CF Survey: Educational Info About Cannabis, CBD Lacking {$excerpt:n} Assessment, documentation, and education regarding cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) use among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients varies across centers in the U.S., according to a survey of nearly 300 CF healthcare providers. This variability may be related partially to the different laws between U.S. states regarding these controversial…

Consumers Sweet on Cannabis Candies to Unwind, Recharge {$excerpt:n} Report from Brightfield Group details most popular CBD sweet edibles as well as consumers’ need to either take the edge off or charge through their day. Market research firm Brightfield Group’s U.S. Cannabis Distribution Report: Cannabis Candy report revealed that, while cannabis candies are not to be…

ASTM Introduces Retail Cybersecurity Standard {$excerpt:n} ASTM International, the international standards development organization, has proposed a cannabis standard for establishing retail cybersecurity protocols. Their D37 cannabis committee is currently working on the development of the standard. The standard is designed to establish best practices for protecting critical databases in dispensaries, like inventory data, customer and…

Making CBD That Works {$excerpt:n} Bioavailability is a term growing in popularity like the rise in CBD, but why is it so important and does it really make a difference? Bioavailability is the amount of an active ingredient that absorbs into the blood stream allowing for the ingredient to effectively activate in the body. Supplements…

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Webinar on Pesticide Testing {$excerpt:n} Cannabis Industry Journal is hosting a complimentary webinar on August 25 at 12 Noon EDT. The webinar is titled “Improving Cannabis Pesticide Testing via Cloud-Based Saas Software & Automation Technology” and is sponsored by Perkin Elmer. Toby Astill, Ph.D. Attendees registering for this complimentary webinar will see…

LGB youth with depression use more cannabis, study reveals {$excerpt:n} It’s no secret that studies show that sexually diverse youth – in particular, lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) youth – use more cannabis and experience more mental health challenges than their heterosexual peers. But what about the changes that occur in the rates of…

What cannabis users need to know before travelling to Canada {$excerpt:n} How to travel to Canada with existing cannabis convictions and avoid new ones. Offences involving cannabis can have a serious impact on one’s ability to enter Canada. In 2018, Canada legalized buying and using recreational cannabis. While weed is now legal, it is…

Senators Introduce The Cannabis Administration And Opportunity Act {$excerpt:n} During a press conference held today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden and Senator Cory Booker introduced the preliminary draft for the Cannabis Administration And Opportunity Act, a bill that would remove cannabis from the list of controlled substances. “This is…

Updated Guide To Cannabis Laws Around The World {$excerpt:n} Gradually, people are becoming aware of the value cannabis offers, making it possible for countries and regions to accept and legalize cannabis. Continentally, cannabis is decriminalized and allowed for medical use in several regions of North America, Africa, Australia, Europe, and South America. But it…