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…

Hebrew U. organizes Buenos Aires cannabis conference

College says it chose Argentina for summit because of the country’s land extension and climatic variations BUENOS AIRES — Hebrew University is organizing Argentina’s first international conference on medicinal cannabis. The first International Conference on Cannabis’ Endocannabinoid and Medicinal System in Argentina´s history, will take place October 24-25 at NH Tango Porteño Hotel in Buenos…

Review study finds limited data on medical cannabis use in children

A systematic review of published studies on the use of medical cannabis in children and adolescents finds a notable lack of studies and a minimal number of the randomized, controlled trials needed to confirm the effectiveness of a treatment In their paper published in the journal Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators Shane Shucheng Wong, MD,…