Cannabis
Creating a physical and genetic map of Cannabis sativa  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Scientists have developed a physical and genetic map of Cannabis sativa to facilitate further investigation into the genetic and molecular mechanisms exhibited by this plant. more
Metabolic engineering of cannabinoids – are we there yet?  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
There has recently been a surge in research into the biosynthetic pathways of cannabinoids and the potential for commercialized metabolic engineering. more
Cannabis use has increased and shifted from illicit market, research reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new article published by researchers from University of Puget Sound and University of Washington reports that, based on analysis of public wastewater samples in at... more
Marijuana industry sets environmental, ethical goals  ABC NEWS · 1 day
An alliance of large marijuana businesses in the growing global marketplace says they are good corporate citizens more
Gene associated with increased risk of cannabis abuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
New research from the Danish psychiatric project, iPSYCH, shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor... more
Marijuana industry aims at environmental, ethical goals  ABC NEWS · 1 day
An alliance of large marijuana businesses in the growing global marketplace says they are good corporate citizens more
Marijuana use increases, shifts away from illegal market  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new article reports that, based on analysis of public wastewater samples in at least one Western Washington population center, cannabis use both increased and substantially shifted from the illicit market since... more
Gene linked to cannabis abuse  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor in the brain, and people with low amounts of this receptor have... more
Youth living in neighborhoods of medical marijuana dispensaries use them more frequently  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Young adults who live in neighborhoods with more medical marijuana dispensaries use marijuana more frequently than their peers and have more-positive views about the... more
Canada drug store chain to use blockchain to trace cannabis  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Canada's biggest drug store chain said Monday it plans to use blockchain technology to trace the source of the cannabis it distributes, as part of an effort to... more
Growers hope standards bring order to hemp industry 'mess'  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A unit of wheat is called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century. But hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so new... more
Pass The Brazier: Early Evidence Of Cannabis Smoking Found On Chinese Artifacts  NPR · 5 days
Humans have been smoking pot to get high since the first millennium B.C. Archaeologists have found early evidence of cannabis use from wooden bowls... more
Growers hope standards bring order to hemp industry 'mess'  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A new global hemp research lab in Oregon is part of a movement to create a national infrastructure around hemp as the market explodes more
Framework forms around fledgling US hemp industry  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A new global hemp research lab in Oregon will offer a certification program that will tell farmers whether the hemp seeds they're buying are the real deal more
Good hemp seed or 'garbage'? Growers say standards needed  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A unit of wheat is called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century. But hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so new... more
Good hemp seed or 'garbage'? Growers say standards needed  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A new global hemp research lab in Oregon joins a national review board and seed certification programs as the first stabs at standardizing the quickly growing U.S. hemp industry more
New Oregon lab, seed certification bring standards to hemp  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A unit of wheat is a called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century. But hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so... more
New Oregon lab, seed certification bring standards to hemp  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A global hemp research lab announced this week in Oregon, coupled with a nascent national review board and new seed certification programs are the first stabs at standardizing the newly... more
Differences in brain systems for habitual behavior distinguish heavy cannabis users  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A shift from brain systems controlling reward-driven use to habit-driven use differentiates heavy cannabis users who are addicted to the drug from users who aren't, according... more
Formation of habitual use drives cannabis addiction  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A shift from brain systems controlling reward-driven use to habit-driven use differentiates heavy cannabis users who are addicted to the drug from users who aren't, according to a new study. The findings help explain... more
Dude! Smoking-hot evidence found of earliest cannabis use 2,500 years ago - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Scientists discover some of the earliest clear evidence that people used cannabis as a psychoactive drug. more
Origins of cannabis smoking  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A chemical residue study of incense burners from ancient burials at high elevations in western China has revealed psychoactive cannabinoids. The finding provides some of the earliest evidence for the use of cannabis for its psychoactive compounds. more
High levels of THC found at ancient Chinese cemetery site  CBC · 1 week
Marijuana chemical residue has been found in incense burners apparently used during funerary rites at a... more
People Smoked Pot to Get High at Least 2,500 Years Ago  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Getting high on marijuana may not be a modern pastime, as archaeologists have found the earliest clear evidence to date that people were smoking cannabis for... more
Signs of ritual pot smoking found in ancient Chinese graves  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Archaeologists unearth evidence of ritual marijuana smoking in 2,500-year-old graveyard in western China more
The origins of cannabis smoking: Marijuana use in the first millennium BC  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Cannabis has been cultivated for millennia in East Asia as an oil-seed and fibre crop. Little is known, however, about the early use and... more
