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on February 23, 2018 in World News

These Tobacco companies are investing in cannabis

Submitted by Marijuana News You know it’s a sign of the times when tobacco companies are investing in cannabis. It used to just seem like a big conspiracy or urban legend thought up in a smoke sesh. But it is true that Big Tobacco is taking over the weed industry. Now due to a larger recreational market, new investment opportunities in the plant appeal to tobacco companies. Steadily but surely, tobacco companies are investing in cannabis. Changes For Big Tobacco Since at least the 1970s, Big Tobacco has sized up pot as its competition. But it has also looked into it as a...

Submitted by Marijuana News You know it’s a sign of the times when tobacco companies are investing in cannabis. It used to just seem like a big conspiracy or urban legend thought up in a smoke sesh. But it is true...

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on February 19, 2018 in Featured World News

How Cannabis Can Help Patients with Cervical Dystonia

Dystonia makes your muscles involuntarily move and contract, significantly interfering with your ability to get through the day. Cervical dystonia specifically affects your neck, causing it to painfully twist and turn. Currently, we don’t have a cure for any kind of dystonia, including cervical dystonia. Instead, we can only try to reduce the symptoms. Standard treatments can be unpredictable, working for some patients while doing nothing for others. As an alternative solution, some patients with dystonia use medical marijuana for symptom relief, and many have found it works even better than typical treatments with fewer risks. Typical Treatments for...

Dystonia makes your muscles involuntarily move and contract, significantly interfering with your ability to get through the day. Cervical dystonia specifically affects your neck, causing it to painfully twist and turn. Currently, we don’t have a cure for any...

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on February 16, 2018 in Featured World News

I Proudly Smoke Weed as a Mom, and Guess What? I’m Still a Really Good Mom

By Shonitria Anthony, Pop Sugar When I was pregnant with my daughter almost three years ago, many people assumed I would stop living my cannabis lifestyle because I was about to become a mom. While I would confidently tell them that my love for weed wouldn’t change after the baby was born, my reply was always met with looks of disapproval, shock, or pity. It was completely unfathomable to people that I intended to return to smoking weed after I had my daughter, which is why I decided to do something about it and created Blunt Blowin’ Mama, an...

By Shonitria Anthony, Pop Sugar When I was pregnant with my daughter almost three years ago, many people assumed I would stop living my cannabis lifestyle because I was about to become a mom. While I would confidently tell...

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on February 6, 2018 in Featured World News

Pot legalization: Americans raise questions about potential border impact

By Alexander Panetta WASHINGTON — American officials have been quietly raising questions about whether Canada’s marijuana legalization might slow traffic at the border, and are being told by their northern neighbours there’s no reason that should happen. The issue has come up in phone calls between high-level officials and again in passing this week during a first face-to-face encounter between Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and his U.S. counterpart, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. It hasn’t been contentious, he said. ”The only thing they say is, ‘Will this cause lineups?'” Goodale said in an interview. ”And our answer is:...

By Alexander Panetta WASHINGTON — American officials have been quietly raising questions about whether Canada’s marijuana legalization might slow traffic at the border, and are being told by their northern neighbours there’s no reason that should happen. The issue...

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on February 5, 2018 in Featured World News

How Cannabis and CBD Offer Hope in Future Treatments of Autism

It’s a lot easier to treat a disorder that has a known cause than one that doesn’t. Unfortunately, there is no one cause for autism, which makes it difficult to engineer targeted medications. Instead, a variety of factors contribute to the development of autism: genetic mutations, environmental factors (e.g., pesticides, prenatal drug exposure, parental age) or a combination. The wide range of contributing factors underscores why autism is considered a spectrum with symptom severity ranging from mild to severe. This makes pharmacological treatment of autism particularly difficult. However, accumulating evidence suggests that in many cases of autism, there’s a reduction in the brain’s “inhibitory...

It’s a lot easier to treat a disorder that has a known cause than one that doesn’t. Unfortunately, there is no one cause for autism, which makes it difficult to engineer targeted medications. Instead, a variety of factors contribute to the...

