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5 Different Cannabis Ingestion Methods & How They Affect You

5 Different Cannabis Ingestion Methods & How They Affect You Anna Wilcox | 24 October, 2016 Cannabis has all sorts of effects in your body. But, did you know that how your body uses the herb differently depending on how you ingest it? For those who want the nitty-gritty details about different consumption methods, here’s a written explanation on how the post popular cannabis ingestion styles affect the body differently. 5 Different Cannabis Ingestion Methods & How They Affect You


Medical cannabis industry in Washington State on life support

Medical cannabis industry in Washington State on life support October 26, 2016 | John Schroyer Washington State’s marijuana industry appears to be evolving into a singular cannabis market, with almost no distinction between medical and recreational. That’s the apparent outcome so far from the state’s move to merge its previously unregulated MMJ market with the heavily regulated adult-use businesses that materialized after voters approved rec in 2012. The overarching result, say many on the ground in Washington State, is that most businesses and consumers are moving toward an industry that caters mostly toRead More


The world’s foremost researcher on medical cannabis is coming to Colorado

The world’s foremost researcher on medical cannabis is coming to Colorado OCT 25, 2016 | Alicia Wallace The “Father of Cannabis Research” is coming to Colorado. Raphael Mechoulam will present a lecture at the inaugural Institute of Cannabis Research Conference this coming April in Pueblo, officials for Colorado State University-Pueblo announced Tuesday. Mechoulam, an organic chemist and professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, is a prolific researcher who discovered the endocannabinoid system and has spent decades studying cannabis. He is scheduled to speak as part of CSU-Pueblo’s first conference, April 28-30,Read More


A LIST OF FIVE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS THAT MARIJUANA COULD LITERALLY REPLACE

A LIST OF FIVE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS THAT MARIJUANA COULD LITERALLY REPLACE CASEY RILEY Of all the different drugs and medications out there, marijuana is among the most versatile. Study after study has shown its effectiveness in treating dozens of illnesses, and more research in its favor continues to pour out every day. And people around the world are taking notice. According to a recent study published in the journalDrug and Alcohol Review, patients are increasingly substituting their prescription medications with cannabis. Of the 473 adult marijuana users surveyed, over 80 percent reportedRead More


Election May Be a Turning Point for Legal Marijuana

Election May Be a Turning Point for Legal Marijuana THOMAS FULLER | OCTOBER 24, 2016 To the red-and-blue map of American politics, it may be time to add green. The movement to legalize marijuana, the country’s most popular illicit drug, will take a giant leap on Election Day if California and four other states vote to allow recreational cannabis, as polls suggest they may. The map of where pot is legal could include the entire West Coast and a block of states reaching from the Pacific to Colorado, raising a stronger challengeRead More


Report: Eating Raw Weed Prevents Bowel Cancer, Fibromyalgia and Neuro-degenerative Diseases

Report: Eating Raw Weed Prevents Bowel Cancer, Fibromyalgia and Neuro-degenerative Diseases Cannabis is taken in different forms all over the world, while being primarily smoked, being eaten raw has been proven to provide incredible heath benefits, whilst also being non-psychoactive, therefore more appealing to a wider of range of people. Marijuana can be described as of of the new range of superfoods, it contains over 400 chemical compounds containing beneficial vitamins, essential oils, and acids. Experts such as Dr. William Courtney have come to call weed a ‘dietary essential’ MarijuanaRead More


DA blasts state for failing to inspect Astoria marijuana business that exploded

DA blasts state for failing to inspect Astoria marijuana business that exploded Noelle Crombie | October 21, 2016 Police and fire investigators in Astoria continued Friday to comb through the wreckage of an explosion likely caused by a legal butane hash oil enterprise amid questions about whether the state did anything to ensure the business met health and safety regulations. The blast at Higher Level Concentrates – the first involving a legal cannabis enterprise in Oregon – sent two men to a Portland burn unit Wednesday, officials said. Both are in seriousRead More


When a weed-friendly world collides with your job application

When a weed-friendly world collides with your job application OCTOBER 22, 2016 | KATE MARTIN Yes, Washington was part of the vanguard when it came to legalizing marijuana. And yes, voters in even more states might approve legalization in November for recreational use. But if you think drug tests have fallen out of fashion in Tacoma, Olympia and elsewhere in this state, think again. Now that the economy has improved post-recession, companies are fishing from a smaller pool of job seekers who can pass mandatory drug screenings, said Hans Kueck, anRead More


Alaska Railroad sees hope in marijuana industry and elsewhere as profits drop

Alaska Railroad sees hope in marijuana industry and elsewhere as profits drop Alex DeMarban Hit with a sharp plunge in profits, the Alaska Railroad is pinning its financial hopes on new opportunities that include increased ridership, shipments of liquefied natural gas, and lease revenue from marijuana retail stores. The state agency’s income is down dramatically from just a couple of years ago, thanks largely to crashing coal markets from weak demand and reduced petroleum shipments stemming from the closure of the North Pole refinery in 2014. The headwinds facing coal this year createdRead More


Cannabis Tax Revenue Is Overwhelming Oregon’s Tax Office

Cannabis Tax Revenue Is Overwhelming Oregon’s Tax Office GAGE PEAKE Oregon’s adult-use cannabis program is taking in so much tax money that it’s affecting day-to-day operations at the Oregon Department of Revenue in Salem. On Thursday, the department announced adjustments to the payment process because officials have been running into issues with cannabis business owners paying their taxes in person. Oregon officials estimate that they’ll take in around $43 million in tax revenue from recreational cannabis this year. The tax adult-use sales at dispensaries went into effect on Jan. 4, 2016. MoreRead More