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

N.J.’s youngest medical marijuana patient gets her turn

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Today, New Jersey’s youngest medical marijuana patient, 2-1/2-year-old Vivian Wilson, left the Compassionate Care Foundation medical marijuana dispensary in a stroller with a stuffed dog. Her parents, Brian and Meghan Wilson of Scotch Plains, left with a little more hope than they had the day before. The moment was historic for the dispensary, which opened this morning — nearly four years after the state passed the law creating the program. But it was just as important for the Wilson family and other families with critically ill children across the state. It was the first time a family…

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Economists Predict Marijuana Legalization Will Produce ‘Public-Health Benefits’

In their 2012 book Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know, Jonathan Caulkins and three other drug policy scholars identify the impact of repealing pot prohibition on alcohol consumption as the most important thing no one knows. Are cannabis and alcohol complements, so that drinking can be expected to increase along with pot smoking? Or are they substitutes, implying that more pot smoking will mean less drinking? For analysts attempting to calculate the costs and benefits of legalizing marijuana, the question matters a lot, because alcohol is considerably more dangerous than marijuana by most measures. If the two products are complements,…

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Pot OKd For Epilepsy: FDA Green-Lights Cannabidiol Trials

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will allow some doctors to use the marijuana molecule to treat eplipsy, reports the “the medical cannabis journal O’Shaughnessy’s today. The FDA will allow the use of purified CBD as an anti-seizure medication in about 50 patients treated at UCSF in San Francisco and the NYU School of Medicine in New York. The CBD will be provided by GW Pharmaceuticals, which has named its CBD product “Epidiolex”. Cannabis has been used since biblical times as a treatment for epilepsy, which encompasses about 40 seizure disorders. The cannabis component “cannabidiol” has well-known anti-seizure properties, but…

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Epileptics Migrate to Medical Marijuana States

Some parents with epileptic children are packing up and moving to states that will allow their kids to use medical cannabis, The Gazette reports. The moves come after families saw the amazing stories of Charlotte Figi and Zaki Jackson, two Colorado kids with severe epilepsy. Both of them are being treated with Cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-psychoative compound found in the cannabis plant. “As soon as we saw it, we knew we had to go,” said Mohammad Halabi, a New York City father who recently moved to Colorado with his epileptic daughter Mia after seeing the reports. The paper reports at least 18 families…

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Dalai Lama Vocally Supports Medical Marijuana

Now you can pray to Buddha and smoke it too. In a recent trip to Mexico, spiritual leader the Dalai Lama came out in favor of medical marijuana use at a speaking event held by former Mexican president Vicente Fox, according to a report from AFP. His Holiness extolled the virtues of marijuana’s health benefits, but looked down upon its recreational use. “But otherwise if it’s just an issue of somebody (using the drug to have) a crazy mind, that’s not good,” he said after being asked his position on legalization at the outdoor event held at Guanajuato’s Fox Center….

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Florida attorney donates $250,000 to 2014 medical marijuana legalization in Sunshine State

Orlando attorney John Morgan has become the face of a growing grassroots medical marijuana ballot initiative campaign in Florida. Morgan, who has recently taken to radio airwaves to get his message across, has also put his money where his mouth is by donating more than a quarter-million dollars to the People United for Medical Marijuana campaign. Supporters need to collect 700,000 signatures to get the measure before voters, though they are well on their way with more than 100,000 collected as of mid-August. As written, the bill would allow for medical marijuana patients to grow their own marijuana, assign a…

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New York Medical Marijuana Would Aid 100,000, Says Comptroller Liu

New York City comptroller John C. Liu said Aug. 29 that legalized medical marijuana in Gotham would help about 100,000 patients and recommends $100 million public-owned research fund to establish City-owned and operated cannabis growing sites, and requiring insurance providers to cover prescriptions for the medicinal botanical. “We estimate that more than 100,000 New Yorkers with serious medical conditions would benefit if medical marijuana were legalized — and that gives us 100,000 good reasons to do it,” said Comptroller Liu. “Marijuana’s medical value is well-established, but it is still routinely denied to patients and researchers. It’s time for that to…

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U.K.: GW Pharmaceuticals Begins Phase I Clinical Trials of Natural Cannabinoid For Epilepsy

London-based GW Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday announced that it has started a Phase 1 clinical trial of a natural, plant-derived cannabinoid, GWP42006, for the treatment of epilepsy. GW has been performing pre-clinical cannabinoid research in the field of epilepsy for the past five years in collaboration with the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. The research, according to GW, “has led to the emergence of a number of promising cannabinoid therapeutic candidates showing anti-epileptic effects.” GWP42006, seen by GW as one of the most promising of these candidates, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid extracted from specific strains of the cannabis plant….

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Compounds In Cannabis Found To Reduce Nausea In New Study

A new study published by the British Journal of Pharmacology and the National Institute of Health has found that THCV, and CBDV – two compounds found naturally in cannabis which aren’t psychoactive like THC – were both successful at reducing nausea in rat subjects. For the study, researchers “evaluated two phytocannabinoids, cannabidivarin (CBDV) and Δ9 -tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) for their ability to produce these behavioural effects characteristic of CB1 receptor inverse agonism in rats.” In doing so, researchers found that; “THC (2.5 and 10 mg kg-1 ), THCV (10 mg kg-1) and CBDV (200 mg kg-1 ) suppressed LiCl-induced conditioned gaping, suggesting anti-nausea potential.” The study concludes; “The pattern of findings indicates that…

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Medical Marijuana Rules Approved

Hartford — Connecticut’s new medical marijuana program will move forward now that regulations governing the system were approved by a key legislative committee in a voice vote Tuesday afternoon. The vote, by the regulations review committee, clears the way for the state to seek applications for marijuana growers and sellers. William Rubenstein, consumer protection commissioner, said he expects that producers and dispensaries will be up and running by spring or early summer next year. To qualify to use marijuana for medical purposes, a patient must be diagnosed with one of the following debilitating medical conditions: cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, Parkinson’s…

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