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DEA Moves Toward Approving More Research Marijuana Growers
A regulatory change initiated during the Obama administration appears set to be put into practice, allowing more than one supplier of cannabis research products.
DEA Moves Toward Approving More Research Marijuana Growers
DEA Moves Toward Approving More Research Marijuana Growers

A regulatory change initiated during the Obama administration appears set to be put into practice, allowing more than one supplier of cannabis research products.

A regulatory change initiated during the Obama administration appears set to be put into practice, allowing more than one supplier of cannabis research products.

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Cannabis Increases Propensity for False Memories
Amy Schleunes | May 1, 2020 | 5 min read
Virtual reality experiments reveal that the popular drug may make the brain more open to misremembering.
Opinion: We Still Lack Evidence that Cannabis Treats Cancer Pain
Jason Boland and Elaine Boland | Apr 1, 2020 | 3 min read
Only an equal mixture of THC and CBD has been adequately tested, and it failed to alleviate pain in cancer patients.
The Rise of Cannabis Extraction Labs
Chemyx Inc. | 5 min read
Scientists in cannabis extraction laboratories are bravely pioneering a new field of agro-chemical engineering.
Variation in Cannabis Testing Challenges a Young Industry
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2020 | 10 min read
The US lacks standardized methods to assess products for potency and safety. That’s a big problem for the labs tasked with doing the testing.
Book Excerpt from Drugs Without the Hot Air
David Nutt | Feb 24, 2020 | 4 min read
In Chapter 14, author David Nutt describes the opioid crisis currently besetting the US.
Opinion: Governments Should Rethink Drug Policies
David Nutt | Feb 24, 2020 | 5 min read
Draconian drug laws harm citizens the world over. It’s high time to use sound science to change the landscape of prohibition.
2019 in Quotes
Catherine Offord | Dec 23, 2019 | 2 min read
Scientists speak up about landmark drug approvals, political and environmental activism, and the redefinition of death.
Value of Medical Marijuana for Mental Health Questioned
Jef Akst | Oct 29, 2019 | 2 min read
A meta-analysis of more than 80 studies from the past four decades finds weak evidence to support the use of medicinal cannabis to treat anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders.
CBD Linked to Sleep Disturbances in Adolescent Rats
Emily Makowski | Oct 23, 2019 | 4 min read
The animals showed changes in both slow wave and rapid eye movement sleep.
State Marijuana Legalization Aids Research Very Little
Ashley Yeager | Sep 20, 2019 | 7 min read
Recent federal announcements serve as reminders that in the US policy continues to outpace science when it comes to cannabis.
Human Testicles Contain Endocannabinoid System Components
Ruth Williams | Sep 19, 2019 | 3 min read
Proteins that synthesize, bind, and degrade endocannabinoids are present in the body’s sperm factories, suggesting that the use of cannabis may directly affect them.
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Marijuana Unsafe During Pregnancy or Adolescence: Surgeon General
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 30, 2019 | 2 min read
The federal government cautions that the drug can affect brain development in both teens and fetuses.
DEA Again Promises to Improve Access to Marijuana for Research
Ashley Yeager | Aug 26, 2019 | 3 min read
After years of stalling, the agency says it plans to provide notice on pending applications from growers—but only after it establishes new regulations for suppliers.
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Ancient Wooden Pots from China Contain Cannabis Residue
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 12, 2019 | 2 min read
A brazier and charred stones, thought to be part of burial ceremonies, preserve signs that people used the drug thousands of years ago.
Potent Weed Linked to Psychosis
Jef Akst | Mar 20, 2019 | 2 min read
Frequent use of high-strength cannabis may increase the risk of mental health problems, according to a large-scale epidemiological study.
Yeast Engineered to Make Cannabinoids
Kerry Grens | Feb 27, 2019 | 2 min read
Genes inserted into the yeast genome produce the compounds CBD and THC in the microbes.
Infographic: How Exposure to Cannabis in Utero Affects Development
Andrew Scheyer | Jan 1, 2019 | 2 min read
Rodent and human studies have revealed a multitude of effects starting during gestation and lasting into adulthood.
Prenatal Exposure to Cannabis Affects the Developing Brain
Andrew Scheyer | Jan 1, 2019 | 10+ min read
Children born to moms who smoked or ingested marijuana during pregnancy suffer higher rates of depression, hyperactivity, and inattention.
Big Pharma Picks up on Medical Marijuana
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 19, 2018 | 1 min read
A Novartis subsidiary is partnering with a Canadian cannabis company to sell medical marijuana worldwide.
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