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

Cancer Researchers Are On The Verge Of Human Trials With Cannabis

The concept of cannabis curing cancer may be hard to imagine, but evidence from cell cultures and animal studies has already proven the possibility. Now researchers say they’re ready to move to the clinical stage. Dr. Sean McAllister, of the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), has spent nearly a decade studying the effects of cannabidiol – a chemical found in marijuana – on aggressive types of breast and brain cancer. His research has already shown that cannabidiol (CBD) can reduce the spread of cancer to other parts of the body. Although, so far, he’s only been able to study animal…

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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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The Medical Minute: Does Cannabis Help or Hinder Creativity?

For many of us, creativity and cannabis walk hand-in-hand. A nice, uplifting sativa may be all you need to clear the mental logjam of writer’s block or to bring a fresh pair of eyes to your art. Abstractly, marijuana seems to give rise to new avenues of thought and insight, and this phenomenon has been recognized by revered, brilliant minds like that of Carl Sagan and Steve Jobs. However, a study published last month in Psychopharmacology will tell you that the creative burst you’re feeling is just an illusion. Allow us to explain. Researchers in the Netherlands administered vaporized cannabis in three different amounts…

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How Cannabis Counteracted One of the Most Aggressive Brain Cancers

A promising new study coming out of St. George’s at the University of London and published in the Molecular Cancer Therapeutics scientific journals has tested the combination of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) with irradiation therapy against glioma (brain tumor) cells. The results were astonishing. When applied separately, 14mM of THC or 19mM of CBD had a 50% shrinkage rate on the cancer cells.  And when combined, it only took 7mM of a THC-CBD combo to have the same 50% reduction rate on the tumor cells. They tried different variations and concentrations, using both extracted forms of cannabis, as well…

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Cannabis and Pets: Treating Seizures with CBD

Everyone, meet Topper. Topper is one among many of our office dogshere at the Leafly headquarters. Every now and then, he’ll remind us we’ve been concentrating for too long by singing a husky power ballad. Or by knocking over all the contents of your desk. Or simply by staring at you, unblinking, until you acknowledge how disgustingly cute he is. But there’s far more to this giant, loveable wolf than his songs, clumsiness, and attention-hoarding tactics: Topper demonstrates how the animal kingdom, too, can benefit from cannabinoid therapy. Just before his second birthday, Topper began suffering from epileptic seizures. “The first one was horrifying,” Topper’s…

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92% of California Medical Marijuana Patients Said Cannabis Has Helped Them

Florida may not have voted to legalize medical marijuana, but at least one legal state has noticed the benefits medical cannabis can bring to patients. Recently, public health data gatherers in Sacramento released a study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review (2014) reporting that of a representative health survey of 7,525 California adults, one in 20 (or about 1.4 million people) have used medical cannabis to help treat an illness or condition. Of those Californians, a whopping 92% felt medical cannabis was helpful in treating their disease or illness. The authors of the study also noted that the…

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Ancient Princess Battled Breast Cancer With Cannabis

Eleven years ago in the Altai Mountains of Russia, scientists unearthed remains dating back some 2,500 years: a Siberian Princess, beset with breast cancer, resting alongside a jar of cannabis. Through archaeology study, scientists have determined that the princess (nicknamed the ‘Ice Princess’) was of high class, decorated in the most complicated and beautiful tattoos that were distinct from other remains from that time period and serve as evidence of her importance in the eyes of her tribe. She was terminally ill and welcomed on camp in the Ukok Plateau during winter. Researchers conjecture that the princess consumed cannabis habitually…

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Best Marijuana Strains for Insomnia

Sleep – it’s one of the major reasons why 2.2 million Americans have a doctors recommendation for cannabis. “Cannabis sativa L. has been utilized for treatment of pain and sleep disorders since ancient times,” writes researcher Ethan Russo in the journal Chemistry & Biodiversity in 2007. “The effect on sleep of THC [the main active ingredient in cannabis] administration closely resembles those induced by lithium,” researcher I Feinberg wrote in Clinical Pharmacology Therapy in 1976. “One of the effects of THC administration is sedation,” writes lead author Karen I. Bolla for the journal Sleep in 2008. “One group of marijuana…

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Study: Most Patients Prefer Herbal Cannabis Over Marijuana-Based Pharmaceuticals

Leiden, The Netherlands: Subjects who consume cannabis for therapeutic purposes prefer herbal forms of the plant to pharmaceutically produced derivatives, according to survey data published in The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. Investigators from Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States conducted a web-based survey consisting of 21 structured questions to assess patients’ perceptions of different types of cannabinoid-based medicinal products as well as their preferred modes of consumption. Over 950 subjects took part in the survey. A majority of survey participants reported that herbal cannabis preparations were more cost-effective and posed fewer side effects than cannabis-derived pharmaceuticals, such as…

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Could Pot Stop This Baby’s Seizures?

Toronto parents struggling with baby Kaitlyn’s Dravet syndrome call for clinical trials here after miraculous results in Colorado. Kaitlyn Pogson has lived through more seizures than calendar months. The 9-month-old’s epilepsy sends her tiny body into convulsions that last up to an hour.  Right now they happen every three days, but as she grows the seizures will become more frequent – potentially topping 300 per week. That’s one every 34 minutes. Every time she has a seizure, Kaitlyn’s parents, Barry and Shannon, call 911 and take her to the emergency room, where doctors give her antiseizure drugs that don’t work. …

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