March 2016

There’s a new report out on longtime marijuana use. And it’s bad news for habitual stoners. In summary: The more pot you smoke, the more apt you are to be a loser. And it’s not so much that losers toke weed. It’s that toking a lot of weed over several years turns someone into a […]

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A cannabis leaf. Photo: The United States Fish and Wildlife Service via Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – American firms have invested about $50 million in licensing Israeli medical marijuana patents, cannabis agro-tech start-ups, and companies developing delivery devices such as inhalers, scientists say. “I expect it to grow to $100 million in the coming year,” Saul Kaye, […]

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Cannabis dependence is a serious problem worldwide and it is of growing importance in the United States as marijuana becomes increasingly legal. A new study published online by JAMA Psychiatry examined what specific genetic variants might contribute to cannabis dependence. Joel Gelernter, M.D., of the Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., and coauthors conducted […]

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A little boy whose body has been racked with seizures up to 20 times a day since he was five months old has been seizure free for three months following his mother’s move to the US for cannabis oil treatment. Last year the Irish Examiner highlighted Yvonne Cahalane, from Dunmanway in West Cork, and her […]

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With the goal of learning more about people’s cannabis-consumption patterns, professors and students from Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine in New Hampshire surveyed nearly 3,000 people on a wide range of marijuana-consumption-related topics. In order to have a statistically relevant study, the researchers needed a representative pool of cannabis users from across the country—not […]

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Cannabis dependence is a serious problem worldwide and it is of growing importance in the United States as marijuana becomes increasingly legal. A new study published online by JAMA Psychiatry examined what specific genetic variants might contribute to cannabis dependence. Joel Gelernter, M.D., of the Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., and coauthors conducted […]

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U.S. investment firms have increasingly looked to license marijuana technology from Israel, where a booming cannabis research field has made strides in the past several years, Reuters reported Wednesday. Recreational marijuana is illegal in Israel, and many of the nation’s innovations have not been as profitable as their creators had hoped, leading top researchers to look to […]

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A new study says heavy pot smokers will end up in a lower social class than their parents by their mid-thirties. U.C. Davis Emergency Medicine Professor Dr. Magdalena Cerda says the study found that regular and persistent users also experienced more financial, work-related and relationship difficulties. “Regular marijuana use over many years has an impact […]

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A baby ate a cannabis oil capsule while her father was in the kitchen with his friends bagging up methamphetamine, a court has heard. Photo / iStock A baby ate a cannabis oil capsule while her father was in the kitchen with his friends bagging up methamphetamine, a court has heard. The 11-month-old’s young mother […]

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As the legality of cannabis drifts through a period of flux, the spotlight of scientific research is rarely far away. A new study, following heavy cannabis users, yields further insight into the drug’s financial and social ramifications. With the legalization of cannabis comes a host of new concerns. Both legal and public opinion of cannabis […]

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Already a pioneer in high-tech and cutting-edge agriculture, Israel is starting to attract American companies looking to bring medical marijuana know-how to a booming market back home. Since 2014, US firms have invested about $50 million in licensing Israeli medical marijuana patents, cannabis agro-tech startups and firms developing delivery devices such as inhalers, said Saul […]

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Caption +Jennifer Mulson staff mug Thursday, June 12, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette The legalization of marijuana is adding another dimension to massage therapy. At least two local clinics offer cannabis-infused lotions, creams and oils during massages in place of the usual offerings. Rian Gufarotti and Zebrina Piper, co-owners of Natural Therapeutics Massage and Wellness, […]

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