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Projections indicate cannabis jobs will outnumber traditional trades

Projections indicate cannabis jobs will outnumber traditional trades

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Clinical trial shows cannabis extract reduces seizures in kids with rare disorder

Clinical trial shows cannabis extract reduces seizures in kids with rare disorder

May 25, 2017

Patients with a rare and debilitating form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome have experienced a significant reduction in seizures after being treated with cannabis. In some cases, patients' seizures were eliminated completely. The study, which was published May 24 in the New England Journal of Medici...

New study links medical cannabis laws with a decline in Medicaid prescriptions

New study links medical cannabis laws with a decline in Medicaid prescriptions

April 19, 2017

According to a new study by Health Affairs, significant evidence shows negative association between medical cannabis laws and prescriptions filled for each category of Medicaid beneficiaries.  The authors of the study have estimated that if the entire United States had enacted medical cannabis laws back in 2014, there would be a total of $1.01 billion in total savings for fee-for-service Medicaid. "Ou...

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