December 2017

Many drinkers assume alcohol is probably not as bad for them as illegal drugs like cannabis. Booze is a big part of mainstream British culture and freely available in shops, whereas many people frown on illegal drugs. The issue is not only a controversial one, but a complex one – as it depends partly on […]

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Marijuana and cannabis oil bottles isolated (Photo: Creative-Family) MINNEAPOLIS – A University of Minnesota sleep expert says the state health department may have jumped the gun by approving medical marijuana for sleep apnea. The condition affects 18 million American adults, mostly males, according to the National Sleep Foundation. It causes the upper airway to collapse during […]

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A group of Tehama County residents is taking steps to try and change existing cannabis laws which they say are too restrictive. Several members of the group Cannabis Research Committee (CRC) turned in a proposal to the Tehama County planning commission Friday in hopes of having it officially addressed by the board of supervisors. Jason […]

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TORONTO, Dec. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WeedMD Inc. (TSX-V:WMD) (“WeedMD” or the “Company”), a federally-licensed producer (LP) and distributor of medical cannabis, is pleased to announce that the Company has secured its cannabis oil sales license from Health Canada. This is an amendment to the oil production license obtained in June 2017, and enables […]

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Federal authorities seized 1,200 pounds of marijuana, nearly $26,000 in cash and other evidence while investigating a Cottage Grove cannabis oil lab explosion that burned a federal parolee who could face new charges in connection with the Nov. 16 blast, newly unsealed court documents say. A search warrant affidavit signed by Drug Enforcement Administration agent […]

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The global market for pain relief drugs is currently US$60 billion, and will grow to more than $80 billion by 2024, according to Transparency Market Research. This category of pharmaceuticals includes opioids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), anesthetics, analgesics and anti-depressants—treatments with side effects that can offset their therapeutic efficacy. It is no wonder conventional medicine […]

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Using cannabis 2-3 times a week at 17 increases hypomania’s risk in early 20s Hypomania is an elevated mood alongside irritability or a sense of superiority Other symptoms include a reduced need for sleep and frenzied speech All of the aforementioned symptoms often occur in bipolar disorder sufferers Approximately 6.5%, or 2.1 million adults, use […]

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Image: StockSnap Zelda Therapeutics Ltd (ASX: ZLD has announced it has secured regulatory approval to conduct a clinical trial of its cannabis medicines with chronic insomnia patients in Australia. The trial is expected to commence in the first quarter of next year and patient recruitment should begin shortly. A randomised, placebo controlled, cross over study […]

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