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Marijuana and Sleep: A Guide – Leaf Science

Have a sleepy Saturday…. “Studies show that marijuana can help with insomnia, sleep apnea, and sleep issues related to PTSD and chronic pain.” The benefits depend on following the right protocols however. This article takes a wide ranging look at the science behind cannabis and various aspects of sleep. The summary includes these impressions: “Marijuana…



How a 12-Year-Old Girl Could Help End Weed Prohibition in America

Federal Beat: Challenging the constitutionality of federal cannabis prohibition… “…And a child shall lead them”…? “Twelve-year-old Alexis Bortell uses a cannabis oil called Haleigh’s Hope to prevent life-threatening epileptic seizures. She takes the oil orally by syringe, and keeps a THC spray on hand in case she experiences an aura, or pre-seizure event (maybe once…



Watch: Rep. Earl Blumenauer testifies that medical marijuana could solve opioid crisis

The body of evidence showing Cannabis’ potential in reducing opioid use and dependency is becoming ever clearer… …and if adopted as medical policy by states in coordination with physicians promises to have even greater effects…. Congress is holding hearings on proposals for ending the opioid crisis.. This story highlights testimony by Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon)…



New York Senate Passes Bill on Medical Marijuana

Is vaping safer than smoking cannabis? New York lawmakers think so. In 2014, the New York senate passed a medical cannabis bill that has similar restrictions to Utah’s ballot initiative on smoking cannabis. Vaping was more desirable to Governor Cuomo, who said “There are certainly significant medical benefits that can be garnered…” #utpol #utleg #TRUCE…



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In 1990, a researcher at University of North Carolina looked into how much THC is lost in combustion, and how much is lost as the cannabis joint smolders between puffs. He found 23-30% is burned up in the combustion process, while another 40-50% literally goes “up in smoke” between puffs. According to this study, as…



Know Your Medicine: Tolerance and Reverse Tolerance

Tolerance and reverse tolerance in cannabis medicine: When is “more less” and “less more” for various cannabinoids and individuals”…?? We’ve talked about how the human endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a “homeostatic” mechanism which works to keep bodily systems in balance. And it turns out, that as it’s receiving various doses of various phytocannabinoids it can…