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NYT article summary

NYT article summary

With 95-years of prohibition, there is very little that we know about cannabis due to restrictive research—most of it from short-term studies and anecdotal observation. The Cannabis Act that was passed in Canada on October 17 has replaced a system that once treated researchers like alleged drug dealers and given them the opportunity to explore the biological, social, agricultural and genetic possibilities that the complex plant can offer.

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Is Cannabis a Viable Exit Drug

Is Cannabis a Viable Exit Drug

As medical cannabis is legalized in more areas, the notion that cannabis is a gateway drug is beginning to fade from popular opinion.

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What is cGMP and Why Does It Matter

What is cGMP and Why Does It Matter

CGMP is an acronym for Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations that are enforced by entities such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States or the Food and Drugs Act for Health Canada.

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Why Did Canada Legalize Medical Cannabis Before Recreational Cannabis?

Why Did Canada Legalize Medical Cannabis Before Recreational Cannabis?

The road to cannabis legalization in Canada has been a long one filled with twists, turns, and court cases. Medical cannabis has been legal in the country since 2001, but Canada’s history with cannabis goes much further back.

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What Has Cannabis Legalization Taught Us?

What Has Cannabis Legalization Taught Us?

In the past several years, thirty-two states have legalized cannabis for medical use, and ten have legalized recreational cannabis use. Canada has had a medical cannabis program since 2001 and Uruguay decriminalized the consumption of all formerly illicit drugs. More recently Peru, Argentina, Mexico, and Colombia have all announced that medical cannabis will become legal. With a change like this seemingly sweeping the globe, what sorts of lessons have we learned?

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Today Marks a Historical Moment in Time

Today Marks a Historical Moment in Time

For nearly one hundred years the Cannabis plant has been outlawed in North America and those who cultivated it, consumed and shared it were turned into criminals. However, as of October 17th, that is no longer the case in Canada.

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New high tech growing facilities in development

New high tech growing facilities in development

Plena is working on a staged rollout of facilities over several growth locations in Colombia, the first harvest will be ready by Q1 2019.

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Legalization of Medical Cannabis Sweeping Europe

Legalization of Medical Cannabis Sweeping Europe

One by one European countries now recognize the benefits of Cannabis for medical use and are following through with legalization. The latest addition of the UK and now the Baltic EU state of Lithuania following countries like Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Italy, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Spain.

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Cannabinoid Receptor (CB1)  Plays Crucial Role in Alzheimers Disease

Cannabinoid Receptor (CB1) Plays Crucial Role in Alzheimers Disease

As you are reading this, or not, you are forming substances that will give you dementia. You are forming beta amyloid inside the neurons of some of the more important parts of your brain responsible for memory, learning cognition, football scores etc.

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Cannabis Meets Healthcare at the Grow Up Conference

Cannabis Meets Healthcare at the Grow Up Conference

This year, the Grow Up Conference and Expo in Niagara Falls is adding a full day, inaugural Cannabis meets HealthCare seminar to the schedule.

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Plena Global Holdings Enters into Supply Agreement with Relevium

Plena Global Holdings Enters into Supply Agreement with Relevium

Plena Global Holdings is pleased to announce that it has entered into a supply agreement with Relevium Technologies. Beginning in January 2019, Plena will supply full spectrum CBD oil to Relevium's supply chain partners in Europe from our medical cannabis grow production assets based in legalized countries in South America.

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Peru legalizes THC and CBD

Peru legalizes THC and CBD

Plena Global is happy to announce that they have received confirmation that Peru’s Health Minister, Dr. Silvia Pessah-Eljay recently reversed the Peruvian Government’s proposed restrictions on THC.

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Cannabis: OIL AND GAS

Cannabis: OIL AND GAS

The two most common delivery mechanisms for medical cannabis are oils or gas (as in vapour). Creams, wafers, sprays, tinctures and suppositories, while useful and fun, universally trail ingestion or inhalation methods.

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Why is Medical Cannabis important?

Why is Medical Cannabis important?

As the benefits of medical cannabis are unveiled, the importance on a global basis has become increasingly evident. Governments are recognizing that:

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World/United Nations: WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence on the status of cannabis in international drug treaties

World/United Nations: WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence on the status of cannabis in international drug treaties

70 years after the foundation of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1948, its expert committee on drug dependence has started to analyse the harms and the benefits of cannabis for health.

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Conditions Cannabis is prescribed for

Conditions Cannabis is prescribed for

In listing ten common conditions that doctors use cannabis to treat, it is important to appreciate that some conditions respond better to different types or different combinations of cannabinoids.

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Medical Cannabis and Fibromyalgia

Medical Cannabis and Fibromyalgia

A study involving more than 600 people who used medical cannabis determined that, regardless of the condition being treated, the symptoms that responded best were: pain, anxiety and insomnia, aka the evil triad.

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Medical History of Cannabis

Medical History of Cannabis

Traditional Cannabis has been known in North America as the stoner-hippie drug known for psychedelic properties, however the history and usage of medical Cannabis dates back much further.

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Top Ten Cannabis Use Reasons

Top Ten Cannabis Use Reasons

As the Cannabis space begins to grow, it brings light to the pre-existing stereotypes that existed not only about the plant as a medicine, but those who use it.

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Plena is deeply rooted in its commitment to educating people on the real benefits of medical cannabis and to meeting the needs of a flourishing market with cGMP grade products