Case study: Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome in a patient with ALS  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
This case study of a patient with ALS and symptoms of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome emphasizes the need for research into the use of medicinal cannabis. more
AP analysis: Legal pot for all takes a toll on medical users  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Data compiled by The Associated Press shows medical marijuana programs in states that have them take a hit when pot becomes legal for all more
Researchers find lower opioid prescriptions rates in states that implemented medical cannabis laws  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Using data from privately-insured adults, new findings from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston revealed that there is a lower... more
AP analysis: Broad legalization takes toll on medical pot  ABC NEWS · 1 week
"A massive exodus": An Associated Press data analysis finds that medical marijuana programs in states that have them shrink when pot becomes legal for all. more
Medical marijuana grower catches fire; cause not clear  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A medical marijuana growing facility caught fire in Maine, sending smoke into the sky and drawing firefighters from several surrounding departments more
AP analysis: Broad legalization cuts into medical marijuana  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Pot paradox: AP review finds marijuana's broad legalization can deliver a big hit to existing medical cannabis programs. more
New case study about cannabis hyperemesis syndrome in palliative care  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The medical use of cannabis is growing. Medical marijuana may improve symptoms including pain and anorexia. While it may improve nausea and vomiting, it can rarely cause a... more
Strong family and school connections help prevent transgender youth from substance use  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Strong family and school connections are helping prevent transgender youth from smoking cigarettes and using marijuana, even among those targeted by violence. more
AP analysis: Medical pot takes hit when weed legal for all  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Existing medical marijuana programs take a hit when states legalize cannabis for all adults, an Associated Press analysis found more
Medical marijuana does not reduce opioid deaths  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Legalizing medical marijuana does not reduce the rate of fatal opioid overdoses, according to researchers. more
Medical pot laws no answer for US opioid deaths, study finds  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths more
Medical News Today: Almond, hemp, oat, soy, and cow's milk: Which is best?  MNT · 1 week
As plant-based alternative milks grow increasingly popular, it can help to know how they compare nutritionally. Find out in this article. more
As CBD booms, Facebook is quietly cracking down on ads  THE VERGE · 1 week
The social media giant doesn’t let you promote posts featuring CBD — and now there’s a lawsuit... more
Bridging the Gaps to Advance Research in the Cannabis Industry  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In this interview, Joshua Crossney outlines his talk at Pittcon 2019, aimed to bring together analytical scientists with the medical cannabis community to bridge the gaps and advance... more
Video: Could you fail a drug test by taking CBD?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound produced by the marijuana plant that seems to be everywhere these days. Maybe you've even been asked if you'd like it... more
US struggles to keep up as hemp industry grows  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
U.S. hemp production is soaring, but government oversight hasn't kept up, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. The... more
Research on cannabis use in women limited, finds new study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study from the University of York shows that research into the association of psychosis with cannabis focuses almost completely on men users, significantly limiting our knowledge... more
Women underrepresented in cannabis psychosis research, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Research at the University of York has shown that women are underrepresented in research into links between cannabis and psychosis, which could limit understanding of the impact of the drug. more
New Jersey seeks applicants for new medical marijuana firms  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
New Jersey is seeking applicants to operate up to 108 new medical marijuana businesses more
As CBD Oils Become More Popular, The FDA Considers Whether To Set New Rules  NPR · 3 weeks
The marijuana extract is touted as a way to ease anxiety and inflammation despite limited science, and the industry has... more
US holds CBD hearing as fans, sellers await legal clarity  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
US regulators hold hearing on CBD as fans, sellers await legal clarity more
Can a game-based impairment app tell if you’re stoned? Not always, we found  Global News · 3 weeks
A Toronto woman took three THC gel caps and tried an impairment-testing app based on video games. The results were a surprise. more
Marijuana use among older adults increasing rapidly  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Cannabis use among older adults is growing faster than any other age group but many report barriers to getting medical marijuana, a lack of communication with their doctors and a lingering stigma attached to the drug,... more
This longtime cannabis investor has funded Pax and Juul, among others; here’s her approach  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
If you’re a cannabis investor or a founder working on a cannabis-related startup, you’ve probably heard of Poseidon Asset Management.... more
Cannabis use among older adults rising rapidly  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Cannabis use among older adults is growing faster than any other age group but many report barriers to getting medical marijuana, a lack of communication with their doctors and a lingering stigma attached to... more
Google Play cracks down on marijuana apps, loot boxes and more  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
On Wednesday, Google rolled out new policies around kids’ apps on Google Play following an FTC complaint claiming a lack of attention to app’s compliance with... more
