The use of cannabis among school-aged kids in Canada has steadily declined for 12 straight years, and usage is now at the lowest level since the 1980s. That’s just one finding from a comprehensive study, Health Behaviours of School-Aged Children, examining the health behaviours of kids from grades 6 to 10. Elizabeth Saewyc is a co-author […]

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FREDERICK, Md., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Green Leaf Medical, LLC, a prospective applicant for one of the Maryland Medical Cannabis cultivation and processing licenses, has just signed a research agreement with Dr. Maneesh Sharma and the… read more at: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/medical-cannabis-research-agreement-signed-in-maryland-300236386.html

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The big business of medical marijuana could soon get larger thanks to a clinical trial that has patients and investors very interested. Pharmaceutical company GW Pharma in a clinical trial was able to reduce convulsive seizures in children with the help of a marijuana-based drug. “It’s very positive,” Harborside General Manager Matt Smith said. “The […]

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NFL player calls for medical cannabis research blitz. Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe took to Twitter yesterday with a flurry of tweets in support of cannabis research. In 38 tweets and 6 retweets, Monroe went off on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and championed the expansion of research cannabis as it pertains to traumatic brain […]

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Fresno County supervisors did not take a stand Tuesday on a cannabis oil manufacturing plant proposed in Coalinga, despite opposition from the county’s top law enforcement officer. Sheriff Margaret Mims spoke out against the cannabis oil plant, but supervisors couldn’t find a compromise position. Instead, supervisors said they would attempt to learn more about the […]

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World News of Wednesday, 16 March 2016 Source: RFI 2016-03-16 Photo: Reuters. France and Canada have the highest percentage of 15-year-old pot smokers among 42 well-off nations surveyed by the World Health Organization, the UN agency said in a report Tuesday. When it comes to policing marijuana, France is far from the most laid-back country […]

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The study is open to participants diagnosed with PTSD including Veterans and First Responders to assess the benefits of Medical Cannabis TORONTO, March 15, 2016 /CNW/ – For Veterans and First Responders who struggle daily with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, treatment options are often limited. Apollo Applied Research, a network of medical cannabis clinics across Canada, regularly […]

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FREDERICK, Md., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Green Leaf Medical, LLC, a prospective applicant for one of the Maryland Medical Cannabis cultivation and processing licenses, has just signed a research agreement with Dr. Maneesh Sharma and the… read more at: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/medical-cannabis-research-agreement-signed-in-maryland-300236386.html

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Tel Aviv, Israel “As much as we love cannabis, this is a non-consumption event.” That admonition kicked off the first day of presentations and roundtables at Cannatech, a three-day conference on the marijuana industry held this past week in Israel. Instead of pot edibles, hundreds of attendees munched on pita sandwiches and Turkish bourekas. And, […]

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