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Thu
23
Apr

Southern Alberta researchers say medical cannabis could help fight COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Lethbridge say while clinical trials still need to be done, data they’ve been collecting over the past four years shows promise that some cannabis extracts may help in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

Olga and Igor Kovalchuk have been working with cannabis since 2015, using varieties from around the world to create new hybrids and develop extracts that demonstrate certain therapeutic properties.

'There’s a lot of documented information about cannabis in cancer, cannabis in inflammation, anxiety, obesity and what not," says Igor. "When COVID-19 started, Olga had the idea to revisit our data, and see if we can utilize it for COVID."

Wed
22
Apr

Myths versus facts: Everything you should know about CBD gummies

More individuals than ever before are looking to different methods of utilizing CBD gummies to help with everything from pain to anxiety and beyond. And since there are multiple varieties and potencies of gummies to choose from, we broke down the common myths and misconceptions about this popular portal of CBD you should know before you purchase.

Wed
22
Apr

Observations About Recent Health Concerns Over Vaping-Related Lung Illness

Science indicates black market products were the culprit behind EVALI, so how do consumers vape responsibly moving forward?

In the fall of 2019, a few months before our lives were abruptly overwhelmed by the nationwide spread of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic, one of the big health care issues being reported on a daily basis was the growing number of individuals who used THC oil vaporizers, and who had been hospitalized (nearly 3,000 nationwide) with serious lung damage, at least 70 of whom died. This was a new phenomena, obviously a serious problem and one that should concern all of us, whether we use vaporizers or not.

Wed
22
Apr

Cannabidiol As An Antibiotic Booster

Another study has indicated the cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) could have an important role to play in battling antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Overuse of antibiotics is the main cause of antibiotic resistance, but misuse also plays a role – for example, not completing a course of antibiotics. The health sector is  facing a situation where few drugs are effective against some bacteria and development of new antibiotics is currently experiencing an “innovation gap”.

Tue
21
Apr

There is no difference between the effects of indica and sativa marijuana strains, scientists say

When you enter a marijuana dispensary you're met with sterile white walls and glass-encased counters that hold marijuana flower, vape pens, chocolates, gummies, and other psychoactive goodies.

Whether a dispensary has a menu hung on its wall, a digital list patrons can scroll through on an iPad, or a physical paper booklet they can flip through, these informational materials, at the very least, classify each marijuana strain as an "indica," "sativa," or "hybrid," and may also include information on the effects and THC concentrations of the Sour Diesel strain or the Blue Dream strain, for example.

Tue
21
Apr

How Terpenes Could Revolutionize The Cannabis Industry As We Know It

Terpenes have become a hot topic in the world of cannabis and beyond.

These valuable compounds unite the cannabis, health, wellness, and flavor industries with a wide range of benefits and applications. As of 2020, there have been over 100 cannabis-derived terpenes identified in published journals. Cannabis is one of the most abundant sources of terpenes in the entire world, with many compounds yet to be discovered. We know after studying hundreds of marijuana samples that there are over 400 terpenes and aroma compounds in a variety of strains.  

Mon
20
Apr

5 Things to Know About Hemp-CBD In Pet Products

When it comes to CBD the research is limited, but a small clinical trial at Colorado State University found that CBD oil reduced seizures in epileptic dogs.

Given that we’ve all been staying home lately, it seemed like a good time to talk about our four-legged friends and CBD. In fact, if I think about it, I first saw hemp-derived CBD (Hemp CBD) “in the wild” at my local pet store here in Seattle. Now CBD is so ubiquitous that I hardly notice it sitting on the counter when I pick up dog treats.

Mon
20
Apr

CBD Extraction Methods – Are They Competing or Completing One Another?

Whichever way you’re looking at CBD – as a scientist, buyer or wannabe cultivator – you’ll want to know more about its extraction process.

CBD extraction is one of the critical manufacturing stages that will decide the quality of the end product. 

The first condition for a high-grade CBD is, obviously, a healthy and clean plant. But even the purest bud can be ruined or contaminated with poor extraction. 

That’s why it is crucial to learn more about the techniques which are used behind the label. 

The trouble is that most online sources hail to a single extraction method while biasedly criticizing the others. And the truth is, as always, somewhere in the middle. 

Mon
20
Apr

Be Part of History With These Digital 420 Celebrations

Things certainly are different from when we first realized April 2020 would mean a month-long 420 party. But, thanks to coronavirus, we’re social distancing instead of enjoying group seshes. Don’t worry friends! We all know cannabis brings us together and weed will always find a way. To keep our spirits high, the cannabis community has come together to provide incredible digital 420 celebrations with music, art and entertainment to help get us through this historic moment. Moreover, many of these events are fundraising for people who have been hit hard as a result of the pandemic. 

Mon
20
Apr

Online Marijuana Orders in Key Canadian Province Surge and Appear to Be Sustainable

In recent weeks, the number of orders made through the sole online marketplace in Canada's most populous province Ontario has seen a significant and apparently sustainable increase. BNN Bloomberg, citing data obtained from the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), said that recent daily sales volumes have been significantly (and it appears, steadily and reliably) higher than those of only a month ago.

In early March, prior to the first significant wave of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus cases in North America, the OCS was recording total daily orders of around 2,000. In mid-March that suddenly spiked to over 6,000 as the first measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus were announced. It then settled down into the 5,000 range.

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