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Marijuana and Anxiety: A Self Help Guide

Leaf Science – Marijuana and Anxiety: A Self Help Guide Anxiety and marijuana have a complicated relationship, but different types of cannabis may play a role. Many people who use marijuana say that it helps relieve anxiety. On the other hand, there are just as many who report feeling more anxious after using marijuana. Although […]

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Oregon liquor commission told to limit marijuana edibles, ban home delivery services

Oregon liquor commission told to limit marijuana edibles, ban home delivery services By Noelle Crombie | The Oregonian/OregonLive Oregon should ban marijuana delivery services, limit cannabis-infused edibles and impose strict limits on how those products are packaged and labeled, leading pediatricians, local public health officials and child welfare experts told a state commission Friday. An […]

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Exercise and Marijuana May Have Similar Effect On Pain

Leaf Science – Exercise and Marijuana May Have Similar Effect On Pain Scientists have brought new meaning to the term ‘runner’s high.’ Findings suggest that exercise can activate the same pain-relieving pathways as marijuana. The euphoria and pain suppression that occur during high-intensity exercise were once believed to be the result of natural opioids called […]

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Southwest Warms Up To CannaBusiness With New Trade Show

Southwest Warms Up To CannaBusiness With New Trade Show – By Roni Stetter of CASHINBIS When you think Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, cannabis is probably the last thing that comes to mind. The conservative border states have historically held stricter drug policies than their northwestern counterparts, making simple cannabis possession an imprisonable offense or even […]

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Oregon’s first week of recreational cannabis sales tops $11 million

Oregon‘s first week of recreational cannabis sales tops $11 million By Andrew Emett – The Free Thought Project After finally legalizing recreational marijuana last week, Oregon dispensaries have accrued an estimated $11 million in sales. Instead of succumbing to procrustean federal law, Oregon has decided to legalize the medicinal plant and begin taxing recreational marijuana sales […]

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Justice Department set to free 6,000 drug prisoners

Justice Department set to free 6,000 drug prisoners: By Sari Horwitz – Washington Post The Justice Department is set to release about 6,000 inmates early from prison — the largest one-time release of federal prisoners — in an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders who received harsh sentences over the past three […]

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Cannabis and Asthma: What Do Studies Say?

Cannabis and Asthma: What Do Studies Say? Shared from Leaf Science Marijuana has long been reported to relieve symptoms of asthma. Now, research explains why marijuana’s main ingredient might help patients breathe easier. Published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, a study shows marijuana may have a similar effect on the airways as some asthma […]

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The Science Behind Marijuana and Dopamine

There’s no denying that marijuana makes its users feel good. But what’s behind the euphoria and what happens to those who smoke frequently? As it turns out, marijuana causes the brain to release a chemical known as dopamine. This chemical plays a role in many essential functions, and is actually related to marijuana in more […]

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Linking Up With Labor Unions: Cannabis Industry Employment Trend

Linking Up With Labor Unions: Cannabis Industry Employment Trend By Roni Stetter As the cannabis industry takes off nationwide, it’s creating new jobs for thousands of individuals in each state. From cultivation to ancillary business services, these employees keep the industry moving. However, there are still many workplace issues that need to be straightened out, […]

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