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UW cannabis research moves forward despite federal threats

UW cannabis research moves forward despite federal threats Brian Calvert | May 21st 2018 New research is offering scientific proof that cannabis can be medicine, and it’s all happening at the University of Washington. But the whole idea of the medical community being allowed to study cannabis and find scientific proof that it is helping people is something Michael Louella never thought would be possible. “It was mind-blowing,” Louella says, recalling the day he was told about the research. “Our director, Ann Collier, stopped me in the hallway and toldRead More


2018 Cannabis Classic Alaska: The Complete List of Winners

2018 Cannabis Classic Alaska: The Complete List of Winners 22 May, 2018 | Kendra Wray Congratulations to all 2018 Cannabis Classic Alaska winners! Her’s a quick recap of all this year’s Classic winners. Evan Levinton’s indica-dominant Purple Apricot (#18) won Alaska’s Cannabis Strain of the Year at Saturday’s 4th annual Cannabis Classic Awards, and Levinton also won Best Indica. 2018 Cannabis Classic Alaska: The Complete List of Winners


U.S. Attorney for Oregon Stepping Up Enforcement to Curb Cannabis Trafficking & Diversion

U.S. Attorney for Oregon Stepping Up Enforcement to Curb Cannabis Trafficking & Diversion TG Branfalt | 5/22/2018 U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams has announced five priority areas of enforcing federal law in the state, including what his office sees as threats to public safety and interstate trafficking, the Argus Observer reports. Williams outlined his concerns about the state’s industry in a January op-ed in the Oregonian and those concerns are reflected in his enforcement directive. The state Liquor Control Commission is also stepping up enforcement efforts. A February auditRead More


9 Prescription Medications You Should Avoid Mixing With Weed

9 Prescription Medications You Should Avoid Mixing With Weed Anna Wilcox | Apr 22, 2017 Medical cannabis is becoming increasingly more popular around the world. But, while the herb is proving to be a useful medical tool, researchers still know fairly little about how cannabis may interact with various pharmaceutical medications. In the upcoming years, this will certainly be a major area of study. In the meantime, here are nine prescription medications that you generally avoid mixing with weed (or at least talk to a professional about). The best advice?Read More


U.S. agents raid 17 homes across Puget Sound in black-market weed investigation

U.S. agents raid 17 homes across Puget Sound in black-market weed investigation May 18, 2018 | Jessica Lee Federal agents are looking for two men suspected of leading an international crime operation using hundreds of thousands of dollars wired to the U.S. from China for growing massive amounts of illegal marijuana in 17 homes across Puget Sound, authorities announced Friday. The search follows the arrest of a Seattle woman, 37-year-old Xiamin Huang, who investigators say partnered with the men — her husband and his brother — to use money fromRead More


It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks

It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks Aaron E. Carroll | May 7, 2018 The benefits and harms of medical marijuana can be debated, but more states are legalizing pot, even for recreational use. A new evaluation of marijuana’s risks is overdue. Last year, the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine and Engineering released a comprehensive report on cannabis use. At almost 400 pages long, it reviewed both potential benefits and harms. Let’s focus on the harms. It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks


Cannabidiol significantly reduces seizures in patients with severe form of epilepsy

Cannabidiol significantly reduces seizures in patients with severe form of epilepsy New York University School of Medicine | May 16, 2018 Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from the cannabis plant that does not produce a “high” and has been an increasing focus of medical research, was shown in a new large-scale, randomized, controlled trial to significantly reduce the number of dangerous seizures in patients with a severe form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. In the new study comparing two doses of CBD to a placebo, the researchers reported a 41.9Read More