Cannabis News

There is a lot of momentum in the burgeoning cannabis industry. We're following the news about legislation, policy and other developments so you can find updates in one easy place. To view older news article, click here.

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Cannabinoids May Inhibit Colon Cancer

2/6/2019 Researchers at Penn State believe they have identified 10 compounds in cannabis that inhibit colon cancer cell growth. Affecting hundreds of thousands each year, patients suffering from colon cancer have used cannabis for palliative care in the past. However, this research brings hope that the plant may offer even more far-reaching relief in the future.

 
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2019 May Turn Out to Be Marijuana’s Best Year Yet

1/21/2019 While many proponents of legalizing marijuana cheered at the departure of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, it turns out that Texas Representative Pete Sessions may have had more to do with blocking legislation. Not only did Mr. P. Sessions lose his re-election bid, but many more folks are facing campaigns in States with medical, if not recreational, marijuana programs.

 
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After Other Options Fail, A Family Tries Medical Marijuana For Son With Autism

12/25/2018 In consultation with their son’s psychiatrist, this family is looking for results with medical cannabis because traditional treatments aren’t helping. Their son Dylan has trouble with aggressive behavior both at home and at school. Olive oil infused with marijuana is administered orally through a dropper and Dylan’s parents say they are seeing a positive change after just a few weeks of the new routine.

 

“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).