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Free weed for those in need: An actual Washington law?

Free weed for those in need: An actual Washington law? The Weekly Weedly Staff | September 13, 2019 Compassion is one thing the cannabis industry was initially built upon, at least in the early days before recreational sales and profits took precedence over patients. In Washington state, for example, did you know that dispensaries “may donate product to qualifying patients or designated providers who hold a valid recognition card” according to WAC 314-55-155? Under the “Advertising requirements and promotional items – Coupons, giveaways, etc.” heading, although retail licensees may not advertise “free” orRead More

The role medical cannabis plays in treating diverticulitis

The role medical cannabis plays in treating diverticulitis Nicole Skrobin | Sep 11, 2019 What do abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and inflammation have in common? They’re all symptoms of diverticulitis, which is a painful medical condition that mostly affects people over the age of 50. As people age, they’re more likely to develop diverticulitis. Specifically, women aged 50 and above are more likely than men to develop diverticulitis. However, men younger than 50 years old are more likely to develop diverticulitis than women. Although there are different diverticulitis treatment methodsRead More

How CBD for ADHD Helped This Man Kick Adderall and Get His Life Back

How CBD for ADHD Helped This Man Kick Adderall and Get His Life Back August 21, 2019 | Michelle Janikian Tyler Hurst didn’t have any friends in college. His ADHD caused him to be impulsive, way over-stimulated, and affected his ability to have conversations with people. He needed his peers to speed up to catch up to him, and he was always anxious about stuttering or stammering because he could think and type faster than he could talk. “I was always ahead of the conversation, behind it, or to theRead More

What Is CBGA (Cannabigerolic Acid) & What Does This Cannabinoid Do?

What Is CBGA (Cannabigerolic Acid) & What Does This Cannabinoid Do? Jacqueline Havelka | September 9, 2019 CBGA, or cannabigerolic acid, is one of many minor cannabinoids produced by the cannabis plant. Unsure of what a “cannabinoid” is? These are compounds cannabis produces that interact with a network of receptors in our body, known as the endocannabinoid system. Performing a protective function for cannabis, CBGA is produced in the plant’s  trichomes and triggers targeted plant cell necrosis for natural leaf pruning to allow the plant to maximize energy directed towardRead More

Farewell to most CBD lattes and gummies in Washington state

Farewell to most CBD lattes and gummies in Washington state Sep 03, 2019 | Paige Browning The state Department of Agriculture has recently clarified that CBD is not allowed as an ingredient in traditional foods. CBD is a derivative of the hemp plant that’s used widely in lotions and supplements, but it does not have the psychoactive effects — the high — of marijuana. Unlike marijuana, CBD is not regulated under Washington state law. The assistant director of food safety at the state’s Department of Agriculture, Steve Fuller, says laws aroundRead More

Nation’s failed weed war turned many into prisoners and others into moguls

Nation’s failed weed war turned many into prisoners and others into moguls Eileen Rivers | Sep. 5, 2019 It was 2012, and Ferrell Scott was watching television inside Pennsylvania’s Allenwood federal penitentiary when he learned that the sale of marijuana, something he was given a life sentence for just four years earlier, was becoming legal in two states. Colorado had approved its recreational use, the inmate learned from the broadcast, and so had Washington. Scott had been struggling with depression since he was incarcerated in March 2008. But he felt a bit of hope asRead More

Federal Grant Funds Research Into Removing Pesticides From Marijuana

Federal Grant Funds Research Into Removing Pesticides From Marijuana Kyle Jaeger | September 2, 2019 A federal agency is providing a quarter of a million dollars in funding to a biotech startup that’s developing technology to remove dangerous pesticides from a variety of crops, including marijuana. The National Science Foundation announced the $250,000 two-year grant to Brooklyn Bioscience last month. The money will go toward research into the company’s efforts to engineer an enzyme that’s able to break down organophosphates (OPs), which are pesticides that are particularly hazardous to peopleRead More

Flower Shortage! Colorado’s bud-supply is dangerously low, and some in the industry say it’s not likely to change

Flower Shortage! Colorado’s bud-supply is dangerously low, and some in the industry say it’s not likely to change September 03, 2019 | Will Brendza If you’ve noticed the cost and availability of flower going up at your local cannabis dispensary, it isn’t because they’re trying to squeeze you for more cash. It isn’t because they got greedy and decided to jack with the prices of their products. It’s because Colorado is in the midst of a state-wide flower shortage. A problem that has gotten so serious in the last fewRead More

Can Medical Marijuana Help Aging Parents With Dementia?

Can Medical Marijuana Help Aging Parents With Dementia? Carolyn Rosenblatt | Sep 3, 2019 For decades, marijuana, even for medical uses, was demonized or questioned.  When states like Colorado legalized it for recreational use, more studies began to determine provable efficacy for its use as a medicine. The Federal government still classifies marijuana the same way it classifies heroin: harmful and with no medical benefits. Now we can see that this is wrong. When states legalized marijuana, referred to as cannabis here, they had an interest in getting data toRead More

In wake of new law, schools consider policies allowing medical pot at school

In wake of new law, schools consider policies allowing medical pot at school Sep 4, 2019 The state legislature and governor approved a new law that allows medical marijuana products in schools. The law, which went into effect at the end of July, requires the student to be a qualifying patient under Washington’s medical marijuana law and have parental permission. If a parent of such a student requests to be able to give their child marijuana-infused products for medical purposes at school, it is then up to the school district to comeRead More