Cannabis Plant – Remedii http://remedii.net/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 09:50:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://remedii.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Cannabis Plant – Remedii http://remedii.net/ 32 32 Dangerous artificial marijuana is used less in states where weed is legal https://remedii.net/dangerous-artificial-marijuana-is-used-less-in-states-where-weed-is-legal/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 07:01:00 +0000 https://remedii.net/dangerous-artificial-marijuana-is-used-less-in-states-where-weed-is-legal/ Sometimes packaged as e-juice for vaping or as edibles, most synthetic cannabinoids are sold as dried plant material pulverized with acetone, embalming fluid or other solvents mixed with psychoactive substances manufactured in the laboratory. Between 2010 and 2015, synthetic cannabis poisonings increased, according to the Register of toxic cases, with over 42,000 cases of toxic […]]]>
Sometimes packaged as e-juice for vaping or as edibles, most synthetic cannabinoids are sold as dried plant material pulverized with acetone, embalming fluid or other solvents mixed with psychoactive substances manufactured in the laboratory.
Between 2010 and 2015, synthetic cannabis poisonings increased, according to the Register of toxic cases, with over 42,000 cases of toxic exposure reported during this time. However, those numbers may now be declining in states where recreational marijuana use is legal, said Tracy Klein, associate director of the Center for Cannabis Policy, Research and Outreach at Washington State University in Vancouver, Washington.

She is the lead author of a study that found calls to poison control centers about synthetic cannabinoids dropped by more than a third between 2016 and 2019 in states that legalized recreational marijuana.

“These products are made in a powder form and can be pulverized or added to something that looks exactly like natural cannabis. So in a party situation, I could see someone might use it unintentionally,” Klein said. , who is also an associate professor at the WSU College of Nursing.

However, people may also use synthetic cannabinoids “in an attempt to avoid positive drug tests performed as a condition of employment, in drug treatment programs, or in the criminal justice system.” according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A deadly problem

Marijuana copycats have sent thousands to the emergency room over the past decade. Some even died, including a 17-year-old boy “who suffered cardiac arrest after apparently taking a single ‘hit’ from K2/Spice”, According to the CDC.

According to experts, there is no way of knowing what synthetic cannabinoids are actually in the purchased product or what else might be in the solvents used to soak the dried plants.

In April 2018, 153 people in Illinois fell ill and four died after consuming synthetic cannabinoids mixed with rat poison. Later that year, in New Haven, Connecticut, a version of K2 sickened 95 people in two days. They experienced symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, lethargy and loss of consciousness.

Officially known as “synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists,” these artificial products are different from synthetic cannabis products for medical use, Klein said.

“They don’t show up for regular drug tests,” she said, “and the body doesn’t recognize them in a way that has positive effects.”

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The study, published Tuesday in the Journal of Clinical Toxicology, analyzed data from the National Poison Data System between 2016 and 2019. The researchers found that there were 7,600 calls related to the use of synthetic cannabinoids during those three years. Approximately 65% ​​of calls to poison control centers were for situations that required medical attention and 61 people died.

More than half of those calls (56%) were made in states with restrictive cannabis policies, according to the study. Nearly a third (38.6%) occurred in states that allow medical use and 5.5% occurred in “permissive” states, where recreational use is legal, according to the study.

How Synthetic Cannabinoids Work

Synthetic cannabinoids were first developed in the 1980s as a means of studying how tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, impacted the brain to produce a high, the CDC said.
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“A particular synthetic cannabis was designed by a pharmaceutical company as a potential pain-relieving drug,” Klein said. “It turned out to be so strong and potent, and had so many side effects, that it wasn’t prosecuted.”

Today, synthetics are mostly produced overseas and shipped to the United States. In fact, the first shipment “known to contain synthetic cannabinoids was seized at a US border in 2008,” according to the CDC.

“It’s not just an American problem. It’s become an international problem,” Klein said, pointing to data which lists at least 320 different synthetic cannabinoids sold on the illegal market as of February 2022.

“And those are just the ones that have been flagged and identified,” she added.

Although not identical to weed, synthetics act on the same cannabinoid receptors as THC, but can be up to 100 times more potent due to the way they bind to receptors in the brain, a said Klein.

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Exposure can cause mild to severe neurological damage reactions, such as agitation and central nervous system depression, even leading to coma. Other symptoms include “drowsiness, irritability, confusion, dizziness, incoordination, inability to concentrate, strokes and seizures”. the CDC noted.

Psychiatric symptoms include “hallucinations, delusions, psychosis, violent behavior and suicidal thoughts,” the agency said. “Other physical signs and symptoms including tachypnea, tachycardia, hypertension, severe nausea and vomiting, chest pain and heart attacks, rhabdomyolysis (breakdown of damaged muscles), kidney failure and death. “

There is no antidote for synthetic cannabinoid poisoning and long-term effects are unknown, the CDC said. Treatment is supportive, using intravenous fluids, oxygen and other airway protection, and drugs for agitation and combativeness.

