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Ka-Ching! Here's How Much Marijuana Colorado Sold Last Year

Chalk up another year of double-digit legal weed sales growth for the Rocky Mountain state -- but don't get too excited.<p>The marijuana industry is …

How To Make Hash: The OG Concentrate

Hash comes from the word hashish which means “grass” in Arabic. It is a concentrated form of cannabis that has been around for a long time. Indians …

A startup that makes cannabis oil for vaping wants to be America's first $1 billion 'marijuana unicorn'

Cura Cannabis Solutions, a startup that makes marijuana oil for vape cartridges, wants to be the first US company in the cannabis industry to achieve elusive "unicorn" status with a billion dollar valuation.<p>"We've had a lot of nicknames. 'Unicorn' is definitely a new one," said Cura president and …

Cannabis

Dave Meets World: A Teenage Rapper Steps into the Light

The 18-year-old South Londoner counts Drake as a fan and has been earmarked to spearhead the new generation of UK rap. But does he want it all?<p>Dave left the stage to applause. Then the spotlights flickered into life and the 200 or so fans, sweating and smiling in the attic of the Camden Assembly, …

Manchester United FC

Have You Ever Tried Investing... in Weed

It's a relatively new market jam-packed with pitfalls and rewards.<p>According to a study coordinated by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in 2015, nearly 10 percent of Americans had smoked marijuana at least once in the past year. That accounts for 30-plus million people, which …

Cannabis

Footballer retires after losing finger in freak training accident

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT! This 36-year-old has been forced to hang up his boots after the injury, with doctors unable to reattach his appendage<p>Injuries go hand-in-hand with football, but it's rare that an injury will be so severe that it leaves you minus finger.<p>But that's exactly what happened to …

Soccer

Hell in “Dark Prison”: New forms of torture at CIA black site revealed

Interviews conducted by Human Rights Watch detail the extreme abuse detainees endured at the CIA black site Cobalt<p>Previously undisclosed methods of torture used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency have been revealed in a new report by Human Rights Watch.<p>Two Tunisian men detained without charge …

National Security

What would happen if gonorrhea became an untreatable 'super STI'?

If the most commonly used antibiotics could no longer treat gonorrhoea it could cause a spike in hospitalisation, infertility, HIV, and sepsis in the …

Medicine

Russia Gave France A Puppy To Show Solidarity After The Paris Attacks

The dog is intended to take the place of Diesel, a police dog who died in a raid in Paris after the attacks.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>"The puppy will be given to France in solidarity with the French people and the police in the fight against terrorism," a note posted on the Russian Interior …

Two months after Oregon legalization, pot saturation sends profits up in smoke

After the state’s legalization of recreational cannabis, over-saturation and shaky business plans mean that for some dispensaries business is not booming<p>Along North-east Sandy Boulevard in Portland, Oregon, there’s a stretch known as the “Green Mile”. Here, medical marijuana dispensaries are …

Cannabis

Generation meds: the US children who grow up on prescription drugs

Millions of US children are on medication for behavioural problems and depression – but what are the long-term effects? Photographer Baptiste Lignel followed six boys and girls to find out. Introduction by Sarah Boseley<p>In America, medication is becoming almost as much a staple of childhood as …

Depression

Suicide Prevention Has Reached a Tipping Point in America

I lost my younger brother to suicide 23 years ago. At 40 years old, he was an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, and suffering from a severe mid-life depression. He had a degree in Criminal Justice in addition to a law degree, was fit - he ran the NYC Marathon in 3:37 - and lived on the Upper …

Mental Health

27 Tweets About Smoking Weed Guaranteed To Make You Laugh

"Live every day with the confidence of a 15-year-old who's smoked pot twice talking to a 15-year-old who's smoked pot once."

Move Over Big Pharma Amphetamines -- Cannabis Successfully Treats ADHD in Clinical Trials

At an international symposium on cannabinoid therapeutics last month, researchers presented clinical data indicating that the use of herbal cannabis …

Are 'Treescrapers' the Future of Dense Urban Living?

