New York Dr says marijuana should be taken off controlled substance list

Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek said that Congress should remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act list, arguing that such a move would help facilitate more medical research. Kreek, a senior attending physician Rockefeller University, said her lab has struggled to get permission to study two key active ingredients derived from the cannabis plant: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Read more about New York Dr says marijuana should be taken off controlled substance list[…]

Nassau County Pols OK Marijuana Opt-out

Nassau County legislators banned the sale of recreational marijuana in anticipation of New York State lawmakers passing a proposal to legalize it. County lawmakers unanimously passed the ban that follows the recommendation of a Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation.

Cannabis terpenes matter just as much as THC and CBD

Everyone interested in cannabis understands the distinction between indicas and sativas, but knowledge is lacking about what attributes make a strain relaxing or stimulating. Few understand why some strains help you sleep while others drive you into a flurry of creativity. Is it the percentage of THC? The THC:CBD ratio?

Study: Medical marijuana helped elderly with chronic pain and reduced opioid use

Folks over 75 who took medical marijuana report less pain, their use of pot-based capsules, tinctures and e-cigarettes allowed a third of these patients to reduce their use of opioid painkillers, researchers found. The study tracked 204 elderly patients who had been prescribed medical marijuana to deal with pain through New York state’s medical marijuana Read more about Study: Medical marijuana helped elderly with chronic pain and reduced opioid use[…]

Israeli study on Medical Cannabis and Autism

An Israeli clinic is experiencing encouraging results with the use of medical cannabis to treat children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a safety and efficacy study. The two-year study, “Real Life Experience of Medical Cannabis Treatment in Autism; Analysis of Safety and Efficacy,” was conducted at the Soroka University Medical Center, which treats Read more about Israeli study on Medical Cannabis and Autism[…]