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Russo-Ukrainian War: Breaking News – The New York Times https://remedii.net/russo-ukrainian-war-breaking-news-the-new-york-times/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 09:26:55 +0000 https://remedii.net/russo-ukrainian-war-breaking-news-the-new-york-times/ Following Brittney Griner’s sentencing on Thursday, President Biden renewed his commitment to her release.Credit…Pool photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko WASHINGTON — Immediately after a Moscow judge handed down Brittney Griner’s nine-year prison sentence on Thursday, calls intensified for President Biden to find a way to bring her home, even as critics fumed that the offer to […]]]>
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WASHINGTON — Immediately after a Moscow judge handed down Brittney Griner’s nine-year prison sentence on Thursday, calls intensified for President Biden to find a way to bring her home, even as critics fumed that the offer to exchange prisoners with Moscow rewarded the taking of Russian hostages. .

The result is a painful dilemma for the Biden administration as it tries to maintain a hard line against Russian President Vladimir V. Putin on the war in Ukraine.

“There’s nothing good here,” said Andrea Schneider, an international dispute resolution expert at the Cardozo School of Law. “No matter what Biden does, he’s going to be criticized – either we give too much or we don’t work hard enough.”

Kremlin officials had said talks on a swap could not take place until after his trial, but even with an official verdict and sentence, a deal may not be reached anytime soon.

“I think the fact that Putin didn’t say yes right away means he looked at the American offer and said, ‘Well, that’s their first offer. I can get more than that,'” said Jared Genser, a human rights attorney who represents Americans detained by foreign governments.

The Biden administration has offered to trade Ms. Griner and Paul N. Whelan, a former Marine convicted in Moscow of espionage in 2020, for notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who is halfway through a sentence of 25 years in federal prison for offering to sell weapons to a Colombian rebel group that the United States then considered a terrorist organization.

Mr. Biden finds himself stuck on both sides.

On one side are Ms. Griner’s supporters. His wife, Cherelle Griner, has publicly pleaded for Mr. Biden to strike a deal with Mr. Putin as soon as possible. These calls have been echoed by the Reverend Al Sharpton, Democratic activist groups, television pundits, professional athletes and social media celebrities.

But there has also been criticism from Mr Biden’s other flank – and accusations that Mr Biden has bowed to extortion from Mr Putin, a man he called a war criminal.

“That’s why dictatorships – like Venezuela, Iran, China, Russia – hold Americans hostage, because they know they’ll get something out of it,” said Rep. Mike Waltz, Republican from Florida, to Newsmax last week. “They know that eventually an administration will pay. And that just puts a target on the back of every American out there.

Mike Pompeo, the former secretary of state, echoed the criticism in a Fox News interview last week, saying Mr Bout’s release would ‘probably lead to the arrest’ of more Americans abroad.

And former President Donald J. Trump, who is expected to run again in 2024, criticized the proposed deal in crude terms. He said Mr Bout was “absolutely one of the worst in the world, and he’s going to be released because a potentially spoiled person walks into Russia high on drugs”. (Russian officials who detained Ms Griner at a Moscow-area airport in mid-February found less than a gram of cannabis vaping oil in her bags.)

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Researchers identify high-efficiency hacks used by cannabis cells to make cannabinoids https://remedii.net/researchers-identify-high-efficiency-hacks-used-by-cannabis-cells-to-make-cannabinoids/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 17:04:15 +0000 https://remedii.net/researchers-identify-high-efficiency-hacks-used-by-cannabis-cells-to-make-cannabinoids/ For the first time, plant biologists have defined the high-efficiency “hacks” that cannabis cells use to make cannabinoids (THC/CBD). Although many biotech companies are currently trying to produce THC/CBD outside of the plant in yeast or cell cultures, it is largely unknown how the plant does this naturally. “This really helps us understand how cannabis […]]]>

For the first time, plant biologists have defined the high-efficiency “hacks” that cannabis cells use to make cannabinoids (THC/CBD). Although many biotech companies are currently trying to produce THC/CBD outside of the plant in yeast or cell cultures, it is largely unknown how the plant does this naturally.

“This really helps us understand how cannabis trichome cells can pump out massive amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and terpenes – compounds that are toxic to plant cells in high amounts – without poisoning themselves,” says Dr. Sam Livingston, a University of British Columbia botanist who led the research.

“This new model may inform synthetic biology approaches to cannabinoid production in yeast, which is commonly used in biotechnology. Without these ‘tricks’, they will never achieve efficient production.”

For centuries, humans have cultivated cannabis for the pharmacological properties resulting from the consumption of its specialized metabolites, primarily CBD and terpenoids. Today, production in the $20 billion global cannabis market relies heavily on the biological activity of tiny clumps of cells, called glandular trichomes, found primarily on the flowers of the plant.

The study, published today in Current biologyreveals the microenvironments in which THC is produced and transported in cannabis trichomes, and sheds light on several critical points in the pathway of THC or CBD manufacture in the cell.

Dr. Livingston and co-author Dr. Lacey Samuels used rapid freezing of cannabis glandular trichomes to immobilize plant cellular structures and metabolites in situ. This allowed them to study the glandular trichomes of cannabis using electron microscopes which revealed the cellular structure at the nano level, showing that the metabolically active cells of cannabis form a “supercell” which acts as a tiny metabolic biofactory.

So far, synthetic biology approaches have focused on optimizing the enzymes responsible for making THC/CBD, such as building a factory with the most efficient machinery to make as many products as possible. However, these approaches have not developed an efficient way to move intermediate substances from one enzyme to another, or from inside the cell to outside the cell where the end products can be collected. This research helps define the subcellular “shipping routes” that cannabis uses to create an efficient pipeline from raw materials to finished products without accumulating toxins or waste.

