Sep 152015
 September 15, 2015
Dr. Sue Sisley To Lead A Clinical Lecture At Walter Reed National Military Medical Hospital On PTSD And Cannabis

Today, Dr. Sue Sisley will lead a clinical lecture on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and cannabis as part of the 5th Annual Pain Care Skills Training at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  Research has indicated that cannabis has tremendous therapeutic potential to treat PTSD and pain-related symptoms of many medical conditions. The Pain Care Skills Training is a four day event that includes hands-on trainings, lectures and roundtable discussions on best-practice models of treatment, and evolving solutions to meet the needs of pain care within the military, hosted by the National Capital Region Pain Initiative. “The military has historically

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Sep 122015
 September 12, 2015
Can Someone Fail A Drug Test For Simply Touching Marijuana?

Everyone knows that a person can fail a drug test for consuming marijuana. A lot of people are surprised to find out that you can also fail a drug test for being around too much second hand marijuana smoke (for an article about that, click this link here). A scientific study was recently conducted which found that even breaking up marijuana can result in a failed drug test. Per Culture Magazine: A recent study conducted in Germany proves that even something as simple as breaking up cannabis and having residue on your fingers can cause a failed drug test. This

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Sep 092015
 September 9, 2015
Study: Marijuana Use Lowers The Risk Of Developing Bladder Cancer

I hate cancer. I know several people that are battling cancer, and it’s painful to watch those strong people go through it. I can’t even imagine what it’s like. Anything that helps battle cancer should be put to good use, which includes a healthy regimen of cannabis consumption. The results of a study were released this week that suggest that consuming cannabis can significantly lower the risk of developing bladder cancer. Per the Daily Caller: Cannabis users were 45 percent less likely to contract bladder cancer than their more abstemeous peers, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) – a branch

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Sep 052015
 September 5, 2015
NORML's Emerging Clinical Applications For Cannabis And Cannabinoids

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director NORML is pleased to present the latest expanded/updated edition of the publication Emerging Clinical Applications for Cannabis & Cannabinoids — a comprehensive review of the latest peer-reviewed science specific to the safety and therapeutic efficacy of whole-plant cannabis and/or its components. The 2015 updated edition includes two additional disease profiles (Parkinson’s disease and PTS) and includes summaries of an additional 50+ relevant clinical and/or preclinical trials specific to cannabinoids’ therapeutic utility. Several existing sections, such as Chronic Pain, Diabetes, and Epilepsy, have been significantly expanded since the last edition (January 2013). Also updated is

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Sep 022015
 September 2, 2015
How To Pass A Hair Follicle Drug Test For Marijuana

Studies show that Hair drug tests are the fasted growing method of drug testing used by employers and marijuana is still number one on the list of drugs tested for, it also stays in your system the longest. Top Questions and Answers: How long does marijuana stay in your hair? It takes approximately 5 days for marijuana to show up in your hair it can continue to be detectable through a hair drug test for several months. The presence of Marijuana and other drugs in your hair can be understood by this basic principle. Marijuana is ingested in your body and circulates through the blood stream into your

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Aug 302015
 August 30, 2015
Six Reasons Why Exercising Is Better When You Consume Marijuana

I received the following article from Anthony Franciosi, founder of The Honest Marijuana Company out of Colorado, and felt it was worth passing along. Exercising is important, and I think that cannabis is also important. Below are six reasons to combine the two: The words “marijuana” and “exercise” may not go together upon first glance, but they actually go hand in hand. The marriage of the two is something you may have not considered, but if you’re looking to get ripped–you really should. Listen up. Did you know that weed is actually the best thing you can do for your

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Aug 282015
 August 28, 2015
Latest JAMA Studies Largely Fail To Support Past Claims About Marijuana And Brain Health

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Two new studies published online today in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Psychiatry provide little support for previous claims that cannabis exposure is significantly harmful to the developing brain. The first study, which assessed the effects of cannabis exposure on brain volume in sibling pairs, reported that any identifiable differences “were attributable to common predispositional factors, genetic or environmental in origin.” By contrast, authors found “no evidence for the causal influence of cannabis exposure” on brain morphology. The trial is “the largest study to date examining the association between cannabis exposure (ever

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How To Pass A Drug Test For Marijuana

 Posted by at 6:39 AM on August 25, 2015  Drug Testing
Aug 252015
 August 25, 2015
How To Pass A Drug Test For Marijuana

Myths, Options & FAQ About Marijuana Drug Testing Passing a drug test for marijuana is an unfortunate reality for many Americans who get tested for new jobs or by their existing employer. Even with the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in states throughout the country private companies are drug testing more than ever and marijuana is still number one on the list. Most employers use 3rd party drug testing labs to perform drug tests. As the test taker you are provided an address and time to go to a scheduled drug test performed by a lab technician. In some

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Aug 192015
 August 19, 2015
Most Federal Marijuana Research Money Goes Towards Addiction Research, Not Medical Benefits

If you ever get a chance to talk to a medical researcher about marijuana, they will be quick to tell you just how hard it is to research the medical benefits of marijuana. The science side of the research is not the problem, it’s the bureaucratic side that largely prevents medical benefit based marijuana research. A story came out yesterday which found that almost 80% of marijuana research money does not go towards researching marijuana’s medical benefits. Instead it goes to fund research into marijuana addiction and abuse. Per USA Today: An analysis by News21 shows that $1.1 billion of

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Aug 192015
 August 19, 2015
Patient With Life-Threatening Angioedema Responds Favorably To Inhaled Marijuana

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Inhaling cannabis is associated with the remission of refractory idiopathic angioedema, according to a clinical report published in the journal Case Reports in Immunology. Angioedema is a condition characterized by rapid swelling under the skin in regions around the face and throat, which may result in airway obstruction or suffocation. Investigators from the Soroka University Medical Center in Israel reported on the progress of a 27-year-old male patient with life-threatening, recurrent angioedema of unknown origin. Doctors placed the patient on a regiment of 20 grams of inhaled cannabis monthly after he failed to respond

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