Cannabis Research

Several members of Congress have banded together in an attempt to pressure President Obama into eliminating some of the restrictions that have made it next to impossible for the scientific community to study the medicinal benefits of the cannabis plant. Last Friday, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and a legion of bipartisan lawmakers […]

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Difficult to studyLance Murphey/The New York Times/Redux/eyevine You can buy weed gummy bears in Colorado and vape cannabis in Oregon, yet US scientists are struggling to get their hands on the stuff for medical research. This could soon change: the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced that it hopes to reach a decision on the […]

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Catherine Peng According to a recently published Yale led study, the presence of specific genes indicates a predisposition to cannabis dependence. These genes were also found to be linked to higher incidences of schizophrenia and major depression. The study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry on March 30, analyzed the genes of over 14,000 people […]

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RICHMOND, Calif. SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Constance Therapeutics, a whole plant cannabis extract producer, and Gridiron Cannabis Coalition (GCC), an organization dedicated to the advancement of medical cannabis, today announced a partnership to advance research into the benefits that whole plant cannabis extracts can offer athletes suffering from chronic pain, brain trauma and other sports-related injuries. Constance […]

U.S. investment firms have increasingly looked to license marijuana technology from Israel, where a booming cannabis research field has made strides in the past several years, Reuters reported Wednesday. Recreational marijuana is illegal in Israel, and many of the nation’s innovations have not been as profitable as their creators had hoped, leading top researchers to look to […]

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As the legality of cannabis drifts through a period of flux, the spotlight of scientific research is rarely far away. A new study, following heavy cannabis users, yields further insight into the drug’s financial and social ramifications. With the legalization of cannabis comes a host of new concerns. Both legal and public opinion of cannabis […]

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Already a pioneer in high-tech and cutting-edge agriculture, Israel is starting to attract American companies looking to bring medical marijuana know-how to a booming market back home. Since 2014, US firms have invested about $50 million in licensing Israeli medical marijuana patents, cannabis agro-tech startups and firms developing delivery devices such as inhalers, said Saul […]

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