“For more than 40 years, everything we thought about cannabis cells was inaccurate because it was based on dated electron microscopy,” says UBC plant cell biologist Dr. Samuels. “This work defines how cannabis cells make their product. It is a paradigm shift after many years, producing a new vision of cannabinoid production. This work has been difficult, in part due to the legal prohibition and also due to the fact that no protocol for the genetic transformation of cannabis has been published.”

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Canadian stocks: Tilray, Canopy light up the cannabis sector and Bausch cut in half by US court ruling https://remedii.net/canadian-stocks-tilray-canopy-light-up-the-cannabis-sector-and-bausch-cut-in-half-by-us-court-ruling/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://remedii.net/canadian-stocks-tilray-canopy-light-up-the-cannabis-sector-and-bausch-cut-in-half-by-us-court-ruling/ VSCanadian stocks rose Thursday, following their southern counterparts while remaining busy with their earnings reports to digest, and they kept a close eye on North American economic data. The S&P/TSX Composite Index ended the day up 202.15 points, or 1.05%, at 19,456.71. It wasn’t all good news, like Bausch Health (AC: BHC) shares plunged more […]]]>

VSCanadian stocks rose Thursday, following their southern counterparts while remaining busy with their earnings reports to digest, and they kept a close eye on North American economic data.

The S&P/TSX Composite Index ended the day up 202.15 points, or 1.05%, at 19,456.71.

It wasn’t all good news, like Bausch Health (AC: BHC) shares plunged more than 50% before it was halted. The suit responded to a Delaware federal district court judge’s ruling that certain patents for its irritable bowel syndrome treatment Xifaxan are invalid.

“We are disappointed with today’s development. We strongly disagree with any finding that our patents are invalid and intend to appeal any such order,” said Thomas Appio, Chief Executive Officer. of Bausch. “As a leader in gastrointestinal health, the protection of our intellectual property is critical to our ability to continue to develop innovative therapies. We intend to vigorously pursue all available options to challenge any final decision while continuing to drive growth and innovation for our XIFAXAN franchise.

The shares were trading at their lowest closing price since 1995, when they were halted.

Canadian Pacific Railway (CA:CP) said high fuel costs resulted in a loss for the company despite an increase in revenue. Its shares closed up 1%. He said grain shipments were improving as the world grappled with shortages and export problems related to Russia’s war on Ukraine.

To say that they seemed to improve. The shares closed up 1.03%.

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. said Thursday that profits fell in the second quarter despite revenue growth beating analysts’ expectations.

The company said it continues to make progress with its combination with Kansas City Southern (United States: KSU), which remains subject to the approval of the US Surface Transportation Board.

Among other actions, Cenovus (AC: CVE) rose nearly 4% to $24.56 after posting well above peer-to-peer results a year ago. a 3.94% gain to $24.56 after reporting soaring second-quarter revenue and net profit on the back of high oil prices. He added that he had been protected from high inflation exposure due to his long-term contracts.

Shares of Wheaton Precious Metals rose 1.42% in the mining sector for their third consecutive gain despite the recent drop in bullion.

Canadian cannabis stocks also caught fire. Producer shares canopy growth (CA: WEEDS) climbed almost 5% today. And, Tilray Brands (AC: TLRY) rose in Toronto more than 11% after it said revenue rose 8% to $153.3 million, while a non-cash of $378.2 created a loss. But the company expects $70 million to $80 million in adjusted EBITDA charges of $100 million in the period, which resulted in a loss. Looking ahead, Tilray said it expects to generate between $70 million and $80 million of Adjusted EBITDA and have positive free cash flow in its operating bus with positive cash flow this year. .

And CEO Irwin Simon added sweetener when he told the Wall Street Journal after the results that Germany, which legalized marijuana, could be a big market opportunity for Tilray, worth up to $1 billion. of dollars. It already has a twenty percent market share in Germany. “We need to see an EU country move from adult use [perspective] before we see a domino effect among the rest of the countries,” Simon told the Journal.

By Greg Morcroft for Fintel.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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Cannabis legalization could benefit public health, study finds https://remedii.net/cannabis-legalization-could-benefit-public-health-study-finds/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 17:48:45 +0000 https://remedii.net/cannabis-legalization-could-benefit-public-health-study-finds/ New research suggests that legalizing cannabis at the federal level could help mitigate sales of high-potency cannabis products, which can be harmful to overall health. Federal decriminalization would mean that states could each set their own cannabis laws, but some states might not set a limit on how much THC can be included in products. […]]]>

  • New research suggests that legalizing cannabis at the federal level could help mitigate sales of high-potency cannabis products, which can be harmful to overall health.
  • Federal decriminalization would mean that states could each set their own cannabis laws, but some states might not set a limit on how much THC can be included in products.
  • According to experts, a universal THC cap on products in all states could be an effective solution.

Federal legalization of cannabis would provide an opportunity to establish regulations that better protect public health, researchers say.

In a white paper published on July 18, researchers from the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics at the University of Southern California outlined several potential policies that could be adopted by the federal government if it decriminalizes cannabis.

