February 2018

LOS ANGELES — As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the United States, scientists in Los Angeles are hoping their research into cannabis can provide an alternative to powerfully addictive, potentially deadly pain medications. “Cannabis probably can certainly help with pain,” Dr. Timothy Fong, addiction specialist at the University of California, Los Angeles, told KCBS-TV. […]

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TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WeedMD Inc. (TSX-V:WMD) (OTC:WDDMF) (FSE:4WE) (“WeedMD” or the “Company”), a federally-licensed producer and distributor of medical cannabis, is pleased to announce that it has joined the world-renown Cannabis Database Project led by the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Together, they will be collaborating in the research of cannabinoid and […]

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People with a host of debilitating health problems are turning to legal medicinal cannabis oil in their droves to ease their suffering. According to figures from the Cannabis Trades Association UK, the number of cannabidiol (CBD) users has doubled from 125,000 12 months ago to 250,000. Demand for the supplement has surged even faster after […]

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The MGC Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: MXC) share price has been a solid performer on Wednesday. At the time of writing the cannabis company’s shares are 4.5% higher at 11.5 cents. What happened? This morning the company announced that its range of MGC Derma and Derma Plus products has been officially launched on leading global online […]

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A new study suggests alcohol consumption is more detrimental to people’s brains than marijuana. Researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder looked at more than 850 adults and 430 teenagers to find that alcohol, but not marijuana, led to lower brain volumes of grey and white brain tissue. Grey matter controls brain function and white matter […]

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By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are conducting a study to gauge residents’ views of medical marijuana before and after it’s available in the state. Representatives from several colleges outside the state approached university researchers last year about the survey opportunity, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette […]

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The first deliveries have been made; the first dispensary has opened. Now the question is how much the business of cannabis oil — a non-psychoactive form of medical marijuana — may grow here in Texas. The low-THC oil is currently available only to Texans with intractable epilepsy if federally approved medication has not helped. But […]

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Alcohol poses a far greater threat to brain health than marijuana, according to new research. In a new study published by the medical journal Addiction, experts from the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder found that alcohol consumption was linked to lowered volumes of brain tissue. Researchers observed the brain […]

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America’s highways are decidedly less safe on April 20, a day when stoners publicly celebrate marijuana use. Why? Researchers report there’s an uptick in fatal traffic crashes on that evening, which for decades has been a counterculture holiday revolving around pot use. Your risk of dying in a fatal wreck increases about 12 percent on […]

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Medical cannabis therapies can significantly cut chronic pain in patients over 65 years of age without adverse effects, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Cannabis Clinical Research Institute at Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba. A new study, published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine, found that the therapeutic […]

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