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The New Farm Bill Repeals a Decades-Long Prohibition on Hemp
12/14/2018 - Congress has recently agreed on the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill and it expands from the goals of the 2014 Farm Bill to generate research about hemp. While this re-characterization of industrial help does not affect cannabis plants with concentrations of THC higher than 0.3%, advocates of medical cannabis are hopeful that this bill will help move the needle on its federal classification.
Older Americans are Flocking to Medical Marijuana
12/7/2018 - As marijuana becomes legal in more states, older Americans are increasingly turning to it for relief from a range of ailments including arthritis, nerve pain and insomnia. Dr. Joshua Briscoe of Duke University says, “We’re always searching for a better medication that can treat…without burdensome side effects, and cannabis is promising” as an option for a number of conditions.
Marlboro Maker Places $1.8 Billion Dollar Bet on Marijuana Company
12/7/2018 - Big tobacco has been poised for decades to move into the marijuana market and Altria Group, Inc., the parent company of Marlboro, has purchased a 45% share of the Canadian cannabis company, Cronos Group. With cigarette sales slumping and more U.S. states legalizing marijuana, it makes sense that tobacco companies would look to expand into this market.
“The Scientist” is a documentary that traces the story of Dr Mechoulam from his early days as a child of the Holocaust in Bulgaria, through his immigration to Israel, and his career as the chief investigator into the chemistry and biology of the world’s most misunderstood plant. Dr. Mechoulam ascertained that THC interacts with the largest receptor system in the human body, the endocannabinoid system (ECS).