Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis: Is Cannabis a Nootropic that Boosts the Brain?


In the film How High (2001), the characters Silas (Method Man) and Jamal (Redman) use a magical cannabis strain that allows them to ace their college entrance exam. As farcical as it may seem, they may have been onto something. Let’s take a look as to why (and it has nothing to do with ghosts of deceased friends) … The brain is extremely complex, and figuring out how cannabis affects it. Source.

Federal Appropriations Bills Include Limited Cannabis Protections


This language was first introduced to the House in 2001 and for the first time in history, it is now included in what is referred to as “the base text,” meaning that its inclusion did not require a vote. In a change of trajectory, the powerful Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives has for the first time included limited protections for cannabis businesses engaged in the legal marketplaces in 33 states.


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Oregon Cannabis: What is My Partial Marijuana Dispensary Ownership Interest Worth?


In 2001, Oregon adopted the Oregon Business Corporation Act (the Act”) to encourage courts to use the buyout remedy in certain kinds of proceedings brought by shareholders of closely-held corporations.

Cannabis Terpenes, Part 3: A Few of Our Favorite Terpenes

Edition (2001): Medicinal plants contain a variety of bioactive compounds such as terpenes, which are composed of essential oils. Cannabis has been a source of food, fuel, paper, and building materials, a textile fiber, and a folk medicine remedy for thousands of years. THC and CBD are two popular cannabinoids, and have been used medicinally for centuries. But now, science has proven that there’s far more to the cannabis plant than just those two beneficial compounds.

Terpene Spotlight: Phytol

Edition (2001): Medicinal plants contain a variety of bioactive compounds such as terpenes, which are composed of essential oils. As the cannabis plant gains more notoriety for its medicinal uses, more research is proving what humans have known for centuries. Cannabis possesses healing properties which can aid in a patient’s overall healthcare routine.

Terpene Spotlight: Pulegone

Edition (2001): Medicinal plants contain a variety of bioactive compounds such as terpenes, which are composed of essential oils. Cannabis has been used for human consumption for centuries. Cannabis has been a source of food, fuel, paper, and building materials, a textile fiber, and a folk medicine remedy for thousands of years. As the cannabis plant gains more notoriety for its medicinal uses, more research is proving what humans have known for thousands of years.

The Cannabis Cultural Association Presents Trailer for CannaAbuelo: The Jorge Gavilanes Story, a Short Film focused on Medical Cannabis

Canna Newswire

In 2001, doctors diagnosed Jorge Gavilanes with prostate cancer. Immediately, Jorge felt his appetite return and he began to sleep through the night, something he had not been able to do consistently since before his initial surgery in 2001. NEW YORK – April 24, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – In an effort to educate the Latinx community, the Cannabis Cultural Association presents the trailer for the short film titled: CannaAbuelo: The Jorge Gavilanes Story.

Idaho: Legislation to legalize hemp  introduced in Senate

Cannabis Law Report

Idaho News 2 reports. Growing hemp would be legal in Idaho under proposed legislation introduced Tuesday. The Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted to clear the way for a hearing on the bill brought forward by Republican Rep. Dorothy Moon. The legislation aims to align state law with federal law contained in the 2018 Farm Bill. It would change Idaho law to allow the growing and selling of hemp products containing 0.3% or less of THC, the cannabis compound that gives marijuana its high.

Grading the Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Michael Bloomberg

Canna Law Blog

History with marijuana legislation: In 2001, Bloomberg was elected mayor of New York City as a Republican. The topic of cannabis was first addressed publicly by Bloomberg in 2001, when he was asked in an interview if he had smoked marijuana. Last fall, we ran a 13-part series taking a hard look at each of the 2020 presidential candidates’ history and views related to marijuana.

New Insights in the Cannabis Genome will Be Shared at CannMed 2018

Medicinal Genomics

In the video below, Chief Science Officer Kevin McKernan reveals that the Medicinal Genomics team has surpassed the standard set by the Human Genome Project in 2001. Thanks to funding from the DASH network, Medicinal Genomics is currently working on a project to create a more complete cannabis reference genome. Medicinal Genomics was the first company to sequence the cannabis genome in 2011, but the limitations in sequencing technology left some of the genetic information incomplete.

Portuguese Hemp Farmers Face Raids Due to Legal Confusion


In 2001, the country famously decriminalized all illegal drugs. One of the complications of the rapidly changing cannabis laws around the world is that it can be difficult to keep up with exactly what the specific regulations are where you live.

Cannabis For Fibromyalgia

Dr. Michele Ross

PLoS One, 2001. What Are The Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues. It is often diagnosed by pressing on tender points throughout the body that results in pain upon light touching. Fibromyalgia flares occur when symptoms rapidly increase in severity or number; these flares may last for days or weeks and are often dependent on stress levels or triggers like poor diet.

