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NORML | July 19, 2017 ATLANTA, GA — The findings of a recent, well-publicized study correlating long-term cannabis use with a slightly increased risk of metabolic syndrome are inconsistent with those of several prior observational studies. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a constellation of risk factors linked with an increased likelihood of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke. Investigators […]

Shutterstock As U.S. business and government continue to butt heads over medicinal cannabis, some educational institutions are turning to science to help elevate and inform the conversation. Helping blaze the trail toward cannabis’ acceptance in academia is none other than the University of Vermont, which now offers a range of college-level coursework and training on the plant through its Larner […]

Ms. Caristi is a small-business owner and a former member of the Sandwich High School PTSA and school council. She is now adjusting to life with a nest full of college grads and visitors with her husband, Jason, in East Sandwich. … read more at: https://www.capenews.net/sandwich/columns/the-observation-deck-medical-marijuana-letting-go-of-old-biases/article_fbc8ce61-ffca-5c08-8d06-0fb88d18b784.html

Shutterstock As U.S. business and government continue to butt heads over medicinal cannabis, some educational institutions are turning to science to help elevate and inform the conversation. Helping blaze the trail toward cannabis’ acceptance in academia is none other than the University of Vermont, which now offers a range of college-level coursework and training on the plant through its Larner […]

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Cannabis may be California’s largest cash crop, but dispensaries who sell the profitable plants haven’t always reaped their rewards. “A while ago, when it was sort of the wild wild west of medical cannabis,” said Matt Z-Berg of River City Phoenix Dispensary in Sacramento. Matt Z-Berg believes strict security regulations mandated for […]

The Trump administration’s attack on legal marijuana, already stymied by large states determined not to roll back the clock, is increasingly confronting an even more politically potent adversary: military veterans. Frustrated by federal laws restricting their access to a drug many already rely on to help treat post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and opioid addiction, […]

In a striking example of dissonance in public policy, the affluent suburb of Abington is welcoming a medical cannabis oil dispensary while marijuana arrests in the township have increased and targeted black residents. The recent fanfare around multimillion-dollar permits to operate under Pennsylvania’s limited medical cannabis oil law has overshadowed the alarming rise in arrests […]

A new Gallup poll found that 45% of Americans have tried cannabis at least once—the highest percentage recorded since Gallup began asking the question in 1969. Chart courtesy of Gallup.com The survey found that young adults—men in particular—with household incomes of less than $30,000 per year are most likely to say they currently consume cannabis. […]

The Weeds crew have finally discussed weed — specifically, marijuana use and policy. On the July 19 episode of the podcast, Vox’s Sarah Kliff, Matt Yglesias, and Ezra Klein talk about a paper — aptly titled “High Achievers” — out of the Netherlands that found marijuana use correlates to worse academic performance. The 2015 Maastricht […]

Canada is currently preparing to legalize marijuana nationwide. It is a major moment in cannabis legalization, as the United States still finds itself in persistently dogged battles over marijuana. Some may ask how our neighbors to the north differ in its cannabis programs to those that exist in the United States. Here are three key […]

By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado officials who oversee the state’s marijuana agencies are sharing details about a fact-finding visit earlier this week by federal law enforcement and drug policy administrators. Related: Feds hold closed-doors meetings with Colorado officials known to have doubts about weed Five representatives from the federal government met Tuesday morning […]

Quadron Cannatech Corporation (CSE: QCC) President and CEO Rosy Mondin discusses the Company’s cannabis oil extraction technology and how it expects to generate recurring revenues In this interview with SmallCapPower at the recent Formula 1 Capital Conference in Montreal, Quadron Cannatech Corporation (CSE: QCC) President and CEO Rosy Mondin discusses Quadron Cannatech’s cannabis oil extraction technology […]