Despite its popularity as a salve for anxious brains, scientists don’t know how the chemicals in marijuana work to calm anxiety — but the discovery of a molecule that affects an anxiety-producing super-highway in the brain could hold the key.
Today, the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) is calling on the UK government to urgently review medical cannabis policy relating to cannabis access.
Chicago airports introduce ‘cannabis amnesty boxes’ to dispose of weed before flights after Illinois legalized recreational pot
Chicago’s airports have added ‘cannabis amnesty boxes’ after the state of Illinois legalized recreational marijuana.
New York governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday pledged for the second year in a row to legalise recreational cannabis, looking for his state to become the nation’s 12th to do so and saying that it could generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.
The Bureau of Cannabis Control on Thursday announced a program encouraging licensed cannabis retailers to post QR codes in their store windows. The checkerboard codes can be scanned by a cellphone camera linking the reader to the bureau’s online license system.
Notably, the cannabis industry is directly correlated with US alcohol consumption decline; Investment-bank firm Cowen & Co. reported that as of 2016, legal adult-use cannabis US states witnessed binge drinking rates fall by 9% below the national average, and 11% below non-cannabis states.
New Zealanders will take part in a world-leading double referendum next year when they vote in the country’s general election. In addition to electing a new government, one referendum question will ask about the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use, and the other will ask whether euthanasia should be legalised in certain circumstances.
The physical and mental trauma that veterans experience as a result of their military service extends far beyond the end of their participation in combat-related roles. To recognize the sacrifices veterans have made to protect our country, state and federal lawmakers must continue to expand access to crucial treatment options and programs that assist veterans who are struggling with post-war illnesses. These should include making medical cannabis available to all veterans.
Numbers don’t lie. And, it’s hard to argue with the numbers published in a new study examining the effects of cannabis on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its associated symptoms. A team of researchers led by Stephanie Lake of the University of British Columbia found that PTSD sufferers were significantly more likely to experience major depression and suicidal ideation unless they used marijuana.
The Zambian government has finally approved a proposal to legalize the production of Marijuana.