Drug Charges Dropped Against Medical Marijuana Activist In Marshall County

  • Melody Cashion won’t have to convince jurors that she’s innocent of drug possession because marijuana is a medical necessity.
  • Cashion’s defense attorney, Robert Dalton, says he was informed that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation could not confirm that the material confiscated from his client was indeed marijuana and not another variety of cannabis like hemp.
  • Cashion testified before state lawmakers in 2017 and continued lobbying Republican lawmakers as they considered medical marijuana again this year.
  • A spokesman for the TBI said at the time that its lab lacked the ability to distinguish CBD derived from hemp from that derived from marijuana.

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Londoner eyes opportunities with hemp compound CBD

  • Thomas to extract cannabidiol (CBD), a component that doesn’t get you high, from hemp plants.
  • The federal government’s move to end its 95-year prohibition on marijuana last month also allowed hemp farmers to begin selling the flowers from their plants to be processed for CBD oil, a move welcomed by the hemp industry.
  • Canadian hemp farmers are allowed to choose from fewer than 20 strains of the plant, all of which have low concentrations of CBD, typically between 1.5 and four per cent.
  • Hodgson wants the government to allow Canada’s hemp growers to plant strains with more CBD.

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Ohio May Consider Medical Cannabis for Opioid Addiction

  • CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio physician and medial professor believes medical cannabis should be used to treat opioid addiction in a state that saw a record number of overdose deaths last year.
  • Stuart Leeds has been preparing data and research to submit to the State Medical Board of Ohio as it considers expanding the current list of conditions for which doctors can recommend medical cannabis.
  • Cannabis products are expected to be available in Ohio in the next few months following delays in rolling out the program.
  • He said he stopped taking prescription medications in April and has spoken with his doctor about obtaining legal cannabis products when they become available in Ohio.

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He’s Got Moxie: CEO Jordan Lams Concentrates on Quality | Marijuana

  • That belief was reinforced at each school he attended in California, Texas, and New York, where the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)
  • It’s a sharp contrast to where the 29-year-old is today: founder and CEO of Moxie , a company that processes and distributes pharmaceutical-grade cannabis oil products in California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Nevada.
  • She was 10 years old when she died, but while she fought the disease, he looked for alternatives to the medications that made her feel worse.
  • Live resin is obtained by plucking buds from the plant’s stem and transferring them to vacuum-sealed bags and freezing them.
  • While New Jersey is on the verge of legalizing recreational cannabis, Lams continues to focus on the medical end of the industry, even though Moxie has a key presence in California and Nevada, two of the largest adult-use markets.

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Ohio likely to consider medical marijuana for opioid addiction

  • Leeds is on the registry of Ohio physicians who can recommend but not prescribe medical marijuana for 21 qualifying medical conditions, such as epilepsy and chronic pain.
  • Ohio’s Medical Board is accepting petitions on adding qualifying conditions through the end of the year and will consult with experts before making a decision sometime next year.
  • Some experts don’t think treating opioid addiction with marijuana is a good idea, including Dr.
  • Mark Hurst, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

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Mexican lawmakers plan legal cannabis sales legislation (Newsletter: Nov. 5, 2018) | Marijuana Moment

  • Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said President Trump will legalize marijuana after the midterms.
  • Just days after Mexico’s Supreme Court overturned marijuana criminalization, key leaders of the nation’s ruling party are already weighing legislation to legalize cannabis sales.
  • Filmmaker Michael Moore voted for Michigan’s marijuana legalization ballot measure during a late-nite TV appearance.
  • Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and his reelection challengers discussed marijuana policy reform.
  • Kansas Democratic congressional candidate James Thompson released a video about his support for marijuana legalization.

Read full article: marijuanamoment.net

Ohio likely to consider medical pot for opioid addiction

  • CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio physician and medial professor believes medical cannabis should be used to treat opioid addiction in a state that saw a record number of overdose deaths last year.
  • Stuart Leeds has been preparing data and research to submit to the State Medical Board of Ohio as it considers expanding the current list of conditions for which doctors can recommend medical cannabis.
  • Leeds is on the registry of Ohio physicians who can recommend but not prescribe medical marijuana for 21 qualifying medical conditions, such as epilepsy and chronic pain.
  • Opioid use disorder is currently a qualifying condition in three other medical marijuana states: New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • He said marijuana impairs judgment, motor control and memory, and is linked to amotivational syndrome, which causes apathy and a decreased interest in activities.

Read full article: newsline.com

Ohio likely to consider medical pot for opioid addiction

  • CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio physician and medial professor believes medical cannabis should be used to treat opioid addiction in a state that saw a record number of overdose deaths last year.
  • Stuart Leeds has been preparing data and research to submit to the State Medical Board of Ohio as it considers expanding the current list of conditions for which doctors can recommend medical cannabis.
  • Leeds is on the registry of Ohio physicians who can recommend but not prescribe medical marijuana for 21 qualifying medical conditions, such as epilepsy and chronic pain.
  • Opioid use disorder is currently a qualifying condition in three other medical marijuana states: New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • He said marijuana impairs judgment, motor control and memory, and is linked to amotivational syndrome, which causes apathy and a decreased interest in activities.

Read full article: thecourier.com

This Weed in News: Legal Marijuana May Be on the Horizon in Thailand and Mexico; House Speaker Says CBD is A-OK | Marijuana

  • Thailand could become the first country in Asia to legalize medical cannabis, according to an Nov. 1, 2018, report in Time Magazine .
  • Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that the prohibition of marijuana is unconstitutional, effectively opening the door for legalization across the country.
  • Although the rulings do not constitute immediate legalization, the high court’s announcement will authorize Mexico’s newly elected president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Congress to reform laws, according to an Oct. 31, 2018, report by Marijuana Moment .
  • Supreme Court doesn’t seem likely to make a similar ruling as Mexico’s high court.

Read full article: marijuana.com

Stateside: State Board of Education race; CBD industry; WWII vets reflect on country’s past, present

  • Today, we’ll talk about the race that will fill two seats on Michigan’s State Board of Education.
  • Plus, as Veterans Day approaches, Stateside is taking the opportunity to sit down with a couple of America’s longest-living veterans and talk about their experiences in WWII and beyond.
  • Koby Levin of Chalkbeat Detroit joins us to discuss the race for two open seats on the Michigan State Board of Education.

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First FDA-approved marijuana-based drug now available in all 50 states

  • The first prescription drug made from marijuana is now available for prescription in all 50 states – a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law.
  • In June, the Food and Drug Administration approved the twice-daily oral medication, Epidiolex, to treat two rare forms of epilepsy that begin in childhood.
  • FDA officials said the drug reduced seizures when combined with older epilepsy drugs.
  • The FDA has previously approved synthetic versions of another cannabis ingredient for medical use, including severe weight loss in patients with HIV.
  • Before sales of Epidiolex can begin, the Drug Enforcement Administration must formally reclassify CBD into a different category of drugs that have federal medical approval.