This includes limiting the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the main psychoactive compound in cannabis – that can be included in products, and restricting the amount individuals can purchase at one time based on the amount of THC in the product.

Other policies include taxing cannabis products based on potency rather than weight or retail price and tracking all cannabis or hemp from cultivation to sale as a product.

A July 2022 study Posted in The Lancet Psychiatry suggests that people who use more potent cannabis have a higher risk of developing cannabis use disorder. They are also more likely to suffer from a psychotic disorder, such as schizophrenia.

According to the USC white paper, other research has shown that cannabis legalization at the state level is linked to an increase in cannabis-related visits to emergency rooms by children and adolescents, and an increase in cannabis-related impaired driving.

“A public health approach to cannabis regulation is to incentivize users in a way that maximizes benefit and minimizes harm,” Rosalie Liccardo PaculaPhD, senior fellow at the USC Schaeffer Center and holder of the Elizabeth Garrett Chair in Health Policy, Economics and Law at the USC Price School of Public Policy, told Healthline.

Pacula added that a public health approach to how cannabis products are sold and developed is “aware that higher levels of THC lead to more impairment and more health risks.”

In the United States, cannabis is illegal at the federal level, although many states have passed laws allowing medical and/or recreational use of cannabis.

A bill introduced in the United States Senate on July 21 would decriminalize cannabis at the federal level and allow states to establish their own cannabis laws. Other bills in the House and in the Senate are in preparation.

While this might seem like a positive development for cannabis enthusiasts, Pacula expressed concern. “If the federal government legalizes cannabis without putting in place a [THC] ceiling, we will never have one,” she said. “The only states that have potency caps in place are those that did when they first legalized cannabis.”

Current state cannabis laws vary in terms of limits on purchase quantities and potency limits. For instance, Vermont and Connecticut are the only states to have set THC potency limits for cannabis flowers and concentrates, according to USC researchers.

Pacula said the limits set by these two states are “probably reasonable for the US market, although they could still be too high.” But I’m fine with it being, instead of not setting a cap at all.

Additionally, she and her colleagues point out that most states that limit cannabis sales do so based on the weight and type of product rather than the amount of THC in the product. This allows people to buy a large amount of more potent cannabis products at once.

The policies outlined by the USC researchers in the white paper would discourage excessive cannabis use, particularly the use of high-THC products such as cannabis edibles and concentrates.

“At present [cannabis] flower is the main product sold, but we are seeing a huge shift towards vaping oil concentrates, while edibles have stabilized in the market,” Pacula said.

Although the policies outlined in the whitepaper focus on the THC content of cannabis products, Liz Roganfounder of the Cannabis Business Council of Santa Barbara County, said that misses the role that the various components of cannabis can play in the intoxicating or other effects of these products.

Pacula stressed, however, that the standards should be adapted as more scientific data becomes available on the risks associated with different doses of THC. These policy updates could also take into account new scientific data on the effects of other components of cannabis.

“It took us decades to understand alcohol and what a standardized drink was,” Pacula said. “So we should set these caps and wait at least 5 years before adjusting them because it will take some time for the science to come out.”

R. Lorraine Collins, PhD, professor and associate dean for research at the University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions, supports the policies proposed in the white paper. She said setting THC limits for cannabis products and taxing products based on THC content would be easy to implement, calling these strategies a “great start.”

For a THC cap to be effective, Collins said laws would need to limit the potency of all cannabis products, including those derived directly from the cannabis plant and those derived from hemp or cannabis. .

“The cannabis industry is very smart,” she said. “One of the things they do is if you say you’re going to limit the potency of cannabis flower, they’ll increase the potency of other cannabis products. So the key is to limit THC in “all cannabis products”. »

Additionally, she said the laws should be broad enough to cover cannabis products developed in the future.

Regarding individual limits on cannabis purchases, Collins expressed some reservations about this policy since the United States does not have similar limits for other adult-use products such as alcohol and tobacco.

Rogan agreed: “He’s an adult we’re talking about. He is someone who should be able to make his own decisions,” she said. “It really comes down to personal choice – you have [the] freedom to do whatever you want; we hope you will be responsible.

Additionally, Collins said individual purchase limits might not be very effective. “What’s stopping a person from going from outlet to outlet?” she says. “You could accumulate a lot of cannabis this way, although there is a limit to how much you can buy at a time.”

Rogan is also concerned about the impact a cap on THC limits and purchase limits could have on people using cannabis to treat medical conditions.

“When you’re treating cancer or chronic pain, you often need high doses of THC,” she said. “So is it fair for this person to have to go to the [cannabis] dispensary every day and buy more often because they can’t buy the products in concentrated form? »

While states like Connecticut and Vermont have stricter caps on THC content, USC researchers argue that federal regulations would ensure that public health is equally protected across the country.

“You’re not going to encourage good cannabis industry standards if you let states change those caps,” Pacula said. “It will be much easier to do it at the federal level.” A federal cap, she added, would only set the maximum potency of cannabis products. States may have more restrictive laws.

Additionally, there is now precedent for the federal government to regulate the maximum THC content of cannabis products.

“The FDA, which has finally been given permission to regulate nicotine products, is able to do things like put a cap on the amount of nicotine in cigarettes or remove certain types of tobacco flavors,” Collins said.

