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Cannabis Vape Clarity: How to Help Consumers Shop Smart

Between 2020 and 2021, cannabis vape cartridges saw 25% year-over-year growth and all-in-one vapes grew a whopping 64% as a category during the same time period. Two years later, the vape space shows no signs of slowing down. There are more strain and extraction style options than ever, not to mention advances in consumption device […]

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Cannabis Indica: The Indian Origins of Kush

Cannabis Indica grows two to six feet tall, is bushy and has more densely packed foliage than Sativa. Indica plants tend to be darker green with stubby, broad leaves, when compared to the long, thin leaves of Sativa. It is thought that the Indica strain originated in the cooler, dry highlands of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Northern India […] Thanks to

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The Petition to Nix the Tax on Medical Pot in Canada

In the grand scheme that is marijuana legalization, there is a waterfall of red tape and bureaucracy that puts Niagara Falls to shame. This comes in the form of permits, tax reforms, amendments, and other items that would make any non-lawyer turn into a narcoleptic. Some of these reforms, however, are quite important as they […] Thanks to

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Research Indicates Cannabinoids Can Reduce Frequency of Migraine Headaches

Seeking to quantify anecdotal evidence that marijuana’s cannabinoids can drastically reduce the frequency of migraine headaches, a new study was published this month in the journal Pharmacotherapy, and released online by, which found that cannabinoids could radically diminish the occurrence of migraine headaches for those individuals afflicted with them. Though the study’s abstract starts […]

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Liver Cancer and Cannabis: Study Finds Cannabinoids Have Anti-Tumoral Effect on HCC

A new report published on demonstrates that cannabinoids from the marijuana plant could provide a new choice of treatment for those suffering from one of today’s deadlier forms of liver cancer.

HCC – also known as Hepatocellular Carcinoma – is one of the most common forms of liver cancer affecting men over the age of 50. Long considered to be one of the more lethal cancer-related illnesses, HCC accounts for roughly 75% of all liver cancers.

HCC, unlike metastatic liver cancer, starts and remains in the liver, and is caused by scarring within this vital organ. While there may be many root sources of this deadly scarring within the liver (a.k.a. cirrhosis of the liver), the primary players are; alcohol abuse, autoimmune diseases of the liver, and the hepatitis B or C virus.

Currently only a few viable treatment options are offered by Western medicine, but according to an October 23rd report published by The United States National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, cannabinoids may soon provide a treatment option for this insidious disease.

According to the study’s abstract, “The present study aimed to investigate the effects of cannabinoids as novel therapeutic targets in HCC.” By utilizing synthetic cannabinoids on the damaged cell lines, the scientists discovered that even man-made cannabinoids inhibited the growth of Hepatocellular Carcinoma,  leading to a healthier liver and cell cycle arrest.

Leaving the report to conclude: “These results suggested that cannabinoid receptor agonists, including WIN, may be considered as novel therapeutics for the treatment of HCC.”

The below video is Michael Cutlers’ story on beating liver cancer with cannabis oil.

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Science: 2015’s 5 Most Significant Cannabinoid Studies

With just over two months to go before we ring in 2016, this has been another stealer year for cannabinoid research. One in which countless studies have provided new and compelling evidence that marijuana’s cannabinoids offer an incredibly wide spectrum of safe, non-addictive, and effectual remedies for many of today’s more perplexing health issues.

While there have been several cannabinoid related studies performed in 2015, below are my top 5 choices for the most compelling studies/news stories published so far this year.

Research Shows THC Could Inhibit Organ Rejection in Transplant Patients:

In this September 2015 study performed by scientists at the University of South Carolina, researchers were more than pleasantly surprised when they discovered that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) worked wonders for inhibiting organ rejection in transplant patients. Potentially planting the seed of a whole new anti-rejection therapy for patients who have recently undergone organ transplants.

Research Shows Aggression Reduced by Cannabinoids:

This important nugget of research demonstrates, I think, why most young males are drawn towards smoking weed as a means of coping with an onslaught of rage inducing news on a daily basis. Or, as dubbed it in their July 2015 report – “the role of CB2 receptors in social and aggressive behavior.”

Research Shows CBD Cannabinoid May Prevent Broken Bones:

In this July 22, 2015 study, the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research reported that marijuana’s CBD cannabinoid had yet another miracle cure in it’s bag of tricks; helping broken bones heal faster and making them harder to break in the future.

Research Shows Marijuana Cannabinoids are Safe, and Help with Chronic Pain:

While not summarized exactly the same way, an October 2nd study from the Great White North suggested that 2 1/2 grams of cannabis a day was a perfectly sensible and safe way of managing chronic pain. According to the research published in the Journal of Pain, small daily doses of marijuana can be safely utilized as part of a pain management program; minus the fear of addiction, mood swings, or a diminished IQ.

