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.
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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.
Northern Michigan University began the country’s first college program designed to train undergraduate students for the medical marijuana industry this month.
A new report on the cannabis industry has identified several emerging trends as more states boldly ignore the federal government and push forward with legalization.
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.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Battelle announced today the expansion of its public health research center beyond tobacco to include research on the physical and behavioral effects of other substances, notably marijuana and opioids.
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.
A California man is facing potential with manslaughter and DUI of drugs, but proving impairment and a marijuana DUI may be difficult in court.
If you’re looking for an educational 420 event in Southern California this year, the University of California, Los Angeles, has a light to shine on cannabis science.
LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — UCLA is hosting its first-ever cannabis research symposium April 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium.
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.
WARWICK, R.I., Feb. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — LED innovation powerhouse Lighting Science today announced the addition of an LED T8 grow lamp to their industry-leading VividGro product line.
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.
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.”
SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 16, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Le Herbe, manufacturer of ultra premium cannabis beverages, introduces new flavors and label refresh to cold brew coffee product line.
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?
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.
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.
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.
SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Le Herbe, manufacturer of ultra premium cannabis beverages, introduces the industry’s first master blender.
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.
It was an unprecedented meeting of the minds and it happened at Harvard Medical School. The subject of April’s confab? Medical cannabis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 9, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Wildflower Marijuana Inc. has entered an agreement with Biologic Nutrigenomics Research Corporation to conduct medical research on Wildflower’s products and to assist in new product development.
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.
You shouldn’t have to comprehend every minute detail of a scientific process or memorize the molecular chain of the latest product before you invest. You also shouldn’t need a medical dictionary just to read the latest press.
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.
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.
Since the beginning of the year, when top Oscar nominees received a Haze vaporizer in their prize gift bags, the vape industry has finally begun to come into its own.
Science crowdfunding startup Walacea is helping Madrid’s MedicalCannabis Bike Tour to raise the final €85,000 it needs to conduct an independent clinical trial into the effect of cannabinoids on brain tumours.
According to a study conducted by Dr. Marcel Olde Rikkert at the Radboud University Medical Center, medical cannabis may not help alleviate common behavioral symptoms that affect those afflicted with dementia.
A new study has suggested that alcohol is riskier than pretty much all other illicit drugs, and as readers of MJINews might have guessed, marijuana has the least risk, by a long shot.
Several months ago, sensational headlines rocked the marijuana debate as findings from a scientific study seemed to indicate that marijuana shrinks the brain of heavy users.
Have you ever heard of ebbu before? Until a week ago, I hadn’t either, and I make it my business to keep my ear pretty low to the ground on such things.
Heliospectra specializes in intelligent LED lighting systems for plant science and horticulture applications.
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 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.
Good Chemistry is a dispensary that maintains a corporate mission driven by four core principles: science, access, dignity and compassion.
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.