As the nation rushes to slow the COVID-19 pandemic, the cannabis industry finds itself caught in the chaos like everyone else.
Marijuana sales are booming, with some states seeing 20 percent spikes in sales as anxious Americans prepare to be hunkered down in their homes potentially for months. Weed sellers are staffing up too, hiring laid-off workers from other industries to meet demand.
South Florida State College project manager Kendall Carson, left, and Oviedo entrepreneur Steve Edmonds place a cannabis biomat onto Lake Glenada.
A recent study in which rats could self-administer cannabis vapor may provide a useful research model for humans.
Patients could face fewer barriers to access medicinal cannabis products in New Zealand as new rules launch today. The new rules should make it easier for doctors to prescribe products and for cultivator and manufacturer licenses to be granted.
Jameson Berkow: COVID-19 made cannabis ‘essential,’ but governments aren’t treating the industry that way
There is unlikely to be any progress unless governments start treating their legal cannabis sectors as essential, as right now, that designation appears to provide none of the expected benefits.
After nearly 4 years of what some researchers saw as foot dragging, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced it will evaluate 37 applications to grow marijuana for medical research and proposed new rules for the prospective growers that outline how the cannabis-growing program would work.
While many businesses are struggling to survive the crippling impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, others are seeing a surge in demand.
George Kruis hopes to see medicinal cannabis introduced as an alternative to painkillers to help players cope with the wear and tear caused by the modern game.
Cannabis has been used medicinally to help manage pain for thousands of years – before prohibition began. However, the illegal status of cannabis in developed nations around the world – which coincided with the heights of scientific development and research – has meant that there is little clinical evidence of how medical cannabis can help with a whole range of conditions, including Fibromyalgia.