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What the Research Says About the Health Benefits and Risks of Marijuana

What the Research Says About the Health Benefits and Risks of Marijuana

What the Research Says About the Health Benefits and Risks of Marijuana

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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Thursday: Following Votes on Legalizing Marijuana in NH and VT, New York State Legislators Hold Public Hearing on Regulating and Taxing Marijuana for Adult Use

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.

Alaska Suspends Frozen Budz Edible Marijuana Products

Public Service Announcement: Marijuana Testing Inconsistencies

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.

Medical Marijuana for Children With Cancer Broadly Supported By Doctors

Medical Marijuana for Children With Cancer Supported By Doctors

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.

MMJ Took a Bite Out of Alcohol Sales. Recreational Pot Could Take More.

MMJ Took a Bite Out of Alcohol Sales. Recreational Pot Could Take More.

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.

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Pharmacists Disappointed with Proposed Cannabis Regulations, Concerned with Impact to Medical Cannabis Patients

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.

Zynerba's Stock on a High as Cannabis-Based Drug Succeeds in Trial

Zynerba’s Stock on a High as Cannabis-Based Drug Succeeds in Trial

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.

Governor Phil Scott Announces Marijuana Advisory Commission

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.

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Tetra Bio-Pharma to Benefit from Intellectual Properties Created within the Cannabis Health Research Chair from the University of New Brunswick

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).

Little Evidence Shows Cannabis Helps Chronic Pain or PTSD

Little Evidence Shows Cannabis Helps Chronic Pain or PTSD

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.

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Cannabis Legislation Should Increase Mental Health Funding, Educate Youth and Promote Zero Tolerance in Cars

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.

Marijuana Use Holds Three-Fold Blood Pressure Death Risk: Study

Marijuana Use Holds Three-Fold Blood Pressure Death Risk: Study

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.

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Senate Committee Stands up for Veterans Using Medical Cannabis

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.

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Vireo Launches First Marijuana Ad Campaign In NYC Subway History

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.

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Metatron, Inc. ($MRNJ) Seeks To Enter The Multi-Billion Dollar Coffee Market With A Single Serve Maker And Specialty CBD Infused Coffee Blend

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.

Health Research Chair on Cannabis Established at STU

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.

Run for Cannabis at the 2nd Annual 420 Games

Run for Cannabis at the 2nd Annual 420 Games

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.

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Aphria Continues Success Story With TSX Listing

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.

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IMPACT Network Announces Clinical Research Focus on Cannabis for Women

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.

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Settlement with Northglenn, Colo. Retailer Resolves Alleged Violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

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).

'Fake weed' linked to more risk-taking than real marijuana

‘Fake Weed’ Linked to More Risk-Taking Than Real Marijuana

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.

Standards Could Get Professional Treatment with ASTM's Cannabis Committee

Standards Could Get Professional Treatment with ASTM’s Cannabis Committee

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.

Dad Says Doctor Stopped Seeing His Daughter Due to CBD Oil Use

Dad Says Doctor Stopped Seeing His Daughter Due to CBD Oil Use

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 wants to get into Pennsylvania's medical marijuana business

Lindy Snider Getting Into Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Industry

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.

OHA

Report to physicians: ‘Engage in the Practice of Medicine’ When Recommending Medical Marijuana

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.

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.”

THC BioMed

Health Canada Issues THC BioMed amendment to Sell Starting Materials and Grants THC Permission to Conduct In-House Analytical Testing – THC to Expand its Facilities

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”).

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Statement from the Government of Canada on the Receipt of the Report from the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation

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.

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Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Presents its Advice on a Framework for Legalization and Regulation of Access to Cannabis

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.

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PUF Ventures Provides Health Canada Update

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.


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