The National Cancer Institute Updates FAQ Page: ‘Cannabinoids Kills Cancer’:

An August 2015 update from the National Cancer Institute to their ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page noted that “Cannabinoids Kill Cancer” by inhibiting tumor growth and restricting the necessary blood vessel development required for tumors to spread within the host.

As the 2015 harvest season begins for outdoor cultivators, who knows what kind of scientific miracles they’ll attribute to marijuana’s myriad of beneficial cannabinoids by the end of the year?

Fingers crossed…

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta Not Only Apologizing For Previous Stance on Marijuana


Marijuana patients and activists have been disappointed regarding the across the country known Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s sights on Cannabis. For a long time he appeared to dismiss the numerous patient recommendations and lots of studies carried out highlighting the advantages of medicinal marijuana.  Dr. Gupta has considerable affect on established medical community, and federal policy (he’s a detailed ally of Leader Obama and it was offered a situation within the Whitened House).

About eight several weeks ago, Dr. Gupta required the initial step to redeeming themself within the medicinal marijuana community.  He accepted he didn’t consider all the details and authored articles entitled “Why I transformed my thoughts on weed.” Dr. Gupta stated he was sorry for adding to “misleading” the general public on marijuana   It had been an excellent gesture and assisted the thought of legitimate medicinal marijuana gain much more traction. Then he dug much deeper on medicinal marijuana in the CNN documentary “Weed”.
Dr. Gupta has taken the redemption farther.  The other day he stated he was “doubling lower on medicinal marijuana.Inch  The phrase grew to become overused throughout 2012 election season, but continues to be encouraging to listen to from Dr. Gupta.  In the brand new article, he discusses the government government’s patent on cannabinoid treatment.  Many of medical marijuana’s detractors have no clue exactly that the us government has acknowledged the effectiveness of cannabis, while still declaring they haven’t.  Confusing, we all know.  Clearly, the final and diminishing group in Congress who keep towards the old speaking points don’t truly understand what their government has acknowledged.
This hypocrisy wasn’t lost on Dr. Gupta.  In his article he said However, this specific problem still bothers me: “Just how can the federal government deny the advantages of medicinal marijuana even while it holds a patent for individuals exact same benefits? People from the Fda rejected my repeated demands to have an interview.”  Although the marijuana community and Dr. Gupta departed to some rough start, it appears he’s seriously interested in as being a reliable ally now.

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Marijuana Industry News November 1, 2013

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Concerns Rise Over Washington Condition Medicinal Marijuana Program…

Passage of I-502, which legalized leisure marijuana in Washington signified a significant change within the cannabis reform movement.  New tax revenues and also the lengthy past due restoration of private freedom are some of the together with your new law.  Unfortunately, the change toward an income oriented marijuana industry can leave patients forgotten.  Although patients won’t be outright prohibited from acquiring marijuana underneath the new leisure  regulations,  they might be exposed to new and tax rates.  Charging patients exactly the same costs for any necessity instead of someone seeking leisure pleasure appears unfair.  Additionally, many people are not able to operate because of their health conditions.  Steph Sherer, of People in america for Safe Access, authored a great blog entry for that Huffington Publish explaining her take on the whole medicinal marijuana situation in Washington.  She mentions a course targeted at getting patient needs to forefront known as Health Before Happy Hour.

entire Steph Sherer entry


Federal Judge in Maryland Views Lighter Sentence For Marijuana Smugglers…

Even while the general public progressively requires a more poor take on marijuana, federal government bodies have mostly maintained exactly the same traditional rigid stance.  With marijuana’s schedule I classification, federal convictions typically yield harsh penalties.  Earlier now, U.S. District Judge James K. Breda released a 5 year sentence to Scott Russell Segal on charges of promoting 100s of pounds of marijuana.  Federal recommendations recommended a sentence of 8-11 years.  With sentencing recommendations from sync using what the general public wants cheap marijuana doesn’t produce the safety concerns connected with harder drugs for example heroin, idol judges across the nation have felt the necessity to problem lesser sentences.  “It’s indisputable the offense isn’t regarded as with similar importance it had been 20 or 3 decades ago once the sentencing recommendations … that are still being used, were promulgated,” Bredar stated.

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Study: Marijuana Can Kill Certain Cancer Cells…

Marijuana’s possibility to fight cancer continues to be recorded before.  Many have discovered success with hemp oil remedies and past studies demonstrated the compound within marijuana, CBD, can steer clear of the distributing of cancer.  A new study released within the Anticancer Research Journal analyzed six cannabinoids apart from THC.  Dr. Wai Liu lead the research and located that non-psychoactive cannabinoids “resulted in dramatic cutbacks in cell viability” and “caused a synchronised arrest whatsoever phases from the cell cycle.”

