Archive for December, 2016

Marijuana use increased and the drug’s perceived harmfulness decreased among eighth- and 10th-graders in Washington after marijuana was legalized for recreational use by adults but there was no change among 12th-graders or among students in the three grades in Colorado after legalization for adults there, according to a new study.

Source: Did teen perception, use of marijuana change after recreational use legalized? — ScienceDaily

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People who have a greater risk of developing schizophrenia are more likely to try cannabis, according to new research, which also found a causal link between trying the drug and an increased risk of the condition.

Source: Causal links between cannabis, schizophrenia: New evidence — ScienceDaily

What a great article!  It doesn’t jump to false conclusions, admits that the causal factor of the cannabis use is likely to be schizophrenia, not vice versa, which is a great refresher from the usual blame-everything-on-cannabis crowd.

AuntieBS

I have consumed a lot of edibles and consumables over the years. Like most Oregonians, I was consuming edibles well before there were stores. I vividly remember the… #decarboxylate #decarboxylation

Source: What Is Marijuana Decarboxylation And How Do You Do It? | Weed News

 

Learn how cannabis can be used to help athletes recover from inflammation and pain, and hear former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer’s story.

Source: Can Cannabis Help with Inflammation for Athletes? | Leafly

Learn why the endocannabinoid system doesn’t exist solely so we can get high, and why cannabis plants produce cannabinoids at all.

Source: Why Does Cannabis Produce THC? | Leafly

15 years ago the DEA tried a similar sneaky move to ban hempseed oil. The agency was defeated by–get this–Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps.

Source: Hold On! The DEA’s Move Against CBD May Not Be Legal | Leafly

For those suffering depression or anxiety, using cannabis for relief may not be the long-term answer, say researchers.

Source: This is your brain on (legal) cannabis: Researchers seek answers: For those suffering depression or anxiety, using cannabis for relief may not be the long-term answer — ScienceDaily

I am not sure what to make of this.  People FEEL better when using cannabis to self-medicate for depression or anxiety, but the researchers say that it doesn’t work as they people think it does.

“Doc, I feel better after self-medicating with cannabis.”

“No your don’t– you just think that you do”.

Could this be placebo effect?  Perhaps.  But, I’d say, if it doesn’t make the user any worse, and keeps them from using riskier drugs, then it could be a good thing.

AuntieBS