Collins noted that having different cannabis laws in each state — specifically THC caps — could lead people in places with more restrictive laws to buy cannabis in neighboring states with regulations. more lenient. Something similar happened before all states set 21 as minimum age to drink alcoholshe says.

Still, Collins said many people will be drawn to the legal cannabis market for what it offers – being able to buy products that are safe and contain exactly what they’re supposed to contain.

“You don’t have to worry about whether your weed is cut with fentanyl or some other drug that might harm you,” she said. “You also don’t have to worry about bad cultivation leading to mold that could harm you when you smoke cannabis.”

New research presents a compelling case for regulating cannabis at the federal level. Decriminalizing cannabis could help limit the sales and use of high-potency cannabis products, which studies have shown pose dangers to human health.

However, even with federal legalization, experts like Collins and Rogan say setting caps on THC could still incentivize consumers to buy more potent products in the illicit cannabis market.

“If people are concerned about young people — especially men 26 and under — using high-THC products, the legal system will improve,” Rogan said. “Because at least they know what they’re getting there versus if they’re getting a product around the corner.”

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Vibrators, weeds, plants: What can you take on a plane? https://remedii.net/vibrators-weeds-plants-what-can-you-take-on-a-plane/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 17:00:06 +0000 https://remedii.net/vibrators-weeds-plants-what-can-you-take-on-a-plane/ Elyse Welles was traveling from Athens, Greece, to Newark, New Jersey, last spring, when it finally happened: she was set aside for an additional period Security screening at his doorstep. After some time searching through Welles’ backpack, the officer finally grabbed a bullet-shaped object vibrator of the bag and waved it in the air. “Is […]]]>

Elyse Welles was traveling from Athens, Greece, to Newark, New Jersey, last spring, when it finally happened: she was set aside for an additional period Security screening at his doorstep.

After some time searching through Welles’ backpack, the officer finally grabbed a bullet-shaped object vibrator of the bag and waved it in the air. “Is it an electronic cigarette? asked the agent. “No, it’s a sex toyshe replied with a smile, how her personal items were rapidly came back to her and she was free to go.

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Welles, a writer and life coach who lives in Artemida, Greece, said she didn’t shy away from traveling with her vibrator in tow.

Whereas sex toys are accepted as carry-on baggage in most countries, including the United States, there are certain restrictions regarding e-cigarettes on flightsas the devices could catch fire during transport.

Like the air number travelers is increasing, returning to near pre-pandemic levels, as are questions about protocols and flight rules – particularly what travelers can and cannot pack in their carry-on luggage when traveling to the States -United. For example: is guacamole a solid or a liquid? (It’s a gel, which falls under the same restrictions as liquids and isn’t allowed in your carry-on – unless it’s in a 3.4-ounce container.)

Here’s a guide to help you navigate the more ambiguous transport rules – with a few quiz questions throughout to test your knowledge too.

Can I take my vibrator without causing a scene at security?

Let’s talk a little more about vibrators. Although most sex toys, including vibrators, are allowed in your carry-on, according to the Transportation Security Administration, they can still lead to arrest, as in Welles’ case. There are ways to reduce the chances of these uncomfortable encounters, especially if something starts to buzz.

Shan Boodram, intimacy expert and host of the Lovers and Friends podcast, suggests removing all batteries or running the batteries on rechargeable toys before packing them. “Or, find a hard case to put it in slightly larger so the power button is less likely to be pressed when pressure is applied to your bag,” she said.

There are also vibrators with travel settings now, to prevent them from triggering at an inopportune time, like the rechargeable silicone Surge vibratorwhich has a built-in travel lock.

What’s the cash rule again?

“The most common mistake we see people in terms of items prohibited at airports, it’s large liquids, gels, and aerosols in carry-on baggage,” said TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein.

TSA is widely publicized The 3-1-1 rule states that passengers can travel with liquids, gels and aerosols as long as they are in 3.4 ounce containers in a liter size resealable bag. So while a bottle of water won’t pass the pre-flight check, what about something in a more nebulous category, like a jar of peanut butter?

“If you can spill it, spread it, spray it, pump it, or pour it,” Farbstein said, “it’s a liquid, gel, or aerosol.”

This is why a Magic 8 Ball, which is filled with liquid, is not allowed to pass a TSA checkpoint. The same goes for a snow globe. Unless, of course, as Farbstein points out, it’s a version small enough to fit in a of the traveler Bag 3-1-1.

The 3-1-1 rule was imposed after terrorists in Britain tried to smuggle liquid explosives into planes in August 2006. It is this type of explosives that dogs are research for when they sniff passenger bags at airports, Farbstein said.

Is it OK to fly with weed now?

“The TSA isn’t looking for drugs,” Farbstein said. “Our dogs sniff out explosives; they don’t snort drugs.

But just because they’re not looking for drugs doesn’t mean the officers won’t ever find them. If they do, TSA agents are required to report suspected violations of the law to police, Farbstein said. And although marijuana has been legalized for recreational use in 19 states and for medical use in 37, it is still illegal under federal law and is therefore restricted on airplanes, even though it is technically legal at the time. on departure and on arrival. destination States.

I bought a plant during my trip! Can I take him home?

Some plant lovers may want to go home with a new addition to their collection.

