March 2016

TEL AVIV 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, U.S. firms have invested about $50 million in licensing Israeli medical marijuana patents, cannabis agro-tech startups and firms developing delivery devices such as inhalers, […]

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Getty The vast healing properties of the cannabis plant are becoming more and more widely known. The actual scientific knowledge behind why and how cannabinoids are an invaluable treatment and medication is sadly not widespread. Often misunderstood and misinterpreted, some studies involving the treatment and effects of cannabis on medical patients have sometimes been taken […]

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When you think of cannabis and innovation, Israel likely doesn’t come to mind. But as we’ve recently highlighted here on MERRY JANE, Israel is advanced when it comes to cannabis-related exploration. Last week marked the second annual CannaTech conference, an international summit dedicated to accelerating cannabis innovation. The three-day event held in the capital city of Tel […]

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GUNTER, TX — In 1936, the movie Reefer Madness warned parents about the slippery slope of destruction smoking marijuana would cause in the lives of both them and their children. Who would’ve guessed the bones and boards of a building from the Reefer Madness era might help change the message of marijuana entirely in Texas? […]

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Given that 39.6% of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, cancers affects nearly everyone. Chances are, someone close to you has battled cancer. Oncologists, more than doctors in any other discipline within medicine, support the option of recommending cannabis as part of a treatment program for patients suffering from […]

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With its moat, wall, barbed wire, armed guards and security cameras, the facility could be mistaken for a military base if it weren’t for the pungent odour of marijuana in the air.   Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter   Here, on the outskirts of a quiet village in northern Israel, 50,000 plants of 230 […]

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A new study finds that heavy users of cannabis who experience withdrawal symptoms, such as nervousness and cravings, when they quit are likely to use again sooner than others. Researchers at the University of Illinois found that 85 percent of people who met the criteria for a diagnosis of cannabis withdrawal during their intake assessment […]

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People who smoke cannabis heavily in their youth end up worse off than their parents both economically and socially, a new study finds. The study doesn’t prove cause and effect, but it does suggest that people who do use marijuana on most days end up worse off than people who don’t — and it suggests […]

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Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Thursday said she supports state experimentation with marijuana regulations, but she argued that more research needs to be conducted before decriminalizing the drug on a federal level. “What the states are doing right now needs to be supported,” Mrs. Clinton said on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” “And I absolutely […]

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by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director March 22, 2016 Chronic pain patients with legal access to medicinal cannabis significantly decrease their use of opioids, according to data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Pain. Investigators at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor conducted a retrospective survey of 244 chronic pain patients. All […]

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CBD’s fast-acting antidepressant effects in lab study hold promise for those struggling with depression. New research published online in Neuropharmacology shows cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychoactive compound found in marijuana “induces rapid-acting antidepressant-like effects.” CBD has already been shown to greatly help reduce seizures in epilepsy patients, and now the cannabinoid shows promise for people suffering […]

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