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Marijuana's 4/20 Holiday Tied to Rise in Fatal Car Crashes

Marijuana’s 4/20 Holiday Tied to Rise in Fatal Car Crashes

Marijuana’s 4/20 Holiday Tied to Rise in Fatal Car Crashes

Marijuana users’ self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found.

Canadian Researchers Identify Cannabis Genes Responsible for Terpenes

Canadian Researchers Identify Cannabis Genes Responsible for Terpenes

On March 29, 2017, researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Michael Smith Laboratories announced that they have identified the cannabis genes responsible for producing terpenes, the plant’s aroma-producing compounds.

Researchers Identify Genes That Give Cannabis Its Flavour

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — UBC scientists have scanned the genome of cannabis plants to find the genes responsible for giving various strains their lemony, skunky or earthy flavours, an important step for the budding legal cannabis industry.

Study: Canadian Patients Substituting Marijuana for Prescription Drugs

Study: Canadian Patients Substituting Marijuana for Prescription Drugs

According to a study recently published by the International Journal of Drug Policy, patients in Canada are substituting marijuana for opioids, benzodiazepines and antidepressants for symptom relief from pain and mental health conditions.

Review: MMJ Holds Potential in Treating Mental Health

Review: MMJ Holds Potential in Treating Mental Health

A common critique of marijuana use is that the substance is a “gateway drug,” leading users toward a path of hard drug abuse and mental health issues; however, a new clinical review has challenged that assumption.


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