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Legalizing Retail Marijuana Sales

Legalizing Retail Marijuana Sales

Canada: Federal Task Force Advocates Legalizing Retail Marijuana Sales OTTAWA, ON — Marijuana should be legal for those Canadians age 18 and older, according to the recommendations of a federally commissioned task force. The expert panel was tasked by the Trudeau administration to create a legal framework for cannabis that is consistent with the government’s commitment […]

United Kingdom Regulators

United Kingdom Regulators

United Kingdom Regulators Move to Classify CBD as Medicine Products containing cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound found in marijuana, will soon be re-classified as medicine in the United Kingdom. The country’s Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced the upcoming change on Friday. “We have come to the opinion that products containing cannabidiol (CBD) used for medical […]

Israel Could Soon Decriminalize Personal Marijuana Use

Israel Could Soon Decriminalize Personal Marijuana Use

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israel could soon decriminalize personal use and possession of marijuana, a leading government official said Thursday. Speaking at a news conference in Tel Aviv, Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan said if the government approves his policy suggestion, those caught possessing or smoking small amounts of marijuana would face fines instead of arrested […]

Guam Health Officials

Guam Health Officials

Guam Health Officials to Begin Licensing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries MANGILAO, GUAM —  Health Department officials in Guam are accepting applications from those seeking to become licensed medical cannabis cultivators or providers. Voters in the US territory decided in the 2014 general election to establish regulations governing the licensed production and distribution of medicinal cannabis to […]

NORML Responds to National Academy of Sciences

NORML Responds to National Academy of Sciences

NORML Responds to National Academy of Sciences’ Marijuana Report WASHINGTON, DC — The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a comprehensive report Thursday acknowledging that “conclusive or substantial evidence” exists for cannabis’ efficacy in patients suffering from chronic pain, and sharply criticized longstanding federal regulatory barriers to marijuana research – in particular “the […]

Marijuana is an Effective Medicine

Marijuana is an Effective Medicine

National Academy of Sciences: Marijuana is an Effective Medicine WASHINGTON, DC — The National Academy of Sciences on Thursday released a groundbreaking report, “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research.” The report states that there is conclusive evidence that marijuana can be used as a medicine. The […]

Clinical Trial: THCV Lowers Blood Sugar Levels

Clinical Trial: THCV Lowers Blood Sugar Levels

Clinical Trial: THCV Lowers Blood Sugar Levels In Type 2 Diabetics The administration of THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin), a non-psychoactive component of cannabis, is positively associated with glycemic control in type 2 diabetics, according to the randomized, placebo-controlled data published in the journal Diabetes Care. Investigators from the University of Nottingham, School of Medicine assessed the twice […]

Study: Cannabis Extract

Study: Cannabis Extract

Study: Cannabis Extract Associated with Improved Survival Rates in Glioma Patients   Glioma in the left parietal lobe (brain CT scan), WHO grade 2. (Wikimedia/Mikhail Kalinin) Brain tumor patients treated with cannabis extracts possessed increased one-year survival rates compared to those who went untreated, according to clinical trial data reported this week by British biotechnology […]