Archive for February, 2016

It’s possible that you’ve already heard Cannabis sativa, indica, and ruderalis to describe different species of cannabis, but where did they come from and what do they mean?

Source: The Cannabis Taxonomy Debate: Where Do Indica and Sativa Classifications Come From? – Leafly

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

A Winnipeg doctor who prescribes medical marijuana says the beliefs that it’s addictive and a gateway drug are just some of the myths smoke screening its real benefits.

Source: Winnipeg doctor busts myths of medical marijuana – Manitoba – CBC News

A Federal Court judge has struck down federal regulations restricting the rights of medical marijuana patients to grow their own cannabis and given the Liberal government six months to come up with new rules.

Source: Ban on medical marijuana patients growing own pot struck down by Federal Court – British Columbia – CBC News

In a tight vote Wednesday afternoon, Vermont state senators approved a measure to legalize recreational marijuana.

Source: Vermont Senate approves measure legalizing recreational marijuana | Local News – WPTZ Home

From the Drug War’s creation of more potent strains, to the difficulty of legalizing in states with strong support for legalization, here are five contradictions in cannabis.

Source: “The Drug War Created Stronger Strains”: 5 Ironic Contradictions in Cannabis – Leafly

by Amanda Froelich In 2003, Rick Simpson healed himself of skin cancer using cannabis oil. This is the recipe he perfected and recommends to others seeking to heal holistically. Someday, everyone will know the name ‘Rick Simpson’. Why? Because, according to sources, the man rediscovered the cure for cancer. After being diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma…

Source: This Is The Cannabis Oil Recipe Rick Simpson Used To Heal His Cancer And Recommends To Others | TruthTheory

Source: Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use Associated With Improved Pain Relief, Reduced Opioid Use | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

Cannabis doesn’t make you anxious or depressed, a new study says. The DEA walks back its argument on stoned bunnies. And the effort to develop for a cannabis breathalyzer could be harder than you think. That and more in the (first-ever!) Leafly science roundup.

Source: Leafly Science Roundup: Can Cannabis Improve Your Workout? – Leafly

And it’s definitely not as bad for your brain as the DEA says.

Source: Study: Smoking pot doesn’t make you anxious or depressed – The Washington Post