December 17, 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

Jalisco State in Mexico Looking to Legalize Medical Marijuana

The state of Jalisco in western Mexico is hoping to establish a plan to legalize medical marijuana before the end of 2014. While this is promising news, it’s not yet a strong indication that the rest of the country is going to follow suit so quickly. According to political analyst Laura Carlsen, she doesn’t think there will be a region-wide agreement in the near future to legalize cannabis. The reason for this, she asserts, is because of the United States’ War on Drugs and federal emphasis on prohibition. However, nearby countries such as Guatemala and Colombia have been urging Mexico to look…

Recipe: How to Make Canna-Mint Haystack Treats

Today I present a cannabis-infused recipe that is a step above extraordinary in the cannabis nutrition world! Meet canna-mint haystacks, the raw, vegan treat that make a great alternative to your average infused baked good. Gooey and chocolatey, these “cookies” are not only packed full of fiber and healthy fats, but also include the antioxidant power of cacao powder and the naturally sweet goodness of maple syrup. The next time you’re craving something decadent and delicious, why not get out your dehydrator and try some canna-mint haystacks? **This recipe has been adapted and modified from the “Peppermint Haystacks” recipe, courtesy…

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…

How to Make a Cannabis Mistletoe

Decorations are one of the best parts of the holiday season. In a time of cold weather and dwindling daylight, people come together to light up their towns with twinkling lights, luscious greenery, great food, and never-ending merriment. And of course, no holiday décor would be complete without mistletoe! This year, we wanted to show you how to put a new spin on this holiday classic. Fill any room with the aroma of fresh cannabis and encourage kisses galore by following these simple instructions to make your own cannabis mistletoe! Read More: http://www.leafly.com/news/lifestyle/how-to-make-cannabis-mistletoe

French Newspaper Announces Support For Cannabis Legalization

Le Monde, a well-known French newspaper, released an editorial article today in support of the legalization of cannabis in France. This move appears to follow a new trend of newspapers throwing their support behind cannabis legalization and decriminalization and using their widespread influence to get the message out – recent examples include The New York Times and The Oregonian. France has one of the highest rates of cannabis use in Europe (along with canna-friendly Denmark), with more than 13.4 million French residents admitting to trying cannabis at least once. Between the ages of 15 and 34, an estimated 43% of the French population use cannabis on a regular or semi-regular…

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

Recipe: How to Make a Christmas Quinoa and Hemp Seed Oil Salad

Tired of the same old heavy holiday side dishes? Not sure what to make at your next Christmas potluck dinner? Or maybe you just need something quick, easy and healthy to keep you energized as you finish up shopping for those last-minute gifts. Christmas quinoa salad is the perfect combination of delicious nutritious ingredients to keep you fueled up and ready to go all season long. The base of this recipe is quinoa, a naturally gluten-free grain that is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and complete protein to help keep you fuller longer. Red kidney beans kick up the nutrition notch, providing…

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…

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…

Native Americans Given Permission to Grow & Sell Cannabis On Their Land

The United States Justice Department lifted cannabis prohibition on the federally-sanctioned lands of indigenous Americans. This means that tribes who wish to grow and sell cannabis have the freedom to do so within their territory, without risking retribution from the US government (with the exception of selling to minors and transportation into prohibited areas). However, a history of substance abuse among many Native American cultures is a source of concern, from which many tribes are likely to elect the continuation of the withstanding federal prohibition for preventative purposes. The US government has volunteered to continue providing enforcement for such instances, even in states like Colorado and Washington, where recreational sales are legal….