Cannabis was domesticated in China around 12,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, study reveals

University of Lausanne-led experts analysed the 100 whole cannabis genomesThey found that cannabis today can be genetically divided up into four groupsThese are basal cannabis, drug-type, drug-type feral and hemp-type accessorsThe drug…

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Legalizing marijuana leads to an 8% drop in opioid-related ER visits in first six months after law goes into effect, study finds

Legalizing recreational marijuana led to a 7.6% decrease in opioid-related ER visits over next six months, a new study findsBut after the six-month period ended, opioid hospitalizations went back up…

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Apple’s app store allows licensed pharmacies and dispensaries to sell cannabis for the first time in states where the drug is legal

Apple is allowing the in-app purchase of marijuana where the drug is legalizedThe tech company made an update to its developer guidelines on June 7It will allow licensed businesses in…

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Vacuum-powered device which sucks out cancerous tissue via a special needle could be a new way to remove breast cancer

Machine sucks out cancerous tissue via a special needle inserted into the breast The minimally invasive treatment leaves less scarring than conventional surgeryNew trial using this approach is being carried out…

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Risk of driving after taking medicinal cannabis is lower than getting behind the wheel on other commonly prescribed medicines, research shows

The risk of driving after taking medicinal cannabis is lower than other drugsTaking antidepressants, opioids and benzodiazepines are considered worseSome of these drugs can more than double the risk of…

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Electric headband could tackle insomnia by using gentle electrical pulses to tickle a nerve in the user’s forehead

Up to 30 per cent of adults suffer from insomnia, with stress a common trigger  Now a new device, worn around the head, could help by 'tickling' the user's face The headband emits…

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