By: Mike VasilindaMay 2, 2016 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Hemp and cannabis research was illegal until 2014 when Congress allowed it in the Farm Bill. A little-noticed provision of the new medical marijuana law in Florida allows state universities to conduct research. That’s a first for Florida, but not for other states like Kentucky, which is […]

DALLAS CENTER, Iowa — Abram Miller, 3, started suffering seizures when he was just a baby.  At first, they were mild but increased in frequency and severity. “Right before his first birthday, he started having spells, where he would be just fine then all of a sudden just not be home at all. Things started […]

At 26 years old, life should be pretty straight forward. For many, it’s a time to settle into a career, get married and start a family. Of course, this is also a period of great transition. Friendships change, bills pile up, and once you have a baby, the life of another person becomes your responsibility. […]

Motivated by love and desperation, an area mother is fighting an uphill battle to treat her daughter’s chronic illness with a special cannabis oil. The establishment, predictably, is against her: the doctors aren’t keen; the child-welfare authorities aren’t amused; her ex-husband, the child’s father, called the cops. Still, she soldiers on, with the dedication a mother feels deepest, determined to […]

Getty What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic, generalized pain disorder that is characterized by abnormal sensitivity and pain at particular point(s) of the body, tiredness, sleep and affective disturbances, and morning stiffness. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is not well understood. Studies have suggested several possible mechanisms as causes of fibromyalgia, such as abnormalities […]

A few weeks ago we reported on the possibility of the Drug Enforcement Administration allowing the rescheduling of cannabis under the federal Controlled Substances Act. While this is something they have looked at before, this may be the year that finally brings about some sort of change from the DEA. Last week the DEA gave […]

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Getty What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic, generalized pain disorder that is characterized by abnormal sensitivity and pain at particular point(s) of the body, tiredness, sleep and affective disturbances, and morning stiffness. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is not well understood. Studies have suggested several possible mechanisms as causes of fibromyalgia, such as abnormalities […]

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In the end, Justin Pearson’s research project into the chemical composition of cannabis oil did not prove his thesis that the colour of trichomes in marijuana relate to the plant’s cannabinoid profile. But his project studying the marijuana plant at UBCO certainly pushed the envelope and moved research into what is a relatively unknown plant […]

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It’s deadline day for dozens of unlicensed pot dispensaries to shut down in Vancouver or face daily fines. Many owners and their supporters are gathering at City Hall today for what they’re calling a peaceful protest. But it’s not all rallies and demonstrations in Vancouver’s muddled marijuana landscape. The research community […]

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