Jamaican Scientist Says He’s Revived Bob Marley’s Favourite Ganja (Cannabis) Strain

Cannabis Law Report

” The Jamaican doctor started growing cannabis in 2001. A “supreme” ganja which disappeared decades ago and was originally smoked by Bob Marley is being recreated by a Jamaican scientist. The landrace cannabis had grown naturally in the country before it was wiped out by the American war on drugs in the 1980s. Dr Machel Emanuel told The Daily Mail between the 1950s and ’70s, the country was known for the landrace cannabis.

Marijuana for Nausea: Helping Cancer Patients for Decades


Marijuana for nausea became FDA approved and available for medicinal use in 1985 in the US, and Canada legalized it for these purposes back in 2001. It took a lot of time for humanity to “rediscover” the medical potential of cannabis. Although there’s still a long way to go, cannabis has been accepted by many as a tool for treating regular nausea, but also nausea caused by chemotherapy. Nausea was actually one of the main reasons why medical cannabis became legal in some US states.

UK – BMJ Report: ” Medical cannabis: patients turn to private clinics because of NHS void”

Cannabis Law Report

A change to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 moved cannabis from a schedule 1 drug (having no unique medical benefit) to schedule 2 (which doctors can prescribe in certain situations). How will private clinics start seeing patients who request medical cannabis based products when NHS doctors seem unable to? Elisabeth Mahase investigates.

A Shift in Nomenclature for Hemp-CBD Products

Canna Law Blog

Part of the impetus behind this movement might be linked to a 2001 court decision pertaining to the status of lovastatin, a compound found in red yeast rice. … FULL SPECTRUM HEMP? In a recent post regarding the labeling requirements surrounding dietary supplements containing industrial hemp-derived CBD (“Hemp-CBD”), we alluded to a recent movement in the industry to rename Hemp-CBD products “full spectrum hemp.”

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Women, Cannabis, CBD, Emotions and Moods


Dr. Chin is an osteopath with clinics in New York and California who has been integrating medical cannabis with treatments for children and families since 2001. From anxiety and depression to menopause and mood disorders, cannabis can provide emotional relief for women. As women, our emotional landscape is influenced by a variety of factors, not the least of which are the hormonal impacts that start in puberty, continue through our childbearing years, and evolve during menopause.

The DEA Does Not Want You To Worry About Its New Hemp Rule. Don’t Take the Bait!

Canna Law Blog

In October 2001, the DEA enacted an Interpretive Rule banning hemp seed and oil products containing “any amount” of tetrahydrocannabinol. Last week the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a bad interim hemp rule.

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Gallup Poll: Record-Breaking 68% of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

The Joint Blog

It did not exceed 30% until 2000 but has risen steeply in the two decades since then, and is now twice what it was in 2001 and 2003. According to a new Gallup poll , Americans are more likely now than at any point in the past five decades to support the legalization of marijuana in the U.S.

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Can Cannabis or CBD really help with your pain?


The first Pain Awareness Month took place in 2001 when the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) led a coalition of groups to establish September as Pain Awareness Month. You deserve to be pain free. You also deserve to get pain relief without opioids that can trigger addiction after just three doses or layering on pharmaceutical after pharmaceutical until you end up struggling under the weight of polypharmacy.

Medical Cannabis is Legalized in the U.K., but Suffers from Access Issues


legalized medical marijuana on November 1 st of last year – roughly 18 years after one of its closest Commonwealth allies, Canada, set up its own medical cannabis program in 2001. In November of 2018, the United Kingdom finally made medical marijuana available through their National Health Service (NHS) – one of the country’s publicly-funded healthcare systems. But according to the Independent , the fight for access is still not over.

Study: CBD “Promising” Therapy for Cocaine Addiction


While a 2001 study in Biochemical Pharmacology noted that CBD can “markedly inhibit CP450” (discussed above), the effects scientists saw of CBD pre-treatment are “not consistent with the inhibition of… cocaine metabolism.”

Can cannabis products be used to increase overall health and well-being?

Leaf Science

This was 17 years behind Canada however, who legalized cannabis for medical purposes in 2001 and way behind some American states such as California who legalized medical cannabis in 1996, where patients could access cannabis with the infamous ‘green card’.

Luxembourg Planning to Legalize Cannabis


Furthermore, the drug was decriminalized in 2001. Although marijuana reform made it across the Atlantic in recent months, one Luxembourg plans to ride the green wave all the way through, according to The Guardian. A government coalition formed by three parties – the Liberals, Social Democrats and Greens – decided to start the process of fully legalizing marijuana in Luxembourg, making it the first European country to do so. Like Uruguay, Canada and eleven U.S.

Study: Medical Cannabis Use Has Little to No Effect on Driving Abilities

The Joint Blog

” The full abstract of the study can be found below: Background: Although medical cannabis has been available to Canadians since 2001, there is little research on the effects of cannabis on driving in individuals who use cannabis medically. According to a new study published in the Journal of Concurrent Disorders, those who consistently use medical cannabis show little to no difference in their driving performance following cannabis inhalation.

Where is Marijuana Legal Outside Of The U.S?

The Herb Collective

Medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001. It is important to know where marijuana is legal when traveling abroad. Countries like Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Singapore, and Malaysia carry a death penalty for marijuana use. So there’s plenty of incentive to keep track of these things. The Netherlands In the Netherlands, marijuana is sold legally in coffee shops and is allowed to be grown at home. You have to be 18 years old to buy and consume marijuana.

