A landmark federal report released in 2017 outlined what’s known about the potential health benefits and risks of marijuana use.
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Buzzfeed breaks down all of the legal substances that are more dangerous than marijuana, which is still classified as a Schedule I drug.
NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — On January 11, 2018, the New York State Assembly Standing Committees on Codes, Health, and Alcohol and Drug Abuse will convene a public hearing to discuss the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA, S.3040A/A.3506A), a bill that would legalize the production, distribution, and use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21.
ANCHORAGE, AK, Jan. 2, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Marijuana Control Board and the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) and have learned that state-licensed marijuana testing facilities have reported results that appear to be inconsistent and may be inaccurate.
An overwhelming majority of health care professionals who care for children with cancer would be willing to help those children get medical marijuana—though less enthusiastically if they happen to be among the providers who are actually eligible to provide it, found a new study.
North Dakota health officials will begin gathering public input Monday about proposed medical marijuana rules as the state prepares to launch its program.
Alcohol sales fell by 15 percent following the introduction of medical marijuana laws in a number of states, according to a new working paper by researchers at the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is disappointed that the federal government’s proposed regulatory approach to cannabis continues to miss the mark on several key issues, displaying an ongoing lack of concern for medical cannabis patients.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may start cracking down on claims of marijuana health benefits that haven’t been proven, the agency’s commissioner said Tuesday.
Sales of marijuana oil cartridges used for vaping soared 400 percent between 2015 and 2016. But is marijuana vaping a safe trend?
Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Thursday its cannabis-based gel met the main goal in a mid-stage study of patients with Fragile X syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes learning disabilities in adolescents and children.
Is marijuana unhealthy? In this video, Mic. the Vegan reviews over 20 studies on the topic to determine which myths and claims about marijuana’s harms and benefits are valid.
MONCTON, N.B., Sept. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The provincial government has secured suppliers of cannabis for the recreational-use market in anticipation of the federal government legalizing such use by July 2018.
Governor Phil Scott today issued Executive Order 15-17, establishing the Governor’s Marijuana Advisory Commission, charged with recommending a comprehensive approach to addressing health, safety, regulatory and infrastructure needs when considering legalized marijuana use.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Aug. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:TBP) (OTCQB:TBPMF), today announced that it will benefit from the intellectual property (IP) created within the cannabis health research Chair (The Chair) from the University of New Brunswick (UNB).
Marijuana use has little to no effect on kidney function in healthy young adults. This is according to a new study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology on Aug, 24, 2017.
Even though pain and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are among the most common reasons people use medical marijuana in the U.S., there isn’t much proof cannabis works for either one of these conditions, two research reviews suggest.
TORONTO, Ontario, Aug. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new report by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario Division offers the provincial government wide-ranging recommendations to reduce the health risks and harms associated with the legalization and regulation of cannabis.
People who smoke marijuana have a three times greater risk of dying from hypertension, or high blood pressure, than those who have never used the drug, scientists said on Wednesday.
On Aug. 7, 2017, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced that he would soon convene a blue ribbon panel to study the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana.
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — This morning, the Senate Committee on Appropriations voted 24-7 to include an amendment introduced by Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in the FY2018 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill.
PORTLAND, Ore., July 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Health Authority today announced the expansion of a youth marijuana use prevention campaign to a statewide audience.
Kentucky’s criminal ban on medical marijuana is being challenged in a lawsuit that says its use could help combat the state’s opioid addiction woes.
WELLINGTON, June 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Green Party is thrilled that Parliament will consider whether to finally legalise medicinal cannabis in New Zealand.
Legislators sue Gov. Susana Martinez over “illegal vetoes” of ten bills, one of those being a bill that would allow researchers to study industrial hemp.
NEW YORK, May 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of only five medical marijuana companies licensed by New York State, has announced the launch of what is believed to be the first-ever medical marijuana advertising campaign in the history of the New York City subway system.
DOVER, Del., May 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Metatron (OTC PINK: MRNJ), an emerging pioneer of releasing Marijuana & CBD related apps on iTunes and Google Play, is pleased to announce it is entering the Health and Wellness markets of Cannabonoid extracts and seeks to specialize in the development of cannabinoid-based products and is making plans to enter the Multi-Billion Dollar coffee markets with its own single serve coffee maker and specialty blend of CBD infused Coffee.
While there’s nothing quite like enjoying the fruits of a marijuana farmer’s labor, that labor doesn’t come without potential hazards to those who work the land.
Health officials in Colorado have launched a call center, a Marijuana Health and Safety Hotline, for people who have health questions related to marijuana.
FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, May 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Premier Brian Gallant joined representatives from STU, Shoppers Drug Mart and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation to announce the establishment of a health research chair on cannabis at the university.
On April 1, 2017, the 2nd annual 420 Games is being held at California’s Santa Monica Pier. The event stands in it’s own lane in terms of marijuana-themed occasions. The games will include a 4.2-mile run, a pre- and post-run yoga workout, and speeches from former NFL players. The event in Santa Monica kicks off the 420 Games’ 2017 Tour, which will also head to Colorado and Oregon.
LEAMINGTON, Ontario, March 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Aphria Inc. (“Aphria” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:APH)(OTCQB:APHQF), a Health Canada Licensed Producer of medical cannabis products, today announced that the common shares (the “Common Shares”) of the Company will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) as of the open of the market on March 22, 2017.
DENVER, March 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — IMPACT Network, a nonprofit dedicated to Improving Marijuana Policy and Accelerating Cannabinoid Therapeutics, announced their new focus on cannabis for women’s health, as well as several new executive team appointments that will support Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Michele Ross, and newly promoted Deputy Executive Director Susan Parker.
DENVER, March 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with Grow Depot, a Northglenn, Colo. hydroponics and organics supply store, resolving alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
Conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this is the first study to explore the association of the use of synthetic cannabinoids in U.S. high school students and health behaviors related to violence, mental health and sexual health.
You’ve found a strain that you love and it’s available at your local dispensary, but do you know under what conditions it was grown or how it was handled when infused into your favorite edible? Maybe the budtender guarantees you’ve selected a quality product, but you may soon be empowered beyond blind trust as the next level of universal standards are on the horizon.
A Duke doctor has refused to continue seeing a nine-year-old North Carolina girl because her family gives her cannabidiol oil to cope with a rare illnes. The nine-year-old, Mia Morley, has a medical condition called Lennox Gastaut Syndrome. Her father, Dylan Morley, said Dr. Muhammad Mikati’s decision was based upon the federal status of CBD oil, which is not FDA approved.
Lindy Snider, daughter of the late Pennsylvania business and sports leader Ed Snider, wants to get into Pennsylvania’s fledgling medical marijuana industry. She hopes to build a 125,000 square-foot growing space on the northeast side of Philadelphia. She said her late father, owner of the Philadelphia Flyers, would have endorsed medical marijuana as a good business idea.
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A report presented this month to the Oregon Legislature, HB 4014 Clinical Guidelines Work Group: Guidelines for Attending Physicians When Recommending the Medical Use of Marijuana, provides recommendations to physicians on appropriate care of a patient diagnosed with one or more debilitating conditions for which the physician is recommending the medical use of marijuana.
OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In a forward thinking move, Oxford has invited American cannabis leader, advocate and educator Steve DeAngelo, to participate in a debate on drugs.
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — An Oregon Health Authority media campaign aimed at youth and young adults is raising awareness among its target audience of the risks associated with marijuana use, an independent evaluation has found.
The National Academics of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has released a 395-page report that looks at a wide range of scientific evidence on the effectiveness of marijuana as medicine. “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids” provides “a comprehensive review of scientific evidence related to the health effects and potential therapeutic benefits of cannabis.”
Marijuana is not likely to increase your risk of having a stroke. This is according to a new study published in the medical journal Stroke, which set out to find the link between early-onset stroke and the use of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana.
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 20, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Health Authority is reminding all medical marijuana dispensaries in the state that sales of limited marijuana retail products to people 21 and older will end Dec. 31.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 20, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — THC BioMed Intl Ltd. (“THC” or the “Company”) (CSE: THC) (CSE: THC.CN) (CNSX: THC) (OTCQB: THCBF) (FRANKFURT: TFHC) is pleased to announce several new developments relating to its new, amended license from Health Canada, the launch of its revamped website, the expansion of its facilities and changes in its work with Supra Research and Development Inc. (“Supra”).
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 14, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Health Authority has made additional modifications to testing rules for medical and recreational marijuana products that will provide relief for processors and growers while ensuring public health protections for consumers.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Minister of Health, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada today announced that they have received the report from the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation provided their report to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Minister of Health.
OTTAWA, Ontario, /Weed Wire/ — The Honourable Anne McLellan, Chair of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, and Dr. Mark Ware, Vice Chair, released the following statement…
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 29, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — PUF Ventures Inc. (the “Company”) (CSE: PUF) (Frankfurt: PU3) (OTCPK: PUFXF) is pleased to announce that further to its news release of October 18, 2016, the Company has received notice from Health Canada that it has upgraded from position 17 to position 14 in respect of its Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”) application for AAA Heidelberg.