Tilray Announces Support For Study Examining Effects Of Driving Under The Influence Of Cannabis

CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in cannabis research and production, announced that it has partnered with researchers at the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics at the University of Sydney to complete a study examining the effects of cannabis on driving and cognitive function. “The Effects of Medicinal Cannabinoids on Driving” study was a double blind, placebo-controlled Read the full article…

Colorado Seeks Federal Permission For State Colleges To Grow Marijuana

COLORADO:  Colorado has made an unusual plea to federal authorities: Let our colleges grow pot. In a letter sent last month, the state attorney general’s office asks federal health and education officials for permission for Colorado’s colleges and universities to “obtain marijuana from non-federal government sources” for research purposes. The letter isn’t more specific on Read the full article…

Legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t increase use among adolescents, study says

Parents and physicians concerned about an increase in adolescents’ marijuana use following the legalization of medical marijuana can breathe a sigh of relief. According to a new study at Rhode Island Hospital which compared 20 years worth of data from states with and without medical marijuana laws, legalizing the drug did not lead to increased Read the full article…

Study of Pot Smokers’ Brains Shows That MRIs Cause Bad Science Reporting

This week a study of cannabis consumers published by The Journal of Neuroscience provided powerful evidence that MRI scans cause shoddy science reporting. Researchers at Northwestern University and Massachusetts General Hospital used MRIs to compare the brains of 20 young adults who reported smoking pot at least once a week and 20 controls who had used marijuana no more Read the full article…

Cannabis Biotech In Talks With Research Chemist to Explore Transmucosal Delivery

FLORIDA: Puget Technologies announced its subsidiary, Cannabis Biotech, is in talks with a research chemist to explore the development of an exclusive cannabis-based metered-dose transmucosal delivery platform. The transmucosal system is an effective means to introduce treatments across the mucous membrane and is a well-established and accepted system of administration. Cannabis Biotech sought out this eminently Read the full article…