June 21, 2018

The legal status of cannabis for medicinal and recreational use rapidly evolved between 2007 and 2014, with the number of states with medical cannabis laws doubling from 12 to 24. As of September 2017, 29 states and the District of Columbia had medical cannabis laws, and 8 states and the District of Columbia had recreational […]

Marijuana users feel MORE pain: Study finds cannabis lowers pain tolerance – meaning users need more painkillers after an injury After an injury, cannabis users require higher doses of painkillers than non users Higher painkiller doses prolongs people’s hospital stay and delays their recovery Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states of America; recreational use […]

Lead photo via Representatives in the Pennsylvania House advanced legislation to reinstate a university-led medical marijuana research program this week, despite continued protest from the state’s already-licensed legal weed businesses. According to Pennsylvania Live, Keystone State representatives voted 167-31 in favor of House Bill 2477, which they say will guarantee scientific research from ganjapreneurs awarded […]

There’s almost no limit on the kind of data that will be gathered, either. When the information floodgates open, researchers from all fields—health, criminology, policy, economy and more—will be able to collect information they weren’t able to get before. Patricia Erikson, a sociologist at the University of Toronto, is particularly excited about the ability to […]

A former Probation Service worker left suicidal after her home was flooded by Storm Desmond says that using cannabis oil saved her life. For 15 years, Nic Hewitt, 31, struggled with the form of depression known as bipolar disorder, forcing her to depend on antidepressant drugs which left her exhausted and emotionally numb. Her life […]

The case of Billy Caldwell, the 12-year-old boy with a rare form of epilepsy that can be treated with cannabis oil hit the headlines this week, igniting a debate about the use of medical marijuana, which is illegal in the UK. Former foreign secretary William Hague said the class B drug should be completely legalised, while home secretary Sajid Javid […]

Marijuana will officially be legal in Canada on October 17, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in a speech before the House of Commons on Wednesday. In Question Period, PM Trudeau announces that cannabis will be legal in Canada as of October 17, 2018; cites requests from provinces for more time to implement. #QP #cannabis #C45 […]