An NCAA panel is calling for the removal of marijuana from the organization's list of banned drugs, suggesting that testing should be limited to performance-enhancing substances. The proposal released Friday from the Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports would mark a big change for the NCAA, which has been conducting drug tests at championship events since 1986. Committee members recommended halting cannabis tests at such events until a final decision is made, likely this fall. Legislation would still… Read more.
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Add Martha Stewart and it's cannabis celebrity overload When Snoop Dogg's BIC EZ Reach lighter and Martha Stewart's favorite scented candle go missing, who's your prime suspect? Spoiler: It's Willie Nelson! BIC launched its first official campaign for 4/20, although we all know this brand leans heavily into the market and embraces the many uses for its popular lighter. When Snoop's unable to find his fave lighter, he video calls Willie, to find the beloved octogenarian denying knowledge of its… Read more.
A chemical found in cannabis could be the most effective way to prevent an opioid overdose, scientists believe. Scientists at Indiana University have identified 15 chemicals derived from cannabidiol (CBD) — one of the primary compounds in cannabis — that can reverse the deadly impact drugs such as fentanyl can have on the brain. They found that it was even more effective than Narcan, designed to combat these type of overdoses, at stopping fentanyl in the brain. The finding could be a… Read more.
Indiana’s elected leaders have the opportunity to create a new industry that will bring in hundreds of millions of dollars for our economy, tying together two of our most important and well-established economic sectors: manufacturing and agriculture, which happen to lie at the heart of the cannabis industry. Now is the time for the state to act and legalize a regulated cannabis market. Like it or not, cannabis is here to stay, with 37 states now allowing the use of medical cannabis… Read more.