Is It Time To Legalize Marijuana?

52% of Americans think marijuana should be legalized. Here are the facts: Marijuana used to conjure up the image of a strung out, spacey hippy, saying “Wow, man, that’s cool”. But, the times are indeed rapidly changing. Millions have died from cigarettes, yet they're still freely sold at stores. Alcohol has been the root cause of countless deaths …

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No, the Sky Isn’t Falling on California Pot Legalization

On January 4th, a mere three days after California cannabis legalization went fully into effect and long before the new law's novelty could wear off, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a new one-page memo which seemed calculated to throw cold water on the west coast pot party. Officially rescinding the Obama-era policy of tacit …

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Microbial Contaminants in Cannabis: What are the Dangers?

Molds, bacteria and yeast are present everywhere, including in the air we breathe;- Unless cannabis is grown in a clean room with appropriate air filtration and other good growing and laboratory practices, it is inevitable that these microorganisms will be found on cannabis flowers and products made with them. Most microorganisms do not present a …

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Medicinal cannabis is safe and effective

Medicinal cannabis is safe and effective in pain relief, and researchers are calling for the treatment to be properly established in our modern medical arsenal. A new special issue of the European Journal of Internal Medicine provides a comprehensive overview of current evidence for the use of cannabis and derived products in medicine, and calls for more research to …

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Cannabis is a powerful weapon against the opioid epidemic.

   Source: International Journal of Drug Policy, April 2017 and PLoS One, November 2017 One of the biggest health news stories of 2017 has been the escalating need to address the opioid crisis. President Trump declared it a “national emergency,” but in addition to not allotting sufficient resources to prevent problematic opioid use, the Trump administration’s combat strategy doesn’t include …

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Medical Uses of Cannabis and THC

There are marked differences in the knowledge on the medical uses of cannabis and cannabinoids in different diseases. For nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, anorexia and cachexia in HIV/AIDS, chronic, especially neuropathic pain, spasticity in multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury there is strong evidence for medical benefits. For many other indications, such …

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