You’ve all heard the voice—at once authoritative and passive, weaving every soothing syllable into an epic yarn. It’s guided you through forbidding prisons, alien invasions, and the icy plains of Antarctica. That the voice is attached to an equally arresting, freewheeling persona has the cumulative effect of, to quote his Shawshank Redemption character, making him […]

Cannabis tends to be subdivided into 3 different species: Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis. However, these are merely terms used to describe the typology of the plant (it’s “looks” – shape, height, bushiness, and the like) rather than a specific distribution of its cannabinoids. When looking at the genome of the plant it becomes apparent that […]

The CannaGrow Expo will feature up to a 45 company expo hall, as well as 10 grow-focused educational sessions lead by industry experts over two exciting days. Who Should Attend? Existing growers, dispensary owners & grow managers, and those just interested in learning about growing cannabis are encouraged to attend. If you’re involved or getting […]

Dr. Vivek Murthy, the nation’s new surgeon general, says that marijuana “can be helpful” for some medical conditions, and wants science to dictate policy on the federally banned substance. “We have some preliminary data that for certain medical conditions and symptoms, that marijuana can be helpful,” Murthy said during a Wednesday interview on “CBS This […]

The medical benefits of cannabis in children suffering from autism-related symptoms have long been speculated about, but only recently, with new laws being passed, have we truly been able to see results. In an article published in Autism Research Review International, Doctor Bernard Rimland, founder of the Autism Society of America (ASA), claimed that “evidence […]

As a sign of support for the Seattle Seahawks as they face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, a dedicated Seattle medical marijuana dispensary is rolling 12,000 joints in honor of the team—and the 12th man. According to NBC Bay Area, Solstice has doubled its output, rolling about 180 to 220 […]

Legalized marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the country with 74 percent market growth from 2013 to 2014, according to a report released Monday. ArcView Market Research has published its third State of Legal Marijuana Markets report, showing that the industry reached $2.7 billion in total sales nationwide last year, up from $1.5 billion in […]

Two new measures that would decriminalize cannabis and establish a medicinal cannabis program in the state of South Carolina have been introduced by a bipartisan group led by house minority leader James Todd Rutherford. Medical Marijuana Bill To Allow Safe Access For Patients House Bill 3140, entitled “Put Patients First Act,” would help qualifying patients […]

Marijuana use should be decriminalized and federal officials should reclassify cannabis as a less dangerous drug to spur vital medical research, the leading group of U.S. pediatricians recommended Monday. In an update to its 2004 policy statement on pot, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) also recognized marijuana may be a treatment option for kids […]

Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States and if the trend toward legalization spreads to all 50 states, marijuana could become larger than the organic food industry, according to a new report obtained by The Huffington Post. Researchers from The ArcView Group, a cannabis industry investment and research firm based in Oakland, […]

Sophie Isabella Ryan was born October 3, 2012, perfectly healthy weighing in at 8 pounds, 7.4 ounces. Her birth had zero complications and I had the perfect pregnancy, doing everything right by way of diet and constant checkups with my OB. On June 20, 2013, Sophie had her first MRI scan after nystagmus, shaking of […]

Less than half of Americans want to ban pot It’s not hard to imagine: milk fiends buying illegal, unpasteurized milk in darkened back alleys. Shady dealers running shipments of raw milk across the Mexican-American border. A high-speed police chase down I-95, the suspects tossing gallons of unpasteurized milk out the window in a frantic effort […]

Cannabis-infused treats are no longer limited to your pan of pot brownies made from a box mix. Nope, edibles are all grown up, and they have good taste. Even Ruhlman is weighing in on how to cook with cannabis. In 2014 legal marijuana sales in the US came in at an estimated $2.6 billion. That […]

Vermont could follow Colorado in raking in millions of tax dollars from the sale of weed, according to a new study—but only if the drug remains illegal in surrounding states. To be clear, weed is currently legal in Vermont, but only for medical purposes. A bill to make the drug legal for recreational purposes is […]

Thirty-five years ago an Israeli researcher documented the case for medicinal cannabis to treat epilepsy. It was one of these studies by a Prof. Raphael Mechoulam that Denver-based physician Dr. Alan Shackelford read when he was debating one of the hardest questions of his career: Should he, could he? give a 5-year-old pot? That girl, […]

There are numerous reasons why the prohibition of cannabis is a colossal catastrophe: thousands killed fighting over black market profits, millions arrested, decimating our minority communities, and billions in agribusiness lost because our farmers can’t grow hemp. Sadly, these tragic circumstances seem to fall on deaf ears as far as the public and our policy […]

