December 2018

Like trends in fashion and music, different drugs come and go regardless of the law, McKee said. This past year has brought some of the old, like busted house parties, and new, like a rise in teens using dabs, a concentrated form of THC, the psychoative ingredient in cannabis. … read more at: https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-legal-marijuana-concerns-20181121-story.html

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Debate on whether recreational use of marijuana should become legal in Illinois is shifting from candidates’ opinions to evidence of benefit and harm. The advice several medical organizations and doctors are giving state officials is to say “no” to a legislative push that would make Illinois the 11th state with expansive laws allowing legalized recreational use for adults. “The preponderance of the evidence so far says marijuana […]

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At Washington State University, researchers placed pregnant rats in a small transparent chamber, and 60 times a day, for 2 minutes at a time, the moms-to-be got hit with a blast of vaporized cannabis extract. Photographs show the white haze, sometimes shooting right at the nostrils of the curious animals, sometimes engulfing their tiny heads. The female […]

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ORLANDO — The quality of information on the web about medical marijuana for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was only “average,” a researcher reported here. On the validated DISCERN questionnaire used to assess quality of information, the average score was 42.6, which was classified as average, according to Marie Borum, MD, and colleagues from George Washington […]

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(Getty Images) (Getty Images) Congress voted this week to legalize the cultivation of hemp in the US after months of debate and negotiation between lawmakers. Hemp legalization was tucked into the 2018 farm bill, a massive piece of legislation that also addresses issues such as nutrition, conservation, trade, energy and forestry. The bill received strong […]

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The medicinal cannabis scheme will allow New Zealand companies like Helius to manufacture it. With the country’s regulatory environment changing, Helius says it’s now moving ahead to research and develop new cannabis-based therapeutics. Under the headline ‘Cannabis is medicine’ the Helius campaign features eight New Zealanders including patients, advocates, entrepreneurs, and parents, who “each have […]

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The cannabis industry is affecting higher education. Somewhere in the neighbourhood of 150,000 trained workers will be needed in the industry in the first few years after legalization, and Canada’s universities and colleges are stepping up. New courses and degrees are being offered at schools from coast to coast;  McGill University’s graduate diploma on cannabis […]

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DENPASAR, Indonesia — Indonesian police said some of the five foreigners who have been arrested for alleged drug smuggling on the tourist island of Bali since the end of November face the death penalty if convicted. Police paraded the citizens of Peru, Britain, China, Malaysia and Germany at a news conference Thursday in Denpasar, the […]

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – With clients as far as Western Europe and Australia, and with potential buyers in Latin America and Africa, Charlottetown’s Advanced Extractions Systems Inc. (AESI) is obviously an emerging business. “Global expansion is our goal,” said David Campbell, CEO and co-founder of AESI, a company that manufactures and sells oil extraction equipment for […]

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MARYSVILLE (CBS13) – Several students at a middle school in Marysville allegedly ate brownies containing THC oil, which is derived from cannabis. Police confirmed the incident happened at McKenney Intermediate School. A 13-year-old student was cited in connection to the incident, according to a statement from Marysville police. She reportedly made the dessert from oil […]

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