Plants are allowed on flights as long as they fit in the overhead compartment or under the airplane seat, according to the TSA website. Back with potted plants from abroad, however, is prohibited, although a limited number of bare-rooted plants (not in the ground) are permitted, as long as they meet certain criteria set by the zoosanitary inspection and phytosanitary from the Ministry of Agriculture Service. There is also additional information for travelers arriving in the continental United States from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

“I am always on the lookout for beautiful, healthy specimens of rare plants, so I like to grab them when I see them,” said Lexi Osterhoudt, a doctoral student in Columbia University’s Integrated Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies Program. Often, she says, her plant souvenirs are impulse buys that she buys while traveling in the country, or they are great finds that are more affordable than they would be if she bought them in New York, where she currently lives.

“I’m going to Saran Wrap the pot to keep the soil together, put them in a paper bag and stick them under the seat in front of me,” she said.

Is my Harry Potter wand OK?

If further clarification is needed, the TSA has provided a comprehensive and searchable list where travelers can search for any item it is concerned about to bring. Knitting needles, for example, are allowed in your hand luggage, as are live fish, provided they are in water and in a transparent transparent container. But wait – isn’t there a rule about liquids?

“Live fish are indeed allowed to be transported through a security checkpoint,” Farbstein said. “And of course, to keep them alive, they have to be in the water. TSA officers will examine the container of water the fish are in. The examination process will take longer. Live fish in the water need not follow the 3-1-1 rule.

Cremated remains get a little more complicatedwhile cricket bats and chopping boards are best left unchecked luggage. Musical instruments such as violins are allowed after passing a TSA check, but for brass instruments it is suggested to check them. And if you’re a Harry Potter fan, never fear, wands are allowed. flights.

Despite TSA rules, there’s one item in particular that Farbstein says he still sees confiscated all too often: knives. “We see knives every day,” she said.

Up to 4 tons of different types of knives and large tools are confiscated from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey in an average year, according to Farbstein. The TSA then sends them in bulk to the state of Pennsylvania, she said, which sells them for a profit at a surplus store in Harrisburg.

Travelers should remember that knives of any kind are not allowed on flights, Farbstein said.

Something that won’t be confiscated? A duffel bag containing eight Goetta sausage rolls. However, it could land you on the TSA instagram Account.

(This article originally appeared in The New York Times.)

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🌱 Extreme Heat Wave + Marijuana Plants Found + Attempted Theft https://remedii.net/%f0%9f%8c%b1-extreme-heat-wave-marijuana-plants-found-attempted-theft/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 22:22:28 +0000 https://remedii.net/%f0%9f%8c%b1-extreme-heat-wave-marijuana-plants-found-attempted-theft/ Hello everyone. It’s me, Michèle, your host Glen Burnie Daily. Here’s all the community news you need to know right now. First, today’s weather forecast: Quite sunny. High: 95 Low: 75. Here are the top stories at Glen Burnie today: Vision Technologies headquarters has sold its building to Faropoint. The purchase cost 10 million dollars […]]]>

Hello everyone. It’s me, Michèle, your host Glen Burnie Daily. Here’s all the community news you need to know right now.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Quite sunny. High: 95 Low: 75.


Here are the top stories at Glen Burnie today:

  1. Vision Technologies headquarters has sold its building to Faropoint. The purchase cost 10 million dollars for this completely renovated building. A large part of the building already has tenants for rent. (Trade Observer)
  2. Cameron Goins, 30, of Glen Burnie has been arrested in connection with the presence of a “controlled hazardous substance” in his apartment. Police were at her apartment to serve a warrant when they saw a gun and marijuana plants. They were able to obtain a search warrant and then made the arrest. (Shore Information Network)
  3. Extreme heat hit Maryland. Temperatures for the past few days have been in the mid-90s. Most of Maryland could see temperatures soar near 100 degrees this weekend. (WBFF)
  4. The American Food Mart and gas station in Glen Burnie were the scene of an attempted burglary. The suspect entered the store asking for tobacco products when the victim recognized him as a suspect in another store robbery and refused him service. The suspect threatened the employee but then fled. (Shore Information Network)

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Here are the best places to smoke weed and watch a movie in Los Angeles https://remedii.net/here-are-the-best-places-to-smoke-weed-and-watch-a-movie-in-los-angeles/ Sat, 16 Jul 2022 02:43:00 +0000 https://remedii.net/here-are-the-best-places-to-smoke-weed-and-watch-a-movie-in-los-angeles/ VSannabis, weed, pot, marihuana, ganja, weed, reefer, mary jane, cheeba-cheeba, or whatever you want to call it has been gradually legalized in many states in the United States and since then many people have been using the plant both for medical and recreational use, it was only a matter of time that venues opened up […]]]>

VSannabis, weed, pot, marihuana, ganja, weed, reefer, mary jane, cheeba-cheeba, or whatever you want to call it has been gradually legalized in many states in the United States and since then many people have been using the plant both for medical and recreational use, it was only a matter of time that venues opened up to celebrate cannabis cultivation.

Los Angeles is still in the top 5 of most cannabis-using cities

The Montalbn Theater is located in Hollywood and its rooftop is used to screen movies that are staples of cannabis culture, stoners know that weed and movies go together like peas and carrots and the Montalbn administration knows that there is a profit in creating the ideal environment so people can gather and smoke.

