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Heroin Use in US Reaches Epidemic Numbers

As many as 8,200 people died from heroin overdoses in 2013 alone, according to a new CDC report.

Heroin overdose deaths in the United States nearly quadrupled between 2002 and 2013, fueled by lower costs as well as increased abuse of prescription opiate painkillers,U.S. health officials said on Tuesday.

The report found that heroin use increased by 63 percent from 2002 to 2013. In 2013, roughly 517,000 people reported that they had used heroin in the last year, a 150 percent increase from 2007.  As many as 8,200 people died from heroin overdoses in 2013 alone.

Tue
07
Jul

Do cannabis-infused topicals really work? Talking pain management

Of the many ways marijuana is marketed — smoke it, eat it, vape it — infused topicals are another option joining the many pot products offered to medical and recreational shoppers.

These cannabis-infused lotions, salves, massage oils and balms: Do they really work for relieving pain at its source?

Mary Jane’s Medicinals owner Dahlia Mertens and Denver Post marijuana editor Ricardo Baca discuss topicals on a recent episode of The Cannabist Show. Mertens’ company is based in Telluride in southwest Colorado, and the product line includes a “Heavenly Hash Bath” and infused lip balm in addition to the more standard topicals mentioned above.

Tue
07
Jul

Chile's lower house of Congress OK's marijuana bill

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A bill to allow Chileans to grow small amounts of marijuana for medical, recreational or spiritual use won approval Tuesday in the country's lower house of Congress.

The measure, which would allow each Chilean home to grow up to six marijuana plants, passed a vote of 68 to 39, with five abstentions. It still must go before a health commission and be approved by the Senate.

"We're celebrating the overwhelming approval of this project," said Ana Maria Gazmurri, president of the Daya Foundation, a nonprofit group that sponsors pain-relieving therapies, including the recent planting and harvesting of Chile's first government-approved medical marijuana.

Tue
07
Jul

Is coffee good for you?

Evidence is mounting that moderate coffee intake may protect us from a range of diseases, and even increase life span.

So is it OK to be addicted to coffee? 

In March this year, after a project that lasted just shy of two decades, scientists at Japan's National Cancer Centre released some intriguing results.

Their study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, tracked the lives – and sometimes deaths – of more than  90,000 people. Its conclusion was remarkable: "The habitual intake of coffee is associated with lower risk of total mortality and three leading causes of death in Japan."

Tue
07
Jul

5 New Books on Marijuana to Read This Summer

While some may have strategies to get through the classics this summer, cannabis industry hopefuls must think about including these five new books to their summer reading lists.

1. “Weed individuals”.

Tue
07
Jul

You Can Now 3-D Print Your Own Miniature Marijuana Grow House

Recreational marijuana is beginning its slow creep across America, beginning in states like Colorado and Washington — which have become total hellscapes, obviously — and an entire startup ecosystem is sprouting up in order to reap the rewards of the inevitable home gardening revolution.

Some companies now want to help spread the revolution free of cost. 

Tue
07
Jul

Comparing the Safety of Alcohol and Cannabis

Alcohol and cannabis are two of the worlds most widely used drugs.  Alcohol is legal almost everywhere in the western world, and cannabis is transitioning slowly through the end of its own period of prohibition.

 

Alcohol has few, if any, medical benefits.  Cannabis has numerous medical benefits, some of them are still unknown as a result of prohibition which has prevented serious medical research.

 

Tue
07
Jul

Grow Your Own Marijuana with this Free 3D Printable Hydroponics System from 3Dponics

We have covered numerous stories about an amazing company called 3Dponics. Their open source 3D printable hydroponics system has continued to evolve over the past year, with individuals from around the world downloading, 3D printing, and iterating upon these unique horticultural tools. Their community now stands at over 6000 members, and they have taken many strides to bring their system into STEM education around the world.

Today, 3Dponics’ CEO and Creative Director, Michael Golubev, has informed 3Dprint.com of their latest project, which on the surface appears to be a doozy, for more reasons than one.

Tue
07
Jul

NTRR and Joint Venture Partner S2O2 Begin International Expansion

Neutra Corp. (NTRR) and Surface to Air Solutions (S2O2) could soon take their partnership international as talks opened this week to bring the joint venture’s pesticide-free growing solutions to cannabis growers in Canada.

Mon
06
Jul

Tainted Product: DigiPath Looks to Add Quality Assurance to Cannabis

Jul 06, 2015 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- SEATTLE, WA / ACCESSWIRE / July 6, 2015 / Cannabis may seem like a tightly controlled market on the surface, but lax state laws, inconsistent lab practices, and inaccurate test results have introduced dangers to users. In a joint investigation, Oregon Live and the Oregonian tested ten popular marijuana concentrates in Oregon and found that nearly all of them contained pesticides. A total of 14 chemicals were found in eight of the samples, including six that the federal government considers carcinogenic.

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