CBD, hemp, medical marijuana? Here’s what you need to know about Texas’ changing pot laws.

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Since Texas lawmakers in 2019 legalized some forms of the cannabis plant but not others, marijuana prosecution cases around the state have been thrown into disarray, and enforcement can vary greatly depending on where you live.

A new Texas law sought to bring the state in line with a 2018 federal law that legalized hemp while keeping marijuana illegal. The result: widespread confusion.

Here’s what the new laws mean for Texans.

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Clinical trials anticipated for treating pancreatic cancer with cannabis

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A flavonoid of cannabis – FBL-03G – has been granted Orphan drug status by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

It is anticipated this will now lead to clinical trials with humans for treating pancreatic cancer with cannabis within the next few months.

Flavocure, a drug discovery and development company, was granted Orphan drug status to its lead drug candidate, the cannabis flavonoid Caflanone (FBL-03G), by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), following the successful demonstration of its therapeutic efficacy in tumour progression in animals with pancreatic cancer.

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How To Spot a Fake Vape Cartridge

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This year’s alarming wave of vaping-associated pulmonary injury has already made up to 530 people sick and killed as many as six people. If you use disposable vaporizer cartridges, how can you make sure that the one you’re puffing on is safe?

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While there are no foolproof methods (even well-regulated markets sometimes have recalls), there are many ways to reduce the risk of consuming a contaminated product. Read on to learn how you can spot a fake or contaminated vape cartridge.

When it comes to avoiding dangerous vape carts, the number one piece of advice we heard from the experts was to avoid the illicit market.

“My honest opinion is to make sure to purchase vape carts from a licensed dispensary,” says Neil Dellacava, buyer at California cannabis brand Gold Seal. “I would just completely avoid buying cartridges from anyone that isn’t licensed.”

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Here’s Why You Can’t Overdose On Cannabis

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Nobody can physiologically overdose from cannabis nor has there been any reported or documented deaths from a cannabis overdose in all the years the substance has been used.

In 2016, more than 40% of all U.S. opioid overdose deaths involved prescription opioids, which equates to over 46 deaths every day, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When it comes to alcohol, each year, an estimated 88,000 people die due to alcohol-related reasons. In the U.S., alcohol is the third leading cause of preventable death. Although opioids and alcohol are federally legal substances, they can be very harmful, addictive, and dangerous.

But there is one substance that while federally illegal, delivers the exact opposite effects to users: cannabis. Nobody can physiologically overdose from cannabis nor has there been any reported or documented deaths from a cannabis overdose in all the years the substance has been used. Why is this and why is cannabis different than other commonly-used drugs?

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Cannabis leaves show antibacterial effect against MRSA

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The search for antimicrobials often leads scientists into the unlikeliest of areas. New research shows that the leaves of the cannabis plant have an antimicrobial effect, including efficacy against drug resistant forms of Staphylococcus aureus.

Scientists working at Saaii College of Medical Science and Technology together with colleagues at and the University of Gour Banga in India demonstrated how ethanol-based tinctures, which contain crushed leaves of Cannabis sativa exhibit an ability to inhibit methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to Laboratory Roots.

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How Does Marijuana Affect Different Parts of Your Brain?

Every component of the human body is complex, from the tiniest cell to the largest organ (which, by the way, is your skin).  However, no organ is more complicated than the brain.  This three-pound organ houses billions of neurons that guide thought, perception, emotion, and action, making each and every one of us who we are today.  In this article, I’ll explore a few of the many ways the human brain is affected by using marijuana (Cannabis).  If you have any questions about registering for a Massachusetts medical marijuana card, I encourage you to contact Inhale MD for a private consultation.

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What Is CBG (Cannabigerol)?

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CBG Oil Vs CBD Oil

If your familiar with CBD, the chances are you’ve also heard of CBG (Cannabigerol). CBG or Cannabigerol to use it’s full title is one of more than 120 identified cannabinoid compounds found within the cannabis plant. However, unlike CBD, CBG is found in much smaller quantities than most other cannabinoids within the hemp plant. CBG tends to have less than a 1% presence in most cannabis strains. However, like CBD, CBG is also not pyschoactive.

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