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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.

New York Governor Calls for Feasibility Study to Examine Legalizing Marijuana

New York Governor Calls for Feasibility Study to Examine Legalizing Marijuana

Could New York become the next state to legalize recreational marijuana? On Jan. 16, 2018, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his proposed FY 2019 state budget, which includes funding for the creation of a feasibility study aimed at understanding the social, health, and criminal justice impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in the state.

VA Says It Won't Study Medical Marijuana's Effect on Veterans

VA Says It Won’t Study Medical Marijuana’s Effect on Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will not conduct research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, as veterans groups are pushing for the use of the drug as an alternative to opioids and anti-depressants.

Pot-Smoking on the Rise Among U.S. Pregnant Women

Pot-Smoking on the Rise Among U.S. Pregnant Women

More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety — and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age.

Study: Canadian Cannabis Consumption Was Worth Billions in 2015

Study: Canadian Cannabis Consumption Was Worth Billions in 2015

As a means of understanding the pre-legalization landscape of Canada, Statistics Canada has released an Economic Insights study on Canadian cannabis consumption, estimating the number of consumers and the volume of their consumption by examining data from 1960-2015.

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Impact of Medical Marijuana Laws on Teen Substance Use Differs by Grade

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A study assessing the impact of medical marijuana laws (MML) on adolescent substance use has found decreased use of all substances among 8th graders, no change among 10th graders and increased non-medical use of prescription opioids and cigarette use among 12th graders, following MML enactment.

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.

New Hampshire Legalization Bill Rejected by House Criminal Justice Committee

New Hampshire Legalization Bill Rejected by House Criminal Justice Committee

New Hampshire legalization will have to wait for at least one more year. On Nov. 14, 2017, the state House Criminal Justice Committee voted to reject House Bill 656, a bill that aimed to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.

Maryland Black Caucus Plans to Address Racial Diversity in Medical Cannabis Industry

Maryland Black Caucus Plans to Address Racial Diversity in Medical Cannabis Industry

In an effort to increase racial diversity in the state’s medical cannabis industry, the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus has announced plans to introduce a bill during the next legislative session that would award additional medical cannabis licenses to businesses owned by African-Americans.

Israel Wants to Start Exporting Its Cannabis Around the World

Israel Wants to Start Exporting Its Cannabis Around the World

When Asi Naim, a severely autistic Israeli boy, started smacking his head against the wall and hurting himself in other ways, his parents tried every kind of psychiatric drug to calm him. Nothing worked. Then Asi entered a cannabis-based research program at Jerusalem’s Shaarei Zedek hospital.

John Chiang and Cannabis Banking and Lack of Banking

Treasurer Chiang Releases Recommendations to Address Lack of Banking for Cannabis Industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – State Treasurer John Chiang today released a report outlining steps California can take to address the lack of banking services that force much of the cannabis industry to operate in cash.

Colorado Leads Country in Hemp Production, a Growing Field

Colorado Leads Country in Hemp Production, a Growing Field

Dispensaries might get all the attention, but hemp farmers are getting the acreage – 23,343 acres, to be exact, according to a new study by Vote Hemp, an organization dedicated to advancing the industrial hemp industry. And which state is leading the pack? Colorado, by far.

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Aclara Research Continues to Lead the Cannabis Industry with Release of Latest Study

CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Aclara Research, a leader in the development of patient and consumer insights within the cannabis industry, today released the preliminary results of their latest study examining patient usage of medical cannabis and the impact on prescription opioid usage.

Virginia Lawmaker Preparing Bill for Marijuana Decriminalization

Virginia Lawmaker Preparing Bill for Marijuana Decriminalization

A Virginia lawmaker says he’s working on a bill to decriminalize marijuana. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that Senate majority leader Tommy Norment does not support full legalization of the drug. But the Republican said possessing it would be a civil offense subject to a ticket or a fine.

