Cannabis
Utah moves to scrap state-run pot dispensary system  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Utah legislators are moving to scrap a planned state-run medical marijuana dispensary system after county attorneys said it would put public employees at risk of being prosecuted under federal drug laws. more
Utah scraps state-run dispensary system for medical cannabis  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Utah legislators are drafting a bill that would scrap a planned state-run medical cannabis dispensary system after facing mounting pressure from county attorneys who said the system put public employees at risk... more
Mexican marijuana traffickers are poisoning California forests with a banned pesticide, officials say  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
California law enforcement has learned that Mexican drug traffickers are using a dangerous pesticide banned in the United States to grow marijuana... more
New cannabis-based drug shows promise for pancreatic cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Cancer of the pancreas is a particularly deadly cancer, claiming over 90% of its victims within 5 years from diagnosis. It resists most standard therapies, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy and... more
UNM researchers find strong evidence that cannabis can significantly alleviate pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Using the largest database of real-time recordings of the effects of common and commercially available cannabis products in the United States, researchers at The University of... more
Cannabis flower is an effective mid-level analgesic medication for pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Using the largest database of real-time recordings of the effects of common and commercially available cannabis products in the United States, researchers found strong evidence that cannabis can... more
'The Hemp and CBD Expo' returns to Birmingham on September 14-15th, 2019  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The UK’s first Hemp & CBD Trade Show returns to Birmingham, welcoming 8000+ visitors. more
Spending on illicit drugs in US nears $150 billion annually  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Spending on cannabis, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine fluctuated between $120 billion and $145 billion each year from 2006 to 2016, rivaling what Americans spend each year on alcohol,... more
Depression, marijuana use, and alcohol abuse raise relapse risk among former smokers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The prevalence of depression, cannabis use, and alcohol abuse increased among former smokers from 2005 to 2016 in the U.S., according to a new... more
‘The system is swamped.’ Canada can’t keep up with requests to study cannabis  Science Magazine · 4 days
Nearly 1 year after cannabis legalization, Canadian scientists bemoan long waits for research licenses more
Grower: 5,000 in Louisiana medical marijuana program so far  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Two weeks after Louisiana patients started receiving medical marijuana, pharmacies haven't reported any supply chain problems and the program appears to be going smoothly more
‘The system is swamped.’ Canada can't keep up with requests to study cannabis  Science Magazine · 5 days
Nearly a year after cannabis legalization, Canadian scientists bemoan long waits for research licenses (edited) more
Cannabis-related poison control calls for children doubled after medical marijuana became legal  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
After medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, cannabis-related poison control calls involving the commonwealth's children and teenagers doubled, according to a public health investigation... more
Cannabis-related poison control calls for Massachusetts kids doubled after medical pot legalized  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
After medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, cannabis-related poison control calls involving the commonwealth's children and teenagers doubled, according to a public health investigation. more
Hidden in plain sight: California illegal pot market booming  ABC NEWS · 1 week
California's struggling legal cannabis industry is expected to grow next year to $3.1 billion, but it remains far outmatched by the state's thriving illegal market more
Mexico high court to Health officials: Regulate medical pot  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Mexico's Supreme Court has ordered the country's Health Department to set regulations complying with a law allowing medical use of marijuana and derivatives more
Engineered collagen-binding serum albumin as a drug conjugate carrier for cancer therapy  Science Magazine · 1 week
Serum albumin (SA) is used as a carrier to deliver cytotoxic agents to tumors via passive targeting. To further improve SA’s tumor targeting capacity,... more
Marijuana-alcohol combo more risky in many ways, finds new study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
With both marijuana and alcohol being legal in the US, researchers have found that an increasing proportion of people are using both drugs in combination. However, this is... more
Fatty foods increase CBD absorption, finds new research  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
With both marijuana and alcohol being legal in the US, researchers have found that an increasing proportion of people are using both drugs in combination. However, this is a risky thing to... more
Alcohol and marijuana use may increase risk of heavy drinking  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
As the legalization of medical marijuana and marijuana use are both on the rise in the United States, people are not necessarily using alcohol less and may be... more
Marijuana may boost risky effects of drinking alcohol  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Compared to people who only drank alcohol, those who used alcohol and marijuana simultaneously were more likely to drink heavier and more often, according to researchers. They were also more likely to... more
High fat foods can increase oral cannabidiol absorption into the body  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers compared CBD absorption in patients on an empty stomach versus a standardized fatty breakfast. more
Using cannabis and opioids for pain increases mental health issues  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Opioid misuse has become a significant public health problem. Despite efforts to control its use, opioid is still the most widely prescribed class of medicines. Now, a new... more
Effects of edible marijuana studied in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers have studied the effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC in food albeit in mice. THC is the main component that causes the psychological features seen with use of marijuana. Laboratory mice were given dough... more
Adults who combine opioids and cannabis have more mental health issues  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A researcher from the University of Houston has found that adults who take prescription opioids for severe pain are more likely to have increased anxiety, depression... more
Adults who mix cannabis with opioids for pain report higher anxiety, depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Not a good mix: A researcher has found that adults who combine prescription opioids for severe pain and cannabis report elevated anxiety and depression... more
New study looks at health effects of eating marijuana  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers have conducted a study in which mice voluntarily ate a dough containing THC, the primary psychoactive component in marijuana. more
Depression is the single largest driver of substance use in pregnant women  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
