Amy Duncan

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The Case for Letting Fevers Run Their Course

Numerous studies over the past few years have shown that taking fever reducers hurts your body’s ability to recover from an illness.<p>Fever isn’t an …

First-ever Israeli inhaler transforming marijuana into prescribed doses

Syqe Medical develops only known metered-dose cannabis or plant-material inhaler.<p>><br>• ><p>CEO of Syqe Medical, Israel's leading medical marijuana firm, …

Inside the Best Pot Party in California

I knew the edibles were kicking in when I felt the mountain move.<p>“Can you feel the ground pushing back up against your legs?” the woman guiding us …

How Cannabis Is Fueling a New Fitness Movement

Recreational marijuana use has now been legal in California for six months and counting. On the surface, you’d never know that anything has changed. Since the passing of Prop. 64 in November, there have not been red-eyed, burnout bohemians strewn across the lawns of Griffith Park, nor masses of …

New Results Show Low Daily Doses of Cannabis Could Actually Improve Memory

But too bad if you're young.<p>Daily low doses of cannabis have been shown to improve learning and memory performance in old mice, seemingly restoring …

Inside the high-tech labs that make sure your legal marijuana is safe

The interplay between marijuana and technology is a story that’s been told a million times, but for some reason, everyone always leaves out the …

Pop-Up L.A. Chef Sees Green in Weed Cuisine

The most common questions customers ask: ‘How high will this meal make me?’<p>Many entrepreneurs in the legal cannabis space have meandering, almost …

Del Mar Fairgrounds to host huge cannabis festival

Where the turf meets the surf meets a toke?<p>The Del Mar Fairgrounds has inked a contract for its first-ever cannabis festival — and the largest by far …

The Dope on Denver’s Cannabis Spa Scene

Last year, I visited Denver, Colorado, to investigate the latest in legal weed wellness — specifically, cannabis-infused beauty treatments and the Denver Cannabis Spa scene. I met marijuana-enthused shamans, aestheticians, and massage therapists, and I had two massages using oil with CBD, a …

A quarter of US beer drinkers have switched to marijuana, or would if it was legal

American presidents and poets have long expressed their love of beer. Abraham Lincoln said he firmly believed the people could be depended upon in any national crisis, as long as they were given “the facts and beer.” Edgar Allen Poe wrote an ode to the stuff, and Charles Bukowski called brew his …

Cannabis

Women Break The Grass Ceiling In The Cannabis Industry

Female cannabis executives are making history as they forge ahead and create new businesses. It seems only fitting that women would find the cannabis industry more receptive to their business endeavors since it’s the female plant that is most desirable to smokers.<p>Women make up roughly 36% of the …

The Hermès of Marijuana

Recreational cannabis may be legal in California, but buying the actual stuff still makes Scott Campbell, a celebrity tattoo artist and fine artist, feel like a class-cutting teenage stoner.<p>“You go in to buy weed, and it’s like visiting your parole officer,” said Mr. Campbell, who lives in Los …

Can Pot Make You More Creative?

For one of the first times in my long writing career, I’m crippled by writer’s block. I’m sitting in a dimly lit attic space in Denver, taking part …

Protecting Cannabis Brand Names

<b>By Oliver Herzfeld and Jared Mermelstein</b><p>Marijuana’s classification as an illegal substance makes brand protection under trademark law problematic and uncertain. But it is not impossible for cannabis companies to protect their brands. It just takes some creative problem-solving!<p>As a growing number …

I Tried the Weed Chocolate That's Supposed to Make You Super Horny and GIRL, It Worked

This was next-level howling at the moon-type magic.<p>If there are three things in life that I treasure, they're chocolate, weed, and sex. What can I say? Given that marijuana is legal where I live, I'm basically a horny, stoned Cathy cartoon. ACK! If you threw in Netflix and a vibrator, you could …

A Quarter of American Beer Drinkers Say They’re Switching to Pot

About 24.6 million Americans legally purchased pot in the U.S. last year.<p>As legalization of marijuana grows throughout the United States, so does its …

This Is Why Patrick Stewart Uses Cannabis Products Every Day

Marijuana has plenty of reported uses, but this might be the best one yet.<p><i>Star Trek</i> legend Patrick Stewart issued a statement to various media …

Patrick Stewart reveals he uses medical marijuana every day

On "Star Trek: The Next Generation," Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his crew had the benefit of all kinds of futuristic innovations, including medications. But in the real world, Stewart has turned to medical marijuana.<p>To ease his arthritis pain, Stewart, 76, uses marijuana spray, ointment …

This Was California's Favorite Marijuana Strain In 2016

Like a favorite coffee roast or a go-to Chipotle order, every cannabis connoisseur has her favorite weed strain. But, as revealed by a new survey, …

This Weed Strain Was Designed Specifically To Make You Orgasm

One night, pot enthusiast Karyn Wagner smoked up with her partner before having what she later described as the best sex she’d ever had. …

World’s First Cannabis Gym Wants to Get You High and Pumped

Weed and fitness apparently go well together, and the Power Plant Fitness gym, in San Francisco, wants to prove that once and for all by allowing …

Cannabis

Company in tainted cannabis scare shuffles top staff

A federally licensed medical marijuana company caught in the fallout from a recent tainted cannabis scare has shuffled its senior management ranks, naming a new chief executive officer.<p>Organigram Inc., which was discovered selling products containing a banned pesticide that produces hydrogen …

8 Weed Subscription Boxes To Bring A Little Extra Chill Into Your Life

The only thing more fun than getting a package full of surprise goodies in the mail is getting a package full of surprise <i>weed goodies</i> in the mail. …

The 'Tesla of cannabis' is opening a massive, custom-built marijuana greenhouse

A marijuana cultivator that's been called the "Tesla of cannabis" is bringing the industry out of the darkness and into the light — literally.<p>Tantalus Labs, which could start selling product as early as 2018, has wrapped construction on a state-of-the-art cultivation site designed to give marijuana …

British Columbia

U.S. doctor says Canada is playing down risks of pesticide tainted-pot

A top U.S. toxicologist is questioning Canada's response to a tainted-cannabis problem in the medical-marijuana sector, saying patients aren't being given accurate information on the risks associated with a banned pesticide thousands of people may have consumed.<p>Warren Porter, a specialist in …

Financial Secrets From A 20-Something Blogger Who Makes $100K Per Month

We’ve all seen the scam emails, tweets, and comments. “I make $7000 dollars a week working from home! Find out how!!!” Or some variation thereof. If you believe that, I always think, then I have a Nigerian prince I’d love to introduce you to.<p>Which is why, when I heard Michelle Schroeder-Gardner’s …

The One Email Every Founder Should Know How To Write To Investors

You have to keep your investors in the loop, even when you aren’t fundraising. Here’s how.<p>So you raised your first round of funding. Good for you! Seriously, it takes a tremendous amount of work to close a round, so you should feel great about that. But regardless of the size of your round or the …

Medicine's Secret Weapon Against Brain Cancer Is Weed

Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of cancer that attacks the brain. It is, for now, an extremely difficult disease to overcome — most people live …

How to Write a Subject Line That Will Get Your Email Read

How to get your email noticed<p>How many emails do you get in your inbox daily? Hundreds. The amount of emails received daily can be staggering. In fact, that's why some marketers have chosen to revert back to hard mailers where there's less competition for eyeballs (when done right). While it may …

6 Local, High-CBD Cannabis Topicals to Melt Your Worries Away

Theramu Medicated CBD oil and sublingual elixir<p>Courtesy Theramu<p><b>Theramu</b><p>Formed to ensure that the same relief can be provided in states where THC …