New company to position psilocybin on dissolvable sublingual strips to support treat depression

There is a magical moment in the pharmaceutical industry when a government approves a new treatment. For companies researching psilocybin, the psychoactive component in psychedelic mushrooms, that moment is now. Late last year, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designated psilocybin as a “Breakthrough Therapy,” a label that fast tracks clinical trials. The…

4 Things Your Teen Should Know About Vaping and E-Cigarettes

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It’s high time you have a conversation with your teen about vaping.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 38 percent of high schoolers and 13 percent of middle schoolers nationwide have tried vaping at least once – and that number is growing.
While there is little research on the subject, the American Lung Association declared last year that the “new generation is at risk for irreversible lung damage and disease as the result of e-cigarettes,” and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned most flavored vape cartridges at the beginning of this year in an effort to curb the products’ popularity among children.
If you’re thinking marijuana vapes are less harmful than nicotine vapes, you’re not totally wrong. Vapes and e-cigarettes containing nicotine are addictive, more likely to lead to other addictions or tobacco use down the road, and more likely to cause oral cancer and/or gum disease..

4 Issues Your Teen Must Know About Vaping and E-Cigarettes

(Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images) It’s high time you have a conversation with your teen about vaping. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 38 percent of high schoolers and 13 percent of middle schoolers nationwide have tried vaping at least once – and that…

Arizona wins $22.5 million judgment against NJ vaping firm

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PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona’s attorney general has obtained a $22.5 million judgment against a New Jersey-based vaping company along with a court order permanently barring the company from selling its products in the state.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the judgment against Eonsmoke on Friday. The company did not mount a defense to the consumer fraud lawsuit Brnovich filed earlier this year and a Maricopa County Superior Court judge issued what is known as a default judgment.
It isn’t clear if Arizona will be able to collect on the judgment. Eonsmoke’s website launches with a statement saying it has ceased operations “due to rapidly declining circumstances, coronavirus, regulatory, and competitor litigations.”
Eonsmoke has never responded to inquiries from The Associated Press seeking comment on Arizona’s lawsuit and did not do so Friday.
Brnovich sued Eonsmoke and e-cigarette giant Juul Labs in January, saying both companies violated state consumer fraud..

Arizona wins $22.5 million judgment against NJ vaping firm

HAZEMMKAMAL, iStock PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona’s attorney general has obtained a $22.5 million judgment against a New Jersey-based vaping company along with a court order permanently barring the company from selling its products in the state. Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the judgment against Eonsmoke on Friday. The company did not mount a defense to…

California, cities battle over marijuana home-delivery rule

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – California faced off in court Thursday against some of its own cities that want to overturn a government rule allowing home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that banned commercial pot sales.
In a potential setback for at least some of the cities, the judge tentatively sided with the state in questioning whether some of the communities have standing to bring legal action, because they do not have local ordinances in place that conflict with the state regulation.
Without that, “there is no dispute,” Fresno Superior Court Judge Rosemary McGuire wrote in a tentative ruling.
The dispute between the state and 25 of its local governments raises a foundational question in the legal marijuana economy: Who is in charge, the state bureaucracy that oversees the marketplace, or local governments where pot is grown and sold?
The local governments – Beverly Hills, Riverside, Santa Cruz County and 22 other cities – filed the lawsuit in April 2019, asking ..

California, cities fight over marijuana dwelling-shipping rule

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – California faced off in court Thursday against some of its own cities that want to overturn a government rule allowing home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that banned commercial pot sales. In a potential setback for at least some of the cities, the judge tentatively sided with the state in…

Dabbing gets cleaner and extra high tech with DabTabs

Dabbing has soared in popularity over the last several years, and it remains a staple way to consume cannabis. While certainly effective and able to pack a punch, oil isn’t always the most convenient to work with. Sticky, messy, and unpredictable in terms of dosage, dabs take some forethought and planning. However, a new way…

5 portray-exact cannabis strains with unheard of colors

Have you ever grabbed a nug that was so beautiful you didn’t even want to smoke it? If so, then you’re well aware of how aesthetically pleasing cannabis buds can be. Buds come in a wide variety of colors based on many factors: genetics, growth environment, pH level, climate, and much more. Most produce green…

Heart risks of marijuana use need more research

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Marijuana use could hurt the heart and blood vessels, according to a report that found no cardiovascular benefits to cannabis use and called for more research of the drug that is growing in popularity.
Cannabis studies have been limited because it is listed as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, defined by the U.S. Controlled Substances Act as having no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association, published Wednesday in its journal Circulation, suggests the federal Drug Enforcement Agency remove cannabis from the Schedule I category so it can be widely studied by scientists.
Its use has risen over the past decade, especially among people 18-25. In all, 47 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 4 of 5 U.S. territories allow some form of cannabis use. Although many states have legalized medical and/or recreational use, cannabis growing, sales and use are illegal at the federal level, further compli..

Heart dangers of marijuana expend need extra examine

Getty Images Marijuana use could hurt the heart and blood vessels, according to a report that found no cardiovascular benefits to cannabis use and called for more research of the drug that is growing in popularity. Cannabis studies have been limited because it is listed as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, defined by the U.S.…