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Mon
09
Nov

Does Marijuana Actually Ruin Your Memory?

In the short term, marijuana hinders your learning ability, but doesn’t seem to cause long-term impairment.

Marijuana makes you dumb. At least according to the tired trope surrounding its use. Back in the day, stoners were considered slackers and anyone who smoked weed was on a one-way ticket to Loserville.

Today, many of those stigmas have fallen away. But some still linger in the popular consciousness, like the perception that every hit on a joint results in a lower IQ. But does smoking marijuana actually make you stupid?

Mon
09
Nov

Will medical marijuana survive once everyone can buy cannabis?

On Election Day, voters in New Jersey spoke loudly: legalize the sale of cannabis in our state. But as we move toward legalized recreational cannabis, we must not risk the health of medicinal cannabis patients.

Mon
09
Nov

Medical marijuana coming to Mississippi: What you need to know

The passage of medical marijuana in Mississippi by voters Tuesday is being hailed as an historic vote.

Jay Czarkowski, a Boulder Colorado-based cannabis industry consultant who donated to the campaign to get medical marijuana approved in Mississippi, said his best advice to Mississippians is to become involve in the process of establishing the rules and regulations for a medical marijuana program.

"There isn't anything urgent; It will take time for this program," he said.

What do you need to know about medical marijuana in Mississippi? We provide answers:

Fri
06
Nov

A Concise Guide To The New World Of Marijuana For Older Adults

Metabolism slows with age, so you may feel high for longer. It is also important to take current medications into consideration.

Baby Boomers, the generation born between 1946-1964, are circling back to marijuana, becoming known as “Boomerangers”. If this is you, you’re likely giving yourself permission to enjoy old and new ways of consuming cannabis, both recreationally and for the management of pain, anxiety and insomnia. But today’s cannabis products are undoubtedly more potent than the weaker “grass” you may have experimented with in their younger years.

Fri
06
Nov
Fri
06
Nov

Could a Biden-Harris administration open the door for CBD and medical marijuana endorsements in sports?

If elected, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have vowed to decriminalize cannabis in the U.S., a federal rescheduling that could potentially open the door for major sponsorship opportunities in sports.

Sporticodraws a comparison to sports betting. Legislation that effectively outlawed the practice was overturned in 2018, leading to major deals for sports gambling companies like DraftKings, which is now the National Football League’ s official sports-betting partner.

Thu
05
Nov

New Research Analyzes Gender Disparities of Medical Cannabis and Prescription Drug Use

A new study out last month from researchers affiliated with DePaul University and John Hopkins University helped illuminate some notable differences between men and women who are prescribed medical cannabis. 

Thu
05
Nov

Do Over-The-Counter CBD Products Have Enough CBD In Them?

Arguably the most popular cannabinoid on the planet right now is cannabidiol (CBD).

CBD’s popularity has grown exponentially in recent years. 

In fact, CBD is searched for more often on Google compared to THC, and that has been the case for a handful of years now.

The rise in popularity for CBD has been paralleled by CBD’s availability in most countries.

People can purchase CBD products almost anywhere, from gas stations to online platforms.

In virtually every country that permits legal CBD sales, CBD is treated differently compared to THC from a regulation and public policy standpoint.

Whereas only two countries on earth allow sales of THC products for adult use, dozens of countries now allow CBD in one form or another.

Thu
05
Nov

Twenty Percent Of Surveyed Cancer Patients Report Using Cannabis

According to the World Health Organization cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide.

It is estimated that as many as 1 out of every 6 deaths worldwide are caused by cancer.

Thu
05
Nov

Ohio taking petitions to expand list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana

The window to petition the state to add new medical marijuana qualifying conditions has reopened through Dec. 31.

Advocates in the past have petitioned for the addition of anxiety, autism spectrum disorder and opioid use disorder to the list of Ohio's 22 qualifying conditions for medicinal cannabis. Those conditions have been previously rejected by a state medical review board, though.

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