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Medical students not trained to prescribe medical marijuana

by Szuon September 15, 2017
More than half of the states in the US now allow some type of legal marijuana use, primarily medical marijuana. But, in a survey of medical residents and deans at the nation’s medical schools, researchers have found that the majority of schools are not teaching their students about medical marijuana, and the majority of students […]

Marijuana may produce psychotic-like effects in high-risk individuals

by Szuon September 13, 2017
Marijuana may bring on temporary paranoia and other psychosis-related effects in individuals at high risk of developing a psychotic disorder, finds a preliminary study. Source: ScienceDaily’s Marijuana News

Reversing the negative effects of adolescent marijuana use

by Szuon September 12, 2017
Researchers have identified a specific mechanism in the prefrontal cortex for some of the negative mental health risks associated with adolescent marijuana use. By demonstrating that adolescent THC exposure modulates the activity of a neurotransmitter called GABA in the prefrontal cortex region of the brain, they were also able to identify a mechanism to reverse […]

Q&A with Adam Smith, Executive Director of the Craft Cannabis Alliance

by Szuon September 11, 2017
The Craft Cannabis Alliance is a values-driven industry association whose mission is to define, promote, and celebrate authentic Oregon craft cannabis. Though it has only recently launched, it already counts many of Oregon’s most important local brands among its members, and looks poised to help lead a craft cannabis movement both within the industry and […]

How To Select The Best Monitoring System For Your Cannabis Greenhouses

by Szuon September 11, 2017
Maintaining an environment that supports cultivation and keeps plants healthy is not an easy task. In cannabis growing, there are a variety of factors that greenhouse managers and personnel must monitor to ensure that their plants are in a healthy environment that fosters growth and development. Temperature, humidity, lighting and CO2 levels are a few […]

Do we need to reform international drug treaties as more countries legalize cannabis?

by Szuon September 9, 2017
The future of international drug control treaties is in doubt because of recent treaty-violating decisions to legalize cannabis use in Canada, the United States and Uruguay. A professor, whose 2014 review of 20 years of cannabis research made world headlines, thinks so. If decriminalization is the way of the future, he advocates a cautious approach […]

CBD may protect against psychiatric risk from high-THC cannabis strains

by Szuon September 6, 2017
A study by neuroscientists finds that a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis called cannabidiol, or CBD, appears to protect against the long-term negative psychiatric effects of THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. Source: ScienceDaily’s Marijuana News

The Future of California’s Regulations: Q&A with Josh Drayton

by Szuon August 31, 2017
Josh Drayton, deputy director of the California Cannabis Industry Association, has an extensive career in local and state-level politics, with his origins in Humboldt County as a political organizer. As a coffee shop owner about ten years ago in Humboldt, he let city council candidates use his space for community engagement, which eventually steered him […]

Canadian Company Recalls Contaminated Cannabis

by Szuon August 31, 2017
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd., a cannabis business located on Vancouver Island, issued a voluntary recall of three cannabis lots due to the detection of pesticides. According to the safety alert published on Health Canada’s website, the voluntary Type III recall follows an inspection of the facility back in March of this year. A Type III […]

Chalice Farms Canna Boot Camp Educates Portland Attendees

by Szuon August 30, 2017
On Monday, August 28th, attendees of the Cannabis Science Conference descended on Portland, Oregon for a week of educational talks, networking and studying the science of cannabis. On Monday, Chalice Farms, an extracts and infused products company, hosted a full day Canna Boot Camp focused on a deep dive behind the scenes of a cannabis […]