Cannabis Research

During a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions admitted that it would “be healthy to have some more competition” in the federal government’s cannabis research program, noting that there are currently 26 supplier applications before the Drug Enforcement Agency from entities interested in growing cannabis for federal medicinal research. “Each one of […]

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Polly joined The Cannabist in December 2016 as a digital producer. She has been creating print, web and video content for a couple of decades. She returned to her home town of Denver in 2012 after living in eleven other cities in four countries, and… … read more at: http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/10/18/jeff-sessions-medical-marijuana-federal-research/90347/

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Scientists, behavioral researchers and psychologists have known for years that pot can be addictive. But more research has just been published illustrating just how weed can act on our brains. A group of neuroscientists has studied how “long-term exposure” to the active compound in marijuana could affect the way brain cells are implicated in addiction. They found […]

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Scientists, behavioral researchers and psychologists have known for years that pot can be addictive. But more research has just been published illustrating just how weed can act on our brains. A group of neuroscientists has studied how “long-term exposure” to the active compound in marijuana could affect the way brain cells are implicated in addiction. They found […]

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Tomatoes. Sunflowers. Influenza. Humans. Over the past three decades, DNA sequencing has allowed scientists to compile robust genetic profiles of organisms large and small, but Cannabis has remained a high-profile exception. Eight states have legalized recreational use of the controversial plant over the past five years (including Colorado in 2012), but Cannabis remains illegal federally, […]

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The budding marijuana industry is spurring new research around cannabis that will have long-term effects on a variety of fields, from farming to new medicine, as companies look for solid scientific data on the substance. With the looming legalization of recreational pot next summer, and the expansion of licensed medical marijuana producers, scientists at the […]

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