It’s well known that a morning cup of joe jolts you awake. But scientists have discovered coffee affects your metabolism in dozens of other ways, including your metabolism of steroids and the neurotransmitters typically linked to cannabis, reports a new study from Northwestern Medicine.  In a study of coffee consumption, Northwestern scientists were surprised to […]

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Israel’s medical marijuana industry stands to lose out on substantial financial gains if an export ban ordered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues, industry experts warned Monday. In February, a media report said that Netanyahu halted a plan to export medical marijuana for fear of upsetting US President Donald Trump, even as ministers have valued […]

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AUSTIN, Texas, March 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The American Botanical Council (ABC) recently presented the 2017 ABC Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award to Professor Raphael Mechoulam, PhD, an Israeli organic chemist and the “father of cannabis research.” Mechoulam was the first researcher to isolate, determine the structure of, and synthesize delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol […]

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Scientists are finding that, just as with secondhand smoke from tobacco, inhaling secondhand smoke from marijuana can make it harder for arteries to expand to allow a healthy flow of blood. Maren Caruso/Getty Images hide caption … read more at: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/03/19/592873218/are-there-risks-from-secondhand-marijuana-smoke-early-science-says-yes

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Roxanne Benton has a store that sells tools and supplies to people in the aromatherapy industry, so when her teenage son Bevan was diagnosed with ADHD a few years ago, Benton conferred with her close-knit group of friends about which oils they would suggest to help Bevan, in place of medicating him with pharmaceuticals. Their […]

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GeneFo has created a free state-by-state guide for Parkinson’s patients with detailed and relevant information on medical cannabis, including the application process. Updated to March 2018, the guide may help patients get additional therapy and improve their lives. It includes legal information, patient’s rights, an application checklist, links and forms to download, and important tips for each […]

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Two new studies report an increased risk of psychosis among smokers of not only marijuana, but tobacco, too. Researchers say that smoking at least 10 cigarettes daily my increase a person’s risk of psychosis. The tobacco study has now been published in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, and the marijuana study — which was conducted […]

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NORML | March 11, 2018 JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — Cannabis administration is associated with the subjective improvement of symptoms in patients with cancer, according to clinical data published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine. Israeli researchers assessed the safety and efficacy of cannabis in a cohort of over 1,200 cancer patients over a period of six months. Ninety-six percent […]

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