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

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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…

Deadline Extension for Marijuana Research License Scientific Reviewer

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WASHINGTON: The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board has extended the deadline for the Scientific Reviewer necessary for the marijuana research license. The solicitation will now close Feb. 13, 2017.  To register and download the solicitation details you will need to be registered on the Washington Electronic Business Solutions (WEBS) solicitation and bid system. You may access the Read the full article…

Pot Research Stalled Even As Legalization Gains Momentum

Despite the growing momentum for pot legalization, marijuana remains one of the most difficult substances to study in the United States.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Speaking by phone, Anthony Fabrizio was on a roll about his career in cannabis research when he suddenly fell silent. You could hear the San Francisco–based research director stammering, then grunting. Silence again. Fabrizio returned to the conversation more than 10 seconds later. He chose his next words gingerly, like someone trying Read the full article…

San Diego Scientist Clears Haze On Medical Marijuana

Many scientists in the United States would love to do experiments using pot, like the ones done in California, but it's been incredibly difficult to study because it is classified as a Schedule 1 drug.

CALIFORNIA: When voters passed Proposition 215 in 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical pot. There was only one problem. Scientists still hadn’t firmly established marijuana’s effectiveness as medicine. Some state legislators wanted to change that. They approached UC San Diego psychiatrist Igor Grant. “My recommendation was, look, establish a center to study this,” said Read the full article…

Colorado Publishes Review Of Marijuana Health Research

The 4th annual Home Grown Maine medical marijuana expo kicked off this weekend at the Augusta Civic Center.

COLORADO:  Colorado released a sweeping report Monday about marijuana and health — everything from pot’s effect on drivers, asthma, cancer rates and birth defects. The 188-page report doesn’t include new research on marijuana. Instead, it’s a review of what its authors call limited existing studies. The report looks at studies showing that risk of a Read the full article…

Colorado Seeks Permission To Grow Pot At State Universities

Colorado officials are asking the federal government to allow its state universities to grow their own pot.

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…

Study Looks At Marijuana’s Impact On Brain

Indiana University researchers Brian O’Donnell and Sharlene Newman are studying the impact of marijuana on the brain.

INDIANA:  Though marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the country, little is definitively known about its impact on the brain. A study taking place at Indiana University is designed to help change that. Clinical psychologist Brian O’Donnell and colleague Sharlene Newman are recruiting current and former marijuana users to participate in a study in Read the full article…

Outtakes From Marijuana Research

The 4th annual Home Grown Maine medical marijuana expo kicked off this weekend at the Augusta Civic Center.

WASHINGTON:  I wanted to pass along a few interesting notes that did not make it into my Page 1 story last week about the marijuana supply ramping up. Like it or not, marijuana is now a cash crop in Washington and that means it will fall into my agricultural coverage from time to time. Greta Carter, owner Read the full article…

The Government Wants To Buy 12 Acres Of Marijuana — For Research

National Institute on Drug Abuse is looking for growers since its existing marijuana-farm contract is set to expire next year.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Calling all pot farmers: Uncle Sam is looking to buy. An arm of the National Institutes of Health dedicated to researching drug abuse and addiction “intends” to solicit proposals from those who can “harvest, process, analyze, store and distribute” cannabis, according to a listing posted Tuesday night on a federal government website. A Read the full article…

Pot Scientists Brace for Marijuana Meltdown as Laws Ease

Washington's pot shops will face initial supply shortage.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The only marijuana available for research in the U.S. is locked down by federal regulators who are more focused on studies to keep people off the drug than helping researchers learn how it might be beneficial. Marijuana is a trend that “will peak like tobacco then people will see their error,” said Read the full article…