February 13, 2019

EVENTS Past five years are warmest on record The average global temperature for 2018 was the fourth highest on record, according to separate analyses released on 6 February by NASA and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Both analyses confirm similar findings from the United Kingdom’s Met Office and the World Meteorological Organization. […]

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A lack of clinical trials is keeping some addictions experts from recommending medical marijuana as a potential treatment for opioid abusers. Within the past year, the use of medical marijuana to help people overcome opioid addiction has risen in popularity. States like Illinois are even allowing patients to switch from using opioids to medical marijuana to […]

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — The company that’s working to open a cannabis manufacturing facility in Buffalo has mentioned partnering with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center on research, but offered no details to date. Roswell Park CEO Candace Johnson spoke to Buffalo Business First about the relationship with Flora California Prime Inc., which wants to develop a […]

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New research has reopened the question of the harm caused by cannabis. A study in a journal published by the American Medical Association suggests 60,000 cases of depression in the UK could be caused by teenage use of marijuana.  This reinforces The Independent’s unfashionable caution about legalising soft drugs. While we welcomed Sajid Javid’s decision […]

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A major new analysis has found strong evidence that cannabis use as a teenager increases the chances of developing depression and suicidal thoughts.  Unsurprisingly, its publication has led to calls for more regulation, education and for parents to get serious about the risks their children might be taking. However, the researchers warned they could say little about […]

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The tricks that tobacco companies used to hide the risks of cigarettes are no secret. Internal corporate documents disclosed during the litigation against cigarette companies show the way the industry worked to create uncertainty about tobacco’s cancer risks long after mainstream scientists had reached a consensus. “Doubt is our product,” a tobacco executive famously wrote […]

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The research, published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry, reviewed data from nearly a dozen studies that included more than 23,000 people. It found that marijuana use in adolescence is linked with an increased risk of depression, as well as suicidal thoughts and attempts, before age 32. … read more at: https://www.philly.com/health/marijuana-cannabis-depression-anxiety-suicide-mental-health-20190213.html

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Strasbourg / France – May 27, 2012: European Parliament BuildingGetty Following reports about the World Health Organization (WHO) recommending a rescheduling of cannabis and several of its key components under international drug treaties, the European Parliament voted on Wednesday on a resolution that would help advance medical cannabis in the countries that form the European Union. […]

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