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Growing up high: Neurobiological consequences of adolescent cannabis use

About one in five Canadian adolescents uses cannabis (19% of Canadians aged 15-19), and its recent legalization across the country warrants investigation into the consequence of this use on the developing brain. Adolescence is associated with the maturation of cognitive functions, such as working memory, decision-making, and impulsivity control. This is a highly vulnerable period… Read More »

Israel regulator warns of medical cannabis bubble, eyes Australia pact

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Medical cannabis could become an investment bubble in Israel, the country’s market regulator warned, as cash floods into a rapidly-expanding industry where few companies yet make money. A special unit has been formed by the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) to ensure investors are protected and not being misled, agency chair Anat Guetta… Read More »

Florida boy with cancer must continue chemo despite parents’ wishes to use cannabis therapy, court rules

A 3-year-old Florida boy with leukemia was ordered Wednesday to continue his chemotherapy treatments despite his parents wishes that he undergo cannabis therapy and other herbal remedies. Hillsborough Circuit Judge Caroline Tesche Arkin ruled that Noah McAdams must finish up with the first phase of chemotherapy after his parents, 28-year-old Joshua McAdams and 22-year-old Taylor… Read More »