July 2017

It’s not uncommon to see marijuana described as harmless — a claim that suggests that legalizing the drug will carry few, if any, major negative consequences. Not so fast. According to a study recently published in The Review of Economic Studies, access to legal marijuana may significantly reduce academic performance. The study took advantage of […]

Berkeley, CA–(ENEWSPF)–July 28, 2017.  Pain patients report successfully substituting cannabis for opioids and other analgesics, according to data published online in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and Kent State University in Ohio assessed survey data from a cohort of 2,897 self-identified medical cannabis patients. Among those who […]

It makes sense that health insurance should cover medical marijuana. After all, cannabis is a type of medicine that doctors prescribe. So why is it that you can’t present your insurance card at a dispensary? Is there any hope for the future? 1. Science Supported Medicine Over the past twenty years, scientists have researched the […]

When Deb Lynam’s golden retriever Benny suffered a major medical episode, she initially sought out traditional veterinary medicine. Unfortunately, she concluded that the recommendation she received could have harmed or even killed him. Two years ago Benny had a massive seizure. “It was such a scary event,” recalled Lynam. “His body was flipping out of […]

Almost a year after the Drug Enforcement Administration announced it would consider granting additional licenses to cultivate cannabis for research purposes—and despite drawing 25 applicants so far—the agency has yet to greenlight a new grow operation. The DEA says it does not have a timeline to approve or deny applications and noted that it is dealing […]

As you are likely aware, cannabis is federally illegal under the Controlled Substances Act. This means that transporting any form of cannabis across state lines is considered a felony trafficking offense. Sending cannabis through the mail is no exception and can result in a prison sentence of up to five years for the first offense. […]

Recognition of the potential therapeutic benefits of medicinal cannabis for a range of debilitating health conditions has been growing for several years. Recent legislative amendments open the door for the cultivation and production of medicinal cannabis products on Australian soil for the first time. This update provides an overview of the current framework regulating patient […]