House Committee Reviewing Cannabis Research Bill

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The House Energy and Commerce Committee announced it will take measures to enlarge the cannabis research bill approval chances on Wednesday.

The bipartisan bill was initially suggested last year and could make two major changes: the bill would simplify the enrollment procedure for researchers that wish to examine cannabis. Secondly, the proposition would enable federally certified researchers to obtain cannabis for research purposes from personal, state-licensed entities.

Presently, the federal government simply enables researchers to utilize cannabis products supplied from the University of Mississippi, which scientists say has more resemblance to more hemp compared to health or adult-use cannabis goods provided by state-licensed retailers. The cannabis research bill suggests letting any number of enrolled suppliers of research-grade cannabis. Continue reading “House Committee Reviewing Cannabis Research Bill”

Missouri Medical Cannabis Dispensaries to Open Soon

Missouri Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Opening Soon
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Though medical cannabis has been lawful in Missouri for more than a year and cards are issued, patients are still waiting urgently for dispensaries to start across the state. Missouri medical cannabis dispensaries are set to open soon.

Missouri residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of Amendment two , together with 65.59percent of the vote — over 1.5 million votes. In reality, the change gained more votes than any other measure on the ballot, for example, vote for Governor.

Amendment 2, which became effective on December 6, 2018, legalizes cannabis for medical purposes, permits dwelling growing, and imposes a 4 percent marijuana sales taxation.

Because its legalization, over 45,000 Missourians are accepted for medical cannabis identification cards and approximately 1,000 new registrations are accepted every week. Continue reading “Missouri Medical Cannabis Dispensaries to Open Soon”

Legal Cannabis States Have Fewer Vaping Injuries

cannabis legal states have fewer vaping injuriesStates which have legalized marijuana were usually less inclined to observe spikes from vaping-related lung injuries which occurred within the previous year in comparison with states in which cannabis stays banned, according to another study. This is interesting data showing that legal cannabis states have few vaping injuries.

The newspaper, published Tuesday in the journal , appears to strengthen arguments from reform urges who legalizing and regulating marijuana mitigates the threat to consumers of using polluted and possibly harmful products.

The analysis also concluded that besides state policies,”neither greater adult vaping prices nor greater rates of current cannabis use predicted raised” e-cigarette or vaping merchandise use-associated lung trauma, or EVALI. Continue reading “Legal Cannabis States Have Fewer Vaping Injuries”

Illegal Cannabis Grow Sites Decline After Cannabis Legalization

Illegal Cannabis Grow Sites, Marijuana, Oregon, WashingtonIllegal cannabis grow sites in Oregon and Washington national forests has declined significantly since each state has legalized recreational cannabis, according to a recent study.

However, while legalization seems to have been a driving element for diminished illegal cannabis grow sites in Oregon, which does not appear to be true in Washington. The distinction, it appears, might have to do with how each nation wrote its marijuana legislation. Continue reading “Illegal Cannabis Grow Sites Decline After Cannabis Legalization”

Cannabis Extracts Kill Certain Types of Cancer Cells

Cannabis Extracts Kill Cancer, Marijuana ExtractsCannabis extracts may inhibit the survival of particular forms of cancer cells and inhibit their spread, as per a recent research. However, the ramifications of these cannabis extracts vary significant according to their particular chemical makeup.

Researchers found that treating cancer cells using isolated elements in cannabis, for example THC alone, does not seem to be particularly successful –but complete cannabis extracts showed much more promise. But with all the plant comprising hundreds of substances that appear in various concentrations across breeds and trainings, scientists had their work cut out for them in exploring how various cannabinoid mixtures treated different kinds of cancer cells. Continue reading “Cannabis Extracts Kill Certain Types of Cancer Cells”

Cannabis Could be Used in Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

cannabis covid-19 vaccine marijuana researchResearchers specializing in infectious disease at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada are turning to cannabis as they construct a new COVID-19 virus vaccine candidate. The research team says that a plant-based antigen could be simpler to create commercially on a wide scale than animal-based antigens. Continue reading “Cannabis Could be Used in Potential COVID-19 Vaccine”

Study Shows Cannabis May Ease Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms – Johns Hopkins

cannabis opioid withdrawl symptomsResearchers are searching for clinical trials to the effectiveness of marijuana for treating opioid use disorder after a recently published study found that cannabis can alleviate many common signs of opioid withdrawal.

Of the 125 respondents who used marijuana to deal with their withdrawal, almost three-quarters (72% ) said it eased their symptoms, although only 6.4 percent said that it made them worse. Still another 20 percent reported mixed effects, and three individuals (2.4% ) stated cannabis did not appear to have a clear effect in any event. Continue reading “Study Shows Cannabis May Ease Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms – Johns Hopkins”

Cannabis Helps IBS Patients Spend Less Time in Hospital

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The results of a current study demonstrate that patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who have a background of cannabis utilize spent significantly less time at the hospital also had reduced inpatient healthcare usage and related costs. A report about the study,”Association between cannabis use and health care usage in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: A retrospective cohort analysis,” was published a month in the journal Cereus.

Hospital of Cook County in Chicago examined hospitalization data from over 9,000 patients within a four-year period who had a primary discharge diagnosis of IBS. Cannabis consumers and non-users were compared for various clinical results. Continue reading “Cannabis Helps IBS Patients Spend Less Time in Hospital”

Golfer Suspended for Medical Cannabis Asks PGA to End Marijuana Ban

Cannabis Medical PGA Marijuana BanRobert Garrigus advised Golf Channel he utilized medical cannabis to deal with knee and back pain in accordance with state law in Washington. Performance enhancing substances that provide players and unfair benefit should remain illegal, he explained, but”everything else ought to be a discussion”

“I was not attempting to hamper the PGA Tour whatsoever, my fellow professionals at all,” he explained. “I do not cheat the match. This was not the intention.” Continue reading “Golfer Suspended for Medical Cannabis Asks PGA to End Marijuana Ban”

Cannabis Testing Program Launched by Feds to Help Know What You’re Buying

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A national science agency announced on Tuesday it is launching a cannabis testing tool to help make sure that the goods people buy from retailers and dispensaries are correctly labeled.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stated that because hemp has been legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill, there is an urgent requirement for customers to become educated about how to buy cannabis products being sold on the marketplace. To this end, the bureau will be spearheading a multi-phase job to promote best practices in laboratory testing. Continue reading “Cannabis Testing Program Launched by Feds to Help Know What You’re Buying”