The New York State Department of Health (DOH) will launch the State’s Medical Marijuana Program today. Enabled by Governor Cuomo's endorsement of the Compassionate Care Act, the program will be accessible to patients suffering from various conditions; including HIV/AIDS, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, intractable spasticity, epilepsy,...
The Cannabis Health Summit on January 23-24 will bring together some of the world's top medical marijuana experts; including scientists, physicians and researchers. Each of the 20+ experts will deliver presentations TED-style, communicating facts and the latest science on topics relating to cannabis and health. Some of the conditions specifically...
Nonprofit organisation Autism & Compassionate Care Connection (ACCC) are bringing the “Cannabis for Autism” conference to Southern California on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The use of cannabis products in treating children with autism is becoming a hot topic. Stories such as that of Kalel Santiago are building hope in parents...
While industrial hemp can be grown quite easily without pesticides, it can be a different story with some medical-grade cannabis.  Industrial hemp is usually grown out in fields and paddocks and pretty much left to grow like a weed (hence the name). It's a very hardy plant that doesn't require...
A New York company has announced all its medical cannabis products have been certified kosher by the world's largest kosher certification agency. Vireo Health has attained the coveted certification from Orthodox Union (OU) for its medicinal cannabis vaporization cartridges, oils and capsules. It's significant news, not just for the company, but...
The world's first credit union created to serve the cannabis and hemp industries is still yet to open its doors due to complex legal issues. The Fourth Corner Credit Union was chartered by the State of Colorado Division of Financial Services on November 19, 2014, the first such charter issued...
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has made life for cannabidiol (CBD) researchers in the USA easier; well, a little anyway. Cannabidiol is one of the many cannabinoid compounds that can be extracted from the marijuana plant. It can represent up to 40% of the plant’s extract in medicinal...
A decree by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will see the rapid growth of a legitimate medical cannabis farming industry in the South American nation. "What we're seeking is for patients to be able to get access to drugs produced locally that are safe, of high quality and accessible," said...
The University of Vermont's Pharmacology Department recently announced a new course dealing with medical cannabis; possibly the first medical school in the USA to do so. Pharm-372 is a Special Topics course in Pharmacology that will cover topics such as general cannabis biology, plant chemistry, different cannabis strains and the...
A Minnesota company believes a new strain of cannabis plant it has developed has the highest levels of the cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) in the world. Marijuana has hundreds of cannabinoids, but CBD is one of a comparative handful pursued for medicinal applications; particularly in treating seizures and inflammations. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol),...