Cannabis In Science & Health

Federal Research Funding Opportunities

A New Online Resource Highlights Federal Marijuana Research Funding Opportunities

A federal health ministry is promoting a new website that lists active grants for cannabis research, gives an overview of projects that have already gotten government help, and shows a wide range of research topics that are being funded, according to a report by Marijuana Moment. Cannabinoid research, cannabidiol research, and medicinal cannabinoid research are […]

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MN Association Backs Drug Decriminalization

The Minnesota Medical Association Supports Drug Decriminalization

The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) backs harm reduction programs across the state and getting rid of criminal records for drug possession by minors, according to a report by Marijuana Moment. Association members this month voted in favor of a resolution calling for “the abolition of criminal penalties for possession of a small quantity of illicit

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4,300+ Cannabis Studies were Published

More than 4,300 Cannabis-related Studies were Published by Researchers This Year

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) said in a report that more than 4,300 scholarly articles about cannabis were published in 2022. According to the report, the number of peer-reviewed cannabis studies has increased this year to over 30,000, up from less than 3,000 in the 1990s and less than 2,000

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MN’s Medical Cannabis Program Expands

Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program Will Be Expanded

When Minnesota’s medical cannabis program started, there were only nine conditions that qualified patients. There are now 19 conditions that qualify patients for the program, and next August, OCD and IBS will be added, bringing the total to 21.  Regulators decided against adding opioid use disorder and gastroparesis, a stomach and digestion-related condition, to the

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AMA Study Finds Legalization Helping Cancer Patients

The American Medical Association Found that Medical Marijuana Legalization Reduced Opioid Use by Cancer Patients

A new study from the American Medical Association shows that when states legalize medical marijuana, opioid prescriptions and use go down by a large amount among some cancer patients. The study looked at insurance claims from 38,189 people who had just been told they had cancer. It found that legalizing medical cannabis between 2012 and

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Governor of Kentucky Permits Some Individuals to Possess and Use Medical Cannabis

Governor of Kentucky Permits Some Individuals to Possess and Use Medical Cannabis

Democratic Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear issued an executive order allowing residents with certain severe medical conditions and who fulfill certain qualifications to possess and consume limited amounts of cannabis acquired from a state with legal access. When Beshear signed the order, he became the first governor to do so, making it lawful for residents to

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FDA Rejected a Decade-Old Petition for Federal Exemption for Marijuana

FDA Rejected a Decade-Old Petition for Federal Exemption for Marijuana

A petition to exempt bulk marijuana and cannabis tinctures from regulated oversight under a longstanding federal regulation has been rejected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more than a decade after it was filed. The FDA received a request from a California doctor and attorney in September 2011 asking for permission to market bulk

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Medical Cannabis Access Expected to Become Available Patients by Early 2023 in Mississippi

Medical Cannabis Access Expected to Become Available Patients by Early 2023 in Mississippi

State officials in Mississippi anticipate that medical cannabis will be available to patients by the beginning of 2023. In the two years since voters approved the reforms, Mississippi regulators have issued licenses to medical practitioners, patients, dispensaries, cultivators, processors, laboratories, disposal companies, and workers, but patients still don’t have access to products, as reported by

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Working on Cannabis Scheduling

U.S Health Secretary Working with FDA on Cannabis Scheduling Review

In a move that could have a significant impact on the cannabis industry, the U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra has already begun working with the FDA to review cannabis’ federal scheduling status. This review was directed by President Biden during his pardoning announcement last week. The scheduling status of cannabis is critical

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Cannabis Research

$20M Raised for Funding Cannabis Research by California Department of Cannabis Control

The California Department of Cannabis Control has earmarked $20 million in funding for research prioritizing multiple cannabis topics including potency, health impacts, medicinal use, legacy cannabis genetics, and the health of California’s cannabis industry.  Some of the specific areas of interest that will be funded include understanding the long-term health effects of cannabis consumption, developing

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