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CBD is everywhere. But is it a scam?

  • Many argue that a provision in the 2014 farm bill allowing industrial hemp pilot programs, mostly aimed at the textile industry, actually makes non-THC use of cannabis legal; the much-delayed 2018 farm bill would make CBD and industrial hemp legal nationwide if passed as it stands.
  • It does not specify dosage but measures its CBD concentration in single drops; there are 100 drops per bottle, each containing 2.4 mg.
  • Microdosing means using very small amounts of very powerful drugs; sometimes, this can have extremely mild or even totally different effects from what is considered a full dose.
  • Another, using that same public speaking setup that CBD studies have used, found that anxiety treatments are particularly susceptible to the placebo effect, with 40 percent of placebo-treated patients showing a decrease in anxiety symptoms while tasked with speaking to a crowd.
  • Hudson Hemp began growing industrial hemp through a New York state pilot program that began in late 2017.

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CBS4 Investigates: Who’s monitoring and regulating CBD oil stores in Indiana?

  • Across town, former Rossville High School principal Michael Gick opened CBD Solutions in Plainfield.
  • CBD oil, which is extracted from hemp but has such low levels of THC that it does not get you high, is becoming a new medical phenomenon.
  • People use it for all sorts of reasons, swearing it helps those with epilepsy, attention deficit disorder–even cancer.
  • CBD oil products sold and bought in Indiana must contain .3 percent THC or less.

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5 Keys to Choosing The Best CBD Distributor

  • If you’re considering adding CBD oil to your business, look for these five factors.
  • Different extraction methods and different formulations lead to a huge variety of products and price ranges.
  • Unlike CBD isolates, full-spectrum CBD products contain a wide variety of beneficial cannabinoids, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, terpenes, flavonoids, and fiber that, when combined, produce enhanced results (also known as the entourage effect).
  • THC free: If it’s important to you to sell a family-friendly product that anyone can use, look for an oil that is THC free.

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CBD oil gains recognition, popularity – BizWest

  • Charles Weng had been in private practice as an internal medicine physician for almost two decades when he started researching cannabidiol, or CBD, as a treatment for pain.
  • Weng, whose practice, Baltimore Progressive Compassionate Care, is based in Baltimore, MD, started researching CBD products and talking to both doctors on the west coast who were already practicing cannabis-based medicine and to cannabis industry representatives in Colorado, including those at Functional Remedies in Boulder.
  • Weng has seen consistent positive results in patients who are treated with CBD and other cannabis-based treatments, but these products are not reimbursable by Medicare or Medicaid, which, he said, can make them difficult to afford for some of his patients, many of whom are older adults.
  • Ken Keidan, chief medical officer at Boulder Community Health.
  • While consumers have access to CBD and other medical marijuana products through businesses like Joy Organics, practices or clinics like Weng’s and medical marijuana dispensaries, it’s still unlikely to be prescribed by a physician in a hospital, said Keidan.

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CannTrust Invests $6 Million for 20% Stake in Australian Cannabis… (www.newcannabisventures.com)

  • Cannatrek is one of the first Australian vertically integrated enterprises to be awarded a cannabis research, cultivation, manufacturing, sales and import license by federal and state governments and is pioneering a world class 1.7 million sq. ft. greenhouse facility, which will position Cannatrek to be one of the lowest cost producers in Australia.
  • The current Australian industry is set to rapidly expand, which sets the CannTrust-Cannatrek strategic partnership in an industry leading position to supply both local and export demand.
  • CannTrust – a front-runner in the cannabis industry, a federally regulated licensed producer and proudly a Canadian company – is leading the Canadian and global market in producing standardized cannabis products.
  • Started as Canada’s only pharmacist-founded medical cannabis producer, CannTrust brings more than 40 years of pharmacy and healthcare experience to the medical cannabis industry.
  • CannTrust is ready for Cannabis 2.0, and is currently developing new products for future verticals that span the medical, recreational, beauty, wellness and pet markets.

Hemp struggles in first year, but advocates remain optimistic (www.gazettextra.com)

  • Willie Hughes was one of the Wisconsin farmers growing hemp legally for the first time in about seven decades, and he wanted his crop to thrive.
  • Hemp grown for CBD oil goes toward medicinal supplements and is significantly more lucrative than hemp grown for grain, netting between $20 and $45 per pound depending on its quality, Michael Fields Executive Director Perry Brown said.
  • Bryan Parr, a Legacy Hemp agronomist whose company is one of a handful of hemp seed providers for Wisconsin farmers, said many farmers used outdated planting equipment that buried seeds too deep.
  • Most of them also registered to do business during the inaugural year, and state farmers planted nearly 1,900 acres of hemp, DATCP spokeswoman Donna Gilson said.
  • Locally, the state issued three grower licenses to farmers in Rock County and nine in Walworth County.

The Difference Between CBD Oils For Humans And Dogs (thefreshtoast.com)

  • The simple answer is that the CBD oil itself is typically no different, except in dosages, but the FDA does have different package labeling requirements for human supplements versus pet ones.
  • It will relax the dog (or human), especially if made using high CBD cannabis versus hemp, but not to the point of passing out, unless you really give them a high dose.

Big Name Beauty Carrier Sephora Now Carries Lord Jones CBD Products (www.inquisitr.com)

  • Lord Jones has a high CBD oil-based lotion that’s grabbed the internet and celebrities by storm.
  • For those who are not familiar with what CBD is, it stands for cannabidiol, a compound found in marijuana plants that relieves pain, reduces anxiety, helps sleep, and more.
  • They love it not just for its herbal, citrusy scent, but because apparently the CBD oil seems to be doing wonders for everything from menstrual cramps to stiff muscles.
  • The product has zero THC; however, the anti-inflammatory properties of the CBD make it an option for post workout recovery and female menstrual cramps.

Legal cannabis market to be worth $146.4bn by 2025 (www.verdict.co.uk)

  • Earlier this month, Canada became the second country to fully legalise cannabis.
  • However, as well as the legalisation of recreation cannabis, market growth has also been attributed to the recent widespread proliferation of cannabidiol (CBD) oil products, with the reported benefits of CBD now more widely known.
  • This means that, even though recreational cannabis is not legal in the majority of countries, the attention its by-products are receiving from the health and wellbeing sector is leading to market growth.

