April 19, 2019

Virginians with a doctor’s recommendation soon will have access to medical marijuana through CBD and THC-A oil dispensaries throughout the state. The Virginia Board of Pharmacy has approved five companies to open the dispensaries — one in each of the commonwealth’s five health service areas. The dispensaries will provide CBD and THC-A oils to approved […]

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The golden-brown oil raced down the tall glass coil. It ended in a large glass ball. The oil mixed with ethanol, shimmering as it swirled along the side of the glass ball. The oil distilled from this mix is the future of the marijuana industry. I was in a marijuana extraction lab in Ontario, Canada. […]

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It dates back nearly 50 years, when five California teenagers met after school to smoke marijuana. Since then, April 20 has become a day of cannabis celebration around the world, including in metro Atlanta. Call it “Weed Day” or simply “420.” Just don’t call the police: Recreational marijuana isn’t legal in Georgia. But days after […]

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Photo: Serra Weed WeekWhether you’re a seasoned smoker or a first-timer at the dispensary, we’ve got everything you need to hack your high.   Cannabidiol—popularly known as “CBD”—is nothing short of ubiquitous. Not only can you find it in various forms in dispensaries, but in grocery stores, coffee shops, cocktail bars and all sorts of establishments […]

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Beauty’s obsession with CBD isn’t slowing down. CBD — the shortened term for cannabidiol — has become one of the hottest ingredients in beauty, popping up in different types of skin care, color cosmetics and wellness supplements as consumer interest in the plant’s purported benefits increases rapidly. Brands are tapping into cannabis and its many […]

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Six months since Canada legalized cannabis across the country and it would seem that Canadian cannabists are keen to incorporate the leafy greens into their daily routines. More than 70% of American and Canadian cannabis consumers over the age of 21 consume cannabis daily, according to a survey released today by Leafly Canada and Kantar, […]

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Cannabis may be an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study published in the journal Current Opinion in Rheumatology. Researchers, who noted that “an increasing number of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are using cannabis to treat their symptoms,” wrote that “cannabinoids could be a suitable treatment for RA” and called for further study into the anti-inflammatory […]

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will need to be convinced to bring legislation to the Senate floor for a vote. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) Democratic control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years has given Congress its first opportunity to bring federal laws and regulations more in line […]

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