Utah officials on Friday granted eight medical marijuana cultivation licenses to businesses that are both from Utah and those from outside the state reports the Associated Press. As noted by the AP, that’s two short of the 10 growers allowed under state law, but regulators are “hoping to ensure a supply-and-demand balance.” “The decision to... Read more
When you embark on researching about health effects of products like Kratom and CBD, most likely you are wondering what the difference between them is. This post sets the record straight by revealing in a clear manner the difference between these two plant-based products.Origins CBD oil is derived from a hemp plant, which is usually... Read more
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Kratom, scientifically known as Mitragyna speciosa, is not a new herb. Native to Southeast Asia, Kratom is suggested to bring relaxation and motivation effects in the body. In the recent past, the popularity of Kratom has spread to the West. Majorly, the popularity is associated with the emergence of so many online vendors who are... Read more
New Jersey’s Department of Health announced on Monday that it’s expanding the state’s medical-marijuana program. “The New Jersey Department of Health is seeking new applicants to operate up to 24 additional Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs): Up to 8 in the northern region of the state, up to 8 in the central region, up... Read more
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According to a new study, those with a history of marijuana use are less likely to develop the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) than those who haven’t used cannabis. The study, titled “Cannabis consumption and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A three years longitudinal study in first-episode non-affective psychosis patients”, was published in the journal Progress... Read more
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The U.S. government is growing the largest crop of marijuana for research purposes in five years, reports the Associated Press. The increase is in response to the rapidly growing interest in marijuana strains with high levels of THC and CBD. As noted by the AP, the government is the only source of cannabis for nearly... Read more
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According to a new study published in the journal JAMA [Journal of the American Medical Association] Pediatrics, marijuana legalization not only doesn’t increase teen usage rates, but it may also actually decrease them. For the study, researchers examined survey data on substance use collected from 1.4 million adolescents between 1993 and 2017, reports Reuters. During... Read more
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Those with acute pancreatitis who have a history of marijuana use have “lower age-adjusted, mortality, morbidity, and hospitalization-cost than non-cannabis-exposed patients”, according to a new study. The study, titled, The Impact of Cannabis Consumption on Mortality, Morbidity, and Cost in Acute Pancreatitis Patients in the United States: A 10-Year Analysis of the National Inpatient Sample,... Read more
The chemical residue of marijuana has been found in incense burners that were used during funerary rites in western China in about 500 BC, reports Reuters. The finding proves what may be the oldest evidence of smoking marijuana for its mind-altering properties. The marijuana residue was found on 10 wooden braziers containing stones with burn... Read more
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When the term hemp is mentioned, what comes to mind for many people is a plant that makes you high. This is because hemp is often used interchangeably with marijuana. However, although both plants belong to the Cannabis Sativa family, they are two different subspecies with different properties. Marijuana is an illegal plant with psychoactive... Read more