Doctors to Debate Medical Pot as More Patients Expected to Ask for Prescriptions

Puff Puff Post

Canada began providing limited legal access to dried marijuana starting in 1999, before patients could possess it with a doctor’s authorization for medical purposes starting in 2001. VANCOUVER — Doctors with opposing views on whether medical marijuana should be prescribed for various conditions agree on one thing: their profession is ill-prepared to deal with patients asking for a drug that lacks adequate clinical research.

You Can Now Smoke and Buy Weed in Canada

Otherside Farms

In 2001 the use of medical marijuana was approved in Canada. Only 10% corresponded to therapeutic marijuana , legal in Canada since 2001. Justin Trudeau Government fulfills his electoral promise to authorize the recreational use of weed and will pardon those who are convicted of possession. Canada has become the second country in the world, after Uruguay, and the first among the member of the G-7 and also of the G-20, where the recreational use of weed is legal.

Hemp CBD Across Europe: The United Kingdom

Canna Law Blog

Because industrial hemp falls under the definition of genus Cannabis, UK law treats it as a controlled drug in Class B of The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (“MDA”) and Schedule 1 of The Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (“Regulations”). The enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill and the legalization of hemp and hemp derivatives, including cannabidiol (“CBD”), has led to a massive CBD craze in the United States.

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Cannabis as Medicine: 101

Puff Puff Post

This brought the legislative act known as the Medical Marijuana Access and Resources (MMAR) into legislature on July 30 th , 2001 permitted patients access to cannabis for medicinal purposes, from Licensed Producers approved by Health Canada. The “sacred” plant, as many of our ancestors referred to it, has traditionally been used as a first line of therapy in various parts of the world. For most cultures, the use of cannabis as a medicine can be traced back to thousands of years ago.

Should Your Labels Include the Term “CBD”?

Canna Law Blog

As we previously explained, the main impetus behind this movement seems to have stemmed from a 2001 court decision regarding the status of lovastatin, a compound found in red yeast rice , which was historically used for healing purposes. A year ago, we discussed a shift in nomenclature for hemp-derived cannabidiol (“Hemp-CBD”) products.

Why we haven’t cured cancer

Otherside Farms

cancer cells (full – 2001). Inhibition of Glioma Growth in Vivo by Selective Activation of the CB2 Cannabinoid Receptor1 (full – 2001). full – 2001). Anti-Tumor Effects (news – 2001?). Anti-Tumor Effects (news – 2001?). Control by the endogenous cannabinoid system of ras oncogene-dependent tumor growth (full – 2001). Therapeutic Aspects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids (full – 2001). Click image to enlarge.

Pushing Cannabis into Modern Healthcare


Canada has been at the forefront of shaping much of the rhetoric surrounding cannabis since 2001. Changing Cannabis Conversations Worldwide. While Canada’s medicinal cannabis framework has gone through many iterations, Canada has led the way in showing to the world how to think about cannabis. What began as a legal medicine more than 15 years is now being legalized for adult recreational use.

Woman Cures Stage 4 Lung Cancer w Coconut Oil and Cannabis Oil

Otherside Farms

Anti-Tumor Effects (news – 2001?). What to do if you had advanced stage 4 terminal lung cancer that doctors and mainstream medicine even admits it can’t cure? What if you live in a nation where marijuana is illegal but is actually the cure to your cancer? For this Australian woman, who lives in a country where medical marijuana is illegal, it took persistence to find a way to get and use cannabis for healing.

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McCarthy Tétrault LLP: Canada: 2019 Canadian Federal Budget Commentary – Tax Initiatives

Cannabis Law Report

In an effort to simplify compliance and to adjust to new products, Budget 2019 proposes that the new classes of cannabis products be subject to excise duties under the Excise Act, 2001 based on the quantity of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) compound found in the final product. Canada : 2019 Canadian Federal Budget Commentary – Tax Initiatives. Last Updated: April 1 2019.

Mike Bloomberg Says Legalizing Marijuana Could Make Young People ‘Ruin Their Future’ – His Presidential Ambitions Thwarted Nobody Cares

Cannabis Law Report

The 2001 American Samoa Drug Threat Assessment produced by the National Drug Intelligence Center notes that marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug on the island, though at 25% for youth lifetime use, its prevalence is just over half that of mainland America’s 47%. [2]. Not that anybody will really care after last night’s showing at Super Tuesday.

UK Baker & McKenzie Article – United Kingdom: London’s First Medical Cannabis Clinic Opens to Waiting List

Cannabis Law Report

The opening of private cannabis clinics in the UK is in response to the British Home Office making medicinal cannabis legal from 1 November 2018, reclassifying it from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2 under the 2001 Misuse of Drugs Regulations. While medicinal cannabis products has been rescheduled from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2 drugs under the 2001 Misuse of Drugs Regulations, other forms of cannabis remain Class B illegal substances under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act.