Mason votes ‘no’ on medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits

City Council unanimously passed six month delay for permits MASON, Ohio — Mason City Council said it needs more time before voting on an ordinance that would change city zoning rules on medical marijuana. Monday, City Council unanimously passed a 180 day moratorium on granting any permit for retail dispensaries, cultivators or processors of medical…

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…

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,…

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…