Cannabinoids May Alleviate Pain in Those With Cancer-Induced Bone Pain, Finds Study

Activiation of the cannabinoid system – which is done naturally through the consumption of cannabis and cannabinoids – may alleviate pain in this with cancer-induced bone pain, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and epublished by the National Institute of Health.

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Study: Marijuana May Have Therapeutic Applications in the Neuropsychopharmacology Field

Marijuana may have possible therapeutic applications in the neuropsychopharmacology field, according to a new study published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology, and titled Possible therapeutic applications of cannabis in the neuropsychopharmacology field.

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Kentucky Medical Marijuana Legalization Could be Voted on by House Next Week

Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne has said that legislation to legalize medical marijuana may be voted on in the House as soon as next week.

The measure cleared the House Judiciary Committee on a 17-1 vote Wednesday, reports the Associated Press. One of its lead sponsors, Republican Rep. Jason Nemes, has predicted it would pass the House by a wide margin. House Republicans will discuss the measure internally to gauge support and develop a plan for it when the GOP-led legislature reconvenes Tuesday, Osborne told reporters Friday. The speaker praised the bill’s supporters for crafting a version that has drawn a lot of support.

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Study: Abruptly Stopping CBD Use Has No Physical Side-Effects

According to a new study published in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior, abruptly stopping the use of CBD (cannabidiol) is not associated with physical withdrawal symptoms. The study is titled Abrupt withdrawal of cannabidiol (CBD): A randomized trial.

For the study researchers examined the occurrence of withdrawal symptoms induced by the abrupt cessation of CBD, reports NORML. Subjects in the trial were healthy volunteers who ingested 750mg of plant-derived CBD twice daily for a period of four weeks. Study participants either continued to receive CBD or received a placebo during weeks five and six. Researchers reported no serious adverse events resulting from the discontinuation of CBD.

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Los Angeles: Tech Used to Clear 66,000 Marijuana Convictions

Los Angeles County prosecutors are joining other district attorneys to use technology to wipe out or reduce as many as 66,000 old marijuana convictions, according to a new report by the Associated Press.

The county is working with the Code for America nonprofit tech organization, which uses computer algorithms to find eligible cases that are otherwise hard to identify in decades-old court documents. The group has offered its Clear My Record technology free to all 58 state district attorneys “The dismissal of tens of thousands of old cannabis-related convictions in Los Angeles County will bring much-needed relief to communities of color that disproportionately suffered the unjust consequences of our nation’s drug laws,” District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement. Lacey planned a Thursday news conference to announce the plan.

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Cannabinoids and Terpemes Have Potential Decontaminating Properties

According to a new study published in the journal Molecules and epublished by the National Institute of Health, cannabinoids and terpenes may have significant decontaminating effects.

“Plant phytochemical [such as cannabinoids] have potential decontaminating properties, however, their role in the amelioration of hydrophobic water filtration membranes have not been elucidated yet”, states the study’s abstract. “In this work, phytochemicals (i.e., cannabinoids (C) and terpenes (T) from C. sativa) were revealed for their antibacterial activity against different Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.”

As such, a synergistic relationship was observed between the two against all strains.

“The results of this study established cannabinoids and terpenes as an inexpensive solution for PES [polyethersulfone] membrane surface modification”, states researchers. “These hybrid membranes can be easily deployed at an industrial scale for water filtration purposes.”

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Western Illinois University Offering Minor on Marijuana Cultivation

Western Illinois University school officials announced on Monday that beginning fall 2020, they will be offering a degree minor for marijuana cultivation.

According to the Associated Press, the university’s school of agriculture (Macomb) is “acting on interest officials expressed in such a class before adult-use marijuana became legal in January.” The minor in cannabis production will require 18 to 19 credit hours with additional coursework offered by Western Illinois’ department of biological sciences.

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President Trump’s Budget Proposes Ending Protection for State Medical Marijuana Laws

According to a report from Marijuana Moment, President Trump has proposed ending an existing policy that protects state medical marijuana programs from Justice Department interference. The proposed end comes as part of his fiscal year 2021 budget plan released on Monday.

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Report: Medical Marijuana Access Reduces Worker’s Comp Claims

Medical marijuana is associated with a nearly 7% decline in workers’ comp claims, according to a new study published in the journal Heath Economics. As noted by the Associated Press, when there were claims, they were for shorter periods of time, on average, after medical marijuana was legalized

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