February 2017

The California Highway Patrol would form a task force to develop methods for identifying when drivers are impaired by marijuana or prescription drugs, under legislation that moved forward on Tuesday. The study would also look at technology for measuring impairment by the chemical THC, under legislation proposed by the California Police Chiefs Assn. and introduced […]

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Speaking this morning before the National Association of Attorneys General, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed doubt that marijuana could help mitigate the opioid abuse epidemic. “I see a line in The Washington Post today [link added] that I remember from the ’80s,” Sessions said. “‘Marijuana is a cure for opiate abuse.’ Give me a break. This […]

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Gemma Tregent is one of 29 Victorian children trying imported cannabis oil before a locally-made product is available later this year. The five-year-old suffers at least 40 seizures a day, has restricted mobility and cannot swallow due to severe cerebral palsy and epilepsy. “She gets agitated, she arm cycles, her back arches, her eyes flick, […]

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SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired – Feb 28, 2017) – CFN Media Group (“CannabisFN”), the leading creative agency and digital media network dedicated to legal cannabis, announces publication of an article discussing the initiation of Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.’s (OTC PINK: GRPOF) (CNSX: TBP) clinical trial in Canada and the company’s goals in the United States, especially in light […]

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Some researchers studying marijuana want better stuff from their dealers. “We can’t get very far with the Mississippi weed. That’s just the reality,” says Nicholas Lovrich, a professor emeritus of political science at Washington State University who is chair of its Cannabis Committee on Research and Outreach. Mr. Lovrich is referring to the marijuana that […]

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Clever teenagers are more likely to drink and smoke weed, says new research. As The Telegraph reports, a nine year study – conducted by University College London (UCL) and published in the BMJ Open journal –  has found that high achieving students are more likely to experiment with drink and cannabis.  Examining the stats for […]

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NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Feb 27, 2017) – Rising India Inc. ( OTC : RSII ) has received several requests from shareholders for a recap to the Company’s Shareholder Conference call which featured detailed information about the incoming merger company, Rising Biosciences, Inc. Rising BioSciences, Inc. will be a research and development company focusing on […]

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Feb. 27 (UPI) — Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria have found patients prefer cannabis over opioid medication to treat chronic pain and mental health issues. “This study is one of the first to track medical cannabis use under the new system of licensed producers, meaning that all participants […]

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa House subcommittee approved a bill that would legalize medical marijuana oil and create a state-run program to grow and dispense the product. STATE BY STATE: Iowa Cannabis News People affected by epileptic seizures, multiple sclerosis and cancer spoke Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 in support of the bill, telling […]

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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / February 27, 2017 / Traders News Source, a leading independent equity research and corporate access firm focused on small and micro-cap public companies is issuing a comprehensive report with no obligation on OWC Pharmaceutical Research Corp (OWCP). OWC Pharmaceutical, through its wholly owned subsidiary, One World Cannabis Ltd, conducts […]

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Most investors are familiar with Aphria (TSXV: APH) (OTC: APHQF) as a leading licensed producer in Canada, but many may not realize that it is rapidly building a substantial portfolio of investments in the North American cannabis industry, including nine different companies or funds in both the private… read more at: https://www.newcannabisventures.com/aphria-invests-aggressively-into-the-cannabis-industry/

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(Photo credit: CC0 via Max Pixel) On Friday, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed that 25% of U.S. overdoses are due to heroin, a Schedule 1 drug to which an estimated one million Americans are addicted, many of whom escalate to this cheaper option from prescription opioid dependence, which has millions more in its clutches. […]

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(Photo credit: CC0 via Max Pixel) On Friday, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed that 25% of U.S. overdoses are due to heroin, a Schedule 1 drug to which an estimated one million Americans are addicted, many of whom escalate to this cheaper option from prescription opioid dependence, which has millions more in its clutches. […]

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