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Seed Certification, Global Research Lab Set Out to Standardize US Hemp

A global hemp research lab, a nascent national review board for hemp varieties, and a handful of seed certification programs are working to standardize US hemp for a world market.

Health Claims Draw Patients as Cannabis Science Catches Up

The number of medical marijuana cardholders more than tripled in the last five years, as more states jumped on the bandwagon. Meanwhile, barriers to research are finally falling.

Does Endocannabinoid Deficiency Play a Role in These Common Illnesses?

Dr. Ethan Russo, a prominent cannabis researcher, weighs in on his theory of endocannabinoid deficiency—or the idea that many common illnesses might be caused by an unbalanced endocannabinoid system.

Seniors Are Erasing the Line Between Medical & Recreational Cannabis Use

A Colorado study finds that nearly half of all seniors enjoyed legal cannabis last year: some medically, some recreationally, some for both.

Workplace Deaths Fell 34% After Medical Cannabis Legalization

Why? Younger adult workers might be using less alcohol, opioids in medical cannabis states.

Canadian Government Earmarks $24.5M for Cannabis Research Projects

Through the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Bill Blair announced federal funding intentions that focus on research and education.

CBD Can Help Curb Heroin Cravings, New Study Finds

The findings suggest a role for CBD “in helping to break the cycle of addiction,” researchers at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital said.

How Cannabis Helps ‘Spoonies’ Soothe the Symptoms of Chronic Illness

Cannabis can aid people with less well-known—but not uncommon—conditions, ones that often come with a life-long sentence. We call ourselves “spoonies.”

Legalization Gave Police Time to Fight Real Crime, Study Finds

US police spend five hours per week, per officer—$13.7 billion each year—on marijuana crimes.

Leafly Study Debunks Dispensary Myths Around Crime & Teen Use

Most research finds cannabis stores lead to improvements in public safety, health, and property values. So why are towns still banning them?

THC-Blood Levels Can’t Be Determined Postmortem, Research Finds

New research questions the accuracy of THC levels of individuals involved in fatal car accidents.

Cannabis Can Make You More Creative—But It’s Complicated

Is the link between cannabis and creativity authentic? Here’s what current science has to say about it.

Allergies Buggin’ Out? Cannabis Can Help, or Hurt

Amid contradictory research, Leafly asks cannabis doctors about marijuana for allergy relief.

Forget Couch Lock. For Many, Cannabis Is an Exercise Aid

A first-of-its-kind study suggests cannabis can be a potent exercise aid, increasing enjoyment of physical activity and easing after-workout recovery.

Can You Donate or Receive a Kidney If You Use Cannabis?

Despite the incredible need for donor organs, recipients and donors who are also cannabis consumers have traditionally been turned away, but new research and state legislatures are changing that.

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