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Medical Marijuana Research

The Science behind the Munchies

02-28-2015

munchies and cannabis

Why do you get hungry when you smoke pot and more importantly, why does it taste so damn good? Recent research has shed some light on this issue as they observed a cluster of neurons that might be responsible for this behavior. The POMC Neurons Within the hypothalamus is a cluster of neurons known as the POMC neurons. The POMC neurons tell the brain when you are full and to stop eating. When... Read more

Not enough Research on Marijuana – Blame the Government!

02-27-2015

Marijuana and the Lack of Research

Every now and then, we hear about prohibitionists claiming that we shouldn’t legalize cannabis because there is “too little research” on its long term effects. They say they want more research to be conducted however does not bar the Federal government from stalling cannabis research. In turn, they prolong prohibition and millions more wind up in jail over a plant. We have... Read more

National Highway Traffic Safety Admin says Cannabis doesn’t increase likeliness to crash

02-22-2015

Cannabis doesn’t increase likeliness to crash

For most of us, we have driven stoned. While mainstream media outlets like to talk about the dangers of “drugged driving”, it seems they have completely missed the mark on cannabis. It is still not recommended to drive under the influence as you can get a DUI and in turn can taint the good name of cannabis legalization. Nonetheless, the next time someone tries to tell you that pot... Read more

Marijuana and the Brain – New studies that debunk Cannabis brain myths

02-19-2015

Marijuana and the Brain

How many times have you heard by the mainstream media that marijuana kills brain cells? While there are plenty of studies that suggest that cannabis has neuro protective capabilities and actually stimulates neuro genesis, whenever a ‘study’ that finds the opposite is published, you’ll see it on every major publication in the world. In 2014, a study was plastered on all media... Read more

When ‘Drug Warriors’ talk about the ‘Dangers of Marijuana'

02-14-2015

Dangers of Marijuana

Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” radio talk show recently invited Gen. Arthur Dean about the dangers of legalizing marijuana. To be honest, I sat through the entire 11-minute segment gripping my hair due to the absolute ignorance that was vomited on the airwaves. Let’s look at the speakers Both Bennett and Dean are both past drug warriors, Bennett being a Drug Czar... Read more

The results are in on ‘Impaired driving” in Colorado

02-11-2015

‘Impaired driving” in Colorado

Now that one full year of recreational marijuana in Colorado has seen it’s end, the statistics on impaired drivers have finally been compiled. According to the research, 1 in 5 people were stopped for marijuana “impaired” driving. According to state troopers, they are still more concerned about alcohol and prescription drugs when it comes to driving under the influence yet they... Read more

Israel Creates New Strain of Medical Marijuana, For Kids!

02-10-2015

marijuana strain for kids

Israel has long been lighting the way on medical marijuana, and now they are proving yet again that they are indeed the worlds leader in medically understanding, researching, discovering, developing, and utilizing, marijuana. Israel has generated a lot of interest from investors world-wide, because of its "botanical high-tech" medical cannabis. And now, an Israeli producer, Tikun Olam, reveals... Read more

Maine Medical Marijuana Dispensary Shows Support For Study That Says THC Reduces Rate of Alzheimer's Disease

02-04-2015

maine marijuana dispensary

The Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute in Florida, recently conducted a preclinical study that showed evidence that THC, the psycho-active component in marijuana that results in a 'high', may reduce the speed at which Alzheimer's disease progresses. And a Maine medical marijuana dispensary group, The Wellness Connection, is doing all it can to show its support for the study by... Read more

Designer Marijuana Strains – The Future of Cannabis

02-03-2015

cannabis designer strains

I’m sure by now you have read about ‘Skinnygirl” which is a marijuana strain that Bethenny Frankel is planning to launch that won’t cause munchies. The strain is allegedly engineered to not cause the effects of munchies when you smoke it, but still produce all the euphoria you can dream of. While the science behind Skinnygirl is still a mystery as the PR didn’t... Read more

Buying Stock in Marijuana Companies

02-02-2015

stocks

There are many people who are interested in investing into cannabis related businesses. For the most part, cannabis businesses are still being traded as Penny Stock and are quite volatile due to legal constraints, laws changing and so on. Whenever there is a victory in cannabis legislation, you’ll notice a spike in stock value, yet as time progresses, the value fades... Read more