Supposedly, the legalization of cannabis in more states could have been deterring and reducing the black market’s dominance. The opposite is happening. The underground cannabis business is cutting into the sales and profits of legal businesses.
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.
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.
On Tuesday night Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring tweeted his support for the legalization of recreational marijuana, the first time he’s ever expressed such support.
In a historic vote Tuesday night Canberra lawmakers approved a bill legalizing marijuana for everyone 18 and older, reports CNN. Canberra is located in the Australia Capital Territory.
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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.”
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.
The United States government announced that it will spend $3 million to study whether or not cannabidiol (CBD), a marijuana compound, can relieve pain.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a component of cannabis. You may know this plant by the more familiar term marijuana. CBD is the most-studied compound from this plant for medical purposes. Its success in treating certain symptoms is why CBD oil has been legalized in most states even if medical marijuana is still illegal.
Part of this reason is that CBD doesn’t get you high. But just what does CBD oil do in the brain and body? Let’s break down the science.