‘Weed Wars’ Stars Are On a Mission

BEVERLY HILLS – The proprietors of Harborside Health Center are on a mission to convert America to the miracles of marijuana and Discovery Channel’s Weed Wars is their calling card. “I’ve seen what this medicine does for suffering patients,” said Steve DeAngelo, founder and executive director of Harborside. “I’m confident if the American people get […]

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Medical marijuana users are less likely to use alcohol, cocaine or prescription drugs than the population as a whole

A study of medical marijuana users in California, conducted by The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, has found that medical marijuana users are in some ways just as stereotype would suggest: young men using marijuana for pain relief. In other ways, however, the study reached some startling conclusions, namely that medical marijuana users are less likely […]

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Long-Term Marijuana Use Not Associated With Deficits In Cognitive Performance, Study Says

    Melbourne, Australia–(ENEWSPF)–July 29, 2011.  The consumption of cannabis, even long-term, poses few adverse effects on cognitive performance, according to clinical trial datato be published in the scientific journal Addiction. Investigators at the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University, Center for Mental Health Research assessed the impact of cannabis use on various […]

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The Cannabis Cure

Written by Matt Kanner When Portsmouth resident Nancy Grossman was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma 12 years ago, she considered herself lucky. As cancers go, she had developed one of the most treatable forms. All you have to do, she said, is listen to your doctor. But that didn’t prove to be as easy as it […]

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NAACP Officially Opposes War on Drugs

  On Tuesday, during their 102nd Annual Convention, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People passed a resolution calling for an end to the War on Drugs. According to the Daily Caller, the resolution was titled “A Call to End the War on Drugs, Allocate Funding to Investigate Substance Abuse Treatment, Education, and […]

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Cook County Officials Say Stop Arresting For Small Marijuana Possession (Illinois)

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says she has started talking to police about stopping arrests on people on minor marijuana possession charges, including Chicago new top cop Garry McCarthy. “It’s pretty well known within the criminal justice system that the judges will dismiss those charges [involving] very modest amounts of illicit drugs,” Preckwinkle said […]

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From Hemp to Flax: 8 Vegan Sources of Omega-3s

Jenny Sugar   Flaxseed products: One tablespoon of whole flaxseeds has 2.3 grams, one tablespoon of ground flaxmeal has 1.6 grams, and one tablespoon of organic flaxseed oil has a whopping eight grams of omega-3s. One tablespoon of chia seeds sprinkled on your cereal or salad provides 2.5 grams of this healthy fat. Hemp products: […]

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The Kids Are All Right, Even if Their Parents Grow Pot

by Tom Henderson Credit: AP Just because the folks next door are drug dealers doesn’t mean they’re bad parents. In fact, researchers at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children say the children of couples who operate marijuana grow rooms are often extremely healthy, physically and emotionally. And they rarely use illegal drugs. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation […]

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Coming Soon: Tetracan, a Medical Pot Patch for Pets (and Humans)

By Jonathan Walczak     It’s intended to help animals manage chronic pain, but you may be tempted to slip it on Fido when he gets a little too rambunctious.   A Seattle company is developing a medical marijuana patch for humans and animals, and intends to press for a change in state law that […]

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New Study Shows Marijuana Derivative Fights Cocaine Addiction In Mice

By Steve Elliott of Toke of the Town   A marijuana component helps mitigate cocaine addiction in mice, according to a new study, lending further evidence to the notion that marijuana is an “exit” drug and could become the next big anti-addiction therapy. The discovery by researchers in China and Maryland was announced in the […]

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