Medical marijuana users left stranded as legalization pinches supply (globalnews.ca)

  • A week after recreational marijuana was legalized, cannabis supplies for medical users have almost vanished at one licenced producer.
  • Nanaimo, B.C.-based licensed producer Tilray had no medical cannabis available at mid-day Wednesday, though it had one oil for sale later in the afternoon.
  • It’s legally possible for producers to import medical marijuana (they can’t import recreational marijuana), because of uneasiness about the quality of the imported product, Fraser says.
  • Spectrum , Tweed’s medical division, still has a selection of gel caps, oils and dried flower, as does Aphria , though some of its strains are sold out.
  • Aurora  and WeedMD have a selection of oil and flower, as does Medreleaf , though many of its medical products are sold out.

7 Pivotal Moments in Cannabis History (www.civilized.life)

  • The History of Cannabis: The First 5,000 Years
  • 1830ish: O’Shaugnessy Discovers Pot Reduces Nausea
  • 1936: Reefer Madness Smokes the Issue
  • 1937: The Marihuana Tax Act
  • 1943: Jack Kerouac Gets Turned On
  • 1971: Nixon Declares War on Drugs
  • 1996: California Legalizes “Compassionate Use” of Weed
  • 2012: Colorado and Washington Become First Recreational Weed States

Duo to open Hamilton County’s first CBD dispensary (www.ibj.com)

  • A former electronic cigarette distribution executive and a local attorney plan to open Hamilton County’s first CBD dispensary later this month in Noblesville.
  • Called Vape and Wellness, the shop will take up 1,400 square feet at 170 Logan St. in the Riverplace Center shopping plaza, which also includes Kroger, Anytime Fitness, Great Clips and Little Caesars.
  • Co-owners Ian Hull and Alex Ostrovsky expect to open the shop’s doors by the end of the month.

Combining Binaural Beats and CBD (www.civilized.life)

  • A binaural beat is an auditory illusion perceived when two different tones with less than a 40 Hz difference between them are presented to a listener, one in each ear, through headphones.
  • When set to proper frequencies, these tones may increase focus , induce relaxation and creativity, and in some cases, promote lucid dreaming.
  • Your brain responds differently to specific sound frequencies, and binaural beats can help you achieve a specific brainwave state such as one of concentration, relaxation or meditation.
  • It would seem that this additional boost of relaxation from CBD would serve to increase the intensity of the effect from the binaural beats meditation.

7 Ways to Beat Stress at Work Using CBD Oil (www.civilized.life)

  • Research is showing more and more ways CBD oil benefits the body by helping to reduce pain, resulting in a wide range of positive effects.
  • As noted, CBD oil can help to both battle anxiety and to induce better mental clarity and focus.
  • Because CBD oil works to bring balance to the body by lowering anxiety and reducing stress-induced inflammation, it can be considered an effective aid in reducing anxiety, work-related stress and therefore oxidative stress.
  • While cannabis is known for inducing hunger, CBD oil actually can regulate appetite and help the digestive system function more optimally.

When Life Gives You Parkinson’s: The Search for Sleep — A Virgin Voyage with Cannabis Oil (globalnews.ca)

  • Some of us can’t get to sleep, some can’t stay asleep, while others are awaken by tremors, painful dystonia cramping or realistic nightmares.
  • (Both points seem especially relevant when you have a degenerative brain disease which is triggered by the lack of production of the brain chemical dopamine.)
  • One of my doctors suggested if I don’t get regular REM sleep, I am increasing my risk of a mental meltdown.
  • She had to do trial and error when figuring out her own regiment of CBD for her sleeping issues.
  • Parkinson Canada offers this resource for people with Parkinson’s who have sleep issues.

Opponents, supporters of Prop 2 press on in wake of medical marijuana compromise (www.parkrecord.com)

  • Critics argue that Utah’s Proposition 2, the statewide ballot initiative that would allow access to medical marijuana for terminally and chronically ill patients, would significantly increase recreational marijuana use.
  • To address those concerns, detractors and proponents of Proposition 2 have negotiated a compromise that would still allow for the use of medical marijuana by patients with a doctor’s recommendation.
  • Governor Gary Herbert said he would call the session to pass the legislation regardless of whether the initiative passes.
  • The compromise outlines regulations for the cultivation of medical marijuana, the processing of doctor’s recommendations and patient procurement of the drug.
  • Michelle McOmber, CEO of the Utah Medical Association, said there are several concerning elements in Proposition 2, including who can recommend a patient receive medical marijuana and a perceived lack of oversight for patients to gain access.

CBD Oil Market Share, Growth, Trend Analysis and Forecast 2023 (idareport.com)

  • Hemp oil extracts have traditionally been used around the globe as medicine.
  • Market Segment by Manufacturers, this report covers ENDOCA, Isodiol, Medical Marijuana, Aurora Cannabis, CBD American Shaman, Elixinol, Folium Biosciences, IRIE CBD and NuLeaf Naturals.
  • This report focuses on the CBD Oil in global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa.
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Global CBD Oil Market Analysis and Forecast Report 2018-2023 (talkinvestor.com)

  • Hemp oil extracts have traditionally been used around the globe as medicine.
  • Market Segment by Manufacturers, this report covers ENDOCA, Isodiol, Medical Marijuana, Aurora Cannabis, CBD American Shaman, Elixinol, Folium Biosciences, IRIE CBD and NuLeaf Naturals.
  • This report focuses on the CBD Oil in global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa.
  • Note: If you have any special requirements, please let us know and we will offer you the report as you want.

The Medical Community Is Changing the Way It Views Cerebral Palsy (themighty.com)

  • The conference is a series of courses and workshops for medical professionals to discuss the latest scientific research on the causes and effects of cerebral palsy.
  • Researchers and clinicians are beginning to view cerebral palsy from a lifespan perspective and study how people with CP progress through life physically, psychologically and socially.
  • One workshop I attended discussed how their study used the principles of participatory action research to develop the PEDI-PRO (Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory — Patient-Reported Outcome), an important measurement scale used in physical and occupational therapy.
  • For example, although one of the studies found that people with cerebral palsy who also have intellectual disabilities are less likely to live independently and have strong friendships as adults than people without ID, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for them.
  • There were multiple workshops on chronic pain; the one I attended discussed research investigating the origins of chronic pain in CP.
  • As an adult with cerebral palsy who lives with multiple forms of chronic pain, I was encouraged by how much researchers and clinicians care about addressing this issue.

