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Health Benefits of Medicinal Cannabis

Like so many cannabis battles, after a state's industry is up and running and wildly exceeds expectations, one wonders what all the fuss was about.

So it went in Nevada, Colorado, Michigan, and now so it goes in Oklahoma, which boasted $7Million in medicinal cannabis sales in the month of February, according to an article in High Times. That fine figure follows a $4.3Million month in January, which was four times the $1Million...

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health, plans to award $1.5 Million in grant money in 2019 to study the painkilling effects of cannabis components other than THC, it has been reported in the outstanding cannabis publication, Marijuana Moment.

Per the MM article, NCCIH is "seeking seeking applications from researchers to conduc...

Nine months ago we jumped to forefront of articulating a fundamental issue affecting cannabis and the American People, namely that cannabis, which is defined by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Schedule 1 drug, is also considered to have healing/curative/medicinal properties by folks in another part of the Federal Government - the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (and by millions of people around the wo...

When seeing data that's years old, one immediately asks whether the data is still valid, or if it was any good in the first place. The second question is not necessarily fair to the scientists who've worked very hard to develop the data, but in the hyper-partisan world of cannabis still trying to drag itself out of Reefer Madness days, it's one that needs to be asked.

In March 2007, Professor David Nutt, PhD, along wi...

Dear Readers, you’ve noticed our output has been limited for the past month here at the American Cannabis Report. 

We had observed that the cannabis industry has reached an inflection point, where the end of Prohibition is within reach. Economic momentum, tax revenues, public opinion, political discourse… all are heading in the right directions.

So we pulled back to take a hard look at the industry, and our role as influencers t...

Just read "Older Americans Are Flocking to Medical Marijuana", and thought, at last, The New York Times is catching up to The American Cannabis Report.

LOL, everyone relax... the Times is leading-edge in all things! 

Nevertheless, we're still going to sit on the kitchen floor and bang on these pots and pans until everyone gets it: cannabis is a dream solution for older Americans and what ails them.

To begin, let's state clea...

In an article titled "Adults can do better keeping pot edibles that look like treats from children", the Seattle Times proposes reasonable approaches to a "sticky" problem: keeping edibles away from children. The article considers three sides of the issue, and in each instance assigns responsibility - not blame - to those who would consider themselves the "adults in the room". We applaud the Seattle Times for this measured, se...

September 21, 2018

It's been clear for some time that alcohol is the single biggest "entry-drug" available in America. The Gateway Drug to all drugs almost 70% of the time.

Here are some findings:

  1. Alcohol was the first substance used for over 65 to 68 percent of participants.

  2. Following alcohol, tobacco and marijuana were widely used as second and third substances of choice

  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported tho...

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