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on February 3, 2018 in Featured World News

Marijuana use linked with protecting the liver from alcohol abuse

Submitted by Marijuana News Many people compare how marijuana and alcohol affect the human body, particularly since alcohol is much more harmful and yet legal while cannabis is not, writes Joseph Misulonas. But it turns out, marijuana can actually stop some of the most harmful effects of drinking. A new study found that alcoholics who use marijuana were healthier than those who did not. The study examined over 300,000 patients with a history of alcohol abuse and the amount of damage done to their livers. They found that the 10 percent of alcoholics who also used marijuana showed less signs of liver disease and damage than...

Submitted by Marijuana News Many people compare how marijuana and alcohol affect the human body, particularly since alcohol is much more harmful and yet legal while cannabis is not, writes Joseph Misulonas. But it turns out, marijuana can actually stop some of the most...

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on February 3, 2018 in World News

Aphria selling stake in U.S. pot producer in $20M deal

Move meant to keep Aphria onside with Canadian stock regulators, markets Canadian marijuana producer Aphria Inc. on Friday announced a deal to sell its holding in Arizona cannabis company Copperstate Farms to Liberty Health Sciences Inc. for $20 million. The move is aimed at helping Aphria avoiding issues with Canadian equity markets and regulators. Back in October, the Canadian Securities Administrators set out “specific disclosure expectations” for marijuana industry firms with investments in the U.S., while TMX Group Limited, which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange, said it might move to delist stocks of marijuana companies with operations in the U.S. Aphria set to be Shoppers Drug Mart’s cannabis...

Move meant to keep Aphria onside with Canadian stock regulators, markets Canadian marijuana producer Aphria Inc. on Friday announced a deal to sell its holding in Arizona cannabis company Copperstate Farms to Liberty Health Sciences Inc. for $20 million. The...

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on February 2, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured World News

George H.W. Bush: Biggest. Drug Lord. Ever. (Part 2)

By David Malmo-Levine CANNABIS CULTURE – Part 2: In Cuba & Dallas with Op. 40, Vietnam & Laos with the Secret Team This is part two in an ongoing series attempting to provide in a systematic way the best evidence of CIA drug trafficking in general, and President George H.W. Bush’s key role in those activities in particular. Part one – where we learn about Skull and Bones (the Yale fraternity started by the biggest drug smugglers of the 1800’s, who created the modern drug war which began in the early 1900’s and who also created the CIA in...

By David Malmo-Levine CANNABIS CULTURE – Part 2: In Cuba & Dallas with Op. 40, Vietnam & Laos with the Secret Team This is part two in an ongoing series attempting to provide in a systematic way the best...

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on February 2, 2018 in Featured World News

New Herbal Smoking Brands Emerge As Canada Moves Toward Legalization

By Sponsored Content by Potzee As Canada moves toward the legalization of marijuana, companies like Potzee.ca have emerged in the area of premium products with their organic herbal smoking blends. Potzee herbal blends can be smoked alone or mixed with cannabis to provide a smooth, tasteful and clean smoking experience. All their hand-crafted blends are tobacco and nicotine free using only USDA certified organic herbs. A variety of flavours are available, including spearmint, lavender, rose petal, sage, simple natural, peppermint and their popular chamomile & blackberry blend.   Potzee creates unique blends using traditional herbs, resulting in simple, safe, and...

By Sponsored Content by Potzee As Canada moves toward the legalization of marijuana, companies like Potzee.ca have emerged in the area of premium products with their organic herbal smoking blends. Potzee herbal blends can be smoked alone or mixed with...

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on January 29, 2018 in Featured World News

I Conquered My Anorexia with Cannabis

By Guest Post By Taylor Engle Marijuana is infamous for its gift of “the munchies.” But, cannabis can do much more than stimulate an anorexic’s appetite. Ten months ago, my weight was in the double digits. I hated my body and I hated myself. I didn’t see any point in living. I began experiencing heart problems, causing a trip to Urgent Care and a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa. Immediately, I felt my heart drop into my stomach — it was the first time I’d felt anything in my stomach for what seemed like years. I knew I might die,...

By Guest Post By Taylor Engle Marijuana is infamous for its gift of “the munchies.” But, cannabis can do much more than stimulate an anorexic’s appetite. Ten months ago, my weight was in the double digits. I hated my...

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