Front Range Biosciences Partners With University of California, Davis For Cannabis Genomics Research


Agricultural biotech company collaborates with world’s leading agriculture school for research CALIFORNIA: Front Range Biosciences, a leading agricultural biotech company, has launched a genomics research initiative with the University of California, Davis, to advance understanding of cannabis for medical and nutraceutical uses.  The research team consists of Professor Dario Cantu in the Department of Viticulture and Enology, research scientists in Read the full article…

Marijuana Foes Agree: Pot Research Is Needed

“Our amendment shows members of Congress with widely varying views on marijuana policy are united in support of building a robust body of scientific information on medical marijuana," said Blumenauer, whose state recently legalized recreational use of the drug.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: An unlikely pair of lawmakers is seeking to promote government research of marijuana. Reps. Andy Harris (R-Md.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) — who stand on opposite sides of the legalization debate — are co-sponsoring an amendment that would help scientists study medical marijuana. “Our amendment shows members of Congress with widely varying views Read the full article…

Colorado Seeks Permission To Grow & Study Pot At State Universities

legalization of the drug here has raised questions about its health effects, questions that can only be answered by studying large amounts and different strains of marijuana.

COLORADO:  After years of trying to stamp out marijuana use on college campuses, Colorado officials are now asking the federal government to allow its state universities to grow their own pot. The reason, they say, is that the legalization of the drug here has raised questions about its health effects, questions that can only be Read the full article…

Oil Composition Boost Makes Hemp A Cooking Contender

Researchers in the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP) in the Department of Biology at York say that high oleic acid varieties are a major step towards developing hemp as a commercially attractive break crop for cereal farmers. The research is published in Plant Biotechnology Journal.

GREAT BRITAIN:  Scientists at the University of York today report the development of hemp plants with a dramatically increased content of oleic acid. The new oil profile results in an attractive cooking oil that is similar to olive oil in terms of fatty acid content having a much longer shelf life as well as greater Read the full article…

PTSD and Depression Denied As Qualifying Conditions For Medical Marijuana In Arizona

Sacramento-based MMD Insurance Services — the MMD stands for Medical Marijuana Dispensary — claims to be the first general insurance agency to offer comprehensive insurance for the medical marijuana industry in states that allow the business.

ARIZONA:  The Arizona Department of Health Services again denied adding PTSD, depression, and migraines to the list of medical conditions that qualify people for a medical-marijuana card. DHS Director Will Humble wrote on his blog that he “didn’t approve the petitions because of the lack of published data regarding the risks and benefits of using Cannabis to Read the full article…

Cannabis Biotech In Talks With Research Chemist to Explore Transmucosal Delivery

This project is part of the company’s strategy to develop a wider variety of delivery methods directed towards a growing, diverse patient base.

FLORIDA: Puget Technologies announced its subsidiary, Cannabis Biotech, is in talks with a research chemist to explore the development of an exclusive cannabis-based metered-dose transmucosal delivery platform. The transmucosal system is an effective means to introduce treatments across the mucous membrane and is a well-established and accepted system of administration. Cannabis Biotech sought out this eminently Read the full article…

PhD in Weed: Meet Israel’s cannabis scientist


ISRAEL: An award-winning professor of medicinal chemistry and natural products at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Raphael Mechoulam is a trim gentleman who wears tweed jackets and silk scarves.