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The Medical Cannabis Weekly Review & Newsletter: CBD for Gout, CBDa Explained, Teen Brains on Cannabis, and more

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Written by Alexandra Hicks
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We hope you enjoy this edition of Cannabis Business Weekly Review and Newsletter, where we cover all of the latest and most important developments in the medical cannabis industry including research, new clinical trials, product innovations, and more.

 
This week we’ll take a look at using CBD for gout, as well as the benefits of using CBD in its raw form – CBDa. Also, did you know you can combine different cannabinoids for personalized effects? CBD and CBG for example, work particularly well together. ‘
 
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The CBD Testers Medical Cannabis Weekly Newsletter

 

Is CBD an Effective Treatment for Gout?

Gout is a specific type of inflammatory arthritis which is triggered by abnormal levels of uric acid in the bloodstream. It affects 4% of Americans but many get no relief from conventional pharmaceutical drugs given by their doctors. That could be why some Gout sufferers are turning to CBD instead.

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Combining Cannabinoids – The Benefits of Using CBD with CBG

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According to Dr. Leah Zachar, “Cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol (CBG) both have their own unique medical benefits, and when used together, you can get the best of both worlds as well as an interesting entourage effect. Cannabigerol (CBG) is the first cannabinoid produced by the cannabis plant and is referred to as the ‘parent’ of CBD and THC.”

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New Study Finds No Brain Structure in Teens Who Use Cannabis

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Ever since the “Reefer Madness” movie from the 1930s, claiming cannabis was the root of all evil, some research has suggested that cannabis use in teens can affect the development of the brain. However, new research carried out by Madeline Maier and her colleagues from Arizona State University, is suggesting that this claim isn’t true.

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Exploring Raw Cannabinoids: What is CBDa and What Can it Do For You?

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Simplified, CBDa (cannabidiolic acid) is CBD’s precursor. It’s found on the stems, leaves and flowers of certain strains of raw cannabis before any type of heat is applied. In fresh plants – as in, not dried, cured, or heated – the compounds and cannabinoids are found as acids. Heat will break down the CBDa in a process called decarboxylation, when it loses its carboxyl acid group.

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OTHER TRENDING NEWS

Message from the CTA: What Really Happened with that CBD Flowers Arrest?

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According to Nicola Dowling from the CTA: “Victim of ignorance or savvy profiteer? If you believe Mark Rivers, he didn’t know any better. After reviewing all the information at hand, the more cynical amongst us may suspect he willingly tried to pass off illegal products. Already known to the police for selling Class B synthetic cannabinoids, he continued to sell formerly legal highs long after they were banned.”

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New York Governor Signs Historic Bill Decriminalizing Possession of Cannabis

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As Cuomo explained after signing legislation S.6579A/A.8420, making cannabis possession no longer a criminal offense and expunging some cannabis convicts, “Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by laws governing marijuana for far too long, and today we are ending this injustice once and for all.” As of August 28th, the penalty for cannabis possession has been reduced to a fine of $50 to $200 depending on the amount.

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THC Edibles And Topicals Are Now Banned In Quebec

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The final stages of cannabis legalization are in place in Canada, as cannabis edibles are set to become legal within a few months. However, some provincial authorities, like those in Quebec, are taking a more conservative approaches to legalization efforts by preemptively banning the sale of THC-infused edibles and topicals.

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About the author

Alexandra Hicks

Alexandra is the managing editor at CBD Testers. She has always been interested in alternative and natural remedies, and the versatility of cannabis as a healing plant is something that greatly appeals to her. It's for this reason that she decided to work as a cannabis industry journalist and editor, to help spread accurate information about the benefits of this plant.

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