Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy

/ May 25, 2017

Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy

A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot’s possible health benefits. “This is the first solid, rigorously obtained ...

Canada looks to legalize recreational pot by July 2018

/ Mar 28, 2017

Canada looks to legalize recreational pot by July 2018

Canadians should be able to smoke marijuana legally by July 1, 2018, a senior government official said Monday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government will introduce legislation to legalize recreational marijuana the week of April 10th and it should become law by July next ...

/ Jan 20, 2017

Germany legalizes cannabis for medicinal purposes

Germany’s lower house of parliament on Thursday passed a law that legalizes the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes for people who are chronically ill. Those suffering from serious illnesses such as multiple sclerosis and chronic pain or a lack of appetite or nausea ...

/ Jan 20, 2017

Hemp used for world's first 'bio-based' bridge

While plenty of cannabis goes up in smoke in coffee shops around the Netherlands, Dutch researchers have found a new use for it — as an environmentally friendly building material to rival cement or steel. They have used hemp — a variety of cannabis ...

Cannabis can relieve pain, but carries risks, study says

/ Jan 13, 2017

Cannabis can relieve pain, but carries risks, study says

Marijuana and cannabis can help to safely alleviate pain for some patients but many uncertainties remain about their health and safety risks, according to a major scientific review published Thursday. A committee of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine looked at ...

Japanese former actress indicted for marijuana possession

/ Nov 15, 2016

Japanese former actress indicted for marijuana possession

Prosecutors have indicted former actress Saya Takagi, who advocated legalization of medical marijuana while running in July’s Upper House election, on charges of violating the Cannabis Control Law. Takagi, 53, was indicted Tuesday along with two housemates — Shigenari Moriyama, 58, and Yuki Omi, ...