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Study: CBD Helps Heal Wounds During Their Early Stages

A new study published in the jounal Phytotherapy Research has found that CBD exerts “an antiinflammatory effect in early phase of wound healing process”.

“The effects of cannabidiol (CBD), the main non-psychotropic component of Cannabis sativa, were assessed on oral wound healing in an in vivo model”, states the abstract of the study, which was epublished ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “Standardized ulcers” were induced in 60 rats, who subsequently received “intraperitoneal injections of CBD at doses of 0 (control), 5, and 10 mg/kg daily.” Animals were weighed daily, and wound healing was clinically and histologically evaluated after 3 and 7 days of treatment.

“CBD treatment did not influence the wound area of ulcerative lesions at either observation time”, states researchers. “”Conversely, microscopic findings revealed that at Day 3 postwounding, CBD-treated lesions exhibited significantly lower inflammatory scores than those in the control group.” However, “this difference was not observed at Day 7.”

Researchers conclude by stating that “Collectively, these findings indicate that CBD exert an antiinflammatory effect in early phase of wound healing process although it was not sufficient promote clinical improvement of oral traumatic ulcerative lesions.

The full study, conducted by researchers at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande and the University of São Paulo, can be found by clicking here.

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Nearly $600 million in Legal Marijuana Sold in Denver Last Year, $44 Million in Taxes Garnered

There was almost $600 million in marijuana and marijuana products sold in Denver in 2017, resulting in tens of million of dollars in taxes for the city.

According to a new report titled The Denver Collaborative Approach: Leading The Way In Municipal Marijuana Management 2018. there was roughly $587 million in legal marijuana sold throughout Denver in 2017, a 29% increase from the year prior. $377 million of this came from recreational marijuana sales, with the remaining $210 million from the legal distribution of medical marijuana

These sales resulted in around $44 million in taxes. This marks a 20% increase from the marijuana tax revenue the city garnered in 2016.

“This new report demonstrates Denver’s coordinated approach between multiple agencies to manage marijuana is working,” said Denver’s Mayor Michael B. Hancock in a press release sent out earlier today. “We took on the daunting challenge of becoming the first major city in America to manage legalized recreational marijuana and we are having success. That’s because of coordination between Denver’s Excise and Licenses, Denver’s Fire Department, Police Department, Department of Public Health and Environment, Community Planning and Development, as well as our partners in other city agencies, the community from the marijuana industry and public health advocates.”

In Denver, marijuana has been legal since 2013, with the first legal sales taking place in January of the following year.

Denver is the most populated city in Colorado with around 690,000 residents.

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FBI, DEA orchestrate massive raid of suspected illegal marijuana grow operations across Denver metro area

Drug Enforcement Administration and FBI agents joined state and local agencies in a massive, coordinated raid of more than a dozen suspected illegal marijuana growing operations across the Denver metro area Thursday morning, federal officials say.

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