Too Much Weed in California

As California scrambles to regulate its recreational weed industry after voting to legalize it last year, growers have been ramping up production to cash in on the burgeoning market. But on Wednesday, the head of the state’s growers’ association warned that the surge has spiraled out of control, leaving the state with eight times as much…

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Trump’s DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana

The Trump administration is readying for a crackdown on marijuana users under Attorney General Jeff Sessions. President Trump’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Sessions, is expected to release a report next week that criminal justice reform advocates fear will link marijuana to violent crime and recommend tougher sentences for those…

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Senate committee approves medical marijuana for veterans

The leading lawmaking brass of the United States government is making a push to ensure that doctors employed with the Department of Veterans Affairs can finally write medical marijuana recommendations for those patients living in states with dispensary programs. Earlier last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee put its seal of approval on an amendment that…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Cannabis Indoors

There’s an overwhelming amount of information out there for first time cannabis growers. And the truth is, there are several approaches you can take to achieve success. But like any new hobbyist, you just need a way in. Time and experience will teach you more – for now, it’s about getting started. Our guide to…

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The Opioid Epidemic and Cannabis

The numbers connected to opioid addiction are staggering. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control reported 19,000 Americans died of opioid overdose. According to their website, this was more than four times the number of opioid-related deaths in 1999. For those that struggle with this addiction, the emotional and physical pain of recovery and relapse…

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Is Marijuana a Viable Option for Treating Fibromyalgia?

In 2014, the National Pain Foundation reported that 30% of surveyed fibromyalgia patients reported using medical marijuana to treat their symptoms. The survey had other interesting results: 33% of medical marijuana users reported that it ‘helped a little.’ 62% reported that it was ‘very effective.’ 5% reported no benefit. 10% reported Lyrica, Cymbalta or Savella as ‘very…

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Fibromyalgia: Cannabis vs. Prescription Drugs

Fibromyalgia can be a devastating disease that robs you of the ability to do simple daily tasks. The idea of trying to get through an entire day is often demoralizing. And on top of the physical and emotional challenges, fibromyalgia sufferers have had to battle a medical community that, for many years, didn’t consider the…

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THC Detoxing Facts and Myths

For whatever the reason, it’s time for you to take a cannabis detox. It’s a pretty straightforward process, but there are a few things you’ll want to be sure to incorporate, as well as some things to avoid. Read on to separate the facts from the myths. What Exactly is a Cannabis Detox? In general…

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What are Cannabis Topicals?

The idea that marijuana belongs only in a joint or bong is, thankfully, starting to become antiquated.  So is the idea that marijuana is only for getting high. Cannabis infused topicals are a perfect example of how various methods of consumption are changing perspectives on marijuana’s uses, safety, and efficacy. What Exactly are They? Cannabis…

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Charas and Bhang Cannabis from India

The foothills of the Indian Himalayas are well known for its abundance of cannabis plants.  North India has developed many ways to ingest the plant – including bhang (a cannabis and milk beverage) and charas. Cultural Significance of Charas Charas has an interesting cultural place in India.  The Hindu god Shiva is known to love…

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