Oregon State University Receives $2.5M to Study Hemp Oregon State University (OSU) will receive additional funding for its Global Hemp Information Center in Corvallis, Oregon, according to a Jan. 13 announcement. According to the Corvallis Gazette-Times, the office of Sen. Jeff Merkley announced that the federal government will be appropriating $2.5 million for OSU’s hemp … Continue reading

Seattle-Based Marijuana Delivery Service Could Be Using Drones Soon The plan could see cannabis taking flight as soon as next month. In an effort to save money on logistical costs, a cannabis company has announced its plans to deliver product to Seattle businesses with drones. The high-flying partnership was publicized last month by GRN Holding Corporation, which is carrying … Continue reading

Study Finds Long-Term Heavy Cannabis Use May Impair Driving Researchers say poor driving performance in non-intoxicated drivers means heavy cannabis use impairs cognition. Long-term, heavy cannabis use might be making adults bad drivers. Especially, according to a new study in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, if drivers started consuming cannabis in their early teens. Researchers studying the impacts … Continue reading

Utah Picks Companies, Sites for Medical Cannabis ‘Pharmacies’ (enisTangneyJr/iStock) Utah health officials plan to award pharmacy licenses to 10 companies to dispense medical cannabis at 14 sites across the state, a major development in the program’s approaching launch. Utah’s medical cannabis program refers to dispensaries as “pharmacies,” emphasizing the program’s medical aspect. The chosen sites announced Friday … Continue reading

New Zealand’s Cannabis Referendum Gives Power to the People New Zealand voters will take part in a world-leading double referendum when they vote in the general election next year. One referendum question will ask about legalizing cannabis for recreational use and the other will ask about whether euthanasia should be legalized under certain circumstances. New … Continue reading