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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

Body Mass Index vs. Cannabis

Here’s another study saying long term cannabis use is associated with a lower body mass index. Cannabis use is associated with lower body mass index (BMI) over time, according to data published in The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics. Investigators at the University of Miami assessed the relationship between marijuana use and BMI Read more…

Time to Push Back in Toronto

Canada is less than a year out on re-legalizing cannabis, while in Toronto, under the zoning laws, medical cannabis shops are being raided.  Everyone is not working from the same understanding, eh?  Here’s more: [Retail medical cannabis shops] some demanding a prescription and others not, started spreading across Toronto months ago. They flourished as Prime Read more…

Medical Cannabis Updates

Lots happening in the world of medical cannabis.  Let’s check in: Long term cannabis use & health: The consumption of cannabis over a two-decade period is not associated with increased cardiovascular risks or lung health problems at mid-life, according to longitudinal data published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) . . . Read more…

“Cannabis Use” Not Same as “Tobacco Use”

At one time “cannabis use” and “tobacco use” were the same thing and both were bad.  One of my favorite things here in the days of re-legalization is seeing change in the public perception of cannabis.   Two Canadian insurance companies are presenting a more nuanced understanding of the issue.  Here’s more:   Sun Life Read more…

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