The Variety of Uses of Hemp

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A member of the Cannabaceae family, hemp is a type of cannabis sativa that has hundreds of practical uses. Hemp cultivation dates back thousands of years, with civilizations across Europe, Asia, and Africa growing the plant for its durable fibers. Hemp found its way to North America in the 17th century, where farmers grew the crops for rope, cloth, paper, … Read More

Why Quality Control Matters for Hemp & Cannabis Testing

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Are you confident about the purity and potency of your hemp and cannabis products? Whether you’re a consumer, a producer, or a healthcare practitioner, transparency and accountability are critical. It’s far too easy for companies to label hemp and cannabis products with misleading or incorrect information regarding quality and potency. False advertising in the industry is disturbingly prevalent. Start-ups — eager … Read More

How Cannabis Can Help the Immune System

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For millennia, the cannabis plant has been praised for its medicinal properties. Cannabinoids can alleviate chronic pain, help mend bones, and stabilize blood sugar levels, to name a few therapeutic applications. But what about the effect of cannabis on the immune system? Does marijuana help or hinder our ability to fight inflammation and ward off disease? A handful of studies … Read More

What Do You Need in order to Open a Marijuana Dispensary?

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Looking to open a marijuana dispensary in Florida? Technically known as “Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers,” these businesses are authorized to possess, cultivate, process, sell, and transport cannabis products. According to the Orlando Business Journal, medical marijuana in Florida has grown into a $6 billion industry — and that was only in the first nine months of 2018. There are now … Read More

What Is CBG?

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In the wide world of cannabinoids, CBG is a compound that is often overlooked. Cannabigerol may be less familiar than CBD or THC, but it is no less intriguing. CBG is the precursor or “stem cell” molecule to phytocannabinoids, which help relieve insomnia and anxiety and keep aching joints manageable. In its inactive state, cannabigerol forms the foundation for THC, … Read More

Can Coffee Shops and Restaurants Sell CBD Under Florida Law?

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Yes, Florida’s food and drink purveyors can sell CBD under Florida state law. However, as this state law seemingly conflicts with federal law that is enforceable by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, many Florida business owners may be unsure how to proceed. Adding to the confusion are requirements in the Florida statutes that may make compliance a challenge for … Read More

New Florida Requirements for Certified Marijuana Testing Labs

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The Florida Department of Health Office of Medical Marijuana Use recently released its requirements for certified marijuana testing. These regulations were originally scheduled for release in 2017, but the road to state certification has been long and difficult. These rules were promulgated based on the Florida government’s emergency rulemaking powers. That means these rules could become active at once, rather … Read More

How to Test THC Potency

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For medical cannabis consumers, THC potency in their medication of choice is critical. Recent studies show that many medical cannabis products do not contain the THC levels listed on their packaging. Whether the THC is too low or excessive can have a profound effect on the patient’s health and condition. A lot of labs will claim that they offer precision … Read More

THC Vaping Deaths: Is the Black Market to Blame?

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While recent vaping deaths and illnesses involving THC continue to make headlines, one critical point is not emphasized. Virtually all of these fatalities involve illicit-cannabis products, not the carefully regulated cannabis subject to stringent state standards. According to the CDC, nearly all of the vape products known to have caused death or severe illness are linked to victims’ acquiring them … Read More

Is Medical Marijuana Covered by Insurance?

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Though medical marijuana is legal in Florida, it might take years before patients are able to receive insurance coverage for cannabis treatments. The federal government will need to reclassify marijuana as a legal substance, the FDA will need to conduct lengthy trials, and insurance companies will need to determine how it will cover this medical treatment option. Barriers to Medical … Read More