Cannabis News Box

Michael J. Fox Foundation optimistic that cannabis could treat Parkinson’s disease

Michael J. Fox Foundation optimistic that cannabis could treat Parkinson’s disease

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 13, 2019

Did you know that Parkinson's disease affects approximately one million people in the U.S.? The topic of "cannabis for Parkinson's disease" has been discussed a lot over the past few years. However, the federal government still classes cannabis as a Schedule I drug, meaning that research into the plant's ...

10 studies detailing the therapeutic effects of CBD

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 8, 2019

The CBD market is growing. A unique cannabinoid that harbors potential as a treatment for an ever-growing list of ailments and chronic conditions, 'cannabidiol' is a therapeutic powerhouse. CBD may be one of hundreds of cannabinoids contained in the cannabis plant, but there is something quite special ...

CBD as a post-workout recovery tool: What the research says

CBD as a post-workout recovery tool: What the research says

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 3, 2019

Athletes and fitness fanatics are swapping workout supplements for CBD. An influx of CBD products are entering the market following the removal of this non-psychoactive cannabinoid from the list of banned substances for professional athletes.  This reclassification of CBD was effectuated by the World Anti-D...

Scientists discover cannabis chemical could help fight pancreatic cancer

Scientists discover cannabis chemical could help fight pancreatic cancer

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 15, 2019

Will doctors soon be prescribing cannabis for pancreatic cancer? If the findings of a new study are anything to go by, then quite possibly. Cannabis has a plethora of uses in the medical field, from its potential as an all-natural anti-inflammatory to its pain-relieving effects.  Now, accordin...

From football to weed: Former Detroit Lions players join forces with Harvard to study cannabis

From football to weed: Former Detroit Lions players join forces with Harvard to study cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

Calvin Johnson and Robert Sims used to be busy kicking a football around a field in front of eager Detroit Lions fans. However, the former football players have decided to branch out and dabble in business outside of the sports industry. Their latest endeavor will focus on researching medical cannabis. ...

DEA responds to lawsuit, pushing forward with medical cannabis research applications

DEA responds to lawsuit, pushing forward with medical cannabis research applications

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

The brakes have been lifted on medical cannabis research, following a recent announcement from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Late last month, the DEA revealed its plans to "facilitate and expand scientific and medical research for (cannabis) in the United States." Cannabis proponents ...

American Bar Association and National Institute on Drug Abuse are encouraging medical cannabis research

American Bar Association and National Institute on Drug Abuse are encouraging medical cannabis research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

Could cannabis reform be on the horizon for the United States of America? Based on recent news, there's a good chance . Recent reports have revealed how the American Bar Association (ABA) wants to stop pot prohibition once and for all. A resolution has been adopted by the ABA to prompt further research int...

Congress urges DEA to start processing applications for medical cannabis research

Congress urges DEA to start processing applications for medical cannabis research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 13, 2019

Almost 30 members of the House of Representatives have signed their name in ink at the closing of a bipartisan letter curated by Congress. The letter urges the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to review medical cannabis research applications, which seem to have been...

DEA wants researchers to grow less cannabis for medical studies in 2018

DEA wants researchers to grow less cannabis for medical studies in 2018

Sara Tiradossi

November 12, 2017

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) wants federally-licensed researchers to grow 443,680 grams of cannabis for scientific studies in 2018. The government-cultivated proposed cannabis, that amounts to a little more than 978 pounds, is slightly less compared to this year's level. According...

American Legion survey indicates 92 percent of veterans support medical cannabis research

American Legion survey indicates 92 percent of veterans support medical cannabis research

Sara Tiradossi

November 4, 2017

The American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization, is unanimous in its support for research on medical cannabis, according to a new survey released by the organization. Thursday’s findings involve more than 1,300 respondents and indicate an overwhelmingly major...

Jeff Sessions seeks ‘more competition’ among medical cannabis growers for research

Jeff Sessions seeks ‘more competition’ among medical cannabis growers for research

Sara Tiradossi

October 19, 2017

Attorney general Jeff Sessions said he want to see “more competition” among medical cannabis growers who supply the plant to researchers, in a testimony on Wednesday morning. “I think it would be healthy to have some more competition in the supply but I’m sure we don’t need 26 new suppliers,”...

New bill would push cannabis to Schedule III

New bill would push cannabis to Schedule III

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 21, 2017

A new bill before Congress would move cannabis from its Schedule I designation to Schedule III, the same classification shared by tylenol codeine, ketamine and dronabinol. Congressmen Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) and Rep. Darren Soto (D) of Florida introduced legislation Thursday which would transfer cannabi...

Drug Enforcement Administration