Cannabis Research

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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x Embed x Share CLOSE Fort Collins-based Growcentia hopes to conduct research on cannabis plants. Kevin Duggan Buy Photo Growcentia director of greenhouse research and development Colin Clark harvests chinook and columbus hops from a greenhouse on his farm in Pierce.(Photo: Timothy Hurst/The Coloradoan)Buy Photo A local producer of probiotics for plants wants to help […]

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Since marijuana is still considered an illegal drug by the federal government, the industry works entirely in cash, said Josh Drayton, a spokesman for the California Cannabis Industry Association. That makes reliable insurance difficult to acquire and banking impossible to use. Even the crops that were not in the direct line of fire could lose […]

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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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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has made it a hallmark of his career to speak up for medical cannabis, legalization, and the transformative effect reform could have on the United States. He consistently introduces and cosponsors bills to legalize cannabis federally, as well as many efforts to improve the legal marijuana markets already in place. His […]

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ALAMEDA — Trustees with the Alameda Unified School District want any marijuana business to be at least 1,000 feet from any school, pointing to research that shows marijuana can be especially harmful to young people. Trustees also want revenue generated from pot clubs and dispensaries — predicted to be up to $1.6 million annually — […]

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