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Recreational Cannabis Alive in Nevada: Witnessing History in the Making

Recreational Cannabis Alive in Nevada: Witnessing History in the Making

Nevadans stepped into their future on July 1st when recreational cannabis became widely available at 38 dispensaries in Las Vegas and 4 in Reno. Now two weeks into recreational cannabis, the consensus is overwhelmingly positive, the excitement of bringing recreational cannabis to Nevada is palpable. Big congratulations go out to both the local Clark County […]

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Nevada’s Governor Sandoval Supports Native Americans

Nevada’s Governor Sandoval Supports Native Americans

Coming on the heels of the recent debacle of the highly anticipated, windswept High Times Cannabis Cup event on tribal lands just north of Las Vegas, Senate Bill 375 effectively now allows direct talks with the governor’s office on the use and sale of medical marijuana (MMJ) on tribal lands.  Nevada’s Native Americans not only […]

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CannMed 2017 Hilights Therapeutic Benefits of Cannabis

CannMed 2017 Hilights Therapeutic Benefits of Cannabis

This past week the second annual CannMed Conference, held on the Harvard Medical School campus in Boston MA, was kicked off in appropriate fashion with a video presentation by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, to whom the cannabis industry owes its continuing gratitude for his prescient deduction 50 years ago, linking phyto-cannabinoids to an existing endocannabinoid system […]

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Inherent Residual Solvents In Your Cannabis

Inherent Residual Solvents In Your Cannabis

Individual assumptions about organic solvents probably varies quite a bit, but normally the term “organic solvents” conjure up putrid visions of poisonous, flammable and toxic vapors, but not all organic solvents fall into that fearful category.  We can’t always see or smell them; but they are volatile, and typically measured using a GC/MS with headspace […]

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The Role of Science in Society & Cannabis

The Role of Science in Society & Cannabis

Who doesn’t love science?  From dinosaurs to galaxies far, far away; from the interdependence of life with death, the scourge of disease, the gift and curse of radioactivity.  At some level, everyone appreciates and enjoys learning about the world around them on this rock we call Earth, whirling at 17,672 mph through the seemingly infinite […]

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The National Academies Has Spoken

The National Academies Has Spoken

At this crucial time for cannabis policy and national standing, a subcommittee of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine has released a pre-publication entitled, “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research.”  The National Academy of Sciences, a revered institution, was established by President Lincoln […]

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The Case for Mandatory Genotyping

The Case for Mandatory Genotyping

As the cannabis industry continues to grow across the United States at a rapid pace, the competition amongst growers and producers is also heating up. This competition is reflected in dropping prices at both the wholesale and retail level. There are few options for growers to regain market share in the flooded retail market space. […]

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New DEA Policy Developments with Regard to Cannabidiol

New DEA Policy Developments with Regard to Cannabidiol

As we impatiently await dispatch from the forthcoming administration in Washington as to their interpretation of the current state of cannabis access across the U.S., the DEA quietly published an item, 21 CFR Part 1308, in the Federal Register on December 14th.  The notice establishes a new drug code 7350 under Schedule I for “marihuana […]

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Curtailment In Oregon’s Cannabis Market

Curtailment In Oregon’s Cannabis Market

By Cindy Orser, PhD, Chief Science Officer of Digipath Labs The news of Oregon’s cannabis market coming to its knees because of strict testing requirements casts a long shadow on those states faced with rolling out newly voter-approved MMJ or retail cannabis programs.  One can easily conclude from the rising national awareness of the prevalence of tainted cannabis […]

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Cannabis Use Disorder

Cannabis Use Disorder

By Cindy Orser, PhD, Chief Science Officer of Digipath Labs ‘Cannabis Use Disorder,’ or CUD for short is described as a new mental health condition categorized in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the diagnostic bible of psychiatrists.  The DSM publication is used by clinicians, researchers, drug regulatory agencies, health insurance […]

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