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Marijuana: Effects of Teenage Use May Be Reversible

Scientists have identified a mechanism in the brain that seems to explain how long-term marijuana use in the teenage years might lead to schizophrenia and other similar psychiatric diseases in adulthood. They also showed how drugs might be able to reverse the schizophrenia-like symptoms. In a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from the University […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Hemp, Marijuana Use, Medical, Research

Congress Gives Medical Marijuana Users a Good Reason to Be Paranoid

The legal medical marijuana market took a major hit on Wednesday, after the U.S. House Rules Committee blocked an amendment for medical marijuana protections from the House’s 2018 budget bill. In 2014 Congress passed the Hinchey-Rohrabacher Amendment, prohibiting the U.S. Department of Justice from spending federal dollars to enforce the federal prohibition laws in states […]

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Categories: DEA, Enforcement, Federal, Legalization, Legislation, Medical, medical marijuana

House GOP Blocks Vote Protecting Medical Marijuana States

Several lawmakers said Wednesday that GOP leaders won’t allow the full House to vote on an amendment that bars the Justice Department from pursuing states that have legalized medical marijuana. Without legislation, states would lose protection they have enjoyed for the past four years, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions could begin his long-sought crackdown on the rapid […]

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Categories: Enforcement, Federal, Jail Time, Legalization, Legislation, Marijuana Industry, Medical, medical marijuana

Texas Poised to Issue First Medical Marijuana Licenses

Three small companies — two of them in the Austin metro area — are on the verge of making history by winning the first Texas licenses to grow, process and sell a form of medical marijuana in the state. But the renown isn’t expected to equate to quick profits, and success over the long haul […]

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Categories: Legalization, Legislation, Licensing, Marijuana Industry, marijuana sales, Medical, Medical Benefits, medical marijuana

Healing or Hustle? Medical Marijuana Clinics Come to South Florida

Maybe you’ve seen them on Lincoln Road and Biscayne Boulevard, or did a double-take the first time you drove past one on Old Dixie Highway. With names like 420 Miami Doctor and Doc MJ, clinics that specialize in medical marijuana diagnoses are opening in strip malls and office buildings across South Florida. More than a […]

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Categories: Dispensaries, Florida, Medical, medical marijuana

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