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The most common mistakes on hemp CBD labels

Getting the label correct on a hemp CBD product is tricky, but here’s how to make sure you’re on the up and up.

The hemp CBD market is way ahead of the science and regulations. It’s a bit like the Wild West out there, particularly for the plant’s celebrity cannabinoid, CBD. The heaps of challenges range from growing the crop to the point of purchase of a hemp CBD product.

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12
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How to taste & pair food with cannabis

One of the most exciting elements of cannabis, in a culinary sense, is its ability to interface with food and drink in very interesting and powerful ways. Much like a dry, acidic, citrus-forward rosé is the perfect partner to a piece of seared fish, the uncanny citrus qualities of Tangie, for example, complement a ponzu-soaked piece of sashimi.

Today’s modern cannabis products, such as separated terpenes, can give you incredible versatility, creating a rich dining experience as aroma and flavor notes bounce back and forth.

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09
Aug

Here’s why cannabis terpenes are so very important

For pot in particular, terpenes serve several purposes, acting as a natural defense system against pests, bacteria and UV rays, to name just a few potentially damaging environmental factors.

Terpenes are most often associated with marijuana, but the reach is far more broad. Yes, they hold the key to why our senses of smell and taste can distinguish between different types of cannabis, but these versatile compounds also play a far more important role. We’ll get to all of that a bit later, as we need to first understand what these terpene molecules are, and what their function is within the plant.

Terpenes can be found in almost all plant life, including fruits and vegetables, but they’re also present in some species of the animal kingdom, although that’s extremely rare.

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09
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What you need to know about the cannabis patch

If you want to get the benefits from marijuana without the negative effects of smoking there may be a new technology for you, called a cannabis patch. There are many hurdles to cannabis being accepted by the scientific community as a treatment for diseases. This includes issues of strength, purity, dosage, administration route, contamination, and other related factors. In order to develop the industry as a true medicine, there must be standardization and safeguards to ensure proper dosages, which is impossible when it comes to smoking cannabis. As such, researchers are attempting to develop new methods of administering THC and other cannabinoids, one of which is the use of transdermal patches.

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09
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New report: CBD consumers don't inhale

Three little letters have landed a spot in the everyday lives of millions of people: CBD. 

The popularity of the cannabis compound is at an all-time high, with no signs of hitting a plateau. A Google Trends graph of searches for “CBD” shows a massive increase in interest over the last two years. The most significant spike lines up neatly with the increasing availability of hemp-derived CBD.

The mainstream wellness community has also accepted CBD into that circle over the past two years. Major chains such as Walgreens and CVS are beginning to carry CBD products.

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09
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Researchers unlock what gives cannabis its anti-inflammatory qualities

A new study deciphers for the first time the cannabis plant's biological blueprint for producing two molecules thought to have anti-inflammatory properties, a discovery that could pave the way for expanded use of cannabis as medicine.

That study, which is published in the August 2019 issue of the journal Phytochemistry delineates for the first time the biosynthesis pathway outside of the actual cannabis sativa plant that allows reproduction of the molecules cannflavin A and cannflavin B.

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09
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Tracking glitches sew chaos into Washington State cannabis industry

Software snafus in the massive database maintained by Washington state authorities to track cannabis through the regulated market gummed up the works last month — costing businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost sales and even causing some to furlough workers.

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09
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Want to survive a heart attack? Use cannabis, say researchers

Last year, after filming his new comedy special “Silent But Deadly”, Kevin Smith suffered a major heart attack. He stayed calm and cool under the circumstance because he was…well, Kevin Smith was high. As Smith relayed on “The Late Show”, doctors told him that marijuana potentially saved his life.

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08
Aug

Maker of Arizona Iced Tea reportedly entering cannabis industry

As the panorama of cannabis products on the market continues to widen, a major beverage company is stepping into the fray; a Wall Street Journal article announced Wednesday that Arizona Iced Tea is entering into a $10 million deal with a major Denver edibles company to sell cannabis-infused products.

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08
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Why is the DEA dragging its feet to approve marijuana suppliers for research?

Don’t expect people in power to back up their promises, kids. This week marks three years since the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced it would administer additional licences for marijuana cultivations specifically designed for research purposes.

While in previous years, blame was placed squarely at the feet of former Attorney General⁠—and noted prohibition evangelist—Jeff Sessions, the excuses have run thin.

Legislators at the state and federal level have credited a lack of research for the reasons why they wouldn’t push through decriminalization or legalization measures.

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