Waves of CBD Beauty Products Filling Shelves of Major Retailers Across the US

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: Mainstream retailers across the United States are embracing the growing popularity of the nonpsychoactive cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD), making room for CBD products on their prominent shelves.

With the rise of these cannabis beauty products, major stores from luxury retailers Barney’s and Neiman Marcus down to Walgreens, Rite Aid and now Kroger are stocking products from a range of CBD SKU producers, including Green Growth Brands (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) (GGBXF Profile), Charlotte’s Web Holdings (TSX: CWEB) (OTCQX: CWBHF), CannTrust Holdings Inc. (TSX: TRST) (NYSE: CTST), Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX.V: OGI) (NASDAQ: OGI) (OGI Profile) and..

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420 with CNW – Ontario Scientists Uncover Why Cannabis Seems to Affect Different Consumers Differently

Marijuana triggers a rewarding high in some people while the substance brings serious psychiatric effects when other people consume it. This contradiction in the way cannabis affects its consumers has baffled the scientific community and researchers from the University of Western Ontario in Canada appear to have uncovered the reason for this difference.

The scientists suggest that how one is affected by marijuana may depend on which part of the brain is acted upon by the substance. For some people, the highly rewarding “high” they experience after consuming marijuana can increase their likelihood of becoming addicted to cannabis. For others, the consumption of cannabis can result in paranoia, schizophrenia and other cognitive problems.

The study done on rodents reveals the different regions of the brain which account for these different effects of taking marijuana.

The scientists discovered that the THC in marijuana triggers highly rewarding effects when it reaches the front part of the nucleus accumbens, a region found at the front of the brain. Furthermore, the research showed that once THC reaches this part of the brain, it magnifies the reward-related activity of the brain neurons in the area thereby amplifying the addictive attributes of opioids like morphine.

In contrast, if THC gets to the posterior of the region of the brain referred to earlier (the nucleus accumbens), highly adverse effects result. These effects are typically similar to what is observed in people who have schizophrenia-like behavioral, cognitive and neural activity.

Christopher Norris, PhD, one of the lead authors of the study, explains that the findings above are very important because they provide valuable insights to explain why the experience of some people is positive when they use marijuana while others have a negative experience after using the same strain or amount of marijuana in the same consumption method.

The scientists go on to suggest that since the reward or aversion comes from different parts of the brain, the individuals who experience one of these two distinct effects seem to be genetically predisposed to have different regions of their nucleus accumbens affected by the THC in marijuana. If the sensitivity of the different parts of the nucleus accumbens is determined by genetics, then marijuana users can forestall future issues by refraining or reducing their use of the substance if they notice that they experience adverse effects each time they use cannabis.

These findings have analysts wondering whether industry players like Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTCQB: PLPRF) and Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX.V: OGI) (NASDAQ: OGI) may consider developing methods to help people know whether they are likely to experience positive or adverse effects after using cannabis.

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420 with CNW – National Sheriffs’ Association Wants Marijuana Rescheduled

The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) has passed a resolution calling on the federal government to reschedule marijuana. The same resolution also reiterates the group’s opposition to the legalization of recreational marijuana.

In the resolution, the NSA states that they regard the legalization of cannabis as a threat to public safety and health, but they also have empathy for people who are suffering as a result of debilitating conditions which prompt them to seek medical cannabis.

The sheriffs reaffirmed that they remain opposed to not just state-level legalization but decriminalization as well since these policies haven’t done much to eradicate illicit cannabis sales in the states with decriminalization or legalization policies.

However, the group urged the federal government to move marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act in order to make it possible for research to be done into the potential therapeutic applications of marijuana.

The resolution goes on to state that because of statutory and regulatory barriers imposed by the federal government, it hasn’t been possible to obtain any definitive scientific data regarding the therapeutic claims attributed to marijuana. The same barriers have also made it hard to perform research to quantify the cannabis levels which result in impairment.

The sheriffs consequently resolved that marijuana be reclassified to Schedule II so that all the impediments to research are removed.

While the resolution shows that the sheriffs are still opposed to marijuana legalization, their position shows that the organization has undergone a transformation from the last time they voiced their opinion on marijuana in 2015.

