Colorado’s first licensed cannabis R&D firm to study marijuana’s effect on Alzheimer’s disease

A Denver-based company hopes to be the state’s first to study the effects of marijuana on Alzheimer’s disease, thanks to a newly available research and development license in the city. MedPharm Holdings plans to apply for a Denver marijuana R&D license to test delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) and other…

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Exploring Marijuana’s Impact on Time Perception – What Einstein Knew All Along?

Cannabis and time perception: Einstein knew all along? Einstein, one of the most intelligent human beings to ever walk the earth once said time moves at different speeds and he couldn’t be more right. This phenomenon is manifested abundantly in the life of stoners and it really makes you wonder…

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Lawsuit challenging Sessions and DEA on marijuana’s Schedule I status dismissed by federal judge

Published: Feb 26, 2018, 6:43 pm • Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 6:58 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit pitting a diverse cadre of cannabis advocates against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The complaint filed in the Southern…

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Marijuana’s 4/20 holiday tied to rise in fatal car crashes

Published: Feb 12, 2018, 9:52 am • Updated: Feb 12, 2018, 10:03 am By Lindsey Tanner, Ap Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Marijuana users’ self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found. The study lacks evidence on…

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VA says it won’t study medical marijuana’s effect on veterans

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 10:05 am • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 3:22 pm By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will not conduct research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, as veterans groups are pushing…

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NJ court orders state to review marijuana’s Schedule I status, given “abundant” medical benefits

Published: Nov 1, 2017, 7:54 am • Updated: Nov 1, 2017, 1:04 pm By The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — An appeals court has ruled that New Jersey must reconsider marijuana’s legal classification because of its health benefits. NJ.com reports an appellate court ruled on Tuesday the Division of Consumer…

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NFL commish Goodell says league ready to research medical marijuana’s safety and effectiveness

Published: Aug 4, 2017, 7:38 am • Updated: Aug 4, 2017, 7:38 am By Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said marijuana and its potential in treating football-related injuries is “a medical issue” that the league is interested in researching further. “If pain management is something that…

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Federal lawsuit against Sessions and DEA says marijuana’s Schedule I status unconstitutional

Published: Jul 25, 2017, 7:10 am • Updated: Jul 25, 2017, 8:31 am By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A diverse cadre of cannabis advocates filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging the constitutionality of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as it pertains to marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Drug…

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Pot policy experts: Legal California weed will bolster marijuana’s presence in U.S. Congress

Published: Nov 10, 2016, 12:57 pm • Updated: Nov 10, 2016, 5:00 pm By The Cannabist Staff With the passage of California’s Proposition 64 on Tuesday, the sixth-largest economy in the world just decided to legalize recreational weed. In short: It’s a pretty big deal, industry advocates say. “It is…

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U.S. Senate Subcommittee to Hold Hearing Today on Researching Marijuana’s Potential Medical Benefits and Risks

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday on “Researching the Potential Medical Benefits and Risks of Marijuana.”  Testimony will be heard from Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), who are original co-sponsors of medical marijuana legislation introduced last year…

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