This Man Figured out How to Train Bees to Make Honey from Cannabis

(CCN) Many are calling him a genius. He is an artisan, locksmith and above all else, he explains, a beekeeper. He has accumulated over 4,300 Facebook followers, and 700 on Instagram, after the 39-year-old Frenchman — who describes himself as an advocate of medical cannabis and of complete cannabis legalization — trained bees to make honey from cannabis.

Marijuana Industry a Homegrown Source of Job Growth

Marijuana Industry a Homegrown Source of Job Growth The marijuana job market could double or triple in years to come. By Sean Williams On 12/17/16 at 2:00 PM Look around, and you'll struggle to find an industry hotter than marijuana. Back in 1995, not a single state had a law on its books legalizing medical cannabis or recreational pot.

CBD is Illegal: 5 Facts About CBD And Its Therapeutic Health Effects

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is generating a lot of buzz in the medical marijuana movement. The benefits of the non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, or the other half of THC, have been shown to treat several ailments, from neurological disorders to cancer. Evidently, CBD has medical value, but what is it exactly and how does it work? The "miracle compound" is one of more than 80 active cannabinoid compounds in the marijuana plant.

The "miracle compound" is one of more than 80 active cannabinoid compounds in the marijuana plant. CBD produces its effect by interacting with specific receptors on cells in the brain and body: The CB1 receptor, found on neurons and glial cells in various parts of the brain; and the CB2 receptor, found mainly in the body’s immune system. It does not bind to the CB1 and CB2 nerve receptors in the brain, meaning it won’t get us high. CBD levels can vary between plants. For example, marijuana plants grown for recreational use tend to be high in THC, and vary in amounts of CBD. Industrial hemp plants are very low in THC, while medical marijuana plants are high in CBD.

Several scientific studies have explored the potential therapeutic effects of CBD on our health.

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Israel, a Medical Marijuana Pioneer, Is Eager to Capitalize - The New York Times

The Volcani Center, the Ministry of Agriculture’s research organization, is building a national institute for medical marijuana research. The chief scientist’s office of the Ministry of Economy has infused millions of shekels into innovative marijuana companies, much as government investment helped fuel the Israeli tech boom in the 1990s. The government is also setting standards for the cultivation, storage and use of medical marijuana.

The DEA Just Banned CBD And Here's Why

The legality of CBD is no longer in the gray area. In fact, the DEA just banned CBD, cementing its place on the list of Schedule 1 substances. CBD or Cannabidiol is a compound or cannabinoid in cannabis that won’t get you high. What it does do though is stop seizures and aid others suffering from debilitating conditions.

The many potholes in marijuana legalization - The Globe and Mail

About a year ago, I visited Seattle to see how pot legalization was going. Not well, as it turned out.

A few years earlier, Washington State became one of the first U.S. jurisdictions to vote in favour of legalizing and regulating the sale of marijuana for recreational use. In 2014, the system designed to manage the commercialization process was operational – and it didn’t take long for some early grumbling to become a nascent revolt.

The Importance For Improved Medical Marijuana Research

Florida – Support for legalization of cannabis, for both recreational and medical use, is increasing in the United States, but there is insufficient evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that it works medicinally.

“Currently, there are only a limited number of studies on cannabis, or marijuana, due to its Schedule I classification. More research is needed, but until that classification changes, it is not going to be possible to study it to the extent that it needs to be,”

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One of the more comforting foods is the potato. Despite proving to help reduce high blood pressure, it has become a great concern to the weight-conscious. If you add to its decadence by frying it up to serve with a side of sour cream, you’ll have a gorgeous potato latke, and another reason to berate yourself when you step on the scale.

11 Dope Gifts for the Dabber in Your Life

Finding the right gift for a dabber can be tough, especially if you don’t dab yourself. When that certain someone already has a great rig, it can seem like a tough job to find something they don’t have but need.

$AGSTF Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire 15-Acres of Cannabis Zoned Land

Arcturus Growthstar Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Arcturus”) (AGSTF) (CSE:AGS) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Definitive Agreement (“the Contract”) to acquire a 15-acre parcel of land in Redland, Florida, in a county that is designated to legally cultivate, process and dispense cannabis. Redland is an unincorporated community within Miami-Dade County, with Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west.

Is 2017 a Do-Or-Die Year for Aurora Cannabis Stock?

Is 2017 a Do-Or-Die Year for Aurora Cannabis Stock? By Stephen Karmazyn 15, 2016 What’s Next for Aurora Cannabis Stock? Aurora Cannabis Inc (CVE:ACB) has both reasons to be excited and reasons to be apprehensive about marijuana legalization prospects moving forward. Aurora Cannabis stock was down five percent on Wednesday, despite having gained six percent the day after the federal government’s task force released recommendations concerning the pot regulation process.