Portfolio Category: Portfolio: Medical Marijuana

Federal Financial Aid Back on College Kids with Cannabis Convictions

Within the Higher Education Act, Section 484 (r) states, “A student who has been convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance shall not be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance[.]” This statement is accompanied by a table of ineligibility periods…
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Local Vape Bans Will be Major Blow to American Retailers

In Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker issued a ban in September that covered all vaping products for both tobacco and cannabis. Soon after, a judge ordered that the ban either needed to be lifted in part or kept in place. A further ruling stated that medical cannabis should be exempt. As of Tuesday, November 12, 2019,…
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NHS Cannabis Prescriptions Approved but Still May Limit Access for Patients

The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK is a government-funded medical and health care service that allows patients to receive care without paying the full price of treatment. The NHS is largely funded by UK residents’ income taxes. As of November 2018, NHS cannabis prescriptions for medicinal cannabis became legal. The regulations are rather…
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A New ‘Heat not Burn’ Smoking Alternative could replace Vaping

Is Philip Morris Getting Out of the Cigarette Business? The short answer is: yes, eventually. Philip Morris is looking to the development of a possible smoking alternative to lead the way. Though presently part of parent company Altria’s portfolio, Philip Morris has been in business since 1847, originally established in London, England. Marlboro is the biggest Philip Morris brand,…
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THC Eyedrops in Clinical Trials for Glaucoma Patients

Dr. Mahmoud ElSohly, one of the co-directors of the Marijuana Project at the University of Mississippi (UM), is leading a noteworthy clinical study to evaluate and develop THC eye drops. Instead of smoking cannabis to reduce their intraocular pressure (IOP), glaucoma patients would simply apply the drops. Patients would avoid the elevated feeling often resulting…
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How Essential Oils Enhance Marijuana’s Entourage Effect

We often hear cannabis consumers talking about the entourage effect, but in truth many consumers don't know what it means. In this article I explain what the entourage effect means and how they can be enhanced using essential oils. The Western, reductionist approach to medicine often overlooks the holistic aspects of good health: Meaning that,…
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Synthetic CBD Can Be Dangerous—How to Tell if You’re Buying the Real Thing

With the explosion of products containing hemp-derived CBD in the last few years, many less-than-honest players found ways to flood the market with “CBD oil” that is synthetic CBD and the modern-day equivalent of snake oil—not necessarily dangerous but definitely ineffective. In some cases, a bottle labeled as CBD oil is just a few crushed…
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Cannabis Companies Targeting Hemp Market

Cannabis companies know a good opportunity when they see it, and many see a potential gold mine in hemp. Established names in the medical and recreational cannabis spaces are moving quickly to seize the moment, now that hemp has been unleashed. When Congress passed, and President Trump signed, the 2018 Farm Bill last December, it…
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Ozone Technology Provides Clean Cannabis Solution

Quality is everything in cannabis cultivation and sales, especially regarding the safety and cleanliness of products on the shelf. Entire crops are susceptible to contaminants such as bacteria and mold, which put businesses at risk of losing valuable product sales or failing state cannabis regulations. How can cultivators ensure their crops are free of these…
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Solaris Farms Tackles Desert Heat with Global Tech

Obviously, desert cultivation of cannabis provides some unique challenges. Intense heat and lack of moisture are less than ideal for prodigious agricultural production. Yet Sassano and the crew at Solaris Farms are making it work, enough so that future expansion seems all but inevitable. Outdoor cannabis cultivation is out of the question in a desert…
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