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Marijuana use amongst youth stable, but substance abuse admissions up

by Szuon August 15, 2017
While marijuana use amongst youth remains stable, youth admission to substance abuse treatment facilities has increased. Source: ScienceDaily’s Marijuana News

Marijuana associated with three-fold risk of death from hypertension

by Szuon August 9, 2017
Marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from hypertension, according to new research. Source: ScienceDaily’s Marijuana News

Is There a Medical Cannabis Crisis Brewing in Germany?

by Szuon August 3, 2017
There is a great deal to be happy about with medical cannabis legalization in Germany. This is the first country that has mandated insurance coverage of the drug – at least at the federal legislative level. However, as the government evaluates the finalists in the first tender bid for domestically grown and regulated cannabis, a […]

Florida Medical Cannabis Market Growth Stymied By Red Tape

by Szuon August 3, 2017
The demand for medical cannabis in Florida might be growing steadily, with patient numbers soaring, but that doesn’t mean the market will grow accordingly. Due to hampering regulations and a lack of state guidance, the industry in Florida is tiny and patients have limited options for medical cannabis products. A little more than three years […]

Muted stress response linked to long-term cannabis use

by Szuon July 31, 2017
A new study reveals a dampened physiological response to stress in chronic cannabis users. This is the first study to examine the effects of acute stress on salivary cortisol levels in chronic cannabis users compared to non-users. Source: ScienceDaily’s Marijuana News

Cannabis Industry Needs Leadership, Not Pesticides

by Szuon July 27, 2017
The medical cannabis sector is currently attracting increased attention, as patients, doctors, regulators and investors take a closer look at our industry. There is a lot for them to learn and to benefit from as our industry matures under the glare of the proverbial spotlight. And there’s a lot for those of us in the industry to […]

Pattern of marijuana use during adolescence may impact psychosocial outcomes in adulthood

by Szuon July 25, 2017
A pattern of escalating marijuana use in adolescents is linked to higher rates of depression and lower educational accomplishments in adulthood. Source: ScienceDaily’s Marijuana News

Should PA Revoke a Cannabis License For Their Parent Company’s Past?

by Szuon July 19, 2017
Pennsylvania Medical Solutions, LLC (PAMS), won a license to grow medical cannabis in Pennsylvania, but some think the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) should reconsider awarding that license. PAMS is a subsidiary of Vireo Health, which has medical cannabis licenses in New York and Minnesota, as well as quite the blemish on their business […]

Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids

by Szuon July 18, 2017
Chemical compounds called cannabinoids are found in marijuana and also are produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, is responsible for some of its euphoric effects, but it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. A new study in animal tissue reveals the cascade of chemical reactions that convert omega-3 […]

Depression among young teens linked to cannabis use at 18

by Szuon July 17, 2017
Young people with chronic or severe forms of depression were at elevated risk for developing a problem with cannabis in later adolescence, found a study looking at the cumulative effects of depression in youth. Source: ScienceDaily’s Marijuana News