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Hebrew University launches multidisciplinary center on medical marijuana

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A marijuana leaf. (photo credit:REUTERS) Medical marijuana has come into its own academically, with the establishment by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem of a Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research. The center will serve as one of the world’s leading institutes for conducting and coordinating research about cannabinoids (a class of compounds that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain), endocannabinoids (cannabinoid …

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Making the case for medical marijuana

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Michael Mitchem, 63, sits in his Orange Park home with all 15 of his medications displayed. ORANGE PARK – Michael Mitchem swallows 35 pills a day. His 15 different medications help remedy a lengthy list of conditions including chronic low back pain, cirrhosis of the liver, bipolar disorder and depression. The pills come with their own side effects, so it’s …

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West Virginia moving toward medical marijuana

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West Virginia is on course to become the 29th state to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. The House of Delegates, after a long debate Monday that stretched into Tuesday, voted 76-24 to approve SB 386 creating the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act. The bill differs significantly from the Senate version, and now the Senate can either change it back (which …

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Pensacola Wednesday

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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. A medical marijuana dispensary will open to the public Wednesday in Pensacola. Trulieve is opening their fourth dispensary in Florida, located at 3119 North Davis Highway. The dispensary offers several different products to patients, both in low THC and high THC with different delivery methods. Some of those …

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House OKs medical marijuana

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CHARLESTON — By a 76-24 vote, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill Tuesday that would legalize medical marijuana. The approved bill is an amended version of Senate Bill 386, the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act. It was sent back to the Senate to determine if members there concur with changes made in the House. However no action …

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Israel Is Experiencing a Green Rush in Medical Marijuana Research

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Israel’s recent decision to allow the cultivation, manufacturing, and export of medical marijuana has kicked off a green rush in the country, with almost 500 businesses applying for licenses. Investors from around the world have invested over $100 million into Israeli medical marijuana startups, and Israeli researchers have used some of this funding to conduct over 100 studies on medical …

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Hanford still receiving interest from medical marijuana companies as it moves forward with ordinance change

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HANFORD, Calif. (KFSN) — Tuesday night, leaders of one South Valley city are continuing the conversation about medical marijuana. Hanford is moving forward with changing their rules as it relates to allowing medical marijuana cultivation within the city’s industrial zone. This comes about a month after Purple Heart Patient Center pulled out of a proposal to bring large-scale medical marijuana …