Category Archive: Guest Articles

What is THC, Really?

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com When people are growing marijuana for recreational use, most of the hype is around how much THC is in the harvested final product. But what exactly is all the excitement about? What is THC? THC, also known as tetrahydrocannabinol, is the famous chemical contained in marijuana that causes the psychological effects …

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Seattle IRS Agent Behind Bars After Accepting a $20,000 Cannabis Bribe

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By Allie Beckett, Marijuana.com A couple of days ago it was announced that a former Seattle IRS agent, who took a $20,000 bribe from Seattle’s Have a Heart Cafe, was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison. According to the Seattle PI, Federal prosecutors described Hurley, 44, as a corrupt tax collector who took in …

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Autoflowering Marijuana Basics

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com Autoflower is a newer development in the cannabis market, and it has really exploded the last few years – even Google knows it. Searches for autoflowering marijuana has doubled over the last single year. People are getting increasingly excited, interested, and curious about it. There is a good reason for all …

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Getting The Correct Dosage For Marijuana Edibles

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com If you have ever eaten or baked marijuana edibles before, you are likely well aware of the difficulty that comes with figuring out your proper dose. Time and time again people either have too little marijuana (leading to no high at all) or far too much (resulting in an uncomfortable high), …

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Indonesia Is Preparing to Execute More than a Dozen People for Drug Crimes

By Samuel Oakford, Vice News Indonesia is quietly preparing to execute 15 death row inmates, including 10 foreigners jailed for drug crimes, according to local media accounts, lawyers and activists. The group reportedly includes Chinese and Pakistani nationals, and inmates from three African countries: Nigeria, Senegal, and Zimbabwe. Last year, the government of President Joko …

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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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