Led by chemist Dan Burgard, the research team analyzed wastewater samples collected from 2013-2016 from two treatment plants that service a community of two hundred thousand in Western Washington. “We set out to perform a wastewater-based analysis that explored the impact of newly legalized retail cannabis sales on its use, and to determine if this […]

The movement to decriminalize psychedelics is gaining traction across the U.S.—and beyond—following successful campaigns to reform psilocybin laws in Denver and Oakland. According to Decriminalize Nature—the group behind the Oakland resolution to decriminalize not just psilocybin but other psychedelic substances including ayahuasca, mescaline and ibogaine that was unanimously approved earlier this month—activists from more than […]

AUSTIN, Texas — More patients will soon be able to access medical cannabis. Gov. Abbott signs legislation expanding state’s medical marijuana program  Compassionate Use Act now includes more conditions Used to only allow severe forms of epilepsy Gov. Greg Abbott gave the green light to expand the state’s medical marijuana program. Now, growers and distributors are preparing to ramp up production. Thalia Seggelink […]

Marijuana is one of the fastest-growing industries on the planet right now, with sales of $12.2 billion in 2018 that are forecast grow by four to six times by 2029/2030, depending on the source of the estimate. That’s a double-digit compounded growth rate over the next decade, which builds on the double-digit sales growth rate […]

CLOSE Emoji gummies by JustCBD are displayed at the Cannabis World Congress Business Exposition trade show Thursday, May 30, 2019, in New York. The treats contain non-psychoactive cannabidiol, CBD. (Photo: Jeremy Rehm, AP) Chocolates and gummy candy have become a popular vehicle for CBD, but the non-psychoactive cannabis compound won’t be in Hershey products anytime soon. Hershey CEO […]

Hemp oil, Hand holding bottle of Cannabis oil against Marijuana plant, CBD oil pipette. alternative remedy or medication,medicine concept Getty There is no denying that cannabidiol, more commonly referred to as CBD, is rapidly becoming more popular in the United States than sliced bread. It is a hot trend that got started several years ago […]

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Medlab Clinical Ltd (ASX:MDC) has received human ethics approval for the second trial of its cannabis-based medicine NanaBis™. Known as an Observational Study, the data from this study will be used to enhance regulatory package for potential drug approval. The trial will follow how Australian doctors use NanaBis, provide patient feedback and as a result […]

[Never be uninteresting. Read the most thought-provoking, funny, delightful and raw stories from The New York Times Opinion section. Sign up for our Sunday Best newsletter.] In addition, researchers now have a good understanding of how marijuana in particular affects the brain. The chemical in marijuana responsible for producing mood elevation and relaxation, THC, interferes […]

Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug in both Denmark and internationally, and around one in ten users becomes addicted to the drug. Researchers from iPSYCH have discovered a gene that they associate with the abuse of cannabis. “We discovered that the disorder was associated with a genetic variant. This variant affects how much […]