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Sat
24
Jan

Children’s Hospital in Colorado to Conduct 3-Year Study on Cannabis for Epilepsy

AURORA, COLORADO – During this spring, Dr. Kelly Knupp, a pediatric epilepsy specialist, and her colleagues will be conducting a three-year, $500,000 observational study at Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado.

Thu
22
Jan

How Cannabis Helps Lupus

What is Lupus?

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which your body can’t tell the difference between viruses, germs and bacteria and your body’s own healthy tissue. This leads to your immune system creating antibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue, leading to inflammation, pain and damage to body parts. Lupus is characterized by flares, where symptoms worsen, and remissions, when symptoms improve. Unlike HIV or AIDS, where the immune system is underactive, the immune system is overactive in lupus.

Tue
20
Jan

Thousands rally after father arrested for giving dying daughter cannabis oil

Thousands are rallying to support an Australian man arrested for giving his dying daughter cannabis oil to relieve her harsh symptoms.

Adam Koessler, whose daughter, Rumer Rose, is suffering from late-stage cancer, is barred from seeing the 2-year-old because of bail conditions, the Mirror reported.

He has said the oil led to a “miraculous” improvement for the deteriorating girl, who is now in intensive care.

Mon
19
Jan

The Disunited State of Cannabis

As Colorado celebrated a year of cannabis legalisation, Founders Fund, a venture-capital firm with $2 billion in assets that backed Facebook, has announced an investment in Privateer Holdings, a marijuana outfit behind names such as Leafly and [Bob] Marley Natural. Four states and Washington, DC, have now legalised recreational weed. A further 21 allow medical consumption under differing restrictions. Legal recreational and medical sales amounted to $2.6 billion last year, most of them in California and Colorado. That is just 6% of the estimated $40 billion still going to criminals (over $200 billion a year is spent on tobacco and alcohol). Cannabis venture capital was a tiny $104m in 2014 and opportunities remain limited because of federal restrictions.

Mon
19
Jan

Doctors are advised to prescribe cannabis over opioids for nerve pain

Physicians who prescribe opioid drugs to patients with neuropathy (nerve pain) should consider recommending canna­bis as a therapy, according to a peer-reviewed paper published online in the January 2012 Harm Reduction Journal.* “There is sufficient evidence of safety and efficacy for the use of (cannabis/ cannabinoids) in the treatment of nerve pain relative to opioids,” the paper states. “In States where medicinal cannabis is legal, physicians who treat neuropathic pain with opioids should evaluate their patients for a trial of cannabis and prescribe it when appropriate prior to using opioids.

Sun
18
Jan

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : newsday.co.tt :

Marijuana caution

Sunday, January 18 2015

RECENT events in the news locally hint at a significant use of illicit marijuana by university students, a topic likely to be raised now by anxious parents with their youngsters in households across the country.

We think it is an apt time to sound a note of caution as to the drug’s harmful effects. At present, Trinidad and Tobago, like much of the rest of the world, faces a very confused picture as to how the drug should be viewed.

It is still illegal in most countries including ours, but has been decriminalised in places such as Uruguay and the State of Colorado and Washington DC. Even as in Europe some police forces now merely warn but not prosecute users.

Sat
17
Jan

Greenhouse Marijuana: British Columbia’s Next Great Industry

One of the greatest social shifts of the decade is underway, tilting towards a normalized future for the consumption and production of cannabis. The legalization of this historically contentious plant is now supported by 66% of Canadian voters. 35 American states have legislated some form of decriminalization, medicalization, or regulated sale.

Thu
15
Jan

Fresh Investor in a Thriving Cannabis Industry

Investor Insight: Brian Sheng, New York, NY

If you’re kid in class getting all the A’s, you quickly realize you have something to offer to those who aren’t. This is where entrepreneurship began for Brian Sheng of Fresh VC. From there, he experimented with an array of businesses and eventually came to find his strengths being utilized best in the art of venture capitalism! He has an eye for success and now dedicates his time to finding that in the growing companies of the cannabis industry. You won’t find one generic answer in our interview with him, he’s here to give it to us straight.

How did your entrepreneurial journey begin?

Thu
15
Jan

Croatia medics back legalizing medical marijuana

A medical expert commission has advised the Croatian government to change the law in order to enable marijuana to be used for medical purposes.

An expert commission formed in the Croatian health ministry in December has decided that usage of marijuana for medical purposes should be legalised.

Consisting of doctors and medical experts, the panel concluded that use of marijuana in some medical treatments can be useful, according to new scientific and medical research.

Thu
15
Jan

The Cannabis Industry and Its Roadblock

Cashinbis came into this space with a simple mission at its core – To relinquish the stigma against the industry by educating and inspiring its readers. It started out as something so simple, but has grown to be this incredible multifaceted platform that has captivated the attention of entrepreneurs, advocates, curious onlookers, and investors alike. We are constantly pushing forward with positive results, but we are beginning to see something materializing up ahead that may limit our industry’s potential. The momentum is there, the passion is there, the drive is there, so what is this roadblock up ahead and how can we surpass it?

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