Cannabis In Science & Health

KwaZulu-Natal Grants 664 Licenses for Industrial Hemp Cultivation in Milestone Move

KwaZulu-Natal Grants 664 Licenses for Industrial Hemp Cultivation in Milestone Move

The South African province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has issued 664 licenses in October for the cultivation, storage, and transportation of industrial hemp, as reported by The South African. Under this initiative, hemp plants are permitted to contain up to 0.2% THC, marking a significant stride in the province’s foray into the hemp industry. The licenses […]

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DEA Warns Georgia Pharmacies Against Dispensing Medical Cannabis in Conflict with Federal Law

DEA Warns Georgia Pharmacies Against Dispensing Medical Cannabis in Conflict with Federal Law

In a recent development reported by Atlanta-based news outlet 11Alive, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued warning letters to pharmacies in Georgia, asserting that the sale of medical cannabis products, even in compliance with state law, contradicts federal regulations. According to the DEA’s Diversion Control Division letter obtained by 11Alive, all DEA registrants, including

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Arkansas Allocates $87 Million from Medical Cannabis Tax Revenues to Combat Food Insecurity

Arkansas Allocates $87 Million from Medical Cannabis Tax Revenues to Combat Food Insecurity

Arkansas is channeling $87 million from its medical cannabis tax revenues towards the fight against food insecurity. According to a report by KATV, the funds will be distributed to schools across the state, aimed at ensuring students have access to low-cost or free lunches. The decision marks a significant departure from the original plan, which

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New Jersey Bill Proposes Home Cannabis Cultivation for Medical Patients, Eliciting Support from Governor

New Jersey Bill Proposes Home Cannabis Cultivation for Medical Patients, Eliciting Support from Governor

In a significant move to address a notable gap in New Jersey’s cannabis legislation, a new bill has been introduced to legalize home cannabis cultivation for the state’s medical patients. Despite the legalization of both adult and medical cannabis in New Jersey, home cultivation has remained prohibited. The bill, sponsored by State Senator Troy Singleton

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Cannabis Surpasses Alcohol in Enhancing Sleep Quality for Individuals with Anxiety, Federal Study Reveals

Cannabis Surpasses Alcohol in Enhancing Sleep Quality for Individuals with Anxiety, Federal Study Reveals

A recent federally funded study, conducted by researchers from the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, and the University of Haifa, sheds light on the sleep-enhancing properties of cannabis for individuals managing anxiety. Published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review, the study analyzed the subjective sleep quality of 347 participants who reported using cannabis

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Pioneering Roadside Cannabis Impairment Test Pilot Launched by Minnesota's Office of Traffic Safety

Pioneering Roadside Cannabis Impairment Test Pilot Launched by Minnesota’s Office of Traffic Safety

Minnesota’s Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has embarked on a groundbreaking pilot program to assess the effectiveness of a saliva-based roadside cannabis impairment test, according to a report by FOX 9. The innovative test is designed to screen for six different compounds, including cannabis and opioids, with a particular emphasis on detecting recent usage within

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Gallup Poll Reveals Historic Support Over 70% of U.S. Adults Back Cannabis Legalization

Gallup Poll Reveals Historic Support: Over 70% of U.S. Adults Back Cannabis Legalization

The latest Gallup poll unveiled an unprecedented level of support for cannabis legalization among U.S. adults, surpassing 70% and marking a substantial increase from the previous three years’ record of 68%. The survey, released on November 8, indicated that only 28% of respondents opposed the reforms, with 1% expressing uncertainty. Notably, in 1969, when Gallup

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University of Mississippi Launches Pioneering Online Program in Medical Cannabis and Dietary Supplements

University of Mississippi Launches Pioneering Online Program in Medical Cannabis and Dietary Supplements

The University of Mississippi has unveiled a cutting-edge online graduate program focused on medical cannabis and dietary supplements. Leveraging the expertise of the School of Pharmacy’s National Center for Natural Products Research and the recently established National Center for Cannabis Research and Education, the program marks a significant stride in advancing education in these evolving

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Majority of New Jersey Residents Frequently Smell Cannabis in Public Poll

Majority of New Jersey Residents Frequently Smell Cannabis in Public Poll

In a recent poll conducted by Stockton University, it was revealed that a majority of New Jersey adults, about 57%, often or sometimes encounter the smell of cannabis in public spaces. Among the respondents, 28% reported frequently smelling cannabis, while another 29% said they encountered the odor on occasion. Conversely, 32% of those surveyed claimed

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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission Resets License Application Process Amid Lawsuits

Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission Resets License Application Process Amid Lawsuits

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) recently approved new rules to reset the state’s license application process, marking the third such reset. Under these revised rules, existing applications will be reevaluated, and applicants will now have an opportunity to make a public presentation to the commission, explaining why they should be granted a license. This

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