Cannabis Research

State regulators from across the country react to the vaping crisis, a federal marijuana banking bill sees movement, Utah ups its medical cannabis licensing opportunities – and more of the week’s top marijuana business news. States’ responses to vaping crisis State regulators nationwide have begun responding in earnest to the vaping illness epidemic, which now stands […]

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Cannabidiol, more widely known as CBD, is the most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis and is largely non-psychoactive. “There are some studies that suggest CBD may have health benefits, such as in the management of treatment-resistant seizure disorders in children and adolescents with Dravet syndrome and Lennox Gastaut syndrome; however, as with marijuana, in general, there […]

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What is the correct reaction when governments finally do what they should have done years ago? I am trying to decide whether to holler “Hooray” or “What took you so long?” In this situation, the best reaction of all might be, “It’s good that you’re doing that, but now hurry up and finish.” Now, finally, […]

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Cannabis laws are very clear in Oklahoma. The state legalized medical cannabis in October 2018. Since then, the medical marijuana industry has boomed in Oklahoma. Notably, the industry has brought in more consumers, growers, dispensers, processors, tax revenues, and patients in the state. However, there are some challenges. A new medical marijuana law hit Oklahoma. […]

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Lake Superior State University junior Justin Blaylock works with chemical analysis equipment as part of the cannabis analytical chemistry degree offered by the university. Photo courtesy of Lake Superior State University DENVER, Sept. 17 (UPI) — U.S. universities are offering courses and degree programs built around cannabis science, despite marijuana being illegal at the federal […]

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© iStock/Feodora Chiosea A number of studies have been looking at the link between cannabis and psychosis, however, much more needs to be done to fully understand the effects. One recent study has linked high potency cannabis with the development of neurological conditions such as psychosis and schizophrenia, however, other research emphasises that it is […]

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The fourth highest-ranking Democrat in the House introduced a bill on Wednesday designed to protect immigrants from being deported or denied entry into the U.S. over low-level marijuana offenses. Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) filed the Removing Marijuana from Deportable Offenses Act, which stipulates that “any offenses involving the use, possession, or distribution of […]

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Presented by the National Cannabis Roundtable Welcome to the POLITICO Pro Cannabis preview newsletter. Free access to the preview newsletter is available through Sept. 30, 2019. Quick Fix — Legalization advocacy groups sent a letter to House leaders calling for a postponement of the floor vote on cannabis banking legislation, expected next week. Their primary […]

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