Their resolution at that time contained a flat rejection of any form of marijuana legalization, be it medical or recreational. In fact, they urged Congress to do everything possible for the federal government to enforce the Controlled Substances Act.

The recent resolution therefore indicates that the association recognizes, however grudgingly, that marijuana could have some medicinal benefits and they want research to be done to confirm those benefits. This explains why their resolution makes reference to the scheduling of marijuana and yet their 2015 resolution was silent in this regard.

The resolution of the NSA comes at a time when numerous groups and associations, such as attorneys general, banking associations, state governors, and city and local authorities have all passed resolutions or written to Congress urging the federal government to implement marijuana law reforms. Analysts are wondering how industry players like Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX.V: OGI) (NASDAQ: OGI) and Net Element Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) will react to the resolution of the NSA.

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420 with CNW – Poll Shows Americans want CBD as an OTC Drug

A survey conducted by Gallup has found that the majority of Americans who are familiar with CBD (cannabidiol) want it available as an over-the-counter drug. The results of the survey were released on Friday last week (June 14).

The CBD craze traces its roots to the cannabis reform movement, and it gained momentum when the Farm Bill 2018 became law last year. This bill legalized industrial hemp and all its derivatives, including CBD.

The survey involving 1,017 participants was conducted over the phone in a bid to get insights into the widespread appeal of CBD. The interviews were conducted from May 15-30.

In all, 39 percent of the people polled revealed that they want to see CBD available as an OTC drug while 21 percent said CBD should be accessed using a doctor’s prescription. 36 percent of the people polled revealed that they weren’t familiar with this particular compound of hemp and marijuana plants.

When Gallup focused on those who were familiar with CBD and asked them whether CBD should be purchased as an OTC drug or as a prescription drug, 61 percent favored the OTC option while 33 percent preferred to see it as a prescription drug.

The participants in the poll were also asked to rate how familiar they were with CBD. 14 percent looked at themselves as “very familiar” with it, 33 percent felt they were “somewhat familiar”, 17 percent felt they were “not too familiar” while 36 percent confessed that they “weren’t familiar at all” with cannabidiol.

Gallup again narrowed its attention to only those who categorized themselves as very familiar with cannabidiol and asked them for their opinion about the medicinal value of CBD. 90 percent of this group believed that CBD had therapeutic benefits.

Of those who thought CBD had medicinal benefits, 33 percent said it had “a lot of benefits”, 45 percent felt CBD had “some benefits” and 14 percent thought cannabidiol had “a few benefits.” 3 percent were neutral on the matter while 4 percent said cannabidiol didn’t have any medical benefits.

Commenting about their findings, Gallup wrote that most Americans already believe that CBD has medicinal value even if research has been slow in proving or disproving many of the therapeutic benefits attributed to CBD. Gallup is convinced that the fraction of people who think CBD is medicinal is most likely to grow as more people get exposed to this non-psychoactive compound.

This possibility takes on a greater degree of certainty given that the FDA has already been convinced enough of CBD’s therapeutic benefits to the extent of approving a drug targeting rare forms of epilepsy.

The pressure on federal agencies like the FDA and Congress to pass laws legalizing CBD as a food supplement and other uses is therefore going to increase as the months go by.

Cannabis industry analysts are of the opinion that the Gallup findings didn’t catch industry players like Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTCQB: PLPRF) and Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX.V: OGI) (NASDAQ: OGI) by surprise.

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420 with CNW – Rhode Island Invites Blockchain Tech to Help Track Medical Marijuana

According to a notice published on Monday (June 3), Rhode Island hopes that blockchain technology can be harnessed to help the state to track medical marijuana and identify illegal actors.

The state has called on blockchain technology developers to submit concepts from which the state will select a provider to develop a system that is customized for the medical marijuana program in Rhode Island.

In a press release, the department of Business Regulation revealed that the call for concepts is a challenge to the blockchain companies to showcase their value to government institutions by testing blockchain technology applications within government entities.

The notice published was categorical in stating that Rhode Island was seeking technology which would increase the visibility of the medical marijuana industry from seed to sale so that opportunities for fraud and abuse could be reduced.

Additionally, blockchain technology could also assist different government agencies in designing an authoritative record of the chain-of-custody during the gathering of evidence while criminal investigations are conducted. This is particularly needed for the enforcement of marijuana laws.

