Mapping the Cannabis Genome

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 28, 2018
Last month, two Colorado companies announced that they had mapped the cannabis genome. Sunrise Genetics, based in Fort Collins and Boulder-based CBDRx/Functional Remedies teamed up to map cannabis' 10 chromosomes...
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Colorado Approves Medical Cannabis for PTSD

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 8, 2017
On Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17, enabling physicians to prescribe cannabis to patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Veterans and patient advocates in Colorado have been working for years to get PTSD included on the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis...
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Marijuana Boosts Memory in Aging Brains

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On May 10, 2017
According to a study released in Nature Medicine, marijuana may boost cognitive function and memory in elderly brains--at least in mice. In past years, the focus of marijuana research has looked at effects of cannabis consumption in teenagers and young adults...
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Ending Marijuana Prohibition Would Save Lives and Taxpayer Money

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 26, 2017
A father-daughter duo of public policy researchers have published a follow-up to their 2016 research that found prescriptions for medications like painkillers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications dropped sharply in states with medical marijuana...
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Medical Marijuana Saves Medicare Millions of Dollars

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 19, 2016
A new study has found that states with a medical marijuana program have reduced costs to Medicare Part D, as well as reduced prescription drug use. The study, published in Health Affairs, looked at drugs like antidepressants, muscle relaxants, opioids, and sedatives for which marijuana is used as an alternative treatment...
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Nevada Looks to Expand Legal Cannabis Market

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 29, 2016
This November, voters in Nevada will consider whether or not to approve the sale of recreational marijuana. The state already has a medical cannabis program, which includes eight specific conditions that qualify patients for a medical marijuana card...
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