March 14, 2019

As the national debate on marijuana legalization continues, we asked Dr. Yifrah Kaminer, a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics in the Department of Psychiatry and Alcohol Research Center at UConn Health, to share his assessment of the impacts of marijuana use – particularly related to driving. Q. How does marijuana use affect a person’s cognitive […]

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Marijuana use in China is strictly forbidden. In fact, when Canada legalized cannabis last year, the Chinese government sternly reminded its citizens living in or visiting the country to “please avoid contact or using marijuana.” Yet, despite their nation’s strict views on marijuana, research shows that significant numbers of Chinese tourists are heading to Amsterdam to […]

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Preliminary research indicates that the legalization of recreational marijuana in 10 states has increased accident rates, the Insurance Information Institute said Wednesday. The group cited an October 2018 study by the Highway Loss Data Institute that shows collision claim frequency was 12.5% higher in Colorado and 9.7% higher in Washington than in nearby states that […]

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AMHERST, N.Y. — Some seniors are trading their opioids and other medications for medical marijuana and seeing positive results, according to a recent study by researchers at DENT Neurologic Institute’s cannabis clinic. Dr. Laszlo Mechtler and his team focused on 204 patients with chronic diseases. All were between the ages of 75 and 102. “This […]

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Analysts at Melius Research said Aurora Cannabis Inc (NYSE:ACB) has taken “a step forward” in the cannabis race by appointing longtime activist investor Nelson Peltz as a strategic advisor. The addition of Peltz to the Aurora team represents one of the largest endorsements of the nascent cannabis industry. “Aurora’s announcement is both a validation of the […]

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Photocredit: GettyGetty A recent podcast, hosted by three Rabobank executives, looked at how cannabis is affecting the wine and spirits market in Canada and abroad. The three analysts were Boucard Nesin, a beverage analyst; Jim Watson, a senior beverage analyst; and Stephen Rannekleiv, Rabobank’s executive director of food and agribusiness research. All three are based […]

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WASHINGTON, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The level of cannabis that causes driving impairment in occasional marijuana users is actually lower than the residual cannabis levels found in regular users even when they haven’t consumed cannabis recently. These new findings, published today in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal, add to a growing body of evidence suggesting that […]

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GettyGetty After my article on the medical cannabis program at the Hebrew Home in Riverdale was published on Forbes.com, I received several emails from readers. In one, the distraught writer described how, after a five year effort, his very ill elderly mother was weaned off of opioids using cannabis. She gained weight, her general condition […]

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The world of cannabis is at an important moment. After decades of criminalization, the drug has been subject to a wave of legalizations, in various locations around the world and within the United States, for both recreational and medical use. But this new era of legal cannabis has resulted in several fields being left to […]

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LAREDO, TX (KGNS) – A local teen who suffers from epilepsy is the first in Texas to be treated with medical cannabis for his condition. Victor Becerra Thirteen-year-old Victor Becerra has been suffering from a severe form of epilepsy called “Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome” since he was only six-years-old. He has taken several types of medications but […]

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Aurora Cannabis (ACB) shares shot 14% higher on Wednesday after the Canadian pot producer announced that it has appointed Nelson Peltz, CEO and Founding Partner of multi-billion dollar investment management firm Trian Fund Management to be a “Strategic Advisor” to Aurora. Helping to make Aurora shares run was a near-simultaneous endorsement of the stock by GMP […]

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The volume of dried adult-use cannabis sold in the regulated Canadian market fell in January while inventories continued to build, according to the latest data from Health Canada. In January, 5,330 kilograms of dried cannabis was sold through regulated channels across the country, down 4.5% from December 2018. Inventories of “finished” dried cannabis held by […]

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Cafe’s in London are serving CBD oil, made from cannabis, in food and drinks. Cannabis is currently a controlled drug as classified by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. While almost all cannabinoids are controlled substances under the Misuse of Drugs Act, CBD – or cannabidiol as it is also known – is not. One […]

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