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War on drugs causes aggressive policing, says Baker Institute expert

War on drugs causes aggressive policing, says Baker Institute expert

by Avery Ruxer Franklin and Jeff Falk, Rice University The war on drugs has provided police with cover for aggressive tactics and unnecessary encounters with citizens, according to Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III,…

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Forbidden herbs? The effects of cannabis were a controversial topic 250 years ago

Forbidden herbs? The effects of cannabis were a controversial topic 250 years ago

Tübingen historian reconstructs a legalization discourse between the church and science of the 18th century Dr. Laura Dierksmeier wrote her dissertation on indigenous and missionary customs in early modern Mexico. Today, she is researching in…

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What influences adolescents to share marijuana-related content on social media?

What influences adolescents to share marijuana-related content on social media?

Source Medical X Press by Edward R. Murrow College of Communication With social media use being as prevalent as ever, a new study from Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication shows that…

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA: A CLINICAL HANDBOOK Provides Readers the Most Up-to-Date Insights on the Science of Cannabis and Its Medicinal Use

MEDICAL MARIJUANA: A CLINICAL HANDBOOK Provides Readers the Most Up-to-Date Insights on the Science of Cannabis and Its Medicinal Use

NEW YORK, July 7, 2020 /CNW/ — A new textbook, Medical Marijuana: A Clinical Handbook (Wolters Kluwer, September 2020), provides an objective look at the history and science of the plant and strips away the cultural and political baggage that often clouds…

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New Player Cantourage Challenges Canopy Growth on Dronabinol Cannabis Monopoly in Europe

New Player Cantourage Challenges Canopy Growth on Dronabinol Cannabis Monopoly in Europe

Seasoned founders break therapy monopoly in Europe as initial step of their cannabis think tank BERLIN, April 27, 2020 /CNW/ — Since 15 April 2020, German pharmacies have been able to purchase the active ingredient dronabinol (also known as…

Environmental
Testing Results for LED Cannabis Growing Lights

Testing Results for LED Cannabis Growing Lights

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Affinor Growers Inc. (“AFI” or the “Company”) (CSE:AFI, OTC:RSSFF, Frankfurt:1AF) issues a message from its CEO and announces the testing results of its first grow trial using the…

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Overbaked: assessing and predicting acute adverse reactions to Cannabis

Overbaked: assessing and predicting acute adverse reactions to Cannabis

Synopsis only, full paper available HERE Abstract Background: Trends toward legalizing cannabis may increase experimentation with the drug among less experienced users with limited knowledge of possible adverse reactions. This study explores the prevalence, frequency,…

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Cannabis sativa: The Plant of the Thousand and One Molecules

Cannabis sativa: The Plant of the Thousand and One Molecules

Front Plant Sci. 2016; 7: 19.Published online 2016 Feb 4. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00019PMCID: PMC4740396PMID: 26870049 Christelle M. Andre,*Jean-Francois Hausman, and Gea Guerriero Abstract and Introduction only, full article is available HERE Abstract Cannabis sativa L. is an important herbaceous species originating from…

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Prevalence and forms of cannabis use in legal vs. illegal recreational cannabis markets.

Prevalence and forms of cannabis use in legal vs. illegal recreational cannabis markets.

Int J Drug Policy. 2020 Jan 9;76:102658. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.102658. [Epub ahead of print] Goodman S1, Wadsworth E2, Leos-Toro C3, Hammond D4; International Cannabis Policy Study team5. Abstract BACKGROUND: Recreational or ‘non-medical cannabis’ has been legalized in several US states, and…

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Cannabis Enthusiasts’ Knowledge of Medical Treatment Effectiveness and Increased Risks From Cannabis Use.

Cannabis Enthusiasts’ Knowledge of Medical Treatment Effectiveness and Increased Risks From Cannabis Use.

Am J Health Promot. 2020 Jan 9:890117119899218. doi: 10.1177/0890117119899218. Kruger DJ1,2, Kruger JS2, Collins RL Abstract PURPOSE: To compare cannabis enthusiasts’ knowledge about cannabis risks and effectiveness in treating medical conditions with existing empirical evidence. DESIGN: A brief…