• MCBA’s Inaugural Medical Marijuana Summit
    by Nicolas Juarez on September 21, 2018 at 10:17 PM

    A first-of-its-kind event aims to bring new attention to how cannabis may be effective in treating illnesses and diseases that afflict minority communities. The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is the first non-profit business association of business owners, advocates, and policy makers with the goal of providing economic, social justice and now health equity for [... […]

  • Better Living through Biochemistry: The Molecules Cannabis Plants Make to Stay Vital
    by Itzhak Kurek, Ph.D. on September 20, 2018 at 8:53 PM

    Cannabis cultivation is an art and a science. New scientific knowledge from botany, physiology, biochemistry, and genetics can help create unique, high-quality chemovars — strains classified by their metabolite content. All plants have two types of metabolites: primary and secondary. Primary metabolites are similar in all plants, and are the basic building blocks for growth [... […]

  • Cannabis and the Body: How Does Marijuana Help Cancer Patients?
    by Staff on September 18, 2018 at 11:21 PM

    By, Shelley Levitt Q: Have there been advances in how cannabis can help people who are dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy? In many ways, the timeline of advances in using cannabis as part of cancer treatment tells the history of the medical marijuana movement.   Back in the 1970s and ’80s, physicians had [... […]

  • UC San Diego Cleared to Import Marijuana Capsules Made in Canada
    by Associated Press on September 18, 2018 at 8:52 PM

    By, Gene Johnson and Julie Watson SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of cannabis extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at [... […]

  • What to Do If Your Dog Eats Marijuana
    by Staff on September 13, 2018 at 5:00 PM

    By, Michele C. Hollow With cannabis now becoming legal in more regions, you may no longer need to keep your stash hidden from the police, but it is crucial that you keep it away from your pets, especially dogs. Most dogs are curious. They explore their world with their mouths. Case in point is Bella, [... […]

  • 20% of Marijuana Products Fail Tests in California
    by Associated Press on September 11, 2018 at 8:40 PM

    By, Michael R. Blood LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, 2018, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards and technical glitches than protecting consumer [... […]

  • Cannabis and the Body: Practice Makes Perfect When Finding the Ideal Marijuana Dose
    by Staff on September 11, 2018 at 5:45 PM

    By, Shelley Levitt Q: Is it true that the less medical marijuana cannabis you consume, the greater the benefit? You may have heard of “microdosing,” the practice of taking tiny hits of marijuana to get the maximum therapeutic benefit without the high that, let’s face it, can get in the way of workaday activities. There’s [... […]

  • Study Examines What Role Genes Play for Marijuana Use
    by Staff on September 10, 2018 at 7:56 PM

    A new study claims to have identified a genetic link that connects cannabis use with schizophrenia, but some experts are casting doubt on the study and its methods. The study, published in the September 2018 issue of Nature Neuroscience, also identified 35 genes significantly linked with cannabis use. The researchers also found genetic correlations of [... […]

  • Marijuana Data is Hard to Come By. Crowdsourcing Can Change All of That.
    by Lesley Nickus on August 29, 2018 at 9:29 PM

    When it comes to researching the effects of cannabis, scientists have many challenges. Despite this, researchers have come up with clever workarounds for gathering the data necessary to evaluate their hypotheses. During the 2018 Cannabis Science Conference — held Tuesday, Aug. 28, and Wednesday, Aug. 29, in Portland, Oregon — Jeff Chen, director of the [... […]

  • Discover How Cannabinoid-Based Skin Treatments Can Give You a Youthful Look
    by Kate Kasbee on August 29, 2018 at 5:00 PM

    Americans are getting older — and obsessed with looking younger. It’s surprising for a population so preoccupied with remaining youthful, many of us still light up a joint on the regular. According to the Allure Aging Survey, 56 percent of women and 34 percent of men are worried about fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. [... […]