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

New Study: Cannabis Can Help Grow Brain Cells

A new study published recently in the journal Neurochemistry International has found that a compound in cannabis can help grow brain cells. “We tested three compounds: cannabidiol, cannabigerol, and cannabichromene (CBC), and found that CBC has positive effect on the cell viability of mouse NSPCs [adult neural stem progenitor cells] during differentiation in vitro“, states the study’s researchers. The study, which was conducted by the Institute ofBiomolecular Chemistry and funded by a GW Pharmaceuticals grant, is one of several studies which has found that cannabis can stimulate brain growth. Researchers conclude that; “Taken together, our results suggest that CBC raises the viability of NSPCs while inhibiting their differentiation into astroglia, possibly…

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New Government Funded Study Finds THC Improves Sleep

A new study published by the American Journal of Addiction, and funded in part by the National Institute of Health has found that THC – one of the primary components of cannabis – is “significantly associated with shorter sleep latency”, as well as “less difficulty falling asleep”. For the study, “Thirteen male chronic daily cannabis smokers were administered oral THC doses (20 mg) around-the-clock for 7 days (40–120 mg daily) starting the afternoon after admission.” Every morning, a questionnaire was completed by the participants, and “Plasma THC and 11-OH-THC (active metabolite) concentrations were measured in venous blood samples collected every evening. Changes in sleep characteristics over time and associations…

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Activation Of Cannabinoid Receptors Can Combat Aids, According to Government Funded Study

A 2012 study funded by the National Institute of Health found that in addition to relieving the symptoms of AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome), activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – something which cannabis does naturally – can actually combat its infection. The study – which was conducted by researchers at George Mason University – found that; “the clinical use of CB2R agonists in the treatment of AIDS symptoms may also exert beneficial adjunctive antiviral effects against CXCR4-tropic viruses in late stages of HIV-1 infection.” Researchers found that; “Agonism of CB2R.. reduced infection in primary CD4+ T cells following cell-free and cell-to-cell transmission of CXCR4-tropic…

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New Study Finds Cannabis Provides Relief From All Symptoms Of Cancer

A new study published in the annual journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine has found that cannabis consumption leads to a “significant improvement” in “all cancer or anti-cancer treatment-related symptoms”. According to researchers, “Cancer patients using cannabis report better influence from the plant extract than from synthetic products. However, almost all the research conducted to date has been performed with synthetic products”. To fix this, researchers for the study examined the effects of consuming the actual cannabis plant (and on human subjects), not a synthetic alternative or a natural derivative. Researchers determined that; “All cancer or anti-cancer treatment-related symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, mood disorders,…

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Dad Says Medical Marijuana Saved His 6-Year-Old Son From Severe Epilepsy

A California father says medical marijuana helped save his son, who suffers from a rare form of severe epilepsy. Jason David, of Modesto, told CBS Sacramento’s KOVR that his son, Jayden, was taking 22 different prescription pills and suffering more than 50 seizures every day when he was just 4 years old. Some of the worst seizures lasted an hour and a half. Jayden wasn’t eating or sleeping, and he was in pain. Jayden was diagnosed with Dravet syndrome when he was just a baby. Otherwise known as Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy, Dravet syndrome is a rare and “catastrophic” form of epilepsy that…

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West Virginia: Medical Marijuana Gaining Support

Fellow lawmakers would get uncomfortable three years ago when Delegate Mike Manypenny would buttonhole them in the hallways of the West Virginia House of Delegates. You see, Manypenny was trying to collect votes to legalize medical marijuana. Even for Manypenny himself, it could get a bit uncomfortable, reports Mannix Porterfield at the Beckley Register-Herald. “I needed to try to get support,” Manypenny said. “I’d go out and start discussing it. Everybody I talked to stared at the floor and shuffled their feet in discomfort. No one walked away, but they said very little. They wouldn’t give me eye contact.” Manypenny even heard…

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Michigan: Panel Considers Adding PTSD, Autism, Asthma, Insomnia To Medical Marijuana Law

The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act Review Panel on Tuesday is expected to consider petitions to add autism, asthma, insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the list of conditions suitable for treatment by medicinal cannabis. Chronic delays and mismanagement by the state have prevented earlier updates to the 2008 law, according to critics, stymying changes that could have helped more patients treat symptoms and ease pain, reports Jonathan Oosting at MLive.com. The panel, established under administrative rules in 2009, didn’t meet until 2012. Earlier this year, panel members voted to recommend adding Parkinson’s disease and PTSD to a list of conditions which…

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New Study Finds One In Four With HIV Use Cannabis Daily

A recent study published by the National Institutes of Health has found that roughly 1 in 4 young adults who have HIV use cannabis on a daily basis to help cope with the symptoms. “[It’s] what I do to make the problem go down or just make me forget about what I was thinking”, stated a 24-year-old who was part of the study, “It just takes away my problems. It makes it seem not so bad.” According to the study’s researchers, “This study documents the motivations for and prevalence of heavy marijuana use among HIV-positive gay and bisexual male emerging adults”, they…

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7-year-old Oregon girl treated with medical marijuana

PORTLAND, Ore.Mykayla Comstock, a 7-year-old girl suffering from leukemia, is one of Oregon’s youngest medical marijuana patients. Mykayla’s mother says she gives her daughter marijuana pills to combat the effects of chemotherapy, but her father, who lives in North Dakota, worries about the effects of the drug on her brain development. The girl was diagnosed with leukemia last spring. The Oregonian reports her mother treats her with a gram of cannabis oil daily. Mykayla’s mother credits the drug for the leukemia’s remission. The girl says the drug helps her eat and sleep but also makes her feel “funny.” Oregon law…

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New Jersey legislature easing medical marijuana rules for children, increasing available strains

Though the medical marijuana program approved by New Jersey voters is only three years old and just now getting off the ground, many say it’s time for some much-needed (and positive) changes. And thankfully, the legislature is listening. Senate bill 2842, which passed yesterday on a 25-13 vote, and Assembly bill 4241 would make it easier for children suffering from certain debilitating conditions to have access to medical cannabis, allowing dispensaries to sell edible forms of cannabis, and broadening the spectrum of strains allowed from just three to as many as the dispensary can track down and grow. New Jersey approved medical marijuana…

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