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Cannabis and libido: University scientists uncover something fascinating

Cannabis and libido: University scientists uncover something fascinating

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News/Feature Writer/Editorial

April 3, 2018


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Cannabis can help people kick both alcohol and cocaine

Cannabis can help people kick both alcohol and cocaine

March 31, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s known that cannabis is helping people avoid opioid addiction issues around the U.S., but it turns out cannabis is also useful for staying off cocaine and alcohol. That’s according to a new study that focused on the effects of using CBD. The study was on rats, so the results aren’t conclusive for hum...

Israeli study proves cannabis is safe for elderly patients

Israeli study proves cannabis is safe for elderly patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 29, 2018


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Israel’s largest supplier of medical cannabis, Tikun Olam, teamed up with three universities to perform a study on the effects of cannabis on elderly patients. The results showed a major reduction in pain when cannabis was used as a treatment. Based on reports from the participants, 93.7 percent of the e...

Worldwide cannabis investments rise by almost 600 percent

Worldwide cannabis investments rise by almost 600 percent

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 13, 2018


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Cannabis investments have grown by 600 percent in comparison with figures released in the first five weeks of 2017. Based on data published by the Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker, $1.23 billion was invested in the global cannabis industry in January of this year. This monthly figure is almost as much ...

Cannabis is effective at treating fibromyalgia, according to this study.

Cannabis is effective at treating fibromyalgia, according to this study.

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 12, 2018


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The medical uses for cannabis are widespread and according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, cannabis therapy can relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Since fibromyalgia affects some 3 to 6 million people in America, this news is being received very well across the cou...

Wholesale cannabis prices fell fast in 2017, and they aren’t stopping

Wholesale cannabis prices fell fast in 2017, and they aren’t stopping

March 8, 2018


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The price per pound of legal cannabis has been plummeting for a year and a half, and it isn't stopping, according to a new report. Analysts at Cannabis Benchmarks, an independent price reporting agency, found the price per pound of legal cannabis dropped 13 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. Their pr...

New study finds 93 percent of pain patients prefer cannabis over opioids

New study finds 93 percent of pain patients prefer cannabis over opioids

February 27, 2018


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When it comes to managing pain, an overwhelming amount of patients prefer medical cannabis to opioids, a new study found. The study, published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, pulled from a sample of 2,810 cannabis users, 828 of which had used opioids in the last six months to manag...

The top medical cannabis studies of 2017

The top medical cannabis studies of 2017

Annureet Kaur

February 7, 2018


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Here's a look at some of the top medical cannabis studies from this past year. Cannabis a powerful weapon against the opioid epidemic.  According to the International Journal of Drug Policy released in April last year, 84 percent of patients who received access to medical cannabis reduced their op...

Even after legalization, black Americans face most cannabis arrests

Even after legalization, black Americans face most cannabis arrests

February 3, 2018


Filed under Culture, News, Research

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s well known that the War on Drugs has disproportionately targeted people of color, and unfortunately, that doesn’t immediately change when a state legalizes cannabis. According to a new report from the Drug Policy Alliance, even after a state legalizes,...

Cannabis research at risk as political climate adjusts

Cannabis research at risk as political climate adjusts

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 1, 2018


Filed under Culture, Global, Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Research, Social cannabis

If there is one thing that gives the cannabis industry its consistent momentum, it has to be the groundbreaking research that is being carried out to develop medical-grade products, such as those used for the treatment of epilepsy, chemotherapy-induced pain and autism. Over the last few years, the world has been ...

The price of cannabis in cities around the world

The price of cannabis in cities around the world

Annureet Kaur

January 31, 2018


Filed under Global, News, Research, Social cannabis

A gram of cannabis costs about $32.99 in the cannabis-illegal city of Tokyo, making it the most expensive gram of cannabis in the world. Decriminalized-city Quito in Ecuador has the cheapest cannabis at just over a dollar for a gram. Seedo, a German company that manufactures hydroponic grow devices, ...

Recovery program in Portland uses cannabis and kratom to treat opioid addiction

Recovery program in Portland uses cannabis and kratom to treat opioid addiction

Annureet Kaur

January 30, 2018


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A cannabis and kratom based residential treatment recovery home is set to open in Portland in March to treat opioid addiction. Roxanne Gullikson and her husband Ron Figarratto are opening a treatment home, Greener Pastures, for for opioid addicts using cannabis and kratom to help patients recover...

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