Science Category

September 15th, 2019

The State of Cannabis in France

As of late, French lawmakers have been reconsidering their prohibitive stance on cannabis, but any substantive change seems to be at least a couple of…

September 14th, 2019

Does Cannabis Use Reduce Alcohol Consumption?

As cannabis fever continues to sweep the nation, alcoholic beverage makers have been noticing a slight dip in sales in legal states. Some national surveys…

September 13th, 2019

What Are Hemp/CBD Pre-Rolls?

Hemp-filled pre-rolls are a rapidly growing sector of the hemp market. European countries such as Italy have seen a surge of hemp-based pre-rolls, joints, and…

September 12th, 2019

Cannabis Interactions with Mental Health Drugs

Cannabis is commonly used to treat mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other types of mental illnesses. Its efficacy has…

September 11th, 2019

Newsflash: Luxembourg Considers Legalization and Credit Unions Work With Hemp Businesses

The cannabis industry is developing at a blazing fast speed with new regulations, barriers, and successes popping up almost daily. U.S. cannabis legalization efforts have…

September 10th, 2019
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Cannabis Resume Writing Tips

Cannabis job growth is booming despite it being legal in only two-thirds of the states. Leafly reports that the U.S. has created 211,000 full-time jobs…

September 9th, 2019
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How to Apply for a Medical Cannabis Card in Vermont

Vermont legalized the use of medical marijuana for qualified patients in May 2004. The Vermont Department of Public Safety provides qualifying patients with medical cannabis…

September 4th, 2019
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Medical marijuana laws impact use among sexual minorities differently than heterosexuals

Bisexual women had higher rates of past-year and daily marijuana use compared to heterosexual women, and gay/lesbian women were also more likely to report daily…

September 4th, 2019
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Cannabis may hold promise to treat PTSD but evidence lags behind use

As growing numbers of people are using cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study reports that prescriptions are not backed up by…

September 3rd, 2019
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The 10 Most Popular Cannabis Products in 2019

Marijuana legalization efforts have faced an uphill battle. Once legalized, however, the plant has begun to take on on many product forms, to consumer acclaim.…

September 2nd, 2019
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What to Know About the Cannabis Stock Bubble

One quick Google search of “marijuana stock bubble burst” will yield a disparity in results on the state of marijuana investment. Some experts argue that…

August 31st, 2019
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What are THCA and CBDA Crystals?

In today’s cannabis concentrate market, manufacturers are employing innovative extraction and post-processing techniques to reach the highest levels of purity and potency possible. The different…

August 30th, 2019
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How to Market Your Cannabis Brand on Instagram

Instagram is a minefield for cannabis businesses looking to promote their brand. The notoriously anti-pot platform, however, can yield tremendous results for the adept marketer…

August 29th, 2019
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Do Cannabis Strain Names Matter?

There are thousands of cannabis strains, each with their own unique chemical profile that affects everyone differently. On top of that, new cannabis strains are…

August 28th, 2019
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5 Cannabis Cookbooks to Satisfy Your Munchies

Cannabis users and manufacturers have infused cannabis into nearly every available commercial product including topicals, tinctures, capsules, and a host of edible treats. Many users…

August 27th, 2019
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What is Cannabigerol (CBG)?

Cannabis and hemp plants have over 400 distinct chemical compounds. Of those compounds, over 100 are cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are the therapeutic compounds primarily found on…

August 27th, 2019
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New breathalyzer can detect marijuana

A team has developed a breathalyzer device that can measure the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound in marijuana, in the user’s breath. The…

August 27th, 2019
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Gene linked to autism undergoes changes in men's sperm after pot use

A specific gene associated with autism appears to undergo changes in the sperm of men who use marijuana, according to new research. The gene change…

August 27th, 2019
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Teens are using a highly potent form of marijuana

Nearly one in four Arizona teens have used a highly potent form of marijuana known as marijuana concentrate, according to a new study. Among nearly…

August 26th, 2019
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How to Apply for a Medical Cannabis Card in Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s medical cannabis program may be extremely small compared to others in the nation, but it’s showing signs of growth. Rhode Island’s legislature passed…

August 22nd, 2019
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Newsflash: New York Decriminalization and FBI Probe Into the Industry

