Ask Dr. Mitch: Weeding Truth

Dr. Mitch Earleywine, the author of Understanding Marijuana and The Parents’ Guide to Marijuana, dishes on opiate addiction, seizures, cannabidivarin and booze.

Can we use marijuana to solve this country’s opiate-addiction epidemic? —Poppy

Hi Poppy, Many former opiate addicts have used the plant to help them stay off hard drugs. We don’t yet have data from randomized clinical trials where some folks get the plant and others don’t, but what’s an opiate addict got to lose in the meantime?

The Number of Marijuana Jobs Could Triple in the Years to Come

Look around and you'll struggle to find an industry that's more blazing hot than marijuana. Back in 1995, not a single state had a law on its books legalizing medical cannabis or recreational pot. Today, there are 28 states with legal medical cannabis laws and eight recreational weed states - job growth will be a big winner.

Cannabis is one of five essential plants in the Vedas: Dr Uma Dhanabalan - The Economic Times

Her visiting card has an imprint of the familiar five-bladed leaf of the cannabis plant on both sides, leaving no room for doubt about the cause she espouses. Dr Uma Dhanabalan is trained in family medicine, with a Masters in public health from Harvard University, but over the past four years, she has been on a mission to educate people about the therapeutic benefits of cannabis (marijuana).In her home state Massachusetts, she does medical marijuana authorisations and is involved in efforts to reform US government policy on marijuana. Stopping over in Bengaluru after attending an ayurveda conference in Kolkata ...

The Number of Marijuana Jobs Could Triple in the Years to Come $MRPHF $MDM $BLO $BLOZF

Look around and you’ll struggle to find an industry that’s more blazing hot than marijuana. Back in 1995, not a single state had a law on its books legalizing medical cannabis or recreational pot. Today, following the November elections in which residents in eight out of nine states voted in favor of their state’s marijuana initiative or amendment, there are 28 states with legal medical cannabis laws and eight recreational weed states.

This Man Figured out How to Train Bees to Make Honey from Cannabis

(CCN) Many are calling him a genius. He is an artisan, locksmith and above all else, he explains, a beekeeper. He has accumulated over 4,300 Facebook followers, and 700 on Instagram, after the 39-year-old Frenchman — who describes himself as an advocate of medical cannabis and of complete cannabis legalization — trained bees to make honey from cannabis.

Israel, a Medical Marijuana Pioneer, Is Eager to Capitalize - The New York Times

The Volcani Center, the Ministry of Agriculture’s research organization, is building a national institute for medical marijuana research. The chief scientist’s office of the Ministry of Economy has infused millions of shekels into innovative marijuana companies, much as government investment helped fuel the Israeli tech boom in the 1990s. The government is also setting standards for the cultivation, storage and use of medical marijuana.

CBD is Illegal: 5 Facts About CBD And Its Therapeutic Health Effects

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is generating a lot of buzz in the medical marijuana movement. The benefits of the non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, or the other half of THC, have been shown to treat several ailments, from neurological disorders to cancer. Evidently, CBD has medical value, but what is it exactly and how does it work? The "miracle compound" is one of more than 80 active cannabinoid compounds in the marijuana plant.

The "miracle compound" is one of more than 80 active cannabinoid compounds in the marijuana plant. CBD produces its effect by interacting with specific receptors on cells in the brain and body: The CB1 receptor, found on neurons and glial cells in various parts of the brain; and the CB2 receptor, found mainly in the body’s immune system. It does not bind to the CB1 and CB2 nerve receptors in the brain, meaning it won’t get us high. CBD levels can vary between plants. For example, marijuana plants grown for recreational use tend to be high in THC, and vary in amounts of CBD. Industrial hemp plants are very low in THC, while medical marijuana plants are high in CBD.

Several scientific studies have explored the potential therapeutic effects of CBD on our health.

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