Oncologists and medical marijuana
A survey of hundreds of oncologists from around the U.S. found that roughly 80 percent discuss marijuana with their patients, but fewer than 30 percent feel knowledgeable enough to counsel them on its medical use. This is largely due to a lack of evidence regarding the efficacy of medical cannabis to treat cancer-related afflictions. As long as marijuana remains a Schedule I drug, it will be extremely difficult to conduct research into its medicinal benefits, and doctors will continue to struggle with providing relevant information to those who need it most.
Dispensaries are giving bad advice to pregnant women
A new study found that 70 percent of Colorado dispensaries suggested cannabis products to pregnant women struggling with nausea. Meanwhile, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists discourages pregnant and breastfeeding women from using marijuana. Reminder: Budtenders are not doctors. Read more about this study’s findings here.
Marijuana will soon outsell liquor in Canada
A new report from one of Canada’s largest banks estimates that legal marijuana will be a $6.5 billion industry by 2020. Compare that with the $5.1 billion Canadians spent on liquor in 2017, and it’s clear that cannabis sales will soon surpass liquor sales. Watch out, whiskey.
Cannabis academy to open in Texas
A new school focused on marijuana science is preparing to open its doors, and it’s not where you’d expect it. The Dallas Ft. Worth Academy of Cannabis Science will commence classes on August 4th. Check it out here.
Have you ever wondered how much money North Dakota has made from cannabis sales in the past year? It’s $0. If you’re curious about the jazz cabbage sales in other states, here you are.