The Cannabist Show’s Ricardo Baca and Producer Vince break down the interesting weed news of the week.
There’s yet another use for marijuana: It may help to heal broken bones, according to a new study.
Researchers found that cannabidiol — an element of marijuana that does not get people high — improved the healing process in rats with broken leg bones after eight weeks, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research by Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University.
Yankel Gabet of Tel Aviv’s Bone Research Laboratory who led the study, said it found that the element “makes bones stronger during healing,” which could prevent future fractures. This process occurs as cannabidiol, or CBD, enhances the maturation of collagen, the protein in connective tissue that “holds the body together.”
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KMGH-Channel 7 has decided not to risk getting burned by marijuana advertising.
Despite having two commercials ready to roll this week, the station’s plans for pot advertising are on hold indefinitely, general manager Brad Remington said.
“We just told our sales staff the running of marijuana ads on TV on KMGH is on hold indefinitely. Scripps PR asked me to share this message on why they reversed their decision to accept the ads right now,” Remington said by e-mail.
The ads are circulating on the Internet, and can be seen here.