Lexaria Bioscience: DehydraTECH Could Transform Oral Delivery In Cannabis, Nicotine, NSAIDs, And Vitamins (seekingalpha.com)

  • Source: Lexaria Bioscience Investor Presentation Lexaria’s patent on DehydraTECH currently covers the specific use of the technology for cannabinoids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and nicotine.
  • Despite the noise on their chart from their volatile trading range, Lexaria Biosciences has been steadily trending up since November 2017 (as can be seen above) and is set to benefit from a variety of industry trends across its most promising areas of operation; cannabis, nicotine, NSAIDs, and vitamins.
  • The results from the cannabis-focused testing Lexaria has been running over the past few years and the advantages DehydraTECH has over the current competition are set to capitalize on several trends and regulations that have been developing over the course of US state and Canadian legalization.
  • With the possibility of increased regulations on cigarettes and new restrictions on e-cigarettes, the demand for smoking cessation devices and nicotine alternatives would be expected to grow.
  • While $380K in free cash flow for a $140MM company is nothing impressive, it is a strong signal that the licensing-based revenue model is beginning to positively impact operations and is beginning to push the company closer to profitability; with the expectations of additional agreements to follow as Lexaria furthers refines DehydraTECH.
  • The onset of recreational sales in cannabis, the opioid crisis, and worldwide shifts away from smoking stand to act as strong catalysts for Lexaria in the coming years and could propel the company’s share price even further.

Hemp could be big in Minnesota if it overcomes legal hurdles (kticradio.com)

  • Hemp would be removed from the federal list of illegal drugs by one version of the upcoming 2018 federal Farm Bill.
  • If that language is passed, consumers would see hemp in products from clothing to cookies to cosmetics.
  • Because Minnesota’s climate is perfectly suited for growing hemp, said Vaubel, the once-illegal plant would join corn and soybeans as leading crops in Minnesota.
  • Demand for hemp will soar, Strohfus said, benefiting Minnesota farmers.

Why ANXIETY reaches an all-time high during menopause (www.dailymail.co.uk)

  • Anxiety is often cited as one of the distressing symptoms of menopause, with a quarter of women saying that they felt anxious during this time.
  • Changes in hormones levels, sleep disruption, daily stresses of life, views on body image and perceptions of loss of fertility can all play a part in how anxious an individual feels, which is why rates vary so much.
  • The researchers looked at comparisons of different types of symptoms such as depression, anxiety and sleep problems (psychological symptoms), pain and fatigue (somatic symptoms), hot flashes and night sweats (vasomotor symptoms) and sexual dysfunctions and bladder problems (urogenital symptoms).
  • The researchers measured the women’s rating of menopausal symptoms and psychological symptoms such as anxiety and depression.
  • St John’s Wort can improve the psychological and physical symptoms of menopause including hot flushes, low mood, anxiety, low sex drive and exhaustion.

Cannabis legalization not affecting Flames (calgarysun.com)

  • Recreational cannabis became legal everywhere in Canada on Wednesday but the major tenants of the Scotiabank Saddledome were not affected.
  • The National Hockey League and NHL Players’ Association has a joint drug-testing policy in place which sees regular testing among players.
  • That being said, in light of Canada’s legalization of cannabis, the NHL has indicated their policies would not be changing.
  • The other aspect is the fact cannabis is now legal in places where 13 NHL teams play and a topic of discussion for all 31 teams.
  • Treliving said there is a common-sense approach to the subject.

Salter: State Voters May Face a Different Kind of Marijuana Legalization Effort in 2020 – HottyToddy.com (hottytoddy.com)

  • As of this year, nine states and the District of Columbia – including Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington – have legalized the possession and recreational use of marijuana.
  • Other states, like Alabama and Mississippi, have laws on the books permitting the use of medical marijuana for severe epileptic conditions, but the drug remains practically and legally unobtainable due to red tape, conflicting state and federal laws, and an abundance of caution from healthcare professionals and law enforcement agencies.
  • Still, the parents of children that 2014 law (and a subsequent amendment) still wait today for a clear path to legally buy cannabis oil for their epileptic children.
  • After enduring cancer and an aggressive chemotherapy regimen last year that brought with it months of constant nausea and other maladies, my mind is open to hearing the group out.

SALTER: State voters may face a different kind of marijuana legalization effort in 2020 (yallpolitics.com)

  • As of this year, nine states and the District of Columbia – including Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington – have legalized the possession and recreational use of marijuana.
  • Other states, like Alabama and Mississippi, have laws on the books permitting the use of medical marijuana for severe epileptic conditions, but the drug remains practically and legally unobtainable due to red tape, conflicting state and federal laws, and an abundance of caution from healthcare professionals and law enforcement agencies.
  • Still, the parents of children that 2014 law (and a subsequent amendment) still wait today for a clear path to legally buy cannabis oil for their epileptic children.
  • After enduring cancer and an aggressive chemotherapy regimen last year that brought with it months of constant nausea and other maladies, my mind is open to hearing the group out.

Weed is legal in Canada — but a majority of pot users still want to keep it ‘hush hush’: Ipsos poll (globalnews.ca)

  • According to an exclusive survey for Global News by Ipsos Reid, six in 10 respondents said they wouldn’t be comfortable using cannabis in public spaces and more than half indicated they do not plan on telling people they smoke it.
  • The survey also found that among cannabis users, women, people living in the Atlantic provinces, medical marijuana users and those aged 18-34 are more likely to say that even after pot legalization, they won’t be comfortable using it in public spaces.
  • Simon Grigenas, the CEO of BRNT Designs (a high-end cannabis accessories company that makes things like ceramic bongs and concrete pipes) said although his business has been growing, the cannabis stigma remains.
  • Melissa,  a geographer who lives in Winnipeg, said she started using medical marijuana — specifically CBD oil — this year to help cope with stress and anxiety.
  • Melissa said she told friends, family and colleagues about it, and because she was using it medically and responsibly, she had positive feedback.

Cannabis: New era begins in Canada as prohibition officially ends (montrealgazette.com)

  • Today’s the day 95 years of cannabis prohibition finally comes to an end in Canada.
  • Starting today, adults will be able to buy recreational cannabis in Quebec in government-run outlets called the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC).
  • In-store customers who look younger than 25 will have to show ID upon entry.
  • The SQDC gave the media a preview on Tuesday of what you’ll be seeing in SQDC outlets.

Nemus Bioscience: A Promising Medical Marijuana Play (seekingalpha.com)

  • The approval of epidiolex by the FDA for GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: GWPH ) was a crucial moment in the history of the development of cannabinoid drugs.
  • They need to secure financing for the long drawn-out process of drug development and approval at a time when they have little or no income from selling products.
  • Its share price has risen since this despite the general fall in the market.
  • The company and the university in partnership are, in fact, the only body allowed under Federal law to grow cannabis for research purposes.
  • Its latest results in Phase 2 testing in July this year for Dravet syndrome were promising.
  • Big Pharma, though, is undergoing a trend of buying up small development companies rather than developing new drugs in-house.

