September 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico has established a medical cannabis research fund. The fund supports research programs to learn more about the science behind medical marijuana. The goal is to better inform patients and health providers about the safety of using pot as medicine. Advertisement KRQE.com provides commenting to allow for […]

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By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Few people outside of the legal cannabis industry would associate Israel with marijuana. But the tiny nation, slightly larger in square miles than New Jersey, is a surprising world leader when it comes to pioneering medical cannabis research and development. In the 1960s Israeli scientist Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, using […]

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By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Few people outside of the legal cannabis industry would associate Israel with marijuana. But the tiny nation, slightly larger in square miles than New Jersey, is a surprising world leader when it comes to pioneering medical cannabis research and development. In the 1960s Israeli scientist Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, using […]

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One of the main arguments against the legalization of cannabis in the United States is that it will make the plant easily accessible to teenagers who are not old enough to consume responsibly. Though this reasoning seems sound at first glance, recently released data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows […]

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With the legalization of commercial pot statewide and the mixed messages it can present to students, members of a marijuana youth education organization say students are in need of information and resources on the subject. Through its Institute of Cannabis Research, Colorado State University-Pueblo administrators and faculty are discussing a possible partnership with the Marijuana […]

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Reforms to the state’s medical marijuana program will allow Connecticut hospitals, universities, growers and dispensaries to conduct research into medical cannabis, supplementing the limited federal research available on the drug’s palliative effects. The Department of Consumer Protection will begin accepting research proposals Oct. 1. The move is part of a number of changes to the […]

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The Argentinian providence of Chubut has become the first jurisdiction in South America to legalize the medical use of cannabis after Governor Mario Das Neves signed legislation into law. The new law will allows those with epilepsy and “other pathologies that the provincial health minister deems appropriate” to use low-THC cannabis oil for medical purposes. […]

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Pharmaceutical cannabidiol is being used to treat children with severe, treatment-resistant epilepsy as part of three wider trials A few children with severe, treatment-resistant epilepsy have already begun treatment at John Hunter Children’s Hospital in the Hunter New England region of NSW, confirms a state government spokesperson. During the course of the trial, up to […]

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University of British Columbia BRITISH COLUMBIA – Tilray, medical marijuana producers, and the University of British Columbia (UBC) announced today that patient recruitment for Canada’s first clinical trial to evaluate the therapeutic potential of medical cannabis, as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will begin this month. This trial will be one of the world’s […]

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With the legalization of commercial pot statewide and the mixed messages it can present to students, members of a marijuana youth education organization say students are in need of information and resources on the subject. Through its Institute of Cannabis Research, Colorado State University-Pueblo administrators and faculty are discussing a possible partnership with the Marijuana […]

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Chelsea Clinton made a pretty bold assertion about the health risks of marijuana during a campaign event in Ohio on Saturday. The daughter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton implied that multiple deaths in Colorado, where the substance is legal for medical and recreational purposes, could be attributed to pot. After she acknowledged that, “anecdotally,” […]

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