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Cannabinoids and chemotherapy in combination kill cancer cells

A new study confirms that cannabinoids, which are a class of active chemicals in cannabis, can successfully kill leukemia cells. They also find that …

Cancer

Israel gives green light to decriminalise marijuana use

The Israeli government voted on Sunday in favour of decriminalising recreational marijuana use, joining some US states and European countries which have adopted a similar approach.<p>"On the one hand we are opening ourselves up to the future. On the other hand, we understand the dangers and will try …

The Science Behind Purple Kush, and the Colors of Cannabis

Let us take you through the rainbow of cannabis colors.<p>Before cannabinoid testing and genetic profiling of the cannabis plant, consumers would judge a batch of weed based on its smell, taste, and color. In fact, a whopping 93 percent of buyers make a purchasing choice contingent on the color and …

Cannabis

Has marijuana actually got stronger since the 80s? Here's what the science says

Estimates on just how much stronger vary, however, since marijuana is a tricky thing to measure. Its status as a Schedule I drug, and its incredible variability in potency based on where it's grown and how it's ingested make it difficult to pinpoint its strength over time.<p>Andy LaFrate, president …

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Oregon collects millions in marijuana-related taxes

Oregon has processed $25.5 million in tax payments from recreational marijuana from January through the end of July.<p>The state's Department of Revenue says medical marijuana dispensaries were required to file their second-quarter returns for recreational marijuana by Aug. 1.<p>Oregonians legalized …

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Here's The Real Difference Between Sativa & Indica Pot Strains

<i>This article was originally published on May 27, 2015.</i><p>Now that pot legislation is making its way across the country, it's time for a refresher on the …

San Francisco’s last gun store converting to pot shop

San Francisco’s last gun store has closed for good and is in the planning stages of becoming a medical marijuana dispensary. High Bridge Arms in the liberal city’s red-hot Bernal Heights neighborhood closed in October 2015, and new tenants hope to re-open it as the “High Bridge” pot shop by this …

The Etiquette of Smoking Pot

<i>How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High</i>, a new book by former High Times Editor and VICE weed expert David Bienenstock, takes a look at the current state of the burgeoning marijuana market with advice on how to smoke pot properly, get a job in the weed industry and adjust to …

Long-Term Pot Smoking Doesn’t Seem to Harm Health: Study

Even after years of heavy use, marijuana doesn’t seem to have much of an impact on the physical health of the body.<p>So finds a recent study published …

What It's Like to Smoke Pot Every Day for 50 Years

Catherine Hiller opens up about her lifelong love affair with weed.<p>Catherine Hiller, 68, is a stoner. She's a mother of three boys, author of six books, and has been lighting up for nearly half a century. She's never hidden her habit—except from her kids when they we younger, and maybe some …

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Dravet syndrome: Cannabis-based drug Epidiolex effective at reducing seizures in children

A cannabis-based drug has been shown to be effective at reducing seizures in children suffering from Dravet syndrome, a very severe and rare form of …

Medical Marijuana

U.S. firms target investment in Israeli cannabis R&D

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Already a pioneer in high-tech and cutting-edge agriculture, Israel is starting to attract American companies looking to bring medical marijuana know-how to a booming market back home.<p>Since 2014, U.S. firms have invested about $50 million in licensing Israeli medical marijuana …

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Can Marijuana Save Your Skin—And Your Sex Life? Inside the New Topical Cannabis Phenomenon

As state laws allowing the use of marijuana—medical or otherwise—continue to relax like the crowd at a Phish show, places like Colorado, Washington, and California are turning out products unlike anything the world has seen before. Vape pens that double as design objects? They exist, even if you …

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Cannabis helps my epileptic son. If only we had known sooner

Vital research on the medical benefits of marijuana has been obstructed by policies based on moral panic. Government needs to get out of the way of science<p>In fall 2012, when other parents were trading stories about the difficulties of balancing homework with little league practice and swimming …

47% of British public support the legalisation of cannabis

A new survey released on Saturday has shown that 47% of the UK public now support the legalisation of cannabis sold through licensed retailers. Of …

Cannabis

Victoria becomes the first Australian state to legalize medical cannabis

Patients in "exceptional circumstances" in the Australian state of Victoria will soon be able to access medical cannabis, thanks to a bill passed …

The Guardian view on cannabis and psychosis: how do we protect teenagers?

