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What is Synthetic Weed and Why is it Hazardous?

With cannabis legalization taking root across the United States, there are a number of impostor products masquerading as “synthetic weed,” more commonly referred to as K2 or Spice. Usually made of a mixture of herbs, spices, or shredded plant material, K2 contains lab-made synthetic compounds spray...

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How Women Use Marijuana for Gynecological Health

After surveying 1,011 women across the United States, researchers found that two-thirds of respondents said they use cannabis products, while more than one-third of those claimed to have used it to treat gynecological issues. The survey, conducted by the Oregon Health and Science University (OSHU)...

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Should teens ditch the dutchie? A new study suggests yes

A new study by the Université of Montréal shows that cannabis can harm teenage cognitive development. During a convention run by the Canadian Association of Neuroscience in Toronto from May 22 to 25, Dr. Patricia Conrod and her colleagues presented their findings from a four-year-long study on the...

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Cannabinoids in health and disease

Cannabis sativa L. preparations have been used in medicine for millenia. However, concern over the dangers of abuse led to the banning of the medicinal use of marijuana in most countries in the 1930s. Only recently, marijuana and individual natural and synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists and an...

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BC Supreme Court rules against Vancouver dispensaries

Dispensaries are ordered to pay bills of court costs and violation tickets. Today, BC Supreme Court Chief Justice Hinkson dealt another blow to Vancouver’s unlicensed dispensaries. In December, the court ruled that the unlicensed dispensaries involved in the test case must shut down. That decision i...

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Breaking Cannabis News – RCMP deliberately withheld information

Cancelled press release and transparency would have exposed deficiencies in newly minted Health Canada regulations. In a lengthy article released this morning by the National Post, the details behind an important press release cancelation by the RCMP, in the spring of 2014, have finally been uncover...

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FDA Opens Hearings on CBD Regulations. Here's What Stakeholders Said.

Advocates, industry representatives, regulators, health professionals, and marijuana legalization opponents stood up before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday to share their perspectives on how to best approach regulating cannabidiol (CBD). There are lots of questions, including many...

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The Best CBD Capsules for Pain, Anxiety, and Sleep

Cannabidiol (CBD) capsules make it super-easy to add the therapeutic health and wellness benefits of hemp to your daily routine. But beyond simple convenience and reliability, CBD capsules are less messy than oils and typically more potent than gummies, all while eliminating the sometimes unsavory...

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Weed Party @: The Dreamery with Disco Dining Club and Nice Paper

Weed Party @ is a column by Michelle Lhooq and Lindsay MaHarry, two self-described “weed party girls.” The goal of the column is simple: Determine whether the party was cool. On May 9, 2019, Michelle attended The Dreamery, a weed-infused feast that promised to pair “decadent sweets with bountiful w...

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5 Takeaways From the FDA’s Hearing on CBD

After ten hours of testimony about cannabidiol (CBD) from more than 100 stakeholders, two things are clear: The American public has a high desire for CBD products, and too many CBD manufacturers are delivering shoddy goods. On Friday, FDA Acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless kicked off the agency’s h...