blood thinners. Since the anticoagulant effect of blood thinners can be increased with cannabis, many medicalRead More


What Is CBN And Is It Legal?

What Is CBN And Is It Legal? Vince Sliwoski | January 10, 2020 This post concerns CBN (cannabinol). Like CBD and THC, CBN is among the 100+ molecules in the cannabis plant. CBN comes from oxidation and decomposition of THC, meaning that when THC is heated and exposed to CO2 (oxygen), it converts to CBN. The compound is said to have a mild psychoactive effect, slightly more so than CBD but much less than THC. Specifically, it is said to have a sedating effect on most users and to haveRead More


Murky Waters: How “Nano” CBD Misleads Consumers

Murky Waters: How “Nano” CBD Misleads Consumers Jan 6th | Cara Wietstock The CBD industry is both exceedingly popular and exceptionally under-regulated. This combination has led to a surge of products entering the market, from CBD workout gear to infused pillows. However, with the lack of regulatory oversight many consumers have questioned whether the labels of these cannabinoid-infused products can be trusted. In fact, the FDA just warned 15 companies for illegally marketing and selling CBD products. In Summer 2019, Leafly published a deep dive investigation into this new industry, bringingRead More


Cannabis giant Harvest Health plans $87.5 million purchase

Cannabis giant Harvest Health plans $87.5 million purchase January 6, 2020 Harvest Health & Recreation, an Arizona-based multistate cannabis company, said Monday it is negotiating to pay $87.5 million in stock and debt assumption for Interurban Capital Group in Seattle. Interurban is the owner and operator of Seattle-based Have a Heart, which has a total of 11 dispensaries in California, Washington state and Iowa. It also has licenses for seven marijuana retail sites in California. Cannabis giant Harvest Health plans $87.5 million purchase