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An increasing number of nations are legalizing marijuana for medical use due to its many benefits. According to a report by the National Institute of Health (NIH), the CBD component of cannabis may be useful in reducing inflammation and pain. CBD cream comes from mixing the cream with extracts from CBD. Since CBD is available in powder or oil, it is possible to use it to make creams that people apply topically on the skin.

The primary medical reason for using CBD cream by most of the users is to manage pain. The findings of one cannabis study show that when you treat adults suffering from chronic pain with CBD, they report a significant decrease in pain.

CBD cream for Arthritis Pain

A source indicates that approximately 350 million people all over the world have arthritis. This large number shows that it is impossible to overlook arthritis pain. Some researchers investigated the effect of CBD cream for arthritis pain using animal models. The researchers used lab rats and infected them with arthritis, then applied CBD topical cream. The findings of the study show a drop in both pain and swelling.

People who use CBD topical cream for arthritis

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6 Health Benefits of Granola Bars – The Quick Bites

Now that weed is legal throughout Canada, many cannabis products are sold for consumer use, each offering the same effects as the flower/ plant. This includes edibles. An edible is a food that contains specified milligrams of THC. Eating an edible provides a ‘high’ just as you’d get inhaling a joint or bowl of flower cannabis. Many people prefer edibles for various reasons, including easier ingesting, more discreet, and a totally new type of high.

Granola bars are one of the many edible treats THC consumers can choose from. For consumers searching for a healthy alternative to snack cakes, gummies, and brownies, granola bars offer a fun treat that provides an intense, fun high along with some pretty amazing health benefits. Of course, those health benefits are yours even when traditional; non-THC granola bars are consumed as well. What are the health benefits of granola bars?

Granola Bars are Packed With Nutritional Value

First things first. You should know that granola bars are packed with nutrients that help provide the many benefits we’ll discuss below. Nutrients in granola bars include dietary fiber, potassium, calcium, zinc, iron, and magnesium.

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s has signed into law legislation that decriminalizes hemp, the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana.

Governor DeWine recently signed Senate Bill 57 into law, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA). The Associated Press reports that the agency will create and administer a new hemp program in the state. The bill also legalizes the manufacture and sale of CBD products derived from the plant.

According to the department, all hemp must have 0.3% or less of THC to qualify under the new law. Any hemp with more than 0.3% THC will still remain illegal.

The Ohio Farm Bureau said industrial hemp will give farmers another crop option and a potential revenue stream that could offset “years of declining commodity prices,” The Associated Press reports.

The new law sets up a licensing structure for farmers interested in growing the crop. “Farmers must obtain a license from the ODA to grow hemp. Processors and some research facilities will also need to obtain licenses. Universities also have the opportunity to cultivate and process hemp for research purposes.”

Licenses are not yet available, but the ODA on its website says the goal is to have farmers licensed and capable

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Northern California’s South Bay now has its first cannabis union. Representatives from the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) announced on Friday at San Jose City Hall that workers at the town’s MedMen dispensary location would organize.

Employees at the dispensary will enjoy wages that come in at $3 above Californian minimum wage, two weeks of vacation pay, 40 percent employee discounts, and time and a half overtime holiday pay, among other benefits.

As cannabis becomes legal in more and more jurisdictions, advocates and lawmakers are grappling with how to make the industry economically just, especially when it comes to individuals who were penalized under marijuana prohibition by racially biased law enforcement. Labor advocates say that unionization of the cannabis industry is one way to ensure that social equity for workers is not forgotten in the Green Rush.

“I think there’s a greater responsibility for advocates like us and others to ensure that this happens,” said UFCW strategic campaign director Jim Araby, who gave props to MedMen for its role in the process.

UFCW has been working to represent marijuana workers in California as far back as 2007 and now counts 10,000 cannabis workers union members in 14 states. The

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A public health official issued a warning about the dangers of unlicensed cannabis products following the hospitalization of seven Californians who fell ill after vaping. In a notice released last week, Dr. Milton Teske, health officer with the Kings County Department of Public Health, said that those stricken had been taken to the hospital in the Central California community after experiencing pneumonia-like symptoms.

“Since June, seven cases of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) have been identified, requiring hospitalization and respiratory support among previously healthy adults,” reads the notice. “Some of these patients’ conditions were so severe they were admitted to the intensive care unit and required respiratory support through mechanical devices.”

Initial symptoms of ARDS include the feeling that one can’t get enough air into the lungs, rapid breathing, low blood oxygen level, low blood pressure, confusion, and extreme tiredness.

Six of the patients are in their 20s and the last is a 60-year-old experienced cannabis user who had tried vaping for the first time. Teske noted that all seven patients had recently used THC or CBD oil vape cartridges that they had purchased at unlicensed marijuana “pop-up shops” and urged consumers to purchase cannabis products only at regulated retailers.

