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Opiate Alternative Kratom Spurs Investor Interest

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Recent regulatory win may expand drug’s market

Investors in cannabis and psychedelic drugs often talk excitedly about their promise to take a slice of the $20 billion-plus market for opioids and fix a societal addiction crisis along the way.

Now, an under-the-radar drug has joined them as a potential disruptor. It’s already drawing interest from Atai Life Sciences, a biopharma company known for putting psychedelic compounds into clinical trials. And a recent decision from the World Health Organization could help it gain further traction.

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Marijuana manipulates the immune system, but what does this mean?

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Before a person considers taking cannabis as a way of managing disease, it’s important to talk to a doctor.

Cannabis is a multipurpose plant. Depending on moods, method, strain and more, the plant can have different effects. The compounds in cannabis, called cannabinoids, are known as immune-modulators. This refers to them having some kind of influence on the immune system, thus producing a wide variety of effects.

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Dec

3 Key Tools To Help Manage Your High During The Holidays

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The holidays present numerous opportunities for surprise situations that can make life awkward or stressful. Here’s how to cope.

Getting high is always enjoyable, but getting too high can present a myriad of problems. Even worse is the fact that nothing can blow a high faster than becoming the center of attention inadvertently.

Doing so during the holidays when there are numerous family and work functions to attend can be exceptionally embarrassing, too. Fortunately there are a few supplies that cannabis enthusiasts can keep nearby that can subtly offset the consequences of overindulgence.  

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17
Dec

Sesh and the City: Does Carrie Bradshaw still want to smoke weed?

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Sarah Jessica Parker’s character appears to covet the Genius Mini cannabis pipe that makes two appearances in the first couple episodes of the Sex and the City reboot.

The makers of high-end, sometimes bespoke Genius Pipe for cannabis must have been tickled pink when they noticed that it was on screen for all to see in the Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That, now airing on HBOMax.

Though the product was not named, the mystery about the origin of the unusual cannabis device has now been solved, according to a press release from Genius, whose pipe is said to offer great taste, fine herb, a unique cooling and filtering functionality and, in step with all things Sex and the City, plenty of style.

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17
Dec

Cannabis Use Among Teens Drastically Declined, Confirms Government-Funded Study

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Further proof that statewide cannabis legalization policies are not associated with any significant rise in either the use of marijuana by young people or in their ability to access it.

Data released on Wednesday from the University of Michigan’s annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey has shown an unprecedented year-over-year decline in young people’s use of marijuana and other controlled substances.

The authors noted, “The percentage of students who reported using marijuana (in all forms, including smoking and vaping) within the past year decreased significantly for eighth, 10th, and 12th grade students.”

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17
Dec

Debunking 4 Common Myths About Edibles

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Can you use raw marijuana in your baked goods? Or trust the THC levels printed on packaged treats? Here are some “facts” about edibles that just aren’t true.

As legal marijuana has swept throughout communities across the nation, the popularity of edibles has risen dramatically. People that have access to legal marijuana have the option of either purchasing edibles from a dispensary, or making their own homemade versions.

Thu
16
Dec

4 Myths about working in the cannabis industry debunked

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The growing acceptance of cannabis in the United States, along with the legalization of recreational cannabis use in 18 states, has created a booming industry around growing, preparing, and selling marijuana.

Unfortunately, the novelty of the field has also led to a lot of misinformation and misconceptions. Cannabis use is still taboo in many parts of the country, making it difficult for those interested in diving into the growing industry to sort truth from lies.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are four myths about working in the cannabis industry, debunked.

Thu
16
Dec

Chronic cannabis use by mothers heightens risk of their young adult offspring using marijuana and tobacco: study

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Women were interviewed 10 times over the course of study, while offspring were surveyed at age 22 to measure any drug dependence.

A new U.S. study suggests that women who regularly use cannabis during and after pregnancy may increase the likelihood that their adult offspring smoke cannabis and tobacco.

“Chronic maternal cannabis use is a risk factor for regular and dependent cannabis use and for dependent tobacco use among young adult offspring,” conclude authors of the study, published this week in Addictive Behaviors.

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16
Dec

Will 2022 Be The Year Marijuana Stocks Make A Comeback?

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Marijuana Stock Investing In 2022 Here’s What You Need To Know

When it comes to top marijuana stocks 2021 had its fair share of challenges. Yet from November 2020 to early 2021 the sector saw solid upward consistency. Shortly after mid-February, the majority of marijuana stocks all saw substantial drops in trading. Like many other sectors, the pandemic didn’t badly affect how cannabis stocks traded. It was the lack of legislation both state and federal. Failure to pass federal reform is was the dominant factor in this year-long drop in trading.

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16
Dec

Holiday Gifts for Pets: Top 5 CBD Tinctures for Your Dogs

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On most of our holiday gift lists, there is a category that was practically unheard of twenty years ago – gifts for the family furbabies. Whether it’s our own precious pitbull or Aunt Jane’s creaky fifteen year old cat, many of us have a whole lot of pets to buy for this season.

This year, why not make it something more meaningful than a generic chew toy, or a pet sweater? Why not give the gift of vibrant pet health? CBD tinctures for animals is the coming thing, and many vets actually recommend it for chronic conditions.

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