MMJ 2400 Years Ago
Oct23

MMJ 2400 Years Ago

If you are curious just how old cannabis-as-medicine is, keep reading.   A team of Russian scientists has determined that the Siberian “ ice maiden” likely died of breast cancer and used marijuana to treat the pain, The Siberian Times reports. An investigation of the mummified, 2,400 year old remains of the young woman indicates that the young woman died of breast cancer, and the researchers speculate that the marijuana found in...

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MMJ Study on the  Impact of MMJ
Oct22

MMJ Study on the Impact of MMJ

With so much we don't know, real research is long overdue.   With much of the country debating the legalization of medical marijuana, McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers are launching a landmark new program that will conduct the first-of its-kind research study to explore the potential impact of medical marijuana on cognition, brain structure and function. The Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific...

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CannaJobs:  Looking for Work?
Oct21

CannaJobs: Looking for Work?

Cannabis is a real job creator.  Here's what's hiring right now.   According to 420careers.com, the 10 most popular marijuana jobs in the United States: 1. Budtenders (marijuana “pharmacists”) – assist dispensary customers with marijuana inquiries. 2. Marijuana Cultivators (growers) – cultivate marijuana for dispensaries. 3. Edibles Chefs – create marijuana-infused foods such as cookies, brownies, teas, sodas, and sauces. 4....

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In Colorado Both MMJ & Rec Numbers Up
Oct21

In Colorado Both MMJ & Rec Numbers Up

The trajectory is "up."   Marijuana sales in Colorado are hitting new highs. Both recreational and medical cannabis revenues jumped 11% in August, according to the latest numbers released by the state. Cannabis consumers spent over $33 million on recreational marijuana and $32.2 million on medical cannabis during the month. That’s up from $29.7 million and $28.9 million, respectively, in July – which also ranks as the first month...

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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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MMJ Update:  TBI & Cancer
Oct14

MMJ Update: TBI & Cancer

When science finally confirms that cannabis is the medical miracle acknowledged now only in anecdote, how will that affect our view of eighty years of cannabis prohibition?  Maybe, along with feeling stupid, we can apply what we've learned in the future.  Just sayin'.  We have two mmj reports -- one on TBI -- traumatic brain injury and the other on cancer.  Spoiler:  cannabis is helping both.   UCLA Medical Center investigators...

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