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Cannabis companies want to stimulate federal research efforts

Cannabis companies want to stimulate federal research efforts

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 7, 2020

Applications to permit cannabis cultivation for research purposes in the United States has been seriously delayed by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The Agency began welcoming applicants in 2016, but has failed to push things forward.  Over a two-year period that stretched until 2018, mor...

House Democrats want to fast-track economic cannabis study

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 5, 2020

Members of the House Democratic Caucus are feeling hopeful that recreational cannabis can be legalized in West Virginia. Democratic members of the group recently signed a letter prompting commerce Secretary Ed Haunch to kick-start an economic study into the plant's economic impacts. Legalizing cannabis ...

The scientific facts about cannabis and weight loss

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/skinny-pot-could-weight-loss-weed-be-next-906536/

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 5, 2020

Using cannabis for weight loss might seem like a crazy idea to many, considering the fact that this plant is renowned for causing its consumers to get the "munchies". In fact, many states that have legalized recreational cannabis sales reported a surge in sales of junk food and fast food post-legaliz...

Study reveals that depressed Americans are using more cannabis

http://www.ministryofcannabisblog.com/2017/11/08/cannabis-and-depression-how-the-weed-can-help/

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 30, 2020

A new study conducted by researchers at Columbia University in the City of New York suggests that Americans who suffer from depression are more likely to use cannabis. Moreover, depressed cannabis consumers don’t think that consuming the plant is risky; the same could not be said for non-depressed...

Study dispels myth that says cannabis harms IQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO3meg-O5f8

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 27, 2020

There is a misconception that has been hovering around the subject of cannabis consumption for quite some time now — that it makes you stupid. However, a team of scientists have discovered that cannabis does not actually reduce a person's IQ. A twin study was conducted by Dr. Jessica Megan Ross...

Clinical trials will explore the medical efficacy of Cannflavin B for pancreatic cancer

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 24, 2020

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer; responsible for causing an estimated 45,750 deaths in the United States alone last year. While traditional types of treatments – such as chemotherapy – may be successful in some instances, the side effects can be intolerable. Thankf...

Is medical cannabis becoming a preferred ADHD treatment over Adderall?

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

More people are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), with research demonstrating a 6.1 percent increase in diagnoses among American children between the late 1990s and 2016; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As more cases begin to surface, so too does t...

Study shows that students living in cannabis-friendly states binge drink less

Study shows that students living in cannabis-friendly states binge drink less

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

Cannabis legalization may have had a positive effect on binge drinking, according to a new study. Researchers at Oregon State University carried out the study, which concluded that there was a six percent decrease in the likelihood of binge drinking among students aged 21 and above who reside in cann...

Two new cannabinoids have been identified by Italian scientists

https://www.wweek.com/culture/2019/10/09/what-cannabinoid-will-be-the-next-big-thing-in-cannabis-heres-a-look-at-four-breakout-candidates/

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

As many as 400 chemicals are contained in the Cannabis Sativa L. plant species. However, just a handful of chemical compounds have been closely investigated for their therapeutic potential in the field of medicine. More is now being learned about the cannabis plant, with one of the latest discoveries r...

North America’s legal cannabis market to inflate to $37.9 billion by 2024

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 10, 2020

Cannabis-focused strategy and research consultancy firm Prohibition Partners has published its eagerly awaited Global Cannabis Report. The findings of this report indicate that legal cannabis in North America is on its way to becoming a $37.9 billion market by 2024. On a global scale, analysts from ...

Scientists say medicinal cannabis substitute could be useful in treating Parkinson’s disease

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 9, 2020

Parkinson's Disease could soon be treated by a synthetic alternative to medical cannabis called HU-308. The drug is said to relieve the involuntary movements caused by dyskinesias; a side effect caused by years of treatment for the debilitating medical condition.  HU-308 – a non-psychoactive drug – was t...

Study: People with depression use more cannabis and don’t consider it to be harmful

http://www.ministryofcannabisblog.com/2017/11/08/cannabis-and-depression-how-the-weed-can-help/

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 30, 2019

A study exploring cannabis for depression was recently published in the journal Addiction. In order to understand the link between the use of cannabis among depressed and non-depressed people, data was gleaned from 728,691 individuals aged 12 years and above. What researchers discovered from the sel...

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