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Hound Labs reveals positive results after second clinical trial of THC breathalyzer

Hound Labs reveals positive results after second clinical trial of THC breathalyzer

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


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A second clinical trial has been conducted by breath diagnostics company Hound Labs in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco. The results of the trial, which was successful, identify how much tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is present in a breathalyzer developed by the company. Hound ...

Scientists use beer yeast to brew THC and CBD

Scientists use beer yeast to brew THC and CBD

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


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Yeast could have a whole new use: to produce cannabinoids. According to the scientific discovery, published in Nature, a sugar in brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) called galactose was successfully turned into tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Published just last month, the study revealed how yeast could be alter...

The NHL Alumni Association is conducting a cannabis study to help former players substitute opioids for weed

The NHL Alumni Association is conducting a cannabis study to help former players substitute opioids for weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


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A study investigating cannabis as an alternative for opioids is set to be carried after a joint partnership was secured between the NHL Alumni Association and Canadian cannabis company, Canopy Growth Corporation. The impact of using weed to treat chronic pain will be assessed in this study. Describ...

Cannabis Science will expand scope of sponsored research to include neurological conditions

Cannabis Science will expand scope of sponsored research to include neurological conditions

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 11, 2019


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Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC: CBIS), a U.S.-based company that develops cannabinoid-based medicines,  has revealed its plans to broaden the extent of its sponsored medical cannabis research in Nigeria. Neurological conditions, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), will be added to its re...

Alzheimer’s Research UK funds cannabis trial for dementia sufferers

Alzheimer’s Research UK funds cannabis trial for dementia sufferers

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2019


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People who suffer from dementia could soon be treated with a natural remedy, known as medical cannabis. Well, that's if the results of a forthcoming trial conducted by Alzheimer’s Research UK come back positive. Valued at $400,000, the trial on cannabis for dementia sufferers will hopefully determin...

U.S. research indicates teens smoke less in states that have legalized medical cannabis

U.S. research indicates teens smoke less in states that have legalized medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2019


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A new study published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse should put parents' worries at ease, should they be concerned about their young trying the plant in some form. Based on the results of a new study, teens seemed to consume less cannabis in states that have approved medical cannabis...

Demand soars 76 percent for cannabis jobs, which pay 11 percent more than median U.S. salary

Demand soars 76 percent for cannabis jobs, which pay 11 percent more than median U.S. salary

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 23, 2019


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Looking for a cannabis job? Then you're in luck, because cannabis job postings climbed 76 percent between December 2017 and December 2018. In fact, according to Glassdoor, 1,512 roles were posted on the job listing website in December of last year alone. This is a major increase from 2017 when the figure wa...

Cannabis could prove promising as treatment for football-related brain trauma

Cannabis could prove promising as treatment for football-related brain trauma

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 16, 2019


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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a type of brain trauma that occurs commonly among professional football players. For physicians, CTR presents obstacles in determining suitable treatment options, but cannabis could be emerging as a potential treatment option for CTE. Currently, traditio...

Cannabis studies of 2018: Reviewing the most prominent findings

Cannabis studies of 2018: Reviewing the most prominent findings

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 14, 2019


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The year 2018 saw scientists discover things about cannabis that left the world in awe of the leafy green plant. It was also a year when politicians discovered that the general public really does like the idea of cannabis reform. Based on the results of a survey by Pew Research Center, 62 percent of Ameri...

Cannabis Research Center launches at UC Berkeley

Cannabis Research Center launches at UC Berkeley

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 13, 2019


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A freshly formed cannabis research center has officially opened at the University of California Berkeley. According to the center's co-director Van Butsic,  the center has the potential to become something magnanimous in regards to academia. Butsic, who holds a Ph.D. in forestry, will dedicate 2019 ...

New study on cannabis and autism backs parents’ longtime claims

New study on cannabis and autism backs parents’ longtime claims

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 5, 2019


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A new study out of Israel has demonstrated fresh evidence to support claims that cannabis could be relied on as a treatment for autism. Cannabis research was approved in the country back in 2007. Published in the journal Nature on January 17, the Israel study confirmed that the plant's naturally occurring chemicals could help to reduce symptoms commonly experienced by autistic people, such as rage attacks, restlessness, and seizures. Go...

Study suggests nearly half of patients stop using Benzodiazepine after medical cannabis treatment

Study suggests nearly half of patients stop using Benzodiazepine after medical cannabis treatment

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 4, 2019


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Scientists seem to be quite on the grasp of something in regards to combatting the opioid crisis with cannabis. A company called Aleafia Health has published the world's first-ever study reporting a reduction in Benzodiazepine use among patients who used medical cannabis. Based on the results of the study, as much as 45...

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