JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — The daily, long-term use of cannabis is associated with improved analgesia and reduced opioid use in patients with treatment-resistant chronic pain conditions, according to clinical trial data reported online ahead of print in The Clinical Journal of Pain. Investigators with Hebrew University in Israel evaluated the use of cannabis on pain in a cohort […]

Photo Credit: Blablo101/Shutterstock.com Contentions that scientists have failed to conduct sufficient research on the health and societal effects of cannabis are unfounded. A keyword search on the National Library of Medicine database reveals over 23,000 peer-reviewed papers specific to the marijuana plant, and new scientific discoveries are published almost daily debunking the federal government’s claims that […]

New poll: Texans favor more medicinal use of marijuana texasmarijuanapolicy.org News New poll: Texans favor more medicinal use of marijuana March 5, 2016 Jordan Linley Doug Miller, KHOU 11 News11:15 p.m. CST February 28, 2016 Ever since Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana two years ago, an inevitable question has arisen: Could it happen here? […]

By Monte Whaley, The Denver Post A Colorado State University researcher is launching a crowdfunding campaign to study the effects of long-term marijuana use among multiple sclerosis patients in northern Colorado. CSU is quick to point out that the research project will not involve providing cannabis or encouraging its use. The study will “simply examine […]

SAN DIEGO – Two people at a hash oil lab in Kearny Mesa were arrested by drug enforcement officers Thursday morning. Forty-six-year old Patrick McDonald and 48-year old Daniel Gregg were charged with processing and selling THC oil or cannabis oil. San Diego police narcotics detectives issued search warrants at 8210 Engineer Road, Lt. Matt Novak said. […]

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director February 22, 2016 The long-term, daily use of cannabis is associated with improved analgesia and reduced opioid use in patients with treatment-resistant chronic pain conditions, according to clinical trial data reported online ahead of print in The Clinical Journal of Pain. Investigators with Hebrew University in Israel evaluated the […]

No wonder states where gambling pays the bills, like South Dakota, don’t want legal cannabis. New research from Canada and Boston has determined that synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists, which mimic the effects of cannabis at a higher potency, improve “choice performance” in rats with gambling disorders. This latest research has not only uncovered a new […]

The $1.1 trillion spending bill passed recently by Congress sent the pro-medical marijuana movement a step forward by included several drug reform provisions. The bill includes language that blocks the Justice Department (JD) and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) from dedicating resources to interfere with state medical marijuana laws or hemp research projects. [1] The language originally […]

Young cannabis plant marijuana plant detailPhoto Credit: sarra22 Speaking late last year at a campaign stop in South Carolina, Democrat Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pledged if elected President to reclassify marijuana under federal law from a Schedule I substance– the most restrictive category – to a Schedule II substance.  Said Clinton: “The problem with medical marijuana is there is […]