Wednesday , 22 November 2017

Tag Archives: cannabis research

Cannabis Research Leaders Just Combined Forces To Get Investors Talking

Giadha Aguirre DeCarcer saw the data powering big-money decisions to back private companies or consider public buyouts and wondered why there no one was doing the same for the legal cannabis industry. The one-time investment banker and consultant began attending the sector’s budding event circuit, pitching a Bloomberg for cannabis data. Her Washington D.C.-based startup, New Frontier Financial, began to publish reports ... Read More »

Cannabis and the Brain

Two studies and an editorial published online by JAMA Psychiatry examine associations between cannabis use and the brain. Cannabis and the Brain In the first study, David Pagliaccio, Ph.D., formerly of Washington University in St. Louis, and now at the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Md., and coauthors analyzed data from a group of twin/siblings (n=483 with 262 participants ... Read More »

Gaps in Research Cause Problems for Medical Marijuana Patients

As attitudes and laws about marijuana change across the country, an interesting and somewhat disturbing problem is beginning to emerge. Despite the fact that 23 states have legalized cannabis for medicinal use due to its widespread and well-known health benefits, the federal government still has not changed its legal classification from a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act. ... Read More »

The Cannabis Research that Matters

As I shared on Friday, there seems to be a lot of money spent, all over the world, on researching cannabis. However, the serious investments seem to be only launched at “How weed destroys the brain” or “Lung disease from smoking joints!” and painfully little is spent trying to fully understand what benefits it has. With plenty of hyperbole to ... Read More »

Cannabis Research, Clinical Trials Underway


As the demand for research and knowledge increases, the US National Institute of Health posts funding made available for specific requests for research. The grants are listed on the Federal Grants website, and includes a complete description, key deliverables, amount allocated to each initiative, and the parameters the granting research company must stay within as they report findings. RESEARCH GRANTS ... Read More »

Does Cannabis Reduce Domestic Violence?

In the past, we have all been presented with ‘research results’ that say that couples who abuse drugs are at a higher risk for divorce. The thought behind that research was that substance abuse very often leads to domestic violence, and therefore divorce. A couple of elements of that might not have rang true for any of us at any ... Read More »

THC vs CBD in fMRI Studies

This interesting study seems to have components that could simultaneously anger and appease pro-cannabis activists and anti-legalization groups alike. A unique brain study shows results that suggest that two of the most popular active ingredients, THC and CBD, may impact the brain in different ways. For some, this can mean the mellowing effect; relaxation and the munchies. For others, this ... Read More »

Colorado Medical Marijuana Research Grant Program

Resent measures supported by politicians have given rise to the idea that a change in attitude has been brought to the table regarding medical marijuana. As 23 states have voted in favor of some form of medical marijuana legislation, momentum builds towards the federal level and Colorado sits at the forefront as a national leader in the development of the ... Read More »