Resident physicians report lack of preparedness for counseling patients on medical cannabis

A recent study from Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, highlights the need for further education among resident physicians in the use of medical cannabis. It found 38% of resident physicians thought medical marijuana was a prescribed substance, while 78% did not know into what category medical cannabis fell within the Controlled…

Jerusalem cannabis guru to study effect of weed on asthma

Hebrew University’s Raphael Mechoulam and asthma expert Francesca Levi-Schaffer to undertake research with funding from UK-Israel startup CIITECH CIITECH, a UK-Israel cannabis biotech startup that seeks to develop and commercialize therapeutic cannabis products, said it would fund a research project together with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to find ways to use cannabis for the…

Adult-use marijuana bill carefully crafted to make new industry, Maine communities safer

Failure to support the proposal will allow flawed aspects of the original referendum to take effect, says Falmouth Rep. Teresa Pierce. Last November, Maine citizens narrowly passed a referendum to legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana. Once that referendum was passed, the Legislature was tasked with the critical, and considerable, responsibility of implementing the…