July 13, 2019

The federal government plans to give marijuana research a big boost this year by growing two tons of cannabis for scientific study. For years, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) have pledged to increase the amount of cannabis grown for research purposes. Now they’re finally putting those words into […]

Canada’s cannabis legalization has had its problems. For example, last week the Ontario and federal governments blamed each other for the shortage of legal retailers in that province. This week, a producer was caught growing cannabis in unlicensed facilities. And Statistics Canada reports most users still buy from illegal suppliers. Fortunately, other government data shows […]

Nyx Professional Makeup has launched the Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Collection, a four-part skin-care line that’s formulated with cannabis sativa seed oil. Nyx is especially beloved for its affordability — the most expensive product here is $15. The brand’s first foray into cannabis-infused products tackles brows, lips, and skin. Each product harnesses the […]

“Anything to do with hemp, we will have in our store,” said Hoihjelle. The flagship product is of course, CBD oil, but the shop also has lotions, pipes, and CBD flower. Erica’s House of Wellness has big plans for starting their own product lines but for now relies on off-site manufacturers. Currently they get their […]

Legalizing recreational cannabis has lead to a decrease in teen use in many states, according to a study published this week that contradicts previous research of how legalization affects teen pot use.  The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, found that recreational marijuana laws were associated with an 8% decrease in teen pot use, and a […]

Washington state rolled out the world’s second adult-use marijuana market on July 8, 2014, following closely behind Colorado, which began recreational sales at the start of that year. Over the past five years, Washington state cannabis business owners have persevered through stiff competition, a shifting regulatory landscape and sliding market prices. A study released by the […]

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Hyperbole can be rampant in health news, particularly with respect to cannabis. One recent headline declared: “CBD is effective in treating heroin addiction.” Another proclaimed: “New study finds CBD could curb heroin addiction.” These stories were referring to a recent study in the American Journal of Psychiatry that found a short-term course of cannabidiol (CBD) […]