June 28, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — HelloMD, one of the nation’s largest community of medical cannabis patients, today announced the results of their landmark study examining the use of cannabis as a substitute for opioid and non-opioid based pain medication. Performed in collaboration with University of California Berkeley, HelloMD surveyed its patient database, collecting […]

Researchers in Vancouver, Canada are seeking 1,000 cannabis dispensary clients for a study on the pros and cons of pot shops. The B.C. Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is conducting the online survey to help inform the Canadian government ahead of the July 2018 cannabis legalization deadline.   “We know [dispensaries] serve a pretty wide […]

According to a new study from Eaze, a technology company that facilitates medical cannabis deliveries, their consumer base is educated, employed, and have higher-than-average income levels. According to the Insights study, 91 percent of cannabis consumers are employed full-time and 49 percent reported a household income of $75,000 or more, with 16 percent reporting an […]

[Editor’s Note: Hoodline is participating in SF Homeless Project, a day when 30 area publications are covering issues related to homelessness.] Amy Farah Weiss, founder of Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge, is working on a new strategy to address opioid addiction by providing houseless residents with access to medicinal cannabis. “One of the issues at the encampments […]

Cannabis has met the “gold standard” of scientific review. Scientists have conducted more than 140 controlled clinical trials since 1975 assessing the safety and efficacy of either whole-plant cannabis or specific cannabinoids, according to a literature review published in the journal Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences. A canister of federal medical marijuana cigarettes that was […]

A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released June 22 that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal recreational marijuana sales began when compared with surrounding […]

A new research study in Vancouver is looking for 1,000 dispensary clients to participate in an online survey to help inform the government ahead of legalization. The B.C. Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is examining the benefits and potential harms of dispensaries, ahead of the July 2018 legalization deadline set out by the feds. “We […]

Last month a high school senior in Ohio drove off the road on the way home from prom, striking two utility poles and killing his passenger, 17-year-old Lindsey Rotuno. The Ohio Highway Patrol eventually confirmed that driver Chase Johnson, 18, had marijuana in his system. Rotuno was not wearing a seatbelt. Police are still investigating […]