Cannabis Research

Guess who benefits when Uncle Sam opens the research weed supply chain? Cannabis is still highly dangerous and has no place in modern medicine, according to the U.S. government – who still wants a bigger and better supply of the troubled stuff on hand anyway, just in case. And Uncle Sam wants you – yes, […]

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Japan’s Osaka University has identified small but significant part of brain It’s the pathway that builds, strengthens circuits for short-term memory They saw that, to streamline useful information, the brain destroys unnecessary projections – by releasing cannabinoids Cannabinoids are the active agent that gives weed its ‘high’ quality The team found smoking weed has same […]

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They say the industry could swell to $1 billion by 2020. When marijuana shops arrive in Massachusetts—at the start of 2018, barring any delays from the Legislature—they’ll bring a brand new industry with them. But just how big will it be? If you ask the researchers behind a study about the future of pot in […]

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With a $3 million grant from Australian philanthropists Barry and Joy Lambert, Thomas Jefferson University has established a new medical center for cannabis education and research. The new facility, officially named The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp, will become the first such medical research center in the United States, according to […]

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2016 wasn’t exactly a great year for many people, but for the booming legal cannabis industry, there were some historic victories. Not only did eight of nine states approve ballot measures for adult-use or medical cannabis in November, but there’s been quite a bit of interesting research related to the effects of cannabis legalization. Contrary to the dire […]

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With a $3 million grant from Australian philanthropists Barry and Joy Lambert, Thomas Jefferson University has established a new medical center for cannabis education and research. The new facility, officially named The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp, will become the first such medical research center in the United States, according to […]

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The federal government still classifies cannabis as a dangerous drug with no benefits, and as a result, there has been little research into why the drug seems to be medicinal or the long-term effects of its high. But one powerful state senator wants to change that. Banned in the 30s, marijuana got […]

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By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff In legalization-speak, 2016 will always be remembered as the year cannabis broke wide open. While pot prohibition officially ended in 2012, when voters in Colorado and Washington said yes to legalizing and regulating recreational marijuana, that was only the beginning. Adult-use cannabis’ steady trickle continued in the 2014 election, […]

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2016 wasn’t exactly a great year for many people, but for the booming legal cannabis industry, there were some historic victories. Not only did eight of nine states approve ballot measures for adult-use or medical cannabis in November, but there’s been quite a bit of interesting research related to the effects of cannabis legalization. Contrary to the dire […]

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Donald Trump may have won the US presidency, but in six of the nine states that were asked to decide on marijuana legalization on election day, more people actually voted for weed than voted for Trump himself. And with medical marijuana now available in more countries than ever before, the coming years could see a […]

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There have been several major developments for cannabis research in 2016 amidst unprecedented debate about marijuana’s medical potential among federal officials and congressional lawmakers. The most significant growth in the cannabis industry happened during the eight years Barack Obama has been president. Before then, there were roughly a dozen states with medical cannabis laws and […]

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By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff It was January 2014 and millions of eyes were on Colorado — the first U.S. state to initiate and regulate sales of recreational marijuana. With their state thrust into the global spotlight and attracting droves of medical “refugees” in the process, Colorado health officials saw a grand opportunity to […]

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