Former Red Bull CEO launches detox shot Sober Up that claims to CURE your hangover (www.thesun.co.uk)

  • WE’VE all downed pints of water trying to banish our banging headaches after drinking too much.
  • Take it before, during or after drinking to help prevent a hangover.
  • The cheapest package is ‘The Weekend Pack’, which gets you three bottles for $9.99 (£7.56).
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the main ingredients in medical marijuana.

What exactly is medical marijuana, and how will Jamaica develop the requisite medical standards? (www.stlucianewsonline.com)

  • Horticulturalist and researcher Dr Machel Emanuel examines marijuana plants in the greenhouse at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus.
  • Then three months ago her search for an alternative medicine led her to CBD oil, an extract from the ganja plant.
  • Medical marijuana refers to the use of the cannabis plant to relieve symptoms or treat ailments.
  • While there are no globally accepted guidelines yet for using marijuana as medicine, Israel is the industry’s ‘Promised Land’ as it has long pioneered medical marijuana research and innovation.
  • All this has been possible due to Israel’s well-coordinated ecosystem of cannabis researchers, farmers, entrepreneurs, pharmaceutical industry and government policies.

Pot for pets: Owners hoping for more access to cannabis products (montrealgazette.com)

  • When changing the cat’s diet didn’t help, Johnson decided to try CBD oil, which she ordered online from a legal cannabis dispensary in Vancouver.
  • Within a couple of days, Mandarin chilled out and soon we were seeing regrowth.
  • The young woman mentioned a product she’d seen in Vancouver called Petz Oil, which contains hemp seed and cannabis oil and is made for pets.
  • Johnson ordered some online from Vancouver’s Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary.

Best deals for Oct. 15: Save on Sony headphones, 4K TVs, iPads, CBD oil, Keurigs, Crock-Pots, and more (mashable.com)

  • 15: Save on Sony headphones, 4K TVs, iPads, CBD oil, Keurigs, Crock-Pots, and more.
  • Meanwhile, there are a number of deals on sound bars for your home entertainment system, such as Samsung’s  2.1 channel 300w sound bar system , which is on sale for $198.00.
  • Amazon’s streaming and home security devices are also on sale, including save $40 on Echo Spot and Amazon Cloud Cam and save up to $40 on two select Kids Edition products .

Cannabis health products are everywhere – but do they live up to the hype? (www.theguardian.com)

  • As well as ingestible CBD (also sold as hemp or cannabis oils or capsules) the compound has become a buzzword among upmarket skincare brands such as CBD of London .
  • Unsurprisingly, there isn’t much CBD in recreational cannabis strains such as purple haze or wild afghan; it is far richer in hemp plants.
  • You need to differentiate, he says, between the extremely high doses of pharmaceutical-grade pure CBD that participants in the handful of successful studies were given and the dietary supplements available over the counter or online.
  • Sativex has been available in the UK since 2010 and uses THC and CBD to treat spasticity in multiple sclerosis .
  • More than 100 customers gave Jacob Hooy CBD+ Oil five stars, with a few saying they always noticed if they missed a dose (presumably this made them less relaxed, although they did not reveal what they were taking it for), while 93 people gave it one star, saying it did nothing, or was too weak.

All the potential red flags for investors in IGC, the pot stock that jumped 1,000% in three months (www.marketwatch.com)

  • A look at press releases from the last year shows a clear pattern of repeatedly entering the latest hot market.
  • IGC went public on May 13, 2005 , led by Ram Mukunda , who has since served as chairman of the board, CEO and president.
  • Mukunda was previously founder and CEO of a company called Startec Global Communications, according to a biography on his company website.
  • IGC has received nine late-filing notices from the New York Stock Exchange in just the past three years, prompting the SEC to ask over and over when it is going to comply with the rules.
  • The sole institutional investor in the top seven is hedge fund Citadel Advisors LLC, which owned about 115,000 shares as of June 30, or 0.3% of the shares outstanding, according to the most recent 13F filing with the SEC.
  • Rohit Goel, based in Delhi, India, became IGC’s principal accounting officer in September 2017, according to the company’s website.

Pharmacy delivers personal care and good advice (www.myhorrynews.com)

  • Susan Pate passed a whole lot of drug stores between her home in Barefoot Resort and Carolina Forest Pharmacy in Forest Village Plaza.
  • That service includes free options the typical pharmacy doesn’t offer.
  • One of those services is a free box of glucose test strips for customers diagnosed with diabetes, with the full transfer of their prescription profile.
  • One of the store’s services, and the one Tate was most interested in, is compounding.

Is THC an Effective Sleep Aid? | Ganjapreneur (www.ganjapreneur.com)

  • Even the National Academy of Sciences cannot find enough cannabis studies to determine whether marijuana has therapeutic benefits for sleep disorders.
  • More conclusive evidence exists to demonstrate the therapeutic benefits of cannabis on chronic pain.
  • While the study demonstrated that THC shows promise as a short-term treatment for the symptoms of sleep apnea, the small study size has limitations.
  • Since Sativex is available in some countries, researchers can examine its effects on other conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis.

10 potential red flags for investors in India Globalization Capital, the pot stock that jumped 1000% in three months (www.marketwatch.com)

  • IGC went public on May 13, 2005 , led by Ram Mukunda , who has since served as chairman of the board, CEO and president.
  • Mukunda was previously founder and CEO of a company called Startec Global Communications, according to a biography on his company website.
  • The company had still not held a shareholder meeting by December 2017, and it got another notice from the SEC asking when it would comply with its exchange’s rules.
  • Six of the top seven shareholders, who own a combined 16.5% of all shares outstanding, are IGC’s six executive officers and directors, as named in the company’s latest annual report filing .
  • The sole institutional investor in the top seven is hedge fund Citadel Advisors LLC, which owned about 115,000 shares as of June 30, or 0.3% of the shares outstanding, according to the most recent 13F filing with the SEC.
  • Rohit Goel, based in Delhi, India, became IGC’s principal accounting officer in September 2017, according to the company’s website.

The BAK Portfolio: Moving Beyond Canadian Cannabis (seekingalpha.com)

  • My long-term investment goal is to make enough money on the stock market to allow me to buy more rental properties, with the end result of an early retirement funded by my monthly rental income.
  • Licensed providers such as Canopy Growth ( CGC ), Aurora Cannabis ( OTCQX:ACBFF ) and Tilray ( TLRY ) have seen their market cap explode in recent months, mostly due to the Canadian legislatures vote to legalize and Constellation Brands ( STZ ) $4 billion investment in Canopy Growth.
  • To capitalize on this opportunity, I’ve decided to take profits from my two largest Canadian positions (Canopy Growth and Aurora) and initiate new positions in companies operating in the United States.
  • Like most investors in the industry, I was eagerly anticipating the IPO of Canadian licensed producer Tilray ( TLRY ).
  • Using the profits from my Tilray trades, as well as the profits I trimmed from Aurora and Canopy, I initiated a position in a number of companies focusing on the U.S. market.
  • MPX is a vertically integrated cannabis producer with operations in Arizona, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maryland, with plans to expand into New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and the Canadian province of Ontario.

