Entries by Sarah Parfitt

California Wildfires’ Devastating Effect on Marijuana Industry

As the wildfires in California continue to burn, the U.S. marijuana industry continues to suffer catastrophic losses. Unlike the wine industry, most marijuana cultivators do not have crop insurance because of the difficulty obtaining insurance for the federally illegal substance, so their losses are immense. The devastation comes just before California’s October harvesting season and […]

Multiple African Countries May Soon Legalize Marijuana

Since Lesotho, a kingdom encircled in South Africa with nearly 2 million citizens, announced it would issue a license to legally grow marijuana, other African governments are considering jumping on board. On the continent of Africa, more than 10,000 tons of marijuana is produced annually. Some estimate that the value of that crop would be […]

Increase in Patients Using Marijuana for Gastrointestinal Health Issues

The endocannabinoid system plays a major role in gastrointestinal (GI) health. Cannabinoid receptors are located throughout the body, including in the brain, immune system and the GI tract. Several GI issues stem from immune system disruptions, deficiencies or weakness. Medical marijuana can provide relief of some of these GI disorder symptoms such as inflammation, nausea […]

World Anti-Doping Agency to Remove CBD as a Banned Substance

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has decided to remove cannabidiol (CBD) from its list of controlled substances. The change will take effect in January 2018. Moving forward, the agency urges athletes to take necessary precautions, like ensuring that the banned substance, THC, is not present in their CBD products, reports The Washington Post. In a […]

Colorado Has Banned Multiple Forms of Marijuana Edibles

Colorado just implemented a big change in the appearance of marijuana edibles. The changes went into effect on October 1, and requires that edibles no longer look like animals, humans or fruit. The state made this move to prevent edibles from appealing to adolescents, which sometimes causes accidental ingestion, according to The Denver Channel. The […]

25% of Cancer Patients Use Medical Marijuana, Says Study

According to researchers in Washington, 25% of cancer patients use marijuana.  And a new Washington State survey suggests that many more cancer patients throughout the U.S. would use medical marijuana if it were legalized nationally. Study author Dr. Steven Pergam and his team pointed out that medical marijuana helps ease the negative side effects of […]