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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...

Israeli researchers study the benefits of using cannabis to treat fibromyalgia symptoms

Israeli researchers study the benefits of using cannabis to treat fibromyalgia symptoms

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 29, 2019

Israel is right on the cusp of something special in terms of medical cannabis research. Based on the results of a new Israeli cannabis study, herbal treatments made with the plant's derivatives could effectively treat chronic pain.  The Israeli cannabis study was conducted in Tel Aviv by a team of...

Using cannabis to treat heroin addiction – is it possible?

Using cannabis to treat heroin addiction – is it possible?

July 14, 2018

America’s opioid epidemic has claimed countless lives and has also contributed to the number of heroin users across the nation. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), as much as 80 percent of heroin addicts claim they misused opioids before developing an addiction to the drug. On a m...

Massachusetts could become the next global leader in cannabis research

Massachusetts could become the next global leader in cannabis research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 26, 2018

Is Massachusetts on track to become a pioneer in cannabis research? As a national leader in fields such as health care, life sciences and biotech, “The Bay State” stands a good chance at dominating the cannabis sphere. Cannabis legalization in Massachusetts could potentially drive scientists and academics to c...

A new bill could completely change cannabis research

A new bill could completely change cannabis research

September 20, 2017

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor If anyone knows how hard it is to study the medicinal benefits of cannabis, it’s Dr. Sue Sisley. Sisley is a physician who has worked with veterans for over 20 years and has been studying how cannabis could help treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Sisley has dealt with burdensome regulations, a DEA a...

Senate panel urges feds to test legal cannabis products nationwide

Senate panel urges feds to test legal cannabis products nationwide

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 11, 2017

A senate panel urged federal agencies to test products sold at dispensaries in states where cannabis is legal. After showing concern about the lack of data on potency and purity of the cannabis products available to consumers, the Senate Appropriations Committee is directing federal agencies to ...

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