The cannabis industry faces unique challenges and opportunities in terms of growth and legalization. As states continue to reform outdated marijuana laws, increased availability of…

August 22nd, 2019
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How to Make Money With CBD Affiliate Marketing

The cannabis industry has become wildly profitable despite its quasi-legal status and banking blackout. Cannabidiol (CBD) products, in particular, have gained mainstream success, increased accessibility,…

August 21st, 2019
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Cannabis flower is an effective mid-level analgesic medication for pain

Using the largest database of real-time recordings of the effects of common and commercially available cannabis products in the United States, researchers found strong evidence…

August 20th, 2019
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12 Cannabis Subscription Boxes for Weed and Weed Accessories

Subscription boxes provide consumers with a surprise every month or every few months. It’s no wonder the trend caught on in the cannabis industry. While…

August 20th, 2019
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Spending on illicit drugs in US nears $150 billion annually

Spending on cannabis, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine fluctuated between $120 billion and $145 billion each year from 2006 to 2016, rivaling what Americans spend each…

August 19th, 2019
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What is Cannabis Use Disorder?

Cannabis has helped countless patients find relief from pain, inflammation, anxiety, seizures, nausea, and other health conditions when no other treatment had previously worked. While…

August 17th, 2019
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Medical and Recreational Cannabis Laws in Alberta, Canada

On October 17, 2018, Canada passed The Cannabis Act, which made recreational cannabis use legal for adults over 18 years of age. Under federal law,…

August 16th, 2019
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What You Need to Know About the Thriving Cannabis Black Market

Cannabis legalization has opened up access to medical and recreational marijuana for hundreds of thousands of consumers. Unfortunately, legalization efforts across the country have also…

August 16th, 2019
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Cannabis-related poison control calls for Massachusetts kids doubled after medical pot legalized

After medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, cannabis-related poison control calls involving the commonwealth’s children and teenagers doubled, according to a public health investigation.

August 15th, 2019
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The Best Cannabis Rolling Trays on the Market

Whether you like to consume weed from joints, spliffs, blunts, glass pipes, or vaporizers, a rolling tray is an essential component to elevating your cannabis…

August 14th, 2019
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How to Apply for a Medical Cannabis Card in Montana

Montana residents legalized medical marijuana in 2004 when they approved Measure I 148, the Montana Medical Marijuana Act, with a 62 percent majority vote. Although…

August 13th, 2019
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6 Vegan Edibles You Have to Try

Cannabis has rightfully earned a reputation as a therapeutic plant for a multitude of health conditions. It’s no wonder that cannabis companies and consumers are…

August 13th, 2019
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Marijuana may boost risky effects of drinking alcohol

Compared to people who only drank alcohol, those who used alcohol and marijuana simultaneously were more likely to drink heavier and more often, according to…

August 12th, 2019
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Adults who mix cannabis with opioids for pain report higher anxiety, depression

Not a good mix: A researcher has found that adults who combine prescription opioids for severe pain and cannabis report elevated anxiety and depression symptoms,…

August 12th, 2019
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Does Marijuana Use Lead to Violent Behavior?

In the wake of a spate of mass shootings, anti-pot legislators are blaming marijuana, video games, mental health, and everything else but gun accessibility for…

August 9th, 2019
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Everything You Need to Know About High-Terpene Full-Spectrum Extracts

Most cannabis concentrate manufacturers use solvents such as butane, propane, hexane, and carbon dioxide (CO2) to extract the bioactive compounds of flower buds or trim.…

August 8th, 2019
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Marijuana Tolerance Explained

Research and anecdotal evidence suggests that frequent cannabis consumption can diminish tolerance to cannabis compounds over time. Recreational and medical marijuana users are well aware…

August 7th, 2019
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What is Cannabidivarin (CBDV) and What are its Effects?

Cannabis and hemp plants contain over 500 unique compounds including cannabinoids, terpenoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids. Terpenoids are the aromatic compounds that give cannabis strains…

August 7th, 2019
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Cannabis' effects on brain neurochemistry

A new study provides the first evidence of a blunted response to stress-induced dopamine signaling in the brain’s prefrontal cortex in individuals at high risk…

August 7th, 2019
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Marijuana legalization reduces opioid deaths

A new study finds that marijuana access leads to reductions in opioid-related deaths.