What if we told you that Canadian scientist have found a component in cannabis that is "30 times more powerful at reducing inflammation than Aspirin"? That seems really significant. Read on to find out more about that, along with all of the cannabis business news impacting Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Cannabis consumers are clearly moving away from simply smoking the product.
This means that 8 in 10 times, cannabis consumers around the U.S. are consuming products that have not been distributed through licensed providers, manufacturers, distribution companies, and retailers.
Aurora and UFC officials say they hope the studies will show the effectiveness of CBD and specific formulations of the compound in areas such as wound care, recovery, injury, pain and inflammation.
Researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario say they have identified pain-relieving cannabis flavonoids that are "30 times more powerful at reducing inflammation than Aspirin."
Marijuana Compound CBD Shows Promise For Treating Cocaine And Meth Addiction, Study Suggests - Marijuana Moment
"CBD has shown promising results in reducing the inflammation and seizures induced by cocaine and in several preclinical models of addiction to amphetamine, cocaine and METH. Importantly, a brief treatment of CBD induces a long-lasting prevention of reinstatement of cocaine and METH seeking behaviours."
The 12% of U.S. adults who answered yes to the question "Do you, yourself, smoke marijuana?" is consistent with the 11% to 13% range Gallup has found since 2015, but slightly higher than the 7% reporting this in 2013.
Players in growing industry urge action on legislation that would protect banks and credit unions that work with the marijuana industry.
Among other things, the bill would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and allow states to set their own cannabis policies.
While advocates have cast doubts on interest within the Republican-controlled Senate to pursue broader marijuana reform, hemp is one area where lawmakers from both parties have expressed support.
Missouri's blind scorer bid had to be reissued, according to state records. A first round, issued in June, got no takers.
Selection process for Missouri marijuana licenses needs racial equity boost, advocates say - St. Lous Post-Dispatch
In making its selections, the state plans to use a blind scoring process that strips applicants' identifying information, including race.
SoutheastHEALTH is currently investigating whether it will allow their physicians to recommend the drug for patients, they stated in a press release, adding that it's "too early" to take a final stance.
As Missouri prepares to enact its rollout of the legalization process, state law seems to be something of a gray area, but federal precedent is well established.
After finding 21 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop early June 4, suspicious Logan County sheriff deputies arrested the driver and passenger despite their repeated protests they were delivering for a dispensary.
The state has 1,673 licensed dispensaries and 3,559 licensed cultivators for 153,864 patients. This means that there are currently 92 patients per dispensary if all licensed dispensaries become operational.
Through the site, people can skip a trip to the doctor's office to get a recommendation for a medical marijuana. They can talk to a doctor online a secure video chat.
Combined, this is more than 504 pounds of medical marijuana sold and $3.46 million in total sales.
The Arkansas Recreational Marijuana Amendment would legalize cannabis "as an intoxicant for the purpose of adult enjoyment or pleasure" for those older than 21. It would give regulatory authority to the Arkansas Agriculture Department and the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, which regulates medical marijuana.
Everybody's talking about it these days, but as we talk, the question grows more urgent: What are we supposed to call this stuff?.
A growing "green rush" towards products made with CBD (cannabidiol), a non-psychoactive component of cannabis, has created a wealth of new products and terms that can easily be overwhelming and confusing to consumers.