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BMO Report: Cannabis cultivators will be competing in a $194 billion market within seven years

BMO Report: Cannabis cultivators will be competing in a $194 billion market within seven years

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 18, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

A new report from the Bank of Montreal (BMO) has shone a light on the profitability of global weed. So promising is the outlook, that the sky-high valuations we currently see for major Canadian cannabis players like Tilray, valued at $20 billion, will seem surprisingly cheap in the near future. Ca...

Studies suggest that cannabis is successfully fighting the opioid epidemic

Studies suggest that cannabis is successfully fighting the opioid epidemic

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 16, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

Every day, as many as 115 Americans will lose their life as a consequence of opioid overdose. Addiction to pharmaceutical opiates claimed 200,000 lives between 1999 and 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The good news is that weed could be the solution, with ...

Researchers are investigating cannabis’ potential for treating brain tumors

Researchers are investigating cannabis’ potential for treating brain tumors

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 11, 2018


Filed under Research

Researchers in Australia are planning to trial the use of medical cannabis on people with brain tumors. The plant, which is known to kill brain cancer cells in Petri dishes, will be used to conduct a clinical trial that will hopefully expose whether or not cannabis also kills cells in living patients....

Southern Illinois University to introduce medical cannabis certificate program for industrial hemp research

Southern Illinois University to introduce medical cannabis certificate program for industrial hemp research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 8, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, Research

New, cannabis-focused programs are being created by Southern Illinois University for the purpose of studying industrial hemp and medicinal cannabis. According to the announcement from school officials, students and farmers who enroll in the programs will have an opportunity to gain certification ...

Cannabis may relieve the symptoms of Crohn’s disease, scientists say

Cannabis may relieve the symptoms of Crohn’s disease, scientists say

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 3, 2018


Filed under Research

Individuals with Crohn's disease may soon be swapping traditional over-the-counter (OTC) medications for cannabis. Well, that’s if scientists can keep up the good work in demonstrating the plant's medicinal properties for the treatment of gut inflammation. Based on recent research that was unv...

Investors want to patent genetically modified cannabis

Investors want to patent genetically modified cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 24, 2018


Filed under News, Research

In Montreal, scientists at Hyasynth Biologicals laboratory are working hard trying to develop genetically modified cannabis genes. Their main aim is to modify the active ingredients contained in the plant, better known as “cannabinoids. And then, if successful, patenting them. The genetic engineeri...

Cannabis company files FDA application to kick-start clinical trials on cannabis to treat Huntington’s

Cannabis company files FDA application to kick-start clinical trials on cannabis to treat Huntington’s

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 14, 2018


Filed under Research

MMJ International Holdings Corp. (MMJIH) is expected to begin a phase of clinical studies that will test the potential of cannabis to treat Huntington's Disease (HD). The parent company of MMJ Technologies, Inc. has just submitted two applications with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) soli...

UCSD researchers will conduct study on cannabis to treat Essential Tremor (ET)

UCSD researchers will conduct study on cannabis to treat Essential Tremor (ET)

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 10, 2018


Filed under Research

Last week, UC San Diego researchers revealed their plans to carry out a cannabis trial that will determine the plant's efficacy at treating essential tremor (ET). It will kick off in the beginning of 2019 and will involve the use of an oral cannabis supplement with a CBD to THC ratio of 20:1. ...

Cannabis study: Whole-plant cannabis is more powerful at treating epilepsy than CBD

Cannabis study: Whole-plant cannabis is more powerful at treating epilepsy than CBD

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 5, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, Research

The number of cannabis studies demonstrating the plant’s medical potency for the treatment of epilepsy, among many other ailments, is rapidly increasing.  In June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a cannabis-based medicine for epileptic patients, known as Epidiolex. The drug, which w...

New study identifies link between people’s genetics and their relationship with weed

New study identifies link between people’s genetics and their relationship with weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 26, 2018


Filed under Research

Ever wondered why you maintained your weed-smoking hobby, but some of your associates did not? Well, you could be about to find out the reasons behind your relationship with the plant, thanks to a  study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. This is the largest genome-wide association stud...

Scientists in the U.K. claim CBD could potentially treat psychosis

Scientists in the U.K. claim CBD could potentially treat psychosis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabia News Writer/Editorial

September 18, 2018


Filed under Research

A mental disorder that was once associated with frequent cannabis use could soon be treated using the plant. Based on the findings of a study on CBD for psychosis that was carried out by scientists in the U.K., the cannabis plant’s non-intoxicating compound Cannabidiol (CBD) may help to decrease abnor...

Senators tell Trump administration to expand medical cannabis research

Senators tell Trump administration to expand medical cannabis research

September 8, 2018


Filed under News, Research

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A bipartisan group of senators recently sent the Trump administration letters asking that they expand research on medical cannabis. One letter was sent to Robert Wilkie, the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the other was sent to Attorney ...

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