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Canadian Government Must Make It Easier To Study Cannabis, Say Researchers

The Canadian government must make it easier to study cannabis, say the country’s top cannabis academics and public health researchers in an open letter to politicians.

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Lehigh University looks to study cannabis' effect on autistic children - Cannabis News

As Pennsylvania prepares to award its first licenses for the fledgling medical marijuana industry, Lehigh University intends to partner with one of the potential growers in the Lehigh Valley to study the effect of the drug on children with autism.

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Dealing With Breast Cancer: How Cannabis Can Help Patients Cope - Cannabis News

Two patients were asked to share their experiences about how cannabis has impacted their quality of life, both during and after treatment.

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After years of lobbying by veterans, Colorado adds PTSD as medical marijuana condition - Cannabis News

It's the first new qualifying condition added under the state's medical marijuana law since it was implemented in 2001.

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Cannabis-derived compound may help treat schizophrenia - Cannabis News

New research paves the way for a new schizophrenia treatment, by testing the effect of a cannabis compound on rats.

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Why More Seniors Are Using Cannabis to Sleep - Cannabis News

Cannabis, according to doctors, nurses and caregivers who work with seniors, is an effective treatment for elderly people and others who suffer from insomnia.

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Marijuana extract sharply cuts seizures in severe form of epilepsy - Cannabis News

An oil derived from the marijuana plant sharply reduces violent seizures in young people suffering from a rare, severe form of epilepsy, according to a study published Wednesday that gives more hope to parents who have been clamoring for access to the medication.

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Cannabis for kids: Some parents praise pot to treat autism, other disorders despite lack of research - Cannabis News

A parents advocacy group organizes for pot instead of pills.

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Epileptic high school athlete at center of cannabis oil debate - Cannabis News

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. - A high school athlete is at the center of a cannabis oil debate. He is one of 1,700 patients to sign up throughout the state for medical marijuana, but his high school says he can't bring it on campus.

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Cannabis could treat traumatic brain injury, Israeli researchers say - Cannabis News

Hebrew University team finds that cannabinoid compounds help recovery in rats, possibly opening door for clinical trials.

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U.S. Virgin Islands Could Legalize Medical Marijuana in 2017

The majority of U.S. Virgin Island residents support the legalization of marijuana.

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A little cannabis every day might keep brain ageing at bay - Cannabis News

Can marijuana boost learning and memory as we get older?

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“Father of cannabis research” calls for rescheduling CBD - Cannabis News

PUEBLO — If the United States stopped viewing CBD as an illegal substance, it would unlock the marijuana compound’s immense potential as medicine, the “father of cannabis research” said Saturday.

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Marijuana may be a miracle treatment for children with autism - Cannabis News

There is anecdotal evidence that marijuana’s main non-psychoactive compound — cannabidiol or CBD — helps autistic children in ways no other medication has.

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Medical marijuana providers seek first chance at retail sales in Maine - Cannabis News

Other states have let some sell early while rules for new stores are created, but who would qualify is debatable.

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Why Microdosing Is Taking Over Medical Marijuana - Cannabis News

With microdosing, people are getting the maximum benefit from the minimum amount, without becoming stoned, paranoid or lethargic.

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Cannabinoids may soothe certain skin diseases, say University of Colorado researchers - Cannabis News

AURORA, Colo. (April 18, 2017) - Cannabinoids contain anti-inflammatory properties that could make them useful in the treatment of a wide-range of skin diseases, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Study: Compound in marijuana seems to help with severe form of epilepsy - Cannabis News

A compound found in marijuana halves the risk of certain seizures in people who have a severe form of epilepsy, a new study shows.

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Medical marijuana licensing begins in Maryland - Cannabis News

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Starting Monday, patients in Maryland can begin applying for licenses to obtain medical marijuana legally in the state.

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Legalization Of Cannabis May Dramatically Cut Opioid Abuse Rates - Cannabis News

The suggestion is that rather than using powerful painkillers, people are instead turning to legal pot.

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