Thousands are rallying to support an Australian man arrested for giving his dying daughter cannabis oil to relieve her harsh symptoms. Adam Koessler, whose daughter, Rumer Rose, is suffering from late-stage cancer, is barred from seeing the 2-year-old because of bail conditions, the Mirror reported. He has said the oil led to a “miraculous” improvement […]

It was just announced by the Associated Press that Colorado will be the first state to fund cannabis research, in one of the largest state-funded efforts ever. But they are actually not the first state to do this, merely the first to offer grants to researchers for cannabis research. California has had the Center for […]

Summary All three stocks CBDS, CNAB, and CANV have seen a tremendous upward swing in the past week which certainly justifies giving attention towards the industry. The young companies still have tremendous growth that could be seen through many of their projects such as CBDS’s “Hi” edible that has not yet come out. Their involvement […]

Last year was an interesting year to say the least. Colorado basically became the first state to effectively legalize marijuana for recreational use and since then, voters in a few other states — Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia — decided that they wanted in on those generous tax revenues as well. The legalization […]

It looks like investors have gotten a serious case of the munchies. During the last two fiscal years, investors spent $104.5 million to gobble up stakes in cannabis and cannabis-related companies, according to research firm CB Insights. In 2014, funding in the industry grew a whopping 941.5 percent. The biggest news in the space hit […]

Alcohol dependence (i.e. alcoholism) may result from alcohol abuse (i.e. use of alcohol in a way that negatively impacts one’s actions/life), and is characterized by a feeling that one needs to consume alcohol in order to function normally, with a decreased ability to stop drinking even if the desire to do so exists. Those with […]

I have an American Eskimo Dog who LOVES to eat sticks. I’ve tried all sorts of things to discourage this behavior, but it continues nonetheless. The removal of some dead trees this fall left behind some tasty morsels which we did our best to rake up, but whenever the wind blows or the squirrels get […]

Legally obtaining and using marijuana just got easier for patients of one Arizona Valley-based home-hospice service. Starting this month, Comprehensive Hospice and Palliative Care offers an in-house doctor who will recommend cannabis for patients who qualify under state law. To avoid trouble with Medicare, which often pays the hospice’s bills for patients, the hospice requires the […]

Reflecting growing national acceptance of cannabis, a bipartisan coalition of House members voted to restrict the Drug Enforcement Administration from using funds to go after medical marijuana operations that are legal under state laws. An appropriations amendment offered by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) prohibiting the DEA from spending funds to arrest state-licensed medical marijuana patients […]

The San Jose City Council’s actions regarding medical cannabis has activated the cannabis voter base for the June 3rd elections. To encourage turnout for several closely contested races, including the mayoral race, collectives are providing discounts and even free weed to encourage their supporters to vote. To help, the Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition (SVCC) has […]

MediJane Holdings Inc.  is pleased to announce that it has received its first wholesale purchase order for the recently launched “MediStrips – Relaxation” dissolvable oral strips. The order is for an initial 15,000 units to be purchased by GoKush.com as part of an ongoing product offering. GoKush.com is expected to begin promoting MediStrips through its […]

A bill legalizing the use cannabis oil  to treat seizures caused by epilepsy has passed the Iowa House and Senate; the bill now goes to Gov. Terry Branstad for consideration. Working into the early morning hours Thursday, the Iowa House passed the bill 75-20 with three amendments tacked on to the version passed several days […]

A Kentucky bill that will allow use of a cannabidiol extract oil in the treatment of childhood epilepsy heads to the House of Representatives for final approval. Experts believe the bill has a good chance of passing. Read Full Story On http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Beginning April 1, 2014, Nevada law will permit a limited number of medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation facilities, testing labs, and edible marijuana product manufacturers to operate in the state. In anticipation of the potential conflict between state and federal law, the Nevada Bar Association filed a request with the state’s Supreme Court asking for protection for […]

Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s second medical marijuana documentary, “Weed 2: Cannabis Madness”, focuses on the Wilsons, a family who recently moved from New Jersey to Colorado in pursuit of effective treatment for their daughter’s epilepsy. The Wilsons are an example of the many families who Dr. Gupta says are “trapped in the middle of the politics […]

The Medical Cannabis Network plans an April launch for the first medical marijuana commercial in New England that aims to help raise awareness about the health benefits of the controversial herb in Massachusetts. Read Full Story On http://dailyfreepress.com

Military veteran, T.J. Thompson is waging a personal battle on behalf of veterans’ health rights everywhere to change medical cannabis laws in Virginia.  Thompson says he’s tried traditional medicine in the Navy, for his PTSD, but it did not work for him. Read Full Story On http://wtkr.com/2014/02/14/military-veteran-joins-the-fight-for-medical-marijuana-in-virginia/