Regular marijuana use is associated with favorable indices related to diabetic control, say investigators. They found that current marijuana users had significantly lower fasting insulin
While the benefits and risks of smoking pot may be overstated by advocates and opponents of marijuana legalization, the new legalization will help researchers study the drugs’ medicinal uses, and better understand how it impacts the body.
The drug, best-known for it’s “feel-good” effects and touted for its uses for multiple diseases, can also be damaging to our bodies and minds.
Many traditionally write off the Southern United States as an area dead to cannabis law reform, but one Representative is behind a new effort that can change all of that…
Many farmers in Colorado will be expanding their list of planted crops this Spring after groundbreaking legislation was passed last November that allowed not only for the legalization of marijuana, but hemp as well.
Numerous studies have shown that cannabis has a wide-range of medical uses. Here’s are the top 10 cannabis studies the government may regret it funded.
I agree with much of what he [David Frum] says about pot’s potential harm, especially for the young and the psychiatrically ill. Like Frum, I am a father who worries about my kids getting sidetracked by cannabis before their brains have a chance to develop. But I am also a physician who understands that the negative legal consequences of marijuana use are far worse than the medical consequences.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the dramatic rise in pot farms in Northern California is starting to take a toll on the surrounding environment. Agricultural practices like water-siphoning, pesticide spraying, and littering are having a noticeable effect on what is a very fragile ecosystem.
A teen who consumes alcohol is likely to have reduced brain tissue health, but a teen who uses marijuana is not, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Diego.
The newly enacted laws put President Obama in a tricky spot, as evidenced by the Justice Department’s (DOJ) monthlong silence on the matter, despite pleas from lawmakers and the states’ governors for a concrete position.
Is marijuana bad for you? Marijuana has the potential to get you high: most people know this. And a growing number of people are becoming aware of the medicinal properties of this plant. But, the compounds that make marijuana such a healer are largely unknown to the general public. These compounds won’t get you high, when separated from the psychoactive ingredient known as THC, but they are still classified as being highly dangerous and addictive by the U.S. government.
D.A.R.E., America’s Most Famous Anti-Drug Program, Will No Longer Talk to 10- and 11-Year-Old Children About Marijuana_Featured_, Marijuana Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
“D.A.R.E. America has determined that anti-drug material is not age-appropriate,” the state affiliate leader, who asked not to be identified, told Reason. “The new curriculum focuses on character development.”
Jamen Shively, a former Microsoft executive, plans to spend the next year researching and building a retail marijuana business that he hopes will bring legitimacy to a long-illegal industry.
Meanwhile, as the Obama administration continues to use prosecution and incarceration as its primary weapons in the drug war it now purports to oppose, those on the front lines of this misguided war are becoming increasingly vocal in their desire to see it brought to an end. The Brave New Foundation recently launched a video series featuring former law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, judges and police chiefs whose firsthand experience of the miseries inflicted by the “war on drugs” has led them to conclude that our drug laws are not just unjust and cost-prohibitive, but that they are also detrimental to public safety.
History was made this past election day when cannabis was legalized for recreational use in Colorado and Washington. Many see this as a shining example of how ‘States Rights’ can possibly be a crucial mechanism in breaking away from our corporate controlled government and its tyrannical policies.