A vertical garden tower just won a significant award for architecture. Is it time to start taking these designs seriously?<p>Passive House designers are the Fremen of the architectural world. They look at buildings the same way that <i>Dune</i>’s noble desert tribe thinks about water. For the Fremen, the …

First genetically modified humans could exist within two years

Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique.<p>Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to become the first lab in the world to …

Your Favorite Breakfast Might Be Giving You Cancer

Your Favorite Breakfast Might Be Giving You CancerWATERTOWN, MA - FEBRUARY 7: The Hungry Person's Breakfast, with pancakes, bacon, two eggs, wheat …

Breakfast

McNuggets With a Side of Weed, Please

With medical-marijuana dispensaries scarce, patients are forced to pick up their medicine from paid deliverymen at places like McDonald’s and Walmart.<p>…

The Implant That Helps Fight Cancer

How the medical port, placed under the skin to facilitate the flow of drugs, makes chemotherapy a part of a patient's body: An Object Lesson<p>In 2012, my mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a type that’s most often caught late and has a poor prognosis even when caught early. My mother was …

Cancer

Climate change could bring tropical disease epidemics to Britain, health expert warns

Paris summit must recognise spreading health danger posed by global warming, says Wellcome Trust director<p>Epidemics of dengue fever and other tropical diseases could soon affect people in Britain because of global warming, one of the world’s leading medical experts has warned. Jeremy Farrar, …

Climate Change

Thousands Demand Firing Of DEA Chief After He Calls Medical Marijuana A 'Joke'

A petition calling for President Barack Obama to fire acting Drug Enforcement Administration chief Chuck Rosenberg over his remarks on medical marijuana had gathered over 28,000 signatures, by Thursday afternoon.<p>Rosenberg, a former FBI official who was tapped to lead the DEA in May, has come under …

Cannabis
Biotechnology

Eager customers are 1st to get medical marijuana in Illinois

Patients bought $210,000 of medical marijuana in the first week it was legal in Illinois, marking what patients and industry officials said was a welcome, if overdue, start.<p>"By and large, things have gone well," said Joseph Wright, director of the Illinois Medical Marijuana Pilot Program.<p>More than …

Cannabis

The story of the surgery that made Ben Carson famous — and its complicated aftermath

For months, a team of physicians and nurses had rehearsed for the delicate surgery. For hours they had prepped the two tiny bodies perilously joined at the head. And when it came time on that day in 1987 to put a knife to the large vein connecting them - the most fraught step in the groundbreaking …

Petition urges 99 Cents Only Stores to stop selling products made with toxic chemicals

Concerned customers of 99 Cents Only Stores are taking a stand against toxic chemicals in products sold at the discount chain.<p>About 150,000 petition …

Los Angeles

22 strange ways the sun may affect your body

You know that the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause skin cancer and premature aging, and that wearing sunscreen (year-round!) is an important way to protect yourself. But research has shown that sunlight also seems to affect health in a lot of other ways, both positively and negatively.<p>"One …

Homemade Meals Lower Risk of Diabetes, Study Says

Nearly 30 million Americans, or 9% of the population, have diabetes. The vast majority of these cases involve Type 2, which develops when the body …

Diabetes

The Amazing Science Behind Pets That Find Their Way Home

A pity you can’t ask a dog for the shortest route home when you’re lost—or a cat or a seabird or a tortoise or a dung beetle, for that matter. …

Pets

MP apologises for diabetes 'avoidable' comments

<b>An MP has apologised for his "very offensive" and "damaging" comments on diabetes.</b><p>Conservative MP for St Ives, Derek Thomas, claimed diabetes is "completely avoidable through good diet and exercise" on his Facebook page.<p>Dozens of constituents in Cornwall complained that his comments were inaccurate …

Diabetes

Blood Pressure Guidelines Are Far Too High, Experts Say

Scientists at the American Heart Association annual meeting Monday presented surprising results from a much-anticipated trial that call into question …

Diabetes