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cannabis economic impact

If You Work Construction Or In Finance Or Tourism, You Don’t Have To Switch Careers To Enjoy The Canna Boom

There are many reports to back up the claims that legalization of cannabis brings new jobs and new tax revenues to the community. However, what about the benefits of legalization to industries that have little to do with marijuana? These industries — including finance, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and tourism — are set to be positively affected […]

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Peru legalization

Peru Legalizes Medical Cannabis – But Will The New Legislation Be Enough For Sick Children?

The South American nation of Peru recently legalized medical cannabis, making it the sixth Latin American country to do so. The Congress of the Republic of Peru passed the bill October 20 with an overwhelming majority (68–5; three abstained), although many supporters feared the conservative legislatures would kill the measure. President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski signed […]

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Marijuana PTSD

Using Marijuana to Heal PTSD: Psychological Victory

In this series on using marijuana to heal PTSD, we’ve learned about the causes and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Now I’ll describe how I worked with a clinical psychologist who helped me choose strains of marijuana to help reduce PTSD and its symptoms. The psychologist first asked me to stop using all psychotropic prescription […]

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marijuana PTSD

Using Marijuana to Heal PTSD, Part 3

In our previous articles about using marijuana to heal PTSD, we defined post-traumatic stress disorder, explored medical opinions about why it happens, and gave a list of PTSD symptoms. We also talked about the fact that marijuana and PTSD affect the same regions of the brain—regions involved in memory, mood, and fear. I personally suffer […]

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marijuana PTSD

Using Marijuana to Heal PTSD, Part 2

In our first article about using marijuana to heal PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), we learned PTSD is a serious condition affecting military veterans and many others. PTSD starts with a highly-traumatic incident or series of incidents, such as being in war, a car accident, or being violently attacked. Victims begin to experience sleep disorders, depression, […]

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