Posted Date: 11/05/2016

CORAL GABLES, FL — Cannabis use is associated with lower body mass index (BMI) over time, according to data published in The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics. Investigators at the University of Miami assessed the relationship between marijuana use and BMI in a nationally representative longitudinal sample (The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent […]


Posted Date: 11/05/2016

Marijuana legalization advocates have long argued that pharmaceutical companies, who could lose out if marijuana is legally available, are some of the staunchest supporters of pot prohibition, and now an Arizona company is making their case for them. According to campaign finance reports posted online by the Arizona secretary of state’s office, fentanyl manufacturer Insys […]


Posted Date: 11/05/2016

NEW YORK, NY — Cannabis inhalation influences subjects’ sensitivity to pain, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Investigators at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York assessed the effects of cannabis versus placebo in subjects exposed to a laboratory-induced pain model. Participants in the trial […]


Posted Date: 11/05/2016

Prohibitionists often claim that legalizing and regulating marijuana will increase youth access to the plant. But newly released federal data says just the opposite. Fewer young people are reporting that marijuana is ‘easy’ to obtain, according to an analysis released this week by the US Centers for Disease Control. Investigators from the Substance Abuse and […]


Posted Date: 11/05/2016

ONTARIO, CANADA — Patients with epilepsy frequently experiment with cannabis and most report experiencing subjective benefits following their use of the substance, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior. Canadian researchers surveyed the experiences of over 300 adult patients admitted to an epilepsy monitoring unit over a 14-month period. […]


Posted Date: 11/05/2016

When shopping for a new bong as a first timer or a die-hard smoker, it can be extremely difficult to know what factors you need to consider to ensure you pick the right store. How do you know if the store is reputable and can be trusted? What should you be looking out for to […]


Posted Date: 11/05/2016

WASHINGTON, DC — President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 111 people incarcerated in federal prison on Tuesday, almost all for drug offenses. This brings his total number of clemencies granted to 673 people. Many of those who received commutations today were victims of the disparity in sentencing between crack and cocaine. President Obama has been […]


Posted Date: 11/05/2016

Justices for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled in favor of a 1968 federal law prohibiting the sale of firearms to any “unlawful user” of a federally controlled substance. Justices determined that state-registered medical marijuana patients are forbidden from purchasing firearms because cannabis remains classified as a Schedule I substance under federal law. […]


Posted Date: 11/05/2016

TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND — The administration of standardized cannabinoid extracts (Sativex) is safe and effective at mitigating symptoms of Tourette syndrome, according to a case report published online ahead of print in the journal Australasian Psychiatry. Investigators at the Tauranga Hospital, Department of Psychiatry in New Zealand evaluated the impact of twice-daily Sativex administration in […]


Posted Date: 11/05/2016

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY — The administration of oral, synthetic THC (dronabinol) is safe and effective for the treatment of refractory spasticity in pediatric patients, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the European Journal of Pediatric Neurology. Researchers from the University of Dusseldorf in Germany assessed the palliative treatment of dronabinol in 16 adolescent […]