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CBD industry gets a boost from government-funded research, but THC studies won’t be considered

CBD industry gets a boost from government-funded research, but THC studies won’t be considered

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 14, 2019

An impressive $3 million will be invested into CBD research, following the approval of a grant by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). The money will be funneled into numerous studies exploring the pain-relieving effects of the cannabis plant’s non-psychoactive primary cannabinoid cannabidi...

JAMA studies reveal decrease in opioid prescriptions in cannabis legal states

JAMA studies reveal decrease in opioid prescriptions in cannabis legal states

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 13, 2018

Two peer-reviewed studies published in the JAMA Internal Medicine have revealed how cannabis use may have a positive impact on America’s opioid epidemic, which claimed 17,087 lives in 2016 alone. The scientific studies showed how the number of opioid prescriptions dropped in U.S. states that had...

Feds award grant to study medical cannabis’ effect on opioid use

Feds award grant to study medical cannabis’ effect on opioid use

August 12, 2017

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a five year, $3.8 million dollar grant to researchers for the first long-term investigation of whether medical cannabis could reduce opioid use among adults with chronic pain. The federal grant could provide peer-reviewed evidence of the widespread trend of ch...

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