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Teen Highlights the Failure of Prohibition

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Banning the sale and consumption of alcohol did not exactly create the moral utopia some expected in the 1920s and 30s.  In fact, it created bootlegging and organized crime which still presents major problems almost a century later.  Banning and ignoring marijuana has also created an unregulated black market, however our government does not seem to be learning a quick lesson this time around.

Many experts also believe that banned substances can become in vogue.  While marijuana happens to be a banned substance with little to no side effects, its chemical copies offer far more devastating consequences.  Synthetic marijuana or cannabinoids, can mimic many of the effects of marijuana, but also carry the potential for massive health complications.  These include high risk for strokes, heart problems, stomach/intestinal issues, and mental problems.  Despite this, synthetic marijuana has become very popular with teens as it can be purchased at local convenience stores.   Last year, a federal ban was enacted to stop the sales of products that include these lab created compounds such as JWH-018.

A teen from Cypress, Texas, knows all too well of just how serious the side effects of synthetic marijuana can be.  Emily Bauer spent two weeks in an ICU after purchasing and using synthetic marijuana.  Two weeks before her ICU stay, she was experiencing persistent migraines.  Her symptoms grew worse as her mental state deteriorated.  She became violent and when her parents decided to have paramedics take her to the hospital, she fought vigorously and bit guardrails and anybody who attempted to help her.  Her symptoms were so severe that it appeared she would not recover.  Bauer survived but has endured a traumatic experience.  She finds herself part of the group that is most at risk to wind up in the hospital for synthetic marijuana use, those between the ages of 12-17.

Unfortunately, the propaganda and exaggeration machine has eroded the trust between teens and government officials.  Teens have heard and found firsthand that marijuana is not nearly the villain that films such as reefer madness have made it out to be.  The problem now has become trying to earn this trust back.  People are willing to try out dangerous products such as K2 and Spice despite health warnings.  Additionally, the bans may never be fully effective as labs can create new synthetic cannabinoids with relative ease.  The government has a tremendous credibility issue and has to engage in a realistic conversation on marijuana.  It is here, it is not going away, and with proper regulation will be far less harmful than prescription drugs, homemade drugs, alcohol, and synthetics.

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Marijuana May be Able to Help Weight Loss and Diabetes

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New study findings are constantly providing us with surprising news regarding the potential of medical marijuana.  The question we have to start asking is why are we still shocked to hear about these developments.  No other treatment available has demonstrated such a wide variety of applications.  Marijuana is producing results in areas that have baffled doctors and scientists.  Recently we learned that cannabis appears to posses the potential to help combat the spreading of the AIDS virus.  Additionally, new information is showing much promise for marijuana helping victims of PTSD and schizophrenia, two conditions where research has not been able to yield quality treatments.  This of course, is beautifully combined with the older and more well known applications of medical marijuana such as pain and nausea.

New research actually shows that marijuana may be helpful in an area that could seem silly if only analyzed from the surface.  While smoked cannabis is known for appetite stimulation (or the munchies as its more commonly referred as) GW Pharmaceuticals has found that two specific cannabinoids may be useful in appetite suppression and weight loss.  Cannabidiol (more commonly referred to as CBD) and THCV (a homologue of THC) could help burn calories and reduce hunger.  In tests, GW Pharmaceuticals found that animals introduced to the two cannabinoids displayed a boost in metabolic rates and fat burning.   Professor Mike Cawthorne, who has been conducting the trials and director of metabolic research at the University of Buckingham  said “Overall, it seems these molecules increase energy expenditure in the cells of the body by increasing the metabolism.”

This research builds on previous findings that the two cannabinoids were also effective in treating animals with type 2 diabetes.  The two studies provide hope for a new avenue of treatment for heart disease, stroke and other conditions that can result from weight gain and a breakdown of the metabolism.  Dr. Steph Wright, director of Research and Development at GW Pharmaceuticals agreed and recently said “We are interested in how these drugs effect the fat distribution and utilization in the body as a treatment for metabolic diseases.”

The pursuit of a magic weight loss pill has seemed as daunting as discovering the fountain of youth or spotting a unicorn.  However this quest is usually undertaken for cosmetic reasons and not always to improve health.  In either case, America’s obesity epidemic has reached dangerous levels with new and younger generations already dependent upon processed and unhealthy foods.  New research is confirming that cannabis is not taking lives, but may hold the potential for saving lives.

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