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Cannabis Study: Full-Spectrum Cannabis Extracts More Medically Effective than CBD Alone

Cannabis Study: Full-Spectrum Cannabis Extracts More Medically Effective than CBD Alone March 9, 2015 | Jay Cannabidiol (CBD) has been the focus of many medical cannabis studies, and continues to prove itself as a powerful anti-inflammatory drug. What makes CBD even more desirable for some patients is that it does not cause the psychoactive effects associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). An extremely interesting study (Overcoming the Bell-Shaped Dose-Response of Cannabidiol by using Cannabis Extract Enriched in Cannabidiol) was just published out of the Lautenberg Center for General and Tumor Immunology in Jerusalem.Read More


A Sober Person’s Guide to Medical Marijuana

A Sober Person’s Guide to Medical Marijuana Katie MacBride | Mar 14 2018 It’s a strange thing to obtain a medical marijuana card after nearly a decade of sobriety. My decision to quit drinking was less of a healthy life choice, and more the only way to stay alive. Though alcohol was my substance of choice, I learned in treatment and still largely believe that “mood altering” substances of any kind are very dangerous for folks who have struggled with addiction. So how, nine years after getting sober, did IRead More


Following in Seattle’s footsteps, Pierce County looks to throw out marijuana convictions

Following in Seattle’s footsteps, Pierce County looks to throw out marijuana convictions MYNORTHWEST.COM | Mar 15, 2018 “Our plan is to open the door to make it easier for people to come in and vacate those marijuana convictions,” Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said. In February, Seattle said it would clear thousands of minor pot convictions. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan called it a necessary step forward to address the harm inflicted by the war on drugs. Lindquist echoed Durkan’s statement. “We’re concerned about how these convictions might affect the abilityRead More


To boost its economy, one Colorado county embraced marijuana. Did it work?

To boost its economy, one Colorado county embraced marijuana. Did it work? Mar 13, 2018 | John Ingold In a groundbreaking new study, a report released Monday from researchers at Colorado State University-Pueblo finds that the marijuana industry provides a net positive economic benefit to Pueblo County, even when accounting for demands on law enforcement and social services. The report estimates that the marijuana industry had an economic impact of more than $58 million in the county in 2016, while leading to added costs of roughly $23 million — resulting in aRead More


Jeff Sessions says prosecutors won’t pursue “small marijuana cases”

Jeff Sessions says prosecutors won’t pursue “small marijuana cases” CBS/AP | March 10, 2018 Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday. Federal law enforcement lacks the resources to take on “routine cases” and will continue to focus on drug gangs and larger conspiracies, Sessions said, speaking at a Federalist Society event in Washington, D.C. TheRead More


Sativa and Indica are Dead. Long Live the Chemovar

Sativa and Indica are Dead. Long Live the Chemovar March 11, 2018 | Dragana Komenov Patients who use medical cannabis tend to stick to “sativa” or “indica,” claiming that one works better than the other. The classic example is the belief that sativa heightens anxiety, whereas indica does not. But is it really that simple? Do ALL sativas increase anxiety or is something else going on? In a recent survey conducted in California, preferences for indica or sativa were noted among 95 participants, depending on the medical condition they wereRead More


23 Science-Backed Health Benefits Of Marijuana

23 Science-Backed Health Benefits Of Marijuana Kevin Loria | 08 Mar 2018 States around the country — 29 of them, plus Washington DC — have legalized medical marijuana. The American public largely supports the legalization of medical marijuana. At least 84% of the public believes the drug should be legal for medical uses, and recreational pot usage is less controversial than ever, with at least 61% of Americans in support. Even though some medical benefits of smoking pot may be overstated by advocates of marijuana legalization, recent research has demonstratedRead More