A recent memorandum from the US Drug Enforcement Administration to several United States Senators indicates that the agency is prepared to respond in the coming months to a five-year-old petition seeking to amend the plant’s status as a schedule I prohibited substance. Under the US Controlled Substances Act of 1970, the cannabis plant and its organic cannabinoids are classified as schedule I […]

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  PORTLAND, Ore. — A study called “The Oregon Cannabis Jobs Report” finds a young but fast growing industry already projected to employ more people and make more money than the beer, wine and liquor businesses. Inside a cannabis store directly across from the Oregon Convention Center, co-owner Troy Moore is not surprised by 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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In a reversal of policy, the Connecticut arm of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has reportedly gotten on board with an effort to expand medical marijuana legalization to sick children in the state. Connecticut legalized medical marijuana for adults with serious illnesses in 2012, just one year after it decriminalized some cannabis possession. But […]

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Studies from 2005 has shown that cannabis can help treat diabetes, but until lately, few evidence has come out to support that theory. Over a decade ago, the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis found a long list of benefits of the drug when given to people, including balancing blood sugar, anti-inflammation properties that could stop […]

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Some people want us to believe cannabis is a wonder weed, miracle cure and our industrial salvation. Such hyperbole echoes the charlatans who have been selling cures and magic beans for centuries. But don’t let that discount what hundreds of people in our community, thousands across our region and tens of thousands in our state […]

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Getty Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a chronic, neurodegenerative disorder that is linked to progressive neuronal loss and cognitive decline that typically affects elderly individuals between 65 and 80 years of age. The cause of AD is multi-factorial, including a genetic basis and unknown etiology. AD patients usually suffer cognitive impairment, short and long-term memory loss, […]