April 2016

A few weeks ago we reported on the possibility of the Drug Enforcement Administration allowing the rescheduling of cannabis under the federal Controlled Substances Act. While this is something they have looked at before, this may be the year that finally brings about some sort of change from the DEA. Last week the DEA gave […]

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Getty What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic, generalized pain disorder that is characterized by abnormal sensitivity and pain at particular point(s) of the body, tiredness, sleep and affective disturbances, and morning stiffness. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is not well understood. Studies have suggested several possible mechanisms as causes of fibromyalgia, such as abnormalities […]

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In the end, Justin Pearson’s research project into the chemical composition of cannabis oil did not prove his thesis that the colour of trichomes in marijuana relate to the plant’s cannabinoid profile. But his project studying the marijuana plant at UBCO certainly pushed the envelope and moved research into what is a relatively unknown plant […]

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It’s deadline day for dozens of unlicensed pot dispensaries to shut down in Vancouver or face daily fines. Many owners and their supporters are gathering at City Hall today for what they’re calling a peaceful protest. But it’s not all rallies and demonstrations in Vancouver’s muddled marijuana landscape. The research community […]

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A vendor weighs buds for medical marijuana patients attending Los Angeles’ first-ever cannabis farmers market. (Frederic J. Brown/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week, we’re talking about drug scheduling. Need a primer? Catch up here. Bertha Madras is a […]

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MICHIGAN – Seven-year-old Ryan Powers could smoke marijuana in the comfort of his own home and have full protection under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, but, while he doesn’t smoke marijuana, he needs a special blend of cannabis oil to keep him out of the hospital. However, cannabis oil doesn’t fall within any provisions under […]

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HOUSTON, April 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Indoor Harvest Corp (OTCQB:INQD), through its brand name Indoor Harvest®, is a full service, state of the art design-build engineering firm for the indoor and vertical farming industry. The company provides production platforms, mechanical systems and complete custom designed build outs for both greenhouse and building integrated agriculture […]

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Rates of prescription opioid abuse are significantly lower in jurisdictions that permit medical marijuana access, according to data reported by Castlight Health, an employee health benefits platform provider. Investigators assessed anonymous prescription reporting data from over one million employees between the years 2011 and 2015. In states that did not permit medical marijuana access, 5.4 […]

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Oregon’s two senators, joined by six Democratic colleagues, are renewing their demand for medical marijuana research. They want more answers, solutions, and actions from obstructive federal agencies. The eight senators are incensed after the federal agencies to which they made inquiries failed to explain their inaction on cannabis research. The Senators who are raising their voices […]

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