Some CBD Pet Products Have No CBD, Says Researchers

“You’d be astounded by the analysis we’ve seen of products on the shelf with virtually no CBD in them,” Cornell University veterinary researcher Joseph Wakshlag, who studies therapeutic uses for the compound, told the Associated Press. “Or products with 2 milligrams per milliliter, when an effective concentration would be between 25 and 75 milligrams per milliliter. There are plenty of folks looking to make a dollar rather than produce anything that’s really beneficial.”

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Bill to Legalize Marijuana Filed in Tennessee Senate

Tennessee State Senator Raumesh Akbari (D) has filed legislation that would legalize and tax marijuana for those 21 and older, making the state the 12th in the U.S. to do so.

Akbari says that if the measure is passed, it would take effect on July 1st and would be an economic boon for the state, and a victory for justice.

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Marijuana Arrests Drop Rapidly in Illinois’ Top 5 Largest Suburbs

Marijuana arrests dropped significantly in the largest suburbs in Illinois, according to the Associated Press.

Arrests for marijuana-related crimes plummeted by a range of 63% and roughly 80% from 2015 to 2018 in the five largest suburbs: These include Aurora, Naperville, Elgin, Joliet and Waukegan. The state had deemed most of these communities as neighborhoods with high numbers of such arrests, the Aurora Beacon-News reported. The numbers through October are expected to show another decrease in 2019.

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Marijuana Associated With Neuroprotection in HIV Patients, Says Study

According to new research those with HIV who have a history of marijuana use are less likely to experience neurocognitive decline.

The research was published in the recent issue of the Journal of Acquired Immunity Definiciency Syndrome, and was published under the study titled Cannabis exposure is associated with a lower likelihood of neurocognitive impairment in people living with HIV,” appears in the Journal of Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome.

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Missouri Grants Medical Marijuana Licenses

According to the Associated Press Missouri health officials on Friday posted the list of recipients of the first 192 licenses to operate medical marijuana dispensaries, “bringing the state closer to joining the many others that allow at least some form of marijuana use.”

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is giving 24 licenses in each of Missouri’s eight congressional districts. Officials say recipients were the top-scoring applicants that met the program’s eligibility requirements., and the state received nearly 1,200 applications for dispensary licenses.

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Study Finds Marijuana Helps Those with Chronic Pain Sleep

Marijuana use is associated with improved sleep in those with chronic pain, according to a new study published in the journal BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. For the study researchers examined the association between sleep problems and marijuana use in those 50 and older who are chronic pain patients. 128 patients took part in the study: 66 of these had used medical marijuana for at least a full year, with 62 being non-users.

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Study Examines “Encouraging” Evidence on Medical Marijuana Treating Psychiatric Disorders

Marijuana may be use “in the treatment of a range of psychiatric disorders”, according to a new study published in the journal BMC Psychiatry. The study is titled “Medicinal cannabis for psychiatric disorders: a clinically-focused systematic review.”

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Hemp Legalization Bill Filed in Idaho, Committee Votes to Approve Hearing

Legalization to legalize hemp was filed this week in the Idaho Legislature by sponsor State Representative Dorothy Moon (R). The Senate Health and Welfare Committee quickly voted to clear the way for a public hearing.

According to the Associated Press, the legislation aims to align state law with federal law contained in the 2018 Farm Bill, changing Idaho law to allow the growing and selling of hemp products containing 0.3% or less of THC. Moon said the legislation has an emergency clause that would allow Idaho farmers to grow hemp this year if signed into law.

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