Cannabis In The News

Cannabis use is associated with a lower probability of obesity in healthy people

A congressional committee voted on Thursday to approve legislation aimed at increasing marijuana businesses’ access to banks.

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Cannabis use is associated with a lower probability of obesity in healthy people

In a representative group for the US population, who were followed for 3 years cannabis use was associated with a lower increase of BMI (body mass index). Researchers of the Department of Family Medicine of Michigan State University in East Lansing, USA, published their research in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Adults completed computer-assisted personal interviews on cannabis use, body weight and height at Waves 1 (2001-2002) and 2 (2004-2005).

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Study Suggests Seniors are Fastest-growing Group to Enjoy Cannabis

According to the latest findings from the 2018 General Social Survey—which examines Americans’ views on a variety of topics—senior citizens 65 and older are the fastest growing segment of people to support cannabis. It reaffirms what several other surveys have indicated, that senior citizens are warming up to cannabis.

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3,000 Delegates, 1,000 Elected Officials and Your Business

Once a year at the annual state convention, 3,000 state delegates, hundreds of elected legislators and Party officials come together to set policy, delineate priorities, confer on and develop legislation and showcase Democratic candidates for elective office at the local, state and national level.

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THC VERSUS BREAST CANCER

It’s no secret that many cancer patients are using cannabis to help manage pain, fatigue, nausea, and other side effects of chemotherapy. Less well known is the fact that extensive preclinical research shows that plant cannabinoids – most notably, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) – produce antitumor responses in various animal models of cancer.

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For the first time, the majority of Republicans favor marijuana legalization

As if the U.S. marijuana movement needed a sign beyond the constant yammering about pot stocks and pet-friendly CBD to show that weed is really just becoming another cleanly shaven product of popular culture, a new poll released this week finds that the majority of Republicans is now pledging unwavering support for the herb.

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Weedmaps Riddled with Black Market Pot Delivery

Weedmaps has become a multimillion-dollar marijuana behemoth even as the company has been advertising illegal, unlicensed services in San Francisco (and nationwide).

One of the modern miracles of the legal-marijuana era is how you can just dial up cannabis delivery via apps or websites on your smartphone. With just few clicks, you get your pot delivered right to you, often within 30 minutes or less.

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Legalizing Marijuana, With a Focus on Social Justice, Unites 2020 Democrats

People in Colorado still remember John Hickenlooper’s crack after the state legalized marijuana, a move he opposed: “Don’t break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly.”

But Mr. Hickenlooper, the governor at the time of the 2012 initiative allowing recreational use of cannabis, eventually changed his mind. He acknowledged that fears of increased use by children did not materialize, and he boasted of the tax revenues for social programs that regulated sales delivered.

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Yeast produce low-cost, high-quality cannabinoids

Synthetic biologists have created an enzymatic network in yeast that turns sugar into cannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol, but also novel cannabinoids not found in the marijuana plant itself. The yeast factories would be more environmentally friendly and less energy intensive than growing the plant and separating out the psychoactive and non-psychoactive ingredients. They may also yield cannabinoid derivatives with unexpected medical uses.

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