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King County Superior Court Judge Invalidates I-502 Advertising Restrictions

King County Superior Court Judge Invalidates I-502 Advertising Restrictions Justin Walsh | November 19, 2019 In a groundbreaking ruling involving the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, a King County Superior Court judge found a statute and provision of the Washington Administrative Code unconstitutional. The provisions relate to the “content, size, and manner of affixing of on-premises advertising by marijuana retailers.” By way of background, there have been many problems related to signage free speech issues with relation to signage in stores. For example, one Cannabis retail establishment received anRead More

Cannabis retailers aim for unincorporated Clark County

Cannabis retailers aim for unincorporated Clark County Anthony Macuk | November 12, 2019 A recent Clark County Council vote opened the door for cannabis shops and other businesses to operate outside of Vancouver and Battle Ground starting January 1, 2020, and several local cannabis dispensary owners appear poised to jump into the ring as early as possible. Cannabis businesses have been banned in unincorporated Clark County since 2014, but Councilor Temple Lentz’s 2018 election victory appeared to shift the majority opinion of the council toward reexamining that policy, and inRead More

Support Small Cannabis Businesses this Holiday Season

Support Small Cannabis Businesses this Holiday Season November 12, 2019 It is that time of the year to start thinking about holiday shopping, whether it is purchasing presents or preparing for holiday gatherings. Yes, it may be easy to purchase things off of Amazon*, but I urge everyone, including myself, to consider supporting local small businesses as much as possible. In fact, let’s always do our best to support our local communities with our hard-earned dollars year-round, and that goes for the Oregon cannabis community as well. Let’s support remainingRead More

The DA Guide to CBD Drug Interactions

The DA Guide to CBD Drug Interactions Depression Alliance Staff As cannabidiol (CBD) becomes more widely available, research continues to discover new benefits with its use. With knowledge of these benefits, also comes more information about how CBD works and how it affects our bodies. Just like other substances you might ingest, CBD acts on certain receptors in our body and must eventually be metabolized and eliminated. It is these interactions within your body that also create the potential for CBD to interact with other medications you might take. TheRead More

Cannabidiol increases the nociceptive threshold in a preclinical model of Parkinson’s disease

Cannabidiol increases the nociceptive threshold in a preclinical model of Parkinson’s disease View the article here.

Myorelaxant Effect of Transdermal Cannabidiol Application in Patients with TMD: A Randomized, Double-Blind Trial.

Myorelaxant Effect of Transdermal Cannabidiol Application in Patients with TMD: A Randomized, Double-Blind Trial. Nitecka-Buchta A, et al. J Clin Med. 2019. (1) Background: The healing properties of cannabidiol (CBD) have been known for centuries. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the efficiency of the myorelaxant effect of CBD after the transdermal application in patients with myofascial pain. (2) Methods: The Polish version of the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD Ia and Ib) was used. A total of 60 patients were enrolled in the study and wereRead More

Patrick Stewart demands medical cannabis be made legal as he admits arthritis treatment

Patrick Stewart demands medical cannabis be made legal as he admits arthritis treatment Lucy Johnston | Nov 10, 2019 The award-winning Star Trek actor called on the Government to relax current restrictions around the prescription of cannabis-based medicines, which supporters claim can help a range of problems including pain, anxiety, sleeplessness, symptoms of multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Government regulators say there have not been enough controlled trials to support the use of medicinal cannabis for many of these conditions. Under existing rules introduced last November following a campaign by parentsRead More

WSU partners with California company in hopes of receiving marijuana for research

WSU partners with California company in hopes of receiving marijuana for research Nov. 10, 2019 | Kip Hill Washington State University has made a deal with a California-based company in hopes of attaining pharmacy-grade marijuana for future study. The school’s Collaborative for Cannabis Policy, Research and… WSU partners with California company in hopes of receiving marijuana for research

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI). Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products

The Pheno Project: Is it nature or nurture that makes the strain?

The Pheno Project: Is it nature or nurture that makes the strain? Nov. 7, 2019 | Tom Bowers If you consume cannabis, you’ve probably experienced this scenario once or twice. You get home, open that jar of Blue Dream you just picked up, and it doesn’t taste like the Blue Dream you got last time. The Pheno Project: Is it nature or nurture that makes the strain?