It’s April 20, which means the worldwide celebration of marijuana culture appropriately known as 4/20 is again upon us. “Four-twenty” originated as a time – 4:20 p.m. – when a group in San Rafael, California met regularly in the 1970s to search for an elusive cannabis crop nearby. They never found it, but 4/20 instead […]

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Use of synthetic cannabis has fallen since it was banned but it’s still easy to get on the black market, according to a new report on New Zealand’s illegal drug scene. The findings also show an increase in meth use and in the number of people buying and selling drugs online. SEE MORE: In brief: […]

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Polling is now consistently showing that a strong majority of Ohioans favor the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes, inspiring a steady stream of ballot proposals that would lift the state’s current prohibition. With that as a backdrop, the Republican-led Ohio House has offered a bill that legalizes medical marijuana and […]

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(CNSNews.com) — Smoking marijuana regularly is linked to as many economic and social problems in early midlife as being dependent on alcohol, a recently published international study has found. The findings “show that cannabis was not safe for the long-term users tracked in our study,” University of California/Davis Associate Professor Magdalena Cerdá, the study’s lead […]

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Several members of Congress have banded together in an attempt to pressure President Obama into eliminating some of the restrictions that have made it next to impossible for the scientific community to study the medicinal benefits of the cannabis plant. Last Friday, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and a legion of bipartisan lawmakers […]

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DENVER, CO–(Marketwired – April 19, 2016) –  Inspired by Colorado’s refreshing attitude toward legalized marijuana and the proliferation of the artisan spirit, O.penVAPE presents Craft RESERVE™, a top-shelf quality pure cannabis oil made from fine, flavorful and potent cannabis flower. Craft RESERVE is processed without solvents or additives and is now available in small quantities […]

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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 […]

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Washington D.C.: According to a recent study, smoking cannabis does have a detrimental effect on the brain. The drug compromises the release of dopamine, a chemical that is integral to the brain’s reward system, in areas of the brain linked to learning and memory. Lead author Anissa Abi-Dargham, from Columbia University Medical Center, said that […]

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COLUMBUS, Ohio  — An experimental epilepsy drug made from cannabis plants grown in England is complicating the medical marijuana debate in U.S. hospitals and statehouses. Epidiolex is a nearly pure extract of cannabidiol, or CBD, with little of the tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, that gets traditional pot users high. CBD products are the current rage in […]

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