CBD shows promise as potent topical antibiotic, killing resistant superbugs
New research presented at the the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology has demonstrated a novel topical formation containing cannabidiol (CBD) is effective at killing bacterial infections in the skin. The formulation was also found to kill certain antibiotic-resistant bacteria. We have known for some time that certain cannabinoids found in marijuana display impressive […]more
What Does the New Farm Bill Mean For Legal Cannabis?
By legalizing hemp, the Farm Bill has created a legal source of CBD. The Farm Bill signed in December 2018 clears the way for CBD products to become legal nationwide – or, at least, that is the hope of marijuana industry advocates. If that is the way the situation unfolds, it would eliminate the ambiguity […]more
how cannabis became chic
CBD (and THC) is having a huge moment in mainstream media. But as cannabis becomes more fashionable, its space in the luxury market also becomes more problematic. There’s nothing we like more than a good makeover. Whether it’s Rachael Leigh Cook falling downstairs in that red dress in She’s All That, or the slightly abusive computer who forced people to […]more
Julian Marley Thinks Cannabis Should Be Free
By Laura Desmond In an exclusive interview, the son of reggae legend Bob Marley talks about his brand JuJu Royal, the benefits of the ‘Herb,’ and what his father would think about the commercilazation of marijuana. Julian “JuJu” Marley is one of the most recognizable names in the cannabis industry. His product line, JuJu Royal, includes vape […]more
Chronic pot use may have serious effects on the brain, experts say
More research needs to be done to highlight the long-term effects of marijuana use on the brain, body and our behavior, experts say. As marijuana legalization builds momentum across the United States — with Michigan becoming the latest state to allow recreational use by adults — researchers are warning that more studies are needed on the long-term […]more
What You Need to Know About The Endocannabinoid System
Sceintists are just beginning to understand the health benefits ECS. Here’s what we know so far. One of the most common questions I get about CBD is, “Why does it seem to help with so many different ailments that are completely unrelated?” The answer is simple: Because humans, like all mammals, have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). […]more
This Week in Weed: Coca Cola Considers Cannabis!
Coca-Cola considers entering Cannabis, the NYPD is still making arrests, and South Africa makes history Coca Cola Considers Cannabis Coca Cola is the latest beverage company expressing interest in entering the cannabis industry. A spokesperson from the soda giant said that they’re eyeing the growth of CBD as an ingredient. Pot stocks trended higher after the […]more
Can a ‘Heartstrings’ Approach Help Make Marijuana More Acceptable to Voters?
Legalize It, a new documentary about medical marijuana, makes no secret about its position on the plant. The film begins with the stark question: Would you break the law to save a life? The documentary, by the producers of (Shark Tank-styled) The Marijuana Show on Amazon Prime, then answers that question with a cavalcade of heartbreaking stories that make a compelling […]more
Why Are Only Four Percent of Cannabis Businesses Owned By African Americans?
Black entrepreneurs talk candidly about the lack of representation and what they’re doing about it. In the fight to legalize cannabis, one of the most compelling arguments has been the social justice argument–that legalizing cannabis will stop the disproportionate enforcement of cannabis laws on the on the African-American community. Although 16 percent of African Americans […]more
CBD Beauty Products Are Trending. Here’s What You Need to Know
CBD is majorly trending. Formally known as Cannabidiol, CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the marijuana plant that doesn’t have any intoxicating or euphoric effects. We’ve seen it in drinks and chocolate bars, and recently we’ve been seeing it in lots of beauty products. Why? There haven’t been a ton of studies on the topic, but CBD […]more