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More Aging Coloradans Are Turning To Medical Marijuana, But Data Is Sparse

In the airy first-floor lounge of Balfour Senior Living at Riverfront Park in downtown Denver, Dr. Joe Cohen prepares to speak to a packed house. This is '"Cannabis 101 for Seniors,'" a talk he's given before. Michael Schonbrun, Balfour's CEO, says he's got residents in almost all of his Colorado retirement communities using marijuana in some […]

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Categories: Cannabis Culture, Colorado, Elderly, Health, Marijuana Use, Medical Benefits, medical marijuana

Senators Want Feds To Make Sure Dispensary Marijuana Is Safe

A powerful Senate panel is urging federal agencies to make a number of surprising marijuana moves, including launching an effort to test products sold at dispensaries in states where cannabis has been legalized. Concerned about a lack of data on the potency and purity of cannabis available to consumers, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee is directing […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Enforcement, Federal, Health, marijuana testing, Nationwide

How Does Consuming Weed Affect Your Sleep?

If you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an adult, chances are good that person has either tried using marijuana, or cannabis, for sleep or has thought about it. This is reflected in the many variations of cannabinoid or cannabis-based medicines available to improve sleep '“ like Nabilone, Dronabinol and Marinol. […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Health, Medical Benefits

Marijuana with ‘CBD’ May Pose Less Risk to Long-Term Users

Marijuana with relatively high levels of a compound called cannabidiolmay be less risky to smoke over the long term, because this ingredient may counteract some of the drug’s harmful effects, according to a new study in mice. The study found that adolescent mice injected with frequent doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) '” the ingredient in marijuana that produces a […]

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Categories: Cannabinoid, Health, Medical Benefits, medical marijuana

Hocking College First to Say It Will Test Ohio Medical Marijuana

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hocking College is the first school to announce it wants to be a state testing laboratory for medical marijuana. The Southeast Ohio school will apply to test cannabis for safety and potency, which the law will require before sales. Other Ohio public colleges and universities have been hesitant to offer their facilities for testing, concerned […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Growing, Health, medical marijuana, Ohio, Research

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