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  1. Ron Strider

    Israel: Medical Cannabis Meets Insomnia And Cryptocurrency

    Israel's role as a leader in the research and development of medical cannabis products was given another boost last week when Israeli-Canadian cannabis startup SciCann Therapeutics entered into a strategic partnership with Global Cannabis Applications Corp. of Vancouver, Canada. SciCann will...
  2. Ron Strider

    CA: Potential Impact Of Recreational Cannabis Explored During Workshop In Buellton

    Research and data presented by two of Colorado's leading cannabis experts Friday provided workshop attendees a glimpse of the impacts of recreational cannabis. Hosted by the Santa Barbara County Department of Public Health, the workshop brought health care and mental health providers...
  3. Ron Strider

    Trump Administration Makes It Harder To Track Marijuana Arrests, But I Did It Anyway

    As reported earlier, new FBI data reveals that drug arrests increased in the United States last year. But due to a change in how the annual law enforcement numbers are publicized, it is now harder to determine how many people were busted for marijuana or other drugs specifically. Nonetheless...
  4. Ron Strider

    RI: Federal Drug Agency Asks For Medical Marijuana Patient Data

    A federal anti-drug program has asked Rhode Island — and more than two dozen other states where medical marijuana is legal — to turn over data about patients in the program. The move has alarmed some who question why the federal government, which has at times appeared to be antagonistic towards...
  5. Ron Strider

    Automation In The Pot Industry Is Picking Up With Unforeseen Speed

    When Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012, few could have predicted the scale of the growth which would bloom across the industry. Legal marijuana sales in the US and Canada are now expected to pass $20.2 billion by 2021 at a predicted annual...
  6. Ron Strider

    White House Anti-Drug Office Asks Massachusetts For Medical Marijuana Data

    An arm of the White House's antidrug office has asked Massachusetts and several other states where medical marijuana is legal to turn over information about registered patients, triggering a debate over privacy rights and whether state officials should cooperate with a federal administration...
  7. Ron Strider

    Fake Data On Marijuana Is Spewed By A Government Agency

    Government-rooted misinformation has long been central to the very existence of War on Drugs. From government-sponsored anti-marijuana campaigns to the familiar talking points used by politicians over the decades, the Drug War has always been fueled by alleged facts that have no basis in...
  8. Ron Strider

    Zynerba Shares Plunge As Cannabis-Based Epilepsy Gel Fails Study

    Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc's stock lost more than half its value on Monday after the U.S. drug developer said its synthetic cannabis-based gel for epilepsy failed a mid-stage study. Zynerba's gel contains a synthetically processed formulation of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive...
  9. Ron Strider

    How Does A Doctor Know If Medical Marijuana Is Working

    Medicine is a unique discipline, at once cutting edge and surprisingly low-tech. For all of the advances made in medical imaging technology and pharmaceuticals, medical records remain a largely pen and paper affair. As a result, doctors may miss opportunities to better tailor treatment to...
  10. Ron Strider

    Data Show The Typical Medical Consumer Is Upscale, Insured And Physician-Diagnosed

    With cannabis legalization across multiple states in the U.S. and other countries around the world, there's been an explosion of research firms looking into the industry. ArcView Market Research became famous for its market-size predictions, Viridian Capital Advisors acquired notoriety for its...
  11. Ron Strider

    Oregon Ranks Low On Cannabis Industry Transparency

    Ed Keating is co-founder of Cannabiz Media, a database that keeps track of more than 16,000 licensed marijuana businesses nationwide. As the chief data officer, it is Keating's job to oversee data research on cannabis markets across the U.S. Oregon, he says, is one of the most...
  12. Ron Strider

    Survey: Pain Patients Overwhelmingly Prefer Medical Marijuana Over Opioids

    When patients have a choice between opioids and medical marijuana for a painful condition, an overwhelming majority say they prefer marijuana, that it works just as well, and has fewer side effects, a new survey finds. Though the survey, involving 2,897 medical cannabis patients, didn't track...
  13. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Is Not The Cause For Car Accident Increases, According To New Study

    A new study published by researchers from University of Texas at Austin looks at crash fatality rates after legalization of marijuana in both Washington and Colorado. The group of researchers looked at the annual motor vehicle crash data between 2009 and 2015 in both legalized states and used...
  14. Ron Strider

    Smoke Out - Yet Another Study Shows Legalizing Weed Doesn't Make More Teens Get High

    Opponents of marijuana legalization have long warned that ending prohibition will cause rates of use among teenagers to skyrocket due to increased availability and less concern about the potential harms associated with getting baked on a regular basis. But yet again, new evidence shows the...
  15. Ron Strider

    Cannabis May Help, Not Harm, Narcotics Addicts

    It is time for politicians to put to rest the myth that cannabis is a gateway to the use of other controlled substances – a theory that is neither supported by modern science or empirical data. Over 60 percent of American adults acknowledge having tried cannabis, but the overwhelming majority...
  16. Ron Strider

    Evidence Overwhelming: Cannabis Is Exit Drug For Major Addictions, Not A Gateway

    People dependent on cocaine, opioids and other prescription drugs could ease out of their addictions with cannabis. It is time for politicians to put to rest the myth that cannabis is a gateway to the use of other controlled substances — a theory that is neither supported by modern science or...
  17. Ron Strider

    If RCMP Can't Say If Canadians Have Minor Pot Convictions, How Will Amnesty Work

    Canada's national criminal database can't clearly break out people with a record for possession of marijuana from other drug possession offences, an RCMP spokesperson told Global News this week. While police forces can enter the type of drug someone is charged with possessing into data which...
  18. Ron Strider

    Ottawa Working To Understand Price Of Pot In Fight Against Illegal Marijuana Trade

    The federal government is hoping to find strength in numbers as it tries to stamp out the illicit marijuana market. Government officials are collecting data — everything from the street price of pot to how often people light up — to arm themselves in the fight against organized crime's...
  19. ConstantGreen

    PPFD Measurements & Analysis for LEDs

    Hello, I took data on the two LED panels I have in efforts to compare them with each other and determine their optimal height and coverage. Both panels are marketed for a 4x4 area, so I measured them in that space. Panels were centered and leveled at each height. First is Amare's Solar Eclipse...
  20. K

    Cannabis Company Cyberattack Reveals Industry's Vulnerability To Hacking

    On Sunday, Jan. 8, Waylon Broussard arrived at Cannabal City Collective, the medical marijuana dispensary he manages in downtown Los Angeles, to find that the software system was down. He thought it might be a brief outage for maintenance, but the cloud-based software hadn't been restored by the...