Study: No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use And Kidney Disease

No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use And Kidney Disease

CALIFORNIA:  Neither current nor the long-term cumulative use of cannabis is associated with negative effects on the kidneys, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Investigators at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco assessed the impact of past Read the full article…

New Rules On Medical Marijuana Research Could Play Into Pennsylvania Legislative Process

These modifications will streamline the research process regarding CBD’s possible medicinal value and help foster ongoing scientific studies.

PENNSYLVANIA:  Last week the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration relaxed regulations on medical marijuana research, with potential implications for approval of laws in Pennsylvania. Loosening regulations on medical marijuana research should streamline the process for researchers conducting FDA-approved clinical trials on cannabidiol, or CBD, an extract of the marijuana plant, according to a news release from Read the full article…

DEA Eases Requirements For FDA-Approved Clinical Trials On Cannabidiol

These modifications will streamline the research process regarding CBD’s possible medicinal value and help foster ongoing scientific studies.

WASHINGTON: The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently eased some of the regulatory requirements imposed by the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) for those who are conducting FDA-approved clinical trials on cannabidiol (CBD), an extract of the marijuana plant.  These modifications will streamline the research process regarding CBD’s possible medicinal value and help foster ongoing scientific studies. Read the full article…

House Republicans Say No To Allowing Federal Studies Of Medical Marijuana

The amendment to a bill scheduled for debate Thursday on the House floor would have encouraged the National Institutes of Health and the Drug Enforcement Administration to work together to allow studies of the benefits and risks of marijuana to treat cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma and post-traumatic stress disorder, among other conditions.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Medical marijuana is now sold in nearly half of all states, and even one red state has legalized it for recreational use. Veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are clamoring for access to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Loosening pot laws polls better in three swing states than any 2016 presidential candidate. But House Republicans Read the full article…

Is Israel’s Medical Marijuana Leader Coming To America?

Forty-two other companies applied for the licenses, including a handful of health groups with Jewish ties.

ISRAEL:  Israel’s leading producer of medical marijuana is joining a local group vying for a coveted license to distribute the drug in New York State. Tikun Olam, which serves about a third of Israeli medical marijuana patients, has joined forces with the Compassionate Care Center of New York (CCCNY) in hopes of winning one of Read the full article…

U.S. Anti-Legalization Group Urges More Access To Marijuana Research

A group opposed to pot legalization is unveiling proposals for the U.S. government to ease restrictions on scientific research into marijuana's potential as medicine.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  A group opposed to pot legalization is unveiling proposals on Thursday for the U.S. government to ease restrictions on scientific research into marijuana’s potential as medicine, in a first step for an organization of its kind. The plan from Smart Approaches to Marijuana, which is co-founded by former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Read the full article…

Marijuana Gears Up For Production High In US Labs

“We want to be able to evaluate the claims that marijuana is therapeutically beneficial” and to explore treatments for addiction, says Nora Volkow, director of NIDA in Rockville, Maryland.

MARYLAND: Residents of 23 US states can buy medical marijuana to treat everything from cancer pain to anxiety, but US scientists must wade through onerous paperwork to score the drug for study. Their sole dealer is the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which has a contract with the University of Mississippi in Oxford to Read the full article…

Marijuana Research Projects Getting State Funding

Colorado was poised Wednesday to award more than $8 million for medical marijuana research, a step toward addressing complaints that little is known about pot’s medical potential.

COLORADO:  Colorado was poised Wednesday to award more than $8 million for medical marijuana research, a step toward addressing complaints that little is known about pot’s medical potential. The grants to be awarded by the state Board of Health would go to studies on whether marijuana helps treat epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease and post-traumatic Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization Trend Calls For Research And Care

The Senate Finance Committee on Friday further amended the bill that would update state laws following the legalization of recreational marijuana.

CALIFORNIA:  Four states out of 50 may not sound like much of a mandate, but the success of marijuana initiatives on the ballot last week suggests the nation is inching toward legalizing the once-demon weed. California started the ball rolling 16 years ago with a medical marijuana law so broad, it makes a gram of weed cheaper Read the full article…

Symposium To Study Use Of Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana database may not be operational by July 1

CANADA:  It was put in the hands of physicians who did not know what to prescribe “for lack of hard evidence,” says Denis deBlois, Université de Montréal professor of pharmacy and co-director of a research group on medication. Marijuana for therapeutic reasons remains controversial. Few clinical trials have evaluated its effects. Which conditions does it help? There’s Read the full article…