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The state of Florida legalized medical cannabis for serious conditions in 2016. But in 2015, Florida lawyer Ian Christensen was already telling clients that marijuana was legal. Christensen advised clients that it was okay to grow their own marijuana, so long as it was for a medical reason. And he even opposed the then-ongoing effort to legalize medical cannabis because, in his view, it was already legal.

But earlier this month, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that Christensen caused serious harm to his clients on account of his erroneous legal advice. As a result, a federal judge ordered the former Florida lawyer to pay two of his clients $370,000 in damages after they were convicted for illegally cultivating and possessing marijuana. In court, Christensen didn’t even bother defending himself.

Florida Lawyer Told Clients It Was Legal to Grow Medical Marijuana

In March 2015, Florida police raided the home of Scott and Marsha Yandell, seizing nearly 50 marijuana plants the couple had been cultivating. The Yandells, both 45 at the time, faced multiple felony drug charges. But in court, the Yandells and their attorney Ian Christensen claimed that the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office had violated their rights. The Yandells said

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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized nearly four tons of marijuana last week in a package from Mexico to the United States. Packed among the contraband? A shipment of jalapeños.

The bust came Thursday, when the CBP said a 37-year-old Mexican man entered the Otay Mesa port of entry near the border between San Diego and Tijuana.

The man entered the port “driving a tractor pulling a trailer with cargo manifested as jalapeño peppers,” according to a press release from the CBP. The CBP officer at the cargo facility then referred the truck for a secondary inspection.

After the driver pulled up to the dock, a canine unit was alerted to the shipment of peppers, prompting other CBP officers to further inspect the cargo. From there, the officers “discovered a leafy-green like substance that field-tested positive for the properties of marijuana,” according to the press release.

Amid the pallets of jalapeños, officers discovered more than 300 large wrapped packages of marijuana that weighed 7,560 pounds and was valued at $2.3 million.

“I am proud of the officers for seizing this significant marijuana load,” Otay Mesa Port Director Rosa Hernandez said in the press release.  “Not only did they prevent

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CannTrust Holdings Inc. says the Ontario government‘s cannabis retailer is returning all of the company’s products it has because they do not conform with the terms of its master cannabis supply agreement.

The company says the total value of the products is about $2.9 million.

The move by the provincial retailer comes as CannTrust faces problems with Health Canada.

The federal regulator found problems at the company’s greenhouse in Pelham, Ont., earlier this year and later raised issues regarding a manufacturing facility in Vaughan, Ont.

– Read the entire article at News.

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Nearly half of Canadian cannabis consumers purchase their weed illegally, reveals Statistics Canada’s National Cannabis Survey released Thursday (Aug. 15). Ten months after the country legalized recreational marijuana, 42% of those who partake admitted to buying at least some of their pot from an illegal source, such as a drug dealer.

Legalizing the drug has not yet eliminated the black market, in part because the number of legal shops is rising slowly. The federal government imposes onerous registration procedures on these shops; only recently has the government reassessed them in an attempt to ease the “licensing bottleneck.” Other would-be shop owners point out that it’s difficult to enter the legal market via what they say is an ‘unfair’ lottery system. The legal shops that do exist consistently fail to meet consumer demand.

In the last quarter of 2018, 79% of transactions were done on the black market, according to Statistics Canada.

– Read the entire article at Quartz.

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This weekend, we had the pleasure of hanging out and toking up with growers, business owners, artists, and enthusiasts at the Cannabis Cup, also known as DOPEland. Here are the winners of the 2019 Seattle Cannabis Cup:

Indica Flower Jesse Faatz/ High Times

First Place: Doc and Yeti Urban Farms – Forbidden Fruit
Second Place: Premier Cannabis – Wedding Cake
Third Place: Freddy’s Fuego – LarryCake

Sativa Flower Jesse Faatz/ High Times

First Place: Premier Cannabis – Mtn Trop
Second Place: Doc and Yeti Urban Farms – Dutch Treat
Third Place: Secret Gardens of Washington – Lemon OG Haze

Hybrid Flower Jesse Faatz/ High Times

First Place: Premier Cannabis – Premier Glue 4.0
Second Place: Freddy’s Fuego – Guava Jelly
Third Place: Secret Gardens of Washington – Wedding Cake

Sungrown Flower Jesse Faatz/ High Times

First Place: Lazy Bee Gardens – Powder Hound
Second Place: Canna Organix – Zkittlez Sungrown Flower
Third Place: Grow Op Farms – Sun Grown GMO

CBD Flower Jesse Faatz/ High Times

First Place: Millennium Green – Ringo’s Gift
Second Place: Liberty Reach – Canna Tsu 
Third Place: Artizen Cannabis – Critical Mass

Preroll Jesse Faatz/ High Times

First Place: Secret Gardens of Washington – Baller Candy Pre-Roll
Second Place:
Oleum Extracts – MAC Sugar Cone
Third Place:

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