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Study Finds Cannabinoids May Effectively Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The Joint Blog - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 02:25
Results of a new study “support the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in patients with OSA [obstructive sleep apnea]”.

For the study, published in the journal Sleep and epublished ahead of print by the National Institute of Health, “73 adults with moderate or severe OSA received either placebo (N=25), 2.5mg dronabinol (N=21) or 10mg dronabinol (N=27) daily, one hour before bedtime for up to 6 weeks.” Dronabinol, also called Marinol, is a synthetic THC meant to mimic the effects of natural, cannabis-based THC.

‘These findings support the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in patients with OSA” states the study’s abstract. “In comparison to placebo, dronabinol was associated with lower AHI [Apnea–hypopnea index], improved subjective sleepiness and greater overall treatment satisfaction. Larger scale clinical trials will be necessary to clarify the best potential approach(es) to cannabinoid therapy in OSA.”

The full study can be found by clicking here.

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Hemp Foods Now Legal in Australia

The Joint Blog - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 02:16
As of yesterday, November 12th, hemp food products are legal in Australia.

Toasted hemp seeds.

The new changes to the Food Standards Code were approved in April. The changes legalizes sale of low-THC hemp seed for use as food or to be placed in food products (such as cereals and baked goods). For hemp seed to be legally used as food, it  must contain less than 0.5% THC, which is the psychoactive ingredient found in the cannabis plant and found in minuscule amounts in hemp plants.

“Historically, hemp has been used as a source of fibre and oil”, states a press release from the Australian government. “Hemp seeds and oil are used in other countries, including in Europe, Canada and the United States of America, in a range of foods. Hemp seeds contain protein, vitamins, minerals and polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly omega-3 fatty acids.”

In Australia hemp has been legal for some time now for various uses including textiles and body care products. However, now is the first time hemp has been legal for consumption.

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Brace Yourself: CannaCon is Coming

Weed News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 23:20
2017 is coming to an end and what better way to start the new year than to plan your next cannabis adventure. Last year Cannacon had a successful run throughout the country and next year will be no...

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"Show some compassion for people that are suffering": Cannabiz CEO Mason Walker asks Jeff Sessions

Cannabist - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:20
Mason Walker, CEO of East Fork Cultivars, an Oregon craft cannabis farm, talks about his work, the future of the cannabis industry, and the federal government.

Marijuana Industry Digital Marketplace Connects Businesses

Weed News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 21:00
Today the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and Brainsy, Inc. unveiled the Cannabis Industry Digital Marketplace, the industry’s first comprehensive, SEO-enhanced, online platform...

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Massachusetts: Vote NO On The Brewster Cannabis Business Ban

Weed News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 20:29
I received the following action alert out of Massachusetts today. If you live in the area, make sure to vote ‘no’: At Town Meeting tonight, Brewster voters will decide whether to ban...

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Maryland medical marijuana bill could boost African American businesses

Cannabist - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 20:24
Some Maryland lawmakers said they are planning to introduce a bill early next session to grant cannabis licenses to African-American business owners.

NORML France Conference: Think Change or Change The Bandage?

NORML Blog - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:45

Fresh off of an organizational restructuring, NORML France will be hosting their conference entitled “Cannabis: Think Change or Change the Bandage?” about the failure of French cannabis prohibition at Université la Sorbonne in Paris.

Their credo is simple, to explain that reform will benefit everyone, not only cannabis consumers.

From their website:

The “NORML France” Organization is aiming to inform citizens and give support to cannabis users by facilitating the access to the defence of their rights and reach health programs, promote scientific researches and bring together civil society actors in favor of a more comprehensive drug policy reform. Evidence of the failure of the so called “war on drugs” is no longer needed. Together, we are building a fair and effective regulatory model that focuses on health, safety, employment, social justice and human rights, with an inclusive strategy based on the cross-expertise of the cannabis users and involved professionals.

