Friday, December 29th, 2017

 

More pregnant women are using pot, study finds

More pregnant women are using pot, study finds Jacqueline Howard | December 27, 2017 More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety — and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age. The prevalence of marijuana use among a sample of moms-to-be in California climbed from 4.2% to 7.1% from 2009 through 2016, according to a research letter published in the journal JAMA on Tuesday. Among pregnantRead More


The Goodship Joins Privateer Holdings

The Goodship Joins Privateer Holdings December 27, 2017 | MJ News Network The Goodship, Washington state’s popular and beloved cannabis edibles brand, announced today that it has joined the Privateer Holdings family of brands. Together, The Goodship and Privateer Holdings will develop new products and expand the brand’s availability to consumers in new markets across North America. Founded in 2014 by Jody Hall, The Goodship makes “damn fine edibles,” from delectable cookies and brownies to delicious confections and sweets. The Goodship brand is a local favorite for its best-in-class products,Read More


9 Prescription Medications You Should Avoid Mixing With Weed

9 Prescription Medications You Should Avoid Mixing With Weed Anna Wilcox | 22 April, 2017 Medical cannabis is becoming increasingly more popular around the world. But, while the herb is proving to be a useful medical tool, researchers still know fairly little about how cannabis may interact with various pharmaceutical medications. In the upcoming years, this will certainly be a major area of study. In the meantime, here are nine prescription medications that you generally avoid mixing with weed (or at least talk to a professional about). The best advice?Read More


The Amazing Endocannabinoid System

The Amazing Endocannabinoid System Mary Zennett | December 20, 2017 The Endocannabinoid system (ECS) was discovered by Dr Raphael Mechoulam, considered to be the father of cannabis based medicines. What’s most amazing is that the ECS is now considered to be the largest network of receptors in the human body. The discovery of the Endocannabinoid system (ECS)is arguably the greatest health discovery of modern times. The main purpose of the ECS is to help the body maintain a sense of balance, also known as homeostasis. To illustrate, think of aRead More


Portland Companies are Fighting a Secret Plot to Monopolize Cannabis

Portland Companies are Fighting a Secret Plot to Monopolize Cannabis Matthew Korfhage | December 20 In a former nursery on the outskirts of Canby, next door to filbert orchards and the constant gunshots of a firing range, Eco Firma Farms‘ Jesse Peters believes he’s helping fight a war for the future of cannabis. “The patent wars are coming,” Peters says. “It’s top secret strategic shit going on to take over large swaths of the genetic IP to all cannabis plants. It’s crooked shit. If we don’t do something right nowRead More


The Institute of Medicine Report on the Health Effects of Marijuana

The Institute of Medicine Report on the Health Effects of Marijuana Michael Greger M.D. FACLM | December 22nd, 2017 View the article and video here.


Colorado Springs declined to allow recreational marijuana sales. Now it’s having second thoughts

Colorado Springs declined to allow recreational marijuana sales. Now it’s having second thoughts Dec 19, 2017 | Kurtis Lee At the two malls in town you can buy key chains and Christmas ornaments shaped like marijuana leaves. Along a downtown shopping corridor, paintings of cannabis plants grace storefront windows. Even Kmart stocks its shelves with T-shirts and mugs decorated with the signature green leaf and “Colorado est. 2012” — the year the state legalized recreational marijuana. But that is the one pot product you can’t buy in Colorado Springs. ColoradoRead More


Washington Just Harvested Its Biggest Legal Weed Crop Ever. Is That a Problem?

Washington Just Harvested Its Biggest Legal Weed Crop Ever. Is That a Problem? Lester Black | Dec 19, 2017 This year’s outdoor pot harvest appears to be the largest in state history. The state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) reported over 90,000 pounds of cured pot in October alone, the biggest haul for a single month in state history. This huge outdoor crop is hitting a market that was already saturated with lots of cheap weed, heightening worries across the industry of an oversupply problem. The amount of cured cannabisRead More


Remembering the American Mother Goddess of Medicinal Cannabis

Remembering the American Mother Goddess of Medicinal Cannabis Meagan Angus | December 20, 2017 They gathered at the All Pilgrims Church in Capitol Hill earlier this month to honor Joanna McKee. The pioneer of patients’ rights had been gone for some time, having passed away on November 18, but this would have been her 75th birthday. So they gathered to celebrate her life. Filling out the pews were many of the most influential cannabis advocates from across the Pacific Northwest. Policy writers, lawyers, cultural influencers, dispensary owners, professors, and more.Read More


More Than Coffee: Here Are Seattle’s Must-See Cannabis Attractions

More Than Coffee: Here Are Seattle’s Must-See Cannabis Attractions Danielle Guercio You would think one of the prime legal spots in the country would be jam packed with the cannabis activities that many other cities boast. Alas in Seattle, things are a little more hush-hush about everything but the purchase. Sure, you’ll see a small group sharing a joint here and there in busier neighborhoods or a few loners strolling with a vape, but the cannabis related activities were a bit more scant than expected. That being said, Seattle isRead More