Author Archives: Iain Gorman

Why Smart People Are Investing In Marijuana?

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There’s a lot of money swirling around the cannabis industry at the moment. Investors are confident in a return. But why? According to the New York-based private-equity firm Tuatara Capital, the company has raised the largest amount of capital ever to invest in the legal marijuana industry. They raised $93 million and recently closed an […]

Epileptics’ Hopes Ride On Zynerba Pharmaceuticals For New Treatment

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Phase Two of their cannabidiol (CBD) gel for the treatment of patients with adult epilepsy has begun. Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company specializing in the development of synthetic cannabinoid treatments, announced on the first of August that it had begun phase two clinical trials  of its CBD gel ZYN002. The gel has been developed to […]

New Option For Canadian Users of Medical Marijuana: Homegrown Cannabis

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Patients can now grow a “limited amount” of cannabis for medicinal purposes at home in Canada under new laws. The change came about after the Federal Court deemed the old rules unconstitutional. It’s all go north of the border. Expanded rules, due to come into effect later this month (August 24th), have granted Canadian medical […]

What Is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)?

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Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the chemical in marijuana responsible for most of the plant’s notorious psychotropic effects. It was first discovered in 1964 and was isolated and synthesized from the cannabis plant by a Bulgarian-born Israeli organic chemist named Dr. Raphael Mechoulam. It works by attaching itself to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. These receptors […]

The Clinton Marijuana Dilemma

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With the former New York senator’s designs on taking the White House, she might need to start taking legalization seriously. We’ve previously written about the generally positive outlook on marijuana shared by the four main presidential candidates: Clinton, Trump, Gary Johnson, and Jill Stein. Secretary Clinton is on record as saying that, if she achieves […]

CBD UK Laws – Are Cannabidiol Products Legal in the UK?

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The United Kingdom’s demand for, and interest in, cannabidiol (CBD) products appears to be on the rise. British consumers can now purchase any number and type of CBD products from a wide range of websites and brick-and-mortar stores. These products include CBD oils, tinctures, topical ointments, and vaporizers. But are they all above board and […]

Detroit Dispensaries: An Endangered Phenomenon

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In 2008, Michigan became the 13th State to legalize medical marijuana. The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act specifically allows caretakers to provide up to 12 plants for up to five patients, plus another 12 plants for themselves. This equates to a possible 72 in total. While the law didn’t explicitly address the opening and running of […]

What Is A-Tocopherol?

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We’re back again, once more looking at the composition of hemp oil. Last time out, we answered the question, “What is B-Sitosterol?” In this article, we are investigating yet another component of hemp seed oil: Alpha (A)-Tocopherol. A-Tocopherol is the strongest of the tocopherol elements. Naturally found in a number of foods (more on this […]

Progress? The 4 Pro-Pot Presidential Candidates

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For Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump marijuana legalization is something they can actually agree upon. Jill Stein and Gary Johnson make up this gang of 4, unanimous in their agreement. A whopping 89% of Americans think medical marijuana should be legalized for adult use. And the advocates of medical marijuana are hopeful that […]