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Older Americans are Flocking to Medical Marijuana
12/7/2018 - As marijuana becomes legal in more states, older Americans are increasingly turning to it for relief from a range of ailments including arthritis, nerve pain and insomnia. Dr. Joshua Briscoe of Duke University says, “We’re always searching for a better medication that can treat…without burdensome side effects, and cannabis is promising” as an option for a number of conditions.
Marlboro Maker Places $1.8 Billion Dollar Bet on Marijuana Company
12/7/2018 - Big tobacco has been poised for decades to move into the marijuana market and Altria Group, Inc., the parent company of Marlboro, has purchased a 45% share of the Canadian cannabis company, Cronos Group. With cigarette sales slumping and more U.S. states legalizing marijuana, it makes sense that tobacco companies would look to expand into this market.
New Momentum in Veterans’ Fight for Medical Marijuana
12/2/2018 - Between the departure of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the leadership shift in the House of Representatives and several ongoing federal lawsuits, military veterans have some reason to be hopeful that they may soon be able to legally use cannabis to treat PTSD and other conditions. In the decade between 2005 & 2015, 75,000 Americans with military backgrounds killed themselves. Some advocates say medical marijuana can help reduce those numbers.
“The Scientist” is a documentary that traces the story of Dr Mechoulam from his early days as a child of the Holocaust in Bulgaria, through his immigration to Israel, and his career as the chief investigator into the chemistry and biology of the world’s most misunderstood plant. Dr. Mechoulam ascertained that THC interacts with the largest receptor system in the human body, the endocannabinoid system (ECS).