In a Trademark Win for MoMA, the New York Tea Shop MoMaCha Is Changing Its Name (news.artnet.com)

  • New York’s Museum of Modern Art is pushing ahead with its lawsuit against a Lower East Side tea shop and art gallery called  Momacha,  which it accuses of infringing on the museum’s trademark name and logo.
  • Momacha also claimed that the name MoMA was not famous enough to be recognized by the general public.
  • It also added notes on its website that it had no affiliation with the museum.
  • The MoMA sign, left, and the new Momacha logo, adjusted after MoMA’s initial complaint.

New York vegan restaurant transforms into a CANNABIS cafe with sweets (www.dailymail.co.uk)

  • Toast CBD oils – which come in original and cold-pressed orange varieties – are vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free and naturally-processed, with the company’s CEO Punit Seth describing them as a ‘sophisticated’ offering.
  • ‘We’ve paired the highest quality of this magical oil with raw cacao, cacao butter, date paste, Himalayan sea salt and that’s it,’ the aptly-named Edibles description explains.
  • According to the brand’s website, CBD oil provides a good vegan alternative to beeswax, a common ingredient in many mascaras, and also gives a ‘creamy texture’ for ‘smoother application’ and ‘tug-free removal’.
  • An alternative to CBD oil is hemp oil – a key ingredient in this product.
  • Described as a ‘powerful, natural, and fast-acting OTC pain relief solution’, the $15.99 ointment contains pure hemp oil, emu oil, coconut oil, and olive oil, making it a wonderful natural solution for any muscle or joint pain.

Wayne County businessman sees big future in hemp (www.fltimes.com)

  • Cannabidiol oil, or CBD, has been identified as beneficial in areas such as pain management and epilepsy, Weed said.
  • Savannah-based Pure Functional Foods, which received the first hemp-processing license in New York state, is turning hemp seeds into protein powders that he said are nothing less than a super food — a healthy protein source with all the essential amino acids the body needs.
  • Times have changed, and hemp is making a comeback across the nation and in New York, where Gov.

Experts are saying, “CBD is the Most Effective Medicine of All Time” – Live Trading News (www.livetradingnews.com)

  • Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 60 naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant.
  • CBD oil is known mainly because of its anxiolytic, antidepressant, antipsychotic, anticonvulsive, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, pain relieving and neuroprotective properties.
  • CBD targets the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is in the nervous system, and includes the cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1), although there are other known targets within the nervous system.
  • Frequently, people are concerned about the stigma associated with consuming a cannabis-related compound.

Getting ‘High’ With A Cannabis-Related Investment In Psychemedics (seekingalpha.com)

  • I was quite surprised several months ago when members of my stock club, which has taken anti-pharma, anti-alcohol, and anti-tobacco investment stances, suggested investing in the cannabis industry.
  • We suspect employers may become more stringent in enforcement of their policies concerning illicit drug usage once cannabis is legal.
  • The country’s legislative bodies passed laws requiring all professional drivers in the transportation industry to take and pass a hair drug test when applying for or renewing licenses.
  • From a completely different angle, I’m curious whether my investment club will be attracted to the potential growth of Psychemedics’ testing specifically for a society with legalized cannabis.
  • Hesitant and cautious patients, such as half of the members of my stock club, could easily become customers.
  • Additional disclosure: I belong to an investment club with some members interested in the potential growth of the cannabis industry while others are adamantly opposed to investing in it.

Cannabis for pets: Is CBD good for animals? (www.lcsun-news.com)

  • For the past year, Muertas has sold CBD products manufactured by Biokinetic Labs, and she says many of her customers at Big Daddy’s Flea Market and the 420 Festival are giving CBD to their cats and dogs to relieve pain and anxiety.
  • As for her own animals, Muertas said her veterinarian, unable to prescribe it formally, nonetheless approved her use of CBD for Fatboy and Poppy.
  • A growing customer base testifies anecdotally to CBD’s benefits for pain, anxiety and emotional disorders, seizures and a variety of more serious conditions.
  • Most of these claims remain unverified, but this summer the U.S.
  • Food and Drug Administration approved a CBD prescription drug , Epidiolex, to treat two rare forms of epilepsy.
  • This happens when trace elements of THC present in a product with CBD derived from cannabis build up in a person’s system.

MediPets CBD Pet Treats Offer Cats and Dogs Stress and Anxiety Relief | Ganjapreneur (www.ganjapreneur.com)

  • MIAMI, FL September 14, 2018 — MediPets CBD Pet Treats for dogs and cats offers pets a delicious snack made from all-natural industrial hemp CBD.
  • Dogs and cats love these CBD pet treats which give them a measured dose of high-quality CBD in a delicious flavored treat that they will enjoy.
  • MediPets understands that cats and dogs need CBD to help with a variety of ailments, just like their human counterparts.

First Coast Foodies: Lucy’s Sweet Shop to sell Jaguars inspired milkshake this Saturday (www.firstcoastnews.com)

  • JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – Located in the heart of Jax Beach, Lucy’s Sweet Shop is a local favorite known for serving up delicious custom cookies and cakes.
  • Ballinger is a self-taught baker and started in her own kitchen just six years ago.
  • Her creativity doesn’t just stop at the cookies, she’s also known for her custom-made milkshakes.

People reach for CBD to treat pain and host of other symptoms ()

  • Mandelaro reached for CBD to find relief from the chronic arthritis pain she has endured for twelve to fifteen years, but said she did her homework first.
  • The clients, she said, reported a 98 percent success rate in reducing symptoms of migraine, plantar fasciitis, insomnia, anxiety, arthritis, diabetes, autism, and seizure disorder.
  • Some of his patients have reported improvement in pain and neurological symptoms, but Kalia cautioned that these reports are anecdotal.

Coca-Cola containing legal cannabis? This could soon be a thing (inews.co.uk)

  • Before you all rush to dig out your Cypress Hill hoodies, Coca-Cola is keen to emphasise that the proposed range of marijuana-infused drinks would be aimed at those suffering from physical issues such as chronic pain, not fizzy-drink fans in search of a legal high.
  • In addition, there are scores of CBD products on the shelves, including teas, sweets, chocolates, juices and even ketchup and pesto.
  • They can buy a cannabis coconut oil, to cook with, spread on toast, or stir into coffee, for £34.99, and a CBD water, Love Hemp, at £1.99 for a 500ml bottle.
  • Although there is concern over CBD sweets that are attractive to children, companies such as EV8Life sell gummies, chocolate bars and lollies, from £2, as well as drinks and beauty products, all infused with CBD.
  • Chocolate Two US brands, CBD and Défoncé, contain THC and CBD.

