August 2016

Shatter, wax, honeycomb, oil, crumble, sap, budder, pull-and-snap…these are some of the nicknames cannabis extracts have earned through their popularity, prevalence, and diversification. If you’ve heard any of those words before, they were likely used to describe BHO (butane hash oil), CO2 oil, or similar hydrocarbon extracts. This list of descriptive subcategories might lead you […]

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On Monday, local radio station KQED devoted an episode of Forum to the potential economic benefits of California cannabis legalization, noting that a $6.5 billion industry could exist in a few years.  Proposition 64 could also generate $1 billion per year in taxes and tens of millions of dollars in court savings. What the episode […]

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Researchers have identified a potential molecular mechanism through which lead, a pervasive environmental toxin, may harm neural stem cells and neurodevelopment in children. The study, from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public … … read more at: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-08-americans-high-cannabis.html

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Wanted: Someone to grow marijuana for the federal government. Benefits: A contract likely worth millions and the chance to enable medical research. Requirements: Ability to deal with the costs and regulations that come with growing an illegal drug for the federal government. For more than four decades, the University of Mississippi has had an exclusive […]

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Israel is rapidly becoming the promised land of medical cannabis research — and, potentially, the source of medical-grade marijuana for researchers the world over. In yet another first from the country where researchers first isolated THC and discovered the body’s endocannabinoid system, an Israeli researcher is laying plans to conduct the world’s first study into […]

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A cannabis leaf. Photo: Jon Richfield via Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – An Israeli pediatrician has launched a clinical trial to study the effects of medical cannabis on autistic children and adults, Haaretz reported. Dr. Adi Eran, head of the pediatric neurology department at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, is obtaining permits from Israel’s Ministry of Health […]

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Israel is rapidly becoming the promised land of medical cannabis research — and, potentially, the source of medical-grade marijuana for researchers the world over. In yet another first from the country where researchers first isolated THC and discovered the body’s endocannabinoid system, an Israeli researcher is laying plans to conduct the world’s first study into […]

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Cannabis plants grow at Vireo Health’s medical marijuana cultivation facility in Johnstown, N.Y., on Aug. 19. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) “Fact #1: Legalizing marijuana is bad for the workplace.” That’s the stark warning from the Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace, a nonprofit that works to combat drug use among American employees. “The impact of employee marijuana […]

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