How Does Cannabis Help PTSD? – Cannabis News

New research from Ontario, Canada has uncovered some interesting finds about how cannabis helps those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Cannabis trialled as melanoma treatment by Australia’s University of Canberra – Cannabis News

Researchers at the University of Canberra will collaborate with a pharmaceutical company to test the efficacy of medicinal cannabis in treating melanoma.

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Meet the Mad Scientists of Cannabis Oil – Cannabis News

Genius Extraction Technologies is ramping up and reinventing cannabis extract production.

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Cannabis for Osteoporosis Prevention – Cannabis News

Research evidence points out the key role of cannabinoid receptors in bone turnover and healing processes.

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Seniors Now The Fastest Growing Demographic Of Cannabis Users – Marijuana News

The 55-and-older crowd is now the fastest-growing demographic of pot users in the country.

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A New Crop of Marijuana Geneticists Sets Out to Build Better Weed – Marijuana News

It’s one thing to know what molecules are found in different weed strains. It’s another to know what those chemicals actually do -- scientifically speaking.

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The Science behind the DEA's Long War on Marijuana – Marijuana News

Experts say listing cannabis among the world’s deadliest drugs ignores decades of scientific and medical data. But attempts to delist it have met with decades of bureaucratic inertia and political distortion.

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A New Era in Medical Marijuana Research? – Marijuana News

As the government considers reclassifying cannabis, researchers say easing the rules could lead to big advances.

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Hemp waste fibers form basis of supercapacitor more conductive than graphene – Marijuana News

At a recent presentation, a scientist described how he and his team were able to recycle leftover hemp bast fiber into powerful energy-storing supercapacitors.

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Maximizing cannabis: Scientists shift from the lab to the legal marijuana industry

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A new company, founded by a group of microbiologists, underscores some of the new ideas and products coming out of the legal cannabis sector.

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Why hasn’t Big Pharma developed mass market marijuana? – Marijuana News

With companies marketing drugs directly to consumers promising cures for almost anything, an increasingly destigmatized cannabis seems a likely target for the industry’s next game-changing medicine.

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Puff test for pot use will be reality within a year, WSU researchers say

Joints for sale at Mr. Bill’s of Buckley, the first recreational marijuana store to open in Pierce County outside of Tacoma, September 2014. Image: Peter Haley Staff photographer, via NewsTribune.com
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Researchers at Washington State University say they think they are about a year away from having a portable breath test that police can use to detect if someone has recently consumed marijuana.
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Scientists use yeast to brew marijuana ingredient THC

A package of compressed yeast, produced in Finland. Image: Hellahulla via Wikimedia Commons
 
Why grow marijuana when you can brew it?
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Teen pot use holds steady in first year of legal weed, new federal data show

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Teen marijuana use held steady in 2014, the first year that marijuana was legally available for purchase in the states of Washington and Colorado, according to just-released numbers from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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Natural pest control business gets boost from medical cannabis industry

Sarah Stuive, biological control consultant, checks for bugs at Bedrocan Canada, a medical marijuana facility, in Toronto on Monday, August 17, 2015. Image: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Alexandra Posadzki ~ The Canadian Press ~
 
TORONTO – When Sarah Stuive first got into the natural pest control business – which uses predatory insects, or “good bugs,” to weed out pests – she never expected to be working with cannabis plants.
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