July 2018

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has announced a new policy that will end the prosecution of marijuana possession and smoking in the borough, except in cases where the drug is being sold or if it poses a significant threat to public safety. The new New York policy, announced Tuesday, could reduce marijuana prosecutions on the island […]

Inhaling vaporized cannabis does not improve breathlessness or exercise endurance in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a small Canadian study. The study reporting the findings, “Effect of vaporized cannabis on exertional breathlessness and exercise endurance in advanced COPD: A randomized controlled trial,” was published in the journal Annals of the […]

PALM BEACH, Florida, July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — MarketNewsUpdates.com News Commentary  The cannabis market continues its run as a high-growth industry space as a report by ArcView Market Research projects that seven states will see north of $1 billion in cannabis revenues within the next four years. The overall cannabis industry is already a multi-billion […]

It’s a well-established fact that marijuana causes users to experience acute hunger—a phenomenon known as the munchies. But curiously, research also has found that the average cannabis consumer actually has a slimmer waistline compared to non-users. For a while, that stereotype-defying finding has left researchers scratching their heads. Thankfully, a new study out of Indiana […]

(Photo credit should read GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images) Mice with pancreatic cancer treated with a combination of cannabidiol (CBD) and chemotherapy survived nearly three times longer than those treated with chemotherapy alone, according to a new study that spotlights the potential for human treatment. CBD, the non-psychoactive (non-intoxicating) compound in marijuana, has already been shown to improve […]

The Newnan Times-Herald Senator Matt Brass (R – Newnan) and Representative Micah Gravley (R – Douglasville) were recently appointed by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston (R – Blue Ridge), respectively, to serve as the co-chairmen of the Joint Study Commission on Low THC Medical Oil Access. “For Georgians struggling with debilitating […]

One of the major ingredients of the cannabis plant might help extend the lives of patients with pancreatic cancer undergoing chemotherapy, according to new research.   Scientists from Queen Mary University in London found mice undergoing chemotherapy for the disease survived almost three times longer if they received cannabis extract cannabidiol (CBD) as well. Lead researcher Professor Marco […]

China’s pressure to curb illegal Canadian cannabis imports underscores the country’s power in the growing market. And with China producing over 50% globally, the United States may be the country to suffer the most from its laws and restrictions on the five-leafed plant.Shutterstock Canada’s legalization of cannabis this year wasn’t met with red-envelope-like celebration by […]