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NIH Director: Marijuana’s Legal Status Is ‘Big Deterrent’ To Research - Cannabis News
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The director of the National Institute of Health explained that federal laws make it very hard to study marijuana in the U.S.
Scientists Isolate And Describe Two New Cannabinoids Found In Marijuana - Cannabis News
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At the turn of the new year, a team of Italian scientists announced the discovery of two new cannabinoids found in marijuana.
Testing drivers for cannabis is hard. Here's why - Cannabis News
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As a growing number of states legalize cannabis, health officials are increasingly sounding the alarm for technology that can quickly determine when drivers are stoned.
SpaceX is flying cannabis to the ISS so scientists can see if it mutates - Cannabis News
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An agricultural technology company has announced that it will be sending cannabis to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of a scientific experiment.
Inside the billion-dollar race to patent cannabis - Cannabis News
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has already issued several patents for specific kinds of cannabis (most recently one for a variety of high-CBD hemp), and for more wide-ranging “utility patents,” but so far they’ve gone unenforced and even unnoticed.
How might terpenes contribute to the ‘entourage effect’ of cannabis? - Cannabis News
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The entourage effect describes how different components of the cannabis plant interact to create the unique effects of various strains and products.
The 'Father of Cannabis Research' on the Untapped Potential of Marijuana as Medicine - Cannabis News
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Raphael Mechoulam discovered THC over 50 years ago. Decades later, he's still convinced cannabis could help millions.
What Too Much Coffee Can Do To Your Endocannabinoid System - Cannabis News
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Coffee and weed are a pairing that is here to stay. They go together like they were made for each other, and maybe they were. But here’s how coffee can throw a wrench into that relationship.
Microscopic Images Reveal the Most Potent Cannabis Flowers in Incredible Detail - Cannabis News
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Scientists have studied the trichomes (or "cellular factories) of the cannabis plant in extreme detail, revealing that flowers with mushroom-shaped hairs are the most potent -- both in terms of smell and cannabinoid content.
UConn Launches Hemp Testing Lab in Response to Industry Need - Cannabis News
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In response to a rapidly expanding commercial hemp industry driven by interest in products with CBD oil, the University of Connecticut recently opened a laboratory where the plant can be tested for a variety of compounds.
Marijuana goes through rigorous checks in Nevada - Cannabis News
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Before marijuana is ready for sale in Nevada dispensaries, it must first go through a laboratory screening process for a variety of pesticides and contaminants, as well as tests to determine potency levels.
Want the most from your cannabis terpenes? Temperature matters - Cannabis News
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Cannabis flowers contain hundreds of chemical compounds, including cannabinoids and terpenes. Terpenes are scented molecules that are responsible for the flavour and aroma of cannabis.
Cannabis research pioneer hopes latest discovery is not overlooked, again - Cannabis News
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Decades after Raphael Mechoulam linked CBD with treating epilepsy, his latest finding may help develop new drugs for psoriasis, arthritis and anxiety.
US awards $3 million to fill gaps in medical marijuana research - Cannabis News
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The U.S. government will spend $3 million to find out if marijuana can relieve pain, but none of the money will be used to study the part of the plant that gets people high.
Mouth On Fire? Here’s How Cannabis Can Help - Cannabis News
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Researchers accidentally proved that marijuana has the potential to ease the pain of capsaicin, which is the chemical responsible for putting the “hot” in hot peppers.
How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests - Cannabis News
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Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren’t always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why.

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