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Gallup Poll claims 40 percent of Americans have tried cannabis

Gallup Poll claims 40 percent of Americans have tried cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 23, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Research, Social cannabis

A Gallup poll released Tuesday found 45 percent of Americans said they have tried cannabis at least once. Stemming from the 1969 poll that showed four percent of adults had tried cannabis, Gallup claimed the rise in the data correlates with the increasing support for legalization. Anyone found wi...

Study says closing medical cannabis dispensaries increases crime rate

Study says closing medical cannabis dispensaries increases crime rate

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 18, 2017


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

A new study published in July found closing medical cannabis dispensaries increases crime in the area they formerly occupied. “Contrary to popular wisdom, we find an immediate increase in crime around dispensaries ordered to close relative to those allowed to remain open,” the study stated. Th...

Utah rule might let farmers cultivate hemp for research

Utah rule might let farmers cultivate hemp for research

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 13, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Research

The rule would permit farmers to grow industrial hemp which is a sibling to the cannabis plant containing trace amounts of the psychoactive compound THC. The plant’s similar appearance to its psychoactive cousin is what gives hemp the negative reputation and has contributed to its federally illegal...

Projections indicate cannabis jobs will outnumber traditional trades

Projections indicate cannabis jobs will outnumber traditional trades

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 13, 2017


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

Marijuana Business Factbook 2017 reported the American cannabis industry has created more than 165,000 to 230,000 full-time and part-time jobs, outnumbering those in positions like chefs, commercial pilots, fishermen, and loggers. This information contradicts earlier worries that the industry would...

Study shows THC restores cognitive function in older mice

Study shows THC restores cognitive function in older mice

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 12, 2017


Filed under News, Research

A study published by Nature Medicine found low doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can be instrumental in restoring cognitive memory and function in older mice. THC is the chemical compound found in the Cannabis plant responsible for getting users “high.” The study completed by researchers at the...

Maryland pharmacy school becomes first to offer certificate in cannabis studies

Maryland pharmacy school becomes first to offer certificate in cannabis studies

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 10, 2017


Filed under News, Research

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy will begin offering courses to students that will groom them for the medical cannabis industry. The courses will be offered online counting toward certifications required under Maryland’s medical cannabis legislation. They will also offer instruction on regulations, the latest uses for medical cannabis, product consistency, inventory control, and relevant information to running your busine...

VIDEO: The Latest Scientific Findings and Legalization on Cannabis

VIDEO: The Latest Scientific Findings and Legalization on Cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 9, 2017


Filed under News, Research, Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvRf_3Bil0A   Check out this video from Harvard that details every new scientific finding involving the world of medical and social cannabis, as well as the status of legalization.

Survey: Pain patients prefer cannabis to opioids

Survey: Pain patients prefer cannabis to opioids

June 29, 2017


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

A recent survey conducted by cannabis community website HelloMD and University of California Berkeley revealed nearly all respondents said they could reduce their opioid consumption after adding cannabis to their treatment regimen, and a vast majority preferred cannabis to prescription pills. HelloMD ...

States with legalized cannabis see dramatic drop in police searches

States with legalized cannabis see dramatic drop in police searches

June 27, 2017


Filed under News, Research, Social cannabis

Traffic searches by highway patrols in Washington and Colorado have dropped by nearly half since the states voted to legalize cannabis in 2012, according to a story by NBC News which used data from the Stanford Open Policing Project. Racial disparities in searches also decreased, but Blacks and Hi...

PA university looks to study cannabis and autism

PA university looks to study cannabis and autism

June 20, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Research

Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is looking to partner with one of the state's prospective medical cannabis growers to study how the plant effects children with autism. The state has yet to award the first licenses to grow and dispense medical cannabis. The school's Dean of Education Gary...

NJ is arresting people for cannabis at increasing rates

NJ is arresting people for cannabis at increasing rates

June 19, 2017


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The state of New Jersey is arresting more people for cannabis than ever before, a recent study by the state's American Civil Liberties Union found. In 2013, the state's law enforcement made 26 percent more cannabis possession arrests compared to arrests made in 2000. New Jersey police made nearly 280,000 ...

Research suggests cannabis to help with schizophrenia

Research suggests cannabis to help with schizophrenia

June 5, 2017


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

New research has shown cannabis-derived substances may improve cognitive impairment specific to schizophrenia without the side effects current medications cause, reported Medical News Today. The research, conducted on rats, suggests cannabidiol (CBD) is a better alternative than antipsychotics whe...

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