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FDA preventing CBD to get fully legalized due to existing Laws

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FDA has been creating a lot of obstacles lately for CBD to get legalized in many states even after the massive recognition of CBD’s health benefits embraced by the medical industry globally, however the reasons given by FDA are lawful.

Cannabidiol has become quite a hot topic of debate ever since medical marijuana started to become legalized. People swear by it, especially those that suffer from some form of chronic illness, a disease or general anxiety related issues. It has given rise to (almost) a new form of culture at the very least. With people infusing it into various drinks and food and it being supplied through the streets, there is no limit to the modes of ingestion. Laws that exist, however, at least in the United States, do not enable the selling or intake of this particular drug. Many reasons, the most important one being the lack of research into its side effects, prevents the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) from fully legalizing it, thought some kinds have been allowed to be released into the market.

According to the Washington Post, Joshua Hudson’s shop that goes by the name of “Twisted Smoothie” serves cannabidiol infused drinks that the customers swear aids them positively in a variety of ways. Hudson is, apparently, also ready to discuss the many benefits of CBD oil and why it should be legalized all around the United States. Hemp farming was recently legalized in the United States, however, according to the FDA this increased the levels of drugs infused in general food items around the country. Their main concern has always been the regulation associated with those drugs and whether they contain the levels of cannabidiol that they claim to consist of.

The FDA claim to have planned out a series of dates when they will be holding talks regarding the future of cannabidiol in the USA, however, nothing has really been made public as of yet. Time is most definitely running out especially for those people who have been dealing in these kinds of food and beverage related services are being targeted and fined.

However, some states have figured out a solution for themselves. Colorado, for example, recently passed laws that bypass federal legislation and state that hemp can now be added to food products regardless of what federal laws or, in conjuncture, what the FDA says.

Most people, and bodies associated with the government, simply think that cannabidiol and all the products associated with it are psychoactive in nature and produce a sort of high that leads to certain side effects. This however is not entirely true as there are only certain extracts of the plant cannabidiol comes from that produce reactions of this kind.

What is confusing is the differing laws that exist in many states regarding this particular drug. Before the growing of hemp was legalized, people found products associated with hemp on almost every shelf in stores in America. After the legalization, however, all products except the ones legalized disappeared. This caused a lot of issues when it came to people that heavily relied on these products. Some believe that the FDA does not really oppose the usage of hemp related substances but has been shaken up by how fast the production is moving and just needs some time to catch up with it. Until it does, however, the daily lives of many that are connected and, more importantly, dependent on this product are affected.

One of the main reasons why legislature has not proceeded towards any decision when it comes to this drug is the lack of research that exists connecting it and its positive effects on many illnesses. One can only hope, for the sake of those that depend on cannabidiol, that CBD oil generating companies would transfer some of their funds to research so that they and their customers both can benefit from the many positives this product comes hand in hand with.

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Cannabolish, a liquid vapor to absorb and remove bad odor from air

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The first ever licensed cannabis restaurant, Lowell’s Original Cannabis Cafe, is a top destination in Los Angeles and to minimize the smoke, they use an air purifier that keeps the odor in and around the restaurant away. Cannabolish is a liquid vapor that is used in the cafe which keeps the smoke away.

Cannabolish addresses scents by using a science-based formula to absorb and remove odors without using toxic ingredients. Because the vapor bonds to the odor molecules, the spray neutralizes scents emitted from the cafe, rather than simply masking them. The owner believes in being good neighbors and uses safe and effective methods to solve cannabis scent concern. Lily Estanislao, General Manager of Lowell Cafe said  “We chose a commercial-grade system that utilizes Cannabolish because it completely eliminates odors and is non-toxic for people and pets in the area.”

According to Dr. Laura Haupert, other places that allow smoking use carbon filters, which are less effective, more expensive, and require time-intensive installation and maintenance. She is the Director of Research and Development at OMI Industries, the parent company of Cannabolish. She further commented, “Cannabolish’s patented formula is unique because it completely removes odors and can be used safely both indoors and out. We’re proud to partner with Lowell Cafe to help them provide an enjoyable experience for customers and neighbors.”

Cannabolish is a science based blend that is safe, biodegradable, and eliminates and absorbs cannabis and tobacco odors. Cannabolish’s parent company has nearly 30 years of experience creating products that safely remove odors across a variety of industrial, commercial, and consumer markets. Cannabolish is available in over 1,000 retail locations across the U.S. and Canada, including Amazon, Bed, Bath & Beyond, MedMen, LivWell and London Drugs.

