Cannabis Research

Even as the majority of Americans have embraced legalizing marijuana either for medicinal or recreational use, Republican leaders on Capitol Hill have remained staunch opponents of weed. Now led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, they’ve done everything they can to maintain the nation’s dysfunctional marijuana regulatory system, one that’s pitted the majority of states against […]

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It’s no secret that quality plant material produces quality extracts, but challenges lie in ensuring this quality and finding the right extractor to work with, according to Pete Patterson, co-founder and chief operating officer of Vitalis Extraction Technology, a Canada-based engineering and manufacturing company that produces industrial supercritical CO2 extraction systems for the cannabis industry. […]

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The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would dramatically broaden the country’s access to cannabis for research purposes. A full House floor vote is not yet scheduled, but the committee action is a significant headline in a Republican-controlled legislature. The Medical Cannabis Research Act would open the door to a more robust federal licensing […]

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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 1:01 am Tilray® Exports Bulk Supply of Medical Cannabis Flower to Germany Associated Press | NANAIMO, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 13, 2018–Tilray, Inc., (NASDAQ: TLRY), a global leader in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, today announced that it has received necessary regulatory permits… read more at: https://www.oaoa.com/news/business/article_47daf3d2-1419-511b-9199-9a4c543bf3c9.html

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A bill that would require the federal government to approve more facilities for the cultivation of cannabis for medical research is up for a vote in Congress this week. The bill, the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 (H.R. 5634), would require the attorney general to ensure that an adequate and uninterrupted supply of research-grade […]

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Published Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018, 12:26 pm Front Page » Business » Research suggests cannabis CBD may help children living with autism Join AFP’s 100,000+ followers on Facebook Purchase a subscription to AFP | Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com Advertising inquiries: freepress@ntelos.net It can be heartbreaking […]

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A kissing cousin to pot is showing up in your coffee, candy and chocolate bars. Companies are selling a growing number of products that contain cannabidiol, or CBD, a chemical found in hemp. It’s being added to everything from gumdrops to beverages, as marketers claim benefits such as pain relief and stress reduction. Proponents say […]

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As more states continue to legalize recreational marijuana—the current tally is nine and Washington, D.C.–speculation is afoot among industry pundits that this could be the precursor to a major slowdown, if not death knell, for the medical marijuana industry, which has 30 states and D.C. allowing its use. According to estimates by leading cannabis researchers […]

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U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Kamala Harris (D-California), members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, have sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to follow up about delays in choosing new cannabis producers for research expansions that were mandated by President Obama more than two years ago, the Wall Street Journal reports. We write you to follow […]

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In two recent studies titled, “Patient-Reported Symptom Relief Following Medical Cannabis Consumption,” and “Effectiveness of Raw, Natural Medical Cannabis Flower for Treating Insomnia under Naturalistic Conditions” published in the journals, Frontiers in Pharmacology and Medicines, respectively, UNM Department of Psychology Associate Professor Jacob Miguel Vigil and UNM Department of Economics Assistant Professor Sarah See Stith, […]

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The U.S. House panel that oversees federal drug enforcement is scheduled to vote this week on a bill to dramatically expand opportunities for research on the medical benefits of marijuana. TOM SYDOWTOM SYDOW Sponsored by Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and 40 bipartisan cosponsors, the Medical Cannabis Research Act would require that the federal government issue more licenses to […]

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