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,…

N.Y. lets health facilities obtain medical marijuana for patients, residents

Hospitals, nursing homes and residences for disabled New Yorkers are among facilities that could obtain medical marijuana for their patients and residents under emergency regulations issued a week ago by the state Health Department. The facilities would be deemed “caregivers” under the state medical marijuana program. New York’s strict rules permit medical cannabis to be…

Researchers Learn How to Improve Medical Cannabis Plant Production

University of Guelph researchers have published what is believed to be the first scientific paper in North America on improving medicinal cannabis plant production, helping move the industry into the realm of high-tech laboratories and evidence-based practices. “Growing marijuana has been illegal for so many years that there has been hardly any scientific research up…

Opioid-related deaths fell 6.5% after recreational marijuana legalized in Colorado, research finds

Opioid-related deaths have fell by more than 6 percent in Colorado in the two years after the state started selling recreational marijuana, The researchers who conducted the study found the 6.5-percent reduction represented “a reversal of” a 14-year increasing trend in opioid-related deaths in Colorado since 2000. But they stressed in the report that further…

Niagara going to pot: Coyote’s Run winery sold to major legal marijuana operation

Those gorgeous Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards, the famed Red Paw/Black Paw blocks, of Coyote’s Run in Niagara-on-the-Lake will be no more as of Nov. 29. Tweed Marijuana Inc., a burgeoning medical marijuana greenhouse operation with properties in Smiths Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake, has purchased the winery, which in itself was sold to a Toronto businessman…

Mother ‘forced’ to buy cannabis to feed to her nine-year-old daughter

Doctors refuse to prescribe illegal drug to treat the girl’s seizures A mother has been forced to make cannabis oil at home to treat her nine-year-old daughter’s seizures because the Australian government refuses to legalise it. Katrina Spraggon from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has been petitioning lawmakers for three years to no avail, even when they…

The cannabis oil ‘healers’ preying on Australia’s sick and dying

Seriously ill patients who are turning to medical cannabis for life-saving treatment are being sold fake, poisonous and intoxicating products manufactured in backyard laboratories across Australia. The unlicensed suppliers are sending cannabis oil that contains dangerous chemicals that could lead to cancer, and then charging people $6000 for up to three months’ supply. The unregulated…