Cannabolish is available for personal use. Sprays and candles can be purchased at Cannabolish.com

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Misuse of Marijuana among teens in legal states, Research finds

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A new research, conducted by the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found out that misuse of cannabis among teens and adults doubled after legalization of recreational use of cannabis. The study was conducted in JAMA Psychiatry on both use and abuse of cannabis. Many states have legalized marijuana for recreational and medicinal use.

The researchers found that misuse of cannabis among teens aged 12-17 was 25% higher in comparison to states without legalization of recreational use. Frequent use increased by 23%, while problematic use increased by 37%. There was no difference found in frequent or problematic use among people aged 18-25.

The study’s main author Magdelena Cerda said that there are many benefits of legalizing cannabis use. He suggested  “Our findings suggest that as more states move toward legalizing marijuana for recreational use, we also need to think about investing in substance use prevention and treatment to prevent unintended harms—particularly among adolescents.”

Cerda and colleagues analyzed data from the first 4 states to legalize recreational use of marijuana before and after legalization. They compared the results and examined the use and misuse in the past month and over the past year. The respondents were classified by symptoms based DSM-IV criteria.

Silvia S. Martins, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and senior author of this study said that prolonged use of cannabis in early age can lead to long term consequences on health. The researchers also conducted a sensitivity analysis as higher potency cannabis products are available in the illegal market. It was concluded that more research needs to be done. Silvia S. Martins explained “Given our findings on problematic use across age groups, legalization efforts should coincide with prevention and treatment. The general public should be informed about both benefits and potential harms of marijuana products to make informed decisions.”

 

There were limitations in conducting this study. The first one being that not all the people who use marijuana came forward. The second being frequent use of cannabis and use disorders are only 2 aspects. According to Cerda and colleagues, further research should be conducted to find THC potency in marijuana products and a more comprehensive assessment should be done.

Cerda and Martin’s team of researchers include other highly qualified people Christine Mauro, Ava HamiltonNatalie S. Levy, Julian Santaella-Tenorio, Deborah Hasin, Melanie M. Wall,  and Katherine M. Keyes.

Funding for the study was provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse grant.

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Medical Cannabis Brand Aphria bags Top Canadian Cannabis Award

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Aphria, all of their medical and recreational brands, as well as Broken Coast Cannabis named Head Grower were recognized at the 6th Annual Canadian Cannabis Awards hosted by Lift & Co.

A panel of experts awarded Broken Coast’s Head Grower Kevin Anderson ‘Master Grower’ and Aphria’s Solei’s CBN Renew Oil ‘Innovation of the year’ title. The company won 7 awards in total. With the vote of over 31000 Canadians, the adult use brands Solei, RIFF, Good Supply, Broken Coast, and the medical brand Aphria received top honours in each category.

Aphria Inc. is a leading global cannabis company headquartered in Leamington, Ontario. It has been setting the standard for the low-cost production of high-quality cannabis at scale, grown in the most natural conditions possible. They focus on introducing latest technologies and innovation to the global cannabis market. Aphria Inc. drives sustainable long-term shareholder value through a diversified approach to innovation, strategic partnerships and global expansion, with a presence in more than 10 countries across 5 continents.

Irwin D.Simon said: “We are thrilled to have not only all five of our brands across our medical and recreational portfolios – Solei, RIFF, Good Supply, Broken Coast and Aphria – recognized by thousands of Canadians but to have our Solei Renew CBN oil win ‘Innovation of the Year’. These awards speak to the quality of our products and strength of our brands, as well as our commitment to innovation and continuously setting the bar higher to deliver products we believe meet the needs of our patients and consumers.”

Simon further showed his appreciation and gratitude to the hard work of Kevin Anderson who is a Head Grower at Broken Coast honoured. “Broken Coast’s superior craft quality is just one reason why it continues to receive accolades and remains one of the most sought-after brands on the market; another key factor is Kevin’s expertise, leadership and direction. We congratulate Kevin, and the teams in British Columbia and Ontario for the award-winning work they continue to deliver. Aphria’s success will continue to be driven by our incredible employees, and compelling and differentiated portfolio of brands and products.”

The company won 2 awards in the ‘Judged Category’
Innovation of the Year – Solei Renew CBN Oil by Aphria

‘Top Master Grower’ – Kevin Anderson, Head Grower, Broken Coast Cannabis
In the ‘Consumers’ Choice’ category, the honours achieved by all five of the Company’s brands are as follows:
Top Hybrid Flower – Ruxton (Sour OG) by Broken Coast Cannabis
Top High CBD Bottled Oil – CBD 25:1 Oil by Aphria
Top Sativa Dominant Pre-roll – Jean Guy Pre-roll by Good Supply
Top Indica Dominant Pre-roll – Subway Scientist Pre-roll by RIFF
Top Hybrid Pre-roll – Sense Pre-roll by Solei

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