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Why This ‘Hemp Task Force’ Is Out To Standardize Sampling Methods

Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, everyone involved in hemp can now agree on its legal status as an agricultural crop. But the more practical issues have got activists scrambling for a consensus.

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Why Do You Get the Munchies?

While known and joked about for decades, the munchies’ causes and mechanisms remained largely unknown. But new research is starting to change that.

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Rot and Recall: What’s Going on in Denver’s Dispensaries?

Denver dispensaries made headlines last year, but not for the best reasons. So what's really going on in Colorado’s cannabis sector?

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Advances in Pesticide Residue Analysis

As so little is known about the risks of combusted pesticides, the field of pesticide residue analysis could be vital to cannabis users’ safety.

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Teens Who Use Cannabis Concentrates Are More Likely To Keep Using Cannabis, Study Finds

While the total number of high schoolers using cannabis tinctures and isolates was low, these students were nearly six times more likely to continue using the concentrates.

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Cannabis May Not Aid Sleep Problems in the Long Run

While the new study saw cannabis promote better sleep in chronic pain patients, the researchers believe frequent use can build up of tolerance to its sleep-promoting effects.

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Scientists Locate the Brain Areas CBD Affects To Reduce Psychosis

The new study is the first to demonstrate that a single dose of CBD may partially boost activity in two parts of the brain in people with established psychosis.

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Your Brain on Psilocybin, With Frederick Streeter Barrett

Fred Barrett is an assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In this interview, we discuss his work with the active component of magic mushrooms, psilocybin. Fred explains how this compound affects the brain, its potential to combat visceral pain, and its links to so-called mystical experiences.

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Hemp Is Helping Bee Populations, Study Finds

Given the loss of bee habitats across the US, researchers believe the cannabis crop could become vital to the insect’s future survival.

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