High on the highway — stoned-driving on the increase

Getting behind the wheel after cannabis use is on the rise in the US, and THC, not alcohol, is now the most commonly detected intoxicant in US drivers. Detecting levels of THC, however, is challenging and the methods used so far cannot accurately determine a person’s level of impairment. Go to Source Author: Puffin’ On […]

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7 Pivotal moments in cannabis history

The history of marijuana goes back nearly 5,000 years, and through most of its history, weed was considered beneficial for both your physical and your mental health. That all changed around the beginning of the 20th century with a concentrated campaign of prohibition and criminalization, writes Deb Powers. In just a few short years, pot […]

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‘Weed the People’ explores medical marijuana for kids with cancer

Marijuana, both medicinal and recreational, is growing more mainstream. Medical marijuana is now legalized in a majority of states, and 62% of Americans support legalizing it outright — but in the political realm, the plant has long been controversial. Now, a new documentary called Weed the People, which opens in some theaters in October, explores the potential of medical marijuana […]

Cannabis pain relief without the ‘high’

In the wake of cannabis legalization, a team of scientists have delivered encouraging news for chronic pain sufferers by pinpointing the effective dose of marijuana plant extract cannabidiol (CBD) for safe pain relief without the typical ‘high’ or euphoria produced by the THC. Go to Source Author: Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Medical cannabis user questions quality control in industry

An Edmonton medical cannabis consumer is concerned about quality control in the industry, after she experienced unexpected side effects from familiar strains of cannabis she received from two licensed producers. But Health Canada, doctors and industry insiders say producers face some of the most strict regulations in the world, and say Canada’s legal cannabis is safe. […]

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Lowly moss-like plant seems to copy cannabis

Several hundred million years ago mosses and their kin went one way, evolutionarily speaking, and the lineage of trees and flowering plants went the other. Somehow, in the vast expanse of geologic time that followed, a few members of these distantly related groups in the plant kingdom copied one another in making something of great […]

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How to successfully detox THC

From time to time, regular users of cannabis may come to the conclusion that it is time to take some time off from enjoying the herb. Perhaps you’re in the job market and want to be ready in case a prospective employer has a drug testing policy for applicants. Or maybe you aren’t getting the […]

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The Complexities of Patent Cannabis

CANNABIS CULTURE – Cannabis is legal for recreational use in nine states, and is legal for medicinal use in another thirty states. In every other state, it is illegal. Now that it has some legal standing, there are going to be those who realize the monetary potential behind it, and may want to get a headstart […]

OPPONENTS OF MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION GATHER IN DETROIT

Today, a group of new supporters gathered in Detroit in opposition to Proposition 18-1. This group includes: Reverend Horace Sheffield, Detroit Association of Black Organizations Yvette McElory Anderson, Field Director, Fannie Lou Hamer PAC Reverend Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP Kamilia Landrum, Deputy Director, Detroit Branch NAACP Bishop Corletta Vaughn Dr. Kevin Sabet, […]

SAM Model State Legislation

The expanded use of marijuana has demonstrated harms to public health through increased drugged driving fatalities, workplace accidents, development of mental health problems, and public exposure to second-hand smoke. The harms are particularly acute for children and adolescents, those with mental illness, those with predisposition to addictions, and pregnant women. The commercialization of marijuana leads […]

SAM Launches New Project on Day Canada Legalizes Marijuana

Today, despite international treaties outlawing the legal sales of marijuana, Canada became the largest sponsor of marijuana in the world, legalizing the commercial sales of the drug. In response, concerned citizens, activists, and public health experts gathered in Vancouver to announce the launch of a watchdog group dedicated to counting the costs of marijuana commercialization […]

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Doing it The Right Way: DEA Reschedules Marijuana Medication

(Alexandria, VA) – SAM today applauded the rescheduling of Epidiolex, an FDA-approved medication derived from the marijuana plant that contains 99.9% pure cannabidiol (CBD).   The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published a notice in the Federal Register that moves FDA-approved drugs that contain CBD derived from marijuana and no more than 0.1 percent tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) from […]

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MGX Minerals announces energy solutions for the cannabis industry

MGX Minerals Inc. (“MGX” or the “Company”) (CSE: XMG / FKT: 1MG / OTCQB: MGXMF) is pleased to announce  its wholly owned subsidiary ZincNyx Energy Solutions Inc (“ZincNyx”) has signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement with Braingrid Coproration (“Braingrid”) to co-develop and market a packaged energy management product offering for the cannabis cultivation market. The partnership will leverage Braingrid’s software and […]

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A pair of high-profile Stanford scientists wants to use marijuana to treat an entire class of diseases

How good is marijuana at treating inflammation, a condition marked by swelling and redness that’s also a cause of an entire class of diseases? Two high-profile Stanford researchers are about to find out. They are specifically exploring CBD, the compound in cannabis that has some medicinal properties and doesn’t get you high. On Wednesday, Jonathan […]

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Liberty Health Sciences opens three new medical cannabis education centers in Florida

Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE: LHS) (OTCQX: LHSIF) www.libertyhealthsciences.com, a provider of high quality cannabis, announced today the planned opening this week of three of its newest Cannabis Education Center (CEC) dispensaries in Winter Haven, FL; Palm Harbor, FL, and Merritt Island, FL featuring free 24-hour delivery service throughout Florida. Opening for the Palm Harbor […]

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Aurora Cannabis stock plunges in NYSE debut

Aurora Cannabis, one of the biggest Canadian marijuana stocks, debuted on the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday and it didn’t go well. Shares quickly fell more than 15% before recovering towards the end of the day. Many of Aurora’s marijuana peers were tumbling sharply, too. Investors have been dumping cannabis stocks since Canada legalized recreational marijuanalast […]

Non-psychoactive cannabis ingredient could help addicts stay clean

A preclinical study in rats has shown that there might be value in using a non-psychoactive and non-addictive ingredient of the Cannabis sativa plant to reduce the risk of relapse among recovering drug and alcohol addicts. The study’s findings inform the ongoing debate about the possible medical benefits of non-psychoactive cannabinoids. Powered by WPeMatico

Millions of Americans seek and find illicit marijuana online

Researchers found marijuana shopping searches nearly tripled in the United States from 2005 to 2017, peaking between 1.4 and 2.4 million searches each month. Mail-order marijuana retailers occupied half of the first-page results, and three out of every four searches resulted in a mail-order marijuana retailer as the very first suggested link. Powered by WPeMatico

Coffee affects cannabis and steroid systems

Coffee affects your metabolism in dozens of other ways besides waking you up, including your metabolism of neurotransmitters typically linked to cannabis, a study reports. The neurotransmitters related to the endocannabinoid system — the same ones affected by cannabis — decreased after drinking four to eight cups of coffee in a day. That’s the opposite […]