Vermont gov creates commission to study cannabis legalization issues

Published: Sep 7, 2017, 3:00 pm • Updated: Sep 7, 2017, 3:00 pm By The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has established a Marijuana Advisory Commission that will study the best way to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state. The commission created Thursday…

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VA roadblock hinders study on cannabis as PTSD treatment for veterans, researcher says

Published: Aug 29, 2017, 7:44 am • Updated: Aug 29, 2017, 7:56 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The first controlled clinical trial of medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in U.S. military veterans is in jeopardy if the Phoenix Veterans Administration Health Care System doesn’t participate…

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$3.8 Million Federal Grant Given To Study Cannabis and Opiod Addiction

Federal Grant Permits Research On Effect Of Cannabis To Opioid Problem This week saw the National Institute of Health (NIH) receiving a federal grant of $ 3.8 million that will allow researchers to analyze the impact of medical cannabis on opioid use. The study, which will take five years, will…

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Study: Doctors received more than $46 million from opioid companies

Published: Aug 10, 2017, 11:47 am • Updated: Aug 10, 2017, 11:47 am By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post One in 12 doctors has received money from drug companies marketing prescription opioid medications, according to a study released Wednesday afternoon. Researchers at Boston Medical Center found that from 2013 to…

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For first time, NFL offers to work with players’ union to study cannabis for pain

Published: Aug 1, 2017, 7:31 am • Updated: Aug 1, 2017, 7:32 am By Mark Maske, Washington Post IRVINE, Calif. — The NFL has written to the NFL Players Association offering to work in tandem to study the potential use of marijuana as a pain management tool for players, according…

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Study Shows Cannabis May Treat Side Effects Of HPV Vaccine

Study Shows Cannabis May Treat Side Effects Of HPV Vaccine Vaccination is a hot topic, particularly when we’re talking about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. There are serious safety concerns surrounding the use of the HPV vaccine. Some don’t experience any side effects at all. However, the prevalence of the…

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Federal ban on marijuana has created ‘regulatory vacuum’ says new study

Published: Jul 12, 2017, 7:50 am • Updated: Jul 12, 2017, 7:50 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff U.S. medical marijuana laws are like snowflakes — no two state regulatory regimes are exactly alike. The “regulatory vacuum” that has resulted from marijuana’s Schedule I status has caused varying state…

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New EU Study Proves Cannabis Is Better For Treating Migraines Than Prescription Drugs

New Study Proves Cannabis Is Better For Treating Migraines Than Prescription Drugs New research proves, yet again, why cannabis is definitely the better choice when it comes to treating pain – in this case, migraines.   Migraines are the third most common affliction in the world, affecting 14.7% of the…

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New Study Finds That Patients Prefer Cannabis Use For Pain Management

New Study Finds That Patients Prefer Cannabis Use For Pain Management Here’s another reason why cannabis should be legalized: with millions of people suffering from different kinds of pain caused by a wide range of ailments, they should be able to access cannabis easily instead of being prescribed opioids. The…

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