Science Category

July 16th, 2019
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Ohio Medical Board Delays Ruling on Medical Marijuana for Anxiety and Autism

Ohio residents’ hope for legal recreational marijuana was thwarted after a proposed constitutional amendment failed to make the 2019 ballot. In lieu of cannabis legalization,…

July 16th, 2019
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Cannabis treatment counters addiction: First study of its kind

An Australian study has demonstrated that cannabis-based medication helps tackle dependency on cannabis, one of the most widely used drugs globally. A new article provides…

July 16th, 2019
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Michigan’s New Recreational Cannabis Rules

Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) recently released emergency regulations for its upcoming recreational cannabis market. On July 3, 2019, the MRA approved a set of…

July 15th, 2019
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Hawaii Cannabis College

Hawaii’s stunning landscapes of canyons, lava fields, snow-capped mountains, and pristine beaches make the perfect backdrop for cannabis use, cultivation, and education. Hawaii is a…

July 12th, 2019
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No Legal Weed for New York Yet

New York lawmakers couldn’t gather enough votes to pass the Marijuana Taxation and Regulation Act (MTRA) last month, leaving New Yorkers without legal weed for…

July 10th, 2019
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How to Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Oregon

Oregon has had medical and recreational marijuana laws on the books since voters approved the Medical Marijuana Act in 1998 and the Control, Regulation, and…

July 9th, 2019
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What is Synthetic Cannabis & Why is it So Bad?

Synthetic cannabis is a common misnomer for a type of “designer drug” that mimics the effects of marijuana but to a larger and sometimes more…

July 8th, 2019
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Do You Really Need a Budtender Certification?

If you’re one of the many starry-eyed individuals hoping to get your fair share of the green rush, then you’ll need to learn as much…

July 7th, 2019
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Are You Allergic to Cannabis?

Cannabis has been used for medicinal and recreational purposes for five millennia, but only recent scientific research has uncovered that cannabis is an allergen that…

July 6th, 2019
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Cannabis Training at a Discount

Enrolling in a nationally recognized cannabis training course is more affordable than ever. For a limited time only, you can enroll in Cannabis Training University’s…

July 5th, 2019
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Colorado’s New Rules Allow for Cannabis Cafes, Delivery, and More

Governor Jared Polis recently signed new cannabis laws into place legalizing social cannabis consumption and commercial delivery. On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, Polis gave the…

July 3rd, 2019
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Could marijuana be an effective pain alternative to prescription medications?

A new study has shown how cannabis could be an effective treatment option for both pain relief and insomnia, for those looking to avoid prescription…

July 2nd, 2019
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Washington Medical Marijuana Laws

Washington state has a lengthy history with cannabis decriminalization, but its recent legislative efforts have made The Evergreen State one of the leading medical marijuana…

June 29th, 2019
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Growing Cannabis in a Tent

Growing weed in a tent is a great way to grow cannabis at home. You’re not going to be growing on an industrial level. However,…

June 28th, 2019
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How to Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in California

California residents legalized medical marijuana in 1996 when they passed Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act. In 2013, Senate Bill 420 gave patients additional protections…

June 27th, 2019
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Cannabis Plant Defoliation Techniques

Defoliating your plants is the process of removing leaves to allow more light and airflow to reach your buds. Not only does defoliation promote growth…

June 26th, 2019
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Alaska Cannabis College

Since 1975, Alaska has flirted with decriminalization and prohibition attempts multiple times leading to contradictory regulations and unnecessary jail time for medical and recreational patients.…

June 21st, 2019
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Early-and-regular cannabis use by youth is associated with alteration in brain circuits that support cognitive control

The development of neural circuits in youth, at a particularly important time in their lives, can be heavily influenced by external factors — specifically the…

June 19th, 2019
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Marijuana use increases, shifts away from illegal market

A new article reports that, based on analysis of public wastewater samples in at least one Western Washington population center, cannabis use both increased and…

June 18th, 2019
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Gene linked to cannabis abuse

New research shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine…

June 13th, 2019
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Formation of habitual use drives cannabis addiction

A shift from brain systems controlling reward-driven use to habit-driven use differentiates heavy cannabis users who are addicted to the drug from users who aren’t,…

June 12th, 2019
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Medical marijuana does not reduce opioid deaths

Legalizing medical marijuana does not reduce the rate of fatal opioid overdoses, according to researchers.

