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Exploring one’s own consciousness – Cannabis rights

Have you ever wondered where an idea comes from? How your imagination can dream up a plethora of crazy and wild ideas seemingly from ‘nowhere’. The origin of thought has stumped philosophers, scientists and intellectuals for centuries and while we can all assume no one will ever know the origin of...

Marijuana Use Linked To Lower Diabetes Risks

Studies have shown that marijuana users are no more likely to deal with weight issues than non-smokers. In fact, researchers found that marijuana may have properties which can work to control blood sugar, helping diabetics keep their condition in check. In a recent may 15th study conducted by the American...

Obama’s Cowardly Non-Stand On Marijuana

I wrote the other day that support for the legalization of marijuana is higher than support for Barack Obama with nearly half of all adult Americans in favor of ending the criminal penalties for personal use that further overcrowd our prisons. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Shortly after taking...

Marijuana Study: Scientists Discover Why Pot Affects Memory

It is common knowledge among marijuana smokers that the herb has a noticeable effect on short-term memory and generally leaves users in a very slight cognitive fog, which many find enjoyable. Now, a team of UK scientists from the University of Bristol have conducted tests and developed a theory for the cause...

Connecticut Marijuana Scientist Develops Pot DNA Database

A forensic scientist from the University of New Haven is working to set up database of marijuana DNA which will allow the precise tracking of any Connecticut marijuana to its point of origin. In addition to the database, professor Heather Coyle has also invented a new collection method for marijuana...

LA Dispensaries Actually Reduce Local Crime Rates

As efforts to shut down dispensaries and disfranchise patients are on the rise across the nation, an all too common piece of political and law enforcement “reasoning” states that dispensaries somehow generate or foster crime in their neighborhoods. Such declarations rightly infuriate the people...

Dutch Marijuana Study Shows the Gateway Theory is a Lie

Marijuana opponents love to trot out the old gateway theory myth, that marijuana leads to harder drug use, when talking about cannabis legalization as if it was some unquestionable truism. When the counter-argument is made that there is no actual research to support this, they will often claim that a...

Marijuana Fights Microbes Better Than Most Modern Medicine

An anti-microbial is a substance that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, or protozoans. Anti-microbial drugs either kill microbes (microbiocidal) or prevent the growth of microbes (microbiostatic). Antimicrobials come in four major categories anti-biotic, antiviral,...

Could Marijuana Have Saved Amy Winehouse?

While the cause of death of Amy Winehouse is still a mystery, her family speculated that alcohol withdrawal was to blame for her early and tragic death at age 27. The formal cause of death remains unknown and won’t be released until October. But if alcohol withdrawal truly is to blame, a new study suggests...

Anti-Cancer Cannabinoid CBD is Getting Closer to Market

Medical Marijuana Inc. just announced that studies it conducted have proven Cannabidiol (CBD) is possibly an Anti-Tumor and Anti-Cancer agent. Another announcement a few days later talked about CBD being an effective way to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Medical Marijuana Inc. along with recently merged...

Cannabis Cures… Obesity?

Contrary to the stigma of pot smokers being fat and lazy, driven to chow down on Doritos and Milk Duds by the ever-so-common “munchies” effect of cannabis, new studies show that pot smokers are less likely to be obese than non-smokers. The cannabis study was published in the American Journal of...

DEA Protects Its Marijuana Research Monopoly

Given the usual political rhetoric, it is perhaps not widely known that the US government grows marijuana dedicated to research. Currently the power to determine who can grow the plant rests with the national Drug Enforcement Agency. Over the last 10 years, a professor from the University of Amherst has been...

Marijuana Research: The Amazing THCV Cannabinoid

Recently I had an interview with Subcool from TGA Genetics. During this interview he had mention the therapeutic potential of a cannabinoid known as Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabivarin or more commonly known as THCV. As this is a lesser known cannabinoid that not many people have heard of I decided it’s time to...

There is Nothing New About Marijuana Treating Cancer

Long before the worldwide demonization of marijuana by the cabal of Harry Anslinger, William Randolph Hearst, and DuPont petrochemicals the virtues of cannabis had already been established. Cannabis even found its way into the vintage doctor’s medicine bags that are valuable antiques today. One often...

Uncovering the Secret Stash of Marijuana DNA

Possibly the most auspicious scientific breakthrough in cannabis history was made Wednesday. The DNA of the cannabis plant has now been fully sequenced, thanks to a small startup run from a nondescript house in the town of Marblehead, Massachusetts. The modest company has made progress that could have so...

Poll: Americans Want Weed Legalized

The verdict is in: The majority of Americans want to legalize marijuana. As if we didn’t know that already, but now a new Angus Reid public opinion poll proves it. The study, conducted from August 4-5, shows that the majority of Americans want to legalize weed. But they show little support in legalization...

Study: Children Caught in the Crossfire of the War on Drugs

“We must think of the children” is an oft-heard cliché touted by anti-drug advocates. It has come to represent a frustrating ideology, used as a catch-all argument against progressive ideals. It is encouraging, then, to see studies suggesting the platitude may be decidedly false. A Canadian...

Marijuana Alleviates Cocaine Addiction Says New Study

(via MarijuanaDoctors.com) It’s long been common knowledge that marijuana is effective for fighting drug addictions, despite erroneous claims that marijuana itself is addictive. And Time magazine reports that a new study actually proves the effectiveness of cannabis and addiction, and may pave the way...

Marijuana Study: No Long Term Cognitive Damage

A new study published in the journal Addiction shows that contrary to popular belief, even among many advocates, marijuana does not appear to cause any long-term cognitive impairment. The research followed almost 2,000 Australian adults aged 20 to 24for eight years as part of a project on community...

Is THC Killing Cannabis Choices in the U.S.?

With marijuana historically being sought after for its intoxicating effects, the majority of marijuana strains in North America are high in THC. That’s because THC is the most psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, and growers are geared towards generating THC-rich strains. According to Jahan Marcu,...

Who’s Rocking the Vote for Cannabis? 420Petition State-by-State Tallies

At 420Petition, we’re on a mission to gather an unbiased survey of people’s true feelings on marijuana – and to let the people vote in true democratic style. We want to know what people in every single state think about the current status of cannabis in this country. Want it legalized for...

Medical Marijuana Makes States Safer

Pro-prohibitionists will claim that medical marijuana laws create a loophole for “the children” to get ahold of cannabis. They claim that cannabis is a dangerous substance and that it contributes to community crime. But a hard look at the statistics is sobering for those that are against marijuana....