Medicine & Pharma

How Hemp’s Potential to Curb COVID is Not Limited to CBD, The Big Picture

Good news: Hemp can reduce the impacts of COVID-19. I’m not talking about cannabinoids, though new research shows there may be promise from hemp extracts. Instead, I am referring to the potential of hemp grain as a meat alternative. Hemp could join other healthy, plant-based proteins in a national effort to tackle obesity — if only politicians …

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FDA Sanctions Trials for CBD-Based Supplements to Curb Opioid Addiction

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) said a CBD-based treatment for opioid use disorder can be used in clinical trials, Ananda Scientific Inc., the drug’s maker, announced this week. Ananda Scientific said FDA granted an investigational drug designation (IND) for Nantheia ATL5, a liquid administered through the biotech pharma company’s proprietary delivery technology. The IND approval …

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Curaleaf Settles 10 Lawsuits, Wrong THC labeling Can Cost You a Fortune!

Massachusetts-based Curaleaf Holdings settled 10 lawsuits brought after an Oregon subsidiary mistakenly sold THC-infused tinctures that were labeled as containing only nonintoxicating CBD. According to Willamette Week, the multistate operator paid $50,000 to settle one of the lawsuits brought by consumers who purchased the tinctures. Terms of the other nine settlements weren’t disclosed, and the company still faces three …

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Medical Cannabis May Help Ease fibromyalgia symptoms?

Fibromyalgia can be a debilitating and extremely painful condition. We examine if medical cannabis could offer some help with symptoms. Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain, fatigue brain fog and causes difficulty sleeping. It also causes memory problems and headaches. It is estimated that may be around 1.5 to 2 million people in the …

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Problem Solved! Texas Researchers Propose, They May Have Resolved the Hot Hemp Problem

Texas hemp researchers are working to knock out some of the variables in the inconsistent and unstable hemp genetics on the market by developing optimal phenotypic and trait characteristics to prevent plants that test over the federal legal THC threshold of 0.3%. A partnership between Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Growing Together Research Inc., an …

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Latest Research Suggest CBD Not Associated With Liver Abnormalities

A new study has shown that CBD is not associated with liver abnormalities in healthy volunteers despite concerns. The study published in the journal of Cannabis and Cannabinoid research revealed that the use of oral CBD is not associated with liver abnormality. This includes the elevated production of certain liver enzymes. Previous studies on CBD and the liver have reported conflicting …

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Latest Research Highlights Inhaled CBD May Help Shrink Tumors & Restrict Its Growth

This is the first study on tumors that examines inhalation as an effective way of administering CBD. A study on the inhalation of CBD has shown it may provide anti-cancer activity in animals with glioblastoma. The researchers studied the effects of CBD on the highly aggressive form of brain cancer. Glioblastoma can form in the brain or …

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Missouri High Court to Figure If Medical Marijuana Business Applications Can be Unfolded

The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that might force state medical marijuana regulators to make public MMJ business license applications, a request made by a company that was denied cultivation permits. According to the Missouri Independent, the state’s high court will decide whether application confidentiality – which was written into the state ballot measure …

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USDA Approves Virginia’s State plan for Hemp

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved Virginia’s hemp plan, making the state’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) the regulator for hemp production. Under the approved program: Applicants for grower’s licenses must submit a criminal history report to VDACS. THC field tests must be performed 30 days before each hemp lot is …

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