Category: Cannabis Facts

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Cannabis facts including marijuana research articles

April 17, 2015
04/17/2015
10 Diseases Where Medical Marijuana Could Have Impact

10 Diseases Where Medical Marijuana Could Have Impact

Dr. Sanjay Gupta puts medical marijuana under the microscope again with “WEED 3: The Marijuana Revolution” at 9 p.m. ET Sunday on CNN. If scientists can begin...
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April 15, 2015
04/15/2015
Medical Marijuana: The Myths and Realities

Medical Marijuana: The Myths and Realities

Marijuana, also known as cannabis, has been used for more than 3,000 years for the treatment and management of pain, digestive issues and psychological disorders. Despite the...
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April 14, 2015
04/14/2015
U.S. Government Finally Admits Cannabis Can Kill Cancer Cells

U.S. Government Finally Admits Cannabis Can Kill Cancer Cells

Many are screaming “hypocrisy,” and with good reason. How can the U.S. government continue to classify cannabis as a Schedule I drug while simultaneously admitting, at last,...
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April 6, 2015
04/06/2015
Close the Fist, Open the Heart: Cannabis in Schools

Close the Fist, Open the Heart: Cannabis in Schools

Researchers studied the cannabis use rates at schools that had a suspension policy for illicit drugs versus schools that instead referred kids to counseling for drug infractions.
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April 2, 2015
04/02/2015
Here’s the Number of Cannabis Psychosis Cases in the UK

Here’s the Number of Cannabis Psychosis Cases in the UK

The question Walker posited was, “How many young people under 18 years of age have been treated in NHS-funded mental health units for cannabis-induced psychosis in each...
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March 23, 2015
03/23/2015
My Favorite Strains: Pleasure Island

My Favorite Strains: Pleasure Island

After consuming Pleasure Island, I felt like I was there. Euphoria, heightened mood and a feeling of being carefree led to feeling as though nothing could bring...
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March 23, 2015
03/23/2015
Cannabis Causes Psychosis? The Answer Is in the Hash

Cannabis Causes Psychosis? The Answer Is in the Hash

Researchers” relied on self reporting, which is historically not reliable and the study only looks at two forms of cannabis, skunk and hash.
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March 23, 2015
03/23/2015
Marijuana Study: Suspending Kids for Pot Smoking May Encourage Further Use

Marijuana Study: Suspending Kids for Pot Smoking May Encourage Further Use

Suspending children from school for drug use could actually encourage their classmates to smoke pot, rather than deter them. Suspensions have also been shown to increase disengagement from school,...
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March 19, 2015
03/19/2015
My Favorite Strains: Flo

My Favorite Strains: Flo

Flo is one of my absolute favorites, and was also one of the first strains of cannabis I grew myself. Her beauty shows throughout her entire life...
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March 18, 2015
03/18/2015
Propaganda Tries to Link Cannabis to Magnesium Deficiency

Propaganda Tries to Link Cannabis to Magnesium Deficiency

Narconon’s claim is that using cannabis depletes the body’s natural magnesium levels, which can lead people to be “on-edge” when coming down from being high. The author...
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March 16, 2015
03/16/2015
My Favorite Strains: Colombian Gold

My Favorite Strains: Colombian Gold

The smell that comes from Colombian Gold makes me want to visit the area and enjoy the tropical scenery it naturally grows in. With citrus aromas, mainly...
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March 12, 2015
03/12/2015
My Favorite Strains: Grapefruit

My Favorite Strains: Grapefruit

Grapefruit grows fast and yields a very plentiful harvest — and as she grows,she emits an intoxicating tropical aroma. Her flower buds are some of the most...
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March 9, 2015
03/09/2015
My Favorite Strains: Dark Shadow Haze

My Favorite Strains: Dark Shadow Haze

Dark Shadow Haze got my attention from first glance, but once I figured out her genetics, I couldn’t rush to my pipe fast enough to taste and...
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March 5, 2015
03/05/2015
My Favorite Strains: 818 Headband

My Favorite Strains: 818 Headband

818 Headband’s effects are what give her name power, the swift kick to the forehead — aka the “headband effect,” with an uplifting cerebral high, paired nicely...
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March 2, 2015
03/02/2015
My Favorite Strains: Shaman

My Favorite Strains: Shaman

As a plant geek, Shaman is a strain that peaks my interest based on a few quirky facts, including that these plants have a 50/50 chance of...
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March 2, 2015
03/02/2015
New Study Supports What We All Knew: Cannabis Is the Safest Drug

New Study Supports What We All Knew: Cannabis Is the Safest Drug

A study recently came out backing up what pro-cannabis advocates have known (and been screaming at naysayers) for decades: cannabis is safer than booze, tobacco and other...
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February 27, 2015
02/27/2015
Nip It in the Bud: How Skunk DOES NOT Cause Psychosis

Nip It in the Bud: How Skunk DOES NOT Cause Psychosis

A new study was released last week showing that smoking skunk-type cannabis can increase the risk of psychotic episodes. Unfortunately for the researcher, and the legion of...
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February 26, 2015
02/26/2015
My Favorite Strains: Venom OG

My Favorite Strains: Venom OG

Venom OG stunned me from the beginning with her looks alone, and then lured me deeper with her taste and smell, leaving me in a stoney, yet...
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February 25, 2015
02/25/2015
Marijuana May Be Even Safer Than Previously Thought, Researchers Say

Marijuana May Be Even Safer Than Previously Thought, Researchers Say

Compared with other recreational drugs — including alcohol — marijuana may be even safer than previously thought. And researchers may be systematically underestimating risks associated with alcohol...
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February 24, 2015
02/24/2015
Scientists Tackle Explaining “The Munchies”

Scientists Tackle Explaining “The Munchies”

Many are familiar with this common effect of smoking cannabis, and scientists have recently set out to explain why smoking weed makes people so hungry. Researchers from...
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