Federal Gov’t: Teen Cannabis Use Rate Drops to 20-Year Low

Leafly Gage Peake Cannabis consumption by US teenagers fell in 2016, according to a new report by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Alcohol use rates among teens, however, have risen—leaving some to wonder if minors may be substituting cannabis for alcohol. Past-month youth cannabis-use rates among minors aged 12 to […]

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Ways To Consume Marijuana

Dope Magazine February 21, 2017 | Nicolle Callier Cannabis 101 Methods of Consumption: Concentrates, Edibles or Flower As the legal cannabis industry expands, more and more cannabis products are emerging on the market and atop dispensary shelves. The most common methods of consumption are concentrates, edibles and the ever-popular flower. Concentrates Concentrates are procured during an extraction process […]

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Sonoma company destigmatizing cannabis one chocolate at a time

Emerald Report Heather Irwin Sitting in front of a locked warehouse, Siri has led me a mile down a lonely dirt road that’s got more holes than a wheel of Swiss cheese. We’ve already blown past several angry looking No Trespassing signs and a squirrel clearly irritated by the intrusion. Pulling up to a rusty […]

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The Science of Medical Cannabis: A Conversation with Donald Abrams, M.D.

Donald Abrams, M.D. is chief of Hematology and Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital and the co-author—with Andrew Weil—of Integrative Oncology (Oxford University Press). Abrams has extensive experience working with cancer and HIV/AIDS patients and is a pioneer in the field of medical cannabis research. The U.S. government classifies cannabis—along with heroin and LSD—as a […]

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How to Talk to Your Doctor About Medical Cannabis

U.S. NEWS By Nicolas Gonzalez-Podesta, Contributor | Jan. 12, 2018 Medical cannabis is legal in 29 states (and recreational use is legal in eight), but thanks to longstanding myths, there’s still some stigma around talking about it with medical professionals. In fact, a recent survey of medical cannabis patients in California found an almost universal fear of being labeled a […]

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When Retirement Comes With a Daily Dose of Cannabis

THE NEW YORK TIMES | By WINNIE HU | FEB. 19, 2017 Ruth Brunn finally said yes to marijuana. She is 98. She pops a green pill filled with cannabis oil into her mouth with a sip of vitamin water. Then Ms. Brunn, who has neuropathy, settles back in her wheelchair and waits for the jabbing pain […]

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Cannabis & Aging: Myths VS. Truths

THE FRONT LINE | Farmacann Magazine: Fall/Winter 2016  When I started my business in 2005 I hoped that in some way I could make a difference in the lives of people who were facing some of the most difficult times in life, our senior citizens. As a care manager, my job was to make sure […]

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Harvard Study: Smoking Weed Improves Brain Functions

Alternative World News Network | Jan 4, 2017, 1:54:04 PM Recent findings that have been published in Frontiers in Pharmacology have indicated that, marijuana does, indeed, improve cognitive performance. Researchers from McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Tufts University have begun preliminary investigations that have found incredible benefits from the plant’s use, including the improvement to “our ability to utilize the knowledge […]

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