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Wed
01
Jul

The Link Between Flavonoids, Alzheimer’s And Marijuana

A new study found that higher long-term dietary intakes of flavonoids are associated with lower risks of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Researchers recently discovered that a low flavonoid intake was associated with Alzheimer’s risk, meaning a diet lacking berries, apples, tea, and other flavonoid rich foods could hold one of the keys to the disease.

Tue
30
Jun

Can Weed Help You Win? How Cannabis Influences 5 Different Sports

A lot of athletes take weed. Far more than you know. But when you read that an athlete was suspended for failing a drug test on the news, it is easy to assume that all drugs are bad. To clear the air, two major drugs used by athletes are opioids and cannabis. 

While there are tons of studies that loudly proclaim the negative effects of these drugs, there are just as many that talk about the benefits of cannabis. Pot not only has recreational benefits, but it also has medicinal benefits. 

As a matter of fact, the marijuana industry has grown so much that companies that are involved in marijuana and its derivatives are popping up all around. These companies even have public stocks with tradable shares.

Tue
30
Jun

Acclaimed Cannabis Advocate Dr. Lester Grinspoon Dies At 92

Dr. Lester Grinspoon, one of the most vocal champions of marijuana legalization in the United States who promoted his advocacy in both best-selling books and Congressional testimony, died on Thursday. He was 92. 

A native of Massachusetts, Grinspoon studied at Harvard Medical School, and later joined the faculty there as a professor. His interest in cannabis began in the 1960s, when he said its use in the U.S. “increased explosively.”

Tue
30
Jun

Cannabis and strokes: Debunking myths and misconceptions

“As these products become increasingly used across the country, getting clearer, scientifically rigorous data is going to be important as we try to understand the overall health effects of cannabis,”

Tue
30
Jun

Medical cannabis policy and practice in Germany

Dr Franjo Grotenhermen tells MCN about medical cannabis policy and practice in Germany.

Mon
29
Jun

​Researchers Are Looking At Cannabis As A Potential Way To Prevent COVID-19

A piece of marijuana's bud is seen on June 20, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. Zoom ... [+] Club is a Cannabis Association in Madrid made up of 500 members. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the facility was closed from March 15, 2020. After this period, with Madrid moving forward to phase 2, they reopened its facilities with sanitary security measures. Due to these measures, the maximum capacity has been reduced from 60 to 8 people. The members must observe sanitary rules while using the facilities, such as, wearing a mask while they are in the club, that can be taken off while smoking. Shoes soles must be sanitized, and hands cleaned with hydroalcoholic gel upon entering. Members must keep 2 meters distance from each other and can only stay indoors for a maximum of 20 minutes.

Mon
29
Jun

Your NJ medical marijuana is about to get cheaper: Here’s why

The New Jersey sales tax on medical marijuana will be cut to 4% on July 1, down from 6.625%, the first step in a three-year plan to phase out state taxes on medicinal cannabis purchases.

On July 1, 2021, the state sales tax will be reduced even more — to 2%. In 2022, it will be completely erased.

That doesn’t mean medical weed will be completely tax-free: Municipalities are still permitted to levy a 2% “transfer tax” on purchases within their borders, though no town has instituted such a tax yet.

The sales tax phaseout was a key part of last year’s Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act, which also legalized medical marijuana edibles, raised the monthly allowance to 3 ounces per patient and required them to re-certify just once a year.

Mon
29
Jun

Is Marijuana The Next Recovery Revolution For Pro Athletes?

More and more research shows the benefits marijuana has on athletes, and leagues have begun to pay attention.

Mon
29
Jun

To What Extent Does Hemp Oil Help With Hair Loss

Despite the fact that we have made dozens of medical advancements in the last few hundred years and we can solve so many of our health issues and cure so many of the illnesses that used to mean unavoidable death for humans, we still haven’t cracked hair loss.

And it’s not for lack of trying. There are many ways to give the illusion that you’re not suffering from hair loss and, as we’ll be discussing below, there are of course some methods of slowing it down and some which seem to stop it entirely in select cases, but there is no bonafide cure.

If you start losing your hair, you are more than likely just going to have to accept that fact, like so many others have done before. Because the truth is, it’s really not something that will inhibit your life all that much.

Mon
29
Jun

Cannabis & Memory: The Evidence Behind Marijuana’s Impact on Forgetfulness

Though the idea of the dumb, unproductive stoner is still steadily phasing itself out of the cannabis conversation, unfortunately, there is still a lot of conflicting information when it comes to cannabis and memory.

The average person with a working knowledge of how weed works is often led to believe that consuming it can lower your IQ and deplete your memory, regardless of how much or how often you partake. But there is evidence that shows that there is much more to consider, including the strain of weed you’re smoking, whether or not it’s THC– or CBD-dominant and the amount of time you have been consistently smoking — and that’s just for starters.

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