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Can Texas Build a Working Medical Cannabis Program in 2019?

In 2019 Texans will find out whether lawmakers are ready to build a viable medical cannabis program or whether old-fashioned politics will limit access to effective medicine.

Kentucky Lawmakers Push Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill

A Republican state senator was given a bottle of OxyContin seven years ago when he was diagnosed with cancer. He threw the bottle away and smoked marijuana.

Washington Teens Smoked Less Pot Amid Legalization, Study Concludes

Teen marijuana use flat or falling in a current, non-partisan survey analysis published in JAMA pediatrics today.

Tests of CBD Oils Reveal Three Surprise Chemicals, One Big Problem

Lab testing of popular CBD products found synthetic cannabinoids—also known as K2 or Spice—a popular cough syrup chemical, and a whole lot of melatonin.

Exploring Cannabis and Women’s Health With Dr. Mary Clifton

A new study at Harvard is investigating medicinal properties of cannabis for menstrual pain. We talked to researcher Dr. Mary Clifton to learn more.

New Zealand Law to Make Medical Marijuana Widely Available

New Zealand passed a law Tuesday that will make medical cannabis available for thousands of patients over time—and immediately remove penalties for the terminally ill.

UK Cannabis Patient #1: Accessing the Most Expensive Medical Marijuana in the World

Carly Barton, 32, is officially the United Kingdom’s first medical marijuana patient. But access comes at a steep cost—and remains entirely theoretical.

Shoppers Drug Mart Granted License to Sell Medical Cannabis Online

The granted pharmacy giant has been granted a license to sell medical cannabis online.

Runners Share Which Cannabis Strains Help Them Go the Distance

Candid accounts of how runners are incorporating cannabis into their training regimes.

Edibles and Emerging Cannabinoids: News From Maryland’s Medical Cannabis Forum

As Maryland approaches the first anniversary of legal medical marijuana sales, regulators say they're working to make infused edibles available to patients.

Canadian University Appoints Cannabis Science Professor to Fight Overdose Crisis

Clinical trials will explore the potential of cannabis in addressing British Columbia's overdose crisis.

Here’s Why Most Pharmacists Won’t Touch Medical Cannabis

Pharmacists aren't licensed by the DEA, but pharmacies are. And they could get shut down if they handle medical cannabis.

The Botanist: Helping Stylish East Coasters Get an MMJ Card One Party at a Time

The Botanist dispensary, with multiple east coast locations, now organizes a traveling CBD-cocktail party aimed squarely at education and registration for medical cards.

Utah Cannabis Backers Could Sue Over Plan to Revise Ballot Measure

A letter sent by the Epilepsy Association of Utah and legalization advocates accuses the church of trying to interfere with the voter-approved measure.

How a Tiny Island Nation Could Use Cannabis to Disrupt Diabetes Care

After legalizing medical marijuana, the Pacific nation of Vanuatu has become a test case for how cannabis could drive down the cost of diabetes care.

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