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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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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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August 26, 2014
08/26/2014
Study: Marijuana Use Inversely Associated With Domestic Violence

Study: Marijuana Use Inversely Associated With Domestic Violence

The use of alcohol significantly increases one’s likelihood of becoming either a perpetrator or a victim of a violent act. But not surprisingly, according to a just-published...
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August 19, 2014
08/19/2014
Study: Cannabis Inhaler Delivers Effective Relief To Neuropathy Patients

Study: Cannabis Inhaler Delivers Effective Relief To Neuropathy Patients

The administration of a single dose of whole-plant cannabis via a thermal-metered inhaler is effective and well tolerated among patients suffering from neuropathy (nerve pain), according to...
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August 14, 2014
08/14/2014
Demand for Marijuana Outpaces Legal Supply; Black Market Filling Gap

Demand for Marijuana Outpaces Legal Supply; Black Market Filling Gap

In a report commissioned by the Marijuana Enforcement Division earlier this year, data shows that Colorado residents and visitors will consume an estimated 130.3 metric tons of...
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August 14, 2014
08/14/2014
55% of Rheumatologists Support Medical Marijuana, Survey Finds

55% of Rheumatologists Support Medical Marijuana, Survey Finds

55% of rheumatologists believe cannabis or cannabis-based medicines can help in the treatment of rheumatic conditions like arthritis, according to a survey by the Canadian Rheumatology Association. Despite the...
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August 13, 2014
08/13/2014
Endocannabinoid Profile: A Crash Course in Anandamide

Endocannabinoid Profile: A Crash Course in Anandamide

In this issue of Endocannabinoid Profiles, the properties of anandamide are broken down and the therapeutic benefits are explored. Get to know this endocannabinoid (cannabinoid produced within the body), which can...
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August 11, 2014
08/11/2014
Colorado Health Department: Teen Marijuana Use Has Decreased Since Marijuana Became Legal for Adults

Colorado Health Department: Teen Marijuana Use Has Decreased Since Marijuana Became Legal for Adults

Rates of current and lifetime marijuana use among Colorado high school students has dropped since the state made marijuana legal in 2012, according to a press release...
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