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Medical Marijuana

Another Study Shows CBD Reduces Seizure Frequency

The oral administration of CBD (cannabidiol) reduces seizure frequency in children with intractable epilepsy, according to placebo-controlled, randomized trial data published in The New England Journal of Medicine. A team of investigators from the United States and England evaluated the effects of pharmaceutically standardized cannabidiol extracts (aka Epidiolex) versus placebo […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Legislation To Protect Lawful Marijuana Activity Passes California State Assembly

California Sends Signal to Washington to Stay Out of State-Sanctioned Marijuana Policies and Laws Last night, the California State Assembly passed legislation that would prohibit state and local agencies from using resources to assist federal law enforcement authorities with marijuana enforcement against people in compliance with California state law. The […]

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Marijuana Studies

Study Shows Cannabis Does Not Lead To An Increase In Psychotic Symptoms

There exists “minimal evidence” in support of an association between cannabis use by itself and the onset of psychotic symptoms in young people, according to data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Investigators from the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry assessed the relationship between […]

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Marijuana Business

Minority Communities Cannot Be Left Out Of The ‘Green Rush’

It seems like every time I look at news on my phone, or I am scrolling through social media, there is a new story about the cannabis industry’s growth. The numbers involved are astounding. The legal cannabis industry in America sold over $6.7 billion dollars worth of cannabis last year. Considering […]

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Medical Marijuana

Trump Veterans Secretary Notes Medical Cannabis’ Potential

In a press briefing today, U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin noted medical marijuana’s potential to help military veterans. Tom Angell, founder and chairman of Marijuana Majority, released the following statement: “These comments, coming from a medical doctor at the highest levels of the federal government, seriously undercut the attorney […]

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Marijuana Legalization

How Many States Will Legalize Marijuana This Year?

By Phillip Smith In the euphoric aftermath of marijuana legalization victories in California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada last November, the marijuana blogosphere was alive with predictions about which states would be next to free the weed. Extract listed 10 states, MerryJane went big with 14 states, the Joint Blog listed […]

Marijuana Legalization

NORML: Steve Cook Should NOT Be Addressing Marijuana Policy

In response to the Department of Justice detailing Steve Cook to address marijuana policy, Justin Strekal, Political Director for NORML stated: “Steve Cook and Jeff Sessions are advocating for the failed policies of the “Just Say No” era — policies that resulted in the arrests of millions of otherwise law abiding citizens […]

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Marijuana Business

Health Canada Is Improving Medical Marijuana Application Process

Health Canada is introducing several improvements to its medical cannabis program that aim to streamline the application process for issuing production licenses and enable increased production under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). Health Canada has drawn on nearly four years of experience to identify measures that […]