Friday, August 29, 2014

Study: Vaping Marijuana Effective for Pain Management

August 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to pain management, a new study suggests that patients who use vaporizers to consume medical marijuana could experience excellent results.

Medical Marijuana Research Hits Wall of US Law – New York Times

August 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

New York TimesMedical Marijuana Research Hits Wall of US LawNew York TimesNearly four years ago, Dr. Sue Sisley, a psychiatrist at the University of Arizona, sought federal approval to study marijuana's effectiveness in treating military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. She had no idea how difficult it would be …Marijuana Legalization: The White House Fights BackWebProNewsMarijuana Legalization: Brain Study Claims Smoking Weed Drops IQ Of Young …The InquisitrChronicle AM — August 8, 2014Drug War Chronicleall 9 news articles »

New York Times Runs First Full-Page Marijuana Ad

August 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Immediately following itsweeklongeditorial series dedicate to the legalization of marijuana, The New York Times emerged on Sunday morning flaunting its first-ever full-page advertisement aimed at promoting medical marijuana.

Nigerian Student to Hang for Marijuana

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

College students planning to take a summer job smuggling dope across Southeast Asia, would be well advised to ask for hazard pay when trafficking through Malaysia. Not only does this democratic monarchy enforce one of the strictest international drug policies, but the pen…

Toker Tourists Leaving Marijuana in Rental Cars

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While employees of the Denver International Airport say it is not unusual for travelers to slip them a little green as a token of gratitude for exceptional service, the workers outside in the rental car lot say, for them, that green is typically a handful of weed. &nb…

Mass.: Marijuana Odor No Longer Probable Cause

July 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Law enforcement officers in the state of Massachusetts can no longer use the odor of unburnt marijuana as an excuse to search a vehicle. Earlier this week, the Supreme Judicial Court handed down the verdict that pays respect to the state’s decriminalization laws by …

California Town Considers Using Pot Taxes to Pay Police

July 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A southern California town plagued with crime and financial destitution is now considering the legalization of medical marijuana dispensaries in hopes that the community can sustain its deteriorated police department with the use of pot taxes.

How Much WIll Legal Weed Cost In Washington?

June 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Some stoners may have to get a second job to afford legal marijuana in Washington state. Recent reports indicate that high times will call for high prices once the Liquor Control Board issues the state’s first round of retail reefer licenses next month.

Foster Mom Feeds Kids Bleach to Pass Drug Test

June 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

While there are a number of safe and effective methods available to assist stoners with passing the pesky whizz quiz, there are also some bogus and extremely dangerous home-style clean pee remedies floating around on Internet that should be avoided.

Study: Habitual Marijuana Smoking Not Associated With Increased Risk Of Lung Cancer

June 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Subjects who regularly inhale cannabis smoke possess no greater risk of contracting lung cancer than do those who consume it occasionally or not at all, according to data published online ahead of print in the International Journal of Cancer. An international team of investigators from Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States analyzed data from six case-control studies involving over 5,000 subjects (2,159 cases and 2,985 controls) from around the world. Authors concluded, “Results from our pooled analyses provide little evidence for an increased risk of lung cancer among habitual or long-term cannabis smokers.” Investigators had previously presented their data at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Academy for Cancer Research. Their findings are similar to those of a 2013 review published in the journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society, which concluded: “[H]abitual use of marijuana alone does not appear to lead to significant abnormalities in lung function. … Overall, the risks of pulmonary complications of regular use of marijuana appear to be relatively small and far lower than those of tobacco smoking.” An accompanying commentary in the same journal affirmed, “[C]annabis smoking does not seem to increase risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or airway cancers. In fact, there is even a suggestion that at low doses cannabis may be protective for both conditions.” Preclinical studies have documented that cannabinoids possess potent anti-cancer properties, including the inhibition of lung cancer cell growth. To date, however, scientists have yet to conduct controlled clinical trials replicating these results in human subjects. The abstract of the study, “Cannabis smoking and lung cancer risk: Pooled analysis in the International Lung Cancer Consortium,” appears online here.

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