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Neuroscience: The Study and Application of Cannabis Medicines

By Allan Frankel, MD<br>GreenBridge Medical<p>The beginning of neuroscience is considered to have started around 1700BC when the first writings making …

Breast Cancer

What's Worse for Your Brain — Alcohol or Marijuana?

Alcohol may take a greater toll on the brain than marijuana does, especially for teens, a new study finds.<p>Specifically, researchers found that …

Global biotech rankings - Measuring biotech innovation in 50+ countries

Measuring Global Biotechnology Innovation<p>Why measure global biotechnology?<p>The scope of biotechnology is broad and impacts economies, policies, and …

Foreign Policy

2018 Global life sciences outlook

With the evolving industrialization of life sciences, companies need to embrace the exponential changes in technology to change the way they work, …

Life Sciences

The US cannabis industry is growing insanely fast — there are now more legal cannabis workers than dental hygienists

The legal cannabis industry is posting some eye-popping job-growth numbers.<p>The total number of job postings for the cannabis industry increased by 445% in 2017, as a host of states — including Nevada and Massachusetts— legalized the plant for adult consumption. That's up from just 18% growth in …

Cannabis

13 of the Best CBD Products We're Obsessed With — You Need to Try These ASAP

Whether you want to sleep better, relieve chronic anxiety, or reduce pain and inflammation, CBD is a natural wonder. And if you're not already as obsessed as we are with this plant-based supplement, we guarantee you will be soon. Try any of these marvelous products — from edible goodies to topical …

Anti-aging

California Makes Marijuana a Wellness Industry

In a state heavily invested in optimizing personal experience, cannabis offers a new path to sublime good health.<p>By the time recreational marijuana usage became legal in California, on New Year’s Day, the government’s official permission seemed, for many Californians, like a belated, nearly …

Which city in the world has the cheapest cannabis – and the most expensive?

A new survey of the cost of buying marijuana in 120 cities around the world suggests it is most expensive in Asia – but not necessarily cheaper in those cities where it is legal<p>The highly variable cost of cannabis in cities around the globe indicates that prices do not necessarily come down with …

Price Index

Beauty’s New High: CBD Oil

Now that nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana, and with many other states with varying latitudes of access, cannabis has gotten a whole lot more sophisticated. And the beauty business is not about to miss out.<p>Cannabis-derived ingredients feel trendy, and …

How Topical Marijuana Can Save Your Skin (And Hair And Body)

CBD ointments are here to make you feel good on the outside.<p>Allow me to introduce you to "marijuana," a psychoactive plant you probably haven't heard about because it isn't legal everywhere in the United States. (If you live in Maine, in Massachusetts, or along the Pacific seaboard, feel free to …

CBD

Marijuana-based anti-seizure drug could hit U.S. market in 2018 after strong study results

By Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>National reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A new class of epilepsy medications based on an ingredient derived from marijuana could be available as soon as the second half of 2018 in the United States, pending Food and Drug Administration approval.<p>Officials from GW …

General Hospital

Cannabidiol helps reduce seizures in people with severe form of epilepsy, study suggests

A key cannabis compound helped to reduce the number of drop seizures in patients with a severe form of epilepsy, newly published results of a …

This map shows every state that has legalized marijuana

• <b>Recreational marijuana is legal in nine states and medical marijuana is legal in 30 states.</b>• <b><br>A 2017 Gallup poll showed that 64% of Americans support legalization.</b>• <b><br>Oklahoma became the 30th state to legalize medical marijuana on Wednesday.</b><p>Oklahoma became the 30th state to legalize medical marijuana on …

[Focus] Medical cannabis makes small steps in EU

Cannabis is increasingly recognised as a valid tool to fight pain by the international medical and scientific community.<p>Cannabis-based medicines are …

Is This the End of Legal Medical Marijuana, Too?

Jeff Sessions changed an Obama-era policy on cannabis, and it could affect medical use.<p>On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memorandum, an Obama-era policy that took a hands-off approach to marijuana in states where it was legal. Instead, federal prosecutors, Sessions …

The Top Medical Cannabis Studies of 2017

In part one of this series, we took a look at some of the most impactful studies in medical cannabis, specifically those relating to CBD. This next …

Everything we learned about the health effects of marijuana in 2017

In 2017, some Americans could buy legal marijuana almost as easily as they could order a pizza. Pot shops outnumber Starbucks stores in states like Colorado and Oregon, and medical marijuana delivery services drop the drug off at people's doors in California and Massachusetts.<p>With marijuana now …

High Blood Pressure

The Top CBD Cannabis Studies of 2017

The past year was important for proponents of medical cannabis. Those seeking to remove cannabis’ Schedule I status are now armed with even more …

"Medicinal Cannabis (CBD) Has No Abuse Potential": World Health Organisation

According to the report, the non-psychoactive component of cannabis does not exhibit any effects indicative of abuse or dependence.<p>The World Health Organisation has announced its findings after a months-long study into cannabidio, or CBD, declaring the medicinal cannabis component to be well …

Cannabis

Cannabis for Inflammation

The global market for pain relief drugs is currently US$60 billion, and will grow to more than $80 billion by 2024, according to Transparency Market …

Where Is Marijuana Legal? Peru The Latest Country To Legalize

The president of Peru signed a bill on Thursday legalizing medical marijuana across the country, a historic move that came a few weeks after the …

Latin America

A $3 billion marijuana merger could soon shake up the entire industry

• <b>For years, Canopy Growth has had a comfy seat as the largest marijuana stock.</b>• <b><br>Aurora Cannabis has offered to buy rival CanniMed Therapeutics, which could create a $3 billion company.</b>• <b><br>The deal could make the final company attractive to a bigger, non-marijuana company looking to get into the space.</b><p>Look …

Toronto Stock Exchange

How a Simple Cheek Swab Could Tell Doctors If Pot Works for You

One of Canada’s largest medical marijuana producers is betting that a new test will encourage more physicians to prescribe pot to patients.<p>Markham, …

Canada

Cabinet approves medical cannabis

The Cabinet has agreed on new legislation to improve access to medicinal cannabis, the Prime Minister announced yesterday.<p>Speaking yesterday, Joseph …

Alarming Number of CBD Products Contain Inaccurate Levels of Cannabis

Medical marijuana is used for a range of treatments, from cancer therapy to anxiety, and as with any industry, the rule of supply and demand has …

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 …

Marijuana Has Always Been A Part Of Jewish Life From Ancient Israel To The Shtetl

The Jewish rapport with weed is long and varied, implicit yet ingrained.<p>President Richard Nixon, father of the Drug War, was one of the first to …

The Endocannabinoid System: A Beginner’s Guide – Leaf Science

Learn more about the endocannabinoid system and how it affects your health.<p>The endocannabinoid system is a biological system which plays many …

Medical marijuana: How IT can spark the budding cannabis industry

This fast-growing but difficult-to-navigate vertical needs IT providers. But how many will cater to a $20 billion industry that the feds consider …

Florida

Colorado has had a 6% drop in opioid deaths since legalizing marijuana

Contrary to Jeff Session's alternative fact that pot is a gateway to hard drugs, a study reveals that Colorado has had a drop in opioid deaths since …