Apr 252016
 April 25, 2016
What Is THCV And How Is It Different From THC?

Cannabinoids. So many cannabinoids. Everyone of them has their own characteristics, and more are likely to be discovered. As far as I know, there are at least 111 known cannabinoids (fact check please, let me know if there are more!). A lot of them are unknown. The first cannabinoid (tetrahydrocannabinol) was discovered in 1964 at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam and his colleagues, Dr. Yehiel Gaoni and Dr. Haviv Edery. Research has been limited for the cannabis plant since that time, so a lot has yet to be discovered as to the traits and benefits

Apr 242016
 April 24, 2016
Recent Study Shows That Cannabis Fights Osteoarthritis Related Cartilage Breakdown

One of my favorite things to do in life is play basketball. I’m not the best at it, and definitely don’t possess the genetics and talent that I wish I had in order to have pursued my dreams as a basketball player growing up, but it’s something that I’ve always enjoyed. It was the only form of exercise that I could do that came naturally. Running around a track gets boring. Trying to make it rain at noon ball open gym was always much funner. I have played in a lot of city basketball leagues, and play in a basketball

Apr 182016
 April 18, 2016
Federal Politicians Urge Obama To Remove Barriers To Research On Medical Marijuana

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), joined by a bipartisan group of 26 Senators and Representatives, today sent a letter urging President Obama to remove barriers to research on medical marijuana and facilitate new medical research on cannabis and its derivatives. “Twenty-three states have passed laws establishing medical cannabis programs and an additional seventeen have passed laws regarding the medical use of cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from cannabis,” the Senators and Representatives wrote in the letter. “Despite these developments, researchers, doctors, and patients in these forty states are still subject to federal barriers impeding innovation and medical research. Until we

Apr 122016
 April 12, 2016
Purchase An Autographed Eugene Monroe Game Worn NFL Jersey And Support Cannabis Research

I became a huge fan of current NFL player Eugene Monroe when he became vocal about his support for cannabis reform in football. I became an even bigger fan when he donated $10k of his own money towards marijuana research, and encouraged other NFL players to do the same. The owner of the Baltimore Ravens, the team which Eugene plays for, came out in support of his player, all of which led to some very constructive conversations in sports media and beyond. I have been a Cincinnati Bengals fan for awhile now, but I think it’s safe to say that

Apr 072016
 April 7, 2016
Constance Therapeutics And Gridiron Cannabis Coalition Partner To Advance Whole Plant Cannabis Extract Research

One of my favorite organizations is the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition. Members like former NFL player Kyle Turley are doing big things to push cannabis reform and change minds. Below is info about the organization’s most recent project. Brain injuries are a serious thing, and all the research that can be done to find out how cannabis can help those affected by brain injuries is very much worthwhile. Below is a press release I received talking about an exciting new project: Constance Therapeutics, a whole plant cannabis extract producer, and Gridiron Cannabis Coalition (GCC), an organization dedicated to the advancement of

Apr 042016
 April 4, 2016
Find Out Everything You Wanted To Know About Medical Marijuana At The 2016 Holistic Cannabis Summit

I have been seeing the 2016 Holistic Cannabis Summit pop up a lot on social media recently, and it’s one of those events that I really wish I could check out, but unfortunately I have to work. Hopefully the event goes to digital download after it’s over. The event started today and will continue until the 8th. It’s an event dedicated totally to cannabis wellness, which is something that I think just about everyone could learn more about. I have been co-running this blog since the beginning of 2010, and have researched cannabis a lot, and I often feel like

Mar 242016
 March 24, 2016
Owner Of The Baltimore Ravens Supports Eugene Monroe As He Calls For Medical Marijuana Research

Whether you are a fan of sports or not, you should be a fan of Eugene Monroe. Eugene Monroe currently plays for the Baltimore Ravens in the National Football League (NFL), and has made a lot of headlines lately due to not only his calls for more research on how medical cannabis can help players, but he also put up a $10,000 donation towards researches while challenging other members of the NFL to do the same. Eugene Monroe talks the talk, and walks the walk. I have said it many times since Eugene started advocating for cannabis research to the

Mar 172016
 March 17, 2016
Current NFL Player Donates Ten Thousand Dollars To Marijuana Research

There is a growing movement in sports to normalize cannabis consumption by athletes for medical purposes. Athletes of all levels endure a lot of aches, pains, and/or injuries, and marijuana can help those athletes deal with those ailments. The alternative is to use pharmaceutical painkillers, which damage a person’s body and can lead to severe addiction. Marijuana is safer, and in a lot of cases, more effective than pharmaceutical drugs. A lot of former athletes are coming out of the ‘cannabis closet’ and calling for marijuana policy reforms in sports. It’s a bit tougher for current players, who are likely

Mar 132016
 March 13, 2016
University Of Colorado Launching Marijuana And Pregnancy Study

There are not a lot of studies out there that deal with marijuana and pregnancy. It’s a very touchy subject. However, it’s something that definitely occurs, and I think that it would be better to take an objective approach to the issue instead of trying to keep it taboo like many cannabis opponents would prefer. There are a lot of unfounded claims on anti-cannabis websites ran by cannabis opponents. Whenever someone looks for something more objective, most roads lead back to a study that was conducted in 1991 that looked at Jamaican children who had mothers that consumed marijuana during

Mar 122016
 March 12, 2016
Study: Marijuana's Influence On Driving Performance Differs Significantly From That Of Alcohol

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Cannabis-influenced driving performance is significantly different from alcohol-induced driving behavior, according to driving simulator data published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology. Investigators with the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Iowa evaluated simulated driving performance in subjects following their consumption of vaporized cannabis, alcohol, or placebo. Researchers reported that cannabis administration was associated compensatory driving behavior, such as decreased mean speed and increased mean following distance, whereas alcohol administration was associated with faster driving. Their findings are similar to those of other driving studies, like those here and here. Investigators