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Scientists unpick how cannabis component may fight psychosis

Scientists unpick how cannabis component may fight psychosis

Published 30/08/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have unraveled how a non-intoxicating component of cannabis acts in key brain areas to reduce abnormal activity in patients at [more…]

Israel’s Together to sell cosmetics based on cannabis, Dead Sea…

Israel’s Together to sell cosmetics based on cannabis, Dead Sea…

Published 10/07/2018

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s Together Pharma said on Tuesday it will set up a new company with Premier Dead Sea to sell cosmetics based on [more…]

U.S. kids’ exposure to second-hand pot smoke may be rising

U.S. kids’ exposure to second-hand pot smoke may be rising

Published 14/05/2018

(Reuters Health) - A growing number of American parents are using marijuana when they still have children living at home, according to a new study [more…]

For now, Australia’s plans for cannabis market dominance are more smok

For now, Australia’s plans for cannabis market dominance are more smok

Published 14/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: Marijuana is seen for sale at Harborside, one of California's largest and oldest dispensaries of medical marijuana, on the first day of legalized [more…]

Cannabis ingredient holds promise as antipsychotic medicine

Cannabis ingredient holds promise as antipsychotic medicine

Published 15/12/2017

Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor marijuana plantation of a marijuana smokers club in the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay July 16, 2017. Picture taken [more…]

Canada`s top marijuana producer to double production

Canada`s top marijuana producer to double production

Published 07/09/2017

Canada's biggest licensed producer of medical marijuana has bought land next to its greenhouse production site that will allow it to more than double the total volume of cannabis it can grow, its chief executive said on Thursday. [more…]

GW to file cannabis drug as journal confirms epilepsy success

GW to file cannabis drug as journal confirms epilepsy success

Published 24/05/2017

GW Pharmaceuticals is set to file its cannabis-derived drug with U.S. regulators imminently, following publication of detailed data on its success in fighting severe childhood epilepsy.

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Argentina lawmakers approve cannabis oil for medicinal use

Argentina lawmakers approve cannabis oil for medicinal use

Published 29/03/2017

Demonstrators hold up signs as they wait outside the Congress for the Senate to pass a law to legalise the medical use of cannabis in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 29, 2017. The sign show a girl named Nayra, who suffers from refractory partial epilepsy and has been using cannabis to treat her illness for the past two years, and reads 'Medical cannabis - the pain can't wait'. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Argentina gave final legislative approval on Wednesday to a bill legalizing cannabis oil for medicinal use and permitting the federal government to grow marijuana for research and therapeutic purposes.

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Israel looks to leverage tech in $50 billion medical marijuana market

Israel looks to leverage tech in $50 billion medical marijuana market

Published 23/03/2017

A man prepares a cigarette mixed with marijuana during Cannatech 2017, an annual global cannabis industry event, in Tel Aviv, Israel March 20, 2017. Picture taken March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge exporter in the rapidly-growing market for medical-grade cannabis.

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U.S. firms target investment in Israeli cannabis R&D

U.S. firms target investment in Israeli cannabis R&D

Published 29/03/2016

TEL AVIV Already a pioneer in high-tech and cutting-edge agriculture, Israel is starting to attract American companies looking to bring medical marijuana know-how to a [more…]