THC in Urine is Associated with Lower Opioid Concentrations In Pain Patients, Finds Study

According to a new study published in the journal Pain Management, the presence of THC metabolites in the urine of patients undergoing pain management is associated with lower levels of opioids.

For the study, researchers analyzed approximately 800,000 urine drug test results collected from pain management patients between the years 2016 and 2018.

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California’s First Marijuana Cafe Opens Its Doors

Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe has officially opened its doors in West Hollywood, becoming the first legal marijuana cafe in the state.
“We are excited to be that flagship, that benchmark, to show people that cannabis business isn’t something that is scary,” general manager Kevin Brady told Reuters. “It’s something that hasn’t been legal for 120 years,” he added of the restaurant venture, which is funded by cannabis farmers Lowell Herb Co, whose backers include the likes of pop star Miley Cyrus, actor Chris Rock and comedian Sarah Silverman.

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How to Recognise Quality Marijuana Seeds

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Did you know that you can tell whether marijuana seeds are of quality or not before you even buy them? Being able to do that helps you to avoid wasting your money on poor quality seeds and get a good harvest from your outdoor marijuana seeds. So, if you are looking for the best ways to help you buy high-quality marijuana seeds, then you are in the right place. Here are the major things that you should look out for and do when buying cannabis seeds:

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U.S. House Approves Marijuana Banking Bill

In a historic 321 to 103 vote, the United States House of Representatives has passed a bill to allow banks to work with marijuana businesses that are legal under state law.
The measure now heads to the Senate, where its passage would send it to President Trump for consideration. Senate Banking Chairman Mike Crapo has said he wants to consider similar legislation in the coming months, notes Reuters, but it is not clear if the full Senate will vote on such a measure, analysts say.


“Some Republicans are wary of giving banks the green light to engage in marijuana business while it is still federally illegal”, says Reuters. “And some Democrats have said they would rather consider broader legislation around marijuana legalization or criminal justice reform rather than a targeted banking bill.”

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Connecticut Officials Vote to Expand Medical Marijuana Program

Connecticut may soon be adding two new medical conditions that qualify under the state’s medical-marijuana program.

According to the Associated Press, a board of physicians voted Friday to recommend allowing doctors to prescribe the drug to adults with chronic pain that’s lasted at least six months and is associated with a specified underlying chronic condition. They’re also recommending adding Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a group of disorders that affect connective tissues and can be painful.

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Study: THCV Reduces Cravings from Nicotine

According to a new study titled Δ8 -Tetrahydrocannabivarin has potent anti-nicotine effects in multiple rodent models of nicotine dependence, the administration of the cannabis compound THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin) reduces nicotine cravings and use in rodents.


The study was published by the British Journal of Pharmacology, as well as the U.S. National Institute of Health

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