In states with recreational cannabis laws, driving has been an issue since day one. But while local governments struggle with the lack of accurate, cannabis-specific, roadside sobriety tests and arbitrary legal THC limits, researchers from the Highway Loss Data Institute, a leader in insurance research, are already blaming cannabis for an increase in crash claims […]

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Veterinarians are starting to use products to dogs and other pets with a variety of pain and anxiety problems. … read more at: http://www.kcra.com/article/cannabis-oil-benefits-pets-in-pain/10217578

By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Hours after one study connected legalized recreational marijuana to an increase in car crash claims, a second study claimed legalization played a less certain role in motor vehicle fatalities. A study published Thursday afternoon in the American Journal of Public Health concluded that in the three years since Colorado […]

The state of Pennsylvania is anticipated to begin awarding their first medical marijuana licenses today. And, eager to learn more about the medicinal effect of the plant’s active compounds, Pennsylvania’s Lehigh University has announced their intention to study the synergistic effect of the plant’s many terpenes and cannabinoids on children suffering from autism. Lehigh College […]

Credit: Elena Zhukova At a Paul McCartney concert at San Francisco’s ATT Park in 2010, Matthew Springer, PhD, wasn’t shocked to be surrounded by a haze of marijuana smoke. He was, however, amazed that the audience tolerated it without complaint. … read more at: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-06-marijuana-legalization.html

The Canadian government must make it easier to study cannabis, say the country’s top cannabis academics and public health researchers in an open letter to politicians. “Under widespread global prohibition, cannabis research has been limited by the criminalization and stigmatization of cannabis use and users, leading to substantial gaps in knowledge around the harms and […]

In 2009, a handful of CBD-rich cannabis strains were discovered serendipitously in Northern California, America’s cannabis breadbasket, where certified patients could access medical marijuana legally. Thus began a great laboratory experiment in democracy involving CBD-rich cannabis therapeutics. The advent of whole plant CBD-rich oil as a grassroots therapeutic option has changed the national conversation about […]