Week in Review: May 24-30

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Lebanon Becomes First Arab Country to Legalize Medical Cannabis

A Lebanese farmer in hemp land | N World
A Lebanese farmer in hemp land | N World

Lebanese legislators on April 21 passed a law to legalize the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal and industrial use, despite disposition from Hezbollah representatives.

The decision made Lebanon become the first Arab country to legalize marijuana growing.

Could Cannabis Help Prevent and Treat Coronavirus?

Cannabis and coronavirus | Paradise Seeds
Cannabis and coronavirus | Paradise Seeds

A team of Canadian scientists believes it has found strong strains of cannabis that could help prevent and then treat coronavirus infections.

The results, printed in online journal Preprints, indicated hemp extracts high in CBD may help block proteins that provide a “gateway” for COVID-19 to enter human body.

Are E-Cigarettes and Vapes Dangerous?

E-cigarettes and vapes | VapeBiz

Since August of 2019, e-cigarettes and vapes have been in the news due to an outbreak of injuries, illness, and even deaths around the country. The recent rise in incidents has led to the CDC issuing a warning against the use of such devices, and the US President to even pushing for a new law banning them.

In this post, we will explore some of the events leading up to the current e-cigarettes and vape scare, and the science behind the use of such products.

Virginia Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

Marijuana | Insider
Marijuana | Insider

Governor Ralph Northam has signed Senate Bill 2 and House Bill 972 to decriminalize marijuana possession. The new law takes effect on July 1, 2020 and reduces penalties for offenses involving personal possession of up to one ounce of marijuana to a $25 civil violation with no arrest and no criminal record.

Novel Coronavirus, a Boon for China’s Hemp Producers

Chinese hemp producers | Handout
Chinese hemp producers | Handout

The novel coronavirus outbreak in the United States will be likely to benefit Chinese hemp producers that compete with American suppliers on the domestic and global markets.

Long-term lockdown has resulted in massive layoffs and staff quarantine across the country. This gives Chinese company multiple advantages in competing with their counterparts in the U.S.

Difference Between CBD Oil and Hemp Oil

Thailand-CBD-Oil-The Olive-Press
Thailand CBD Oil丨The Olive Press

Nowadays, a new wave of CBD products is sweeping the world, and various types of such products appear on the market. CBD oil has become a new favorite of consumers. However, in addition to CBD oil, the other is hemp oil. Hemp oil has occupied the market share for decades, but what is the difference between these two products?

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