Jan 262015
 January 26, 2015
American Academy Of Pediatrics: Reschedule Marijuana To Allow Research

Marijuana opponents like Kevin Sabet want Americans to think that the only people that want to reform marijuana laws are addicted dopers and greedy business types. Marijuana opponents always want to talk about how marijuana reform is bad for children. That’s going to be much harder to do going forward because today the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with a statement urging the federal government to reschedule marijuana to allow more research. It’s going to be tough for Kevin Sabet to say marijuana reform is bad for kids if children doctors are saying the opposite. Per the Wall Street Journal: For

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Jan 172015
 January 17, 2015
Long Term Marijuana Use Does Not Significantly Affect Lungs

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The inhalation of one marijuana cigarette per day over a 20-year period is not associated with adverse changes in lung health, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Investigators at Emory University in Atlanta assessed marijuana smoke exposure and lung health in a large representative sample of US adults age 18 to 59. Researchers reported that cannabis exposure was not associated with FEV1 (forced expiratory volume) decline or deleterious change in spirometric values of small airways disease. Authors further reported that marijuana smoke exposure

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Jan 132015
 January 13, 2015
Scientists May Have Discovered A New Species Of Marijuana In Australia

New strains of marijuana pop up almost daily anymore. How many of them are actually new strains, versus old strains given a new name for marketing purposes, is tough to say. It’s not everyday that a new species of marijuana is discovered, but that appears to potentially be the case in Australia, where scientists believe they have discovered an entirely new species of marijuana. Per Culture: Scientists at the University of Sydney believe they have found a fourth species of cannabis. The finding took place in 201 (sic), when a group of people were hiking in the Blue Mountains of

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Jan 012015
 January 1, 2015
Can Consuming Marijuana Help Cure An Alcohol Hangover?

Can Marijuana Help Get Rid Of That Alcohol Hangover? Did you booze it up at a New Year’s party last night? Maybe you started with one drink. One drink became two drinks. Two drinks became many drinks, and so on. Hopefully you didn’t blackout, and whether you did or didn’t, hopefully you didn’t do anything you will regret because you drank too much. How do you feel today? Stomach a little queasy? Head hurt? If so, you are in the middle of a battle with an alcohol induced hangover. A couple of years ago I wrote an article asking if

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Dec 262014
 December 26, 2014
Yet Another Study Suggests Marijuana Fights Alzheimer's Disease

More than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. I have had multiple family members suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and it’s a very sad thing to watch. I can only imagine how horrible it is to go through as the patient. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in three seniors will die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Those staggering statistics demonstrate why fighting Alzheimer’s is so important, and why medicines that prove effective in treating Alzheimer’s are so important, such as marijuana. There was yet another study published which showed that marijuana can help fight Alzheimer’s. Per Smell the Truth: “THC

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What Is The Difference Between THC And CBD?

 Posted by at 8:00 AM on December 21, 2014  Marijuana Science
Dec 212014
 December 21, 2014
What Is The Difference Between THC And CBD?

What Is The Difference Between Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) And Cannabidiol (CBD)? The cannabis plant contains dozens of cannabinoids. The most well known cannabinoid for a long time has been tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but as more scientific research is conducted involving cannabis and its ability to be used as a medicine, more and more people are learning about other cannabinoids, expecially cannabidiol (CBD). The last couple of years interest in CBD has grown exponentially, as it’s been featured on numerous television episodes showing how well it works in treating people who suffer from severe epilepsy. One of the most common questions I get asked these days is

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Dec 182014
 December 18, 2014
MAPS Receives $2 Million Grant From Colorado For PTSD Medical Marijuana Study

On Wednesday, December 17, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment awarded a $2 million grant to the non-profit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) for their planned study of marijuana for symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 76 U.S. veterans. Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Scientific Advisory Council recommended that MAPS receive the grant on November 24. Yesterday’s decision followed the Council’s recommendation, giving MAPS the largest of eight grants awarded by CDPHE at Wednesday’s meeting. All of the other grantees are major research universities. “As the very first public funding that MAPS has ever received in our

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Dec 182014
 December 18, 2014
Colorado Approves 8 Million Dollars In Grants For Marijuana Research

Something that marijuana opponents say over and over is ‘they will not support marijuana reform until there is more research done.’ That is usually accompanied by efforts to prevent any marijuana research at any cost. The sad truth is that the last thing marijuana opponents want is for marijuana research to occur because they know that research will prove that marijuana is medicine. The ‘wait for more research’ tactic is just an attempt to delay marijuana reform. The State of Colorado approved 8 million dollars in grants for marijuana research and studies, which I’m sure is something that scares marijuana

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Nov 292014
 November 29, 2014
Colorado: $7.5 Million In Grants For Clinical Cannabis Trials

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director State Public Health Department officials have recommended over $7 million dollars in grant funding to pay for a series of state-sponsored clinical trials to assess the safety and efficacy of cannabis and cannabinoids. The proposed studies include a pair of clinical trials to evaluate the use of cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychotropic plant cannabinoid, for patients with pediatric epilepsy. Two additional trials will assess the use of cannabis for patients suffering from post-traumatic stress. Other studies will assess the efficacy of either cannabis or CBD in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors, ulcerative colitis,

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Nov 262014
 November 26, 2014
Colorado Health Officials Recommend Grants For Marijuana Research

Something you hear marijuana opponents say over and over is that ‘there needs to be more marijuana research conducted’ before they support reform. That of course is usually only a delay tactic, proven by the fact that these same marijuana opponents fight marijuana research efforts as much as possible. I think deep down they know that research will be favorable to the marijuana movement. Fortunately for marijuana supporters, Colorado health officials have announced their recommendations for 8 marijuana research grants. Per the Denver Post: Colorado health officials have recommended funding two studies on childhood epilepsy, two studies on post-traumatic stress

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