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Is Cannabis Good (or Bad) for Depression?
August 31, 2016
There’s been a long-established link between cannabis and depression. But, what characterizes the link has long been the subject of debate. Can cannabis cause depression? Or, do people self-medicate with cannabis because it makes them feel good, while alleviating depression? Throughout most of history, cannabis has been recognized as having antidepressant properties. In the seminal book […]
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news, politics
WikiLeaks Exposes Hypocrisy of an Alcohol Industry Fighting Cannabis Legalization
August 26, 2016
It should be no surprise: “Big Booze” hates cannabis. Cannabis, notably safer than alcohol (by every measure), poses a threat to the alcohol industry’s bottom line. So it should come as no surprise that a recent report by Marijuana.com citing leaks from infamous whistle-blower website — WikiLeaks — shows that the alcohol industry is spending big […]
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Using Cannabis as a Treatment Option for Chronic Pain
August 22, 2016
Chronic pain affects millions of Americans. By some estimates, as many as 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Broadly described as persistent pain that takes considerably longer than one would reasonably expect to heal (generally at least three months). As more states allow cannabis as a treatment option for chronic pain, more and more patients dissatisfied […]
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politics
DEA’s Decision to Keeping Cannabis a Schedule I Drug Proves System is Broken
August 18, 2016
The medical marijuana community was disappointed to learn the nation’s top drug law enforcement agency — the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) — decided against keeping cannabis a Schedule I drug (a schedule reserved for the “most dangerous drugs” that have no “accepted medical use’ —  like heroin), to a lower schedule, like Schedule II (“high […]
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events
25th Annual Seattle HEMPFEST® Could Attract More Than 100,000 Cannabis Enthusiasts and Advocates
August 17, 2016
Celebrating its 25th year as the premier flagship event for world cannabis culture, combining cannabis, advocacy and entertainment, HEMPFEST® 2016 could attract record crowds this year. Long described as a “protestival,” for its fusion of music, arts and political advocacy, the three-day, waterfront event will feature more than 120 musical acts across six stages, along […]
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3 Clutch Ways to Clean Your Glass Pipe
August 10, 2016
You have your favorite glass piece, but inevitably, it develops resin and other nasty residue. Most people don’t like a dirty pipe or bong. Worse, a dirty glass piece just doesn’t work as well as when it’s perfectly clean. So here are three clutch methods to clean your glass pipe: Method One: The Salt & […]
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Cannabis Treats PTSD: What’s the Science Behind It?
August 8, 2016
Does cannabis treat PTSD? According to the  VA National Center for PTSD, 8 million people — or 7 - 8% of the population — will experience PTSD at some point in their lives. Given the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths from prescription drugs including opioids and benzodiazepines, the field of emotional trauma is currently […]
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Study: Cannabinoids Can Help Treat Diabetic Neuropathic Pain
August 3, 2016
A new study published in the Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that cannabinoids can help treat neuropathic pain caused by diabetes. “Diabetic neuropathy (DN) is a common complication of diabetes that leads to allodynia, impaired nerve conduction, and progressive sensory loss”, state’s […]
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What Are Landrace Strains and Why Are Some So Rare?
July 29, 2016
No doubt, you’ve heard of Kilimanjaro or Afghan Kush, but did you know they are considered Landrace strains? Have you ever wondered what exactly a Landrace strain is, where they came from, and why they are so rare? Man’s kinship with cannabis is documented as far back as 2900 B.C. In biblical days, cannabis grew […]
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