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Education is Our Goal… One of our biggest challenges is overcoming all the IGNORANCE about the many proven benefits of cannabis and the value of this amazing plant to mankind.  While there is certainly a measure of WILLFUL ignorance among lawmakers, law enforcement, and government bureaucrats, as the PEOPLE are

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Since anti-marijuana laws make it extremely difficult to carry out long-term, systematic studies of cannabis, we’re very often left to rely on firsthand accounts of just how powerful the plant’s medicinal properties can be. Lindsey, a woman from Cape Town, South Africa, is one of these firsthand accounts. In a

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Educational parody on pharmaceutical commercials.  Enjoy!

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The opioid painkiller and heroin epidemic has led to a record number of deadly drug overdoses, with the US recording an all-time high of 47,000 overdose deaths — two-thirds of which were opioid-related — in 2014. In states like New Hampshire, the crisis is so bad that it’s overtaken the

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Several House Democrats are calling for the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to step aside after he referred to medical marijuana as a “joke.” In a letter to the White House, six House Democrats joined by one Republican on Thursday urged President Obama to fire DEA chief Chuck

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A group of Pennsylvania religious leaders announced their support for medical marijuana legislation Wednesday at a news conference in the state capitol. A diverse group of more than 60 clergy members in Pennsylvania have signed the following statement urging state lawmakers to adopt a comprehensive medical marijuana law this year:

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Cannabis sativa is a medicinal plant with documented usage for 4000 years. In addition to its easily grown medicinal flowers, the plant provides a versatile fabric and extraordinarily nutritious seed. Cannabis has well-documented widespread traditional medical and cultural usage and additionally was employed for a century as a mainstream pharmaceutical

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The latest research on cannabis shows how cannabigerol, or CBG, may help relieve symptoms of overactive bladder and similar disorders. Scientists tested bladder contractility in specimens of mouse bladders as well as human bladders, and found CBG reduced contractions. Lowering bladder contractility improves symptoms of those suffering from urinary incontinence.

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As laws prohibiting marijuana become less punitive, the question, “What about the kids?” becomes more pressing to parents and other adults. We at the Drug Policy Alliance urge young people to abstain from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. We avoid the exaggerations, misinformation and scare tactics of the past. We

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International Cannabinoid Research Society’s (or ICRS) recent 25th annual symposium proved to be a great place to share ideas and learn from a wide variety of highly accomplished scientists in the area of cannabinoid research. The 4-day conference was highly diverse, covering everything from novel chemical cannabinoid entities, to quality

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