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

Researchers Find Smoking Cannabis Reduces Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers have discovered that smoking cannabis can reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including tremors and pain. 20 patients, at an average of 66 years old, took part in a study, and scored an average of 33 on the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale prior to consuming cannabis. The score dropped to 24 just 30 minutes after smoking. Ruth Djaldetti, MD, of Tel Aviv University Israel, who recently presented the discovery at the International Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, explained; “We not only saw improvement in tremor in these patients, but also in rigidity and in bradykinesia [slowness of movement cause by…

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Study (Again) Shows Smoking Cannabis Doesn’t Increase Cancer Risk

Dr. Donald P. Tashkin isn’t a household name, even for cannabis smokers. But he should be. TAshkin’s studies on cannabis use have shown time and time again that cannabis use is not associated with increased lung cancer incidences or risk. Tashkin’s work is the focus of an article in this month’s Annals of the American Thoracic Society, highlighting the doctor’s work with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. While smoking cannabis does cause minor injury to the large airways, the damage is microscopic and similar to that of chronic bronchitis. Like chronic bronchitis, the damage…

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Cannabis is Key to Good Health When We Eat it vs. Smoke it

                            It is no secret that our world is seeing a huge increase in poor health and cancer cases. It should come as no surprise when we look at what we eat daily, the condition of our environment and the types of body care products we use daily that contain a ton of cancer causing agents. Mainstream medicine suggests that chemotherapy and radiation are the best means to go about treating cancer, but there is a growing body of evidence to suggest there exist much better cures. Cannabinoids may…

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Study: Hemp Seed Oil May Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients

The consumption of legal hemp seed nutritional oil, in conjunction with the intake of evening primrose oils and a restricted diet high in Hot-natured foods (such as pepper) and low in saturated fats and sugars, is associated with “significant improvement” in symptom management and immunological characteristics in subjects with multiple sclerosis, according to clinical trial data published this month in the scientific journal BioImpacts. Researchers at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in Iran assessed the impact of hemp seed oil, evening primrose oils, and a restricted diet for a period of six months in 23 patients diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS. Researchers…

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Study Substantiates Benefits Of Cannabinoids For Post Traumatic Stress

Brain imaging research published this month in the journal Molecular Psychiatry provides physiological evidence as to why cannabis may mitigate certain symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Post-traumatic stress syndrome is an anxiety disorder that is estimated to impact some eight million Americans annually. Yet, to date, there are no pharmaceutical treatments specifically designed or approved to target symptoms of PTSD. Investigators at the New York University School of Medicine and the New York University Langone Medical Center, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Veterans Center for the Study of Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury reported that subjects diagnosed with PTSD…

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Utah’s ‘Right to Try’ Law Could Give Patients Medical Access to Investigational Treatments

Should Utah citizens with terminal illnesses be legally allowed to try different drugs or medications? At least one representative believes so and has introduced a new bill, the “Right to Try Life-Saving Treatments” act (HB94, sponsored by Representative Gage Froerer). Representative Froerer is the sponsor of last year’s high CBD, low THC bill (HB105, aka Charlee’s law), a law designed to allow access to a “hemp oil extract” via the Stanley Brothers in Colorado. The bill would allow patients to “obtain an investigational drug (or device) through an agreement with the investigational drug (or device) manufacturer and the eligible patients physician.”…

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Joey’s Strain: Cannabis Created for Symptoms Related to Autism

The medical benefits of cannabis in children suffering from autism-related symptoms have long been speculated about, but only recently, with new laws being passed, have we truly been able to see results. In an article published in Autism Research Review International, Doctor Bernard Rimland, founder of the Autism Society of America (ASA), claimed that “evidence suggests that in such cases, medical cannabis may be a beneficial treatment” for persons in the autism spectrum. In 2009, Mieko Hester-Perez the pioneer of this unconventional treatment initially opened the doors with her groundbreakingresearch on her first public interview on Good Morning America. In 2015, she continues…

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Research Team Finds How CBD, a Component in Marijuana, Works Within Cells

The findings published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry could provide a new basis for developing CBD-based treatments for pediatric epilepsy Newswise — STONY BROOK, N.Y., February 11, 2015 – A team of Stony Brook University researchers have identified fatty acid binding proteins (FABPs) as intracellular transporters for two ingredients in marijuana, THC and CBD (cannabidiol). The finding, published early online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, is significant because it helps explain how CBD works within the cells. Recent clinical findings have shown that CBD may help reduce seizures and could be a potential new medicine to treat pediatric treatment-resistant epilepsy….

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New Illinois Governor Takes Action for Medical Cannabis

After former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn left office with a dangling question mark over the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, medical patients across Illinois were left to wonder what would become over the already-delayed program. Lucky day! Newly appointed Governor Bruce Rauner announced that the administration would be issuing licenses for growers and dispensaries, taking action that allows the program to move forward and become one step closer to implementation. Governor Rauner issued 18 medical cannabis farming licenses and 52 licenses for medical dispensaries – see the full list available here. There are several applicants still under review and the number of licenses issued…

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U.S. Surgeon General Believes Medical Marijuana is Helpful

In an interview with CBS (starting at the 3:45 mark), the new U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, made some very interesting statements about cannabis: “For certain medical conditions and symptoms, marijuana can be helpful…I think we have to use that data to drive policymaking.” Incredible how one little sentence from an influential person can resonate and echo throughout a nation. While Dr. Murthy did not explicitly endorse the legalization of cannabis for medical or recreational purposes, he did say that the current cannabis debate represents an “interesting story that’s unfolding in our country right now. We have to see what science tells us about…

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