Cannabinoid CBD: What? It’s just a little oil (manchesterinklink.com)

  • Over the past several years, FDA has issued several warning letters to firms that market unapproved new drugs that allegedly contain cannabidiol (CBD).
  • As part of these actions, FDA has tested the chemical content of cannabinoid compounds in some of the products, and many  were found to not contain the levels of CBD they claimed to contain.
  • Consumers should beware purchasing and using any such products.
  • Lastly, using Hemp CBD is a grey area with the FDA right now.

Florida MTs Show You How to Promote a CBD Massage Experience to Tourists (www.massagemag.com)

  • One way to get more vacationers into your massage practice is to promote your cannabidiol (CBD) related services.
  • A massage school educator and CE provider, Pugh shares that there are also a few things you can do that can help draw in people who are on vacation.
  • Share this information so prospective clients can see the value that CBD can potentially provide.
  • This offers social proof that can help them feel more comfortable with making the decision to get a CBD massage.
  • CBD can be an effective way to get more vacationers through your door, and to introduce them to the relaxing benefits of CBD massage.

‘I feel betrayed by my company,’ TTC subway operator barred while using medicinal cannabis | CBC News (www.cbc.ca)

  • A Toronto subway train operator says she’s been forced off medicinal cannabis by the TTC and back on opioids, even though her doctor thinks cannabis is the best treatment for her chronic pain.
  • Ellaine Farrell, 59 , who has suffered from two herniated discs in her lower back and fibromyalgia, says the TTC offered her other non-safety sensitive positions if she wanted to stay on medicinal cannabis, but they came with a big pay cut.
  • If she wants to continue operating a subway train, she must not take the opioid medications within eight hours of starting her shift, the TTC told her.
  • The TTC says an independent medical expert has advised the transit agency not to allow any employee in a safety sensitive position, like Farrell, to use any form of cannabis, because they could get intoxicated.
  • Farrell’s doctor says the CBD oil she was taking would not have made her intoxicated because it has negligible amounts of THC, the psychoactive chemical in cannabis.

Destination spas put cannabis on the menu (www.heraldtribune.com)

  • More hotels and resorts plan to offer cannabis-based menu items and wellness treatments, as laws around the country relax toward medicinal and recreational use of the drug.
  • Jessica Schupack, a Los Angeles resident who works in marketing is a regular at the Hollywood Roosevelt, where she loves ordering the mojito ($18) infused with cannabidiol (CBD), a nonintoxicating compound found in the cannabis plant.
  • The Hollywood Roosevelt began offering the mojito earlier this year, and at the same time, also introduced three CBD desserts: a lemon bar with frozen yogurt and a raspberry crumble, a green apple Bavarian cream and a yogurt panna cotta with macerated berries.
  • The Thompson Seattle is behind two dinners where different strains of marijuana (this time with THC) were paired with food.

Local Store Continues to Sell CBD Oil, Despite Pharmacy Board Ruling ()

  • While some stores are pulling CBD or Cannabidiol products from their shelves following a state pharmacy board directive,  one local store continues to sell it.
  • In a late August ruling, the pharmacy board said the only legal way for CBD Oil to be sold in the state is through a dispensary licensed by Ohio’s new medical marijauana program, which was supposed to start September 8 but has been plagued by delays.
  • The president of Seven Grains Natural Market in Tallmadge thinks the board’s notice has no merit.

CBD Oil is a Multibillion-Dollar Industry. But is the Supplement Right For You? (futurism.com)

  • Already, some studies suggest CBD could lessen anxiety, help with pain, reduce the proliferation of breast cancer cells, or even – as was seen in a recent study from King’s College London – reduce abnormal brain function in people with psychosis.
  • It is estimated that CBD oil is a $1-2 billion industry already, and growing fast.
  • Tell your doctor about all medicines you may be on before consuming CBD to avoid negative reactions.

Why the big cosmetics buzz is all about CBD oil (www.cosmeticsdesign.com)

  • The recent Cosmoprof North America event was the platform for a packed presentation about cannabis in cosmetics.
  • Denise is the co-founder and managing partner of the Benchmarking Company and during the presentation she shared her significant insight into the category, highlighted by using market research her team has conducted to find out more about the perception of this type of product in the public eye.
  • James Kennedy bought his expertise from the brand perspective.

CannabisNewsWire Announces Publication on Superior Hemp-Derived, CBD Formulations Ready for Global Recognition in Nutraceutical, Pharmaceutical Sectors (globenewswire.com)

  • (OTCQB: ETST), a client of CNW that offers the highest purity and quality high-grade full spectrum cannabinoid oil on the market.
  • (OTC: ETST)  is intent on becoming a global leader in the research, development and sale of hemp-derived, CBD-based pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and dietary supplements.
  • All forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain as they are based on current expectations and assumptions concerning future events or future performance of the company.
  • These risks and uncertainties could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.

Hemp CBD v. Medical Marijuana (www.news-journalonline.com)

  • What tends to trip many consumers up is how hemp CBD oil is different than medical marijuana.
  • The main difference between the two is hemp CBD oil contains trace amounts or no THC – the part of the marijuana plant that causes the high feeling – while medical marijuana has notable amounts of THC.
  • Hemp CBD oil can be bought over the counter at smoke shops, CBD shops and at various convenience stores.
  • The oil can be bought in a variety of different forms including oil, dip, flower – to roll in papers like tobacco – dog treats, gummies, salves and food products like honey sticks or lollipops.
  • The oil is used to treat a variety of different ailements including trouble sleeping, pain, seizures and anxiety.

Hemp CBD v. Medical Marijuana (www.news-journalonline.com)

  • What tends to trip many consumers up is how hemp CBD oil is different than medical marijuana.
  • The main difference between the two is hemp CBD oil contains trace amounts or no THC – the part of the marijuana plant that causes the high feeling – while medical marijuana has notable amounts of THC.
  • Hemp CBD oil can be bought over the counter at smoke shops, CBD shops and at various convenience stores.
  • The oil can be bought in a variety of different forms including oil, dip, flower – to roll in papers like tobacco – dog treats, gummies, salves and food products like honey sticks or lollipops.
  • The oil is used to treat a variety of different ailements including trouble sleeping, pain, seizures and anxiety.

