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UW Launches Clinical Trial on CBD Treatment for Autism

UW Launches Clinical Trial on CBD Treatment for Autism Lester Black | Apr 2, 2019 There is no current therapy for Fragile X syndrome, a form of autism caused by a genetic mutation that leads to a range of developmental problems. But that could soon change. Researchers across the country, including one scientist at University of Washington, are launching a clinical trial looking at how a topical CBD gel can reduce the symptoms of this genetic disorder. Dr. Raphael “Raphe” Bernier, the University of Washington professor leading the Seattle clinicalRead More


Survey Indicates Teen Marijuana Use in Colorado is Lower Than National Average

Survey Indicates Teen Marijuana Use in Colorado is Lower Than National Average March 19, 2019 | Adam Drury If this were a segment of The Daily Show, this article might begin with a montage of Republican lawmakers decrying the “reckless, irresponsible” message marijuana legalization sends to youth. In legislative chambers across the U.S., opponents of marijuana reform, when all else fails, fall back on the argument that legal weed will surely cause more young people to consume cannabis. Their case rests on a simple—and simplistic—assumption: make something legal, safer, better-regulated, andRead More


Marijuana Brought In Millions In Tax Revenue Last Year

Marijuana Brought In Millions In Tax Revenue Last Year Tyler Durden | 03/30/2019 Despite the fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics does not track job creation in the U.S. marijuana industry, a recent report claimed that the sector has created around 300,000 direct and indirect jobs in the states where the drug has been given the green light for recreational use. While job creation has been one of the more noticeable economic benefits of marijuana legalization in the United States, Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes that tax revenue is quite another. Out of theRead More


Marijuana Banking Bill Approved By Congressional Committee

Marijuana Banking Bill Approved By Congressional Committee Tom Angell | Mar 28, 2019 Following multiple days of lengthy debate and consideration of several amendments, the House Financial Services Committee voted 45 to 15 to advance the legislation to the full body. Floor action has not yet been scheduled, but cannabis reform advocates are hopeful that the committee approval of the banking bill is a sign Democrats are ready to move broad marijuana reforms this year. Marijuana Banking Bill Approved By Congressional Committee


Marijuana Edibles Driving ER Visits in Colorado, Study Reports

Marijuana Edibles Driving ER Visits in Colorado, Study Reports EJ Dickson | March 27, 2019 One of the primary arguments from opponents of marijuana legalization is that legal cannabis will endanger the youth of America and cause an exponential rise in injuries and fatalities. Needless to say, this is unlikely, to say the least; most evidence shows that if cannabis is consumed responsibly, one of the only significant health risks is that you may find Family Guy funny. But the key word here is “responsibly,” and apparently, some people are not beingRead More


Tom Brokaw is medical marijuana’s newest fan for cancer pain relief

Tom Brokaw is medical marijuana’s newest fan for cancer pain relief Lauren Steussy | March 26, 2019 Tom Brokaw, America’s straight-laced newscaster for the past half-century, is medical marijuana’s latest advocate. The 79-year-old NBC correspondent and former anchor is in remission from multiple myeloma, but says that the pain has been so “excruciating,” he’s resorted to an alternative pain fix embraced by a growing number of cancer patients. “I’m now on medical marijuana,” Brokaw reveals in a video released Tuesday on SurvivorNet, a cancer information site. Brokaw is a residentRead More


Bingo and bongs: More seniors seek pot for age-related aches

Bingo and bongs: More seniors seek pot for age-related aches JOHN ROGERS | Mar 25, 2019 The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland. There they board a bus for a quick trip to a building that, save for the green Red Cross-style sign in the window, resembles a trendy coffee bar. The people, mostlyRead More


Are You Smoking the ‘Real’ Sour Diesel?

Are You Smoking the ‘Real’ Sour Diesel? Dante Jordan | March 18, 2019 Let’s talk about Sour Diesel, the legendary strain that every cannabis enthusiast worldwide has tried at least once. Sour D is commonly described as a sativa-dominant hybrid strain whose origins date back as far as the 1990s. An old-school strain, the original breeder of Sour Diesel is unknown (though much of the cannabis community credits AJ—short for “Asshole Joe”—for its creation). Its genetics are also unknown, but it’s widely believed that Sour Diesel is influenced by Chemdog 91Read More


Washington’s cannabis industry needs investment reform

Washington’s cannabis industry needs investment reform March 20, 2019 | Jamie Hoffman Every year our Legislature grapples with improvements for the cannabis industry. This year lawmakers are debating policy that would allow cannabis businesses to access capital investment from out-of-state. Alaska and Washington are alone in banning this practice, a freedom already available everywhere else adult-use cannabis is legal. As the tide of legalization is rising, and medical use increases, Washington must unleash its pioneers to do what they do best — innovate, drive the market, define new possibilities andRead More


What’s the Real Link Between Weed and Psychosis?

What’s the Real Link Between Weed and Psychosis? EJ Dickson | March 20, 2019 As the push to legalize cannabis nationwide continues to gain ground — a record 61 percent of Americans support U.S.-wide weed legalization — those opposed to marijuana reform are doubling down, in part by citing research pointing to the health risks associated with daily cannabis consumption. The latest entry in that genre of research: a new study from The Lancet Psychiatry journal, which suggests that there may be a correlation between daily marijuana use and psychosis.Read More