Rhode Island looks at this as the first step towards understanding how blockchain technology can facilitate the improvement of government processes now and in the future.

Bijay Kumar, Rhode Island’s CIO added that he was “excited to see the possibilities regarding the ways in which this technology is helping public and private entities become more innovative in security, business and other areas.”

Developing new technologies to track cannabis sales has taken on an increasing level of urgency given that financial institutions are reluctant to work with marijuana businesses for fear that the federal government will take enforcement action against them. A reliable tracking system can provide assurance that only state-legal marijuana is passing through the system, and this can provide a basis for banks and other institutions to defend themselves.

Jared Moffat, Marijuana Policy Project’s political director in Rhode Island, welcomed the move by the state government to explore new ways to make the medical cannabis program more efficient.

While the notice doesn’t make any reference to medical marijuana banking, Rhode Island seems interested in using the encryption of the blockchain technology system to track the transactions which take place within the industry. This will provide a trail for regulators to confirm that the companies are paying the requisite taxes and no marijuana from licensed growers is leaking out to the black market.

Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX.V: OGI) (NASDAQ: OGI) and Net Element Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) commend Rhode Island for being forward-looking and seeking to deploy blockchain technology in the nascent medical marijuana industry.

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420 with CNW – California Senate Passes Bill to Create Cannabis Banks

The senate in California passed a bill on Tuesday (April 21) paving the way for the creation of state-chartered banks for the cannabis industry. These banks will help the cannabis industry to get around the banking restrictions resulting from the federal status of marijuana.

Under the bill, credit unions and private banks can apply to the state for a limited purpose charter to provide depository services to legitimate marijuana businesses within the state. This bill was passed with a 35-1 vote and now awaits approval by the Assembly and Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Currently, all marijuana businesses, such as cultivators and retailers, are forced to accept only cash because federally-chartered banks are afraid to accept them as clients. California will therefore exert pressure on the federal government to consider easing its marijuana banking regulations since California is the most populous state in the nation.

Robert Hertzberg, California’s Senate Majority Leader, remarked when introducing the bill last month that while the proposed law wasn’t an ideal remedy to the dilemma facing cannabis banking, it was a good step to take along the journey of treating cannabis businesses as legitimate businesses like all others. The bill would allow money from the cannabis industry to be taken from the streets to bank accounts.

The financial institutions which get the special-purpose charters would print special checks that marijuana businesses can use to pay rent, local and state taxes as well as any other fees. The financial institutions created to work with cannabis businesses will not offer any loans to their clients, so marijuana businesses will still have to get funding using other methods.

The lack of banking services has made it very difficult for regulators and law enforcement to stamp out illegal marijuana businesses since both legitimate and black market activity is cash-based.

It isn’t clear whether financial institutions will warm up to cannabis businesses once this bill becomes law. Banking institutions are wary of working with cannabis businesses because they are exposed to enforcement action by the federal government, so it is not yet clear whether this proposed law will allay their fears.

Currently, more than 30 states have legalized medical marijuana while 10 states, plus the District of Columbia, have legalized recreational cannabis. More are considering bills or petitions to pass their own marijuana laws. The step taken by California will therefore be watched closely since other jurisdictions may follow its lead if the measure produces tangible results.

Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX.V: OGI) (OTCQX: OGRMF) and Net Element Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) look forward to the enactment of SB 51 so that cannabis businesses in California can access the limited banking services envisaged in that draft law.

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Sector ETFs Provide Diversified Entry Point for Fast-Moving Industries

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: Individuals hoping to gain exposure to the movement of the markets have two primary options: spend a lot of time and effort researching public companies, or put faith into a fund. A solid investment strategy is key to keeping pace with inflation and reaching your financial goals, but the significant risk and volatility that can come with investing in a small group of companies is a real turn-off for most part-time investors.

Increasingly, novices and seasoned traders alike are turning to mutual funds for their stability and ease of use. According to data from the Investment Company Institute, mutual funds were the most common type of investment company owned in 2018, with 44.8 percent of U.S. households owning shares of mutual funds or similar U.S.-registered investment companies – including exchange-traded funds (ETFs), closed-end funds and unit investment trusts. As Matthew P. Fink notes in The Rise of Mutual Funds: An Insider’s View, “Today U.S. mutual funds are…

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