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Tue
08
Sep

Select Marijuana Users Could Be 45% Less Likely to Develop This Type of Cancer

Few issues have garnered more attention from Americans in recent memory than the expansion of marijuana.

Marijuana's tug-of-war

Just a decade ago, based on a poll from Gallup, only around a third of respondents to its survey were in favor of seeing marijuana legalized on a national level. Yet, here were stand in 2015 with three major polls (Gallup, General Social Survey and Pew Research Center) all pointing to a majority of respondents being in favor of marijuana's nationwide legalization, at least by a slim margin. Focus solely on medical marijuana and the responses swing even more strongly into the "favorable" camp.

Tue
08
Sep

The women in weed who could make legal marijuana a billion-dollar industry

Legal marijuana could be the first billion-dollar industry not dominated by men, writes Gogo Lidz.

It seems fitting that a plant called Mary Jane could smash the patriarchy. After all, only female marijuana flowers produce cannabinoids like the potent THC chemical that gets users buzzed. Pot farmers strive to keep all their crops female through flowering female clones of one plant, called the Mother. And women are moving into the pot business so quickly that they could make it the first billion-dollar industry that isn’t dominated by men.

Tue
08
Sep

Marijuana Access Canada (MAC) Bringing Telemedicine to Patients Canada-Wide

TORONTO, Sept. 04, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marijuana Access Canada (MAC) is comprised of a network of Board Certified physicians in the provinces of Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and will be expanding into British Columbia and Quebec in the next coming months. MAC connects patients with a Board Certified physician, who is able to write a legal prescription for medical marijuana that is fully compliant with the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) as outlined by Health Canada.

Mon
07
Sep

MediPen: We tried out the UK's first legal cannabis vaporiser

Last week I received a vaporiser in the post, weed leaf proudly emblazoned on the front.

This wasn’t a dark web deal though, but a legit product that’s designed as a ‘completely legal and harm free way to unleash the miraculous health benefits of cannabis’.

Mon
07
Sep

High School E-Cigarette Smokers Use Device To 'Vape' Marijuana: Study

Almost one-fifth of high schoolers who use e-cigarette devices have operated it with marijuana, based on a new study. Electronic cigarettes function by vaporizing or "vaping" tobacco's nicotine or pot's tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), eliminating the creation of carcinogens caused by the burning tobacco or cannabis plant. However, the health effects of smoking e-cigs are still unclear.

The study involving Connecticut high school students was published in the journal Pediatrics.

Using e-cigarettes to smoke tobacco or marijuana has not been proven to be clearly safer than using traditional cigarette sticks or marijuana joints. In fact, the researchers wrote that vaping cannabis oils might cause higher amounts of THC to be released than puffing on dried hemp leaves.   

Sun
06
Sep

Lift Podcast: An Interview With Jonathan Page On Mapping The Cannabis Genome

Last week we reported on the groundbreaking new study from Canadian researchers using genomic analysis to map and compare over 100 different cannabis strains. Their findings help give a clearer picture of the genetic background of various strains and types in an industry that has long been in the dark about genetic accuracy and consistency.

This week, we had a chance to sit down with Jonathan Page, President and CEO of Anandia Labs and an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia to discuss cannabis research and the implications of this most recent study. The hour long interview is available below:

Sat
05
Sep

2 New Marijuana Studies Raise More Questions Than Answers

Pardon the horrible pun, but the marijuana industry is budding right before our eyes.

Sat
05
Sep

CANNABINOID SYNGERGY: HOW CBD AND THC WORK TOGETHER

While THC and CBD have their individual benefits, combining the two creates a powerful force to be reckoned with – with each bolstering the other’s strengths.

THC, the most common cannabinoid found within cannabis, is best known for its psychoactive traits. It is these qualities that make cannabis so appealing to recreational users, and fuels the worries of anti-drug campaigners. Yet, only looking at THC in terms of its recreational qualities is merely scratching the surface. THC has been shown to have some therapeutic benefits, including reducing the onset of neuropathy, and helping those suffering from PTSD.

Fri
04
Sep

CLS Holdings USA to Present at Marijuana Financier Webcast On Thursday, September 10, 2015

Arranged for 1pm EDT; Chairman, President and CEO Jeff Binder to Discuss its Business Design, its Colorado Plan with its Licensing Partner and Strategic Vision

STONE, Colo., Sept. 3, 2015/ Weed Wire/– CLS Holdings UNITED STATE, Inc. (CLSH), a diversified marijuana business, will certainly be presenting on the Marijuana Investor Webcast (http://cannawebcast.com) on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm EDT.

Fri
04
Sep

Exercise Your Aging Brain With Technology: How Facebook, Smartphones Can Keep The Mind Young

While it may seem that spending hours on Facebook is killing your brain cells rather than making you smarter, new research suggests that being connected with technology as you get older might actually be protecting your cognitive abilities — and keeping you young, in a way.

Different hypotheses exist on whether our technology-driven world is making us smarter or not. Some believe that the constant chaos attributed to fleeting memes, tweets, and blogposts reduces our attention span and ability to delve into deep focus — the kind you need when you’re reading a long book. But the researchers of the new study are looking at technology from a different viewpoint, arguing instead that it forces us to use our minds more than ever before.

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