Cannabis Research

US DOJ Blocks Cannabis Research $GWPH, $AXIM, $POTN The Big Q: Is the Justice Department blocking cannabis research? The Big A: It sounds like it is When the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) receives applications to grow cannabis for research, they have to send it to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) for final approval. […]

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Tweet The Justice Department is harshing our mellow by putting a major damper on cannabis research projects, but at least a new “green bank” has opened in Florida to help medical marijuana businesses. Teresa May says there’s nothing wrong with bongs (except when you leave the water in them too long). And, are you planning […]

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Anonymous law enforcement officials say the DOJ is blocking approval of permits for research grows — not the DEA. Undisclosed law enforcement sources say that roadblocks to growing cannabis for research are coming from the highest levels of the Department of Justice and not necessarily the longtime pot haters at the DEA. This revelation, made in […]

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A British psychiatrist and neuropsychopharmacologist specialising in the harmful effect of drugs on the brain was cross-examined on his testimony in the third week of the dagga trial in the High Court in Pretoria yesterday. Advocate Reg Willis, representing one of the defendants, Doctors For Life International, asked expert witness Professor David Nutt how, if […]

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A handful of cannabis companies are coming up with innovative new ways to tap into the health benefits of cannabidiol (CBD). In particular, CBD-infused water is the latest product to hit the market. Now, CBD water could be the next trend to sweep the cannabis scene. The Potential of CBD Water CBD water is exactly […]

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It was disappointing to read Dr. Matthew Poling’s misleading column (Eagle, July 23). He criticized my July 15 “Cannabis 101” seminar held at the First United Methodist Church of Bryan, referring to it as a “sales pitch” based on “pseudo-science” that “might have made a 19th century snake oil salesman blush.” National medical cannabis research […]

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More than two dozen federal applications to grow cannabis for research purposes have stalled as Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department lets them languish. The bottleneck is frustrating researchers, doctors, and other stakeholders desperate to learn more about the drug. A year ago, the US Drug Enforcement Agency began accepting applications to grow cannabis for […]

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Shutterstock Even though pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are among the most common reasons people use medical marijuana in the U.S., there isn’t much proof cannabis works for either one of these conditions, two research reviews suggest. That’s because there hasn’t been enough high-quality research to produce conclusive evidence of the benefits or harms […]

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