 

Speakers include Viola Ridolfi, Secretary General of Ceryx; Geneviève Garrigos , Former President of Amnesty International France; Nathalie Latour, Delegate General of the Addiction Federation; Fabrice Olivet, Director General of the Self-Support of Drug Users; and Katia Dubreuil, Magistrate at the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris, National Secretary of the Union of Magistrates.

More information about their conference can be found HERE.

You can follow the efforts of NORML France on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Massachusetts moratoriums may mean long drives for legal marijuana

Cannabist - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 18:05
Although retail sales of recreational marijuana can begin in July, many customers across northern Massachusetts may have to travel significant distances or wait several months to acquire the substance.

Now available in Vegas: drive-thru weed

Cannabist - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 17:17
The Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace offers fast food-style drive-thru on tribal land near downtown Las Vegas , including 15 popular flower, edible and concentrate products.

NY governor signs bill on Veterans Day to allow medical marijuana for PTSD

Cannabist - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:52
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Saturday to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana.

Budweiser's ex-marketing chief sees cannabis as the new craft beer

Cannabist - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:15
The former chief marketing officer for Anheuser-Busch is moving from barley and hops to cannabis as the alcohol industry casts its sights on the burgeoning market for state-sanctioned marijuana.

Michigan Legalization Petition Submission Delayed Due To Finances

Weed News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:00
A speech to the Michigan NORML  group (MINORML) by one of the officers of the Committee to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) emphasized a pushed-back date for submission of...

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$10 million in Colorado cannabis taxes targeted to address teacher shortage

Cannabist - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:45
Gov. John Hickenlooper earmarked $10 million in marijuana sales tax money in his proposed 2018-19 budget to address problems of hiring and retaining teachers in Colorado, where as many as 3,000 teaching jobs are unfilled.

Illinois Senator Introduces Measure That Provides Cannabis As Alternative To Opioids

Weed News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:30
Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) plans to introduce a measure aimed at tackling the opioid crisis by providing medical alternatives to prescription painkillers. The Alternatives to Opioids Act would...

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Op-ed: Curbing Colorado's opioid epidemic with cannabis

Cannabist - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:24
The Colorado opioid committee is reviewing legislative initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic, which fail to mention the use of cannabis as a potential treatment for addiction, and at minimum a solution for pain management that is proven to be less deadly.

BioTrackTHC Launches Traceability System To Preserve Washington Cannabis Industry

Weed News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 13:48
BioTrackTHC, in cooperation with several competitors and Washington State’s cannabis industry at large, has successfully deployed the Universal Cannabis System (UCS), a statewide...

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Michigan Gubernatorial Candidates Holding Forum To Discuss Cannabis Issues

Weed News - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 16:47
Five candidates for Governor of Michigan will engage in a forum-style discussion in Ypsilanti on November 14 to discuss marijuana legalization, medical marijuana and law reform On Tuesday the issue...

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Study: CBD a “Therapeutic Candidate for Stroke Prevention”

The Joint Blog - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 09:00
Cannabidiol (CBD) may help to prevent strokes, according to a new study published by the U.S. National Institute of Health.

“The endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulates functions throughout human physiology, including neuropsychiatric, cardiovascular, autonomic, metabolic, and inflammatory states”, begins the study’s abstract, which was published in-print by the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. “The complex cellular interactions regulated by the ECS suggest a potential for vascular disease and stroke prevention by augmenting central nervous and immune cell endocannabinoid signaling.”

Cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychoactive constituent of Cannabis, “is an immediate therapeutic candidate both for potentiating endocannabinoid signaling and for acting at multiple pharmacological targets.” According to reseachers, this “speculative synthesis explores the current state of knowledge of the ECS and suggests CBD as a therapeutic candidate for stroke prevention by exerting favorable augmentation of the homeostatic effects of the ECS and, in turn, improving the metabolic syndrome, while simultaneously stalling the development of atherosclerosis.”

The full study, conducted by researchers at Mayo Clinic’s Department of Neurology, can be found by clicking here.

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New York Adds PTSD As A Qualifying Condition For Medical Marijuana

Weed News - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 00:01
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill today that adds PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions for New York’s medical marijuana program. Today’s news out of New York is...

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