Cannabis v. Diabetes
Feb09

Cannabis v. Diabetes

The magic in cannabis is in the cannabinoids.  The cannabinoid THC gives the herb its’ uplifting nature.  There are lots of cannabinoids — 113 of them at least — and most of them we know nothing about.  Thanks Harry J. Anslinger.  Here’s one, THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin), a non-psychoactive component of cannabis, that seems to work against diabetes.  Do you know anyone who has diabetes?  Bet you do.  Go learn...

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Which Direction for the Business of Cannabis?
Feb08

Which Direction for the Business of Cannabis?

Until our potential opponents make their move the emerging cannabis industry keeps puffing along.  Let’s take a look at the shape of our battlefield.   But it’s hard to see much anxiety watching the comings and goings inside DeAngelo’s dispensary, which these days looks more like a Whole Foods than the shady corner bodegas such operations long resembled. Well-mannered hipsters with encyclopedic knowledge of bud...

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Challenging the NFL Cannabis Policy
Feb07

Challenging the NFL Cannabis Policy

If you tuned into a Buffalo Bills game toward the end of this NFL season, you may have noticed that offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson was missing.  Henderson sat out four games earlier this year and was ordered suspended for another ten after testing positive for marijuana for the fifth time — even though he uses it for legitimate medical reasons. Henderson says he uses marijuana to combat Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory...

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Dr. Who Addresses Our Future
Feb02

Dr. Who Addresses Our Future

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Hawaiian MMJ About to Start Growing
Feb01

Hawaiian MMJ About to Start Growing

Let’s check in on the medical cannabis program in Hawaii. The state Department of Health said Tuesday it’s ready to connect its seed-to-sale tracking software with the programs used by the eight companies that received licenses to grow and sell medial marijuana. It plans to do so Feb. 1. It’s a milestone that will allow most of the licensees to start cultivating cannabis. State law says the plants must be tracked from seeds to...

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