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Study: Cannabis Terpenes have “Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant, Analgesic, Anticonvulsive, Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, Anticancer, Antitumor, Neuroprotective, Anti-Mutagenic, Anti-Allergic, Antibiotic and Anti-Diabetic Attributes”

A new study has found that cannabis terpenes have attributes that are “anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, anxiolytic, anticancer, antitumor, neuroprotective, anti-mutagenic, anti-allergic, antibiotic and anti-diabetic”. The study was published by the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. It’s abstract starts by stating that “Cannabaceae plants Cannabis sativa L. and Humulus lupulus L. are rich in terpenes – …

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Study: Cannabis Can Help Treat Schizophrenia, Offering “a Fresh Start and Newfound Hope”

According to a new study published by the open access journal Medicines, and published online by the National Institute of Health, cannabis “can be used as a treatment for schizophrenia… offering a fresh start and newfound hope”. According to the study’s abstract, “Approximately 0.5% of the population is diagnosed with some form of schizophrenia, under …

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It’s Official: North Dakota Marijuana Legalization Initiative Placed on November Ballot

An initiative to legalize marijuana in North Dakota has officially qualified for the November general election ballot. According to the North Dakota secretary of state’s office, Legalize ND submitted more than the 13,500 valid signatures required to place their marijuana legalization initiative on the November 6 ballot. The proposal, if passed, would give North Dakota one …

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Study: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Associated with a 33.7% Reduction in Workplace Fatalities Among Those Aged 25 to 44

According to a new study published by the International Journal of Drug Policy, the legalization of medical marijuana is associated with a large decrease in workplace fatalities . According to its abstract, the aim of the study “was to determine the association between legalizing medical marijuana and workplace fatalities.” Using data from all 50 states and the …

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Marijuana Expected to be Rescheduled Federally by the Fall

Recently the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for the first time ever, gave approval to a marijuana-based medicine. The company behind the medicine now says he expects the government to reschedule cannabis within 90 days. “We expect to make Epidiolex available to U.S. patients this fall, following rescheduling which is expected to occur …

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Study: CBD Helps Heal Wounds During Their Early Stages

A new study published in the jounal Phytotherapy Research has found that CBD exerts “an antiinflammatory effect in early phase of wound healing process”. “The effects of cannabidiol (CBD), the main non-psychotropic component of Cannabis sativa, were assessed on oral wound healing in an in vivo model”, states the abstract of the study, which was epublished …

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Nearly $600 million in Legal Marijuana Sold in Denver Last Year, $44 Million in Taxes Garnered

There was almost $600 million in marijuana and marijuana products sold in Denver in 2017, resulting in tens of million of dollars in taxes for the city. According to a new report titled The Denver Collaborative Approach: Leading The Way In Municipal Marijuana Management 2018. there was roughly $587 million in legal marijuana sold throughout …

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Study: 80% of Autistic Children Saw Improvements Afer Consuming CBD

In a new study published by the journal Neurology, 80% of children with autism saw improvements in their condition after being administered cannabidiol (CBD). For the study, 60 children with an average age of 12 were given cannabis oil containing 20% CBD and 1% THC, for a period of seven months. After the seven-month period, children …

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Florida Judge Rules Limit on Medical Cannabis Businesses is Unconstitutional

A circuit court judge in Florida has ruled that the state’s limit on medical cannabis businesses is unconstitutional as it runs contrary to the intent of the voter-approved initiative that legalized the medicine. Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson ruled that an arbitrary cap on medical marijuana treatment centers, passed by state lawmakers in 2017, …

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California: Medical Cannabis for Pets Bill Passed by Assembly, Advances in Senate

Legislation to explicitly allow and regulate the medical use of cannabis for pets is advancing in the California Legislature. California Assembly Bill 2215 would expand “the intent of the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) to control and regulate cannabis and cannabis products for medicinal use on pets.” The bill would define …

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