December 2016

By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff In legalization-speak, 2016 will always be remembered as the year cannabis broke wide open. While pot prohibition officially ended in 2012, when voters in Colorado and Washington said yes to legalizing and regulating recreational marijuana, that was only the beginning. Adult-use cannabis’ steady trickle continued in the 2014 election, […]

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2016 wasn’t exactly a great year for many people, but for the booming legal cannabis industry, there were some historic victories. Not only did eight of nine states approve ballot measures for adult-use or medical cannabis in November, but there’s been quite a bit of interesting research related to the effects of cannabis legalization. Contrary to the dire […]

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Many people use natural options to treat a wide variety of ailments. Some of these treatments may be relative newcomers to the scene but there is one that has been around for thousands of years, and it comes in the form of a plant that is known as cannabis. It is an herb that grows […]

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FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2016 — Marijuana appears to hamper blood flow to the brain, which theoretically could affect your memory and ability to reason, a new study suggests. Brain scans of nearly 1,000 past and present marijuana users revealed abnormally low blood flow throughout their brains, compared with a smaller control group of 92 people […]

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Does legalizing recreational marijuana cause more teens to smoke it? That’s highly possible, according to a new UC Davis study, which found teens in Washington state were “significantly” less aware of its potential harm and more likely to have smoked pot after it became legal. “Adolescents are particularly important to look at since some will […]

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Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Boltenkoff While no psychoactive substance is completely harmless, modern science continues to prove that cannabis is one of the safer and more effective therapeutic agents available. Here’s a look back at some of the most significant marijuana-centric studies published over the past year. 1. Pot Use Doesn’t Adversely Impact IQ The cumulative use […]

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NSW: Medical cannabis campaigners and a millionaire investor have criticised governments for their approach to the so-called ‘wonder drug’. Lucy Haslam Medical cannabis campaigners have criticised governments for their approach to a so-called ‘wonder drug’. Clinical trials of medicinal cannabis will soon begin in NSW, NSW Minister for Medical Research Pru Goward announced clinical trials for […]

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Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Boltenkoff While no psychoactive substance is completely harmless, modern science continues to prove that cannabis is one of the safer and more effective therapeutic agents available. Here’s a look back at some of the most significant marijuana-centric studies published over the past year. 1. Pot Use Doesn’t Adversely Impact IQ The cumulative use […]

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(Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) The nation’s first recreational marijuana shop opened nearly three years ago in Colorado. Since then, a growing body of research has shown that the availability of recreational marijuana — in Colorado and elsewhere — is having little to no effect on teens’ propensity to smoke weed. That’s the conclusion, at least, of the official […]

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Chris and Trish Thomas’ Good Body Products table was a hotspot at the Cotton Mill Holiday Craft Fair in Brattleboro, Vermont, early this December – they managed to sell out of products both days of fair, hawking all-natural salves, body butters and scents to shoppers eager for stocking stuffers and office party gifts. The most popular […]

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Legalization of medical marijuana is not linked with increased traffic fatalities, a new study finds. In some states, in fact, the number of people killed in traffic accidents dropped after medical marijuana laws were enacted. “Instead of seeing an increase in fatalities, we saw a reduction, which was totally unexpected,” said Julian Santaella-Tenorio, the study’s […]

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By John Ingold, The Denver Post Recreational marijuana legalization had no impact on how many Colorado teens use pot or on whether they think it is dangerous, but that could be because years of medical marijuana sales already had brought about changes in those measures, according to a new study. The study, posted on the […]

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