June 2018

When post-traumatic stress disorder and intractable pain are officially added today as conditions treatable by an oil made with marijuana plants, patients and their families still face an uphill battle to get their hands on it. House Bill 65 added conditions to the low THC oil medical marijuana registry, which allows qualified people to have […]

For thousands of years, cannabis has been used to treat everything from pain to indigestion. Now, it is finally making its pharmaceutical debut, potentially opening the door for further marijuana-based treatments. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of Epidiolex, a cannabidiol (CBD) solution, to treat seizures in two rare forms of […]

The U.S. Senate has before it an amendment that would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to study the medical benefits of marijuana for military veterans. Under the measure, introduced by Sen. John Tester (D-MT), VA would conduct research using whole plant marijuana as well as extracts, and the studies would examine “varying methods […]

Twenty-one percent of adults in Massachusetts have used recreational marijuana in the last 30 days, says a new study from the state on recreational pot use. That’s among the highest, if not the highest, rate in the nation. Vermont had close to 18 percent in the latest federal analysis, from 2016. The Massachusetts report was requested by state legislators in advance […]

From the archives: This article was originally published January 24, 2018 Young Canadians have long arrived at university campuses across the country and embraced cannabis, but no one really knows how using the drug affects parts of their life such as their grades, class attendance or the amount of alcohol they drink. Details are even […]

Margaret Thatcher’s favourite free-market thinktank has called on the government to legalise cannabis, arguing that the move could save more than £1bn generated from extra taxes and other savings in public services. Britain’s black market in cannabis is worth £2.6bn annually, with 255 tonnes sold to more than 3 million people last year, according to […]

At Eats of Eden health food store in Limerick, staff were keeping a close eye on the global cannabis trend. They could see that cannabidiol was making huge waves in the US and Canada. It was seen as a legal alternative to marijuana and there were claims it was beneficial for a plethora of health […]

A judge’s decision in May halted the current marijuana research application process, but the amendments to the state law passed last week will keep the program moving for now. Amendments to the state’s medical marijuana laws signed by Gov. Tom Wolf late last week will keep the research permit process moving forward despite legal challenges […]

One of the world’s largest tobacco companies is getting into cannabis. Imperial Brands participated through its venture arm in a Series A fundraising round for Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies (OCT). Snoop Dogg’s cannabis-focused venture firm, Casa Verde Capital, also participated in the round. While OCT did not publicly disclose the size of the round, sources close […]