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Marijuana legalization

Legalization Is Not Enough!

Pot-smokers of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your pipe dreams. Marijuana legalization is a beginning, not an end. But what comes next?
Posted: February 11, 2014
CBD for Alzheimer's disease, cancer, and more.

CBD, Alzheimer’s and More

Despite the growing investigation on cannabis medicine for a wide variety of conditions, the actual healing power of the plant has barely been tapped. Learn more about the potential implications of cannabinoids for Alzheimer's disease, neurodegeneration, and more.
Posted: February 10, 2014
Cannabis genotyping and gene sequencing

Sequencing the Cannabis Genome

The Massachusetts-based company Medicinal Genomics had sequenced the entire genome of Cannabis sativa L. How will this impact scientific research and public health?
Posted: February 9, 2014
Cannabis legalization is ending the drug war

Ending the Drug War

With the voters in Washington and Colorado legalizing marijuana, Martin A. Lee argues that the war on pot may be over — and good riddance to decades of bad science, scare-mongering, and harsh laws.
Posted: February 8, 2014
Marijuana doesn't cause lung cancer

Cannabis & Lung Cancer

You'd think it would have been very big news in the spring of 2005 when Donald Tashkin, a professor of pulmonology at UCLA, revealed that cannabis smoke doesn't cause lung cancer and may prevent respiratory tissue cells from becoming malignant.
Posted: February 7, 2014
Cannabis may shrink tumor growth

CBD, THC, and Cancer

Mounting evidence shows cannabinoids in marijuana slow cancer growth, inhibit formation of new blood cells that feed a tumor, and help manage pain, fatigue, nausea, and other side effects.
Posted: February 5, 2014
CBD and schizophrenia

Treating Schizophrenia with CBD

CBD can treat schizophrenia as effectively as antipsychotic medications, with far fewer side effects, according to a preliminary clinical trial. Researchers led by Markus Leweke of the University of Cologne in Germany studied 39 people with schizophrenia who were hospitalized for a psychotic episode.
Posted: February 4, 2014
Allen Ginsberg, marijuana legalization

13 Key Moments In Marijuana History

The history of marijuana in America has long been a history of competing narratives, dueling interpretations. What follows are 13 slides of key moments in the history of marijuana in the United States.
Posted: February 3, 2014
CBD safe at high doses

CBD Is Safe at High Doses

Oral administration of CBD is safe and well tolerated in humans, according to clinical trial data.
Posted: February 1, 2014
Cathy Jordan ALS cannabis patient

Medical Marijuana Patient with ALS Outlives Her Doctors

Cathy Jordan first noticed something was wrong in summer of 1985 when she couldn’t pick things up. Her muscles weren’t responding. In 1986, she was diagnosed with ALS , also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Nearly 20 years later she is still alive thanks to cannabis, her medicine of choice and necessity.
Posted: January 31, 2014