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Marijuana May Be A Weapon Against Brain Aging, Suggests New Study

Marijuana May Be A Weapon Against Brain Aging, Suggests New Study David DiSalvo | May 30, 2017 Since the legalization movement began hitting full stride, new research discoveries about marijuana’s potential health benefits have been surfacing with regularity. Among the most recent, a study shows that the psychoactive chemical in marijuana, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), restores cognitive function in the brains of mice by rolling back the aging process. The study builds from a theory that the brain’s endocannabinoid system (home of the receptors that THC binds to) is related to cognitive aging andRead More


Week in Weed: Sessions Backs Down, Fake Weed Death News, and Art Garfunkel’s Weird Pot Poem

Week in Weed: Sessions Backs Down, Fake Weed Death News, and Art Garfunkel’s Weird Pot Poem Amber Cortes | Nov 17, 2017 This week, Jeff Sessions finally revealed some of his evil plans for weed, which involved… nothing that was very evil-sounding (for now). Also, doctors deny they attributed a Colorado baby’s death to marijuana. Anthony Bourdain visits a Washington cannabis farm, and Art Garfunkel gets funky with pot poetry. Read on.   After all the huffing and puffing about blowing the weed house down, Sessions seemed to be takingRead More


There Are Now 100 Scientific Studies That Prove Cannabis Cures Cancer

There Are Now 100 Scientific Studies That Prove Cannabis Cures Cancer Higher Perspective | Oct. 17, 2015 Cannabis is a Schedule I drug in the United States. That means the government has designated the plant as having no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Rick Simpson is a medical marijuana activist, and he has been on a crusade of healing. He considers Cannabis to be the most medicinally active plant that humans can use on this planet. Marijuana has been shown in some cases to effectively treatRead More


The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines

The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines Ellie Silverman | November 17 A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week. Except that’s not what the doctors meant. “We are absolutely not saying that marijuana killed that child,” said Thomas Nappe, an author of the report who is now the director of medical toxicology at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem, Pa. The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’Read More


COLORADO DOCTORS CLAIM FIRST MARIJUANA OVERDOSE DEATH

COLORADO DOCTORS CLAIM FIRST MARIJUANA OVERDOSE DEATH Brandon Rittiman | November 17, 2017 Two poison control doctors claim to have documented the first known case of death by marijuana overdose, sparking a medical debate over what killed an 11-month-old baby in Colorado two years ago. The case report was published in the journal Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine and is co-authored by a pair of doctors at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, which is housed at Denver Health. The doctors behind the case report, Doctors ThomasRead More


Can Marijuana Cure Alzheimer’s Disease?

Can Marijuana Cure Alzheimer’s Disease? George Budwell | Nov 13, 2017 Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the deposition of Aβ amyloid plaques and twisted tangles of a protein called “tau” in regions of the brain responsible for memory and cognition. Despite our growing understanding of how AD progresses, though, scientists still haven’t pinpointed the exact cause of this disease. As a result, AD presently sports one of the worst clinical failure rates for experimental drugs of any major human disease. Punctuating this point, a recent review study revealedRead More


A Colorado ski town is on track to pass $10M in marijuana sales this year. It only has 3 shops

A Colorado ski town is on track to pass $10M in marijuana sales this year. It only has 3 shops Nov 14, 2017 | Matt Stensland Steamboat Springs marijuana sales are still on track to surpass $10 million this year, but for the first time there have been two consecutive months that have only shown single-digit increases over the previous year. Sales were up 9 percent in August and 5 percent in September over the same months in 2016. Steamboat marijuana store owners believe sales will eventually stabilize. The questionRead More


After Two Suspensions in Three Years, Will the LCB Relinquish Control of Cannabis Labs?

After Two Suspensions in Three Years, Will the LCB Relinquish Control of Cannabis Labs? Lester Black | Nov 8, 2017 Emails released in a public records request show that Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB), the state’s go-to agency for regulating cannabis, may be looking to get out of the businesses of ensuring the safety of legal weed in Washington. The LCB currently licenses private labs that test the potency and safety of legal weed in the state, but it seems that the agency may soon send the responsibilityRead More


To Boldly Go Where Pot Products Have Not Gone Before

To Boldly Go Where Pot Products Have Not Gone Before Lester Black | Nov 8, 2017 Tarukino’s office building in the no-man’s-land between Fremont and Ballard doesn’t look like the home of a future international cannabis conglomerate. Open the company’s front door, and you’re greeted by a dated interior and a dark staircase. But the luxury SUVs parked in front of the building, and the résumés of the people sitting in the offices upstairs, give credence to the globe-conquering plans the company is hatching. Tarukino owns three brands in Washington’sRead More


On Legalization’s 5th Anniversary, Here’s What We’ve Learned

On Legalization’s 5th Anniversary, Here’s What We’ve Learned David Bienenstock | November 5, 2017 Monday, November 6, 2017, marks the five-year anniversary of the glorious day in 2012 when Colorado and Washington voted to become the first two US states to legalize recreational cannabis. Since then, the data generated by those two states have refuted pretty much every dire fear that the nation’s drug warriors predicted would come to pass. Legalizing and regulating cannabis has made for a safer and more just society, while ushering in the beginning of theRead More