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Marijuana More Effective Than FDA Painkillers, Fibromyalgia Study Shows

The National Pain Foundation on Monday released the results of a survey of 1,339 fibromyalgia sufferers. The global survey compared marijuana as a treatment as opposed to FDA-approved options. The report shows that almost two-thirds of respondents reported marijuana as a very effective treatment method. There are three drugs approved by the Federal Drug Administration for […]

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Mainstream Media Calls for Rescheduling Cannabis

Here’s a taste of a recent editorial in the US edition of The Guardian, a U.K. paper.  The tide keeps rising.   Everyone from landlords to caregivers to local police departments – those who have decided to serve or accommodate these [mmj] patients over the last two decades – have faced raids, arrests, subpoenas and […]

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14 of 15: Utah

As we near the end of our journey to places seldom visited, we find ourselves in Utah.   It’s not the friendliest place Under current Utah law, possession of as little as an ounce or less of marijuana can result in a six-month jail sentence. Unfortunately, minority and low-income communities in Utah bear the brunt […]

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Cannabis & Denver’s Commercial Real Estate Market

Do you remember Donald Rumsfeld’s famous quote about “being aware of the things we don’t know?”  He was talking about going to war but the idea applies to re-legalization, too. How wili re-leg impact the commercial real estate market?  Here’s a glimpse at that impact in the city of Denver.   Vacancy rates for warehouses and […]

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13 of 15: Texas

A cannabis advocate might feel like a child in the wilderness in Texas, except for the fact that so many Texans are calling for change.   A strong majority of Texas voters (58%) support making marijuana legal for adults and regulating it like alcohol, according to a Public Policy Polling . . . Only 38% […]

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Are Solventless Concentrates the Best?

Ever since hash products got a new breath of life with the “dab” movement, there have been a number of different forms of hash popping up, but which one is best? We all want a smooth-hitting concentrate that tastes good, is potent, and is good for your health… And from my own research I’m not […]

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What Is Cannabis Worth $?$?$?

America loves money — here’s some real numbers.   $1.53 billion: The amount the national legal marijuana market is worth, according to a Nov. 2013 report from ArcView Market Research, a San Francisco-based investor group focused on the marijuana industry. $10.2 billion: The estimated amount the national legal marijuana market will be worth in five […]

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Cannabis Instead of Alcohol

Here’s a new study looking at cannabis and alcohol.   Researchers reported that frequent cannabis consumers (defined as having used cannabis two or three times per week) were less likely to engage in hazardous drinking practices compared to infrequent users (those who reported having consumed cannabis fewer than four times per month). They concluded: “Among […]

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Colorado: Automating Cannabis Purchases

Once the threshold of selling cannabis legally was crossed new ways of doing it are inevitable.   Marijuana entrepreneurs unveiled a high-tech marijuana vending machine in Eagle County [CO] Friday night. The machine isn’t in use yet, but it went on display at Montana’s Smokehouse barbecue in Avon. Stephen Shearin’s company, American Green, delivered the […]

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Describing the “Perfect High”

The Global Drug Survey asked its participants to describe the “perfect high.”  Their answer sounds pretty good to me.   So what would the effects be of perfect pot — or “balanced bud” as the Global Drug Survey calls it? Users want their cannabis to be strong and pure. And they want it to have […]

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