December 16, 2017

:

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

California Court Rules That Cannabis Concentrates Qualify as Medical Marijuana

Good news for medical marijuana patients in California: cannabis concentrates qualify as medical marijuana thanks to a a unanimous state appellate court ruling in Sacramento. The ruling came about after a medical marijuana patient was charged with violating probation for possession of cannabis concentrates. However, because concentrated cannabis is covered under California’s Compassionate Use Act (or CUA), the probation violation was overturned. Although the CUA doesn’t technically define cannabis or concentrates in its wording, according to The Sacramento Bee, “the terms had already been defined in other sections of the law when the CUA was approved by voters 18 years ago.” In those instances, cannabis…

Read More

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 (D-OR) and…

Read More

The Endocannabinoid System and CBD’s Role in Stress, Anxiety, and Fear Responses

The biological mechanisms that control mood, anxiety, stress, fear, and other emotional behavior have been focused almost exclusively on the role of certain neurotransmitters called monoamines. While monoamines like dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine play an important role in controlling mood and anxiety, the vast majority of drug-based therapies that target those “monoaminergic” systems are limited in their efficacy. More recently, research has begun to highlight other neurochemical systems, including cytokines, peptides, and bioactive lipids. By diving deeper into the science of bioactive lipids, we begin to unearth the potential role of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in stress and fear responses. Read More: http://www.leafly.com/news/medical/the-endocannabinoid-system-and-cbds-role-in-stress-anxiety-and-fe

Read More

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 since most patients…

Read More

Activating Cannabinoid Receptors Could Replace Cannabis as an Anxiety Treatment

Cannabis is the most commonly used drug in the United States and is increasingly used by teenagers and adolescents, specifically as a self-medicating measure to counteract depression and/or anxiety. Individuals with mood and anxiety disorders have been found in previous studies to have lowered levels of endocannabinoids; hence, the introduction of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) activates the cannabinoid receptors, which offers relief for some of the symptoms of depression and anxiety. A new study published by Cell Reports and a research team at Vanderbilt University has found a way to replenish the levels of an endocannabinoid known as 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) in the brain,which may offer some relief for those…

Read More

Is CBD an Effective Treatment for Childhood Seizure Disorders?

On Monday, researchers at a meeting of the American Epilepsy Society encouraged parents to await rigorous studies before administering cannabis to their children. Despite the recent surge of parents reporting that CBD-only treatments help control their children’s seizures, physicians are hesitant to recommend this regimen because there hasn’t been enough clinical testing. As of yet, the scientific community has yet to establish cannabis’ effectiveness at treating epilepsy, nor its side effects – both alone and in combination with other medications. One study presented at the meeting indicated that parents who moved to Colorado to access cannabis were three times more likely to report it helped their children than…

Read More

The Medical Minute: Cannabis Smokers’ Lungs Are as Bad as 80-Year Olds’ (No, Not Really)

Reports broke out last week covering a recent study that analyzed lung concerns in eight hospital patients in Northern Wales. Researchers at Bangor University claim the patients had “lungs of 80-year-olds” after 10 to 20 years of smoking joints five times a day. They had developed accelerated forms of emphysema, a lung disease typically caused by tobacco. Countering all these blows to cannabis by media sources is getting exhausting, but we want you to rest easy tonight knowing that your lungs probably don’t look like an 80-year-old’s even after 10 years of consumption – unless, let’s say, there was something other than marijuana…

Read More

Top 10 Strains to Combat Crohn’s Disease and Colitis

This week is Crohn’s Disease and Colitis Awareness week. For those of you that don’t know, Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are gastrointestinal disorders in a group of conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract that can affect any part of the GI tract, from the mouth to the rectum, although it may skip certain areas of the intestine, leaving some healthy, while other parts suffer. Ulcerative Colitis is a very similar disease in the IBD group of disorders, but it only affects the colon, affecting only the innermost lining of the colon. The telltale symptoms of Crohn’s…

Read More

FDA Has Approved A Cannabis-Based Epilepsy Drug To Start Clinical Trials

More GREAT news today for the cannabis movement! The U.S. Federal Drug Association has approved clinical studies that will focus on determining weather purified Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is a viable anti-seizure treatment. The long struggle to get these type of studies approved has finally paid off. The legalization trend gave light to the growing cases of epileptic patients using CBD as medication and noticed quite a difference with a lower amount of seizures. Physician investigators will be provided Epidiolex, a new 98% CBD product made by GW Pharmaceuticals, and conduct Investigational New Drug studies involving epileptic children in order…

Read More

Medical Marijuana Treatment Of Pediatric Epilepsy Attracts More Parents To Colorado

A small faction of parents calling themselves marijuana “refugees” are heading to Colorado in order to obtain medical marijuana for their children who suffer from epilepsy. According to a recent report by The Colorado Springs Gazette, parents of children suffering from severe epilepsy are becoming more drawn to the apparent success stories of children whose seizures are being curbed by medical marijuana. In June there were only 35 kids under the age of 18 on the Colorado patient registry, but as of August that number rose to 60. Medical marijuana is legal for minors in the state and in at…

Read More