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By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff U.S. medical marijuana laws are like snowflakes — no two state regulatory regimes are exactly alike. A “regulatory vacuum” has resulted from marijuana’s Schedule I status, according to a new study conducted by Temple University researchers. While the resulting “patchwork of regulatory strategies” is hindering full understanding of the […]

The accelerator and university are teaming up to prepare healthcare professionals for opportunities in the state’s burgeoning medical cannabis industry. By Haley Weiss  |  July 12, 2017 at 3:43 pm FatCamera/istockphoto.com On July 25th, a group of 100 Philadelphia healthcare professionals will become some of the first in the state to learn about the benefits […]

Dr. Drew joins the NBC4 at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 to talk about the recent salary bump for Los Angeles Unified School District board members. Dr. Drew says that while he’s sure board members work hard, the drastic pay increase is an eyebrow raiser. Plus, Dr. Drew talks about research into cannabis, […]

OKLAHOMA CITY — Business has been booming as word continues to spread that Lisa Jensen offers a unique product for pets. For more than two months now, Jensen has been selling treats, oils and ointments containing cannabidiol — or oils extracted from the cannabis plant — to provide some relief for Oklahomans’ sick and aging […]

At a secret location in Australia’s southeast, Peter Crook delicately tends to a two-month-old cannabis cutting. Barely knee high, it is one of about 50 government-sanctioned “mother plants” to be cloned for future generations of crops for the country’s fledgling medicinal marijuana industry. “I think we’ll see Australia punch above its weight, both in agriculture […]

By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise — but marijuana- and hemp-derived extracts rich in CBD and low in intoxicating THC are facing a future yet to be determined. The Cannabist’s special report “CBD, TBD” explores a regulatory and legal landscape pockmarked by federal-state conflicts, […]

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has stirred up a ton of controversy, with overwhelming evidence, including a 2017 study released by a World Health Organization (WHO) monitoring centre in Sweden, revealing that the vaccine can produce clusters of serious adverse events that include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) more so than any other vaccine. […]

Medical-cannabis patients who use illegal cannabis dispensaries instead of turning to other legal and black-market sources do so because they feel safe at these shops and like that they have reliable supplies of the specific strains they want, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. Rielle Capler, a PhD student and the […]

Researchers might pursue better understanding of hemp fiber production and use; growing hemp seed as a protein source; or the production and use of cannabinoid-based oils for medicinal purposes. Or, Ure said, they might look at improving cannabis cultivation methods. Ure said she has been contacted by farmers interested in partnering with Utah State University […]