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Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of THCA

Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) is a cannabinoid produced by the cannabis flower.  It is a relatively unstable compound that is easily decarboxylated by heat.  While it does not have any psychoactive properties itself, when decarboxylated, it forms into tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of cannabis.  THCA may play an important role in the treatment of neurological […]

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Cannabis and the necessity for USP standards

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides official standards for identity, strength, quality, and purity in medicines. As well, they also produce standards for food ingredients and dietary supplements.1 For medicine, food, and dietary supplements, the USP publishes reference standards to ensure accuracy and reproducibility of laboratory procedures. For cannabis, […]

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A Review of all the Cannabis legislation introduced in the Maryland State Legislature

  Bill# Cross File# Title Description Senate Hearing and Voting House Hearing and Voting Senate Lead Sponsor(s) House Lead Sponsor(s) 1 HB0217 SB0900 Income Tax – Subtraction Modification – Expenses of Medical Cannabis Grower, Processor, Dispensary, or Independent Testing Laboratory This bill allows what is known as a “subtraction modification” for MD income taxes for […]

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