Category: Cannabis Facts

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Cannabis facts including marijuana research articles

October 24, 2014
10/24/2014
Can Second-Hand Weed Smoke Cause You to Fail a Drug Test?

Can Second-Hand Weed Smoke Cause You to Fail a Drug Test?

Can you flunk your drug test by simply being in the same room with other tokers? It’s possible. So say the results of a new study published...
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October 22, 2014
10/22/2014
Marijuana and Your Memory

Marijuana and Your Memory

It’s no secret that marijuana can affect a person’s memory. In today’s society, the stereotypical marijuana user is often perceived as someone who is forgetful and absent-minded....
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October 22, 2014
10/22/2014
Terpene Profile: Caryophyllene

Terpene Profile: Caryophyllene

In this issue of Terpene Profiles, the properties of caryophyllene are broken down and the therapeutic benefits are explored. Get to know this terpene and discover what studies...
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October 15, 2014
10/15/2014
Showdown: Cannabis vs. Alcohol

Showdown: Cannabis vs. Alcohol

Before you launch into a rant on why cannabis is clearly the superior form of intoxication, it is important to get your facts straight. Is weed really...
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October 8, 2014
10/08/2014
Is Spice Nice? A Look at Synthetic Cannabis

Is Spice Nice? A Look at Synthetic Cannabis

Before heading out on a Friday night, a friend stopped by my place to see if I was interested in smoking “a bowl”. What he didn’t reveal...
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October 8, 2014
10/08/2014
Terpene Profile: Pinene

Terpene Profile: Pinene

In this issue of Terpene Profiles, the properties of pinene are broken down and the therapeutic benefits are explored. Get to know this terpene and discover what...
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October 6, 2014
10/06/2014
Where Does the Word ‘Marijuana’ Come From?

Where Does the Word ‘Marijuana’ Come From?

Many are unaware that before it was termed ‘marijuana’, most people in the U.S. referred to the plant as ‘cannabis’. So where does the word ‘marijuana’ come...
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September 24, 2014
09/24/2014
Terpene Profile: Limonene

Terpene Profile: Limonene

In this issue of Terpene Profiles, the properties of limonene are broken down and the therapeutic benefits are explored. Get to know this terpene and discover what...
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September 22, 2014
09/22/2014
New Drug Use Data Spoils Prohibitionist Propaganda

New Drug Use Data Spoils Prohibitionist Propaganda

While cannabis use in the general population has showed a steady increase (unsurprisingly in our softening cannabis culture), it has leveled off among teen users.
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September 17, 2014
09/17/2014
Terpene Profile: Myrcene

Terpene Profile: Myrcene

In this issue of Terpene Profiles, the properties of myrcene are broken down and the therapeutic benefits are explored. Get to know this terpene and discover what...
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September 16, 2014
09/16/2014
Marijuana, REM Sleep, and Dreams

Marijuana, REM Sleep, and Dreams

Marijuana can affect how often you dream by rearranging your sleep cycle. People who smoke marijuana before bed often struggle to recall their dreams the next morning....
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September 16, 2014
09/16/2014
100% of New Cannabis Addiction Reports Show Signs of Reefer Madness

100% of New Cannabis Addiction Reports Show Signs of Reefer Madness

The idea that cannabis could be much worse for teenage users than previously expected, could make any parent lose sleep at night. Fortunately, those parents can breathe...
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September 15, 2014
09/15/2014
Medical Marijuana: The Entourage Effect

Medical Marijuana: The Entourage Effect

Scientists have identified over 60 unique molecules in cannabis known as cannabinoids, which include THC and CBD. But while THC has gotten most of the attention, studies...
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September 4, 2014
09/04/2014
Warning: Do Not Vaporize Edible Cannabis Oil

Warning: Do Not Vaporize Edible Cannabis Oil

Beyond Chronic points out the differences between Hash oil (an extract of cannabis) and edible cannabis oil (actual oil infused with cannabis), and warns us of the dangers of...
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September 3, 2014
09/03/2014
Terpene Profile: Linalool

Terpene Profile: Linalool

In this issue of Terpene Profiles, the properties of linalool are broken down and the therapeutic benefits are explored. Get to know this terpene and discover what...
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Low Doses of Marijuana Compound Could Slow or Stop Progression of Alzheimer’s

Low Doses of Marijuana Compound Could Slow or Stop Progression of Alzheimer’s

Findings of a preclinical study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, suggest very small doses of THC, a chemical found in marijuana, slow down the production...
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
Can You Overdose on Marijuana?

Can You Overdose on Marijuana?

While prescription painkillers cause thousands of overdose deaths each year, no one has ever died from a marijuana overdose. But is it even possible to overdose on...
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
Are Cigarettes More Dangerous Than Marijuana?

Are Cigarettes More Dangerous Than Marijuana?

Despite the controversy surrounding marijuana not being FDA approved, medical experts insist there is increasing evidence to suggest that smoking marijuana is less of a detriment to...
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August 27, 2014
08/27/2014
Study: Marijuana Use Inversely Associated With Intimate Partner Violence

Study: Marijuana Use Inversely Associated With Intimate Partner Violence

Marijuana use by newly married couples is predictive of less frequent incidences of intimate partner violence perpetration, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the journal Psychology of Addictive...
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August 26, 2014
08/26/2014
JAMA: Medical Cannabis States Possess Lower Rates of Opiate-Induced Fatalities

JAMA: Medical Cannabis States Possess Lower Rates of Opiate-Induced Fatalities

The enactment of medicinal marijuana laws is associated with significantly lower state-level opioid overdose mortality rates, according to data published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association...
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