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

Colorado Releases Cannabis Health Report, Introduces New Guidelines for Edibles

Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division is continuing to improve their already successful regulatory system. The Department of Public Health and Environment recently released a report, “Monitoring Health Concerns Related to Marijuana in Colorado: 2014,” which offers a transparent review of research and data collected in 2014 for the general public. The report includes information on pregnancy and cannabis use, a topic that has been largely unexplored in terms of scientific research (for obviously controversial reasons), information on the monitoring of use or exposure to minors and children, and general health concerns and effects. Although the pregnancy data contained a lot of “mixed” and “insufficient” evidence,…

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The Medical Minute: A Joint a Day for 20 Years Shows No Impact on Lung Health

If you’ve been wondering what’s happening in the world of cannabis research, we’ve got good news. Lots of good news. New research surveying 20 years of data reiterated a conclusion replicated by several other studies: smoking cannabis does not appear to damage the lungs, even with long-term use. You veteran smokers are probably thinking, “Yeah. Duh. My lungs are basically military-grade titanium sacs.” But we’ll welcome the official report from Emory University scientists, anyway. By measuring FEV1 (the capacity one is able to exhale) decline in U.S. adults, researchers discovered that marijuana use was not associated with worsened lung function….

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After Suing Colorado Over Recreational Cannabis, Nebraska Now Proposes New Medical Marijuana Legislation

Oh Nebraska. You silly midwestern state. You just can’t seem to figure out what you want. Senator Tommy Garrett recently introduced the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act. The bill outlines a plan to create a highly regulated medical marijuana system for seriously ill patients and could be monumental for Nebraska. If signed into law, this could relieve the suffering of thousands of patients by allowing the cultivation of up to 12 plants and six ounces of cannabis per patient. Well, that’s just peachy-keen, wouldn’t you say? Just fantastic for all of those Nebraskans who are in dire need of the…

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Georgia Governor Cuts Medical Marijuana Bill, Putting Patients at Risk

Georgia’s legislature passed an initiative calling for major research on medical marijuana, which has been ongoing for the past year. Governor Nathan Deal made comments indicating that he would be supportive of an expanded medical marijuana bill, House Bill 885, which was on the docket and seemed like a sure thing. The bill would have allowed the cultivation and distribution of cannabis oil to families in need in Georgia. Well, never say never. Governor Deal backed out at the last minute, eliminating nearly all of the medical marijuana bill save for a small clause that offers legal protection to qualifying medical patients who travel…

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The Medical Minute: Cannabis Use Associated With Lower Body Mass

We tend to couple images of cannabis consumption with ravenous stoners filling their gut with some kind of hybridized taco-pancake or marinara cereal (…for the record, it wasn’t bad), but evidence from a newstudy investigating marijuana and body mass shows that even these over-indulgent tendencies may not amount to much once you step on the scale. In fact the study, published in December’s issue of the journal Obesity, found that cannabis use was actually linked to lowerbody mass indexes in a survey of 786 adults. This study, which analyzed data from the 2004 Nunavik Inuit Health Survey, sought insight into the relationship between cannabis use…

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Cannabis Education Programs Gaining Legitimacy and Popularity Among Medical Patients

When it comes to medical marijuana, a lack of information continues to be a major pitfall for patients and medical practitioners alike. One doctor’s skepticism is passed on to his or her patients, who may never fully understand how cannabis can benefit them until they’ve done the research themselves. Education programs are a way for patients to equip themselves with the information they need when considering marijuana for their medical needs. One in particular, MedSchool For You powered by mdBriefCase, offers free education to those wondering, “Is medical marijuana right for me?” Over the last decade, mdBriefCase has brought accredited…

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Why the Department of Veteran Affairs Should Embrace Medical Cannabis as a Treatment Option

Congress again has a chance to allow our military veterans and their doctors in the Veterans Health Administration to discuss medical cannabis as a treatment option. Until 2011, the VHA would automatically deny treatment for pain to veterans who use medical cannabis; it is now at the doctor’s discretion. But current policy forbids VA physicians from issuing medical marijuana recommendations to their patients. A new bipartisan bill, the “Veterans Equal Access Act,” would lift the current ban on VHA doctors recommending it to the millions of veterans who might be helped by it. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Earl Blumenauer…

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California Doctors Make Move to Save Transplant Patients Who Use Medical Marijuana

In a move that may well save lives, the California Medical Association’s House of Delegates voted unanimously to urge transplant clinics in the state not to remove patients from a transplant list due to their status as medical cannabis patients. Many of these patients are in dire need of a transplant, and denying a transplants to a medical cannabis patient is common practice at many leading California hospitals. However, with one in every 20 California adults using cannabis for medical conditions, denying patients who lawfully use cannabis for testing positive while waiting for a transplant is akin to a death sentence, especially…

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Compassionate Care NY Creates #MyHolidayWish Campaign to Support Emergency Access to Medical Marijuana in New York

In July, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a medical marijuana bill into law with the goal of establishing a medical marijuana program 18 months from the bill’s signing. Since then, at least three children have died waiting for access to medical marijuana that could have saved their lives or eased their suffering. The children passed away due to complications related to epilepsy, a disorder that can cause hundreds of seizures per day. Several studies have been conducted that substantiate the efficacy of using medical marijuana as an effective treatment for both adults and children suffering from epilepsy. Under pressure…

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The Medical Minute: Study Finds No Causal Relationship Between Cannabis and Depression

When it comes to cannabis and depression, there seems to be mixed opinions about how these two things interact — does cannabis help with mood disorders, or does it worsen them? Thanks to a recent review of longitudinal data, we are a little closer to an answer. Researchers in Israel reviewed data over three years that measured depression progression in subjects who had never used cannabis until the start of the study. At the end of the trial, researchers noted no significant increases in depression in those that took to the pipe for this study. Conversely, data also showed that subjects with depression were more likely to…

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