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

Tilray to export mmj to Cyprus

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

Questions about mmj

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…

Rules Set For North Dakota Medical Marijuana Program

Oregon increases mmj canopy

By James MacPherson, Associated Press NORTH DAKOTA: The Legislature on Thursday approved a set of rules to govern the use of medical marijuana in North Dakota, an uncomfortable compromise for many Republican lawmakers in the conservative state who were surprised that voters legalized it. The Senate got the two-thirds majority vote needed to amend the citizen initiative, Read the full article…

North Dakota Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Regulations

ND legislature ok's medical marijuana

By Associated Press NORTH DAKOTA: The North Dakota Legislature has approved a comprehensive measure that regulates the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana initiative. The Senate got the needed two-thirds majority on Thursday to amend the citizen initiative. The House did the same earlier this month. The bill now heads to Gov. Doug Burgum for his signature. Read the full article…

West Virginia Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

West Virginia will be the 29th State to legalize marijuana for medicinal use

WEST VIRGINIA: A medical marijuana bill received final approval in the West Virginia Legislature on Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Jim Justice. He has publicly expressed support for legal access to medical marijuana and is expected to sign the bill into law, making West Virginia the 29th state to adopt an effective medical marijuana law. SB 386, Read the full article…

DEA To Classify Liquid, Synthetic THC As A Schedule II Controlled Substance

DEA to classify liquid THC

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Officials from the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have recommended that Syndros, a liquid form of synthetic THC, be classified as a Schedule II controlled substance under federal law. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials determined last year that the drug formulation is safe and effective for use by patients with cancer and AIDS. Two other synthetic Read the full article…

Regular Cannabis Use Associated With Lower BMI, No Adverse Effect On Bone Density

cannabis helps fight obesity

OREGON: Those subjects who consume cannabis more than five times per month possess, on average, lower body mass index (BMI) than do those who do not use the substance, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Archives of Osteoporosis. Researchers at Oregon’s Health and Science University assessed the relationship between cannabis use and a Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Legalization Associated With Fewer Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

Pot vs. pills

CALIFORNIA: The enactment of statewide legislation permitting medical cannabis access by qualified patients is associated with a reduction in opioid-related hospitalization, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. A researcher from the University of California at San Diego assessed the association between medical cannabis laws and hospitalizations related to opioid pain Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Training for Dispensaries Coming To Ohio This Summer

Medical Marijuana job training is coming to Ohio

OHIO: HempStaff, a medical marijuana recruiting and training agency, is hosting three Medical Marijuana Dispensary Agent Training Classes in Ohio this summer as the state gets ready for the implementation of the state’s Medical Marijuana Program. The first class will be held June 3rd in Cleveland at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 4900 Emerald Court Southwest, Cleveland. The second is slated for June Read the full article…