More good news for Colorado State University-Pueblo. Last week, the Colorado General Assembly Joint Budget Committee voted to award the university $1.8 million for its Institute of Cannabis Research. That’s double the amount the Legislature granted the university last year for its innovative research center. The money will be included in the Long Bill, the […]

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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers have reached an agreement to expand a program that lets some patients use an oil derived from marijuana. Sen. Ben Watson, R-Savannah, will present the compromise to the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee Friday morning, and it is expected to get a positive recommendation. Under the new proposal, six new diagnoses […]

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The cannabis industry has swiftly turned into a multi-billion dollar opportunity. In the United States, this market’s massive growth potential is being recognized as new states legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use. Industry experts forecast the U.S. cannabis market rounding $7 billion in 2016, while the annual sale of state-legal cannabis products is forecast […]

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Following a lengthy discussion at the end of Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors voted to appoint District 4 Supervisor Dennis Mills and District 2 Supervisor Jack Garamendi to an ad hoc committee that will advise the board on a pending and possible cannabis ordinance. The move to create the committee was […]

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The quality of the marijuana the U.S. government provides to researchers may be impacting the results of their studies, experts say. The issue made national headlines after Dr. Sue Sisley, a researcher with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), shared photos of the marijuana provided by the only facility licensed by the Drug Enforcement Agency to produce […]

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Researchers at Oxford University are to undertake a £10 million study on the medical benefits of marijuana in treating pain, cancer and inflammatory diseases. It follows calls from some MPs for a law to allow medical use of cannabis, with polls suggesting  58 per cent of people would back such a move. In recent years, studies have increasingly […]

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By Christopher Ingraham and Tauhid Chappell, The Washington Post Most marijuana consumers are used to seeing their product as chunks of pungent green plant material coated in sticky, crystallized THC-rich resin. But if you’re a researcher looking to work with marijuana – to say, investigate how it impairs people, or how it could help people […]

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By Robert Gebelhoff, Special To The Washington Post The relationship of marijuana use to public health is one of the most confounding topics in science. As soon as one study is published making a claim about the safety of the drug, another is often published warning of the exact opposite. Take, for instance, the link […]

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Growing awareness among the medical community of the virtues of medical cannabis and the potential size of this nascent market is steadily attracting new players. At the same time, less than 1% of the US population uses cannabis for medical purposes on a regular basis. A key obstacle to mainstream acceptance of cannabis as medical […]

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