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New research suggests that medical marijuana can treat herpes

New research suggests that medical marijuana can treat herpes Maria Loreto | August 10, 2017 Cannabis oil and topicals have been known to produce impressive results with skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and different kinds of abrasions. A study conducted in 2010 tested a facial lotion that contained cannabinoids on people with postherpetic neuralgia, a pain condition similar to shingles, and the results were very surprising, demonstrating that the lotion reduced pain by 87 percent. New research suggests that several components in the cannabis plants may produce similar effects for herpesRead More


The Official Guide to Being a Good Weed Citizen

The Official Guide to Being a Good Weed Citizen Amanda Chicago Lewis Like it or not, using cannabis in 2017 is a political statement. Gone are the days when potheads and party-tokers would puff discreetly on whatever schwag they could get their hands on, with little thought beyond fear of getting caught. Now, all of the assumptions, stereotypes and misinformation of the past are being carefully reconsidered. There are brands and ballot initiatives to consider. Opinions are changing. Pot shops are thriving. Stigmas are shifting. And that means that anyoneRead More


Complaining neighbors led cops to pot grow in North Seattle

Complaining neighbors led cops to pot grow in North Seattle KOMO Staff | August 11th 2017 Residents had complained often to police that there was an illegal marijuana grow in their North Seattle neighborhood. There was. Detectives on Thursday seized more than 115 pot plants from a home and arrested two people, Seattle police say. Police served a search warrant on the home in the 1200 block of Northeast 97th Street on Thursday afternoon. Police say officers seized plants from inside and outside the home. Also seized was 5 poundsRead More


Is Marijuana Worse Than Tobacco For Cardiovascular Health?

Is Marijuana Worse Than Tobacco For Cardiovascular Health? Terry Hacienda If you consume cannabis, you are three times more likely to die from high blood pressure than those who abstain, according to a shocking new study. What does this mean to your cardiovascular health? Even more surprising, the researchers suggest that marijuana use may be a greater risk factor for poor heart health than smoking tobacco. Is Marijuana Worse Than Tobacco For Cardiovascular Health?


Seattle drops $1,000 HempFest fine amid evidence questions

Seattle drops $1,000 HempFest fine amid evidence questions GENE JOHNSON | August 9th 2017 Seattle has dropped a $1,000 fine issued to the nonprofit organization that runs HempFest – the annual summer marijuana celebration. The city accused Seattle Events, also known as HempFest Central, of operating a marijuana business without a license. The citation was based on a party the organization held April 20 at a private residence, at which its members smoked pot. The Department of Finance and Administrative Services agreed to drop the citation late Tuesday after TheRead More


Sessions raises “serious questions” about Colorado’s marijuana management in letter to gov

Sessions raises “serious questions” about Colorado’s marijuana management in letter to gov Aug 4, 2017 | Alicia Wallace Attorney General Jeff Sessions says Colorado isn’t making good on its promises to stop marijuana from spilling over its borders, nor is the state keeping it out of the hands of kids. Sessions raised “serious questions” about the state’s marijuana regulation and called on Gov. John Hickenlooper to remedy the situation in a letter obtained by The Cannabist. It is dated July 24 and arrived at the Colorado Capitol late Thursday, officialsRead More


Washington’s Top Cannabis Lab Hit with Suspension

Washington’s Top Cannabis Lab Hit with Suspension Gage Peake | July 31, 2017 In late April, Leafly News reporter Tobias Coughlin-Bogue reported that complaints had been submitted to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) by a group of industry members that accused Peak Analytics, one of the state’s largest cannabis testing labs, of “consistent and large-scale inaccuracies.” According to the Cannabis Laboratory Association, a group of state-licensed testing labs that was formed to promote industry standards, data analysis of 2016 testing results showed significant differences between the results ofRead More


Grass Routes

Grass Routes Megan Scudellari | July 17, 2017 Neuropharmacology postdoc Nick DiPatrizio was stumped. His advisor, University of California, Irvine, researcher Daniele Piomelli, had discovered eight years earlier that hungry rats have high levels of endocannabinoids, endogenous molecules that bind to the same receptors as the active ingredient in marijuana. Now, in 2009, DiPatrizio was trying to identify exactly where and how those molecules were controlling food intake in rats. But under specific feeding conditions, he couldn’t locate any changes in endocannabinoid levels in the brain, which is flush withRead More


The ‘pot momma’ who convinced Washington state to legalise weed

The ‘pot momma’ who convinced Washington state to legalise weed Simon Day | July 29, 2017 Alison Holcomb is known as the architect of marijuana legalisation in Washington state and was labelled ‘pot momma’ by the press. She spoke to Simon Day about leading Washington state to legalising cannabis. Because the government wasn’t going to do it, lawyer Alison Holcomb had to convince the public of Washington state to legalise cannabis themselves. In around half the US states, including Washington, voters have the power to pass laws at the ballot box.Read More


What Is Marijuana’s Entourage Effect And Why Should You Care?

What Is Marijuana’s Entourage Effect And Why Should You Care? Project CBD | Jul 27, 2017 Most animal studies with cannabidiol utilize synthetic, single-molecule CBD produced by biochemical laboratories for research purposes. In contrast, whole plant extractions typically include CBD, THC, and more than 400 trace compounds. Many of these compounds interact synergistically to create what scientists refer to as an “entourage effect” that magnifies the therapeutic benefits of the plant’s individual components—so that the medicinal impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its parts. It is important to consider theRead More