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Study demonstrates that activation of cannabinoid CB2 receptors suppresses chronic pain

Study demonstrates that activation of cannabinoid CB2 receptors suppresses chronic pain

Medical marijuana is proliferating across the country due to the ability of cannabis ingestion to treat important clinical problems such as chronic pain. However, negative side effects and the development of tolerance limit the widespread therapeutic use of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), the major psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. [More]
New article shows how marijuana can act as an allergen

New article shows how marijuana can act as an allergen

Growing up, you may have been given reasons for not smoking marijuana. What you may not have heard is that marijuana, like other pollen-bearing plants, is an allergen which can cause allergic responses. [More]
Steep Hill plans to open laboratory for testing quality of medical cannabis

Steep Hill plans to open laboratory for testing quality of medical cannabis

Steep Hill, the industry leader in cannabis testing and analytics in the US and internationally, intends to open a full service medical cannabis quality assurance laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, bringing advanced scientific tools and methodology to the state, for regulatory oversight of cannabis. [More]
LSU Health New Orleans finalizes deal with CB BioSciences

LSU Health New Orleans finalizes deal with CB BioSciences

The Office of Technology Management at LSU Health New Orleans has finalized a deal with CB BioSciences, Inc., a startup drug development company to build a platform around the intellectual property portfolio of Chu Chen, PhD, LSU Health New Orleans Professor of Neuroscience. [More]

CannTrust receives Health Canada approval to produce, distribute medical cannabis in Canada

CannTrust Inc., a privately held, wholly-owned Canadian company, has been approved by Health Canada as a Licensed Producer and distributor of medical cannabis in Canada, under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations. [More]
Study examines relationship between substance use and teen pregnancy

Study examines relationship between substance use and teen pregnancy

New research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests that many teenagers, especially younger teens, may not be getting the message about the risks of using alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy -- but that having involved parents and being engaged academically can help. [More]
Midwest Compassion Center, Dr. Alan Shackelford join forces to treat epilepsy through medical cannabis

Midwest Compassion Center, Dr. Alan Shackelford join forces to treat epilepsy through medical cannabis

Midwest Compassion Center and Dr. Alan Shackelford join forces in the fight to treat epilepsy through the use of medical cannabis at their Will County dispensary. With growing concerns over the potentially negative side effects of pharmaceuticals and their inability to provide adequate symptom control in as many as 30% of patients with seizures, Dr. Shackelford and MCC will collaborate on research with the goal of developing new treatment options for patients dealing with a debilitating illness or condition, including seizures. [More]
Experts discuss therapeutic potential of medical cannabis in a symposium organized by MUHC

Experts discuss therapeutic potential of medical cannabis in a symposium organized by MUHC

While debate about recreational marijuana use continues, researchers are investigating the effectiveness of cannabis for treating pain, spasticity, and a host of other medical problems. In a symposium organized by the McGill University Health Centre as part of the 2015 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting held this week in San Jose, California, world-renowned experts from North America and the U.K. share their perspectives on the therapeutic potential of medical cannabis and explore the emerging science behind it. [More]

Resource Ventures announces corporate update, anticipates record annual revenues

Resource Ventures, Inc. Interim President Michael Cipolla is pleased to announce today that the company anticipates reporting record annual revenues. [More]
Cannabis Science highlights more attendees at the CFA African Healthcare Infrastructure Forum and Brainstorm

Cannabis Science highlights more attendees at the CFA African Healthcare Infrastructure Forum and Brainstorm

Cannabis Science, Inc., a U.S. Company specializing in cannabis formulation-based drug development and related consulting, highlights additional attendees at the CFA African Healthcare Infrastructure Forum and Brainstorm held at the African Union, in Washington DC, on February 6, 2015. [More]
Researchers suggest significant relationship between cannabis use and mania symptoms

Researchers suggest significant relationship between cannabis use and mania symptoms

Researchers from the University of Warwick have found evidence to suggest a significant relationship between cannabis use and the onset and exacerbation of mania symptoms. [More]
Five researchers selected to receive 2015 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research

Five researchers selected to receive 2015 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research

With proposals ranging from innovative therapies to the development of unique organoid models of the brain, five scientists have been selected to receive the 2015 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health. The five scientists will each receive $500,000 per year for five years to support their research. [More]
Study explores effects of medical marijuana in children and teens with ASD, ADHD

Study explores effects of medical marijuana in children and teens with ASD, ADHD

As medical marijuana becomes increasingly accepted, there is growing interest in its use for children and adolescents with developmental and behavioral problems such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a review in the February Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. [More]
Endogenous cannabinoids linked to weight gain in people with schizophrenia

Endogenous cannabinoids linked to weight gain in people with schizophrenia

Cannabinoids may be involved in the weight gain that occurs in people with schizophrenia who are treated with the antipsychotic olanzapine, according to a pilot study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology by researchers at the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal and Université de Montréal. [More]

BioTrackTHC, Adherence Colorado form strategic alliance

BioTrackTHC, the top provider of seed-to-sale software solutions for medical and retail marijuana businesses, today announced a strategic alliance with Adherence Colorado, the leading provider of compliance audits and inventory reconciliation for the cannabis industry. [More]
Study reveals effects of internet, mobile and video games on young students

Study reveals effects of internet, mobile and video games on young students

A study conducted by researchers at the UAB, the Catalan Institute of Health and the FPCEE Blanquerna (Ramon Llull University), and which included the methodological support of the Institute for Primary Healthcare Research (IDIAP Jordi Gol), has analysed the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by secondary school students, by using a sample of 5,538 students from the Vallès Occidental region of Catalonia. [More]
University of Copenhagen researchers move closer to developing antidote against cocaine addiction

University of Copenhagen researchers move closer to developing antidote against cocaine addiction

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have gained new insight into the mechanism behind a protein dopamine transporter that could help in the development of future medical treatment against cocaine addiction. [More]
CET ‘feasible’ in schizophrenia patients with substance misuse

CET ‘feasible’ in schizophrenia patients with substance misuse

Patients with schizophrenia and comorbid substance abuse diagnoses are able to benefit from cognitive enhancement therapy, preliminary research suggests. [More]
Teens misuse holiday baking ingredients in high-risk games

Teens misuse holiday baking ingredients in high-risk games

Watch your kitchen cupboards this season as thrill seekers look to common holiday baking ingredients for a rise - cinnamon, nutmeg and even marshmallows are the primary ingredients in an increasingly popular and high-risk game of "chicken." [More]

Sage Analytics releases new Luminary Profiler for testing cannabis potency

Sage Analytics, the developers of a new generation of equipment for the testing of marijuana potency and moisture content, announced today the release of the new Luminary Profiler, the industry's first product suite capable of delivering highly accurate light-based measurement in a cost-effective, portable unit. [More]