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Month: December 2017

America isn’t ready to let Sessions off his leash

As we’ve been sharing, the federal amendment which protects patients and providers in the 29 legal states and other jurisdictions is set to expire on FRIDAY if not renewed as an amendment to a major bill to keep the federal government from a partial shutdown. Note: There is talk in the media that Congress is…



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Light from the darkness? CATO Institute, a conservative think tank, found a link between legalized medical cannabis and suicide. Put on your surprised face— According to major university research, suicide rates among males 20-39 years old DROPPED in states that had legalized medical cannabis. #MMJ #Suicide #UTpol #UTleg #TRUCE #UtahNext #FactsMatter     See full…



Town hall meeting touts multiple ills of marijuana

What can we say about this event….?? First, the Standard-Examiner and reporter Cathy McKitrick accurately state the facts about the tenor and content as those from TRUCE who attended saw them. So yes, the contentions in the story were made. Nor are we casting aspersions on the sincerity of the opposition of the presenters. Our…



Cannabinoids: The Science Behind Medical Cannabis

Science Sunday… …Part four: Cannabinoid science and the best known compounds in the cannabinoid family… Wrapping up today’s overview, here’s an in-depth feature article bringing much of what’s known about cannabinoids, the ECS and more together – and which also adds links to separate articles on a fair number of the best known compounds. Covered…



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Science Sunday… …Part three: the cannabinoids… Whoever discovered them and when (see Part two), defining cannabis’ best known constituent compounds turns out to be less than straightforward and our usual sources shy away from the question. For starters, cannabinoids found in plants – by far most plentifully in cannabis – are known as “phytocannabinoids.” We…



Who Discovered THC? Setting the Record Straight

Science Sunday… …Part two: Cloaks and daggers… …The cannabinoids and a research program that could have advanced the field of cannabis medicine by decades… …but which instead was used to do anything but that… …read on… We’d planned to next go directly into the science of cannabinoids, but in researching articles to share, we came…



Sedative and Anxiolytic Effects of Cannabis Terpenes

Science Sunday… …Part One: cannabis, terpenes, sedatives, anxiolytics and essential oils. We hope you have a little time to get geeky today…. We believe a truly knowledgeable public will make the best decisions about whether cannabis medicines should be widely available – and that facts are the disinfectant that will help wash away decades of…