June 2015

June 23, 2015 Farmers in Maine can start planting hemp immediately under emergency legislation that goes into effect immediately. The measure allows growers to legally purchase seed from certified sources and cultivate hemp for commercial purposes, according to the Bangor Daily News. The state’s agriculture department will set fees for cultivation licenses, which the law […]

A systematic review/meta-analysis published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) in June 2015 evaluated the efficacy of cannabinoids in the treatment of various symptoms, diseases, and disorders. Results of the Review Using 28 databases to find and analyze 79 different trials with a total of 6,462 participants, the authors conducted the review on the use of cannabinoids for the […]

Uncle Sam is finally offering researchers a more assessable approach to studying the medicinal benefits of marijuana. On Monday, the Obama Administration announced that it would no longer force the scientific community to endure some of the bureaucratic red tape that has prevented many of them from studying the potential health benefits of the herb […]

Uncle Sam is finally offering researchers a more assessable approach to studying the medicinal benefits of marijuana. On Monday, the Obama Administration announced that it would no longer force the scientific community to endure some of the bureaucratic red tape that has prevented many of them from studying the potential health benefits of the herb […]

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Googleplus Stumbleupon Reddit Source: Mark Piscotty/Getty Images 2012 and 2014 were both incredibly important years for marijuana legalization. Colorado and Washington both passed initiatives to decriminalize and legalize cannabis by popular vote in 2012, and since then, have both opened the first legal marijuana markets in the U.S. Legal retail sales began this […]

1. Cannabinoid therapy shows modest efficacy in reducing chronic pain, spasticity, and nausea and vomiting symptoms in patients. 2. Cannabinoid therapy is associated with numerous short-term adverse effects; long-term adverse effects have not yet been assessed in large trials. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)        Study Rundown: Medical cannabinoids are cannabinoid-derived substances that […]

Uncle Sam is finally offering researchers a more assessable approach to studying the medicinal benefits of marijuana. On Monday, the Obama Administration announced that it would no longer force the scientific community to endure some of the bureaucratic red tape that has prevented many of them from studying the potential health benefits of the herb […]

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Googleplus Stumbleupon Reddit Source: Mark Piscotty/Getty Images 2012 and 2014 were both incredibly important years for marijuana legalization. Colorado and Washington both passed initiatives to decriminalize and legalize cannabis by popular vote in 2012, and since then, have both opened the first legal marijuana markets in the U.S. Legal retail sales began this […]

AUGUSTA — A new law allowing hemp cultivation for commercial uses in Maine is in effect now that the Legislature has overridden a veto by Gov. Paul LePage. “I am absolutely thrilled that this is now law,” said Rep. Deborah Sanderson, R-Chelsea, who sponsored LD 4 to legalize hemp cultivation for industrial uses. “This was […]

Alex Renton, who is in an induced coma following an undiagnosed seizure. Nelson teenager Alex Renton has received his first dose of cannabinoid oil, which his mother expects to have a “massive” impact on health in New Zealand. Alex has been in an induced coma in Wellington Hospital since April 8. His family petitioned the […]