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.
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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Value of Medical Marijuana for Mental Health Questioned
Value of Medical Marijuana for Mental Health Questioned
Jef Akst | Oct 29, 2019
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.
State Marijuana Legalization Aids Research Very Little
State Marijuana Legalization Aids Research Very Little
Ashley Yeager | Sep 20, 2019
Recent federal announcements serve as reminders that in the US policy continues to outpace science when it comes to cannabis.
Marijuana Unsafe During Pregnancy or Adolescence: Surgeon General<br>
Marijuana Unsafe During Pregnancy or Adolescence: Surgeon General
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 30, 2019
The federal government cautions that the drug can affect brain development in both teens and fetuses.
Big Pharma Picks up on Medical Marijuana
Big Pharma Picks up on Medical Marijuana
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 19, 2018
A Novartis subsidiary is partnering with a Canadian cannabis company to sell medical marijuana worldwide.
Zimbabwe&rsquo;s Medical Marijuana Future Uncertain
Zimbabwe’s Medical Marijuana Future Uncertain
Tonderayi Mukeredzi | Sep 12, 2018
The country is the second in Africa to permit cannabis cultivation, but months after approval there’s been little uptake by farmers and no scientific proposals.
Canada Could Come to the Fore in Cannabis Research
Canada Could Come to the Fore in Cannabis Research
Ashley Yeager | Jul 6, 2018
The coming legalization of recreational marijuana is already increasing funding for studies, but regulations on such research have been slow to change.
FDA Approves First Marijuana-Derived Drug
FDA Approves First Marijuana-Derived Drug
Shawna Williams | Jun 25, 2018
As the CBD-based medication enters the market, the agency promises a crackdown on producers of cannabidiol products that make unproven claims.
Cannabidiol Eases Epileptic Seizures: Study
Cannabidiol Eases Epileptic Seizures: Study
Aggie Mika | May 26, 2017
Around 40 percent of children with an uncommon disorder had 50 percent fewer seizures while taking the marijuana derivative.
Cannabinoid Treatment Improves Cognition in Old Mice
Cannabinoid Treatment Improves Cognition in Old Mice
Diana Kwon | May 8, 2017
In young mice, THC had the opposite effect.
Marijuana Research Still Stymied by Federal Laws
Marijuana Research Still Stymied by Federal Laws
Bob Grant | Jan 23, 2017
US scientists continue to have a hard time getting funding to study the health impacts of the drug. But cannabis research in Canada—where medical marijuana is legal nationwide—is different story.
National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science
National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science
Bob Grant | Jan 12, 2017
A new report summarizes what we know about the impacts of marijuana use, as more states have legalized the drug for both medical and recreational purposes.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2017
Science under Trump, gene drive, medical marijuana, and more
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2015
Stoned, Anxious, The Deeper Genome, and Testosterone
Obama Administration Eases Marijuana Research Requirements
Obama Administration Eases Marijuana Research Requirements
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 29, 2015
Scientists wishing to study marijuana’s health effects may now forgo a review by Public Health Services.
Edible Marijuana Labels Wrong
Edible Marijuana Labels Wrong
Bob Grant | Jun 24, 2015
The dosage information on 83 percent of 75 edible marijuana products legally sold in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles was incorrect.
Cannabidiol Quells Seizures
Cannabidiol Quells Seizures
Jef Akst | Apr 14, 2015
The marijuana-derived compound shows promise in treating rare forms of epilepsy that cause children to have seizures multiple times a day.
Medical Marijuana: Where’s the Data?
Medical Marijuana: Where’s the Data?
Bob Grant | Jun 30, 2014
As more states legalize therapeutic cannabis, some caution against overprescribing the drug, the benefits of which have not been rigorously tested in clinical trials.
NIDA Weighs In on Pot
NIDA Weighs In on Pot
Bob Grant | Jun 9, 2014
Addiction is one among many potential adverse effects of the increasingly popular drug, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Kerfuffle Over Marijuana Claim
Kerfuffle Over Marijuana Claim
Bob Grant | Aug 20, 2013
A pro-pot group airs an ad stating marijuana is “less toxic” than alcohol, but a federal science agency disputes the assertion.