December 16, 2017

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Cannabis-infused wine claims to give you a buzz — without the hangover -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Los Angeles (Finally) Passes Cannabis Business Regulations -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Coffee Shop Wants to Be Denver’s First Legal Cannabis Club -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Yes, you’ll be able to smoke weed legally in three weeks. But here are hard realities -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

5 Cannabis Products Changing the Way We Think About Marijuana -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Study: Alcohol Sales Fall Following Cannabis Legalization -

Friday, December 1, 2017

California Weed Entrepreneurs Will Make $5.2B In 2018 With Almost No Banks To Put It In -

Monday, November 27, 2017

Pot For Pets? Experts Say Cannabis Can Ease Pain In Animals As Well -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A fast-growing cannabis tech company just raised $10 million in a bid to dominate the market -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Why are Hemp Farmers Fed Up with Federal Seed Laws? -

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Medical Minute: These Researchers are Developing a Weight Loss Medicine with Cannabis -

Friday, August 28, 2015

What Would a Trump Presidency Mean For Cannabis? -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Oregon Court of Appeals Doesn’t Find the Smell of Cannabis Smoke to Be “Unpleasant” -

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Government-Run Cancer Institute Quietly Acknowledges That Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells -

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Why Did This Pro Video Gaming League Ban Cannabis? -

Monday, August 24, 2015

4 Good Budtender Habits that Make for a Positive Customer Experience -

Saturday, August 22, 2015

If a Wildfire Spreads to a Cannabis Field, Can You Get High from It? -

Friday, August 21, 2015

8 Ways to Counteract a Too-Intense Cannabis High -

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Florida Keeps Fighting for Medical Marijuana: The Leafly Cannabis Legalization Roundup -

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Weekend Weirdness: Pigeon Caught Trying to Smuggle Cannabis into a Costa Rican Prison -

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ariz. court ruling adds PTSD to medical-marijuana conditions

PHOENIX — A recent court ruling has added post-traumatic stress disorder to Arizona’s list of debilitating conditions that qualify for medical marijuana treatment. State Department of Health Services Director Will Humble has until July 9 to accept, modify or reject an administrative law judge’s ruling that PTSD sufferers are eligible for a medical marijuana registration card. Humble said Friday that he would study the order before making a decision. The Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association appealed Humble’s denial last December to classify PTSD as an ailment that could be treated with pot. Humble said he initially denied the group’s petition, citing…

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Colorado Group To Provide Free Medical Marijuana To Veterans

A new group in Colorado plans on providing cannabis to U.S. military vets as an alternative to using narcotics to treat physical or mental illness sustained during military service. The cost to vets? Nothing. Called Operation Grow4Vets, the group intends to give away free marijuana, cannabis-infused oils and tinctures, as well as marijuana plant growing equipment, to qualified veterans. “By providing veterans with free marijuana, related products, and other assistance we hope to help them reduce or eliminate the number and amount of prescription medications they are taking,” Roger Martin, executive director of OG4V, told The Huffington Post. “Thus, allowing…

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THC, CBD And More: The Entourage Effect Of Whole-Plant Cannabis Medicine

For years now Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol  (THC) has been the most popular and widely researched cannabinoid in cannabis science. However, nowadays it seems like cannabidiol (CBD) has stolen the spotlight given its ability to provide therapeutic relief to children suffering from various epileptic disorders, while lacking the psychotropic effects (i.e. high) of THC. It’s even gotten to the point that state legislature are passing laws “CBD-only”  medical marijuana legislation. Given all of this, it is easy to see how CBD and THC can be viewed as being in competition. But the reality is that both compounds, along with as many as 66 other cannabinoids, play important…

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New York Senate Committee Passes Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Bill

Yesterday, the New York State Senate Health Committee passed (S.4406-B/Savino) by a bipartisan vote of 9 – 8. This is the first time in years that the Senate has taken up the issue of medical marijuana. The bill, known as the Compassionate Care Act, would alleviate the suffering of thousands of seriously ill New Yorkers by allowing the use of marijuana to treat debilitating, life-threatening illnesses under a doctor’s supervision. The committee room was packed with patients from across the state, and the room erupted into applause when the Committee voted the bill in the affirmative. The bill now goes to…

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Medical Marijuana Lessens MS Effects, Research Suggests

With medical marijuana dispensaries set to open later this year in Massachusetts, a review of the latest research suggests that it can help alleviate multiple sclerosis symptoms — such as pain, overactive bladder, and muscle stiffness. But the review, conducted by experts convened by the American Academy of Neurology, found that marijuana doesn’t help relieve the uncontrollable limb spasms that result from a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease. And it concluded that there is insufficient evidence to know whether the drug reduces symptoms caused by neurological diseases such as Huntington’s disease, Tourette syndrome, or epilepsy. “We wanted to inform…

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What Are The Active Ingredients In Medical Marijuana?

The medicinal and psychoactive effects that we associate with marijuana are caused by unique chemical structures called cannabinoids found in the actual plant. To date, there have been 86 cannabinoids identified in nature and others have been synthesized chemically. The major psychoactive ingredient in marijuana is delta-g-tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly referred to as THC (although other naming systems refer to it confusingly as delta-t-THC). Other cannabinoids, in addition to THC, have medicinal or psychoactive elements. Cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), cannabavarin (THCV), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC), delta-8-THC, cannabicyclol (CBL), cannabitriol (CBT), and cannabielsoin are among the many different naturally-occurring cannabinoids. Most are known to…

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No, Weed Won’t Rot Your Brain

All across the Internet, headlines are screaming Buzzkill and Marijuana Makes Young Brains Go to Pot. But a new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, does not in any way prove that casual marijuana use is bad for your brain. In order to understand why, all you need to do is actually read the research—and be able to think a bit critically. You don’t need to know anything particular about fMRI or any other scary acronyms and you don’t need to know your amygdala from your Shatner’s Bassoon. You don’t even need to know any statistics. Here’s the first…

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California Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Introduced

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano recently introduced a new bill that would bring regulations to California’s medical marijuana businesses. A report from Huffington Post says the new measure, AB 1894, addresses concerns that were apparent in past bills Ammiano drafted, such as environmental regulations and government taxation. “I’m cautiously optimistic,” said Ammiano. “People have seen that the more regulation you have, the less chaos you have.” Ammiano’s bill would create a division within California’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to regulate all medical marijuana-related entities throughout the state, from growers and cultivators to dispensaries. The ABC would also charge fees on marijuana businesses to raise…

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South Carolina South Carolina state representative pushes for better medical marijuana bill

South Carolina state Rep. Todd Rutherford currently has a bill in the state legislature that would legalize up to two ounces of cannabis for medical use for patients with doctor’s recommendations. The only problem is that it’s going nowhere. So Rutherford took an interesting step this week to get more support, putting the measure on the Democratic primary ballot set for June 10 even though the vote wouldn’t actually do anything. Basically, it’s a statewide pot poll of Democrats. Rutherford says if his measure doesn’t make it through this year, he’s going to use the results of his ballot measure…

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Illinois’ Epileptic Kids May Finally Get Access To Medical Marijuana

Illinois lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would qualify minors with epilepsy to be treated with medical marijuana. The proposal, sponsored by Sen. Iris Martinez (D-Chicago), cleared the state Senate in a 49-5 vote, the Associated Press reports. Currently, only patients older than 18 and suffering from at least one of 40 debilitating conditions qualify for the state’s medical marijuana registry. Martinez’s bill would allow epileptic minors to be treated with the marijuana derivative known as Cannabidiol (CBD) oil. The oil, which is usually administered to minors via drops under the tongue, has low levels of THC, the compound that produces a…

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