Cannabis and Coronavirus: How Pandemic Spending Patterns Are Shaping The Industry | Forbes

Cannabis and Coronavirus: How Pandemic Spending Patterns Are Shaping The Industry | Forbes

In March, when the majority of American businesses were forced to close due to coronavirus, one industry is still staying somewhat afloat: cannabis.

During the week of March 16, cannabis dispensaries in legal states across the country started seeing their sales surge with long lines forming outside of stores and an uptick in online ordering and delivery services — which was due to an initial stocking up mentality when the fate of dispensary operations was unclear.


Almost Organic Cannabis in California

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California regulators and cannabis growers came together to flesh out the state’s “comparable-to-organic” cannabis program, slated to start in January 2021. Because of donkey butter cannabis remains federally illegal, it can’t be certified as organic at the federal level, so California aims to create a parallel—and comparable—standard.To help decide what to include in California’s framework, participants of the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s fourth working group meeting in Sacramento looked at a blueprint that already exists: the USDA’s National Organic Program, which sets and enforces standards for organically produced agricultural products.

During the meeting, state regulators said that the goal is to align the California program, to be known as “O Cal,” with USDA standards. Regulators want cannabis growers to be able to easily transition to the national program in the event that cannabis is legalized at the federal level.

Covid 19 Curve Flattening

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The national mortality estimate also assumes that full social distancing measures will remain in place nationwide through May 2020. That may come as a bit of a shock to many Americans who currently expect the nation’s radical shutdown to ease at the end of April.

In the West Coast states that saw the earliest outbreaks—California, Washington, and Oregon—quick action by state government leaders and early shutdown orders seem to be working. On April 1, the IHME model predicted 1,545 total COVID-19 deaths in Washington state by June 1. But only five days later, on April 6, the same model reduced that mortality estimate to 977. That’s a savings, in theory, of 568 lives. By April 13, the Washington state estimate had been reduced further, to 855.

Does Cannabis Affect Your Dreams

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For some of us, a regular herbal nightcap makes slipping into sleep that much easier, and centuries of anecdotal evidence affirm the usefulness of weed as a sleep aid. Ancient Chinese pharmacology combined cannabis flower with datura to create the elegantly named “sagacious sleep powder,” or shui sheng san. Western medicine is now catching up, with research into cannabis and sleep on the rise.

But what about the effects of cannabis on dreaming? If you’re already well-acquainted with weed, you’re probably aware that periods of heavy consumption see your nocturnal imaginings diminish, if not vanish entirely. Conversely, intermittent periods of abstinence see an onslaught of bizarre dreamscapes.

So what’s the deal? How and why does cannabis impact the dreaming phase of sleep, and should you be concerned?

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Can Cannabis Help With Coronavirus?

Can Cannabis Help With Coronavirus?

Can Cannabis Help With Coronavirus? This should be investigated. Cannabis is well documented in science to help with a lot of different health problems. If cannabis can provide any relief why isn’t it being used to help save lives during this pandemic?

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There is something you should know about epilepsy and cannabis | Jokubas Ziburkus | TEDxVilnius

Our brains are comprised of at least 150 different subtypes of neurons. Each one of these neurons produces a ‘Pak!’. This represents a very fast change in electrical potential of the cell and it is called an action potential. A single neuron is like a pale blue dot in a very complex system of billions of neurons and trillions of connections between these neurons.
Being a musician himself, Jokubas is interested in looking at neurons from a different perspective: if we were to perceive neural activity as sound, it would probably sound like screaming. What does screaming do to your voice and vocal cords – it causes loss of voice and can even permanently damage the vocal cords. The same happens to neurons that are ridden by seizure activity – excessive electrical activity and excitation can eventually destroy neurons, causing serious damage to your brain.

Jokubas Ziburkus is a Lithuanian-American Neuroscientist. He graduated with Ph.D. in 2001 from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, where according to him he ‘also graduated from the best school of music’. During his first postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University’s Mind/ Brain Institute, he performed a series of important experiments that led to significant insights on neuromodulation of synaptic plasticity in the visual system.

EPA Approves Pesticides for Hemp Production

The dreaded russet mite that makes growers lose sleep at night.

In a major step toward making the newly legal crop a national commodity, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday approved the use of 10 products to control insect pests and diseases – nine biopesticides and one conventional pesticide.

Biopesticides are derived from biological ingredients, while conventional products are typically derived from chemical substances.

The Entourage Effect and Terpenes

Terpenes, flavonoids, and other compounds found in cannabis work synergistically to produce wide variations in benefits commonly known as the entourage effect, side effects, and strain characteristics. Knowledge of the individual medicinal properties of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids is necessary to cross-breed strains to obtain optimal standardized synergistic compositions. This will enable targeting individual symptoms and/or diseases, including migraine, headache, and pain.

There is accumulating evidence for various therapeutic benefits of cannabis/cannabinoids, especially in the treatment of pain, which may also apply to the treatment of migraine and headache. There is also supporting evidence that cannabis may assist in opioid detoxification and weaning, thus making it a potential weapon in battling the opioid epidemic.

When you choose you CBG and CBD products you should ensure that the product is a whole flower extract and not an isolate so that you will be receiving the full benefits hemp extracts.