June 11th, 2019
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Online Cannabis Training Offers Unique Advantages

With cannabis legalization gaining momentum around the globe and business booming in decriminalized areas, there is more incentive than ever before to invest in this…

June 11th, 2019
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Cannabis use among older adults rising rapidly

Cannabis use among older adults is growing faster than any other age group but many report barriers to getting medical marijuana, a lack of communication…

June 11th, 2019
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Genetic analysis of cannabis is here

Research could provide government regulators with powerful new tools for addressing a bevy of commercial claims and other concerns as non-medical marijuana, hemp and CBD…

June 11th, 2019
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Vaping is linked to adolescents' propensity for crime, study shows

A new study explores emerging drug use in the form of adolescent vaping and its association with delinquency among 8th and 10th grade students.

June 11th, 2019
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Synthetic version of CBD treats seizures in rats

A synthetic, non-intoxicating analogue of cannabidiol (CBD) is effective in treating seizures in rats, according to research by chemists. The synthetic CBD alternative is easier…

June 11th, 2019
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Growing up high: Neurobiological consequences of adolescent cannabis use

About one in five Canadian adolescents uses cannabis. Neuroscientists have been researching the effects of cannabis on the adolescent brain. Adolescence is associated with the…

June 11th, 2019
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CBD clinical trial results on seizure frequency in dogs 'encouraging'

Scientists have found in a small study that 89 percent of dogs who received CBD in the clinical trial had a reduction in the frequency…

June 10th, 2019
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Legal marijuana reduces chronic pain, but increases injuries and car accidents

The legalization of recreational marijuana is associated with an increase in its abuse, injury due to overdoses, and car accidents, but does not significantly change…

June 10th, 2019
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Health professionals wary of medicinal cannabis misuse and adverse effects

An analysis of published studies gauging attitudes to medicinal cannabis has found that while health professionals are broadly supportive, they feel they lack clinical and…

June 10th, 2019
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Cannabis-based medicine may reduce seizures for children with difficult-to-treat epilepsy

Taking a pharmaceutical formulation of cannabidiol, a cannabis-based medicine, cut seizures nearly in half for children with a rare and severe type of epilepsy called…

June 10th, 2019
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The new 'runner's high'? Some often mix weed, workouts

A study of cannabis users in states where it’s legal found 82% use the drug before and/or after exercise, with many reporting it increases enjoyment,…

June 9th, 2019
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Insight into the proteins in the brain that detect cannabis

Researchers have made new progress in understanding how cannabinoid receptors (CB1Rs), the proteins that detect the active components of marijuana, are controlled in the brain.

June 9th, 2019
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One in 7 Washington State drivers with children in the car recently used marijuana

According to a roadside survey conducted in Washington State, 14.1% of drivers with children in the car — nearly one in seven — tested positive…

June 9th, 2019
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Insights on marijuana and opioid use in people with cancer

A new study reveals that many people with cancer use marijuana, and rates of use in the US have increased over time. The study also…

June 9th, 2019
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Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies

New evidence suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don’t. The findings are contrary to the belief that…

June 9th, 2019
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Regular cannabis users require up to 220% higher dosage for sedation in medical procedures

Researchers in Colorado examined medical records of 250 patients who received endoscopic procedures after 2012, when the state legalized recreational cannabis. They found patients who…

June 8th, 2019
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Combining opioids and marijuana may be advantageous for pain sufferers

Researchers report combining cannabinoids with morphine did not significantly increase impulsivity or memory impairment in a study conducted in rhesus monkeys. The findings suggest using…

June 8th, 2019
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Marijuana for morning sickness? It's not great for baby's brain

With a growing number of states legalizing recreational or medical marijuana, more women are using the drug during pregnancy, in part due to its reported…