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Illinois’ new governor JB Pritzker has said he wants to legalize, tax, and regulate the sale of recreational marijuana. That move would complicate life for University leaders around Illinois and in Bloomington-Normal. Don’t expect Illinois State University or Illinois Wesleyan University to welcome doobies, special brownies, or gummy candy with a little extra THC, as […]

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Virginians who support reform of the state’s marijuana laws were hoping 2019 would be a productive year in the General Assembly. But that momentum stalled on Wednesday, when a House of Delegates subcommittee killed most of the significant marijuana legislation introduced in the House this year. Supporters of marijuana reform have had […]

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Looking to relieve her miniature dachshund Parky’s arthritis, Plainfield, Illinois, mother of two Teressa Sworsky discovered hemp oil. After researching the exploding industry of products infused with cannabidiol, or CBD, Sworsky, 36, a registered nurse who works full time in the corporate office of a hospital system, soon learned about other uses for the substance, […]

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Strainprint Technologies Ltd is a medical cannabis data analytics platform. CEO Andrew Muroff explains that the company has three products on the market: a patient-focused app, a community portal, and subscription analytics. Strainprint’s patient app allows individual consumers to track their consumption of cannabis and the efficacy of the products they are using. The goal […]

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Alex Berenson’s book Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence, has made a huge splash since its publication last week. Berenson, a journalist and novelist, wrote columns pegged to the book in the New York Times (where he used to work as a reporter) and The Wall Street Journal, and got […]

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While the federal ban on marijuana remains in effect, a patchwork of policies have sprung up in states. The District of Columbia and 10 states – Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington – have legalized cannabis for recreational use by adults. … read more at: https://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-marijuana-tax-revenue-connecticut-20190117-rqjjjd7bpjdqbl7w2j4u4nhptm-story.html

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A recent Australian study found it only took one or two sessions of marijuana use to change the structure of a 14-year-old’s brain. Teens who’d got high only once or twice had more grey matter than those who hadn’t, but this isn’t necessarily a good thing. The researchers said at that age, the brain undergoes […]

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NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) see a “significant” improvement in symptoms and less reliance on other medications after treatment with Tikun Olam‘s Avidekel™ medical cannabis, as confirmed by a new study published in the Scientific Journal Review.     The two-year study, “Real Life Experience Of Medical Cannabis Treatment In […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the second year in a row, Congressman Matt Gaetz has introduced a bill to benefit research into the medical benefits of cannabis. According to a press release from Gaetz’s office, the congressman is sponsoring the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2019. Similar to the bill from last year, the Medical Cannabis […]

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Otago University health researchers warn cannabis risks are being downplayed in talk about changing the law but, in a New Zealand Medical Journal editorial, do support decriminalising recreational use by adults. A binding referendum on personal cannabis use is being held at the 2020 election. Justice Minister Andrew Little announced the decision shortly before Christmas, […]

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The physicist Richard Feynman has been popularly quoted as stating that if you think you understand quantum mechanics, then you don’t. It is perhaps not a quantum leap to make the same claim about cannabis. The cannabis plant is not a single substance, but rather contains more than 500 identified chemical constituents. More than 100 […]

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Is it biologically plausible that cannabis could cause a psychotic disorder? Yes. Brain scientists know very little about the underlying biology of psychotic conditions, other than that hundreds of common gene variants are likely involved. Schizophrenia, for instance, is not a uniform disorder but an umbrella term for an array of unexplained problems involving recurrent […]

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