Cannabis Research

Poland The debate about medical cannabis continues to grow in scale and impact in Poland as more and more politicians, health professionals, patients, and members of the public dive into the subject. One particularly striking recent example is that of Tomasz Kalita, spokesman for the social-democratic SLD party. In August, Kalita, 38, publicly announced that […]

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The news that Monsanto is being bought by Bayer probably won’t be well received in the cannabis sector. The deal brings together two research powerhouses that, reportedly, have long eyed cannabis as a possible new business. The worry is that the combined firm will have the financial and political influence to do to cannabis what […]

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Similar to the budding relationship between medical cannabis and social acceptance in the United States, the United Kingdom also seems to be on the brink of legalizing the medicinal use of marijuana on a national level.  The much-needed discussion has been reinvigorated in Parliament after members of All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Reform released a […]

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The American Legion wants the United States government to get serious, once and for all, about removing the cannabis plant from the confines of its Schedule I classification. Earlier last week, the Legion passed a resolution at its annual convention aimed at persuading congressional powers to reschedule marijuana to a classification that will bring about […]

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A Clarence cigarette manufacturer says it has expanded its cannabis research program. The 22nd Century Group said its wholly owned subsidiary, Botanical Genetics, has launched a number of new research projects to develop proprietary cannabis strains that have medical and agricultural uses. Company officials estimate the markets for medical marijuana and industrial hemp – which […]

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Cowen and Company released an extensive report on the cannabis industry today, suggesting the recreational market could grow to $50 billion by 2026.  While this isn’t the first time that an investment bank has issued research on the industry (Bank of America Merrill Lynch last December and Ackrell Capital in February), the effort was very broad, […]

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The process of legalizing marijuana is a bit like driving a car down a road at night with the lights off — we’re not sure what dangers lie ahead and we’re not sure where this journey will end. The use of marijuana is becoming more widespread, and legalization — whatever form it takes — seems […]

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When Barry and Joy Lambert donated nearly $34 million to the University of Sydney for medicinal cannabis research last year, they were hailed as Australia’s most generous grandparents.  But there is a very real pain behind their generosity.  Their four-year-old granddaughter, Katelyn, suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a potentially fatal childhood epilepsy condition.  Since she was […]

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When Barry and Joy Lambert donated nearly $34 million to the University of Sydney for medicinal cannabis research last year, they were hailed as Australia’s most generous grandparents.  But there is a very real pain behind their generosity.  Their four-year-old granddaughter, Katelyn, suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a potentially fatal childhood epilepsy condition.  Since she was […]

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The American Legion has called on Congress to remove marijuana from the list of drugs that are classified as having no potential medical use. The Legion, the country’s largest veterans organization with 2.4 million members, passed a resolution at its annual convention last week to promote research on marijuana’s potential use for treating post-traumatic stress […]

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A Clarence cigarette manufacturer says it has expanded its cannabis research program. The 22nd Century Group said its wholly owned subsidiary, Botanical Genetics, has launched a number of new research projects to develop proprietary cannabis strains that have medical and agricultural uses. Company officials estimate the markets for medical marijuana and industrial hemp – which […]

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