December 6, 2018

Like many small, post-colonial states, the Republic of Vanuatu, a Pacific archipelago comprising dozens of small islands, sees some economic boosts from being a tourist destination, tax haven, and “flag of convenience,” but it experiences some drawbacks, too. The remote nation’s residents, known as Ni-Vanuatu, frequently face unemployment and poverty, relying heavily on personal fishing […]

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Medical cannabis pills used in a pilot to treat cancer sufferers in Australia. Image: EPA/MICK TSIKAS Cannabis – also known as marijuana – has long been tightly controlled and regulated by governments around the world, including in Finland. However, recent research in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors suggests that some strains are safe for medicinal […]

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These days, it’s tough to find an online community or social media group not singing the praises of cannabidiol (CBD) oil. This helps to explain why so many people are exploring its benefits for diseases and disorders ranging from Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons to PTSD and, yes, attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). Though research suggests […]

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Oregon could soon be on its way to legalizing psilocybin mushrooms, following the Secretary of State approving language for a 2020 ballot initiative. Should activist accumulate 117,578 signatures to qualify for the ballot, Oregon voters could decide to decriminalize “magic mushrooms” and allow for their growth with a license.     “The intent of the 2020 Psilocybin […]

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An experimental drug which can help beat cannabis withdrawal symptoms that make it hard for heavy users to quit could be in increasing demand as the legalisation movement gains pace, scientists have said. Yale University researchers have found the treatment helped reduce withdrawal symptoms, like sleep disruption, anxiety, and irritability – and reduced their cannabis […]

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Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY), a global leader in cannabis research and production, today announced that it partnered with researchers at the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics at the University of Sydney to complete a study examining the effects of cannabis on driving and cognitive function. “The Effects of Medicinal Cannabinoids on Driving” study was a double […]

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A cannabis pharmaceutical consortium says it has discovered a strain of cannabis that produces useful levels of a rare cannabinoid that may help in the treatment of diabetes, Mercury News reports. Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THCV, is a cannabinoid found only in tiny amounts in most cannabis strains. The strain known as “Black Beauty,” however, appears to contain an […]

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This year has seen significant cannabis market consolidation—largely driven by Canada’s nationwide cannabis legalization in October—as companies look to expand their global geographical footprints and gain market share.  Even small companies are looking to expand their reach or  be acquired to gain access to larger companies’ infrastructure and compete in an increasingly competitive industry.  In […]

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Police display seized cannabis oil allegedly produced at a warehouse in Samut Prakan by a gang that smuggled the drug to Belgium, at the Narcotics Suppression Bureau in Bangkok on Thursday. (Photo by Tawatchai Kemgumnerd) Two foreigners and two Thais have been arrested on charges of making tonnes of cannabis oil in two warehouses in […]

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Cannabis May Have a Lot to Offer Diabetes Sufferers.pixabay.com The legalization of recreational marijuana has dominated the news, recently, but medical marijuana research continues to advance apace. Earlier this year, the FDA approved the first prescription drug derived from cannabis to treat epilepsy. This approval marks a watershed moment for legitimizing the active ingredients of […]

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Vaping marijuana instead of smoking an equal dose increases short-term anxiety, paranoia, memory loss, and distraction, a small study of infrequent users suggests. The findings, described in the journal JAMA Network Open, highlight the importance of dose to the perception that vaping is a safer alternative to smoking cannabis, the researchers say. Vaping devices heat […]

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) — A New York-based medical cannabis company has received approval and a license from the State of Virginia to produce cannabis oil in Portsmouth. The company, Columbia Care, is planning on opening its dispensary in the spring of 2019. Columbia Care will cultivate, produce and dispense cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THC-A) […]

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