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Scotland Gets its 1st Cannabis Farm

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It was only two months ago that Scotland’s first medical cannabis clinic opened. Not it’s all set to get its first medical cannabis farm. Legal issues have been overcome and the farm in question has been given permission to build a huge 3.7 acre greenhouse to grow medical marijuana. 

Cannabis Farm comes Just 2 Years after Legalization of Medical Weed in the UK.

The family business run by William and Neil Ewart is in Langholm in the county of Dumfriesshire in the West of Scotland. All the crops grown in the greenhouse will be processed to manufacture cannabis oil which will, in turn, be sold to British pharmaceutical companies.

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More Evidence that Medical Marijuana Can Reduce Opioid Dependency.

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It has long been argued that medical marijuana can be an effective tool in the fight against opioid dependency. Now a new study, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, has found what it describes as  “behavioral economic evidence” that this can be true is patients using it for pain relief. By using an online survey the researchers were able to assess the frequency and dependency of both opioid and cannabis use in adults.

Medical Marijuana Strongly Beneficial Compared to Opioids

The Survey showed, “Adults reporting current use of opioids for pain management and past 30-day cannabis exposure…completed two hypothetical purchase tasks in which only grams of cannabis or units of participants’ index opioids were available for purchase, and two hypothetical tasks in which both were concurrently available and the price of one drug increased whereas the other was kept constant.” 

This is terrific news for advocates of medical marijuana use.

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International News

Medical Cannabis up 50% in Italy in 2019

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It was a very good year in Italy for medical cannabis with sales staying ahead of the Netherlands. Patients in Italy were responsible for the purchase of 861 Kilos (almost 1,900lbs) during the year. That is a huge increase on the 578 Kilos) purchased from Italian dispensaries during the year 2018. 

Italy Still Behind Germany on Medical Cannabis Sales

A huge amount is imported from the Netherlands, however the domestic growing market is steadily improving. It is hoped that in spite of the coronavirus pandemic, which has had a devastating effect in the country, Sales will stay high for 2020. 

Germany, Italy and the Netherlands remain the big three markets in Europe. 

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Strain Reviews

5 of the Best CBD Strains of Cannabis

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Even the most newbie of all will, by now, of heard about THC and CBD in Cannabis. But what are the differences? And what is are the best CBD strains and THC strains good at. In this article, we are concentrating on CBD. The main differences are that it is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is what gets you high and Cannabidiol (CBD) that has the medical properties.

THC is a phytocannabinoid that was first discovered in 1940. It is thought to be part of the plant’s self-defense system. It is involved in the fight against insect predation, ultraviolet light, and environmental stresses.

CBD is just one of 113 cannabinoids that have thus far been identified. They account for up to 40% of cannabis extract.

What are the Best CBD Strains used for?

The best CBD strains contain high levels of CBD and are now accepted by the main health organizations in the world as useful tools in the fight against many medical disorders. In 2018 The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the cannabidiol drug Epidiolex for the treatment of two types of epilepsy: Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in children with refractory epilepsy. 

For Dravet syndrome, the use of the Charlottes Web strain was shown to have particularly good efficacy. The strain was named after Charlotte Figi who sadly passed away on April 7th, probably as a result of Covid-19, though this was not fully diagnosed. See the obituary posted on The Mary Jane Website on April 9th. 

Over the years CBD has been used to successfully treat or alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, anxiety disorders, stress, insomnia, acne, and heart disease. It is widely accepted now as a major help in general pain relief, in some cases people suffering conditions that cause constant pain, have been helped tremendously by taking medical marijuana. Cancer sufferers, in particular, are stating that CBD has helped in the management of their condition.

We must look at this responsibly. Medical marijuana is not a wonder drug that will be a panacea for all ills. However, it is also imperative that we look at this with an open mind, guided by the testimonies of those who are gaining valuable help by its use and the doctors who support them.

