Browsing archives for October, 2011

Do deficits in brain cannabinoids contribute to eating disorders?

Did you know that? 31 October 2011 | 0 Comments

A new report suggests that deficits in endocannabinoid function may contribute to anorexia nervosa and bulimia. Endocannabinoids are substances made by the brain that affect brain function and chemistry in ways that resemble the effects of cannabis derivatives, including marijuana and hashish. These commonly abused drugs are well known to increase appetite, i.e., to cause [...]

White House response to NORML’s “We the People” marijuana legalization petition

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The Obama White House has released its official response to the “We the People” online petition for marijuana legalization submitted by NORML.  The petition, which garnered 74,169 signatures, was by far the most popular petition submitted.  The government response (released late on a Friday to avoid news cycles, we’ll note) repeats the same tired lies and classic [...]

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The annual scaremongering about marijuana-laced Halloween treats begins now

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This weekend is Halloween, which means it is time for law enforcement to start scaring the hell out of parents about the wicked evil potheads lurking in their neighborhoods, waiting to dose their kids with pot candies! Somehow, THC makes people want to drug strangers' kids on Halloween. (KABC-TV) Halloween time is not all fun and [...]

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Facts On Medical Marijuana Are Stubborn Things

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“In the words of John Adams, ‘facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.’” So began the ironically titled op/ed, “Facts on medical marijuana are stubborn things, too,” by Joseph Summerill — general counsel for the [...]

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This Week in Weed: October 23rd – 29th

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The latest installment of “This Week in Weed” is now streaming on NORMLtv. This week: politicians in California speak out against the federal crackdown and a new study looks at impairment levels in casual and heavy cannabis consumers. Be sure to tune in to NORMLtv each Thursday afternoon to catch up on the latest marijuana [...]