World Health Organization: CBD Should Not Be Subject To International Drug Controls

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SWITZERLAND: Use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol) possesses no likely abuse potential and should not be subject to international drug scheduling restrictions, according to recommendations issued this week by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Stated WHO: “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures due Read the full article…

Nanoparticle Drones To Target Lung Cancer with Radiosensitizers And Cannabinoids


Wilfred Ngwa1,2*, Rajiv Kumar1,3, Michele Moreau1,2, Raymond Dabney4 and Allen Herman4 1Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States 2University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, United States 3Northeastern University, Boston, MA, United States 4Cannabis Science Inc., Irvine, CA, United States   CALIFORNIA: Nanotechnology has opened up a new, previously unimaginable Read the full article…

New Study Explores The Diversity of Phytocannabinoids of Different Botanical Origin


An international team of leading researchers have paved the way to exploring the biomedical potential of phytocannabinoids, going beyond the THC structural motif and their occurrence in cannabis. SPAIN: In the first ever attempt to include phytocannabinoids from additional natural sources apart from those derived from C. sativa, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the University of Córdoba, Read the full article…

Twins Study Finds No Evidence That Marijuana Lowers IQ In Teens

“It's a classic chicken-egg scenario,” he says.

UNITED KINGDOM: Roughly half of Americans use marijuana at some point in their lives, and many start as teenagers. Although some studies suggest the drug could harm the maturing adolescent brain, the true risk is controversial. Now, in the first study of its kind, scientists have analyzed long-term marijuana use in teens, comparing IQ changes Read the full article…

Five Major Types of Extraction 2.0 Clarified

The most controversial part of the article was the section dealing with the alleged
toxicity of co2 extracts so I will address that first along with toxicity issues
regarding the other methods mentioned.

By Fritz Chess, Founder/Chief Scientist, Eden Labs WASHINGTON: I have been asked to respond to a recent article by Dr. Rien Havens in regards to the safety and efficiency of various Cannabis extraction methods. As the founder of Eden Labs, I have worked with all the methods in the article and our company builds extractors Read the full article…

Growing Sustainable Profits With Cannabis

Sustainable growing can reduce costs in the long-term and 

short-term, grow the kindest quality product, and sustain and preserve health in our own living 

environment. It benefits the growers, the consumers, and pretty much everyone else.

Dr. Richard Freeman, Ph.D. We’re hearing the word “sustainable” a lot these days. It’s coming from activists and journalists, from politicians and the marketing agents, writers, anyone in public life. I hear it talking with friends. Sustainable agriculture, sustainable development, and sustainable living – I certainly use the word, myself. So, when I use the Read the full article…

CBD and THC: What’s the Difference?

There are numerous strains of marijuana out there, and each one has a different effect on the body. Sites like simplify the process of finding the right strain by allowing users to explore strains based on type, symptoms and effects.

CBD and THC: What’s the Difference? What is the difference between CBD and THC? Why is CBD preferred over THC in the medical community? We explore each compound and its effects on the body. Medical marijuana patients have a wide range of marijuana strains available to them. While most people are familiar with the strains Read the full article…

Local Neurologist Leads In Unearthing The Medical Benefits Of Marijuana

Dr. Russo’s lecture at the Vashon Island Marijuana Entrepreneurs Alliance meeting was one of his first appearances in front of the general public.

WASHINGTON:  Last week the grange hall was packed for a lecture by Dr. Ethan Russo. The standing-room-only crowd was silent as Russo, a neurologist, flipped through a PowerPoint presentation packed with charts, graphs and molecular diagrams, and easily rattled off scientific terms. Only the occasional mention of cannabis or picture of a leafy green plant 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…