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Is Marijuana Unhealthy? An In-Depth Look at the Research

Is Marijuana Unhealthy? An In-Depth Look at the Research

Is Marijuana Unhealthy? An In-Depth Look at the Research

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.

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OHA Concludes Review of Youth Marijuana Use Prevention Pilot Campaign

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — An Oregon Health Authority (OHA) education campaign aimed at youth and young adults raised awareness among its target audience of the risks associated with marijuana use, an independent evaluation has found.

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American Pain Society Supports Passage of Marijuana Effective Studies Act

CHICAGO, Sept.18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – A bipartisan group of senators led by Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) has reintroduced the Marijuana Effective Studies Act of 2016 (MEDS Act), which will remove excessive regulatory barriers inhibiting researchers from obtaining marijuana plants to conduct studies assessing the drug’s medical effectiveness and safety.

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Gardner Backs Effort to Advance Medical Marijuana Research

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study (MEDS) Act of 2017 to improve the process for conducting scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment.

Gardner Backs Effort to Advance Medical Marijuana Research

Gardner Backs Effort to Advance Medical Marijuana Research

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study (MEDS) Act of 2017 to improve the process for conducting scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment. The legislation’s lead sponsor was Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT).

This Is What Orrin Hatch Told the Senate About Medical Cannabis Research

This Is What Orrin Hatch Told the Senate About Medical Cannabis Research

On Sept. 13, 2017, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced legislation to cut the bureaucratic red tape thwarting medical cannabis research so health care professionals can harness the medicinal properties of the plant to reduce the suffering of patients in need.

Tillis Co-Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Expand Research Into Medical Value Of Marijuana

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) joined Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Chris Coons (D-DE) to introduce the Marijuana Effective Drug Studies (MEDS) Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation that would make it easier for researchers to study the medical effectiveness and safety of marijuana.

ADVISORY: Hatch to Speak on Medical Marijuana Research, Possible Benefits

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), a member and former Chairman of both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, will speak on the Senate floor today about medical marijuana research and the possible benefits of medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids. The speech will take place at 3:30 on the Senate floor.

Hatch Introduces Medical Marijuana Research Bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017, or MEDS Act, to improve the process for conducting scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment. In introducing this legislation, Senator Hatch was joined by Senator Schatz (D-HI) and cosponsors Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC).

Vermont Governor Launches Marijuana Advisory Commission

Vermont Governor Launches Marijuana Advisory Commission

On Sept. 7, 2017, Gov. Phil Scott signed Executive Order 15-17, officially launching the Vermont Marijuana Advisory Commission. The commission will explore several options concerning how to successfully legalize recreational marijuana in the state.

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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Tilray Receives License to Produce Medical Cannabis in the European Union

CANTANHEDE, Portugal, Sept. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Tilray, a global pioneer in medical cannabis research and production, announced plans today to invest up to €20 million in a European Union Campus (EU Campus) after receiving licenses from the Government of Portugal to import cannabis genetics and to cultivate cannabis for medical purposes.

LSU Health Shreveport Could Lead Louisiana Medical Marijuana Research

LSU Health Shreveport Could Lead Louisiana Medical Marijuana Research

Louisiana State University has selected its medical marijuana vendor and now LSU Health Shreveport is ready to prepare for Louisiana medical marijuana research.

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Latest Benjamin Center Brief Debunks ‘Marijuana Gateway Fallacy’

NEW PALTZ, NY, Sept. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz has released its 18th discussion brief, “The Marijuana Gateway Fallacy.” The brief marshals extensive social science evidence to show that the idea that marijuana use is a “gateway” to the use of harder drugs is a myth.

Study: Washington Youth Cannabis Use Hasn't Increased

Study: Washington Youth Cannabis Use Hasn’t Increased

Washington has one more statistic to support the legalization of recreational cannabis in the Evergreen State: Washington youth cannabis use hasn’t increased since the enactment of Initiative 502, the measure that legalized recreational cannabis in the state.

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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).

This Is Why PTSD Cannabis Research Needs the VA Secretary's Help Right Now

This Is Why PTSD Cannabis Research Needs the VA Secretary’s Help Right Now

On Aug. 6, 2017, Sue Sisley, M.D., sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin to request that he stop a Phoenix hospital’s obstruction of the first clinical trial to study the effects of medical cannabis in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans.

