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Brett Kavanaugh

Perhaps If Brett Kavanaugh Had Been A Teenage Stoner Rather Than A Binge Drinker, He Wouldn’t Be In This Mess

The current Brett Kavanaugh fiasco reminds us of the huge chasm between alcohol and cannabis culture. What we tend to forget is that while some people drink alcohol or consume cannabis a few times a month, others get drunk or stoned to excess every day, sometimes several times per day. Those hardcore users comprise two […]

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Parkinson’s disease

Growing Medical Marijuana As A Treatment For Parkinson’s Disease

Medical marijuana as a treatment option for neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease is increasing, and for good reason. According to a study published in the medical journal Clinical Neuropharmacology, recent research conducted into the effect of inhaled medical cannabis on Parkinson’s patients showed an overall improvement in their symptoms. In this study, cannabis was […]

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Marinol Vs. Marijuana: Are Synthetic Forms Of Cannabis More Effective At Pain Management Than The Real Thing?

Patients are increasingly turning to medical marijuana to deal with neuropathic and chronic pain, because cannabis has proven a more effective, non-addictive pain-management option than pharmaceutical medicines. Neuropathic and chronic pain are bedeviling and varied in the discomfort they cause the sufferer. Some pain is due to central nervous conditions and diseases like cancer, or […]

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Futurola booth

MJBizCon 2017: The Scene, The Science And All The Stuff

As the doors of the Las Vegas Convention Center opened for MJBizCon 2017, the monthslong drum roll for the cannabis industry’s largest-ever trade show came to a deafening head. Growers, investors and a variety of service providers swarmed the exhibit hall, creating traffic jams through the maze of more than 650 exhibits. We had conveyed […]

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marijuana pain relief

Marijuana Pain Relief: Cannabis Fights the Opioid Epidemic

I looked into medical marijuana pain relief because I was addicted to opioid painkillers. Those opioids made me weak, sleepy, constipated, depressed, off-balance… and they’re potentially fatal. Eventually, I was classified as addictively dependent on opioids. Friends advised me to use medical marijuana, but I’d never used marijuana before and was scared to try it […]

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Arizona marijuana legalization

Fentanyl Pharmaceutical Company Squashes Arizona Marijuana Legalization

Arizona narrowly defeated a 2016 recreational marijuana ballot proposal called Prop. 205. A scandalous pharmaceutical company run by a greedy billionaire that makes opiate drugs that create addiction and kill people spent big money to defeat Arizona marijuana legalization. Insys Therapeutics handed at least half a million dollars to a drug war political action committee […]

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