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Lab Tests Show Hemp Fabric Stops Spread of Deadly Bacteria

Most people have become aware of the fact that hemp is a diverse plant, with a multitude of uses. The newest discovery of use for hemp could save lives. Staphylococcus Aureus, more commonly known as staph, is a bacteria that causes thousands of deaths each year – specifically the drug resistant strain, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, …

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California Committee Approves Measure to Protect Medical Cannabis Dispensary Operators

California’s Assembly Public Safety Committee, with a vote of 5 to 1, approved Senate Bill 439 today, a measure to explicitly protect medical cannabis dispensaries and their operators as long as they’re following certain guidelines such as remaining non-profit. The measure has already been approved by the state’s Senate. The proposal would lament clear legal protections …

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Researchers Find Smoking Cannabis Reduces Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers have discovered that smoking cannabis can reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including tremors and pain. 20 patients, at an average of 66 years old, took part in a study, and scored an average of 33 on the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale prior to consuming cannabis. The score dropped to 24 just 30 minutes after …

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Study: THC Blocks Gastric Hemorrhaging Caused By Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

A study recently published in the European Journal of Pharmacology has found that THC, a key component of cannabis, can reduce tissue damage caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen). According to the study, “Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are among the most widely used analgesics in the world, cause gastrointestinal inflammation that is potentially …

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Washington State Liquor Control Board Considering Allowing Outdoor Grows and Cannabis Concentrates

After receiving hundreds of comments, suggestions and complaints from the public over their proposed draft regulations for Washington State’s newly-legal recreational cannabis industry, the state’s Liquor Control Board (LCB) has announced that they’ll be reconsidering several of their proposed provisions, including the allowance of cannabis grown outdoors and cannabis concentrates (such as hash oils).

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New Jersey Lawmakers Approve Measure Improving State’s Medical Marijuana Law

New Jersey’s full Senate has given strong approval to a proposal to expand the state’s medical marijuana law. The measure – Senate Bill 2842 – would make several positive changes to the state’s medical cannabis program, including legalizing the sale of marijuana edibles, and making it easier for youth who desperately need cannabis to become …

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U.S. Congress Approves Amendment to Legalize Hemp Research

With a 225 to 200 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives has taken a historic first step in allowing hemp cultivation to take place across the U.S. The House approved the move as an amendment to a national farms bill. Under the proposed amendment, the cultivation of hemp for research purposes would no long be …

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Research Finds Cannabis Helpful in Treating Sleep Apnea

Research released earlier this year, conducted by the University of Illinois Department of Medicine, found cannabis to be a helpful treatment for sleep apnea,  a condition in which an individual’s breathing slows down, or sometimes stops entirely during sleep and immediately after waking from sleep. In summary, the research found that even minimal amounts of …

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Oregon Committee Approves Measure Legalizing Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Oregon Legislature’s chief budget committee has approved House Bill 3460, a measure to legalize medical cannabis dispensaries in the state. The proposal was approved by the House Health Care Committee in April, and now heads to a full House vote, where its passage would send it to the Senate. The state’s attorney general has recently …

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New Analysis Finds No Marijuana Lung Cancer Connection

A new analysis of studies examining the effect marijuana has on a person’s lungs, published in the June issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, has found that those who consume cannabis have no increased risk of lung cancer, and may even have a slightly lowered risk. The research was conducted by Dr. …

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