Category Archives: research

Researchers Find Halifax Consumes the Most Cannabis in Canada

Researchers in Canada have determined that the city of Halifax consumes the most cannabis per capita out of five major urban areas in the country. The study by Statistics Canada, the national statistics agency, analyzed wastewater from 15 sewage treatment plants serving Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver to determine average cannabis use per person in […]

How a Tiny Island Nation Could Use Cannabis to Disrupt Diabetes Care

Like many small, post-colonial states, the Republic of Vanuatu, a Pacific archipelago comprising dozens of small islands, sees some economic boosts from being a tourist destination, tax haven, and “flag of convenience,” but it experiences some drawbacks, too. The remote nation’s residents, known as Ni-Vanuatu, frequently face unemployment and poverty, relying heavily on personal fishing […]

The Science Behind Giving CBD & Cannabis to Cats and Dogs

A growing number of pet owners are using cannabis-derived products containing high doses of cannabidiol (CBD) and low or negligible doses of THC to alleviate pain, seizures, and other conditions. But what’s known about the science of cannabinoid medicine and pets? There isn’t a lot of peer-reviewed research, but a recent Cornell University study found extremely […]

Poll: Support for marijuana legalization hits record 62 percent of Americans

(courtesy ExoticGenetix) The U.S. percentage of support for marijuana law reform has reached a record high. More than 6 in 10 Americans support legalizing marijuana, according to a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center. Of the 1,750 people administered in late September, 62 percent of all Americans agreed that cannabis should be legalized. […]

US lawmakers urge feds to expand approved marijuana growers for research

Fifteen U.S. House lawmakers urged the heads of the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration to expand the number of federally approved marijuana cultivators allowed to grow cannabis for research purposes. The request, made in an Oct. 1 letter, comes on the heels of the DEA granting approval to medical researchers at the […]

Beyond THC: It’s Time to Assert the Primacy of Terpenes

Turns out, the nose did know. Cannabis lovers the world over are missing out on optimized highs because they don’t know enough about terpenes. We’ve all been lured toward high percentages of THC—the main active ingredient in cannabis. But is THC the main ingredient? More and more people are learning that title may go to […]

First Clinical Trial of MDMA Treatment for Autistic Adults Sees Success

New research has shown that MDMA may be an effective treatment for social anxiety in autistic adults. Results of the first study to research MDMA as a therapy for adults on the autism spectrum were published in the journal Psychopharmacology last week. Dr. Lisa Jerome, one of the researchers conducting the study, said that MDMA could […]

Why is CBD Illegal if it’s Non-Intoxicating?

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been getting a lot of press lately for being safe, non-intoxicating and helpful for treating a variety of medical issues. So why is it illegal and classified as a “Schedule 1” drug? Experts say the answer is simple: marijuana prohibition continues to create huge barriers to researching and producing this valuable cannabinoid. […]

How To Get Paid To Smoke Weed

It continues to be every cannabis lover’s dream: get paid to smoke weed. And with legal and medicinal markets continuing to open in many states across the US, that dream could come true. But receiving a check cut in your name just for puffing on Mary Jane still requires some research, creativity and work. Not […]