CBD shop opens in DeForest (www.hngnews.com)

  • A new shop in DeForest is selling the controversial product cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating extract of the marijuana plant that’s billed as a diverse health supplement.
  • CBD oil – marketed as a cure-all for many ailments including depression, aches and pains – is gaining popularity in the U.S. alongside changing attitudes toward medicinal marijuana, and the American Shaman store in DeForest is the most recent local option for shoppers.
  • He decided the product was worth the entrepreneurial risk, and after contacting DeForest village offices and law enforcement, Dorn opened up shop.
  • The legality of selling CBD products is forbidden except by physicians and pharmacies, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, although the distributers appear to be operating in a legal gray area.

Kimberton Whole Foods customers learn the basics and wellness benefits of hemp oil (www.pottsmerc.com)

  • Kimberton Whole Foods of Collegeville hosted a Hemp Oil Basics Workshop recently to help customers answer just that and learn about the different uses of the hemp plant.
  • The supermarket chain sells a line of hemp oil extract products called Charlotte’s Web and two representatives of the company presented at the workshop.
  • Farm Bill was passed and had a major effect on hemp production in the U.S.
  • Both hemp and marijuana come from the Cannabis sativa plant but are two different varieties of the plant, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens.
  • Winner said another way that Charlotte’s Web provides quality products is by using cannabinoids found in the whole hemp plant.

Galvin Road hemp shop to sell CBD oil (www.omaha.com)

  • American Shaman, a store that sells hemp-based oils, lotions, capsules and other hemp products is scheduled to open Friday at 1503 Galvin Road S.
  • Among its products is Cannabidiol oil, popularly known as CBD oil, which has been at the forefront of national efforts to legalize medicinal marijuana.
  • Medical authorities remain skeptical about the touted benefits of marijuana- or hemp-based medicinal products, although a growing body of anecdotal evidence from people claiming to have benefited from CBD oil has kept the issue alive.
  • A letter to Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, from American Shaman attorney Sean Pickett, said Queen’s products are similar to many commonly sold hemp-based products.

Ohio Defines Its Position on CBD (www.jdsupra.com)

  • The board issued 56 provisional licenses in June of this year, granting licensees six months to build out their facilities and meet all obligations in state law and rules.
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What is CBD oil? The uses, benefits and risks (www.netdoctor.co.uk)

  • Unlike the most well-known cannabinoid , tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC), CBD is not psychoactive, meaning that it won’t make you ‘high’ – the sensation most commonly associated with cannabis.
  • There are strict restrictions in place with regard to CBD oil’s THC content: for CBD oil to be legal in the UK, it must contain no more than 0.2 per cent THC, and the THC must not be easily separated from it.
  • Back in 2011, a study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology found that when people with generalised social anxiety disorder (SAD) were given 600mg of CBD oil prior to a public speaking test, as opposed to a placebo, they experienced significantly less anxiety, difficulty and discomfort during their speech.
  • Many studies have examined CBD oil’s antidepressant-like effects.
  • In fact, a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that CBD oil inhibited the production of sebum in the sebaceous glands in the skin.

Ohio Defines Its Position on CBD | Lexology (www.lexology.com)

  • The Ohio Board of Pharmacy declared that over-the-counter sales of cannabidiol (CBD) are illegal, despite the substance’s current widespread availability in grocery, health, and other non-licensed stores across the state.
  • This means that CBD sales are now only legal in Ohio from state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries .
  • The problem, however, is that no state medicinal marijuana licenses have yet been issued, even though Ohio approved medical marijuana in 2016, and may not be until 2019, due to the state’s regulatory delays.
  • Michigan regulators have also said that CBD products are legal only within the medical marijuana regulatory framework, which has driven CBD producers out of state.

Letter: Columnists have rushed to judgment of CBD (www.dispatch.com)

  • Op-ed columnists Benton Bodamer and Rachel Friedman provided their views on the regulation of cannabidiol in Sunday’s Dispatch.
  • Only 8 percent of investigational drugs that start testing in humans become FDA-approved.
  • Over many decades, the experience of those in medicine has shown that anecdotes and appeals to popularity have misled many and harmed patients.
  • Anecdotes which represent coincidence but pass for causation fall far short of this standard and do not provide a comprehensive picture.

HYDRO INFUSED CBD WATER: Huge Potential Benefits For Millions of Athletes (www.nasdaq.com)

  • (OTC:HIPH) BREAKING NEWS: LALPINA HYDRO CBD WATER can go a long way towards administering doses of cannabinoid (CBD) for those who deal with chronic ailments such as, inflammation, pain and anxiety disorders.
  • There are also huge potential benefits for athletes who may not only use LALPINA to hydrate, but also to minimize the inflammation, pain, and stress that physical activity places on the body.
  • Research has shown that in addition to physical effects, CBD could have positive effects on well-being, reduction in anxiety, and a tangible impact on mental recovery, all traits that have appeal to athletes at all levels and could lead to CBD infused water becoming part of athletes regimen.
  • The Company has been working with The Brewer Group (www.thebrewergroup.com) and CEO Jack Brewer to help recruit current and retired professional athletes to promote LALPINA Hydro and LALPINA Hydro CBD beverages.
  • Based on the demand that the Company has received for it’s LALPINA HYDRO CBD beverage, the Company has had exploratory discussions about developing a THC infused hydrogen infused beverage.

The Complete CBD Oil FAQ Guide (www.organicauthority.com)

  • CBD oil or cannabidiol oil is a substance derived from the hemp or cannabis plant containing high amounts of the cannabinoid cannabidiol.
  • Most CBD oil comes from industrial hemp rather than psychoactive marijuana strains; while the two plants are related, industrial hemp does not contain nearly as much psychoactive tetrahydrocannabiol, another cannabinoid better known as THC.
  • In Colorado, where the growth of both industrial hemp and cannabis is legal, you can find some of the best certified organic CBD, and while technically it is illegal companies to sell this product across state lines , some startups are taking advantage of loopholes and selling it online.
  • Claims have surfaced pointing to the possibility that CBD is more effective when taken in a 1:1 ratio with THC; this contributes to rumors that CBD oil produced from industrial hemp is less effective than CBD oil produced from cannabis.

Hemp shop owner says CBD oil will remain on shelves (www.toledoblade.com)

  • Despite an advisory from the state pharmacy board stating that CBD oil — a non-intoxicating substance derived from hemp — has always been illegal in Ohio, the owner of a Toledo shop that has sold CBD products for years has no plans to pull them from his shelves.
  • The Toledo Hemp Center offers more than 300 products made from hemp, a strain of the marijuana plant that contains less of the psychoactive compound THC, but owner Kevin Spitler said most of his customers come in looking for cannabidiol, or CBD, to help with medical ailments.
  • In a statement two weeks ago, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy said CBD oil is illegal unless it’s sold under the state’s medical marijuana program.
  • It does not get users high and helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, and inflammation, Mr.