Abdul Qadir Siddiqui

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Medical cannabis: What you really need to know

<i>UPDATE: The UK’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has recommended that doctors should be allowed to prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal</i> …

Cannabis

The human side of Southeast Asia’s criminal underbelly exposed in non-fiction page-turner Hello, Shadowlands | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<b>Hello, Shadowlands</b> <i><br>by Patrick Winn</i><br>Icon<p>★★★★★<p>Non-fiction books about organised crime have a particularly loyal band of readers. With a few exceptions …

Asia

Renewable Energy Won't Succeed Without This -- and Utilities Are Already Preparing

American electric utilities invested an estimated $7 billion in the trend in 2016. That's a 375% surge from a decade ago -- and it could just be …

Renewable Energy

These 20 States Haven't Legalized Medical Marijuana, but That May Soon Change

Ninety-three percent of Americans want to see medical marijuana legalized, according to an April survey.<p>The legal cannabis industry is budding before …

Cannabis

How Household Geothermal Energy Systems Work

Google's Dandelion Air offers absurdly affordable, zero-emissions heating and cooling (in certain areas, for now)<p>Like a day at the beach, the …

Geothermal Energy

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

Long-term use of cannabis impairs memory, conclude researchers

Long-term use of cannabis or medication derived from the drug impairs memory, conclude researchers<p><b>Trials on mice showed those exposed to cannabinoids</b> …

Cannabis

Lebanese farmer: Growing cannabis should be legal

The Lebanese government is considering legalising cannabis for medical purposes.<p>A farmer explains why he thinks this could "benefit everyone".

Cannabis

Scientists Discovered a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds Hidden Deep Within the Earth

"Diamond is not a particularly rare mineral."<p>Adorning an ear or encircling a finger, a natural diamond is synonymous with luxury. The average cost of …

Earth Science

This device lets you grow weed while literally doing nothing

Ever wanted to grow some of that sweet devil’s lettuce in your own home? Well, thanks to Cloudponics’ GroBox, you can start cultivating your own crop while barely lifting a finger.<p>The GroBox is the first fully-automated, uh, grow box on the market. According to Cloudponics, at least. This is one of …

Laundry Rooms

The multi-headed hydra that is the Afghanistan drug trade

Since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, every party to the conflict has claimed a stake in the narcotics industry.<p>HERAT, AFGHANISTAN — …

Afghanistan

People Really Do Have A Marijuana "Jay-Dar," New Study Finds

Legalizing Marijuana Doesn’t Lead To Higher Youth Use, New Study Shows<p>Published<p>2 days ago<p>on<p>July 13, 2018<p>Yes, states with legal marijuana have …

Cannabis

How Israel, in Dark of Night, Torched Its Way to Iran’s Nuclear Secrets

TEL AVIV — The Mossad agents moving in on a warehouse in a drab commercial district of Tehran knew exactly how much time they had to disable the alarms, break through two doors, cut through dozens of giant safes and get out of the city with a half-ton of secret materials: six hours and 29 …

Nuclear Energy

Techies leave the likes of Apple and Amazon for greener pastures in the cannabis industry

Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have all suffered black eyes in the media as reports each were individually involved in dubious government projects have unfolded. If you’re a tech worker who is embarrassed to be seen in such amoral company, we’ve got a suggestion: consider selling weed instead.<p>When …

Cannabis

There’s a sea change coming for the $1 billion marijuana-based industry you’ve never heard of — here are some of the most popular products

A small but blossoming corner of the marijuana industry is set for a boom.<p>The compound in marijuana that's been linked to a range of potential health benefits — but doesn't cause a high — is increasingly popping up in everything from beverages to salves, oils, balms, and even dog treats. It's …

Cannabis

Nawaz Sharif's choice of prison over exile has made him a defiant icon over Pak generals

<b>Sharif’s imprisonment will not end his political career and will outlast the retirement of generals and colonels who plotted his downfall.</b><p>Nawaz …

Pakistan

Bad News for Anyone Who Thinks Vaping Will Help Them Quit Smoking

This study shows how unhelpful e-cigs can be.<p>We all know the kinds of people who vape to look cool, but you probably know just as many others — if …

Public Health

Mexico Could Make History By Treating CBD Like A Supplement, As It Should Be

As Mexico transitions to a federal medical marijuana program, lawmakers’ leeway toward cannabidiol (CBD) could help the so-called “miracle” compound become as common and low-drama as vitamins and minerals.<p>Last year, Mexico drew international attention when its government moved to legalize medicinal …

Cannabis

6 Shocking Ways Weed Can Affect Your Brain

Most people know that smoking marijuana can make you feel spaced out or trigger the need for some munchies, but it also can have some other, lesser …

The Brain

Long-term fears over supply of CO2 throughout Europe

The CO2 shortage that forced supermarkets to ration fizzy drink sales and threatened World Cup beer supplies could become a “longer-term” problem as “fragile” supply arrangements struggle to cope in outages.<p>A dearth of investment in the European sector could leave the UK exposed to future …

Natural Gas

The secret story of how America lost the drug war with the Taliban

A high-stakes plan to indict Afghan drug lords and insurgency leaders on criminal conspiracy charges ran afoul of the Obama team. Five years later, it remains buried under Trump.<p>As Afghanistan edged ever closer to becoming a narco-state five years ago, a team of veteran U.S. officials in Kabul …

Afghanistan

Amazon’s best-selling air fryer cooks up crispy food without clogging your arteries

If you’re looking to spice things up in your kitchen, there’s no better way to do it than with a Cozyna SAF-32 Digital Air Fryer. This 3.7-quart air …

Cooking

Major study finds 'no evidence' that cannabis relieves chronic pain

A large study stretching over a 4-year period challenges popular beliefs, as it finds "no evidence" that cannabis use improves the symptoms of …

Pain

The Rejection of This Marijuana Petition by the FDA Could Be a Bigger Deal Than You Realize

Suddenly, rescheduling cannabis doesn't seem like such a terrible idea.<p>In just a few months, the legal cannabis industry will be turned on its head. …

Cannabis

Synthetic Diamonds Lead Princeton Team to Quantum Computing Breakthrough

Natural diamonds didn't work, so they made their own from scratch.<p>Storing quantum bits of information, or qubits, is a lot harder than storing …

Quantum Physics

Cannabis is beneficial for some conditions, Chief Medical Officer concludes

Cannabis moved a step closer to being legalised for medicinal use after the Chief Medical Officer concluded there was ‘conclusive evidence’ it was beneficial for some conditions.<p>Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer for England, said it was now difficult to defend the retention of cannabis …

Cannabis

What Is CBD? What to Know Now About This Cannabis Product

Cannabidiol, commonly called CBD, holds the promise of relieving a long list of ailments, from pain to epilepsy to multiple sclerosis. While this …

Cannabis

The Biggest Irony Behind Recreational Marijuana's Legalization in Canada

Hint: It's not all about dried cannabis.<p>In 108 more days, Canada will make history. According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and following the …

Cannabis

Is the Canon Pixma G4210 the Solution to Your Printer Ink Woes?

The Canon Pixma G4210 is not your ordinary inkjet printer. It's the fulfillment of a 3-year-old promise.<p>When introduced in 2015, supertank printers …

Printing

Psychedelic Brew Made From Amazonian Plants May Ease Depression

Even for those with difficult-to-treat depression.<p>“Leon” is a young Brazilian man who has long struggled with depression. He keeps an anonymous blog, …

Depression