The hemp industry in New Zealand has been toiling in the background but when last year's updated legislation enabled the sale of hemp seeds as food, it shifted into overdrive. “The only other time there has been this much opportunity to establish a new business was when the Internet became available.”
Ever wondered how medicinal cannabis works? It wouldn't have any therapeutic benefits if our bodies didn’t already contain a biological system (known as the Endocannabinoid System) capable of interacting with its active chemical compounds, like CBD and THC.
Hemp would give fashion brands a new story to tell their customers, one that is first and foremost sustainable and good for the planet.
Since regulations were amended on November 12, 2018 - to allow hemp seed to be sold as food in New Zealand - products made using the ingredient have sprouted up everywhere and in many forms.
The University of Notre Dame Australia in Perth recently embarked on the first-ever clinical trial to find out how cannabis can be used to treat the adverse behavioral effects of dementia.
Australia will provide A$3 million for research on the use of cannabis to help cancer patients.
The impending start of New Zealand's regulated medicinal cannabis market has created a number of unique work opportunities that previously didn't exist. Kiwi company Rua Bioscience is on the hunt for a green-thumbed project manager, preferably with cannabis growing experience.
Possessing and growing cannabis for personal use will become legal in Australia’s capital. The laws, which don’t come into effect until 31 January, will allow Canberrans over 18 to possess 50 grams of cannabis and grow two plants.
Finally, cannabis businesses have banking rights in the US after the historic passing of the Banking Bill.
"No one is claiming that cannabis can cure dementia. However, as the disease progresses, behavior problems can create a horror for families caring for a loved one with dementia. If there is a gentler, "less-doped" alternative than psychotropic meds, let's use it!"
An anesthesiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital said that the riskiest time for patients undergoing anesthesia is within an hour or two after consuming cannabis.
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that youth marijuana use in the U.S. is declining as adult use is on the upswing. Historically, young adults made up the bulk of cannabis consumers, with teenagers following close behind. But in the past few years, adults over 26 have surpassed teenagers in cannabis consumption.
Harvard researchers recently identified a specific cannabis flavonoid that was able to kill tumor cells in 70 percent of mice with pancreatic cancer.
A study using data from a cannabis treatment app found that pain patients experienced the most relief with cannabis flower and products that had high levels of THC.
A study more than 400 women undergoing fertility treatment found that women who consumed cannabis were more likely to lose a pregnancy than non-consumers. Among the more than 300 women who had a positive pregnancy test, 54 percent of the marijuana users lost a pregnancy, compared to 26 percent of non-users.