Archive for October, 2016

Some animal lovers have turned to cannabis-based products to treat their ailing dogs and cats.

Source: Pets on Pot: The Newest Customer Base for Medical Marijuana – The New York Times

In a discovery that advances the understanding of how marijuana works in the human body, an international group of scientists has, for the first time, created a three-dimensional atomic-level image of the molecular structure activated by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active chemical in marijuana.

Source: First atomic-level image of the human ‘marijuana receptor’ unveiled — ScienceDaily

A new survey of marijuana grow sites in California demonstrates the potential environmental impact of marijuana farming and provides an example of the survey and analysis needed as farming expands.

Source: Marijuana’s hidden price: Environmental impact — ScienceDaily

The ONLY reason this is a big deal is because of clandestine farming.  Otherwise, it would be just like any other crop.  If cannabis was legal, this would not be a problem in the least and is certainly not a problem in CO, WA, OR, or AK.

This article is bullshit because it is a lame justification to keep cannabis banned, when secretly planting broccoli in forest environments would cause just as much environmental impact.  So, we should ban broccoli now?  Give me a break!  Get government OUT of the cannabis business, as it has no legitimate claim over what plants we grow or ingest.  It is bogus, but we suffer horrific sentences anyway, with ruined lives….over a plant.


Cannabis acted on the cancerous cells through apoptosis, a process of cell death.

Source: A New Study Suggests Cannabis Could Treat Cervical Cancer | Motherboard

Marijuana users may believe that frequent use helps them sleep, but that perception has been challenged by a new study. It found that daily marijuana users actually scored higher on the Insomnia Severity Index and on sleep-disturbance measures than those who did not use it daily.

Source: Does weed help you sleep? Probably not — ScienceDaily

Interesting assertions are made but are quite hollow.  AuntieBS has done edible-cannabis-related sleep research and can tell you that the number of times you move, toss and turn, get up to urinate, etc, are largely unchanged and the difference is not statistically significant.  But, how quickly one falls asleep, how comfortable they feel, and how rested they feel after waking, are quite notable.  And, when one wakes at night, falling back asleep is easier and quicker.


NORML’s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.

Source: Study: Cannabis Inhalation Improves Parkinson’s Symptoms – – Working to Reform Marijuana Laws

People who regularly smoke large amounts of cannabis have reduced bone density and are more prone to fractures, research has found. The study also found that heavy cannabis users have a lower body weight and a reduced body mass index (BMI), which could contribute to thinning of their bones.

Source: Cannabis excess linked to bone disease, fractures — ScienceDaily

Why is THC psychoactive and CBD is not? How can one cannabinoid alter the mind so profoundly, and the other seemingly not at all?

Source: CBD vs. THC: Why Is CBD Not Psychoactive? | Leafly

In a new study, scientists have discovered that early marijuana use may result in abnormal brain function and lower IQ.

Source: Early marijuana use associated with abnormal brain function, lower IQ — ScienceDaily

What has happened to the quality of science and research?  The implication of this paper is that cannabis CAUSES abnormal brain function and lower IQ, but the opposite is as- or more-  likely.  Causality is not shown.  Kids with abnormal brain function and lower IQ struggle more in school and society, and as a result of THAT, often seek intoxication to help escape the reality.