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    Three Cannabis-Based Medicines Already Exist

    Although the medical potential of cannabis is far from settled, the current struggle is in trying to translate anecdotal evidence of cannabis’ effectiveness as a medicine into scientific evidence that it treats certain ailments. However, many people don’t realize that there’s already evidence that the FDA and DEA accept cannabinoids as a potential treatment. Three […]

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      Israel, The ‘Start-Up’ Nation of the Cannabis Business?

      Israel has a successful culture of business and innovation. That has earned the country the moniker, ‘Start-Up Nation.’ However, the country may earn another title for its role in the now booming medical marijuana industry. Innovative scientific research, government supported cannabis startups and liberal policies have helped curate the country’s active cannabis industry. Last year, […]

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        Scientists are Mapping Cannabis’s DNA

        Cannabis is not only illegal at the federal level in the United States, it is classified at the same level of drugs as heroin. This classification means, among other things, that the drug (at least according to the federal government) has “no currently accepted medical use” — which makes doing any sort of research into […]

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          Cannabis for Pets has Do’s and Don’t’s

          It might seem irresponsible to give a dog cannabis, but as anecdotal evidence builds for CBD as a safe pain reliever, man’s best friend may be getting access to medical cannabis. The reason why is that dogs, just like us, have a endo-cannabinoid system that responds to CBD and THC. “Dog’s have more receptors in […]

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            Medical Cannabis Officially Recognized by Israeli Government

            As an increasing number of U.S. medical marijuana companies move their cultivation and research operations to the much more cannabis-friendly regulatory environment of Israel, the Israeli government itself continues to take steps to encourage the expanding industry. Most recently, Israel’s Agriculture Ministry recognized the cultivation of medical marijuana as an official farming sector. This recognition […]

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              The U.S.-Israel Cannabis Connection

              As more states legalize the use of cannabis products for medicinal purposes (29 as of early 2017), the businesses that provide medical marijuana find themselves in an increasingly awkward position. Although the market in the U.S. is growing almost exponentially, they are hamstrung on the research and development side because cannabis is still illegal in […]

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                Carcinogenic Wrinkle in Cannabis Extract

                As the boundaries of cannabis research expand, scientists are going to look at the potential health hazards of cannabis just as much as its potential benefits. A new study recently printed in American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Omega, one of the ACS’s many publications, warns that dabbing, the practice of vaporizing hash oil, exposes consumers to […]

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                  Who Knows More, Doctors or Growers?

                  Medical cannabis was first legalized in the state of California in 1996, and it would be reasonable to assume that the medical community has adjusted to having cannabis in their medical bag. However, thanks to the disconnect between state legalization and federal policy, medical professionals aren’t necessarily sure when to suggest a patient might benefit […]

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                    Cannabis Won’t Hurt IQ, Still Not for Kids

                    The latest results from a decades-long study of twins suggest that cannabis use does not lower the IQ of teenagers that use the substance regularly. That defies commonly-held medical wisdom that had been part of the argument against teenage cannabis use, but it does nothing to allay similar concerns about increased risks of depression and […]

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                      Cannabis for End of Life Care

                      Ernestine Coon is at the end of her life, in hospice care at The Connecticut Hospice. Last year, she was diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancer, and at 70 years of age, doctors have given her 6 months to live, so she came to the nation’s first hospice care center. There, she can receive care […]

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