A More Effective and Efficient Approach to Purer Cannabidiol Production Using Centrifugal Partition Chromatography

Many physicians today treat their patients with cannabidiol (CBD, Figure 1), a cannabinoid found in cannabis. CBD is more efficacious over traditional medications, and unlike delta-9 tetrahydrocannbinol (THC), the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, CBD has no psychoactive effects. Researchers have found CBD to be an effective treatment for conditions […]

Medical Marijuana Patient Number Tops 100,000 in Florida

Florida’s medical-marijuana patient database has hit the 100,000 mark, according to a weekly update issued by the state Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use. Marijuana supporters celebrated the number, revealed on April 20, which is also known as “weed day” throughout the nation. As of Friday, 100,576 Florida […]

Democrats say looser marijuana laws attract young voters, and some Republicans are catching on

Democrats are increasingly embracing looser restrictions on marijuana — and a growing number of high-profile Republicans are joining them, marking a shift in the politics of cannabis. As Democrats try to regain control of Congress in the November elections and make gains in state races, some strategists are wagering that […]

Hertzberg Legislation to Establish Banking for the Cannabis Industry Passes First Committee

PRESS RELEASE The bill moves on to face a vote in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee next week. April 18, 2018 SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today announced that his legislation to help financial institutions safely conduct transactions with licensed cannabis businesses has cleared its first hearing […]

Is It Okay To Use ‘Marijuana’ Instead of ‘Cannabis’?

As marijuana goes mainstream, people are rethinking the term, claiming we should ditch “marijuana” because it’s racist, and instead, say “cannabis.” Individuals should say what they like, but this rule is too simplistic for such a complex drug. We should develop more, not fewer, words for what we need to say. It makes […]

Kenyon Martin Claims That 85 Percent of NBA Players Smoke Weed

Despite its proven track record in pain management, healing, and concussion treatment, marijuana remains on the banned substance list in most major sports. While leagues like the UFC have been progressive about their views on cannabis, most leagues are simply behind the eight-ball. The NBA remains one of those leagues, although there […]