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What You Need To Know About Auto flowering Cannabis Seeds

What is autoflowering and why is it beneficial for cannabis? In your search for the right cannabis seed, you might find it a daunting task due to all the different types of seeds. Among the most common are going to be regular seeds, feminized seeds, and autoflowering cannabis seeds. The seed that raises the most questions among consumers are autoflo …

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Cannabidiol Eases Epileptic Seizures: Study

Cannabidiol, a compound derived from marijuana, lessoned seizures in some children with a severe epileptic disorder, according to a double-blind, placebo-controlled study published yesterday (May 25) in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Cannabidiol Quells Seizures

The marijuana-derived compound shows promise in treating rare forms of epilepsy that cause children to have seizures multiple times a day. Cannabidiol, one of dozens of active cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant, can reduce the frequency of seizures in patients suffering from two rare forms of epilepsy called Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndrom …

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Zimbabwe’s Medical Marijuana Future Uncertain

In May, the government of Zimbabwe announced a law that allows farmers to grow and sell cannabis for medical and research purposes. The country becomes only the second in Africa to permit medical marijuana, Lesotho being the first to do so in 2017. The new policy would give researchers in Zimbabwe the ability to conduct their own clinical trials and …

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Canada Could Come to the Fore in Cannabis Research

On October 20, marijuana will no longer be an illegal drug in Canada—a move that could make it much easier to study how cannabis affects the body and the brain. Currently in Canada, to study the physiological effects of cannabis in humans, researchers have to apply for an exemption from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, which has been diffic …

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FDA Approves First Marijuana-Derived Drug

The US Food and Drug Administration today approved for the first time a marijuana-derived drug, Epidiolex, for the treatment of two rare forms of epilepsy. The drug contains cannabidiol, or CBD, and does not make users high while reducing the rate of seizures in patients with Dravet or Lennox-Gastaut syndromes, clinical trials show. “In my practice, …

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Medical Marijuana: Where’s the Data?

With New York State poised to become the latest inductee into the legal medical marijuana club, The New York Times explored the science behind weed’s effect on the variety of ills it’s used to treat. The paper’s verdict? Research into the medical benefits of smoked cannabis is severely lacking, and few findings point to a definitive therapeutic eff …

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Kerfuffle Over Marijuana Claim

Marijuana law reform has been in the air lately. Last November, Colorado and Washington voted to legalize recreational weed use in their states, and Illinois recently became the latest state to legalize the drug for use as a medicine. In a speech at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting this month, US Attorney General Eric Holder announced t …

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Is Cannabis Really That Bad?

Marijuana is a tricky drug, alternately demonized as a gateway drug and lionized for its medical promise. And while the juries remain out on both sides of the coin, one thing is clear: its use is on the rise. According to the US Department of Human Health and Services, the number of people in the United States who admit to smoking pot in the last m …

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High-Free Medical Marijuana

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NIDA Weighs In on Pot

Marijuana use may carry a number of risks, including addiction and memory impairment, according to a review of the scientific literature authored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The authors of the review, published last week (June 5) in The New England Journal of Medicine, stressed marijuana’s potential harm to younger users, citing …