Rico Montanez and James Jordan are the big bosses of the Cannabis & Movie Club who are in charge of these events that have to navigate the legal seas of what’s allowed and what’s not.

It’s complicated to have an event that promotes use, even when it’s legal

“It’s extremely difficult to create consistency and find a business location that has a big insurance package and is willing to take the risk on that particular idea,” Jordan mentions. “It’s not that there aren’t entrepreneurs out there who are going to swing the bat, it’s that they don’t have the strategy and the legal framework that we’ve spent a lot of time building. create in order to attract brands, especially the bigger brands, who won’t get involved if there isn’t a proper legal framework.”

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Ban or not

Professor Robert Solomon, co-chair of the Center for the Study of Cannabis at UC Irvine, adds his expertise, saying that “In California, statutes allow localities to veto any cannabis within their jurisdiction. Eighty percent of the state, geographically, doesn’t have cannabis, in which case there’s no particular ban in LA What I understand the club is trying to do is comply with state law, or to put it another way, not to violate state law. That means it can’t be public, so they form a club; it has to be out of sight, so they do it on a roof.”

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Police seize 193 cannabis plants, arrest eight in coordinated raids https://remedii.net/police-seize-193-cannabis-plants-arrest-eight-in-coordinated-raids/ Thu, 14 Jul 2022 06:03:00 +0000 https://remedii.net/police-seize-193-cannabis-plants-arrest-eight-in-coordinated-raids/ NEW ZEALAND POLICE/provided Several cultivation sites were found by the police. Police have made eight arrests and seized $6.5 million in assets, including five property, in an operation to dismantle a “sophisticated” drug trafficking and money laundering operation. Senior Detective Sergeant Andrew Dunhill said police executed 10 search warrants across the North Island on Wednesday. […]]]>
Several cultivation sites were found by the police.

NEW ZEALAND POLICE/provided

Several cultivation sites were found by the police.

Police have made eight arrests and seized $6.5 million in assets, including five property, in an operation to dismantle a “sophisticated” drug trafficking and money laundering operation.

Senior Detective Sergeant Andrew Dunhill said police executed 10 search warrants across the North Island on Wednesday.

Several cannabis cultivation sites were discovered, where 193 plants as well as nine kilograms of packaged cannabis were seized.

Dunhill said the “ready-to-sell” cannabis seized from just one of the sites was estimated to be around $60,000.

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Two cars seized in the operation had a combined value of $90,000.

On Wednesday morning, police said they had arrested the alleged “ringleader” of the operation, a 40-year-old man from Auckland who police believe is linked to a Vietnamese organized crime group.

Police seized millions of assets and cash as part of Operation Bush.

NEW ZEALAND POLICE/provided

Police seized millions of assets and cash as part of Operation Bush.

Police allege the union worked in the Northland, Auckland and Waikato areas.

Seven other people, including foreign nationals, were arrested and charged with serious offenses spanning several years.

More than 60 charges have been filed relating to money laundering and the cultivation, supply and sale of cannabis.

Dunhill said the operation involved police personnel from multiple task forces and highlighted ongoing efforts to disrupt organized crime in the country.

The police seized 193 plants.

NEW ZEALAND POLICE/provided

The police seized 193 plants.

“Drugs continue to be at the center of a world of harm created in our communities, and we have zero tolerance for those who continue to accumulate assets and wealth through the sale of these illicit substances.”

The eight people arrested on Wednesday are due to appear in Whangārei, North Shore, Auckland and Waikato District Courts in the coming days.

Dunhill said the police were working with Immigration New Zealand regarding the foreign nationals involved in the investigation.

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CBD for Bipolar: Treatment, Effectiveness, Alternatives https://remedii.net/cbd-for-bipolar-treatment-effectiveness-alternatives/ Tue, 12 Jul 2022 17:15:51 +0000 https://remedii.net/cbd-for-bipolar-treatment-effectiveness-alternatives/ Bipolar disorder refers to a group of mental health disorders that cause extreme highs and lows in mood. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMS), 4.4% of adults in the United States have bipolar disorder at some point in their lives. A person with bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, experiences disruptive […]]]>

Bipolar disorder refers to a group of mental health disorders that cause extreme highs and lows in mood. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMS), 4.4% of adults in the United States have bipolar disorder at some point in their lives.

A person with bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, experiences disruptive mood swings that interfere with daily functioning in relationships, work, school, and home life. These mood swings typically include both “high highs”, such as mania and hypomania, and “low lows” in the form of depressive episodes.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, has been touted as a possible way to treat the symptoms of bipolar disorder. Although there is some evidence that CBD oil can help people with bipolar disorder, there has not been enough research to establish its long-term safety and effectiveness.

Learn more about CBD for bipolar disorder, including its safety, effectiveness, downsides, and alternatives.

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What is CBD?

CBD is one of the active ingredients in Cannabis-sativa plant (marijuana). Although it is a chemical derived from marijuana, CBD does not have psychoactive properties like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In other words, CBD won’t get you “high” like THC.

CBD is believed to act on the body’s central nervous system to produce a calming and relaxing effect that may help with anxiety and other mental health conditions, such as bipolar disorder. Some evidence suggests it may also have pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties.

Is CBD addictive?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is no evidence of a risk of chemical dependence or addiction when it comes to CBD.

