Study: Cannabis Is Safe And Effective For Elderly Patients

"The older population is a large and growing part of medical cannabis users. Our study finds that the therapeutic use of cannabis is safe and efficacious in this population."

ISRAEL: Cannabis therapy is safe and effective among elderly patients diagnosed with chronic pain, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the European Journal of Internal Medicine. Researchers from Hebrew University and the Ben Gurion University of Negrev in Israel assessed the use of therapeutic cannabis over a period of six months in a cohort of Read the full article…

FDA Grants ‘Priority Review’ Of Plant-Derived CBD Extract

If Epidiolex achieves FDA-approval, analysts suggest the product could retail for between $30,000 to $60,000 annually.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Representatives of the US Food and Drug Administration will undertake a ‘priority review‘ of data specific to the safety and efficacy of Epidiolex, a standardized, plant-derived CBD extract formulated by a British pharmaceutical company. The review is scheduled to be completed by June 27, 2018. Phase III clinical trial data shows that Epidiolex Read the full article…

New Frontier Reports Legal Cannabis Sales On The Rise

Data also shows that support for cannabis legalization continues to rise. According to Gallup's latest poll in October, 64 percent of Americans support for legalizing cannabis, the highest level in nearly a half-century.

NEW YORK: The legal cannabis market was valued an estimated $6.6 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach more than $24 billion by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate of 16 percent during the forecast years According to a report from New Frontier Data. Accelerating pace of legalization for both medical and recreational cannabis in the U.S. is Read the full article…

Garden State Gets With Green Rush

NJ Cannabis Symposium

By Stu Zakim NEW JERSEY: Curiosity about the budding legal cannabis industry attracted over 800 last night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark NJ for the premiere session of the New Jersey Cannabis Symposium. The four hour event was faced paced and full of information for these cannabis explorers; kicked off Read the full article…

Latest Pew Poll Finds Record Support In Favor Of Legalization

Americans are pro-pot

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Sixty-one percent of Americans believe the adult use of marijuana should be legal, according to polling data compiled by the Pew Research Center. The percentage is the highest level of support ever reported by the firm, which has polled Americans’ views regarding legalization since 1969. Support is strongest among African Americans (71 percent), Democrats (69 Read the full article…

Survey: More Than One In Five Military Vets Uses Cannabis Medicinally

Survey: More Than One In Five Military Vets Uses Cannabis Medicinally

INDIANA:  More than one in five military veterans engage in the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes, according to nationwide survey data conducted on behalf of The American Legion. The Legion is the largest veterans’ advocacy organization in the United States. Twenty-two percent of respondents said they “use cannabis to treat a mental or physical condition.” Thirty-nine percent affirmed they Read the full article…

Cannabis Retail Facilities Associated With Rising Home Values

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GEORGIA: Cannabis retail facilities are associated with increased home values, according to data to be published in the journal Real Estate Economics. Researchers from the University of Georgia at Athens, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and California State University Sacramento assessed the relationship between operational retail cannabis facilities in Denver, Colorado and fluctuations in nearby housing values. Authors reported Read the full article…

Personal Cultivation Of Cannabis: Constitutional Concerns And The Cole Memo

Home Grow Options for WA are limited

By Bailey Hirschburg The following is one section of a report presented by Washington NORML to the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) regarding their study of regulatory options for home growing. WA NORML’s full report, “Personal Cultivation of Cannabis: A look at policy alternatives” can be found here: The study was mandated by recently Read the full article…

Report: The Marijuana ‘Gateway’ Theory Is A Fallacy

cannabis is not a gateway drug

NEW YORK: Scientific evidence does not support claims that marijuana experimentation often serves as a ‘gateway’ to the use of other substances, particularly cocaine and heroin, according to a report issued by the Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz. The report rejects allegations that cannabis use uniquely makes persons susceptible to the use of other illicit Read the full article…

Report: Teen Marijuana Use, Treatment Admissions Fall In Washington State Post-Legalization

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WASHINGTON: The regulation of adult cannabis use in Washington is not associated with any increase in teens’ marijuana consumption or abuse rates, according to a report to the state legislature compiled by researchers at the Washington State Institute for Public Policy. Authors reported that rates of current marijuana use and lifetime marijuana use have fallen among young people Read the full article…