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Marijuana Entrepreneurs Pitch Hundreds of Private Investors In Palm Beach, FL

PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — More than 200 high-net worth investors from around the world, eager to invest in the fastest growing industry in America will gather at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa for a two day “Shark Tank”-like pitch forum on Tuesday, September 19th and Wednesday, September 20th, hosted exclusively for members of The Arcview Investor Network.

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Vireo Health to Participate in $3.8 million NIH Study on Medical Marijuana, Pain and Opioid Use

NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Institute of Health has awarded a $3.8 million research grant to Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System for medical marijuana research, and Vireo Health of New York will be partners in the study.

Agriculture Secretary Visits Industrial Hemp Research Projects Exploring Economic Potential for Promising, Versatile Crop

HARRISBURG, Penn., Aug. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding visited two of 14 research projects that seek to demonstrate the economic value and viability of industrial hemp as a marketable crop in Pennsylvania.

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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Freedom Leaf, Inc. and WallStreet Research LLC Joint Venture To Become the Go-To Resource For Public Companies in the Marijuana/Hemp Sector: To Debut At InvestorHub Event MJAC2017 In Los Angeles September 1st & 2nd

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Freedom Leaf, Inc. (OTCQB: FRLF) has joined forces with WallStreet Research (WSR) to be the Financial Go-To organizations for public companies to aid in Financial Research Reports and Marijuana/Hemp Investment and information Forums in LA, San Francisco, Boca Raton, FL and NYC throughout the year.

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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.

NFL’s Chief Medical Officer Calls Marijuana Research ‘Really Important’

NFL’s Chief Medical Officer Calls Marijuana Research ‘Really Important’

The NFL’s chief medical officer says it is “really important” for the league and the NFL Players Association to determine whether marijuana can be used as an effective and safe pain-management tool for players.

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Zelda Expands Its Breast Cancer Research Collaboration with Complutense University Madrid

PERTH, Australia, July 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Board of Zelda Therapeutics Ltd (ASX: ZLD, Zelda or the Company) is pleased to announce it has expanded its research collaboration with Complutense University.

Study: Colorado Springs Retail Cannabis Would Give City Tax Boon

Study: Colorado Springs Retail Cannabis Would Give City Tax Boon

Colorado’s legal recreational cannabis sales commenced in 2014, but not every municipality chose to embrace the retail market, so a Colorado Springs retail cannabis market has yet to materialize; however, some citizens are looking to change that.

Gallup Poll: 45 Percent of Americans Have Tried Marijuana

Gallup Poll: 45 Percent of Americans Have Tried Marijuana

The number of Americans that have tried marijuana has hit an all time high. According to a recent Gallup poll, approximately 45% of Americans have tried marijuana, marking a record high since the polling organization began asking the question in 1969.

Australia Cautiously Enters Medical Marijuana Market

Australia Cautiously Enters Medical Marijuana Market

At a secret location in Australia’s southeast, Peter Crock delicately tends to a two-month-old cannabis cutting. Barely knee high, it is one of about 50 government-sanctioned “mother plants” to be cloned for future generations of crops for the country’s fledgling medicinal marijuana industry.

Utah Agriculture Department May Let Anyone With Certification Grow Hemp

Utah Agriculture Department May Let Anyone With Certification Grow Hemp

Growing marijuana is illegal in Utah and so is growing hemp — which is a close relative of pot. But, that could change. This week, the Utah agriculture department proposed allowing anyone to grow it with proper certification.

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Canna Angels, LLC Hosts Showcase Event Announcing Major Interdisciplinary Cannabis Research Institute

SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Canna Angels LLC, a leading angel investment consortium focused on opportunities within the cannabis industry, today announced that RET. California State Senator Joe Dunn and Dr. Daniele Piomelli, PhD, Pharm.D., will be featured guests at the Canna Angels July 19 Founders Showcase.

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Tale of Two New Yorks Endures under de Blasio as NYPD Continues Discriminatory Marijuana Arrests

NEW YORK, July 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new report released today by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project, commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance, shows that marijuana possession arrests under Mayor de Blasio continue to be marked by extremely high racial disparities, as was the case under the Bloomberg and Giuliani administrations.


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