Cannabis Research

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Over 63 million Americans now live in states where it’s legal to consume recreational weed. Americans said “yes we cannabis” on Election Day, when voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada passed ballot initiatives fully legalizing the use and possession of marijuana without a doctor’s recommendation. The four states, plus three additional […]

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The passage of Proposition 64 not only legalized the use of recreational marijuana, it also sets aside much needed money for research into the drug’s effects.  Starting in 2018, Californians 21 and over will be able to buy and use pot without having to get a medical prescription. But this has public health researchers wondering […]

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In each state where the issue was on the ballot—Florida, Arkansas, Montana, and North Dakota—voters supported initiatives that would provide or expand patients’ access to cannabis products for ailments that include post-traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, and glaucoma. … read more at: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/medical-marijuana-cannabis-trump-election/

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By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Election 2016 proved momentous for the marijuana industry. Nine states decided whether to legalize the medical use of marijuana or allow recreational use for adults, and voters in at least seven of them — notably California — supported those moves. Success of the ballot measures were projected to vault […]

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REGARDLESS OF the fate of Questions 200 and 300 in today’s election, Colorado State University-Pueblo’s fledgling Institute of Cannabis Research will be taking on important and relevant work. Remember, marijuana will remain legal in Colorado even if Pueblo voters pass one or both of the ballot issues that would prohibit the retail recreational pot business […]

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REGARDLESS OF the fate of Questions 200 and 300 in today’s election, Colorado State University-Pueblo’s fledgling Institute of Cannabis Research will be taking on important and relevant work. Remember, marijuana will remain legal in Colorado even if Pueblo voters pass one or both of the ballot issues that would prohibit the retail recreational pot business […]

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Sheldon Adelson, the politically influential billionaire and Donald Trump supporter, is bankrolling the fight against marijuana legalization measures on several state ballots this year. Meanwhile, Adelson the philanthropist gave money to research that supports the medical use of marijuana. The casino magnate has donated $2 million to Protect Nevada’s Children PAC, $1 million to Safe and […]

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The federal government will not renew its funding for Australia’s peak national cannabis research and information body, citing a change in policy focus to other drugs, including crystal methamphetamine, more commonly known as ice. The National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre at the University of New South Wales was funded by the federal government in […]

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Cannabis is becoming more popular across the US. Four states have legalized recreational marijuana and five more, including California, will vote on the issue next Tuesday. This is good news for many, but there is one big downside: legal pot can be a public safety nightmare. Several studies have shown that stoned driving can be […]

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