This Will Be the Largest Study on How Marijuana Affects HIV Symptoms

This Will Be the Largest Study on How Marijuana Affects HIV Symptoms

While some data has been collected on how marijuana affects HIV symptoms, there has yet to be a large-scale study on the topic; however, researchers at the University of Florida are getting ready to change that.

Sen. Orrin Hatch Makes the Case for Medicinal Marijuana

Sen. Orrin Hatch Makes the Case for Medicinal Marijuana

In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday morning, Senator Orrin Hatch made the case for medical marijuana. During the hearing Hatch questioned U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about a path forward for marijuana research.

Michigan University Could Be First Offering Marijuana-Based Curriculum

Michigan University Could Be First Offering Marijuana-Based Curriculum

A Michigan college is believed to be the first in the nation to offer up a marijuana-based undergraduate curriculum. If you’re ready for a joke about “Pot University” or class times at 4:20 p.m. you’re likely not the caliber of student cut out for the classes — as the professors linked to the program at Northern Michigan University explain: this is a tough course load.

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.

46% of Canadians Would Try Cannabis Edibles If Available in the Legal Market

Study: Nearly 46% of Canadians Would Buy Cannabis Edibles If Available Legally

While Canada is planning to delay the roll out of recreational cannabis edibles for regulatory reasons, it may give stakeholders the added benefit of having extra time to master their formulations for what may become a booming market segment.

Legalized Cannabis May Be a Windfall for McDonald's and Taco Bell

Legalized Cannabis May Be a Windfall for McDonald’s and Taco Bell

The munchies are driving up fast-food sales in states where marijuana is legal. Cannabis has been shown to increase users’ appetite, sending many customers of legalized dispensaries to fast-food chains.

Legalization of Retail Marijuana in Colorado Had Positive Impact on Property Values in Denver

MADISON, Wisc., Sept. 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In November of 2012, twelve years after legalizing medical marijuana, Colorado voters approved a measure to legalize recreational marijuana use. The state adopted a model that allowed only existing marijuana dispensaries to convert to retail establishments.

Report: California Cannabis Taxes to Keep Black Market Cannabis Alive

Report: California Cannabis Taxes to Keep Black Market Cannabis Alive

As the Golden State readies for the rollout of recreational cannabis on Jan. 1, 2018, some are preparing for a windfall of revenue from California cannabis taxes and others are preparing to continue competing with the black market.

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Steep Hill Study Provides Evidence of Substantial Pesticide Contamination in California Cannabis Clones

BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Steep Hill Labs, Inc., the global industry leader in cannabis testing and analytics, today released a study, entitled “Study of Pesticides in Cannabis Plant Clones” (see http://landing.steephill.com/cleanclones for the full white paper) which shows that – whether through direct use or via cross-contamination – the presence of pesticides in the California cannabis supply is endemic and can be sourced to the persistent presence of pesticides in clones.

Study Finds Up to One-Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Marijuana

ATLANTA, GA, Sept. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new study conducted in a cancer center in a state with legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana found that approximately one-quarter of surveyed patients used marijuana in the past year, mostly for physical and psychological symptoms.

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UMass Amherst Health Researchers Launch Baseline Survey of Marijuana Use in Massachusetts

AMHERST, Mass., Sept. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As Massachusetts prepares to begin sales of recreational marijuana in 2018, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), in collaboration with the UMass Donahue Institute and staff at the state Department of Public Health (DPH), have begun a one-year baseline study to assess the level of marijuana use before legal, recreational sales go into effect.

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.

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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.

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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Tetra Bio-Pharma’s Clinical Research Partner, Altasciences, offers Innovative Cannabis Research Solutions

OTTAWA, Ontario, Aug. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:TBP) (OTCQB:TBPMF) and Altasciences are pleased to share that they are in the final stages of completing the world’s first safety and tolerability study on a cannabis extract being developed as a new chemical entity for approval by the FDA and Health Canada as a drug.

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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.


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