Cannabis Medicine

Jan 2018

Medical Pot Is Our Best Hope to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

2018-01-01T10:54:49+00:00

Medical Pot Is Our Best Hope to Fight the Opioid Epidemic "There are direct reasons why [cannabis] could actually help people get off of opioids," says one leading marijuana researcher Last year, a pharmaceutical company called Insys Therapeutics gave half a million dollars to the campaign to stop marijuana legalization in Arizona. The Phoenix-based company's [...]

Medical Pot Is Our Best Hope to Fight the Opioid Epidemic 2018-01-01T10:54:49+00:00
Jan 2018

2017: The Year Pot Policy Stood Still as Opioids Ravaged the Nation

2018-01-01T10:50:44+00:00

2017: The Year Pot Policy Stood Still as Opioids Ravaged the Nation The first year of Donald Trump's presidency has felt like a hurricane, as the administration worked frantically to unwind rules and regulations on everything from environmental policy to Obamacare. But the nation's burgeoning marijuana industry was able to survive attempts by Attorney General [...]

2017: The Year Pot Policy Stood Still as Opioids Ravaged the Nation 2018-01-01T10:50:44+00:00
Jan 2018

California Marijuana Start-Ups, Shut Out From Banks, Turn to Private Backing

2018-01-01T10:46:50+00:00

California Marijuana Start-Ups, Shut Out From Banks, Turn to Private Backing Marijuana is becoming legal in California, and entrepreneurs are rushing in with infused artisanal chocolates, specialized farming equipment and security teams to guard large hauls. On Jan. 1, companies will be able to produce and sell marijuana in the state, making it one of [...]

California Marijuana Start-Ups, Shut Out From Banks, Turn to Private Backing 2018-01-01T10:46:50+00:00
Jan 2018

Smoking pot while pregnant? New study shows more California women are doing just that

2018-01-01T10:26:25+00:00

Smoking pot while pregnant? New study shows more California women are doing just that Pregnant women are smoking more pot these days, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study, and as California embraces recreational marijuana in 2018, experts are concerned the trend may continue. “It’s definitely something we see,” said Dr. Amelia McLennan, an OB-GYN [...]

Smoking pot while pregnant? New study shows more California women are doing just that 2018-01-01T10:26:25+00:00
Oct 2017

Another country is getting ready to vote on legalizing cannabis

2017-10-24T13:35:58+00:00

Another country is getting ready to vote on legalizing cannabis NZ's new government is to work toward a referendum on legality of cannabis Drug policy group claims two thirds of population want law change Prime Minister-elect Ardern cautions on the harm that the drug can do The newly-elected prime minister of New Zealand has said [...]

Another country is getting ready to vote on legalizing cannabis 2017-10-24T13:35:58+00:00
Oct 2017

Hawaii Aims to Be First U.S. State to Go Cashless for Marijuana Sales

2017-10-24T11:40:44+00:00

Hawaii Aims to Be First U.S. State to Go Cashless for Marijuana Sales Hawaii said Tuesday that it aims to be the first state to have marijuana sales handled without cash, saying it wanted to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries. All of Hawaii's eight licensed dispensaries have agreed to go cashless by Oct. [...]

Hawaii Aims to Be First U.S. State to Go Cashless for Marijuana Sales 2017-10-24T11:40:44+00:00
Oct 2017

Medical marijuana: How IT can spark the budding cannabis industry

2017-10-24T11:25:56+00:00

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 illegal? As a Florida resident, I have been watching with great interest the legalization of medical cannabis in our state and how an [...]

Medical marijuana: How IT can spark the budding cannabis industry 2017-10-24T11:25:56+00:00
Oct 2017

Study on Marijuana and Heart Health Stirs Debate

2017-10-24T11:06:21+00:00

Study on Marijuana and Heart Health Stirs Debate Researchers say long-term marijuana use can increase the risk of hypertension, but cannabis advocates say this particular study is faulty. When it comes to heart health, is marijuana any safer for you than tobacco? A new study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology concluded that marijuana [...]

Study on Marijuana and Heart Health Stirs Debate 2017-10-24T11:06:21+00:00
Oct 2017

Marijuana Crop Is Burning in the California Wildfires

2017-10-24T10:54:53+00:00

Marijuana Crop Is Burning in the California Wildfires Fatal fires that have consumed nearly 200,000 acres in Northern California, devastating the region’s vineyards particularly in Napa and Sonoma Counties, are also taking a toll on a fledgling industry just months before its debut: recreational marijuana. Many of the region’s farms, including those that harvest cannabis, [...]

Marijuana Crop Is Burning in the California Wildfires 2017-10-24T10:54:53+00:00
Aug 2017

States Keep Saying Yes to Marijuana Use. Now Comes the Federal No.

2017-08-28T15:49:47+00:00

States Keep Saying Yes to Marijuana Use. Now Comes the Federal No. In a national vote widely viewed as a victory for conservatives, last year’s elections also yielded a win for liberals in eight states that legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. But the growing industry is facing a federal crackdown under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, [...]

States Keep Saying Yes to Marijuana Use. Now Comes the Federal No. 2017-08-28T15:49:47+00:00