Here are 5 of the Best CBD Strains 

Electric Kush

CDB 10%

Grown By: Capital Hemp

Certificate of Analysis:  https://molinoglass.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Electric-Kush-Hemp-COA.pdf

Available From: Molino Glass Bongs

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Electric Kush Photo: Molino Glass Bongs

One of the absolute best strains of CBD laden cannabis around. This Sativa-dominant hybrid is organically grown by Capital Hemp in Sacramento, California. It’s a new strain of Girl Scout Cookie. In any way, similar to Purple Cookie, though carrying more of a Cherry Pie / Durban Poison mix. Reviews so far say that it looks and tastes amazingly good. The dominant terpenes are Myrcene, β-Caryophyllene, Guaiol, and a-Humulene. It carries scents of fresh mango and spices.

ACDC

CBD: 20%

Grown by: various  

Certificate of Analysis: http://archive.analytical360.com/m/archived/192193

Available From: Best Pot Cannabis Store

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ACDC Photo: Best Pot

This is a truly unusual strain of cannabis. Whilst the CBD level regularly hits 20% the THC is one of the lowest available at just 1 to 6%. This means that it can be used to treat many ailments without any sort of psychoactive effect whatsoever.

It is an evenly balanced hybrid at 50%Indica and 50% Sativa, a cross between Cannatonic and Ruderalis. The strain has achieved great success winning several Cannabis Cup awards, making it undoubtedly one of the best CBD strains around.

It has a terrific earthy, sweet, aroma and some may taste a hint of fruit. When smoked many users say they also get cherry and lemongrass scents. The buds are tight but deceptively airy, green in color with orange hairs. It is often available in capsule, tea, tincture, and lotion form.

Many reviewers cite its ability to treat Anxiety, Tendonitis and many other painful ailments.

Charlotte’s Web

CBD: 13%

Grown by: Stanley Brothers of Colorado

Certificate of Analysis: https://www.charlottesweb.com/batch-reports

Available From: Charlotte’s Web Company

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Charlotte’s Web. Photo: Charlotte’s Web

As mentioned in the introduction this strain was created for Charlotte Figi who suffered from a rare condition known as Dravet Syndrome. This is widely acknowledged as one of the best strains of cannabis for fighting this and other disorders. Charlotte went from having 300 seizures a week to just around 2 or 3 per month. 

Charlotte’s Web was specifically cultivated from hemp for its high CBD and low THC content. Charlotte’s Web Company use these genetics to create a wide range of products. As they are hemp-derived they are not intoxicating. This was necessary, of course, as originally they were designed for a child. CNN featured the weed and the amazing effects it was having on Charlotte Figi, this increased its popularity hugely.

Cherry Wine #32 CBD Flower

CBD: 18.89%

Grown by: Old Soul Hemp Company  

Certificate of Analysis: https://molinoglass.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Cherry%20Wine%20%2332.pdf

Available From: Molino Glass Bongs

best CBD Strains of Cannabis

This is a pleasant tasting Sativa dominant variety, known for its citrus scents. It has a calming and relaxing influence and is said to produce a very slight hight, though nothing to worry about if that is an issue. It is grown in Nevada by Old Soul Hemp Company. Reviews are extremely positive with many users claiming that it has helped asthma and anxiety issues and particularly pain relief for athletes suffering strains, aching muscles and even injuries like torn ACLs. Users unanimously list feeling happy and relaxed when using it.

Cannatonic

CBD: Up to 17%

Grown by: various

Certificate of Analysis: 

Available From: Weed Seeds Express

Cannatonic. Photo- Maximum Yield

Cannatonic is the perfect strain for CBD fans. It rose in popularity quite quickly due to its high CBD content and low THC content. It has a wonderfully sweet and citrus aroma, with woody notes. The plant is quite easy to grow, provided you watch out for fungal infections. 

Indoor growth promotes higher yields making it ideal for home growing. It can, however, be grown outdoors as well. Cannatonic has received wonderful reviews from people suffering from various types of pain. Conditions like migraine or fibromyalgia seem especially responsive to this strain. 

It has been often described as having calming and uplifting effects. For these reasons, it is strongly recommended for the treatment of sleep issues, anxiety and depression. It is also dispensed for the treatment of epilepsy, OCD, OCS, and schizophrenia.

Summary

We hope that our best CBD strains list acts as a great starting off point for you on your journey with CBD cannabis. For whatever reason you are using it, we feel that these strains are particularly good and are laden with the best qualities of medical marijuana. 

Although these all have extremely low concentrations of THC Mary Jane’s Garage makes no guarantees that any individual will be able to pass drug tests after using these products.

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