October 7, 2018

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The scientific literature on marijuana and Alzheimer’s is by no means clear cut. Some studies have identified both THC and CBD — two of the many chemical components found within marijuana — as having potentially beneficial effects on Alzheimer’s and dementia. Advocates disagree with how the drug is being characterized by Amen. “There is some […]

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As marijuana-related stocks rally, the only U.S.-listed ETF focused on the industry, ETFMG Alternative Harvest (MJ), has surged in recent weeks. At the end of September, the fund was up 59% from its low for the year in mid-August and had gained 23% so far this year. Todd Rosenbluth, director of ETF and mutual-fund research […]

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Module attached to NASA’s International Space Station. Photo by: Getty Images. As legal marijuana profits continue to reach stratospheric heights, it appears so too may the cannabis plant itself expand into space — soaring 250 miles above Earth within NASA’s International Space Station (ISS). With plans to test how hemp plants react in the low-gravity […]

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DEA’s decision to reclassify Epidiolex does not change the status of non-FDA-approved CBD products that are already on the market. Those products, which include dietary supplements, cosmetics, and beverages, touting benefits like promoting relaxation and relieving anxiety and pain, will remain on Schedule I—drugs with no proven medical use and high potential for abuse. … […]

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A demonstrator opposed to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh holds a “Kava Nope” sign on the East Front of the U.S Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Photographer: Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court and the ensuing media circus is dividing Americans like no other […]

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The scientific literature on marijuana and Alzheimer’s is by no means clear cut. Some studies have identified both THC and CBD — two of the many chemical components found within marijuana — as having potentially beneficial effects on Alzheimer’s and dementia. Advocates disagree with how the drug is being characterized by Amen. “There is some […]

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Hands hold a can of beer and cannabis joint.(Photo: sturti, Getty Images) Marijuana use may pose a greater risk to the developing brains of teenagers than alcohol consumption, according to a new study  this week. The analysis, published Wednesday in the American Journal of Psychiatry, found that cannabis had greater short and long-term consequences than alcohol on four key […]

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Marijuana is displayed for sale at the MedMen dispensary in West Hollywood, California, U.S. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg When it comes to cannabis stocks, the public can’t get enough. After years of challenging access to capital, 2018 has seen a remarkable improvement for U.S. cannabis operators. In the summer, two leading companies went public, MedMen […]

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