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The biggest laundry mistake you're probably making

I know. You love how your laundry smells and feels after you use fabric softener or dryer sheets. I totally understand.<p>The problem is, they're not that great for your clothing, towels or dryer. Here's why you should rethink your washing and drying routine.<p>Why dryer sheets are a bad idea<p>Dryer sheets …

Cleaning

Baked Falafel With Mint-Tahini Dressing [Vegan]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Recipes

Pot lore: The true story of 420 told by the stoners who invented it

RENO — The true history of "420" — the global code for marijuana — started with a treasure map, five teenage boys, a rogue Coast Guardsman and a lucky connection with the Grateful Dead. And, of course, some bud.<p>Canna-sseurs worldwide have been celebrating April 20 (April 20 equals 420 in date …

Cannabis

‘We should see if it works’: Lawmakers want Veterans Affairs to study whether pot is safer than painkillers

By Emily Wax-Thibodeaux<p>, Staff writer<p>A bipartisan measure introduced this week in the House would authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to research whether marijuana is a viable substitute for highly addictive opioids in treating former military personnel suffering from post-<br>traumatic stress …

Cannabis

Youngs don’t have to worry about smoking too much weed

A meta-review shows there are no long-term cognitive effects from using marijuana.<p>Marijuana causes brain cells to die, concluded a Tulane researcher …

The History of 420: How April 20 Became the Haziest Day of the Year

As almost everyone who attended college between the mid-1990s and the current day can tell you, there is a strong association between the number 420 …

I Drank Fire Cider for a Week, and I Don’t Need Coffee Anymore

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as the remedy for everything from dull skin to dandruff, so it’s not surprising that fire cider, an apple cider vinegar drinking tonic, has been catching on too. Fire vinegar, as it’s also known, is not unlike a shrub (a fruity, vinegary syrup you mix with water …

The racist origins of marijuana prohibition

The legal status of cannabis has been in question in the U.S. since people starting regularly smoking it in the early 1900s. The debate continues today, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions taking a firm stance against legalization and insisting that federal prohibition laws be enforced, even where …

Cannabis

How Gut Health and Depression Could Be Connected

The Connection Between Gut Health and Depression<p>Got the blues? Your gut bacteria could be to blame.<p>November 29, 2017<p>In the world of medicine and …

How to grow cannabis? With modern science and technology

In Canada and around the world, legal cannabis producers face many challenges: Varying government regulations, high security requirements and a lack …

More people were arrested last year over pot than for murder, rape, aggravated assault and robbery — combined

By Christopher Ingraham<p>Reporter<p>In 2016 more people were arrested for marijuana possession than for all crimes the FBI classifies as violent, according to 2016 crime data released by the agency on Monday.<p>Marijuana possession arrests edged up slightly in 2016, a year in which voters in four states …

Cannabis

Wow! 92% of Patients Prefer Medical Marijuana to Opioids, New Survey Shows

Favorability toward medical weed is growing, but don't expect the federal government to change its stance anytime soon.<p>The marijuana industry has …

Dr. Andrew Weil Says We’re Taking Too Many Medicines

Dr. Andrew Weil, still sporting his trademark white whiskers at age 75, says that we are taking too many medications. Dr. Weil is perhaps best known for popularizing the concept of integrative medicine, which melds traditional medicine with “alternative” healing techniques.<p>In his new book, “Mind …

Pharma

Medical Marijuana: How Six Senators Are Leading Fight for Federally Legal Weed

The United States Senate is an intentionally slow moving body when it comes to passing laws, but the nation’s upper legislative chamber is even …

A billion-dollar industry, a racist legacy: being black and growing pot in America

What does it take to succeed as a young black entrepreneur in a sector largely dominated by white men seen as daring trailblazers?<p>Three years ago, Jesce Horton, a former engineer in his early 30s, quit his corporate job to set up his own small, family-owned cannabis cultivation business in …

Montel Williams reveals how smoking marijuana every day for 17 years changed his life

"I have dexterity problems. I can't roll a joint to save my life," Williams told Business Insider. He prefers vaporizing more concentrated forms of the drug.<p>Williams, who is also a retired Navy officer, has multiple sclerosis, a disease that causes his immune system to attack the insulation around …

Cannabis

South America’s most underrated city?

It has more restaurants listed in the San Pellegrino World 50 list than any city outside of Tokyo – and that includes Paris, London, and New York.<p>With most tourists dashing through Lima on their way to see Peru’s famous Machu Picchu ruins, the country’s capital has long flown under the radar as a …

South America

Studies: One Dose of "Psilocybin" from Magic Mushrooms Relieves Depression and Anxiety in 80% of Cancer Patients

The largest studies to date, by arguably the most respected institutions up to this point, show that <b>psilocybin</b>, a compound within "magic mushrooms", …

Magic Mushrooms

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As More States Consider Legalizing, Questions About Pot And The Brain

Five states are voting this fall on whether marijuana should be legal, like alcohol, for recreational use. That has sparked questions about what we know — and don't know — about marijuana's effect on the brain.<p>Research is scarce. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency classifies marijuana as a Schedule I …

The DEA Is Rushing To Criminalize Another Herb, And Congress Is Silent

If the war on drugs is a failure, why are lawmakers sitting idly as the DEA launches a ban on kratom?<p>Nearly half a century into the war on drugs, Americans and their congressional representatives finally seem comfortable challenging the nation’s long-standing enforcement-first drug policy.<p>Except …

Cannabis

College High: Students Are Using More Marijuana, Fewer Opioids

High school students and young adults are much less likely to use illicit drugs than their parents, according to data released Thursday. And compared to baby boomers, young adults today look like outright angels. Except for their acceptance of marijuana, that is.<p>This report comes from a running, …

A Deeper Look at How and Why NFL Players Use Marijuana

<i>Weediquette</i> host Krishna Andavolu expands on the themes of this week's episode.<p><i>Last night's episode of</i> Weediquette <i>looked at how NFL players use marijuana to potentially treat and prevent CTE-related injuries.</i> Weediquette <i>host Krishna Andavolu talked to us about his experience making the</i> …

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Marijuana’s potential health benefits are being obscured by the US government’s ineptitude

On April 17, Pennsylvania became the latest state to pass medical marijuana legislation, which will take effect this month. And recently Ohio’s House of Representatives has passed a plan to permit medical marijuana in the state.<p>Research suggests that marijuana—or more specifially compounds in …

Cannabis

We saw magic mushrooms lift long-term depression. It’s time for a change of perception | Amanda Feilding

After 50 years in the wilderness, psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin, found in mushrooms, deserve to be examined for their potential in treating illness such as depression<p>Those of us who have never felt depression will certainly know people who have, and will have shared with them that impatient …

The Entourage Effect: Whole-Plant Cannabis Medicine

For years now Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been the most popular and widely researched cannabinoid in cannabis science. However, nowadays it …

Exposed: The Full Story Behind Why Marijuana Is Illegal

The other day our team got together and discussed the censorship of medical marijuana knowledge. Despite the multitude of studies supporting the …

Medical Marijuana Under The MMPR: A New Crop Of Legal Considerations - Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences - Canada

Medical marijuana has been making headlines in Canada after sweeping changes to regulations created a new market for commercial marijuana production. …