Cannabis Research

CNN – Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that’s why they call it “dope”?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic users. The meta-analysis, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, combines data from […]

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By Colin A. YoungState House News Service BOSTON – When the Legislature re-wrote the marijuana law last summer, lawmakers pointed to provisions that mandate the Cannabis Control Commission to conduct extensive research on the use of marijuana and how legalization affects society. With legal sales expected to begin in less than three months, the CCC […]

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Advocates for development of marijuana-based treatments, and those pushing for better treatments of epilepsy, were pleased with the panel’s recommendation. “This is a very good development, and it basically underscores that there are medicinal properties to some of the cannabinoids,” said Dr. Igor Grant, director of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at the University […]

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Medical cannabis is an increasingly available, alternative medicine that tens of thousands of Americans are turning to in an effort to get relief from their symptoms. Jennifer Collins is one such patient. On Wednesday, Brookings released “The Life She Deserves,” a documentary short profiling Jennifer’s struggle with an epilepsy disorder and with the public policies […]

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(Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images) According to an April report by New York City-based Rabobank, “existing research does indicate that rising marijuana use will negatively affect the growth of beverage alcohol.” The primary drivers of this trend include the fact that women and older consumers are saying they intend to use more marijuana when […]

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Cancer, chronic pain, epilepsy, asthma, insomnia, autism, PTSD, inflammatory bowel disease, Parkinson’s – the list of conditions that can be improved, and possibly cured, by medical cannabis keeps growing longer. The powerful plant used to make marijuana and hashish may prove to be the wonder drug of the century. Israeli researchers have long been at […]

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A bipartisan group of lawmakers are pushing to allow the Veterans Affairs Department to conduct research into medical marijuana, saying it could help former military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain. The top lawmakers on the House Veterans Affairs Committee joined more than 30 colleagues in introducing the 2018 VA Medicinal Cannabis […]

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The tremendous growth of the licensed cannabis market has naturally led to an increase in research in this area. A number of specialist biotech companies have emerged, creating innovative cannabinoid applications. Lexaria Bioscience Corp. has developed technology to improve the palatability and speed of absorption of cannabinoid therapeutics, leading to a range of licensed products and […]

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He was against it until he was for it. Republican John Boehner, the former Speaker of the House, once said he was “unalterably opposed” to marijuana legalization. But the meaning of “unalterable” seems to have altered. This month, he joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, among the largest cannabis companies in the United States […]

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Dr. Orser’s research focuses on the methodical classification of cultivars of the Cannabis sativa plant through broad genotypic and chemotypic analysis that includes not only cannabinoids but also terpenoids. Dr. Orser’s research has found that unique terpenoid chemoprofile patterns exist and can be assigned to specific cultivars. Eventually, this data analysis is expected to end […]

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