Medical News Today: Synthetic CBD may be a safe treatment for seizures  MNT · 3 weeks
A nonintoxicating, synthetic CBD that is not easy to convert to THC and comprises inexpensive, noncannabis ingredients treated seizures safely in rats. more
Google Bans Apps That Facilitate Sale of Marijuana  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Google on Wednesday banned apps on its app store that facilitate the sale of marijuana or related products, as part of a change to its content policy. more
Illinois advances legalized pot after home growing settled  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The Illinois House voted to legalize recreational marijuana after resolving a dispute over whether to allow people to grow a few pot plants for personal use. more
The Latest: Ill. Senate OKs legal pot after home grow shift  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Restrictions on home cultivation have helped marijuana legalization win Illinois Senate approval more
Genetic analysis of cannabis is here  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Research could provide government regulators with powerful new tools for addressing a bevy of commercial claims and other concerns as non-medical marijuana, hemp and CBD products become more commonplace. The new analysis of the genetic and... more
OK to smoke, not to grow? States wrestle with homegrown pot  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Illinois lawmakers working to legalize recreational marijuana have hit a potential snag: whether to allow people to grow a few pot plants for personal use more
Google bans marijuana delivery companies from selling weed directly through their apps  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Google has added a rule banning apps that “facilitate” the sale of marijuana — whether they’re operating legally or not — but the company... more
Researchers tease out genetic differences between cannabis strains  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Research from Washington State University could provide government regulators with powerful new tools for addressing a bevy of commercial claims and other concerns as non-medical marijuana, hemp and CBD products become more... more
Study evaluates simultaneous use of alcohol and marijuana among college students  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Simultaneous use of alcohol and marijuana is riskier than using either substance alone, because their effects can interact and cause excessive depression of the central nervous... more
Synthetic CBD alternative effectively treats seizures in rats  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A synthetic, non-intoxicating analogue of cannabidiol is effective in treating seizures in rats, according to research by chemists at the University of California, Davis. more
TSA allows passengers to bring drug derived from marijuana  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The Transportation Security Administration has changed its cannabis policy to allow passengers to bring some forms CBD oil and an FDA-approved drug derived from marijuana more
Synthetic version of CBD treats seizures in rats  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A synthetic, non-intoxicating analogue of cannabidiol (CBD) is effective in treating seizures in rats, according to research by chemists. The synthetic CBD alternative is easier to purify than a plant extract, eliminates... more
Long-term effects of cannabis on the adolescent brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
About one in five Canadian adolescents uses cannabis (19% of Canadians aged 15-19), and its recent legalization across the country warrants investigation into the consequence of this use on the developing brain.... more
Growing up high: Neurobiological consequences of adolescent cannabis use  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
About one in five Canadian adolescents uses cannabis. Neuroscientists have been researching the effects of cannabis on the adolescent brain. Adolescence is associated with the maturation of cognitive functions, such... more
Marijuana use episodes among couples increase likelihood of intimacy events  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Marijuana use episodes among couples who frequently use the drug increase the likelihood of experiencing intimacy events, according to the results of a University at Buffalo-led study. more
Study results suggest cannabis originated in the Tibetan Plateau  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A trio of researchers with the University of Vermont, Middlebury College and the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China, has found evidence that suggests cannabis originated in the Tibetan Plateau. In... more
Cannabis could help people with opioid addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study has shown that cannabidiol or CBD, found in cannabis, could help people with opioid use disorder or addiction. CBD can help reduce the symptoms of craving among addicts when on withdrawal... more
CBD and CBD Oil: What Is It and Does It Really Work?  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
CBD has become remarkably popular in recent years. But is it the cure-all people think it is? more
Can CBD Reduce Cravings And Stress In Opioid Users?  NPR · 4 weeks
Researchers wanted to know if CBD can help people who are former opioid users resist relapse. Their double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial suggests CBD can help reduce stress and cravings. more
CBD May Reduce Drug Cravings in People with Heroin Addiction, Small Study Finds  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
A small study suggests that the marijuana compound cannabidiol (CBD) may reduce cravings in those with heroin addiction. more
CBD clinical trial results on seizure frequency in dogs 'encouraging'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Promising and exciting. Those are the words used by Dr. Stephanie McGrath to describe findings from a pilot study to assess the use of cannabidiol, or CBD, for... more
CBD clinical trial results on seizure frequency in dogs 'encouraging'  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists have found in a small study that 89 percent of dogs who received CBD in the clinical trial had a reduction in the frequency of seizures. Nine... more
Cannabidiol reduces cue-induced craving and anxiety in individuals with history of heroin abuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Cannabidiol reduced cue-induced craving and anxiety in individuals with a history of heroin abuse, suggesting a potential role for it in helping... more
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