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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 …

Cannabis

Global biotechnology 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 …

Biotechnology

2018 Global life sciences sector outlook | Life Sciences and Health Care reports

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

Digital Health

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

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

Skin Care

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

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 Pharmaceuticals, the company that developed the drug, on Wednesday announced …

Cannabis

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 …

Medical Marijuana

This map shows every state that has legalized marijuana

One of the world's biggest cash crops — marijuana— is sweeping the US.<p>It's legal for adults over the age of 21 to smoke marijuana without a doctor's letter in nine states. Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states. Vermont became the first state to legalize marijuana through the legislature, rather …

Cannabis

[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 …

Cannabis

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

World Health Organisation Finds Medicinal Cannabis Should Be Available For Patients

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 (WHO) has announced its findings after a months-long study into cannabidiol (CBD), declaring the medicinal cannabis component to be well …

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 …

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

Look out, Canopy Growth Corporation. Your reign as the pure-play marijuana stock with the highest market cap might not last for long.<p>On Tuesday, Aurora Cannabis announced that it had submitted a proposal to acquire all shares of another Canadian marijuana grower, CanniMed Therapeutics. Aurora is …

Cannabis

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, …

Cannabis

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

Uruguay to produce medical marijuana for export

MONTEVIDEO, Oct 15 (Reuters) - International Cannabis Corporation ICC.V will produce Uruguay's first batch of medical cannabis oil for export in …

First billboard ads for a marijuana dispensary will go up Monday

Massachusetts commuters might catch a glimpse of the future out their car windows on Monday: the state’s first billboard ads for a marijuana …