Pot Research Stalled Even As Legalization Gains Momentum

Despite the growing momentum for pot legalization, marijuana remains one of the most difficult substances to study in the United States.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Speaking by phone, Anthony Fabrizio was on a roll about his career in cannabis research when he suddenly fell silent. You could hear the San Francisco–based research director stammering, then grunting. Silence again. Fabrizio returned to the conversation more than 10 seconds later. He chose his next words gingerly, like someone trying Read the full article…

Laws Make Studying Marijuana Difficult

Meanwhile, marijuana advocates say NIDA's control over research has made almost impossible their ability to test the drug against ailments such as pain, cancer-related nausea and epilepsy.

DELAWARE: The only marijuana available for research in the U.S. is locked down by federal regulators who are more focused on studies to keep people off the drug than helping researchers learn how it might be beneficial. Marijuana is a trend that “will peak like tobacco then people will see their error,” said Nora Volkow, Read the full article…

Cannabis Proves Effective In Treating Crohn’s Disease According To New Study

An on-demand technology service unveils a campaign to deliver free medical marijuana to San Francisco Bay Area patients in about 15 minutes, no purchase is necessary.

TEXAS:  A new clinical study published in the journal Pharmacology and by the National Institute of Health has found that cannabis is effective in treating Crohn’s disease, which is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBDs such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s affect over a million people in the United States. Many IBD victims suffer from pain, Read the full article…