Legalization

In the US, we’ve seen a marked drop in opioid overdoses in legal states, prodding the question of whether patients are replacing their prescription medicines with cannabis. Recent survey data collected from patients enrolled in Canada’s MMPR program indicates this may be more than just a correlation. Led by researchers Philippe Lucas and Zach Walsh,…

The marijuana industry is on track to become a $21 billion business by year 2021, according to ArcView Research. With many millions of dollars and businesses at stake, the industry is wringing its hands wondering what will happen under the new administration. Many believe that President Trump’s words indicate that he will either be in…

In a race to nail down legalization before the unspeakable happens, legislators in more than a dozen states have introduced measures to loosen laws restricting access to or criminalizing marijuana. Advocates who support legal medical and recreational weed, which is now up to 60 percent in the U.S., seem to feel the urge to express their…

Officials wait for all the facts before crafting ordinances The passage of Proposition 64 was welcome news to California cannabis investors and growers looking to expand from the medical marijuana industry. Some are eyeing the Coastside, with its millions of square feet of greenhouse space, a moist and temperate climate, and a declining cut flower…

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease. There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever. In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial mounds dating back to 3000 B.C. The Chinese…

A new review suggests cannabis may help mental health disorders Legal access to marijuana, medicinal or otherwise, is growing. In 2016, four states approved recreational use of the drug and four states passed laws related to medical-cannabis access, bringing the total number of states that allow some form of legal marijuana use to 28. Scientists…