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Deadly coronavirus in China could have repercussions for the cannabis industry

Deadly coronavirus in China could have repercussions for the cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 17, 2020

A respiratory illness called "Coronavirus (COVID-19)" has proliferated throughout China's Hubei province of Wuhan; spreading across 25 countries and infecting 37,558 people as of February 9, 2020. The deadly virus – which is associated with symptoms like mild cough, fever and shortness of breath ...

The black market for cannabis is overshadowing the legal market in North America

The black market for cannabis is overshadowing the legal market in North America

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 21, 2019

North America's legal cannabis market is undoubtedly thriving, but so is the black market. New Frontier Data – an independent analytics company specializing in the cannabis sector – thinks that illegally-operating cartels are capable of bagging more customers than their legal opponents, moving forward. ...

Illegally-sold cannabis vape cartridges test positive for toxic chemical

Illegally-sold cannabis vape cartridges test positive for toxic chemical

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 15, 2019

A cannabis testing facility in California has detected hydrogen cyanide in black market-sold cartridges. The news, which was first reported by NBC News, has surfaced amidst the vape-lung crisis that has cost many Americans their lives and left thousands hooked up to oxygen machines in the hospital. ...

CBD industry gets a boost from government-funded research, but THC studies won’t be considered

CBD industry gets a boost from government-funded research, but THC studies won’t be considered

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 14, 2019

An impressive $3 million will be invested into CBD research, following the approval of a grant by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). The money will be funneled into numerous studies exploring the pain-relieving effects of the cannabis plant’s non-psychoactive primary cannabinoid cannabidi...

Researchers say cannabis could be used to prevent heart attack

Researchers say cannabis could be used to prevent heart attack

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 16, 2019

A recent study straight out of the University of Colorado suggests that cannabis could help prevent the chances of a heart attack.  Doctors from the University investigated over a million hospital records for patients who had suffered heart-related emergencies. Also included in the records were cases of Acute Myo...

Using cannabis to treat ADHD: Does CBD work?

Using cannabis to treat ADHD: Does CBD work?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 7, 2019

According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), approximately five percent of American children suffer from attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. Also known as ‘ADHD’, this chronic condition is treatable, but cannot be cured.  The percentage of children who endure the symptoms of ADHD ...

Researchers say it’s healthier to vape dried bud, as opposed to extracted oils

Researchers say it’s healthier to vape dried bud, as opposed to extracted oils

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, smoking dried cannabis flower could be healthier for consumers than vaping the plant's potent oils. This is according to a professor at the Canadian University of Waterloo School of Public Health & Health Systems named David Hammond. Hammond’s research focuses primarily on the prevention of chronic disease. He has collaborated alongside global govern...

Study reveals connection between cannabinoids and autism

Study reveals connection between cannabinoids and autism

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019

A paper that was published earlier this year in the journal Neuron has honed in on the thesis of using cannabis to treat the symptoms of autism. What the team discovered was rather astonishing – endocannabinoid signaling deficits were noticeable in mice with two different autism-associated mutatio...

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