Cannabis compounds prevent coronavirus from entering human cells

A new study published by researchers at Oregon State University found hemp compounds have the ability to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells. Findings of the study led by Richard van Breemen, a researcher with Oregon State’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, College of Pharmacy and Linus Pauling Institute, were published this […]

MMA fighter Elias Theodorou fights to reform cannabis policies in professional sports

When MMA fighter Elias Theodorou steps into the cage on Saturday, he isn’t just looking to fight his opponent, Bryan Baker — he’s also fighting for medical cannabis rights.Although this fight will mark Theodorou’s second professional fight with a therapeutic use exemption for medical cannabis, it will be his first fight since gaining an exemption […]

Great News, Scientists Finally Figured Out Why Cannabis Smells ‘Skunky’

With the dawn of legal cannabis in some US states, the number of Americans smoking, ingesting or applying the psychotropic drug has more than doubled in the last decade – and yet we are still lacking basic facts about the plant. Only now are scientists getting closer to teasing apart which of the many chemicals in cannabis […]

Free online commercial cannabis permitting workshop coming Nov. 17

The Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with the Department of Cannabis Control and State Water Resources are hosting a free online commercial cannabis cultivation permitting workshop later this month. The free workshop is for new and existing commercial cannabis cultivators, consultants, and any other party who might be interested. No registration is needed. […] […]

State rules restrict workplace screenings for pot

ALBANY — State officials have issued guidance that advises employees to avoid taking corrective action on employees who merely arrive at work smelling of marijuana smoke. The Department of Labor guidance, which comes on the heels of the state’s move to legalize the possession of recreational pot, advises that employers may direct a worker to […]