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Weed Strains: Marijuana Marketing - Spin or Science?

Weed Strains: Marijuana Marketing – Spin or Science?

Weed Strains: Marijuana Marketing – Spin or Science?

When it comes to cannabis, there are a wide variety of weed strains to choose from — but is it all marketing spin or is there actual science behind the development of each strain? With the legalization of recreational marijuana on the horizon, it will be important for people to know what’s in their weed.

What the Marijuana Genome Map Means for the Future of Pot

What the Marijuana Genome Map Means for the Future of Pot

The fledgling cannabis industry is full of wide-eyed claims about what pot can do. Outperform your favorite energy drink? Maybe. Cure cancer? Worth a try. The biggest believers and entrepreneurs make the plant sound almost magical.

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Senate Committee Stands Up for Medical Cannabis Patients

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — This morning, the Senate Committee on Appropriations voted to include an amendment introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (R-VT) in the FY2018 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

United Patients Group

United Patients Group Presents “Science of Cannabis” Conference On Capitol Hill in Cooperation with Congressional Cannabis Caucus

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Medical cannabis education leader United Patients Group will spearhead a comprehensive bipartisan seminar on the science of cannabis on Capitol Hill.

Federal Marijuana Does Not Test Well

Federal Marijuana Does Not Test Well

Marijuana grown by the federal government for research purposes does not have the same quality as the pot from other sources. Until recently, the U.S. federal government had to grow all the marijuana that would be used in scientific research, but researchers have found the government’s pot to be, essentially, irrelevant.

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Undergraduate Course on the ‘Physiology of Cannabis’ Offered This Spring at UC Davis

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new undergraduate course on “Physiology of Cannabis” (HPH 115) will be offered at UC Davis this spring to raise awareness and understanding of how cannabis and cannabinoids affect the body.

New Study Makes Comprehensive Review of Scientific Health Data on Marijuana

New Study Makes Comprehensive Scientific Review of Health Data on Pot

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.”

Journey into the Endocannabinoid System

Journey into the Endocannabinoid System

From children with seizures to athletes with joint pain, people are using cannabis to cope effectively. This one herb and its variety of therapeutic compounds seem to affect every aspect of our bodies and minds. How is this possible?

Israel at the Vanguard of International Cannabis Science and Medicine

Israel at the Vanguard of Cannabis Science and Medicine

With more than 50 years of academic research and development, Israel leads the way in the science and medicine of cannabis. On Nov. 15, 2016, The World of Cannabis is bringing Israel to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, to explore how the country is poised to break medical and scientific barriers in an exciting frontier market.

Medical Research Rising: Cannabis, Veterans and PTSD

Medical Research Rising: Cannabis, Veterans and PTSD

Could cannabis be effectively treating PTSD? On Nov. 16, 2016, Marijuana Investor Summit is bringing Dr. Sue Sisley to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, to discuss her study on the use of medical cannabis in treating PTSD.

Dive into the Science and Medicine of Cannabis

Dive into the Science and Medicine of Cannabis

Cannabinoids – what are they? How do they affect the human body? Are they really medicinal? On Nov. 16, 2016, Marijuana Investor Summit is bringing the Science and Medicine of Cannabis to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, to answer these questions and more.


Chief Science Officer Brian Reid at ebbuTM to Lead Revolutionary New Research and Formulation for Cannabis Products

DENVER, Sept. 1, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Brian Reid, Ph.D., the Chief Science Officer at ebbuTM, has announced that he will be leading a new era of groundbreaking cannabis research, development, and formulations, through science inspired by the simple idea of making cannabis predictable, consistent, and reliable.

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NCIA Provides Testimony for Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Medical Marijuana

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing today at 2:30pm ET on the potential medical benefits of marijuana. National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith was invited to submit written testimony to entered into the record of the hearing.


University Establishes Medical Marijuana Research And Education Center

Jefferson University in Philadelphia has established The Center for Medical Cannabis Education and Research, according to Phillymag.com. University officials said the CMCER is the “first center of its kind.” Its purpose will be to provide doctors and patients with direction for marijuana-based therapies, and it will gather information about medical marijuana research.


Swiss Researchers Approve ‘Therapeutic Cannavaping’

Researchers at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland have concluded electronic cigarettes with cannabis oil are a safe alternative to smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes. Reporting their findings in Scientific Reports, the researchers said their e-cigarette oil delivered a therapeutic level of cannabis without causing partakers to get high.


Australia Takes Steps Toward Medical Cannabis

Ninety-one percent of Australians reportedly favor legalization of marijuana for medical purposes. The strongest support comes from the over-50 set. In December, the federal government created a nationally-consistent licensing scheme to regulate the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes.

UVM Cannabis Course

UVM Department of Pharmacology Teaching Science of Cannabis

On Nov. 17, 2015, the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine launched its course registration for the spring 2016 semester, which included a course titled “Medical Cannabis, Pharm-372.”


Make Your Festival of Lights Funky With the Menorah Bong

David Daily, a 35-year old businessman and owner of Grav Labs, a manufacturer of “high quality scientific glassware,” has combine his love of Judaism with his life’s work to create “the Grav Menorah,” a fully functional glass bong with room for eight night’s worth of candles as well as the shamash, which is used to light the others.

Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision

Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision to Bolster the Science of Cannabis

On. Oct. 8, 2015, the American Chemical Society’s division of Chemical Health and Safety voted to form the Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision, also known as CANN. The subdivision’s membership will include cannabis specialists in chemistry, research and industry regulations.

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New ‘Medical Marijuana Desk Reference’ Fills Educational Supply Demand

While there is no shortage of medical marijuana product, there is a shortage of easily accessible and comprehensive education for doctors and patients. With its new publication, “Medical Marijuana Desk Reference,” Signal Bay (OTC: SGBY) is working to change that.

Lexaria Releases Press Kit to the Media

KELOWNA, B.C., July 7, 2015 /Weed Wire/ – Lexaria Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQB: LXRP), a food sciences company focused on the delivery of cannabinoid compounds procured from legal, agricultural hemp, through gourmet foods based upon its proprietary infusion technology, today announced the release of its official press kit providing media partners with detailed information about the company and its technologies, as well as high resolution images and other assets to assist with content creation.

Hemp Batteries

Hemp Will Power Batteries in the Future

The August 28, 2014, issue of Rolling Stone has octogenarian Willie Nelson on the cover, calling him “America’s most beloved outlaw.” Within the story Willie says thusly, “You can bust me for weed, and I’ll pay my fine or go to jail.”

Pure Analytics

Pure Analytics is California’s premiere cannabis testing laboratory. It utilizes the skill set of seasoned scientists to test cannabis in the safest, most environmentally conscious way possible. In addition, Pure Analytics provides its customers with comprehensive analytical lab services, all of which are backed by Quality Control programs, as to ensure that customers receive the utmost reliable test results.


PotBotics Fuses Technology and Cannabis

How do you choose your marijuana? If you live in a state where marijuana is still illegal, you probably just take whatever your dealer sells you. If you’re lucky enough to live in Washington, Colorado, or a state with medicinal cannabis, the selection process may be bit more difficult; there is almost too much marijuana to choose from.