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Marijuana Science

Medical Cannabis Patient Advocacy Group Partners With University Of Maryland

On Thursday, June 22nd, the Patient Focused Certification (PFC) Training Program will unveil its new training platform on the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy’s online learning platform. The partnership between PFC and the School of Pharmacy’s Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions (CIPS) is directed toward medical cannabis businesses to […]

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Marijuana Science

Is CBD Psychoactive? Yes and No

If CBD is always called non-psychoactive, why does a top expert in the cannabinoid field say this a misconception? Cannabidiol (CBD) is referred to as a “non-psychoactive” cannabinoid just about everywhere it is mentioned. However, Dr. Ethan Russo, a long-time cannabinoid researcher, has recently said that this isn’t actually the […]

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Marijuana Science

Your DNA Can Determine Whether You Pass a Drug Test

Countless people spend money on products to pass a urine drug test for cannabis. They don’t know that whether they will pass is already written in their DNA. I recently covered a scientific study on how your genes affect your sensitivity to cannabis. It explained how a variant at a specific place […]

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Marijuana Science

Research On Youth Marijuana Use And ER Visits In Colorado

At the 2017 meeting of Pediatric Academic Societies in San Francisco, researchers revealed a study they carried out on the admission of children (ages 13 to 21) to hospital emergency rooms in Colorado. The study, entitled Impact of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado on Adolescent Emergency Visits, showed a dramatic increase […]

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Cannabis Activism

Oregon Marijuana Testing Still Controversial

As cannabis (and medical cannabis) legalization moves further into the American mainstream, states coming online are looking to established protocols and best practices in the industry after which to model new regulations. As I speak with cannabis colleagues across the country, one question I hear repeatedly is, “What is Oregon […]

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Marijuana Legalization

The Dräger 5000 Cannot Prove Marijuana DUI

One of the biggest concerns about marijuana reform is what effect, if any, it will have on public roadways. Marijuana opponents try very hard to convince the American public and elected officials that immediately following marijuana reform there will be an inevitable stoned driver epidemic the likes of which is […]