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CBD Catching on Among Professional Athletes and Sports Leagues

Though cannabis remains on The World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of banned substances, WADA stopped prohibiting the use of cannabidiol in 2017. Soccer players are no longer penalized for having CBD in their systems during the World Cups. Several sports leagues and associations have followed WADA’s lead, such as the United Fighting Championship (UFC), which oversees …

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Study Finds Legal Cannabis Reduces Illicit Grows in National Forests

Conversations about the effects of legalizing cannabis frequently focus on a few key issues: economic opportunity, social justice, the potential for new medical treatments, and other health benefits. What’s less talked about, however, is how cannabis legalization impacts the environment. Researchers have long documented the ways unchecked outdoor cannabis cultivation can strain resources and negatively …

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Someone Planted 34 Cannabis Plants in the Vermont Statehouse Flower Beds

At least 34 cannabis plants were removed from a flower bed at the Vermont State House last week after a visitor to the state capitol in Montpelier reported their presence to law enforcement. Capitol Police Chief Matt Romei said, after the plants were discovered, that he was unsure if the young plants were hemp or …

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New Group Organizing Cannabis-Focused Outings for Edmonton Professionals

A new Edmonton group wants to smoke out cannabis stigma by organizing social outings for professionals who are stoned. Brad Ward is preparing to launch a series of events under the banner of Meet and Green. His ideas include movie showings, charitable events and getting 20 or 30 people to smoke a joint, put on …

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New Bill Ensures Some Retroactive Drug War Justice for New Hampshire

Governor of New Hampshire Chris Sununu has played a key role in the crafting of the state’s medical cannabis legislation. On Friday, in the latest of a series of cannabis vetoes, he struck down a bill that would have eliminated a requirement that patients have at least a three month relationship with their marijuana provider. …

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Cannabis Oil Can Reduce Seizures in Kids, University of Sask. Study Suggests

Report co-author says results are preliminary but promising. Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan say preliminary results suggest medicinal cannabis oil can reduce or completely stop seizures in children experiencing severe and drug-resistant epilepsy. The study, funded by Jim Pattison’s Children’s Hospital Foundation, monitored seven children with severe pediatric epilepsy, a debilitating condition that can …

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If You’re Curious About CBD, Give This Comprehensive Guide a Read Before You Try It

Whether you’re a CBD newbie or you’ve been (literally) bathing in it for years, figuring out your ideal dose is incredibly confusing—until now. CBD oil is unquestionably the most buzz-worthy ingredient right now. It’s so popular, in fact, that revenue from products made with CBD—the naturally-occurring compound present in the flowers and leaves of cannabis …

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‘It’s So Difficult’: Canadian Cannabis Research Mired in Red Tape

Hundreds of academics across the country are waiting on a complex approval process to begin studying the impacts of cannabis on an array of topics including impacts on drivers, CTV News has learned. Health Canada says that as it transitions hundreds of authorized research licences from the Narcotics Control Regulations to the Cannabis Act, “there …

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