CBD makes glaucoma worse
Medical marijuana has long been associated with alleviating symptoms of glaucoma, an eye disease that can cause blindness. This is because THC lowers pressure inside the eye. However, a new study found that CBD, another cannabinoid, actually increases pressure in the eye. Since many glaucoma patients are consuming whole plant cannabis containing both CBD and THC, and CBD opposes the ocular benefits of THC, they aren’t receiving the pressure-lowering help they need. This is a shining example of why marijuana research is so important.
Anheuser-Busch’s big marijuana deal
Anheuser-Busch InBev, a massive alcohol company that owns big names like Budweiser, is getting into the marijuana industry. AB InBev is partnering with Canadian cannabis company Tilray to delve into the world of non-alcoholic, marijuana-infused beverages. It’s a $100 million deal, so you know they’re not messing around.
New Zealand will vote on legalizing cannabis in 2020
New Zealand may become the next country to legalize marijuana. This week, the government announced that a binding referendum on cannabis legalization will be held in 2020. If citizens vote to legalize marijuana, New Zealand will be the third nation in the world to do so. Learn more about this big vote here.
Trading marijuana for McDonald’s
The great state of Florida is known for its wacky news stories, and there’s a new one involving cannabis. Recently, a man tried to trade marijuana for some McDonald’s grub. The McDonald’s employee declined. The pot-trading gentleman was arrested shortly thereafter.
Hemp is officially legal
President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law on Thursday. Now, industrial hemp is legal. Get the details on what this means for hemp and CBD production here.