And while CBD’s legal restrictions vary from state to state, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has legalized its use for clinical trials. A CBD-containing product, Epidiolex, was approved by the FDA in 2018 for use in the treatment of seizures in certain rare childhood seizure disorders.

You can take CBD in different forms, including:

  • Oils
  • Tinctures (plant extracts dissolved in an alcoholic solvent)
  • Tablets and capsules
  • Vaping
  • Edibles, such as gummies
  • topicals, such as lotions and creams

Since the legal status of CBD varies widely across the United States, it’s always wise to check your local and state laws before purchasing any product containing CBD.

The science behind CBD

CBD oil is not yet established as an evidence-based treatment for bipolar disorder. Research is ongoing, with many clinical trials underway.

However, CBD is believed to work by affecting the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The endocannabinoid system is not yet fully understood by researchers, but some believe it plays a role in many important functions, such as pain and mood regulation as well as inflammation.

Early research indicates that CBD may serve as a mood stabilizer for people with bipolar disorder.

A 2020 review argues that CBD may be useful in treating depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder due to its calming and antidepressant effects.

A 2020 clinical trial suggests that CBD may be beneficial as an “add-on” or complementary treatment for bipolar depression.

CBD has also been shown to have an anxiolytic effect and show therapeutic potential in the treatment of addictions. This could be beneficial for people with bipolar disorder, as many people with mood disorders also have comorbid mental health issues, such as anxiety disorders and substance use disorders.

CBD and its potential benefits

CBD is being studied for use in the treatment of a number of mental health conditions and neurological disorders. These include schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse and Alzheimer’s disease.

Disadvantages

There are some downsides to taking CBD for bipolar disorder. People who use CBD products may experience a range of side effects, including:

CBD can also interact with other medications, such as blood thinners, and it can affect your liver enzymes.

If you’re taking CBD, it’s important to tell your healthcare provider so they can alert you to any potential drug interactions or negative effects on your liver function. You should also not drink alcohol if you are using CBD, as the interaction between the two substances could enhance their sedative effects.

There is limited evidence from initial animal studies that the male reproductive system may be affected by CBD use. So if you are trying to conceive, you may want to discontinue use of CBD or ask your health care provider if CBD is safe to use.

Additionally, most products containing CBD are neither regulated nor approved by the FDA. This means that you cannot guarantee that what you are buying is safe, pure or of high quality. A CBD product may contain THC or even contaminants like pesticides, so choose carefully.

Alternatives to CBD

There are many evidence-based alternatives to using CBD for bipolar disorder symptoms. Here are some of the many alternative treatments available for bipolar disorder:

  • Medication: There are a number of prescription medications available to treat the symptoms of bipolar disorder. Mood stabilizers such as lithium, along with anticonvulsants and antipsychotics, may be prescribed by a psychiatrist to help regulate your mood.
  • Psychotherapy: Talk therapy with a trusted psychotherapist, along with support groups led by trained mental health counselors, can help you overcome the emotional and social challenges of living with bipolar disorder.
  • Exercise: Regular exercise can help people with bipolar disorder by releasing endorphins that improve their sense of well-being.
  • Relaxation and mindfulness techniques: Relaxation techniques such as breathing exercises and mindfulness techniques such as yoga and meditation can have a calming effect and help regulate your emotions during times of stress.
  • Sleep hygiene: Insomnia and chronic sleep deprivation can worsen the effects of bipolar disorder. Adopting good sleep habits, such as going to bed at the same time every night, can go a long way in reducing the symptoms of bipolar disorder.

Summary

Some researchers believe that CBD, a chemical compound derived from marijuana, may be helpful in treating some of the symptoms of bipolar disorder and other mental health issues.

Early evidence suggests that CBD oil may play a role in regulating mood and alleviating depression. Downsides can include mild to moderate side effects like nausea and fatigue, as well as potential drug interactions and negative effects on liver function.

Alternative treatments for bipolar disorder include prescription medications, psychotherapy, mindfulness techniques, and lifestyle changes.

A word from Verywell

CBD is widely considered safe and potentially effective in treating various mental health conditions, including bipolar disorder. However, it is not FDA-approved as a treatment for bipolar disorder, and research into its long-term benefits and side effects is still ongoing.

If you decide to take CBD for bipolar disorder, be sure to let your healthcare provider know so they can alert you to any potential side effects or drug interactions.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does CBD interact with bipolar medications?

    Research on CBD and its potential interactions with other medications is ongoing. There is preliminary evidence that CBD may interact with lithium, which is frequently prescribed to people with bipolar disorder as a mood stabilizer. This interaction could potentially cause lithium toxicity, a serious illness.

  • What is the difference between CBD and cannabis?

    CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the chemical compounds (called “cannabinoids”) found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Cannabis also contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main active component of marijuana. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive properties; in other words, it won’t give you a “high”.

  • How to find a high quality CBD product?

    The only FDA-approved CBD-containing product is a pharmaceutical-grade CBD oil called Epidiolex, which is used to prevent seizures in people with two different childhood seizure disorders. Since most CBD products are not regulated by the FDA, it is important to check product labels yourself.

    Always check your CBD product’s Certificate of Analysis (COA) to see if it has been tested for THC and contaminants. Additionally, CBD derived from hemp grown in the United States rather than overseas might be a safer bet in terms of federal and local testing requirements.

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