Browsing archives for August 26th, 2014

JAMA: Medical Cannabis States Possess Lower Rates Of Opiate-Induced Fatalities

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The enactment of medicinal marijuana laws is associated with significantly lower state-level opioid overdose mortality rates, according to data published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine. A team of investigators from the University of Pennsylvania, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, and the Johns [...]

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History Of Marijuana…In Just 4:20!

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Think you know a lot about cannabis and it’s history? Could you relate the ‘history of hemp’, thousands of years worth of human experience, in just four minutes and twenty seconds? Comedian and pot activist extraordinaire Steve Berke’s 4 Twenty Today production company’s first video ‘History of Marijuana in Four Minutes and Twenty Seconds’ achieves [...]

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It’s a Carnival, but It’s Our Carnival: The 2014 Seattle Hempfest

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I just returned a few days ago from the annual Seattle Hempfest, the 24th version of this extravaganza, and I thought I might share some of my reflections on this extraordinary and unique event. First and foremost, Hempfest is truly an enormous undertaking that requires several days of long hours to assemble the stages and [...]

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Study finds less domestic violence among married couples who smoke pot

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New research findings from a study of 634 couples found that the more often they smoked marijuana, the less likely they were to engage in domestic violence. “These findings suggest that marijuana use is predictive of lower levels of aggression towards one’s partner in the following year,” authors say.