The Trump administration’s attack on legal marijuana, already stymied by large states determined not to roll back the clock, is increasingly confronting an even more politically potent adversary: military veterans. Frustrated by federal laws restricting their access to a drug many already rely on to help treat post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and opioid addiction, […]

In a striking example of dissonance in public policy, the affluent suburb of Abington is welcoming a medical cannabis oil dispensary while marijuana arrests in the township have increased and targeted black residents. The recent fanfare around multimillion-dollar permits to operate under Pennsylvania’s limited medical cannabis oil law has overshadowed the alarming rise in arrests […]

A new Gallup poll found that 45% of Americans have tried cannabis at least once—the highest percentage recorded since Gallup began asking the question in 1969. Chart courtesy of Gallup.com The survey found that young adults—men in particular—with household incomes of less than $30,000 per year are most likely to say they currently consume cannabis. […]

The Weeds crew have finally discussed weed — specifically, marijuana use and policy. On the July 19 episode of the podcast, Vox’s Sarah Kliff, Matt Yglesias, and Ezra Klein talk about a paper — aptly titled “High Achievers” — out of the Netherlands that found marijuana use correlates to worse academic performance. The 2015 Maastricht […]

Canada is currently preparing to legalize marijuana nationwide. It is a major moment in cannabis legalization, as the United States still finds itself in persistently dogged battles over marijuana. Some may ask how our neighbors to the north differ in its cannabis programs to those that exist in the United States. Here are three key […]

By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado officials who oversee the state’s marijuana agencies are sharing details about a fact-finding visit earlier this week by federal law enforcement and drug policy administrators. Related: Feds hold closed-doors meetings with Colorado officials known to have doubts about weed Five representatives from the federal government met Tuesday morning […]

Quadron Cannatech Corporation (CSE: QCC) President and CEO Rosy Mondin discusses the Company’s cannabis oil extraction technology and how it expects to generate recurring revenues In this interview with SmallCapPower at the recent Formula 1 Capital Conference in Montreal, Quadron Cannatech Corporation (CSE: QCC) President and CEO Rosy Mondin discusses Quadron Cannatech’s cannabis oil extraction technology […]

GB Sciences has decided to focus its drug development forces on three cannabinoid therapies in its pipeline, and it has tapped Worldwide Clinical Trials to assess its intellectual property portfolio and to help with pre-IND planning. Through its subsidiary Growblox Life Sciences formed last July, the company is planning pilot human studies in Nevada for two […]

Worldwide Clinical Trials is developing a pre-IND plan and designing pilot studies for evaluating the effectiveness of GB Sciences’ proprietary cannabis-based therapeutic, says CMSO. As part of the consulting services agreement, Worldwide Clinical Trials will evaluate the cannabis company’s intellectual property portfolio and will assist with pre-IND planning. Worldwide’s chief medical and scientific officer, Michael […]

Home » Brain Function » Mental Health » Depression may lead to cannabis disorder in teens By: Emily Lunardo | Mental Health | Thursday, July 20, 2017 – 05:30 AM A new study has found increased cannabis use in teens who suffered from chronic or high-grade depression previously. The study and awareness of mental health […]

Conventional wisdom says marijuana dispensaries make neighborhoods less safe, but a new study suggests the conventional wisdom is wrong and that crime increases after cities move to close pot shops. The research may help shape conversations in Southern California communities, including Long Beach, helping them hammer out timetables, regulations and tax structures for legal pot. […]

Numerous studies have shown the medical benefits of marijuana. Everything from nausea to migraines to Alzheimer’s can be treated with various forms of cannabis. But new research suggests that marijuana has medical benefits in an area that can affect a whole host of conditions: Inflammation. Excessive inflammation is a major contributor to a number of […]