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Tue
18
Aug

5 myths about marijuana

Let’s break down some myths about marijuana:

Myth 1: Marijuana use is harmless.

Today’s marijuana is far more potent than the plant of the past.

New strains are being crossbred to produce higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol — the chemical responsible for marijuana’s effects — than ever before, with some reaching 20 to 30 percent THC (as compared with the average 1 percent THC in the 1970s).

We don’t yet know the full extent to which increased levels of THC will affect the brain and the body. However, the National Institute on Drug Abuse cautions that it could lead to higher rates of addiction and adverse health consequences.

Tue
18
Aug

How people take medical cannabis

A look at the different methods some patients use to take cannabis for medical reasons.

Many people connect cannabis with smoking joints. Indeed, cannabis cigarettes have long been used to treat asthma, as it was thought that inhaling cannabis opened the airway. Recent research has found that, while short-term exposure to cannabis can do this, the effects don’t last if cannabis is used over a six-to-eight-week period.

Mon
17
Aug

Inside the strategy to legalize pot across the U.S.

Advocacy groups have poured millions of dollars into legalizing both recreational and medical marijuana in states across the country.

One of the most powerful and influential groups – Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project – was behind successful recreational measures in Alaska and Colorado, two of four states that now allow recreational use. MPP organizers hope to replicate those efforts in five other states during the 2016 elections, an undertaking they say will – if successful – prove significant for the effort to end marijuana prohibition.

Mon
17
Aug

ResponsibleOhio launches 'Green Rush Bus Tour' to promote pot legalization

Today: We’ll have updates at MyDaytonDailyNews.com of the Ohio Ballot Board’s ruling on the language voters will see when they vote on the marijuana issue this fall.

The group pushing to legalize marijuana in Ohio will tour all 88 counties in a neon green camper before Election Day.

Among other concerns, opponents say the proposal would put childrens health at risk because it would increase their access to edible-pot products, such as sweets, cookies and brownies. And it would allow individual Ohioans to grow and possess small amounts of marijuana.

Mon
17
Aug

Eleven years after being approved, Montana's medical marijuana industry faces an existential threat

BILLINGS, Mont. – Gone are the flashing green neon lights on street corners advertising $200 ounces of marijuana in Billings and Butte and beyond. Gone are the traveling cannabis caravans of doctors infamous for signing up hundreds of medical marijuana hopefuls in a single day.

The vast majority of the nearly 30,000 patients and 4,900 providers that once flooded this state of just more than 1 million people have been driven out of Montana’s medical marijuana program, which was first legalized in 2004.

Mon
17
Aug

Stop Politicising Ganja Studies

A lecturer from the University of Technology (UTech) is calling on ganja researchers to stop politicising the ongoing studies into the weed's medicinal properties, and to provide accurate information so health-care workers can properly counsel pregnant mothers who have used the substance.

Paulette Larmond, lecturer of the Caribbean School of Nursing at UTech, made the call during a public forum on ganja, which was held during the second biennial Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference at the Holiday Inn Resort and Spa in Montego Bay on Friday.

Mon
17
Aug

Police poke fun at 'forgetful horticulturist' after open air cannabis farm found abandoned in park ...

The 37 marijuana plants in black plastic pots were found - and police issued a tongue-in-cheek appeal on Facebook to find the owners

Sun
16
Aug

What Happens When You Decriminalize Marijuana

No presidential candidate has fully supported the idea of legalizing marijuana at a federal level, but a few have played with the idea of decriminalizing marijuana. So what are the benefits of decriminalization?

"Decriminalization does not address the need to eliminate the unregulated and over-capitalized black market," Jon Gettman, an associate professor in criminal justice at Shenandoah University, told ATTN:. Gettman said that there are social and economic consequences to black markets, and decriminalization would only change marijuana crimes to something you might be fined for, instead of something that you'd get arrested for.

Sun
16
Aug

How Often Wiz Khalifa Smokes Marijuana

We all know that Wiz Khalifa smokes a lot of cannabis. But just how much?

We also know that Snoop Dogg smokes a lot of cannabis too – around 75 to 80 blunts a day to be exact. But just how do these two hip-hop artist and marijuana enthusiasts compare for their consumption?

Jimmy Kimmel talks with Wiz about his latest album, Blacc Hollywood, while also finding out how often Wiz Khalifa smokes.

Are you surprised by Wiz Khalifa’s answers? We’re guessing not. Watch below!

 

Sun
16
Aug

Silver Tour " Should Grandma Smoke Pot gets translated into Russian

Silver Tour's "Should Grandma Smoke Pot?" is being used in more than a dozen countries to teach the benefits of cannabis.

Robert Plathorn, aka Bpbby the Tuna created a GoFundMe campaign to support his efforts towards leagalizing marijuana

Your funding made the production possible. Here is a version in Russian

Silver Tour's "Should Grandma Smoke Pot?" is being used in more than a dozen countries to teach the benefits of cannabis. Your funding made the production possible. Here is a version in Russian

 

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