June 2017

You’ve probably heard this before. As early as 2008, several reports, including one published in Molecular Pharmaceutics, began proposing various therapeutic pathways by which cannabinoids could treat Alzheimer’s Disease patients, but none were proven. In 2014, a group of scientists made a breakthrough. The conclusions of their preclinical study were published in the Journal of […]

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 […]

According to a study published by the American Public Health Association, eating cannabis products is better for consumers than smoking and users should avoid strains containing high THC and low CBD content. The review was conducted using the latest scientific research in an effort to create Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines. The researchers put forth 10 […]

A newly released survey of nearly 3,000 medical cannabis patients found that nearly all respondents said they could reduce their opioid consumption after adding cannabis to their treatment regimen, and a vast majority preferred cannabis to prescription pills. In a survey of its patients, the medical cannabis community website HelloMD asked a wide range of […]

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 […]