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Fri
20
Jul

Researchers find cannabinoids may have wide range of anti-tumor effects

We often hear hard-to-believe claims that marijuana can help fight cancer. But new research says it may actually be possible.

A new article in the British Journal of Pharmacology suggests that certain cannabinoids can help fight cancer cells, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Thu
19
Jul

3 Big-name marijuana stocks with plunging profit projections

Investors may not see as much green with these pot stocks as once expected.

We're now less than three months away from the official kick-off of legal cannabis in Canada. With the passage of the Cannabis Act one month ago, Canada is set to become the first industrialized country in the world, and second overall behind Uruguay, to allow adults to purchase cannabis legally.

Wed
18
Jul

Medical cannabis laws to loosen for those with epilepsy in the UK

The UK government is preparing to allow the emergency use of medical cannabis. British patients have little access to medical cannabis, and a growing number of pediatric epilepsy cases have caused the issue to become a national topic of conversation.

British authorities at London’s Heathrow Airport seized epileptic medication from Billy Caldwell, a 12 year-old Irish pediatric patient. He suffered multiple seizures and was hospitalized.

Alfie Dingley, a 6-year-old epileptic child from the UK, has also gained attention from British Parliament. His parents flew him to the Netherlands to legally obtain treatment. He later got over 300,000 signatures, calling for the legalization of CBD treatments.

Tue
17
Jul

Trump Tuesday: President Trump's visit with Queen Elizabeth was as cringey as you'd expect it to be

President Trump awkwardly blocked Queen Elizabeth — and Twitter has some thoughts.  Queen Elizabeth and President Donald Trump‘s meeting wasn’t without some awkward moments.

The leaders met for the first time on Friday, and the internet couldn’t help but notice how Trump walked in front of the Queen during their walk while inspecting her Guard of Honor.

Mon
16
Jul

British public backs legalization of cannabis so it can be sold like cigarettes and alcohol, poll reveals

51 per cent say it is time to treat the drug in the same way as other legal substances. A majority of the British public back the legalisation of cannabis so that it would be sold in shops like alcohol and tobacco, a poll has revealed.

There was also majority support for decriminalisation, something that would free up police time and resources to deal with serious crime. The exclusive BMG Research poll for The Independent comes days after cannabis oil was for the first time brought into the UK legally, to treat an epileptic boy.

Thu
12
Jul

Damian Marley was invited to the UK Parliament to discuss medical marijuana

Musician and cannabis advocate Damian Marley says the legalization movement is picking up steam in the UK, where he was invited to discuss the issue at the British parliament recently, writes Calvin Hughes.

"What’s very interesting is how rapid this discussion has picked [up] here in the UK," Marley told GQ. "When I was here last summer, it didn’t have the momentum that it has now. That’s beautiful—how quickly people are listening to the realities of the benefits of marijuana."

Wed
11
Jul

Medicinal cannabis oil brought into UK legally for first time as mother of epileptic boy hails 'momentous occasion'

A woman has legally brought medicinal cannabis oil into the UK in the first-known successful attempt since the government paved the way for reforms.

Hannah Deacon, a mother of a boy with epilepsy, was allowed to pass through London City Airport on Tuesday carrying a five-month supply of the banned drug from Amsterdam. 

Mon
09
Jul

These 4 marijuana stocks made the best moves in 2018 so far

Politically, at least, 2018 is turning out to be one heroic year for the cannabis industry. Canada became the first G7 nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Epidolex became the first cannabinoid medicine to earn the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And Canopy Growth became the first cannabis company to list on the New York Stock Exchange.

At the halfway point, it is time to look at which marijuana stocks are coming out ahead. These are the four marijuana stocks with the best move in 2018 so far:

Mon
09
Jul

This Country's Chief Medical Advisor just recommended rescheduling marijuana

Hint: It's a global powerhouse, but it's not the United States.

This has truly been a year of marijuana firsts. A growing number of marijuana stocks previously traded over the counter made the move to reputable exchanges, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its first-ever cannabis-derived drug from GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH). Now Canada stands less than three months away from waving the green flag on recreational cannabis.

Fri
06
Jul

Big tobacco company Imperial Brands gets into cannabis

Imperial Brands—which markets cigarettes like Kool and Winston—invested in a UK cannabis startup.

One of the world’s largest tobacco companies, Imperial Brands, has invested in UK cannabis research start-up, Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies (OCT), marking one of the first official moves of a tobacco company into the cannabis space. Details of the tobacco giant’s deal were not released to the public, but Business Insider reports that OCT raised nearly $10 million from Imperial Brands and other investors. Another major buyer into OCT was Snoop Dogg’s investment firm Casa Verde Capital.

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