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CBD’s Star Set to Rise in the Face of a Pandemic

The novel Coronavirus may have wiped out whole industries in the long tail of its economic cyclone, yet it has shaken up others, leaving them ripe for the kind of innovation that only a crisis of this magnitude can catalyse. One industry that is primed for exponential growth in the wake of the pandemic is that of cannabis, specifically cannabidiol...

Cannabis: The Origin Story

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From the sites where prehistoric hunters and gatherers lived, to ancient China and Viking ships, cannabis has been used across the world for millennia. Before marijuana became illegal, it had a long history of human use - both recreationally and medicinally, likely starting in Asia around 500 BC. Let's take a closer look at the history of cannabis.  History of...

Can CBD Treat Depression in Elephants?

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Zookeepers at Poland’s Warsaw Zoo are going to be putting this to the test in a new research initiative. They have announced their new project in which they will test whether CBD oil can reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression exhibited in elephants. And the main question is, can CBD treat depression in elephants? This comes after the herd’s...

Malta has Run Out of Weed

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There are roughly 400 000 adult and medical cannabis consumers on the Mediterranean archipelago. These consumers have been left frustrated in their search for cannabis as Malta is in the middle of one of the driest seasons they have experienced. Unfortunately for consumers on the archipelago, Malta has run out of weed! “So much for the medical hub of...

Weed Vending Machine a Reality in Colorado

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Colorado’s Strawberry Fields dispensary in Pueblo is the first in the American state to get their hands on a weed vending machine. The modern world, with some help from COVID-19, is becoming a place where you can buy your groceries and other necessities without having to endure face-to-face contact. It could soon become a common reality, particularly in legal...

Cancer Cells and Cannabis – New Research

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As the body of research grows around cannabis, more places are making medicinal allowances for the plant. The plant has been accepted for a limited number of conditions, however, cannabis in the sphere of cancer is currently only accepted for addressing chemotherapy-induced nausea.  New evidence has emerged out of the University of Newcastle in Australia, digging deeper into the anti-cancer...

Your Brain on Terpenes

We have understood terpenes outside of cannabis for some time, as it is key for the food, cosmetics, fragrance and pharmaceutical industries. Now it’s time for us to start recognising and using these compounds to our benefit.  Terpenes are the largest class of phytonutrients in green foods and grains - these are the same compounds that contribute to the cannabis...

What Makes Portugal’s Drug Policy Work

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From the late ’80s until the early 2000’s Portugal was battling a health crisis among its citizens. HIV rates were high due to drug-related consumption. HIV rates were rising rapidly and this negatively impacted an otherwise good period for the country. Many countries have done their best to curb drug consumption throughout history. A war on drugs essay summarises the...

Argentina Says Yes to Cannabis Sales and Home Grows

As of the 15th of July 2020, Argentina will now allow the home cultivation of cannabis, as well as the sale of cannabis oils and topicals in pharmacies - none of which was legal under their existing laws. Medical cannabis patients will now also be able to access their medicine free of charge.  These new regulations were drafted by the...

What Happens to Spiders When You Give Them Cannabis?

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It’s common knowledge that animals of all kinds are owed a lot of credit for their contribution to science. This includes spiders, who have been used in intoxicant related studies as far back as 1948. Here German zoologists and pharmacologists collaborated to understand the web-building ability of arachnids. So what happens to spiders when you give them cannabis?  NASA then...

Combie KS Classic

A stash bag, although handy and necessary to cannabis connoisseurs, can be a bit of a nuisance. It would make much more sense for...

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