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DOJ Memo says Trump Admin may permit research into cannabis products

DOJ Memo says Trump Admin may permit research into cannabis products

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 26, 2020

Congress is being prompted to take administrative action and broaden its research into cannabis' therapeutic effects. The case has emerged following a “secret” Justice Department document that was forcefully released by a scientist who goes by the name of Sue Sisley. Sisley – in addition to many other scienti...

United Nations Drug Committee says cannabis is a “relatively safe drug”

https://www.medicaljane.com/2017/01/01/who-takes-first-steps-to-reclassify-medical-cannabis-under-international-law/

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 23, 2018

Cannabis has been described as a “relatively safe drug” by the World Health Organization in the first-ever meeting to review the drug’s safety. Members of the United Nations Drug Committee noted how millions of people around the world are currently consuming cannabis to treat widespread medical conditions. ...

Massachusetts could become the next global leader in cannabis research

https://www.weednews.co/full-text-of-massachusetts-question-4-2016-marijuana-legalization-initiative/

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...

More evidence shows CBD could address opioid abuse

More evidence shows CBD could address opioid abuse

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 15, 2017

University of Mississippi researchers found more evidence where cannabidiol, or CBD, could be a powerful tool in addressing the problem of opioid abuse and addiction. The study included the use of morphine and conditioned place preference testing to measure the motivational effects of objects or exp...

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