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Better Assessments Needed To Learn If Cannabis Could Benefit Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

Appetite, pain and nausea were the top three advocated indications for use. Cystic fibrosis (CF) healthcare providers need to have a better understanding about whether or not cannabis has a role to play in treating symptoms, suggests a new study out of the U.S. Investigators reached that conclusion after receiving input from 282 survey participants …

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The Fungi-Pareidola of The Psychedelic Gospels

CANNABIS CULTURE – Jerry and Julie Brown have said of their own work, “we believe that The Psychedelic Gospels should be studied with the same rigor applied to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gnostic Gospels”, which is considerable self praise. Having read their book, I think Psychedelic Trope would have been a more fitting title. …

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Gardeners Get Their Hands Dirty In Yukon’s First-ever Cannabis Growing Competition

Organizer hopes to encourage home growers in the territory. In Yukon this summer, a slow motion race is unfolding in indoor pots, under tents, and in backyards. Week by week, the spiky green leaves of hybrid cannabis plants have been pushing their way up — the first crop in the territory’s first-ever cannabis growing competition. …

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Buenos Aires Children’s Hospital Receives First Batch Of Medicinal Cannabis For Patients With Epilepsy

Argentine health authorities have delivered the first batch of medical cannabis for pediatric patients with epilepsy at the Buenos Aires National Children’s Garrahan Hospital. The drugs were intended for 14 boys with epilepsy, for which this drug is said to have shown improvements in the quality of life in more than 80% of the cases, …

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Blue Moon Brewing Creator Shares a THC-Infused Beer Recipe

Blue Moon Brewing creator Keith Villa is all in on brewing marijuana-infused beer, leaving Coors-Molson in 2018 to start his own line of craft beers that are infused with THC and CBD but devoid of alcohol. The Brewers Association, previously in the dark on the subject, asked Villa to write a book on marijuana beers …

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Push begins to put medical cannabis on Wyoming ballot in 2022

Members of the national and local Libertarian Party are teaming up with Wyoming activists to get a medical cannabis legalization initiative on the state ballot next year. According to the Casper Star-Tribune, the campaign – which doesn’t yet have a formal name – got the go-ahead this week from the Wyoming secretary of state to …

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Lawsuits pile up over Illinois social equity marijuana licensing

No surprise here: The do-over of social equity marijuana business licensing in Illinois is sparking litigation. But these lawsuits point to specific alleged scoring errors, rather than challenging the entire process, so it looks unlikely at this point that the claims will derail additional licensing rounds later this month. According to Law360, High Haven Dispensary …

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Hawthorne reaches deal to acquire cannabis firm HydroLogic

Hawthorne Gardening Co., which is increasingly making inroads in the cannabis cultivation-supply sector, said it entered an agreement to acquire HydroLogic Purification Systems, a California-headquartered provider of water filtration systems for cannabis growers. According to a news release, the two companies are aiming to have the acquisition completed by Aug. 27, after which New York-based …

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Marijuana SPAC Greenrose secures up to $103 million from Canadian firm

Marijuana industry special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Greenrose Acquisition Corp. said it has reached agreements for up to $103 million in funding from SunStream Bancorp. “SunStream’s investment comprises $78 million in a multi-tranche senior secured loan facility and $25 million in unsecured convertible notes,” Amityville, New York-based Greenrose said in a Thursday news release. Alberta-based …

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