Although marijuana continues to be classified as a Schedule 1 drug, private companies are quietly securing patents. Here's why that matters.
By Craig Nard, The Conversation
A component of cannabis reduced seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy, marking a significant step in efforts to use marijuana and its derivatives to treat serious medical conditions.
By Andrew Joseph, STAT
Cannabis breeders have long been crossing plants to develop distinctive strains that purportedly do different things. But many scientists see the whole thing as a pipe dream.
By Angus Chen, Scientific American
Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown.
By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
By Nsikan Akpan
Cannabis can help chronic pain, and other conclusions from a federal advisory review of more than 10,000 marijuana studies to determine the health pros and cons.
By PBS NewsHour
As more states move to legalize pot, Humboldt County, California, an epicenter of the underground marijuana industry, has begun a new, bold experiment to bring growers out of the shadows and regulate the growth, sale and environmental impact of cannabis.
By Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline
States have struggled with how to give out potentially lucrative medical marijuana licenses.
By Michelle Rindels
A proposal on the Nov. 8 state ballot would legalize marijuana in Nevada.
By Andrew Selsky, Associated Press
About 50 Oregon towns and counties will decide in the Nov. 8 election whether to opt back into the marijuana business.
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