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  1. Ron Strider

    Can This Beaten-Down Marijuana Stock Roar Back In 2018

    There was good news and bad news for Zynerba Pharmaceuticals in 2017. First, the good news: The cannabinoid-focused biotech stock is up more than 90% over the last three months. What's the bad news? That gain wasn't enough to offset Zynerba's previous decline. The stock is still down over 20%...
  2. Ron Strider

    Canadians Consumed C$5 Billion To C$6.2 Billion In Cannabis In 2015

    Canadians consumed an estimated C$5 billion ($3.8 billion) to C$6.2 billion worth of cannabis in 2015, a study by Statistics Canada showed on Monday, ahead of the nationwide legalization of recreational use of the drug next year. Using existing data sources, the study estimated there were...
  3. Ron Strider

    PA: Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia To Study Medical Marijuana And Autism

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is pairing with an Australian biopharmaceutical company in what some advocates say could be the first major effort in the United States to study the effects of medical marijuana on children with autism. Athena Zuppa, the director of the hospital's Center...
  4. Ron Strider

    NY: Epilepsy Patients Failing Regular Meds Improved With Medical Cannabis

    Medically refractory epilepsy (MRE) patients in New York state who regularly used medical cannabis reported improvements in their health, according to a pilot survey presented here this week at the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting. Researchers with Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group...
  5. Ron Strider

    FL: UF Health Conducts New Study On Possible Marijuana's Medical Effects On HIV

    A new study on marijuana's health effects on people with HIV is launching after the University of Florida received a $3.2 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse in August. Participants are currently being selected and interviewed after UF Health released the announcement of this...
  6. Ron Strider

    Utah Cannabis Research: Providing Answers Or Just A Smokescreen

    Initial findings from state-funded research into the medical qualities of marijuana could be presented to lawmakers as early as the legislative session at the start of next year, according to the organization charged with carrying out the study. "Hopefully there will be some preliminary data...
  7. Ron Strider

    RI: Recreational Marijuana Study Commission Gets Overview Of Medical Policy

    Roughly 18,000, that's the number of Rhode Islanders currently enrolled in the state's medical marijuana program. Members of a new recreational marijuana study commission got an update on that program Tuesday, as they consider whether the state should legalize recreational pot. This was the...
  8. Ron Strider

    Aclara Research Continues To Lead The Cannabis Industry With Release Of Latest Study

    Chicago, IL – November 1, 2017 – Aclara Research, a leader in the development of patient and consumer insights within the cannabis industry, today released the preliminary results of their latest study examining patient usage of medical cannabis and the impact on prescription opioid usage. The...
  9. Ron Strider

    CO: CU Professors To Study Behavioral Impact Of Cannabis Legalization

    The University of Colorado Boulder announced last week that the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded two CU professors $5.5 million to study possible behavioral changes in the years since recreational use of cannabis was legalized in Colorado. According to CU, the study is the...
  10. Ron Strider

    Could Marijuana Be An Aphrodisiac

    A new study is the first to show that regular use of marijuana or cannabis is linked to having more sex. The study by the Stanford researchers assessed the use of marijuana and frequency of sexual intercourse among participants in the United States. Results were unprecedented. The study was...
  11. Ron Strider

    University Of Florida Researchers Begin Study On Marijuana As Opioid Alternative

    University of Florida Health doctors have begun a new study looking at the health effects of marijuana on people with HIV, including its potential as an alternative to addictive opioids. The doctors will be monitoring the patients and their marijuana use. They will be exploring both negative...
  12. Ron Strider

    CO: CU Leading $5.5 Million Study On How Marijuana Affects Adult Twins

    One of the challenges of the campaign to legalize cannabis across the country is the lack of benchmark data that compares social-health issues before and after states legalize pot. Now the University of Colorado hopes to fill in some of those gaps with a long-term study on groups of test...
  13. Ron Strider

    NJ: Resident Physicians Feel Unprepared To Counsel Patients On Medical Cannabis

    A recent study from Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, highlights the need for further education among resident physicians in the use of medical cannabis. It found 38% of resident physicians thought medical marijuana was a prescribed substance, while 78% did not know...
  14. Ron Strider

    "Political Insiders" Say It's Time To Legalize, Not Study, Medical Marijuana

    A majority of our "Political Insiders" say that medical use of marijuana should be legal, bucking the mainstream stance that more study is needed before taking that step. Utahns may get the opportunity to decide that question for themselves in 2018, as legalizing some types of medical...
  15. Ron Strider

    In States Where Marijuana Is Legal, Users Prefer The Edible High

    In states where use of marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes is legal, some consumers prefer eating their marijuana as opposed to smoking or vaporizing the drug. A new study by RTI International examined consumer perceptions of edible marijuana products, including why users prefer...
  16. Ron Strider

    Legalizing Cannabis And Opioid Deaths: How Marijuana Is Saving Lives In Colorado

    Of all the solutions that have been proposed for stopping the opioid epidemic, no health officials have suggested simply replacing opioids with another drug. But a new study indicates that very phenomenon may be decreasing painkiller overdoses in Colorado. Legalizing marijuana, it turns out...
  17. Ron Strider

    PA: Legislator Pushes Marijuana Legalization Study Amid Racial Arrest Disparity

    Coming on the heels of a report showing stark racial disparities in marijuana law enforcement in his state, a member of the Pennsylvania legislature is pushing his fellow state lawmakers to launch a study on legalizing or decriminalizing the drug. Sponsored by Rep. Ed Gainey of Pittsburgh, the...
  18. Ron Strider

    Legal Marijuana Is Saving Lives In Colorado, Study Finds

    Marijuana legalization in Colorado led to a "reversal" of opiate overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health. "After Colorado's legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more than 6% in...
  19. Ron Strider

    3 Marijuana Stocks That Like To Live Life Dangerously

    In case you haven't noticed, marijuana stocks are absolutely on fire. Many of the largest pot stocks by market cap have seen their valuations double, triple, or perhaps head even higher over the trailing 12 months. At the heart of this surge is a rapid and decisive change in the way the...
  20. Ron Strider

    Canada: Don't Dispense Of Cannabis Dispensaries, Caution Researchers

    UBC researchers are cautioning policy makers not to alter a cannabis distribution system that–while not legal yet–works well. Associate professor Zach Walsh, who teaches psychology at UBC's Okanagan campus, and PhD candidate Rielle Capler, say store-front dispensaries–often under fire by law...