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Delta-8 THC is a minor cannabinoid known to be an analog of delta-9 THC — the most abundant cannabinoid found in marijuana.

The molecular structures of the two cannabinoids are similar, albeit with some significant differences.

For starters, delta-8 THC has a far lower psychotropic effect than delta-9 THC. This might be due to the fact that, unlike D9 THC, D8 THC interacts with both the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBD, which also interacts with CB2 is known to reduce the psychotropic effects of THC.

Delta-8 THC, unlike delta-9 THC, is not produced directly by cannabinoid-synthesizing enzymes in the plant. Rather, special breeding and molecular isolation are applied by growers and extractors to produce larger quantities of delta-8. It can be produced in both marijuana and hemp.

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There is much controversy surrounding the use of cannabis in Texas medicine these days. This is despite the promising results of numerous studies being conducted worldwide. And this controversy is even more profound when it comes to the treatment of children, and in particular, children with autism.

However, resistance to the idea of treating autistic children with safe,  non-psychoactive CBD oil is catching on, with Texas adding Autism as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. Let’s take a quick look at the autism spectrum including Asberger’s syndrome and discuss how CBD oil might provide some measure of relief for these young patients.

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When Florida’s medical marijuana program went into effect in 2018, edibles were not on the menu. Nor were smokable forms of cannabis such as dried flower or cannabis concentrates (eg. hash, wax, etc.), although smokables were later added to the menu of legal products.

However, the Florida Department of Health recently instituted new rules for edible marijuana products. The bottom line, as far as patients are concerned, is that edibles can now legally be sold in all Florida medical marijuana dispensaries.

As the name would imply, edibles are, well, edible products that contain some of the active compounds produced in cannabis.

So what’s so special about edibles? Why are some patients so happy that edibles are now available at Florida dispensaries? What’s in them? And what are they good for? Why would a patient choose edibles over other forms of medical cannabis?

Let’s face it. There are thousands of Florida medical marijuana “patients” who are carrying what you might refer to as a CYA card. They’re not really sick. They just want the legal protections and access to…

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Can medical marijuana be used to treat colitis and Crohn’s disease?  There exist several clinical and lab studies as well as abundant anecdotal evidence to suggest this to be the case. Evidence for the efficacy and safety of cannabis in treating colitis and Crohn’s.

Best 5 strains of medical marijuana for Crohn’s and colitis

As medical marijuana policies continue to progress across the nation, more and more Crohn’s disease and colitis patients are discovering its healing properties. There is abundant evidence that cannabinoids found in marijuana possess powerful anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating benefits that can help to reduce the suffering and damage caused by these conditions.

Both Crohn’s disease and colitis are debilitating, chronic inflammatory conditions that can cause irreversible intestinal damage. Oftentimes, those suffering from these diseases have difficulty digesting food and are unable to properly absorb nutrients and eliminate waste from their bodies.

Crohn’s disease and Colitis patients suffer from…..

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ST. LOUIS — Five additional companies, including two in St. Louis, have been awarded medical marijuana infused-product licenses because duplicate licenses were mistakenly issued, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) reported.

Five infused-product manufacturing facilities submitted duplicate applications and received more than one license for a single facility, DHSS said. There was no prohibition against duplicate applications, but “one facility can only utilize one license,” DHSS said.

The five new licensees, who were next in line in the scoring of applications, are:

MidAmeriCanna, 2849 Union Blvd., St. Louis Nature’s Med MO, 3615 Tree Court Industrial Blvd., St. Louis ROI Labs of Atherton , 4610 N Main St, Independence Missouri Made Marijuana,, 301 S. Outer Belt Road E., Grain Valley Kings Garden Midwest, 3300 Pleasant Place, Trenton

Missouri authorized 60….

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According to definition, an entourage is a group of people attending to an important person — such as a group of bodyguards. Another interpretation is a group of people that travel and work together to achieve a particular purpose.

Obviously, these are metaphors. So what are the similes in these metaphors?

The important person in this allegorical entourage is the overall effect that a particular strain of cannabis has on the human body — whether or not it makes you dozy or invigorates you, chills you out or makes you edgy, dulls your pain or heightens your senses, or any combination of a plenitude of potential effects.

The metaphorical group of people supporting our VIP (overall effect) consists of the various active compounds which are present in cannabis flowers (aka marijuana buds). These two families are large and diverse and their members number in the dozens.

But who exactly are the “characters” in this entourage, what are they doing here, what are their personalities, and what are their jobs in enhancing the overall impact.

The chief active compounds that are present in cannabis resins fall into two camps. Each family of compounds is unique in its….

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The U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a crucial amendment aimed at protecting marijuana legalization laws from federal involvement.

Almost one in four Americans live in a state the adult recreational use of marijuana is legal. Currently, these recreational markets with active dispensaries including Illinois, Massachusetts, and Nevada are not covered under protections put in place by Congress that currently protect states with medical marijuana programs. Soon, a super-important amendment to renew those protections and expand them to cover adult use could be voted on by Congress — some sources say the vote could come as early as September. 

On the dark side, two other, separate amendments are being put forth by another representative that could be devastating to states with recreational programs. If passed, the measures will effectively strip federal funding from states that permit the sale of kid-friendly products or that don’t offer educational programs aimed at reducing marijuana-impaired driving. 

The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act was filed by lawmakers in mid-July in conjunction with a wide-ranging bill funding various federal departments in the Fiscal year 2021. 

In 2014 Congress members passed yearly spending bills, including a provision protecting merchants and individuals engaged in state-sanctioned dispensing and usage of medical marijuana from prosecution by the Department of Justice. The amendment says  federal funding may not be utilized to prevent states from “implementing their own state laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana.” 

This amendment would remove the word “medical” from the existing terminology and extend protections to adults and patients who qualify for a license in both recreational and medical industries. This amendment was put forth by Representatives Early Blumenauer (founding member of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus), Tom McClintock, and Eleanor Holmes-Norton. 

In its current form, the spending legislation

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Missouri Dispensaries are expected to start opening in August of 2020, to begin sell medical marijuana products to MO medcard holders. The MO Department of Health and Senior Services has issued 192 dispensary licenses in the state. These open cannabis stores will carry a selection of THC and CBD dispensary menu products to help qualified patients.

Missouri residents must have received your medical marijuana card from the state to be able to shop at open dispensary locations. To do this you must first visit with a certifying Marijuana Doctor in person or over your phone, tablet, or PC using Telemedicine to get certified.

With 192 dispensary locations in Missouri opening, there will be….

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