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Billionaire tycoon supports medical cannabis in Utah

Billionaire tycoon supports medical cannabis in Utah

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 17, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

Philanthropist billionaire Jon Huntsman Sr. is interested in using medical cannabis to treat the painful symptoms associated with his health condition. The Utah businessman has beaten cancer four times and currently battles an inflammatory muscle disorder, polymyalgia rheumatica, known for should...

VIDEO: Christianity and Cannabis – God On High

VIDEO: Christianity and Cannabis – God On High

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 16, 2017


Filed under News, Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAEoHCZ1Dwc

World’s first CBD cigarette to hit Swiss market

World’s first CBD cigarette to hit Swiss market

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 15, 2017


Filed under Culture, Global, News, Showcase

Swiss supermarket chain Coop announced it will be selling the world’s first hemp cigarette. The cigarettes will contain a variety of the cannabis plant containing 20 percent cannabidiol (CBD) and miniscule amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The Swiss government’s allowable amount of THC caps ...

Cannabis sales in Colorado continue $100 million per month streak

Cannabis sales in Colorado continue $100 million per month streak

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 14, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase, Social cannabis

Colorado cannabis sales show no signs of slowing, hitting $127.7 million in May and marking the 12th consecutive month sales have hit $100 million. Social cannabis sales take up two thirds of monthly totals, nearing $88.4 million and medical cannabis approached $36.9 million. The record setting mont...

Utah rule might let farmers cultivate hemp for research

Utah rule might let farmers cultivate hemp for research

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 13, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Research

The rule would permit farmers to grow industrial hemp which is a sibling to the cannabis plant containing trace amounts of the psychoactive compound THC. The plant’s similar appearance to its psychoactive cousin is what gives hemp the negative reputation and has contributed to its federally illegal...

Alaskans push for first statewide public consumption measure

Alaskans push for first statewide public consumption measure

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 13, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Social cannabis

The Anchorage Assembly is now urging cannabis regulators to allow locals and tourists the right to smoke inside retail dispensaries in the state of Alaska. Currently, the state of Alaska allows both medical and social use of cannabis, but only allows patients and social users to consume in private homes....

Projections indicate cannabis jobs will outnumber traditional trades

Projections indicate cannabis jobs will outnumber traditional trades

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 13, 2017


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

Marijuana Business Factbook 2017 reported the American cannabis industry has created more than 165,000 to 230,000 full-time and part-time jobs, outnumbering those in positions like chefs, commercial pilots, fishermen, and loggers. This information contradicts earlier worries that the industry would...

Study shows THC restores cognitive function in older mice

Study shows THC restores cognitive function in older mice

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 12, 2017


Filed under News, Research

A study published by Nature Medicine found low doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can be instrumental in restoring cognitive memory and function in older mice. THC is the chemical compound found in the Cannabis plant responsible for getting users “high.” The study completed by researchers at the...

Medical cannabis expected to hit North Dakota shelves by summer 2018

Medical cannabis expected to hit North Dakota shelves by summer 2018

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 11, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics

State health officials in North Dakota have set a tentative timeline for establishing medical cannabis, expecting to have product available for patients by next spring. The North Dakota Health Department is requesting any individual who is interested in growing or distributing medically legal ca...

Oregon bill cuts slack for medical cannabis providers, creates the Oregon Cannabis Commission

Oregon bill cuts slack for medical cannabis providers, creates the Oregon Cannabis Commission

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 11, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Social cannabis

A house bill in Oregon’s legislature was recently passed, allowing growers in the Oregon Medical Cannabis program to sell up to 20 pounds in excess amounts to the social-use program, while also placing the framework for the Oregon Cannabis Commission. HB 2198 was quickly passed through the Oregon ...

Nevada dispensaries’ product dwindles as emergency measure is taken

Nevada dispensaries’ product dwindles as emergency measure is taken

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 11, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

Nevada dispensaries licensed to sell social cannabis are beginning to run out of product hardly one week after opening for business, according to the Nevada Department of Taxation. It was announced by taxation officials that Gov. Brian Sandoval endorsed a measure to declare a “state of emergency” i...

Maryland pharmacy school becomes first to offer certificate in cannabis studies

Maryland pharmacy school becomes first to offer certificate in cannabis studies

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 10, 2017


Filed under News, Research

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy will begin offering courses to students that will groom them for the medical cannabis industry. The courses will be offered online counting toward certifications required under Maryland’s medical cannabis legislation. They will also offer instruction on regulations, the latest uses for medical cannabis, product consistency, inventory control, and relevant information to running your busine...

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