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Which is worse for the lungs: Cannabis vs. tobacco?

Inhaling anything into the lungs will, over time, cause damage. But which is worse for the user: inhaling tobacco smoke or cannabis? New research has been probing for the answer.

France kicks off first medical marijuana trial

Clermont-ferrand - A doctor in France wrote the country's first prescription for therapeutic cannabis on Friday, kicking off a two-year trial involving 3,000 patients that could lead to marijuana's legalisation for medical use.

High hopes as North Macedonia eyes cannabis potential

Skopje - After receiving a suspended sentence for possession of cannabis last year, Filip Dostovski walked out of the Skopje courthouse and lit a joint outside as cameras rolled.

Buzz in Bordeaux: France's first cannabis tipple

Bordeaux - A young entrepreneur has launched France's first wine infused with a cannabis extract in the heart of the Bordeaux wine-growing region, hoping to shake up traditions and score with millennials.

Haute cuisine: Thai hospital rolls out cannabis-laced menu

Prachin - From spicy "happy" salads to soups sprinkled with cannabis shoots and deep-fried marijuana leaves -- a Thai hospital restaurant has rolled out a weed-inspired menu which has curious customers flocking to sample its euphoria-inducing offerings.

Grassed up: hapless drug suspect's phone reveals stash to cops

London - A suspected drug dealer stopped by British police caught a lucky break when they found nothing in his car -- until he pulled out his phone to access a translation app and inadvertently showed officers a video of his cannabis farm.

US House backs decriminalizing cannabis in historic vote

Washington - US House legislators voted for the first time Friday to decriminalize cannabis, a key step towards bringing federal laws in line with states and other countries that have freed up use of the drug.

Health chief plants cannabis as Thailand eyes medicinal market

Bangkok - Thailand's health minister helped plant cannabis seedlings Thursday as the government nurtures plans to harvest the multibillion-dollar potential of medical marijuana.

Classy & Classic - Our CBD Gin Martini Recipe

Few cocktails are as cool—and as hotly contested—as the martini. It seems like every bartender has a different theory as to where this drink originated and how it should be prepared.

Can hemp seeds reduce heart attack risk?

A new finding concerning the health properties of hemp has been discovered. The material extracted from the Cannabis plant may aid in protecting the heart.

CBD for Senior Canines: How Can It Help?

Just like humans, age can take a toll on our four-legged friends. CBD can be a great addition to your senior dog’s life because of its wide ranging health benefits.

U.S. House vote to legalize cannabis expected during September

A historic vote to federally legalize cannabis is expected to occur later during September in the U.S. House of Representatives. Whether the vote goes through is, however, uncertain due to the divergent balance of political opinion.

CBD for Senior Golfers — No Mulligans Needed

When it comes to playing a consistent golf game and keeping the mulligans to a minimum, these factors play a major roll. For the aging golfer, CBD is one of the best natural alternatives for keeping your golf game on point.

Pakistan plans hemp production with eye on global cannabis market

Islamabad - Pakistan has unveiled plans to allow the industrial production of hemp, spurring hopes farmers and businesses in the conservative Islamic country will be able to tap into the lucrative global cannabis market.

New study sheds light on cannabis and stress reduction

Does regular cannabis contribute to a reduction in feelings of stress and anxiety? or does consumption fuel these symptoms, and create other problems like increased paranoia? A new study looks at the evidence.

Transmission of multidrug resistant tuberculosis and cannabis use

The microbiological quality of cannabis represents an important research and public health area, especially as cannabis intake increases. This is especially so in the case of TB. If cannabis is contaminated, this will present risks to users.

CBD for Baby Boomers: Jump on The Bandwagon?

Sales of CBD are on the rise, but particularly so for a certain age group. Many will be surprised to hear it’s not Millennials driving the industry along.

The Ultimate Guide to CBD And Seniors for Pain Pill Replacement

In the past, many people turned to pain medication in order to treat chronic and acute pain. Unfortunately, many painkillers are highly addictive. Because of this, more people are looking for non-addictive options like cannabidiol (CBD).

New guidance for the quality control of cannabis compounds

Cannabis and related compounds are being used in a range of research studies. This has prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue guidance on sources, quality control, and methods of THC calculation.

The Ultimate Guide to CBD and Seniors With Arthritis

There is no known cure for arthritis, so reducing the body's inflammatory response allows people to live in less pain. CBD is showing some promise as a way to treat the pain of arthritis.

The Ultimate Guide to CBD and Seniors for Insomnia

Does it seem like it is harder and harder to sleep as you get older? If you have already checked for other conditions and reduced your caffeine intake, there are still options that can help. Cannabidiol (CBD) could help with your insomnia.

Review: 'Green Rush' is a high-octane thriller inspired by actual events Special

"Green Rush," directed by Gerard Roxburgh, is a high-adrenaline thriller that is ideal to watch while quarantined at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital Journal has the scoop.

How the cannabis sector is embracing digital transformation

As with other sectors of the economy, especially those which need to trade in products, digital ways of working are becoming more commonplace for the burgeoning cannabis sector in North America. We consider some examples.

Essential Science: Cannabis users affected worse by COVID-19

Medical data suggests that users of medicinal cannabis are being hit worse by COVID-19 symptoms compared with other members of the population. This may suggest an issue with the lungs or cannabis itself. A new survey has been set up.

Bellamy Brothers partner with medical cannabis provider Trulieve

The iconic country duo, The Bellamy Brothers, partnered with the medical cannabis provider Trulieve. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Q&A: Are hemp plastics really sustainable? Special

Many companies tend to tout hemp plastics as a superior alternative to petroleum-based plastics, but its disadvantages often go unmentioned. Cody Ziering of PAQcase explains more.

Study: Cannabis users make for the most dangerous drivers

Driving and cannabis consumption do not go well together, a new study finds. The key finding is that recreational marijuana use impacts driving ability even when users are not intoxicated with the drug.

Researchers uncover hidden antibiotic potential of cannabis

Hamilton - A cannabis compound has been shown to kill some of the most worrisome antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a study by Canadian researchers at McMaster University.

Q&A: Meet the crockpot of cannabis extraction Special

High recreational cannabis taxes and hazardous black market concentrates are leading consumers to make homemade concentrates. It is now safe to make homemade concentrates by using Source Turbo by ExtractCraft. Troy Ivan explains.

New-found cannabis compound 30 times more potent than THC

Two new-found cannabinoids have been discovered in the glands of the Cannabis plant, and one of them may be at least 30 times more potent as the high-inducing compound THC.
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