Month: May 2019

CBD May Reduce Alcohol Consumption and Its Harmful Effects, Study Says

Cannabidiol (CBD), the widely available cannabinoid touted for review, may have the potential to help people with serious alcohol issues, according to a new review of current scientific evidence. Not only does cannabidiol appear to “facilitate drinking reduction,” the paper’s authors write, but research also shows the compound “may provide idiosyncratic protection to the liver […]

Study Disputes Earlier Research Suggesting Cannabis Elevates Stroke Risk

A May 2019 study suggests that cannabis use was not an independent ischemic risk factor, contradicting previous research. Strokes cause approximately 1 out of every 20 deaths in the United States each year, claiming the life of one American every four minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Considering around 87% […]

5 Tips for Effectively Marketing Your Cannabis Business Online

Online marketing is a daunting world, made considerably difficult with the limitations imposed on cannabis companies. Many of the largest online marketing services and social media platforms still don’t allow marijuana businesses to advertise. “When it comes to advertising the cannabis industry, options are extremely limited,” said Jared Leighty, Manager of Field Development at Weedmaps. […]

Hearing begins for NV marijuana businesses claiming state licensing bias

Published 1 min ago Attorneys for dozens of Nevada marijuana businesses began a multiday hearing before a judge they’re asking to temporarily freeze new dispensary licenses in the state’s booming recreational cannabis market. MJ firms that lost bids for new licenses last December are challenging the criteria and personnel the state used to score […]

The Best Full-Spectrum CBD Oils, 1:1 CBD-THC Tinctures, and CBD Vape Oil

For the uninitiated — and even for the well-versed and all in between — navigating the ever-expanding world of cannabidiol (CBD) products can at times feel overwhelming. But Weedmaps News’ list of the best full-spectrum CBD oil, the best CBD vape oil, and the best 1:1 CBD oil will get you where you need to […]

Colorado will allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana in lieu of opioids

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a measure that will allow physicians to recommend medical cannabis in lieu of opioids. The move could buoy sales of medical marijuana, which have declined as purchases of adult-use cannabis have soared. The new law is scheduled to go into effect Aug. 2, the Denver Post reports. In 2017, 3.7 million opioid […]

Utah governor blasts Feds for inaction on cannabis banking, medical research

Published 1 min ago Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said the federal government “oughta be ashamed” for its “lack of action and attention” on cannabis policy reform, including steps to encourage marijuana banking and medical research. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Thursday that Herbert, a Republican, said Utah’s medical marijuana program faces policies that hinder doctors from […]

How Much Does CBD Oil Cost? What You Need to Know

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is one of the hottest wellness trends of 2019, with formulas popping up in nail salons, spas, big-box retailers, and health stores throughout the U.S.. Though once considered an illicit substance, the 2018 Farm Bill made industrial hemp — and thus hemp-derived CBD — legal to produce in all 50 states. You […]

MMJ expansion moves forward in NJ, cannabis banking, Canada MJ shortages toll

New Jersey legislators advance a medical marijuana program expansion, state banking associations get behind federal banking reform, Canada’s cannabis shortage has international implications – plus other important news from around the industry. New Jersey MMJ expansion on track The Garden State’s legislature is moving toward approving a major expansion of its medical cannabis program, which to […]