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How Canada’s adult use legalization has affected patients

One in four respondents to a recent survey of Canadian medical cannabis patients say that access has become more difficult since the country legalized adult-use marijuana in 2018.

Op-Ed: New York debates legalizing cannabis, with reservations

New York - If New York legalizes cannabis, it can be said that the mainstream US market has spoken. That, however, is far from a given. People are regenerating all the old arguments against cannabis, and a few new ones.

Op-Ed: Cannabis OK for sperm count, says Harvard

The endless Puritanism on the subject of cannabis, a stimulant for thousands of years, has produced some fascinating, always negative, findings. It’s a study in “hoe research”. Recent medical research out of Harvard shows signs of a new trend.

Lawsuit against medical pot producer, Organigram to go forward

Moncton - A class-action lawsuit against a Moncton-based medical cannabis producer has been given the green light to proceed to trial, according to Halifax-based law firm Wagners.

Canopy Growth and Tilray embark on cannabis studies on seniors

Ontario - The elderly suffer from a range of ailments - from arthritis pain to sleep disorders, while many also take medications for other illnesses. The use of medicinal cannabis in the elderly is now getting some attention through two new studies in Canada.

Canadian pot producer Tilray sees stocks soar 40 percent

Nanaimo - Canadian cannabis producer Tilray is soaring ahead of Wednesday's opening bell after CEO Brendan Kennedy laid out his company's growth prospects on CNBC's "Mad Money."

One of the most aggressive brain cancers shrunk by cannabis

Shrinking brain tumors with two of marijuana’s key ingredients — tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol — has proven successful, according to the result of a new study.

Op-Ed: Medical marijuana: choosing compassion and science, not politics

2014 should be another turning point in America when it comes to medical marijuana. It is irresponsible to refuse patients in need a viable medical treatment any longer, especially when the refusal is based on politics rather than facts.

Iowa passes bill to legalize cannabis treatment for children

Des Moines - Families across Iowa celebrated the news Friday that Governor Terry Branstad signed the bill enabling a low-THC medical marijuana oil extract to be used as treatment for children with severe epilepsy.

Researchers show benefits of medical cannabis for chronic pain

Montreal - For years the use of cannabis as medicine has been debated by governments, doctors and the public. A new study from McGill University shows real evidence that cannabis offers relief for patients with chronic neuropathic pain.

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Gilbert Stuart oil painting of George Washinton  finished in 1821.
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Gilbert Stuart oil painting of George Washinton, finished in 1821. People may be surprised to know that the "father of our country" used marijuana to alleviate toothaches. He also grew marijuana and hemp at Mount Vernon.
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