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Policy and Legislation

Delaware lawmakers have establish a legal framework that will allow facilities in Delaware to research the potential benefits of marijuana for medical purposes. Facilities that meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards will be allowed to initiate research on the potential medical benefits of the drug. The law signed

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Research

Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, a Pennsylvania drug company, is developing lab-made chemicals that act similarly to THC and CBD, the key components of marijuana in order to treat painful diseases.  It’s two lead new drug candidates are; ZYN001, a transdermal patch (patent protected until 2031) that could help patients with fibromyalgia and

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Business

The popular marijuana jobs board positioned to protect its brand moving forward. WeedHire International, Inc. announced on August 3rd that is has officially been issued its full trademark by the US Patent & Trademark Office for the WeedHire name. The company operates WeedHire.com, career website targeting employment within the legal

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Business

Monday morning may be looking a little brighter with the launch of Eqvuest LLC’s Pot-O-Coffee. Pot-O-Coffee is aiming to become the United State’s first national cannabis and CBD-infused single-serve coffee line featuring coffee, tea and cocoa. The product line of cannabis-infused beverages consisting of single-serve coffee, tea and cocoa for

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Research

In the United States, 46 people die each day from opioid overdose. Marijuana may help in overcoming painkiller abuse, according to a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, and authored by researchers David Powell, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula and Mireille Jacobson. They have observed that in US

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Society

For decades large-scale clinical trial research into marijuana’s therapeutic benefits has been blocked in the United States. Now, there is a group of senators pushing for change in marijuana research. Eight democratic senators, lead by Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, submitted a letter dated July 9th 2015 to representatives of

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Conferences

A neurology professor from the University of South Florida will join a group of speakers to bring together leaders in health care and medical marijuana. Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos, who conducts research on Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, is one of seven speakers to advocate for medical marijuana at the three-day International

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Policy and Legislation

Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) announced plans to introduce legislation reinforcing steps taken by Oregon to legalize and provide a clean start for certain marijuana offenses. The Clean Slate for Marijuana Offenses Act of 2015, creates a pathway for the following two groups of federal marijuana offenders to expunge their marijuana

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Policy and Legislation

Legislation to establish a system of medical dispensaries in Hawaii, for the state’s nearly 14,000 medical marijuana patients has become law. Governor David Ige signed the measure, stating, “I support the establishment of dispensaries to ensure that qualified patients can legally and safely access medical marijuana. We know that our

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Policy and Legislation

The Colorado Board of Health will vote Wednesday on whether post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be added to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana. Nine other states already include PTSD within their respective medical marijuana programs, however, past efforts to make the change in Colorado

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