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October 13, 2014
10/13/2014
Reefer Madness: 20 Year Study Likens Cannabis to Heroin

Reefer Madness: 20 Year Study Likens Cannabis to Heroin

For every article that comes out trying to lambast cannabis, I can find plenty more that show how cannabis alone has saved a life, helped with a...
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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 2, 2014
10/02/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.10.01)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.10.01)

A new study punctures some myths about medical marijuana in California, Connecticut’s dispensaries finally open for business, the Illinois program is moving along, and more. Let’s get...
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October 2, 2014
10/02/2014
Peer-Reviewed Study Refutes Claims of Widespread Abuse in California’s Medical Marijuana Program

Peer-Reviewed Study Refutes Claims of Widespread Abuse in California’s Medical Marijuana Program

Sacramento, CA – A new landmark study published last week by the peer-reviewed journal Drug and Alcohol Review refutes the long-held belief that abuse of California’s medical marijuana law is ubiquitous. The...
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September 29, 2014
09/29/2014
Study: CBD Administration Associated With Improved Quality of Life in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

Study: CBD Administration Associated With Improved Quality of Life in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

The administration of cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychotropic cannabinoid, is associated with improved quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease, according clinical trial data published online ahead of print...
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September 26, 2014
09/26/2014
California Defelonization Initiative Appears Poised for Victory

California Defelonization Initiative Appears Poised for Victory

While the nation focuses on marijuana legalization initiatives in Alaska, the District of Columbia, and Oregon, a California initiative that would turn drug possession felonies into misdemeanors...
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September 23, 2014
09/23/2014
Frequent Misuse of Scientific Studies in Media Stories Linked to Biased Reporting

Frequent Misuse of Scientific Studies in Media Stories Linked to Biased Reporting

In an article from CNN, they reference a new study that explores the relationship between teen cannabis use and later life developments including high-school completion, attainment of...
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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 11, 2014
09/11/2014
Females Build Up Tolerance to Marijuana Faster Than Males, Study Finds

Females Build Up Tolerance to Marijuana Faster Than Males, Study Finds

Researchers at Washington State University have found evidence indicating that females may build up a tolerance to marijuana more easily than males do. While it’s not entirely...
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September 10, 2014
09/10/2014
Is Medical Marijuana the Solution for ALS?

Is Medical Marijuana the Solution for ALS?

The ice bucket challenge has raised a huge amount of awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) — popularly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  With the help of celebrities,...
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September 9, 2014
09/09/2014
Hickenlooper’s “Lab Rat” Campaign a Blunder

Hickenlooper’s “Lab Rat” Campaign a Blunder

You can imagine how loud my eyes rolled when I read about Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper’s anti-teen-marijuana use campaign. Much like the ridiculous “this is your brain on...
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September 8, 2014
09/08/2014
Hawaii Medical Marijuana Task Force Releases Updated Report

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Task Force Releases Updated Report

The Hawaii Medical Marijuana Dispensary Task Force just released a newly updated report on the policies and procedures for access, distribution, security, and other relevant issues related...
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September 5, 2014
09/05/2014
Study: Cannabis Prevents Negative Behavioral, Physiological Effects of Traumatic Events

Study: Cannabis Prevents Negative Behavioral, Physiological Effects of Traumatic Events

Administering synthetic marijuana (cannabinoids) soon after a traumatic event can prevent PTSD-like (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms in rats, caused by the trauma and by trauma reminders, scientists...
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September 4, 2014
09/04/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.03)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.03)

Interest in medical marijuana is spreading in the South, New Hampshire inches toward dispensaries, and in California, one farmers’ market gets shut down in LA even as...
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September 4, 2014
09/04/2014
Australian Child Turns to Cannabis as Last Hope

Australian Child Turns to Cannabis as Last Hope

Australian politicians have approved a medical cannabis trial thanks to a little girl. Two year old Cambrie Humphris suffers from 80-100 seizures per day.
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September 3, 2014
09/03/2014
Colorado’s ‘Don’t Be a Lab Rat’ Campaign Suspended in Boulder

Colorado’s ‘Don’t Be a Lab Rat’ Campaign Suspended in Boulder

One of the latest campaigns to try to dissuade children from trying marijuana is the “Don’t Be a Lab Rat” campaign, which has set up giant “rat”...
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Illinois: Governor Signs Hemp Research Measure Into Law

Illinois: Governor Signs Hemp Research Measure Into Law

Democrat Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation, House Bill 5085, authorizing state universities to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes. The new law takes effect in January. Illinois joins more than...
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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
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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