Study: CBD Administration Reduces Blood Pressure

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UNITED KINGDOM: Oral CBD administration is associated with reduced blood pressure in healthy volunteers, according to clinical trial data published online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Investigators from the University of Nottingham assessed the effects of a single oral dose of 600 mg of CBD extract versus placebo in nine male subjects. Cannabidiol administration reduced resting systolic blood Read the full article…

PA Marijuana Dispensary Agent Training Class In Pittsburgh Sunday, June 25th

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PENNSYLVANIA: HempStaff, a medical marijuana staffing and training agency, is hosting a Medical Marijuana Dispensary Agent Training Class in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Sunday, June 25, 2017. The class will be held at the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh, located at 550 Cherrington Parkway, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. There are 2 sessions to choose from: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. The cost is $249 with prior online registration or $300 (cash-only) at the door, Read the full article…

Tilray Announces Support For Clinical Trial Examining Cannabis And Chronic Lung Disease

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CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced a partnership with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, one of the world’s premier public academic and research institutions, to study the effects of vaporized cannabis on symptoms associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The Phase II trial will Read the full article…

Review Identifies 140 Controlled Clinical Trials Related to Cannabis

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GERMANY: Scientists have conducted over 140 controlled clinical trials since 1975 assessing the safety and efficacy of either whole-plant cannabis or specific cannabinoids, according to a literature review published in the journal Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences. A pair of German researchers identified 140 clinical trials involving an estimated 8,000 participants. Of these, the largest body of literature focuses Read the full article…

Study: Maternal Cannabis Use Not Associated With Adverse Neurodevelopment

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MARYLAND: Cannabis exposure in utero is not associated with any significant, long-lasting adverse outcomes in offspring, according to a scientific review published online ahead of print in the journal Preventive Medicine. A pair of researchers from the University of Maryland, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and the Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry reviewed four Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Use Not An Independent Risk Factor For Increased Likelihood Of Psychotic Symptoms

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

PENNSYLVANIA: There exists “minimal evidence” in support of an association between cannabis use by itself and the onset of psychotic symptoms in young people, according to data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Investigators from the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry assessed the relationship between drug use and the onset of psychotic symptoms Read the full article…

The Tragically Hip Partner With Newstrike On Medical Marijuana

THE TRAGICALLY HIP PARTNER WITH NEWSTRIKE ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA

CANADA: Newstrike Resources Ltd. has confirmed that one of Canada’s most iconic group of musical artists, The Tragically Hip, are the investors and partners identified indistinctly as the “band” in the Company’s Filing Statement dated May 18, 2017, filed as part of the recently completed business combination with HPI Holdings Ltd. Newstrike’s common shares are expected to commence Read the full article…

Study: Marijuana Use Linked To Lower Prevalence Of Fatty Liver Disease

"We observed a strong dose-dependent reduction in the prevalence of NAFLD with cannabis use suggesting that cannabis use might suppress or reverse NAFLD development."

MASSACHUSETTS: Subjects who consume cannabis are significantly less likely to suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as compared to those who do not, according to population-based case-control data published in the journal PLOS One. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most prevalent form of liver disease in humans, affecting an estimated 80 to 100 million people in the United States. Read the full article…

Tilray Announces Medical Cannabis Export To Cyprus

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CANADA:  Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that Tilray cannabinoid products have arrived and are cleared for distribution in European Union member state Cyprus after the company received necessary approvals in Canada and Cyprus to export cannabinoid formulations for patients in Cyprus. “We are proud to be able to offer Read the full article…

Questions, Answers About North Dakota And Medical Marijuana

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By Blake Nicholson, Associated Press NORTH DAKOTA: With the pending signature of Gov. Doug Burgum, medical marijuana will become legal in North Dakota. Here’s a look at what’s next: WHEN WILL IT BE AVAILABLE? Within a year, according to state health officials who will regulate the system. The health department expects five of every 1,000 North Read the full article…