Last year, a pharmaceutical company called Insys Therapeutics gave half a million dollars to the campaign to stop marijuana legalization in Arizona. The Phoenix-based company’s flagship product is a prescription opioid spray made from fentanyl, an incredibly addictive and deadly drug estimated to be 50 times stronger than heroin. Cannabis, Insys knew, could disrupt the […]

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In an effort to learn how cannabis use affects driving, Colorado’s two major universities are studying the change in a driver’s balance, movement ability and reaction time after consuming pot  – but to better mirror consumption trends, the study uses subjects who just smoked something much more potent than the schwag our parents grew up with. […]

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Photo via AppleZoomZoom As the U.S. government weighs options to resolve the country’s growing opioid crisis, a bipartisan group of legislators are urging the Trump administration to consider allowing medical cannabis as a safer alternative to addictive pharmaceuticals. In a letter to Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Eric D. Hargan, the legislators wrote […]

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The Tehama County Board of Supervisors is frustrated with the Cannabis Research Committee, a group we told you about just a couple of days ago that is proposing a zoning ordinance meant to regulate personal and commercial cannabis cultivation, among other things. We met with Dennis Garton, the District 3 supervisor, to ask some questions […]

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WOBURN, Mass., Dec. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aphios® Pharma today announced plans to raise equity capital from investors to develop an FDA-approved, cannabis-based drug for treating opioid addiction, a highly unmet Central Nervous System (CNS) disorder. Opioid addiction has grown to epidemic proportions.  Current statistics indicate that heroin overdoses have more than tripled over […]

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Photo via AppleZoomZoom As the U.S. government weighs options to resolve the country’s growing opioid crisis, a bipartisan group of legislators are urging the Trump administration to consider allowing medical cannabis as a safer alternative to addictive pharmaceuticals. In a letter to Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Eric D. Hargan, the legislators wrote […]

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Raphael Mechoulam started his first marijuana project by walking into a police station and asking for some confiscated weed—for research purposes.  “I went there, drank coffee with the policemen and got 5 kilos of cannabis, hashish,” he said. Raphael Mechoulam delivers a speech at the CannaTech conference, an international summit for accelerating cannabis innovation, in the […]

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A brave Derry girl battling a rare form of epilepsy that two years ago was inflicting 120 bouts of seizures a day on her small frame is this year looking forward to a happy Christmas after a course of cannabis oil dramatically transformed her life. Summer Crossan-Condren (12), from Galliagh, was diagnosed with a very […]

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WOBURN, Mass., Dec. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aphios® Pharma today announced plans to raise equity capital from investors to develop an FDA-approved, cannabis-based drug for treating opioid addiction, a highly unmet Central Nervous System (CNS) disorder. Opioid addiction has grown to epidemic proportions.  Current statistics indicate that heroin overdoses have more than tripled over […]

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