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July 23, 2014
07/23/2014
Portland Mayor Is Already Planning for Legal Marijuana

Portland Mayor Is Already Planning for Legal Marijuana

Oregon voters won’t decide on legal recreational cannabis until November, but Portland Mayor Charlie Hayes is already planning under the assumption the ballot measure will likely pass....
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July 22, 2014
07/22/2014
Rand Corporation to Consult on Marijuana Study in Vermont

Rand Corporation to Consult on Marijuana Study in Vermont

Beginning this week, the Rand Corporation will send representatives to Vermont to work with the state’s Secretary of Administration on a study of the effects of taxing...
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July 21, 2014
07/21/2014
Cannabis and Cancer: Cell Receptors Identified

Cannabis and Cancer: Cell Receptors Identified

It has been known for some time that cannabis has anti-cancer properties, but it has been unclear specifically what cannabinoid cell receptors are directly related to tumor...
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July 21, 2014
07/21/2014
Fired Professor Suzanne Sisley Isn’t Giving Up on Marijuana Research

Fired Professor Suzanne Sisley Isn’t Giving Up on Marijuana Research

Hopes for the the first federally approved research into pot as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder were dashed when the University of Arizona fired researcher Suzanne...
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July 18, 2014
07/18/2014
Marijuana Linked to Depression?

Marijuana Linked to Depression?

Mitch Earleywine, professor of psychology at SUNY Albany, doesn’t think marijuana leads to depression. “I think that giving folks Ritalin or any other stimulant in an effort to...
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July 16, 2014
07/16/2014
Cannabinoid Profile: A Crash Course in THCa

Cannabinoid Profile: A Crash Course in THCa

In this issue of Cannabinoid Profiles, the properties of THCa are broken down and the therapeutic benefits are explored. Get to know this cannabinoid and discover what...
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July 15, 2014
07/15/2014
Study Explains How Marijuana Cures Cancer

Study Explains How Marijuana Cures Cancer

Scientists in the UK have now traced marijuana’s ability to prevent the growth and spread of cancer to specific pathways found in tumor cells, known as cannabinoid...
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July 14, 2014
07/14/2014
Rumination on “The Great Experiment”

Rumination on “The Great Experiment”

The media has been calling Washington and Colorado’s legal weed market the “Great Experiment.” If you’ve been smoking weed for a while, like me, you may roll...
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July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Arizona Approves Medical Marijuana as a Treatment for PTSD

Arizona Approves Medical Marijuana as a Treatment for PTSD

Will Humble, the top health official in Arizona, has authorized the use of medical marijuana in cases of PTSD on the orders of a state judge, reports...
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July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Colorado Selling Over 10 Tons of Pot Every Month

Colorado Selling Over 10 Tons of Pot Every Month

The estimated annual market demand for marijuana in Colorado is roughly 130 metric tons, according to the first post-legalization study of the market. Colorado residents account for...
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July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Study: Synthetic Cannabinoid “Safe and Effective” Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress

Study: Synthetic Cannabinoid “Safe and Effective” Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress

Ontario, Canada: The administration of nabilone, a synthetic cannabinoid, safely mitigates symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) syndrome, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Psychopharmacology....
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July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Cannabis, Empathy and Autism

Cannabis, Empathy and Autism

Writer Sebastian Marincolo has gathered a bit of research that suggests that cannabis can enhance empathetic ability and, thus, may be of use in the treatment of...
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July 10, 2014
07/10/2014
The Clinic: The Feds Burn Money Studying Weed-Friendly Twitter Feeds

The Clinic: The Feds Burn Money Studying Weed-Friendly Twitter Feeds

Instead of trying to figure out if cannabis really can cure some cancers, the National Institute of Health and the National Institute on Drug Abuse recently funded...
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July 9, 2014
07/09/2014
β-Caryophyllene: A Terpene for Anxiety and Depression?

β-Caryophyllene: A Terpene for Anxiety and Depression?

New evidence suggests beta-caryophyllene, a terpene in cannabis, may be effective for treating anxiety and depression. Although some compounds like THC activate both cannabinoid pathways — CB1 and...
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July 9, 2014
07/09/2014
ASA Issues Medical Cannabis State Report Card in Hopes of Improving Programs for Patients

ASA Issues Medical Cannabis State Report Card in Hopes of Improving Programs for Patients

With Monday’s signing of New York’s medical cannabis law, there are now 23 states with comprehensive medical cannabis access programs for patient’s living in those states, but...
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July 8, 2014
07/08/2014
Want to Study Pot? There’s a School for That

Want to Study Pot? There’s a School for That

A new school is launching this fall that will teach you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about pot. The Northeastern Institute of Cannabis, located in Natick, Mass.,...
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June 24, 2014
06/24/2014
Study: Habitual Marijuana Smoking Not Associated With Increased Risk of Lung Cancer

Study: Habitual Marijuana Smoking Not Associated With Increased Risk of Lung Cancer

Subjects who regularly inhale cannabis smoke possess no greater risk of contracting lung cancer than do those who consume it occasionally or not at all, according to...
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June 24, 2014
06/24/2014
Alzheimer’s Caused by Loss of Cannabinoids, Study Shows

Alzheimer’s Caused by Loss of Cannabinoids, Study Shows

Early deficits in Alzheimer’s may be caused by blockage of the brain’s cannabinoids, according to new research out of Stanford University School of Medicine. These compounds are...
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June 23, 2014
06/23/2014
Connecticut: Governor Signs Hemp Feasibility Measure Into Law

Connecticut: Governor Signs Hemp Feasibility Measure Into Law

014 Democrat Gov. Dannel Malloy this week signed legislation, House Bill 5476, to study the feasibility of establishing a regulated commercial hemp industry. The measure calls on...
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June 20, 2014
06/20/2014
Study: Oral THC Safely and Effectively Addresses Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms

Study: Oral THC Safely and Effectively Addresses Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms

The administration of oral THC mitigates symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in the journal Clinical Drug...
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