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Researchers claim cannabis for eczema is a good idea

Researchers claim cannabis for eczema is a good idea

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 23, 2018


Filed under Research

Recent research into cannabis for skin has shown the plant to be beneficial as a treatment for various skin diseases, including eczema and psoriasis. Cannabis' non-psychoactive component, CBD (cannabidiol), is grasping the attention of scientists in weed-friendly states across America for its cornucopi...

Study shows drunk driving is 10 times deadlier than driving under the influence of cannabis

Study shows drunk driving is 10 times deadlier than driving under the influence of cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 9, 2018


Filed under News, Research

Could driving under the influence of cannabis be less risky than driving under the influence of alcohol? That’s what researchers claim, following an examination of drug tests taken from drivers involved in over 3,600 auto crashes. The outcome of the study, which was published back in November in the journal PLOS-One by scientists at the Univ...

Germany prepares to become the world’s biggest federally regulated medical cannabis market

Germany prepares to become the world’s biggest federally regulated medical cannabis market

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 29, 2018


Filed under Global

The number of medical cannabis patients in Germany is soaring and this swell in consumption is pushing the country to the forefront of the cannabis market. In fact, Deutschland is predicted to become one of the biggest global medical cannabis markets. Vice president of Vancouver’s government relations, Deepak Ana...

Great Britain is the world’s biggest legal cannabis producer despite it being illegal in the country

Great Britain is the world’s biggest legal cannabis producer despite it being illegal in the country

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 14, 2018


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis, News

The United Nations has recently reported on Great Britain’s involvement in the cannabis industry, exposing the country for producing more legal cannabis than anywhere else in the world. Based on statistics gathered by the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), cannabis production hit 95 tonnes ...

These pot stocks are predicted to soar if cannabis is legalized in Canada

These pot stocks are predicted to soar if cannabis is legalized in Canada

March 6, 2018


Filed under Global

Canada is emerging as a country that could potentially rival the United States if it legalizes cannabis. Back in 2017, Canada’s cannabis market was worth an estimated $316 million CAD - equivalent to almost $250 million USD. This figure is pretty impressive, considering the fact that the recreational...

America’s largest veteran group is calling for medical cannabis research

America’s largest veteran group is calling for medical cannabis research

March 1, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor The nation’s largest veterans group, American Legion, is calling for the federal government to move forward on medical cannabis research. Legion National Commander Denise Rohan said during a speech last week that researching medical cannabis should be a priority when looking for ways to treat veterans who have ailmen...

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


Filed under News, Research

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...

WHO declares CBD as safe for human consumption

WHO declares CBD as safe for human consumption

February 22, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report stating CBD oil is a safe and effective medicine. The report affirms the medicine's effectiveness while adding there are no known side effects or potential for abuse. “To date, there is no evidence of the recreational use of CBD or any public health-rela...

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 ...

5 cannabis technologies to expect big things from in 2018

5 cannabis technologies to expect big things from in 2018

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 19, 2018


Filed under Culture, Global, News

Remember the dot-com bubble? Of course you do. It was one of the most memorable moments in technological history. The beginning of the Internet as we know it, the dot-com bubble saw rapid growth in the number of web-based companies, such as the surviving companies like eBay, Amazon and Google. Now,...

Medical cannabis legalization may reduce crime

Medical cannabis legalization may reduce crime

January 19, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Research

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Cannabis critics love to claim that legalizing medical cannabis will cause crime to go up, but it’s looking like the opposite might be true. According to a new study, violent crime has been reduced by roughly 13 percent in states on the border of Mexico that have legalized medical cannabis. ...

Scientists believe cannabis could be a long-lost food group

Scientists believe cannabis could be a long-lost food group

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 17, 2018


Filed under Culture, News

Mother Nature has given the planet’s inhabitants an incredibly diverse variation of nutrient-rich ingredients, with the Cannabis sativa plant species being just one of them. Contrary to popular belief, cannabis consumers need not smoke their green buds to experience the health-amplifying effects, ...

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