It is well known that tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use during pregnancy are associated with poor birth outcomes, yet many women continue to use... more
Cannabis' effects on brain neurochemistry  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study provides the first evidence of a blunted response to stress-induced dopamine signaling in the brain's prefrontal cortex in individuals at high risk for psychosis who regularly used cannabis. more
Marijuana legalization reduces opioid deaths  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study finds that marijuana access leads to reductions in opioid-related deaths. more
Marijuana access leads to reductions in opioid-related deaths, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new Economic Inquiry study finds that marijuana access leads to reductions in opioid-related deaths more
New study explores the effects of cannabis on brain neurochemistry  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new Addiction Biology study provides the first evidence of a blunted response to stress-induced dopamine signaling in the brain's prefrontal cortex in individuals at high risk for... more
Thai health ministry receives cannabis oil for medical use  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Thailand's health ministry has received its first batch of legal medical marijuana to be distributed in state-run hospitals more
After years of waiting, medical marijuana sold in Louisiana  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A Marine veteran struggling with PTSD and a woman fighting cancer became some of the first people to purchase medical marijuana in Louisiana on Tuesday, as the state became the... more
The Latest: Louisiana launches medical marijuana  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A Louisiana military veteran who suffers from PTSD and other combat-related issues says it's "incredible" that he's finally able to legally buy medical marijuana in his home state more
2019 Cannabis Science Conference West celebrity plenary session announcement  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The CSC Events team is thrilled to announce that Amazon John Easterling with special guest, Olivia Newton-John will be joining us as our 2019 Cannabis Science Conference West Plenary Speakers.... more
Louisiana launching medical marijuana after years of waiting  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Louisiana is becoming the first Deep South state to dispense medical marijuana, four years after state lawmakers agreed to give patients access to therapeutic cannabis more
Medical News Today: Could a cannabis substance replace opioid pain relievers?  MNT · 3 weeks
Canada-based scientists have finally discovered how the cannabis plant produces molecules that may relieve pain without the risk of addiction. more
Study finds more edible pot among Colorado teen users  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
New research has found some Colorado teenagers who use marijuana are shifting away from smoking it in favor of edible products more
Patterns of substance use and co-use by adolescents  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Using in-depth interviews with adolescents (16-19 years of age) who used alcohol and marijuana, this study examines the role that social and physical contexts play in adolescent decision-making about simultaneous use of... more
U of A students look to cut plastic waste with hemp-based feminine hygiene products  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Every year, millions of plastic-lined feminine hygiene products wind up in Canadian landfills, destined to decompose over hundreds of years. more
If you smoke pot, your anesthesiologist needs to know  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
When Colorado legalized marijuana, it became a pioneer in creating new policies to deal with the drug. more
Convention on Biological Diversity adopts indicator to track conservation of useful plants  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership officially adopted in July a new indicator to track progress on the conservation of thousands of economically and culturally important... more
Medical marijuana cleared for release to Louisiana patients  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Medical marijuana is expected to start reaching select dispensaries in Louisiana on Tuesday, after the state agriculture department completed final testing and cleared therapeutic cannabis for release to patients more
Utah's medical pot distribution, growing plans face scrutiny  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Utah officials preparing to launch the state's medical marijuana program next year face mounting pressure from county attorneys to scrap plans for a state-run dispensary system and lingering scrutiny from companies rejected... more
Medical News Today: FDA warn company about illegally marketing CBD products  MNT · 3 weeks
FDA have issued a letter to Curaleaf, warning the company about misleading the public with 'unsubstantiated claims' concerning the benefits of CBD. more
Medical News Today: Binge drinking affects 1 in 10 older adults in the US  MNT · 3 weeks
New research finds that binge drinking affects 10.6% of U.S. older adults. Men and cannabis users are among those most... more
The Latest: Utah dismisses protests by marijuana firms  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Utah has dismissed appeals from six companies that were denied licenses to grow medical marijuana for the state and argued the state chose unqualified companies more
Utah rethinks medical pot distribution plan amid pressure  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Several county attorneys are pressuring Utah to scrap its plans for a state-run medical marijuana dispensary system, arguing the system would put public employees at risk of being prosecuted under federal drug... more
Is marijuana a depressant? What to know  MNT · 3 weeks
Marijuana can act as a depressant, stimulant, and hallucinogen. Learn more about the effects of each type of drug here. We also cover the risks and side effects. more
Medical News Today: Is marijuana a depressant? What to know  MNT · 3 weeks
Marijuana can act as a depressant, stimulant, and hallucinogen. Learn more about the effects of each type of drug here. We also cover the risks and side effects. more
Antioxidant compound from soybeans may prevent marijuana-induced blood vessel damage  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Marijuana exposure damages cells of the inner lining of blood vessels throughout the heart and vascular system. In studies with human cells and arteries from mice, a compound... more
Restek adds cannabidivarin to its selection of cannabis reference standards  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Cannabis strains with high levels of cannabidiol (CBD) typically have higher levels of cannabidivarin as well, but accurate quantitation of both compounds for potency and strain ID is... more
Medical News Today: A comparison of CBD and THC  MNT · 4 weeks
CBD is a nonpsychoactive component of marijuana that has uses in treating several conditions. THC is the psychoactive component in marijuana and has other uses. Learn more here. more
Marijuana dispensary owner arrested for meth sales  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The owner of a medical marijuana dispensary in eastern Oklahoma is accused of selling methamphetamine from his business more
Researchers harness the pain-relief properties of cannabis to develop new pain killers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The cannabis plant produces pain-relieving molecules that are 30x more effective than aspirin. Researchers are now working on a plant-based pain killer. more
Oklahoma marijuana dispensary owner arrested for meth sales  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The owner of a medical marijuana dispensary in eastern Oklahoma is accused of selling methamphetamine from his business more
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