Designer MMJ from Israel
Dec19

Designer MMJ from Israel

What shape will mmj take in the future?  Maybe something like this.   An Israeli company is seeking government approval of a genetically bred cannabis strain that improves its medicinal value while reducing the psychological effects of marijuana. KanaboSeed – a joint venture formed by software developer BreedIT and licensed medical marijuana grower Seach Ltd. – submitted applications for approval of two strains with increased CBD...

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Uruguay Still Legalizing Following Election
Dec09

Uruguay Still Legalizing Following Election

The continued future of legalization in the first, fully-legal nation on Earth -- Uruguay -- is assured following their recent election.   The first national recreational marijuana program looked briefly to be in danger, but the victory of Tabare Vazquez in Uruguay’s presidential election has secured the future of cannabis in the South American country. At least for the short term. Vazquez topped Luis Lacalle Pou of the National...

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How Re-Legalization Impacts Mexican Growers
Dec08

How Re-Legalization Impacts Mexican Growers

Here is an aspect of re-legalization we have yet to examine -- what impact the re-legalization of cannabis in America has on Mexican farmers.     Americans appear to be buying more domestic marijuana, which in turn is undercutting growers and cartels in Mexico. "Two or three years ago, a kilogram [2.2 pounds] of marijuana was worth $60 to $90," says Nabor, a 24-year-old pot grower in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa....

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Cannabis & Alzheimer’s Disease
Dec04

Cannabis & Alzheimer’s Disease

Here's more evidence that cannabis does not belong on Schedule 1.   Research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease this September “strongly suggest that THC [the main active ingredient in marijuana] could be a potential therapeutic treatment option for Alzheimer’s disease through multiple functions and pathways.” More than five million Americans have Alzheimer’s today. One in three seniors will die with Alzheimer’s or...

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Canadian First Nations Community May Grow MMJ
Nov26

Canadian First Nations Community May Grow MMJ

No doubt about cannabis being a job creator.   The Penticton Indian Band, a First Nation community in Canada, may approve a plan to start growing medical marijuana on its lands in British Columbia. If members sign off on the plan, Penticton Indian Band would become the first aboriginal group to become federally licensed to produce cannabis, and it could serve as a model for other First Nation communities across the country. The...

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Cannabis Kills Cancer
Nov21

Cannabis Kills Cancer

The ultimate poke in the eye accompanying the end of cannabis prohibition is learning that cannabis is effective in treating a variety of cancers. Thank you Harry J. Anslinger.   Over the past few years, research has revealed that marijuana can both destroy certain cancer cells and reduce the growth of others. Now, a new study in mice has found that when combined with radiation treatment, cannabis can effectively shrink one of...

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