10 of 2016’s Encouraging Cannabis Research Studies
Jan10

10 of 2016’s Encouraging Cannabis Research Studies

But for the destructive actions of Harry J. Anslinger we might have known all of this long ago.  Better late than never, I guess.  Here is what legitimate scientific research revealed about cannabis just last year. 1. Pot Use Doesn’t Adversely Impact IQ. The cumulative use of cannabis by adolescents has no ill effect on intelligence . . . 2. Cannabis Consumption Is Correlated With Lower BMI. Those who use marijuana, on average,...

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Canada’s Cannabis Task Force Recommendations
Dec21

Canada’s Cannabis Task Force Recommendations

Here’s the first pass at what re-legal Canada is going to look like.  It’s a great start. The report proposes that lawmakers amend federal law to allow for those over the age of 18 to legally possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis. It also recommends establishing regulations to oversee the commercial production, retail sale, and taxation of marijuana and related products, such as cannabis-infused edibles. It...

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Birthing Pains in Re-Legal Canada
Dec08

Birthing Pains in Re-Legal Canada

Canada is going to re-legalize cannabis.  How’s that going?   The federal government has promised to introduce legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in the spring of 2017. However, it could be some time before Canadians can purchase recreational pot. The legislation must pass through Parliament, and regulations have to be drafted. A couple of recent government reports estimate that marijuana could be on sale “as...

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Does Cannabis Interfere With Dreaming?
Oct17

Does Cannabis Interfere With Dreaming?

I thought you might enjoy this — how stopping consuming cannabis impacts dreaming, and why.  Read on: It is well-known, among those who use a lot of marijuana, that to stop doing so is to invite a sudden torrent of crazy, vivid dreams. Just Google “weed and dreams” and you’ll see that most of the top results are about what happens when you stop smoking pot . . . There seems to be a widespread belief that the connection between...

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Re-Legalization in the Netherlands
Oct04

Re-Legalization in the Netherlands

How can the home of the Cannabis Cup be in a place that still outlaws cannabis?  Maybe that’s going to change? The Netherlands’ contradictory laws on cannabis could finally be resolved as, for the first time, the majority of MPs look to back a bill that would legalise government-regulated cannabis cultivation. It would allow coffee shops to buy from licenced cannabis growers and would implement quality control. Currently,...

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Cannabis & Berlin’s 2016 Election
Sep23

Cannabis & Berlin’s 2016 Election

Lots of other places have elections this year, too.  One of those elections — Berlin — is about cannabis.  Here’s more: Berlin will vote for a new state Parliament and a new mayor on Sunday, and for the first time ever, cannabis is playing a role in the campaign. While cannabis isn’t the Berlin electorate’s chief concern, it is one of the most discussed topics of this year’s campaign. A 2014 coffeeshop pilot program...

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