A recent health advisory from Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) alerts consumers to what it claims are health risks associated with intoxicating hemp-derived cannabinoids. The DHSS says recent proliferation of hemp-derived intoxicating cannabinoids such as delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol pose significant health risks, particularly to youth. The wide availability...
Another study has indicated that medical cannabis (MC) could have potential in managing the impacts of fibromyalgia. And it seems plenty of patients are already using it. Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a relatively common condition, impacting approximately 2.7% of the global population. FMS is characterised by pain and tenderness throughout...
Total hemp production value in the USA saw an increase in 2023, up 18% from 2022 according to the USDA's latest National Hemp Report. Released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the report indicates the value of hemp production in the open and under protection for the USA totaled...
Recently updated figures from Colorado's Department of Revenue (CDOR) show legal cannabis is still big business, but not as lucrative for the state's coffers as it once was. Cannabis has been legal for medical use in Colorado since 2000. In 2012, Colorado was also among the first states to...
While not pushing for an outright ban, US-based Doctors for Drug Policy Reform says all intoxicating cannabinoids derived from hemp should fall under a regulatory framework. A loophole in the definition of hemp in the U.S. 2018 Farm Bill has allowed for hemp-derived and non-intoxicating cannabidiol (CBD) to be manipulated...
Support for medical marijuana among residents of South Carolina remains incredibly strong according to a recent survey. South Carolina is one of the few remaining holdout states yet to legalize medical marijuana, although various attempts have been made. For example, the South Carolina Senate passed a medical cannabis bill in...
Nine people in multiple countries have been arrested in an alleged major cannabis crowdsourcing investment fraud case. More than 400 law enforcement officers in 11 countries executed 9 arrest warrants and 38 house searches last week after a joint investigation. Along with seizures of vehicles, electronic devices and luxury items,...
Planned changes to industrial hemp licensing in the UK should make it a little easier for farmers to grow the crop. Announced earlier this week, among the changes is allowing licence holders to grow hemp anywhere on a licensed farm. Furthermore, the maximum period for a licence will be extended...
More evidence is emerging on the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana on existing state medical cannabis programs. Based on publicly available state registry data from 2020 to 2022, researchers from University of Michigan and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sought to describe current trends in medical cannabis...
A Canadian cannabis patient survey reveals many respondents reported symptom improvement and reduction in their use of prescription opioids, alcohol, tobacco, and other substances. The Canadian Cannabis Patient Survey (CCPS) 2021* was completed by 2,697 patients with a mean age of 54.3 years. Analysis of CCPS 2021 revealed of the...