NY State Senator Urges Aggressive Action on Unlicensed Cannabis Shops

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In recent news, New York State Senator Diane Savino has urged the state to take aggressive action against unlicensed cannabis shops operating in New York. This follows the recent announcement that the state is launching a new task force to address the issue. The cannabis industry is rapidly evolving in New York, with the state … Read more

Understanding the legality of CBD Oil for Pain Relief in Your State

CBD oil is increasingly popular for its potential therapeutic benefits, including pain relief. However, CBD oil’s legal status can differ from state to state. This essay will give an overview of the legality of CBD oil for pain relief in the United States as well as a look at the different laws in place in … Read more

Kentucky Now 38th State to Enact Medical Cannabis Program

Kentucky recently became the 38th state to enact a medical cannabis program, joining a growing number of states that are recognizing the potential of medical marijuana to treat a variety of conditions. This development has implications for big data, as the use of medical cannabis is increasingly being tracked and studied. Historically, the use of … Read more

Delaware State Senate Approves Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Use

On May 13th, 2021, Delaware’s state Senate approved a bill that legalizes possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults over 21 years old. The move now makes Delaware the twenty-first state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, once the governor signs the bill. The bill, which passed with a 12-9 vote, … Read more

PubMed: Cannabidiol enhances cerebral glucose utilization and ameliorates psychopathology and cognition: A case report in a clinically high-risk mental state

Data science and data engineering are two crucial fields that have been used to help us better understand the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on the brain. Recent research has shown that CBD can be used to improve cerebral glucose utilization and reduce psychopathology and cognitive deficits in patients with high-risk mental states. CBD is a … Read more

Social equity and state cannabis sales

The cannabis industry is rapidly changing as states legalize the sale of recreational and medical marijuana. As more states legalize the sale of cannabis, the question of social equity in the industry has become increasingly important. Social equity is the principle that everyone should have access to the same opportunities and resources, regardless of their … Read more

UN Issues ‘Warning’ to U.S. Over Adult-Use State Laws, Suggesting Repeal

Recently, the United Nations (UN) issued a warning to the United States over state laws that allow the use of marijuana for adult recreational purposes. The UN suggested that the US should repeal such laws, as they are in violation of international drug control treaties. The UN’s warning was issued in a report by the … Read more