Groundbreaking Tikun Olam Research Study Confirms Cannabis Effectively Treats Fibromyalgia, Decreases Pharmaceutical & Opioid Use

NEW YORK, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Patients suffering from fibromyalgia experience significant improvement in pain, sleep, and depression symptoms after treatment with Tikun Olam medical cannabis, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine confirms. The six-month study “Safety and Efficacy of Medical Cannabis in Fibromyalgia,” comprised 367 fibromyalgia patients, making it […]

Cannabis Legalization Has Taken a Couple of Big Steps Forward

Don’t call Chicago the Second City any more. Late Friday, the Illinois legislature approved recreational marijuana use for adults. It’s the first state to do so by legislature, as opposed to a voter referendum. With Gov. J.B. Priztker promising his signature, Illinois’ move restores momentum to the advance of cannabis legalization after recreational pot bills […]

A significant number of cannabis patients discontinue use of benzodiazepines

A new study has found that many patients stop using benzodiazepine after receiving medical cannabis. The findings have been published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. “I was interested in this project because it presented an opportunity to address benzodiazepines and cannabis use, both of which are becoming increasingly socially relevant. Benzodiazepines can be […]

FDA open to possibility of legalizing some cannabis products

In the coming months, the Food and Drug Administration will weigh whether certain food and dietary supplements containing cannabis or cannabis derivatives can be sold without violating federal law. Cannabis’s potential to compromise food safety or harm animals is just one of the many issues the agency will consider. In April, the FDA laid out […]

Hemp or pot? Cannabis company sues over seizure of truck in Idaho

Big Sky Scientific wants its product released, and an apology BOISE, Idaho — A company has filed a lawsuit against Idaho State Police and Ada County after authorities seized nearly 7,000 pounds of cannabis from a truck headed to Colorado, the Idaho Statesman reported. Authorities who stopped the truck said it was filled with marijuana, […]

Cancer To Cannabis: Part 1

CANCER x STATS Cancer has become a major public health concern in the United States and around the globe. It is estimated that one in four deaths in the US are due to cancer. Statistics from 2005 estimated that 1.4 million people were diagnosed with cancer that year and the estimated amount of deaths was […]

Hocking College Announces Partnership with Shimadzu Scientific Instruments in Developing Medical Cannabis Lab Program

COLUMBIA, Md. (January 8, 2019)—Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI), the leading provider of cannabis testing instruments, and Hocking College announce a collaborative relationship to launch the Hocking College Cannabis Analytic Lab. The partnership will also support a first-of-its-kind Cannabis Lab Technician Associates of Science Degree. “Fulfilling the Ohio legislative mandate that an Ohio public college or university […]

Arthritis To Cannabis

Rheumatoid Arthritis:  Arthritis can be characterized in a few different ways depending on which form of arthritis you are talking about. Although all forms of arthritis are typically characterized by inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is unique in a sense that it is described as a self-destructive disease. This is due to the fact that autoimmune […]