Weekly News Digest: May 28, 2021

Time flies so fast, Friday’s here, so it’s time for our Weekly News Digest. So fasten your seat belts and enjoy the journey throughout the CBD world with the highlights of the past seven days.

1. A Dutch company is setting up a medical cannabis foundation to dispel false information

Let’s start from the Netherlands. It was announced that various representatives of the cannabis sector — pharmacists, doctors, companies, and researchers — united to establish the Institute of Medicinal Cannabis Foundation (IMC). “Unfortunately, there has been a lot of incorrect information about medicinal cannabis. Many patients who could benefit from the product end up tiring themselves out in the coffee shop or with illegal providers… The IMC aims to change this by sharing the latest information,” Prof. Dr. Renger Witkamp, Foundation Board Chairman and Professor of Nutrition and Pharmacology at Wageningen University said. For more information, visit the Foundation’s website, click here.

2. More than 90% of Irish people in favor of the medicinal use of cannabis

A new poll in Ireland said 93% of Irish people have supported legalisation of cannabis for medical use. Also, 39% are in favor of medicinal and recreational use of the strain, while 4% of respondents are against the medical use of cannabis.

3. The state of Alabama legalises medical cannabis

Some news came from the United States. Alabama has become the last state of the country to legalise medical cannabis as the state’s Governor Kay Ivey signed the bill into law. The document allows the sale of medical cannabis in pills, skin patches, and creams, but not in baked goods, tobacco or vapes. The daily THC intake for these products will also be limited to 50 milligrams. However, this maximum dose may be exceeded by up to 75 milligrams in the event of an incurable illness, or if a higher dose is deemed medically appropriate by the physician after 90 days of treatment. Moreover, the start of the business license applications is expected on September 1, 2022.

4. Nigerian Senate plans cannabis legalisation

Moving on to Africa and the most populated country of the continent, Nigeria. The source informed that the Senate of the country has planned to legalise cannabis. An important two-day roundtable with stakeholders on the benefits of an agricultural plant will take place on June 7 and 8. “Agriculture has always been Nigeria’s forte and cannabis offers interesting prospects,” Benjamin Okezie, Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Media and Public Affairs of Nigeria stated.

5. A study says medical cannabis patients report improvements in anxiety, pain, and sleep

The study published in Neuropsychopharmacology Reports showed significant improvement in anxiety, pain and sleep quality, as well as the overall quality of life of 129 medical cannabis patients in the UK. According to the research, cannabis-based medicinal products therapy could be associated with improved health-related quality of life as perceived by the patients. We hope that such news will continue to support the research of medical cannabis as well as contribute to increasing general knowledge of such a strain, but further research to get information about the true benefits of CBD is needed anyway.

Final thoughts

This is the latest news CBD world brought to us last week. Don’t forget to follow our blog and keep an eye on the curious and up-to-date information on CBD and related topics. Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information. Our team of professionals is always ready to help you.

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