November 2018

Cannabis oil, the medicine extracted from medical marijuana, is now fully legal Iowa, however, a new report says many of the state’s doctors are hesitant to get involved with it.  The Des Moines Register reports only about five percent of the state’s doctors are certified under the new program.  Patients with conditions such as epilepsy […]

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The popularity of cannabis oil vaporizer cartridges, otherwise known as “tanks” among cannabis users, is exploding at a rate faster than any other product on dispensary shelves. According to data submitted by Colorado’s recreational cannabis industry, cannabis vaporizer cartridge sales increased by 400 percent in 2016 alone. If you’ve been a medical cannabis patient here […]

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In his article “Search is on for a concussion drug” (Page A1, Nov. 23), Jonathan Saltzman overlooked two drugs that have major applications for concussion treatment. The first is cannabis, now legal both medically and recreationally in Massachusetts. A neuroprotectant, cannabis is exceptionally effective in treating many of the lingering symptoms of a brain injury, […]

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The market for cannabis is already valued at nearly $200 billion. Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth Corp. (CGC)  thinks that estimate might be too conservative. In his view, the cannabis market is still just scratching the surface of the drastic disruption it could bring across numerous industries. Linton sat down with TheStreet’s founder, Jim […]

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Cannabis use among teens does not appear to lead to greater conduct problems, a new study shows. Instead, it’s the other way around: adolescents with conduct problems or whose friends use cannabis who are more likely to gravitate toward cannabis use. And that “cascading chain of events” appears to predict cannabis use disorder as the teens become […]

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Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. Credit: Madison Valerio Teenage marijuana use does not lead to behavioral problems, researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center recently found. The study, published on Nov. 20 in the science journal Addiction, found that marijuana use does not increase conduct problems like school […]

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Some received special licenses a few months before legalization and will be moving to licenses with fewer restrictions in the future. The University of Guelph is one of them. Max Jones, an assistant professor in the department of agriculture, received cannabis plants several weeks ago after the school was granted a license in September. Jones […]

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Non-profit research and development (RD) organization Battelle and Canopy Growth Corporation—who have teamed up to help advance knowledge surrounding cannabis in support of medical research and novel product development—recently completed multiple, fully legal cannabis imports from Canada to the U.S. Having satisfied the rigorous federal approval process to import cannabis products into the U.S., the […]

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The popularity of cannabis oil vaporizer cartridges, otherwise known as “tanks” among cannabis users, is exploding at a rate faster than any other product on dispensary shelves. According to data submitted by Colorado’s recreational cannabis industry, cannabis vaporizer cartridge sales increased by 400 percent in 2016 alone. If you’ve been a medical cannabis patient here […]

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Leaders from the medicinal cannabis industry met in Adelaide this week to discuss the future of the drug in Australia. Lizzie Rogers The Future of Medicinal Cannabis symposium, organised by medicinal cannabis producer LeafCann Group, featured national and global speakers discussing the challenges and opportunities of the emerging industry. LeafCann founder and CEO Elisabetta Faenza […]

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RAMAT GAN, Israel, Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — OWC Pharmaceutical Research Corp. (OTCQB: OWCP), a developer of cannabinoid-based therapies targeting a variety of different medical conditions and disorders, reported today that the last healthy volunteer in its first ever safety study of cannabis-based topical ointment, was recently admitted in trial which is being conducted at […]

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For cannabis to work its magic in drinks chemistry is a key ingredient. The “cannabis space” is about to get liquid, with beverages delivering the stuff in handy drinkable formulas. From cannabis-spiced lattes, to weed beer and energy drinks — the possibilities are endless. A new partnership between the University of British Columbia Okanagan, BCIT […]

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Marijuana Moment is a wire service assembled by Tom Angell, a marijuana legalization activist and journalist covering marijuana reform nationwide. The views expressed by Angell or Marijuana Moment are neither endorsed by the Globe nor do they reflect the Globe’s views on any subject area. Several studies have linked legal marijuana programs to lower rates […]

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While Kamloops might be stereotyped an industrial town, its economy is actually relatively diverse, according to a recent study from Venture Kamloops. The Kamloops economy is actually more diverse than Kelowna’s, according to the report, and more similar to Canada’s general economy than the biggest cities in the country. And, for the future, that means consistent growth […]

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