Amsterdam vs. Denver: A Paradigm Shift in Cannabis Culture
Oct28

Amsterdam vs. Denver: A Paradigm Shift in Cannabis Culture

“Hey tart, how much for a shag?” It’s a Friday night in what has long been known as the mecca of cannabis culture—a group of ten shaved heads in Arsenal jerseys jeers and shouts drunken slurs at a prostitute in de Wallen, Amsterdam’s Red Light District. They may have flown here on budget Ryanair for the legal cannabis, but these boys from Britain on a bachelor party weekend have more alcohol in them than cannabis, rolled up and smoked...

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There is NO Cannabis / Cancer Connection
Oct20

There is NO Cannabis / Cancer Connection

This is huge.   The largest study of its kind has unexpectedly concluded that smoking marijuana, even regularly and heavily, does not lead to lung cancer. The new findings "were against our expectations," said Donald Tashkin of the University of California at Los Angeles, a pulmonologist who has studied marijuana for 30 years. "We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and...

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Cannabis Saving A Child’s Life
Oct10

Cannabis Saving A Child’s Life

We certainly had a lot of mmj news this week.  Let's wrap up with a story from the island of Tasmania, where a small amount of cannabis is saving a child's life.   WHEN Alice Cowles was born eight years ago, doctors declared her a perfectly healthy baby. But just weeks later she was suffering several life-threatening fits a day and just recently her daughter almost died. Doctors told the devastated mother there wasn’t much more...

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Italian Army To Grow MMJ
Sep22

Italian Army To Grow MMJ

Italy has a medical marijuana program but it is expensive and only serves a few patients.  Here's a clever way to increase supply -- have the army grow it.   The Italian army will now grow medical marijuana in a secure military lab in order to lower costs and make it more available to those who need it, following an agreement between the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Health last week . . . While medical marijuana has...

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Re-Legalization South American Style
Sep12

Re-Legalization South American Style

Cannabis re-legalization is a world-wide movement.  Let's take a look at three nations in South America.   Chile: Chile has joined a growing list of countries moving toward legalization of medical or recreational marijuana. The South American country has issued a license for a cultivation site in the capital city of Santiago. The site will produce marijuana for medical and research purposes, much like the United States-backed...

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$$$ Cannabis $$$ Cha-Ching
Sep09

$$$ Cannabis $$$ Cha-Ching

There is having a job in the emerging cannabis economy, then there is making a bunch of money in the emerging cannabis economy.  This story is one of the latter.   Many parallels have been drawn to date between the development of the cannabis industry and the dot-com era of the 1990s, when the technology sector experienced unparalleled growth. This week brings news of another reason to think that the comparison may be valid. The...

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