Author Archives: Melissa

A Gut Feeling- Rebellions of the Belly are the Worst

According to the NIH, our enteric nervous system (ENS) has two main types of cannabis receptors (CBs). These receptors include CB1 and CB2 (along with G protein and other minor receptors). Our endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays an important role within this system.

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Natural Stars in the Natural State: Featuring Hippie Hounds Treats

One Arkansan, Andrea Harris, has personally experienced the benefits of CBD use with dogs. Owner and CEO of Hippy Hounds Treats, Andrea is no stranger to working and handling dogs.

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Can California’s Cannabis Industry Survive the Greed?

Former IRS attorney warns of Tsunami of audits

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration announced a sudden increase on wholesale cannabis taxes, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Beginning in the new year, cannabis retailers will need to pay the state’s 15% excise tax on an 80% markup of wholesale product brought into the store. Currently, retailers pay the excise tax on a 60% markup.

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Wound healing with less scarring? Sign me up!

IU scientists also reported that skin tissue treated with the chemical compound, beta-carophyllene -- which is found in lavender, rosemary and ylang ylang, as well as various herbs and spices such as black pepper -- showed increased cell growth and cell migration critical to wound healing. They also observed increased gene expression of hair follicle stem cells in the treated tissue. The scientists did not find any involvement of the olfactory system in the wound healing.

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CTPharma launches historic FDA-approved cannabis research study

CTPharma worked for five years to launch an FDA-approved clinical trial in partnership with Yale School of Medicine. Now that the company has the go-ahead, the real work begins.

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How Many Dispensaries DO We Have? … Anybody??

As many of us have discovered the consistency of data, statistics, and even the information about our cannabis ingredients falls far short of expectations. Statistics and data are ever-changing and can be inaccurate, including a count of the number of United States cannabis dispensaries.

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