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Fresh report gives ‘realistic’ insight into European cannabis market

Fresh report gives ‘realistic’ insight into European cannabis market

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019

Based on a new report from Marijuana Business Daily, year-over-year cannabis sales in Europe are climbing. The statistics spell out promising things for investors in the European medical cannabis market, with the recent report spotlighting how future demand for the plant could surge as more of its medical ben...

Federal prohibition is preventing research into medical cannabis for Veterans, forcing them to turn to opioids

Federal prohibition is preventing research into medical cannabis for Veterans, forcing them to turn to opioids

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019

Since 2001, over 2.7 million male and female veterans have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Data from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) claims that 20 percent of veterans are likely to return from combat zones with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Veterans Administration published...

Munchies won’t make you fat: Study reveals cannabis consumers weigh less than non-users

Munchies won’t make you fat: Study reveals cannabis consumers weigh less than non-users

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 3, 2019

What is the relationship between cannabis and your body? Based on the results of a new study from Michigan State University scientists, smoking the green stuff won't necessarily cause you to pile on the pounds. In fact, non-consumers who participated in the study had more body fat than those who puffed the herb, ...

Cannabis report: Baby boomers are paying more for weed

Cannabis report: Baby boomers are paying more for weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 29, 2019

Legal cannabis spending is on the rise. According to ArcView Market Research and BDS Analytics, the global cannabis market is predicted to rake in $17 billion this year. What’s more, cannabis consumers around the world are expected to fork out $31.3 billion for the green plant and its derivatives by 2...

Study suggests that street cannabis is contaminated by fecal matter and E. coli

Study suggests that street cannabis is contaminated by fecal matter and E. coli

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 24, 2019

The illicit cannabis market could be creating a public health risk after a new study has revealed street weed in Spain to be contaminated with feces. A team of scientists from the Madrid-based Universidad Complutense conducted the cannabis study, which is yet to be published this May in the journ...

Studies explore cannabis’ impact on the developing brain

Studies explore cannabis’ impact on the developing brain

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 4, 2019

Fresh research has delved into the fascinating ways in which cannabis may influence a developing human brain. The research spotlights the effects of cannabis on the brain, some of which are beneficial and others that could be harmful to human health. Findings were sourced from numerous studies and discussed at the 2...

Study discovers rise in employment among epileptic medical cannabis patients

Study discovers rise in employment among epileptic medical cannabis patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 4, 2019

Aleafia Health Inc. recently revealed the results of a medical cannabis patient study involving 4,000 participants. Published on March 13, 2019 in the peer-reviewed Journal of Drug Issues, the medical cannabis study explores changes in employment and disability status among patients who use the green plant. The publishing of this medic...

Majority of teens report using cannabis less frequently after legalization

Majority of teens report using cannabis less frequently after legalization

March 29, 2019

A new study led by a professor at the WSU College of Nursing has revealed some interesting statistics on teen cannabis consumption. Data gleaned from the study, led by Assistant Professor Janessa Graves, indicated how just one group of teens used cannabis more often after the legalization of reta...

Study: Strict cannabis policies do not discourage young people from trying weed

Study: Strict cannabis policies do not discourage young people from trying weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 24, 2019

A cannabis study conducted by the University of Kent has concluded that there is no evidence to prove that stricter policies discourage young individuals from consuming the green plant, in whatever form that might be.   Data was gleaned from more than 100,000 teenagers from 38 countries. Those countries inclu...

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

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

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

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...

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