The call for a public health campaign around the dangers of teenage cannabis use should be heard<p>Drugs policy in the UK is not actually made in smoke-filled rooms but it might as well be. The mixture of befuddled optimism with a lack of urgency that characterises official thinking about cannabis has …

US Cannabis Cup 2016: winners

As 4/20 approaches, <i>High Times</i> has once again awarded the best pot products in the land at this year’s U.S. Cannabis Cup.<p>Originally scheduled for a weekend in Denver, the massive annual event moved west for the weekend to California’s National Orange Show fairgrounds in San Bernardino, after …

420: The Relationship Between Cannabis and Exercise

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6 cannabis products that claim to ease menstrual pain

Cannabis has yet to be approved by the FDA as medicinal treatment, but within the pro-legalization movement the drug has a reputation for being a …

Germany relaxes rules on using cannabis for medical purposes

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government gave the go-ahead on Wednesday to relax rules on cannabis use by the seriously ill from early next year if they have no other treatment options.<p>Dried cannabis flowers and cannabis extracts will be available in pharmacies on prescription and the public health …

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Britons want cannabis to be legalised – change is inevitable, says ex-minister

Lib Dem’s Norman Lamb urges MPs to pass the bill to create a regulated market for the drug<p>Parliament will be failing in its duty to reflect the will of the people if it continues to resist calls to introduce a regulated cannabis market, a former coalition minister has warned.<p>A 10-minute rule bill …

Nasdaq Won't List This Cannabis Social Network on Its Exchange

Denver-based MassRoots connects cannabis users, activists and business people.<p>Stock exchange operator Nasdaq has rejected a listing application by …

Photos from Amsterdam's Cannabis Liberation Festival

Dutch photographer Maarten Delobel spent the past weekend amongst the red-eyed crowds in Amsterdam's Flevopark.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Netherlands.</i><p>This past Sunday, the Cannabis Liberation Festival took place in Amsterdam's Flevopark. The festival, which has been running for eight …

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What the Cannabis Industry Thinks About Microsoft Joining the Party

It's a big week for the legal cannabis industry. Hundreds of marijuana business, manufacturing, media, technology, and product companies descended upon the Javits Center in New York City this week for Cannabis World Congress. At the same time, Microsoft is entering the space, partnering with …

Cannabis

Cannabis users who put tobacco in joints 'more likely to be addicted'

UK researchers found people who did not mix the drug with tobacco were far more motivated to quit<p>Cannabis smokers who mix tobacco in their joints are more likely to have symptoms of dependence, according to research that suggests encouraging them to smoke it on its own to reduce harm.<p>In the first …

Teens Aren't Smoking Weed Even Though It's Legal, Study Says

The study tested 17,000 teenagers across the state of Colorado and found that the rate of teenagers who smoke weed has remained relatively the same since it was legalized two years ago.<p>Legal weed has been generally pretty positive for Colorado. It's given the state extra revenue to pretty up its …

Cannabis

Brilliant Music Video Shows Why Weed Should Be Legal

Yes we cannabis!<p>Barack Obama has roughly six months left in office. Will he end the country's war on marijuana before the clock runs out?<p>Probably not.<p>But rapper Prince Ea isn't ready to stop trying. In his latest video, he's created a 10-minute magnum opus on why America's war on this Schedule I …

Weed Might Be Able to Block the Onset of Alzheimer's

If you're regularly exercising and smoking pot, you're already taking the right steps to ward off the disease.<p>These days we know at least a little bit about how medical marijuana can help patients with stuff like anxiety, cancer, rare seizure disorders, and PTSD. Now, <i>Science Daily reports</i> that …

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Jamaica Wants To Use Airport Kiosks To Make Your Weed Buying Easier

Plenty of people visit Jamaica every year and never leave the resort they’re staying in. Now, the new kiosks being considered by Jamaican officials might make it so visitors barely have to leave the airport. The Caribbean nation is considering installing kiosks that would allow travelers to obtain …

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