A Nanaimo-based researcher has found medicinal cannabis can reduce or prevent opioid use and can even offer addicts an exit strategy. In an academic paper published this month in the Harm Reduction Journal, Philippe Lucas concluded that governments and health care providers should immediately implement “cannabis-based interventions†… read more at: http://www.theprovince.com/news/local+news/medical+marijuana+reduce+opioid+study/14334756/story.html

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A bipartisan group of congressmen have asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to explain why the Justice Department is dragging its feet more than a year after promising to eliminate barriers preventing researchers from studying marijuana’s potential medical benefits. The congressmen voiced their concerns Wednesday in a letter to Mr. Sessions after The Washington Post reported […]

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In 1997, 28-year-old Oregon resident and stay-at-home mom Amy Mellen was pregnant with her second child when her physician prescribed Percocet for severe migraines that began when she was in college. “My migraines were debilitating,” Mellen shared. “It was impossible to care for my oldest daughter, while pregnant with my youngest daughter. I get vision […]

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A Nanaimo-based researcher has found medicinal cannabis can reduce or prevent opioid use and can even offer addicts an exit strategy. In an academic paper published this month in the Harm Reduction Journal, Philippe Lucas concluded that governments and health care providers should immediately implement “cannabis-based interventions” in the opioid overdose crisis that has gripped […]

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Last spring, a leaked report from the Oregon State Police gave marijuana legalization advocates a chill — and drug warriors like Attorney General Jeff Sessions a boost. The state’s systems for tracking legally grown recreational marijuana were an abysmal failure, the report said, with huge quantities of the cannabis produced in the state funneling out […]

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Whether you love it or hate it, it’s a fact that 29 states so far have some form of marijuana decriminalization or legalization, with more considering the possibility. People have strong opinions about the legalization of marijuana – but how often are those opinions based on science and an understanding of evolving best practices? It’s […]

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TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – StrainprintTM, the leader in cannabis data collection and strain efficacy reporting, is pleased to announce the launch of its Ambassador Research Program.  The Strainprint Ambassador program is available to qualified researchers that use Strainprint’s revolutionary data gathering and analytics tools to conduct observational cannabis studies in relation to specific […]

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Alicia Wallace joined The Cannabist in July 2016, covering national marijuana policy and business. In her 14 years as a business news reporter, her coverage has spanned topics such as the economy, natural foods, airlines, biotech, retail,… … read more at: http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/08/23/dea-marijuana-research-congressmen-question-sessions/86634/

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MJNA RHSO Hemp oil products from Marijuana Medicine Inc. Nearly three-quarters of hemp CBD consumers prefer their product in the form of concentrated tinctures. (Courtesy photo.) Hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) is projected to be a billion-dollar market in just three years, according to a new report by Brightfield Group. The data company estimates that hemp CBD […]

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Cannabis oils are contained, transported, and dispensed from a variety of vessels. “Pucks” and different types of parchments are the most common containers used to package cannabis oils, but the syringe remains the only oil container that can dispense measured doses of cannabis concentrate by design. Sure, you could cut and weigh out shatter for […]

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IRVINE, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 23, 2017) –  Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC PINK: CBIS), a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based medicines, is pleased to announce the launch of the Cannabis Science Global Consortium and to provide updates on the Company’s drug development initiatives and research collaborations. The Cannabis Science Global Consortium provides the […]

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iStock A new study claims that marijuana users face a threefold risk of dying from hypertension than nonusers. The study has some limitations, including that it defines users as anyone who’s ever tried the drug. Still, the study highlights an important area for more research: marijuana’s effect on the heart. A new study suggests that […]

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Cannabis use has been debated in the public opinion for over a century now. Despite the fact that the ups and downs marijuana has gone through, today such states as Alaska, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington among others have decided to legalize the herb’s use for recreational purposes while more than 25 others are legalizing it […]

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