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Marijuana And Epilepsy

December 31, 2014

Imagine your child is suffering. As a parent you would do anything to take their pain away. Even if it means giving that child a drug that has yet to be legalize in most states? For years parents have been treating their children with cannabis to ease and minimize seizures due to epilepsy.

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Colorado Marijuana, Epilepsy, Medicinal Marijuana
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Long Term Effects of Marijuana

December 31, 2014

Although marijuana has only recently become legal and in only a few states, people have been smoking it for years. Many feel they have had little reaction to their extended use, however studies have shown that over time there are some adverse effects from years of consumption.  A recent study showed that users of marijuana who started smoking in their youth considerably lowered the connectivity within brain areas liable for learning and storing memory. In a larger long-term study in New Zealand, people, from the ages of 13 and 38, who began using cannabis heavily in their adolescence, missed, on average, 8 points in IQ tests. More importantly, the lost cognitive abilities were not completely returned in those who quit smoking marijuana in adulthood. On the hand, those who started smoking marijuana in adulthood did not show substantial IQ declines.

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Is Marijuana Addictive?

December 31, 2014

The question many ask when marijuana is the topic of conversation: Is marijuana addictive? Well, changes occur that lead to addiction when the endocannabinoid system in the brain is overstimulated due to extended marijuana use. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse it is estimated that 9 percent of those who participate in marijuana use become addicted.

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Anchorage Is Trying To Opt Out Of Cannabis Sales… Bad Idea.

December 18, 2014

On Tuesday, residents of Anchorage, Alaska will get a chance to testify on whether or not the Anchorage Assembly should vote to ban commercial cannabis facilities in the city. Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska, with a population of about 300,000.

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Alaska Marijuana, Colorado Dispensaries, Marijuana Ban
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CA Residents: Protect Yourself, Get a California Card

December 18, 2014

The state of California issues ID cards that allow you to possess, transport, grow, and / or be a designated care giver without fear of arrest.

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Local California Governments Threaten Outdoor Cultivation Bans

December 11, 2014

Recently, the struggle to keep energy costs down in large-scale grow operations has been all over the news due to increasing and often crippling costs of power for these facilities. Growing marijuana indoors is simply very expensive due to high monthly costs for lights, filtration, aeration, etc. Many dispensaries have energy bills in the tens of thousands of dollars every month.

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National Cannabis Industry Association Doubles Lobbying Spending in 2014

December 10, 2014

The legal cannabis industry has been making a serious push to garner more political influence in the past few months.

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B.C. Judge Drops All Charges, and the Reason is Awesome.

December 9, 2014

Some really cool news this week out of British Columbia: a BC Judge has decided to fully discharge a man (charges completely dropped) convicted of growing 414 marijuana plants. Why? The judge, Joanne Challenger, (who we now deeply admire) was quoted as saying that "His conduct was not dangerous or antisocial and recent polls suggest that a majority of Canadians do not believe such conduct should be the subject of criminal sanctions."

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Kettle Falls Five

December 4, 2014

A new judge and trial date have been assigned to the Kettle Falls Five case, which has gained massive attention recently due to the controversy surrounding the case.

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Guide to California Medical Marijuana

December 4, 2014

On November 6, 1996, The California Compassionate Use Act (Prop 215) became the country's first medical marijuana initiative to be voted into effect.  The legislation legalizes the possession, cultivation, and personal medical use of marijuana for patients and caregivers with a physician's recommendation.

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