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Marijuana compound may offer treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, study suggests

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Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study from neuroscientists suggests.

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Illinois: Governor Signs Hemp Research Measure Into Law

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Democrat Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation, House Bill 5085, authorizing state universities to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes. The new law takes effect in January. Illinois joins more than a dozen states — including Hawaii, Indiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah earlier this year — that have enacted legislation redefining hemp as [...]

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Marijuana compound may offer treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

Did you know that? 28 August 2014 | 0 Comments

Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study from neuroscientists shows.

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High Times’ Cannabis Consumer Choice Polling

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Our friends at High Times (and former NORML director Dr. Jon Gettman) are running an online poll asking for consumers’ choice regarding the preferred marijuana distribution that emerges post-prohibition. Legal Marijuana: Which Market Do You Prefer? As we approach the new inevitability of legalized cannabis, three models have been proposed for a national marijuana market. [...]

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Study: Marijuana Use Inversely Associated With Intimate Partner Violence

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Marijuana use by newly married couples is predictive of less frequent incidences of intimate partner violence perpetration, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Investigators at Yale University, Rutgers, and the University of Buffalo assessed over 600 couples to determine whether husbands’ and wives’ cannabis use [...]

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