Category Archive: Guest Articles

S’more Please: Recipe for Cannabis-Infused Marshmallows

By Keira Fae, Marijuana.com Hi! Keira from Ambrosia here with another delicious cannabis treat! Today we’re going to learn how to make Marshmellows, cannabis-infused marshmallows. When it comes to classic sweets, few things compete with the beloved marshmallow. Whether you’re making s’mores around a campfire, whipping up rice krispies in the kitchen, or snuggling up …

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Tips and Tricks to Prevent Cannabis Odor

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com Marijuana has an undeniably, strong, unique smell that anyone can recognize. How many times have you been out and suddenly you were hit with it? I am pretty sure you were 100% aware of what it was you were smelling. This odor is appealing to some, however, it can completely blow …

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Legislation to Legalize Hemp Given Approval by Missouri Senate Committee

Missouri’s Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee has given approval to House Bill 2038, a proposal to legalize the cultivation and production of industrial hemp. The measure, introduced by Representative Paul Curtman, would remove hemp as a controlled substance, instead designating it as an agricultural crop. The bill was given approval earlier this …

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Study: Opioid Abuse Rates Lower In Medical Cannabis States

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Rates of prescription opioid abuse are significantly lower in jurisdictions that permit medical marijuana access, according to data reported by Castlight Health, an employee health benefits platform provider. Investigators assessed anonymous prescription reporting data from over one million employees between the years 2011 and 2015. In states that did …

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Study: Cannabinoids Limit Neuroblastoma Cancer Cells

Both THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) limit neuroblastoma cell proliferation, according to a new study published in the journal Current Oncology, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. Neuroblastoma is an aggressive cancer often found in the small glands on top of the kidneys, though it can also develop in the chest, …

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Medical Cannabis Expansion Bills Passed by New York Assembly Health Committee

New York’s Assembly Health Committee has passed two bills that would expand the state’s restrictive medical cannabis program. Under the proposed laws, the state’s requirement that distributors of medical cannabis products must cultivate their own cannabis and produce their own medical products would be repealed. The measures would also double the number of companies allowed …

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California City Votes In Favor Of Converting Former Prison Into Cannabis Oil Factory

By Duke London, Marijuana.com An abandoned correctional facility in the city of Coalinga, CA is on the verge of undergoing quite the role reversal.  The City Council voted 4-1 in favor of leasing the vacant Claremont Custody Center to a privately held company, who would subsequently transform the prison into a large-scale commercial manufacturing plant …

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Florida Governor Signs Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Into Law

By Drug Policy Alliance Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved a bill aimed at reforming the practice of civil asset forfeiture, following unanimous passage in both the House and Senate. Momentum Builds Nationally as Numerous States Consider Similar Reforms The bipartisan unanimity of passage in both chambers was driven by a diverse and disparate coalition …

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Nixon Policy Advisor Admits War On Drugs Invented to Suppress ‘Anti-War Left and Black People’

By Hilary Hanson, Huffington Post An eye-opening remark from a former aide to President Richard Nixon pulls back the curtain on the true motivation of the United States’ war on drugs. John Ehrlichman, who served 18 months in prison for his central role in the Watergate scandal, was Nixon’s chief domestic advisor when the president …

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CDC Calls for Physicians to Stop Drug Testing for THC

By The Compassion Chronicles The National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published their “Guideline for Prescribing Opioids For Chronic Pain, United States 2016″ on March 18. In it was a statement of discouragement of urine testing for THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, and a warning against terminating treatment of patients for having positive …

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Make Your Own Vape Pen Juice

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com One of the best things about marijuana is the fact that it is so adaptable. Not only can you smoke the buds of a marijuana plant, but you can alsoinfuse butter or cooking oil with it, or use a concentrated liquid form to consume it, and start feeling the effects fast. …

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9 Common Mistakes Made By New Marijuana Growers

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com In any field of work or play, beginners tend to have a rough time of it. Before you have successfully traversed the learning curve, you will probably struggle a bit with just about anything. Growing marijuana has an especially steep learning curve, so newbies definitely will make some mistakes over and …

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State Department Official Gives Green Light for Countries to Decriminalize Drugs

By Samuel Oakford, Vice.com – Republished with Special Permission Washington’s top international narcotics official gave a qualified go-ahead for countries to decriminalize drugs on Tuesday — the latest sign that the US is walking back decades of hardline rhetoric ahead of a pivotal special session of the United Nations General Assembly on global drug policy in April. Speaking to …

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Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use Mitigates Pain, Reduces Opioid Use

By NORML The daily, long-term use of cannabis is associated with improved analgesia and reduced opioid use in patients with treatment-resistant chronic pain conditions, according to clinical trial data reported online ahead of print in The Clinical Journal of Pain. Investigators with Hebrew University in Israel evaluated the use of cannabis on pain in a …

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Study: Recent Cannabis Use Linked to Better Outcomes for Brain Injury Patients

By NORML The recent use of cannabis is associated with improved outcomes in patients hospitalized with intracerebral hemorrhaging (ICH aka bleeding in the brain), according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Cerebrovascular Diseases. An international team of investigators from Argentina, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States evaluated demographic trends and …

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