Marijuana-Based Drug Found to Reduce Epileptic Seizures – Marijuana News

An experimental drug derived from marijuana has succeeded in reducing epileptic seizures in its first major clinical trial, the product’s developer announced Monday, a finding that could lend credence to the medical marijuana movement.

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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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Israel gives rise to the ganjapreneur, drawing new opportunities for green investment – Marijuana News

The Startup Nation’s Tel Aviv hub opened its doors on Monday to Israel’s first ever international conference on innovation in the medical cannabis industry.

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CBD study at UAB shows promising results, researchers say – Marijuana News

About half of the patients who enrolled in a study of CBD oil at the University of Alabama at Birmingham had reductions in seizure frequency, according to initial results that will be reported at the American Academy of Neurology meeting in April.

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

Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~

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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Indiana seed bill inches state closer to hemp production – Marijuana News

INDIANAPOLIS -- Marijuana’s high-less cousin is a step closer to returning to Indiana. Lawmakers have allowed the state seed commissioner to license farmers to grow industrial hemp - if and when the federal government stops treating it like a Schedule I drug.

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Indiana seed bill inches state closer to hemp production – Marijuana News

INDIANAPOLIS -- Marijuana’s high-less cousin is a step closer to returning to Indiana. Lawmakers have allowed the state seed commissioner to license farmers to grow industrial hemp - if and when the federal government stops treating it like a Schedule I drug.

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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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Albuquerque baby receives hemp oil for epilepsy at Children's Hospital Colorado – Marijuana News

AURORA, Colo. - A baby girl who began having life-threatening seizures within days of her birth is receiving hemp oil while in the neonatal intensive-care unit at Children's Hospital Colorado, her mother says.

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Twins study finds no evidence that marijuana lowers IQ in teens – Marijuana News

In the first study of its kind, scientists have analyzed long-term marijuana use in teens, comparing IQ changes in twin siblings who either used or abstained from marijuana for 10 years.

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Why the Biotech Market is Looking to Cannabis for the Future – Marijuana News

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It’s possible that there has been no greater contributor to the cultural shift currently occurring around cannabis use in North America than the growing understanding of its medical applications.

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U.S. government is stifling medical marijuana research, major think tank declares

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In a strongly-worded new report out Tuesday, researchers at the Brookings Institution call on the federal government to eliminate roadblocks to medical marijuana research in the U.S.
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The Wonder Drug

A beaker of CBD oil in a lab in California. Image: Peter Bohler via New Republic

Inside the medical marijuana industry's wild new frontier.

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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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Study: Pot more a habit for college students than cigarettes

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More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found.
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The Wild West of Marijuana Pesticides

Hemp vs. Marijuana: What's The Difference?

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Canadian researchers unraveled the genetic structure of 81 different marijuana and 43 hemp samples, in an attempt to test long-held assumptions about cannabis.
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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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Marijuana Gains Traction In Fight Against Diabetes And Obesity


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