Cannabis Research

The Colorado General Assembly Joint Budget Committee voted Tuesday to award Colorado State University-Pueblo $1.8 million for its Institute of Cannabis Research. The money will be included in the Long Bill, the spending state budget bill that the Legislature votes on each year. “(The JBC) sees the value of research,” said Pueblo County Commissioner Sal […]

Saturday afternoon, the New Mexico State House voted (41-26) to pass House Bill 155, co-sponsored by Rep. D. Armstrong (D-Albuquerque) and Rep. McCamley (D-Las Cruces) to establish a fund in the state treasury for research related to the production, uses, effects, and efficacy of medical marijuana.  The bill had bi-partisan support with six Republicans voting […]

As lawmakers struggle to carry out a voter-approved constitutional amendment that legalized marijuana for a broad swath of patients with debilitating conditions, a prominent senator is backing a proposal that would create a medical cannabis research hub at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Sen. Bill Galvano, a Bradenton Republican slated to become Senate president […]

As lawmakers struggle to carry out a voter-approved constitutional amendment that legalized marijuana for a broad swath of patients with debilitating conditions, a prominent senator is backing a proposal that would create a medical cannabis research hub at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Sen. Bill Galvano, a Bradenton Republican slated to become Senate president […]

When Proposition 64 passed in California, legalizing recreational marijuana use, many people imagined that UC Davis might get into the pot business. With the No. 1 agricultural school in the nation, as well as a top plant biology program, UCD seems poised to become a cannabis research leader. Not so fast, says Chief Campus Counsel […]

While the paper does note that it’s unlikely most people will develop weed-related problems, the authors stressed that, “with the rapidly changing political climate around cannabis, the demand to effectively reduce cannabis-related harms has never been greater, and more research is urgently needed to inform policy decisions.” Some studies have suggested that high concentrations of […]

As marijuana use becomes increasingly legal, researchers need to explore new ways to make the drug safer for people to use, experts argue in a new paper. The potential harms of using marijuana include memory problems, impaired coordination, addiction, paranoia and withdrawal symptoms. In the paper, authors in the United Kingdom discussed several potential options […]

A report, ‘Can cannabis be made safer?’ published in the Lancet Psychiatry Journal, claims that the amount of people in the UK seeking specialist treatment for cannabis side effects has increased by 50 percent in the last eight years. Runners High: Cannabis-friendly gym set to open in San Francisco While old-style herbal cannabis is unlikely […]

Does getting high grades increase your chances of getting just plain high?    Researchers from University College London seem to think so. A new study has revealed that the smarter the student, the more likely they are to experiment with certain substances – including cannabis. Researchers found that those between the ages of 18 and 20 with […]

By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Speaking Tuesday morning before the National Association of Attorneys General, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed doubt that marijuana could help mitigate the opioid abuse epidemic. “I see a line in The Washington Post today [Monday] that I remember from the ’80s,” Sessions said. “‘Marijuana is a cure for […]

Alliance Growers Corp. (CSE: ACG.CN) (“Alliance Growers” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has executed an agreement with an Israeli Medical Cannabis company that employs some of the world’s best medical cannabis growing experts, who have developed integrated growing solutions specifically for maximizing production of cannabis to produce consistent quality marijuana. Alliance […]