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The 5 Most Surprising Cannabis Stories of 2017

From mandatory cannabis lockboxes to suddenly pro-cannabis senators, these are the stories that triggered our "surprise" emojis in 2017.

Cannabis and Mental Health: Cause, Cure, or It’s Complicated? (Yes)

Are those with mental illness using cannabis to help with symptoms, or does cannabis use cause and exacerbate those symptoms? How do substance-abuse issues figure in? Elianna Lev investigates.

Cannabis Report Tops National Academies’ 2017 Bestseller List

The federal science advisory group put out 323 publications in 2017. 'The Health Effects of Cannabis' was their #1 download.

Massachusetts Regulators Busy Rolling out the Rules for Legal Cannabis

From "cannabis cafes" to "craft cooperatives," regulators have been laying out a vision for what a potential multibillion dollar marijuana industry might look like.

Is More CBD Better? The Science Behind CBD Dosing for Anxiety and Other Conditions

If a little CBD is good, shouldn’t a lot be better? It turns out the answer is no; CBD’s medicinal efficacy might require a particular dose range.

Veterinarians Want Permission to Research Cannabis for Pets

Washington has been standing in the way of clinical trials, veterinarians and researchers say. Now a push is underway to have barriers removed so pets and people can benefit.

UNM Study: Medical Marijuana an Alternative for Opioids

Surveys showed a significant proportion of pain patients substituted their opioid prescriptions with cannabis.

5 Takeaways From Van der Pop’s ‘Women & Weed’

Van der Pop, North America's leading female-focused cannabis brand, held its very first Women & Weed event earlier this month in Toronto. Here's what we learned.

Maryland Companies to Study Medical Marijuana Vaping

Two companies have formed a partnership to study how well vapor-inhalation devices work for patients.

‘I Spent the Next Day and a Half in Bed’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

Alex Trebek trips hard on some potent potables, Larry Flint lashes out at the Trump administration, Bill Nye the Science Guy throws shade at stoned ultimate frisbee players, and more.

Stanford Study Confirms Cannabis Users Have More Sex

“Frequent marijuana use doesn’t seem to impair sexual motivation or performance. It’s associated with increased coital frequency.”

Australian Universities Receive $2.5 Million for Cannabis Research

The funds will be used to establish the Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence (ACRE), to coordinate cannabis research.

Could Cannabis Eventually Replace Anti-Anxiety Medications?

A recent study has found that regular cannabis use may make a person less prone to anxiety over time, even when sober.

Study Finds Top 5 Causes of Cannabis-Related Emergency Visits

A new review determined the most common causes of cannabis-related emergency department visits. Here are the top five.

What’s the Most Popular Fast Food Destination for Hungry Stoners?

Of the many options available, from burgers to tacos to fried chicken, which fast food franchise is the preferred place for "elevated" consumers to quell their munchies?

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