It seems another potential use for medicinal cannabis is to assist opioid users in kicking their habit. Earlier this year, researchers at Columbia University assessed the usefulness of dronabinol in opioid withdrawal. Dronabinol is a pharmaceutical formulation of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound in marijuana. Dronabinol is commonly used to treat...
The United States Postal Service has sent out a memo to newspaper publishers in a US state stating they must not mail any publications containing advertisements for marijuana - including medical cannabis. Even if the medicinal cannabis comes from a licensed dispensary; the ban still applies. According to the memo: "If...
Australian Federal Government Minister For Health, Sussan Ley, has announced the local cultivation of marijuana for medicinal or scientific purposes will be carried out under uniform guidelines across the country. When the Federal Government originally announced its intentions in October to seek parliamentary support for a licensing scheme; at...
A token fine of $1.30 has been issued to a man in Canada by a judge who called the country's cannabis laws "obsolete and ridiculous". The accused, a 46 year-old suffering from ongoing pain as a result of a road accident, had sought to acquire a prescription so he could...
A long-established cannabis eradication program that seems to have focused on non-intoxicating industrial hemp may soon be in its death throes, or at least be very much trimmed down. The US Drug Enforcement Administration initiated the Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program (DCE/SP) in 1979 and it was adopted by all states...
Canada is growing a lot of industrial hemp; but wasting a great deal of its potential too due to outdated regulations. Approximately 100,000 acres of industrial hemp is being grown in Canada this year. It's a big business, as evidenced by a meeting of 200 producers, processors and industry experts...
The US industrial hemp industry is expected to finish up 2015 with USD $500 million in consumer sales. According to the Hemp Business Journal,  consumer sales of hemp products reached $400 million in last year - up 26 percent on 2013; and this year the Journal expects similar growth....
The medical cannabis industry is a serious business - so of course, somebody had to make a sitcom from it. The kitchen at the Mess Hall in Northeast Washington D.C. (which provides up-and-coming food entrepreneurs commercial kitchen space to hone their craft) has been transformed into a marijuana cultivation center...
An increasing number of dog and cat owners are using medicinal marijuana to treat conditions in their pets. Medical cannabis designed for pets is thought to treat various maladies, including joint discomfort and for alleviating pain. There's also been reports of its usefulness in managing dogs experiencing seizures. Cannabis products are...
The ridiculous ban on industrial hemp based food products in Australia may finally soon be a thing of the past. While low THC hemp is banned in food in Australia, opium poppy seeds can be purchased at just about any supermarket. This is in place even though seeds from industrial hemp...