By now, most people familiar with cannabis have heard of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) and their effects, but did you know there are many similar compounds in cannabis? A lesser-known cannabinoid called cannabigerol (CBG), while not present in large quantities in most strains, is nonetheless worth learning about for a number of […]
Ibuprofen and other common painkillers are linked to an increased risk of cardiac arrest, according to a new Danish study published in the European Heart Journal—Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy. The authors say these drugs should be used with caution and that people with heart problems may want to avoid them.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are among […]
Almost since the moment of its founding, Women Grow has been one of the cannabis industry’s most important and powerful business networking organizations. Three years ago the group started with a handful of entrepreneurs in Denver. Now more than 1,500 members meet in 35 cities on the first Thursday of every month. […]
It appears that stomach acid can convert CBD to THC at low levels according to a study in the Journal of Forensic Toxicology. This has implications for patients and marijuana consumers who consume CBD edibles, as well as those who must take drug tests for work and believe that their CBD products ensure […]
The prescription opioid epidemic in this country touches nearly everyone at some point, but some of the most affected are our nation’s veterans. Even in states with legalized medical marijuana, veterans are still unable to receive a cannabis prescription from their V.A. doctor.
Members of the American Legion in Indiana […]
A biotech firm has launched clinical trials in the Netherlands to test whether its CBD chewing gum could help treat irritable bowel syndrome.
Researchers will give a group of 40 adult patients CanChew Plus chewing gum, which contains 50 mg of hemp-derived cannabidiol per serving. Subjects will be able to take up […]
First, let’s make this clear: Apple may want to make a vaporizer for industrial purposes.
But let’s say this, too: With marijuana legalized for recreational and/or medical use in 28 states and counting, there’s a giant market opportunity for tech companies to produce devices related to pot consumption.
And we know that Apple likes money — so much, in fact, […]
Cannabidiol in Marijuana Found Effective For Arthritis
In a recent study published in the peer-reviewed medical journal, European Journal of Pain, researchers studied CBD (cannabidiol) – one of the main ingredients found in marijuana. They found CBD to be effective in reducing arthritic inflammation and arthritic pain in […]
Those sparkly trichome crystals, though.
Kief, from the Arabic word كيف (kayf), means “intoxication” or “pleasure.” Appropriately named, kief, sometimes spelled kif or keef, and often referred to as “pollen” or “dry sift,” is the collection of luminous resin trichomes from dry cannabis flower that hold high concentrations of cannabinoids […]
Remember how prosecutors in Arizona took big money from the drug company Insys Therapeutics to defeat the initiative that would have legalized small amounts of marijuana?
Well, prosecutors in Massachusetts busted former executives of that same company on charges of racketeering, with allegations of bribery and kickbacks […]