Marijuana growers turning to hemp as CBD extract explodes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A glut of legal marijuana is driving Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet — one that doesn’t come with a high. Applications for state licenses to grow hemp — marijuana’s non-intoxicating…

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Legal challenge filed against DEA’s new marijuana extract rule

Published: Jan 13, 2017, 6:03 pm • Updated: Jan 13, 2017, 6:12 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The hemp industry has taken the DEA to court in the wake of a controversial new rule on marijuana extracts. Denver’s Hoban Law Group, representing the Hemp Industries Association, Centuria Natural…

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Constance Therapeutics And Gridiron Cannabis Coalition Partner To Advance Whole Plant Cannabis Extract Research

One of my favorite organizations is the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition. Members like former NFL player Kyle Turley are doing big things to push cannabis reform and change minds. Below is info about the organization’s most recent project. Brain injuries are a serious thing, and all the research that can be…

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Oregon Health Authority To Offer Provisional Registration To Marijuana Extract Makers

March 23, 2016Ms. Lynne SaxtonDirector, Oregon Health Authority500 Summer Street, NESalem, OR 97301-1097 Dear Director Saxton: We are writing to express concern over the possibility of a gap in the production of cannabis extracts that could deprive patients of medicinal marijuana and undermine the viability of numerous Oregon small businesses.…

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Oregon Health Authority’s Marijuana Extract Policy Hurts Patients That Are Suffering The Most

Shock waves were sent throughout the Oregon medical marijuana world this week when the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) issued a directive to medical marijuana dispensary operators to no longer accept cannabis extracts. Cannabis extracts are defined by OHA as involving heat and pressure during the creation process. That means no…

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Study: Marijuana Extract Oil Mitigates Symptoms Of Alzheimer’s-Induced Dementia

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The administration of liquid cannabis extracts containing THC is associated with the mitigation of various symptoms of Alzheimer’s-related agitation and dementia, according to observational trial data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Israeli investigators assessed the use of cannabis oil…

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