She, fellow pharmacist Slava Malen, and husband and social worker Jacques Nir, based in Fair Lawn, developed a mobile app to legitimize medical cannabis as something insurance companies saw as worth covering, and something that would improve the medical cannabis experience for patients and doctors.
Oregon is renowned for its craft beer and increasingly for its high-grade marijuana, but the state is keeping the two apart — for now.
In a new ruling, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which regulates both alcoholic products and recreational marijuana, says beer and other alcoholic drinks as of Jan. 1 may not contain either THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, or CBD, the non-psychoactive part that is said to relieve stress and pain.
The country is moving forward with legalization at a record pace — but what that actually means can vary wildly from state to state. Some that are “medically legal” consider limited access to CBD to be enough, while others allow full recreational use, offering all forms of THC-rich, psychoactive products to anyone over 21. And then there’s Alabama. Here, a breakdown of what’s legal, what’s not, and where you should be looking next.
Over the past few years, signs proclaiming "We have CBD!" and "CBD sold here!" have appeared in the windows of coffee shops, cafes, convenience stores and smoke shops.
CBD is sold in smoothies and brownies, coffee and cookies — even as a standalone tincture, oil or balm you can add to anything you like — with the promise that it will calm anxiety, help you sleep and ease your aches and pains.
But what is it?
The first thing to understand about CBD is not what it is, but what it isn't: marijuana.
Typically, cannabis plants can produce buds or flowers that have a high level of THC. Hemp plants tend to have very little THC in them. However, that doesn't mean there is no THC or that the hemp plants couldn't be modified to contain more THC.
Mark Singleton, the owner of Singleton Investments said, "This removes the argument of .3% THC." He is referring to the designation that hemp-derived CBD is legal as long as there is less than .3% THC. If hemp THC is legal then it doesn't matter whether it is .3% or not.
Experts say there’s a surprising new weapon in the battle against the opioid addiction crisis: Medical marijuana.
While it may seem counter-intuitive to use one drug to battle addiction to another, some serious addiction experts think it may work, reports CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez.
“My bones are dying at the joints, suddenly my muscles began to tear. Thought it was just aging,” reports medical marijuana patient Scott Jordan.
It wasn’t aging, it was side effects of the HIV medications that kept Jordan alive and mostly healthy for 35 years.
The Bellmawr-based Alternative Treatment Center had to obtain state approval to release the new product.
Vape cartridges are available in lavender, strawberry cough and cookies strains.