Georgians suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and intractable pain will soon be allowed to use medical marijuana. Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 65 into law Monday, adding PTSD and intractable pain to the list of conditions eligible for treatment by cannabis oil. It will take effect July 1. Georgia’s medical marijuana law, first passed in 2015, now covers more […]

IMAGE: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research is the only peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to the scientific, medical, and psychosocial exploration of clinical cannabis, cannabinoids, and the biochemical mechanisms of endocannabinoids…. view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, May 8, 2018–A multidisciplinary panel of experts discussed how medicinal cannabis can impact the opioid […]

Scientists have begun mining social media to understand cannabis culture. In a new study that is set to be published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers collected data from over 2 million posts on Reddit to study cannabis consumption trends. The researchers looked at posts made between 2010 and 2016 with the objective of finding […]

Cannabis research often advances slowly. Researchers face a variety of challenges, including prohibition laws, a lack of labs willing to do marijuana research, and difficulties finding actual weed to use in their studies. But now, as a groundbreaking FDA-approved study of marijuana for vets with PTSD starts phase 2, the field of medical marijuana research […]

WASHINGTON — House lawmakers took a step forward Tuesday to push the Department of Veterans Affairs to research the safety and effectiveness of medical marijuana. The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs voted unanimously to advance the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act to the House floor – a bipartisan attempt to encourage the VA to study […]

By Allan Frankel, MD GreenBridge Medical   The beginning of neuroscience is considered to have started around 1700BC when the first writings making reference to the brain occurred. This early reference has developed into the 17 branches of modern neuroscience studies. The first cannabinoid was isolated in 1964, followed by the identification of the first […]

When states and countries legalize cannabis, new businesses appear out of nowhere. California legalized recreational marijuana at the very beginning of 2018. Within two weeks, two dozen Los Angeles businesses got approval to sell recreational products. The cannabis industry grows very quickly. Dispensaries keep getting license to sell recreational weed products, necessitating more products from […]

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Children exposed to the combination of marijuana and tobacco smoke go to the emergency department more often than those with no smoke exposure, according to a new study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Toronto over the weekend. It found the children with exposure to both types of smoke also had more […]

The legislative roots of cannabis reform continue to strengthen during the week of May 7, 2018. A bill before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs requests authorization for cannabis research, California contemplates electronic marijuana tax payments, Colorado considers accredited testing facilities, and in Illinois, lawmakers assess the value of industrial hemp. VA to explore medicinal […]