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Investment Surging in Marijuana Companies

$215,000,000 was invested in 2015 by venture capital firms in cannabis industry companies, more than double the $97 million invested in 2014, and nearly 30 times the $8.7 million in 2013, as reported by Marijuana Business Daily. Nearly 100 deals were inked in 2015 compared to 60 in 2014. The reasons are many, including US […]

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Neuroscience Professor Confirms Marijuana Improves Brain Performance and Health – American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

One of the most surprising and recent revelations about cannabinoids are their capability to perform as antioxidants in the brain. German experts have found that the brain’s cannabinoid system has the capability of restoring impaired brain cells, while developing new ones. Cannabinoids may curb the effects of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s disease and possibly more. The […]

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Portugal Decriminalizing Drug Use Derived Many Benefits

When we (Drug Policy Alliance) say all drugs should be “decriminalized,” we mean we’re working to completely eliminate criminal penalties for drug use and possession, just like in Portugal, where they stopped arresting people for drugs in 2001. Learn more about Portugal’s incredibly successful health-centered approach to drug policy in Michael Moore‘s upcoming film #WhereToInvadeNext:http://bit.ly/1o0QUnc […]

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Swiss Study Further Validates Efficacy of the Cannabis Vaporizer

It has long been known that vaporizing cannabis is an inherently healthier ingestion method than the traditional smoking of it, but it never hurts to have some published scientific research to back up the claims. Just over a week ago, a Swiss team of researchers published such findings in a scientific journal called PLOS One. […]

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Gary Johnson, Former Governor of New Mexico, and Presidential Candidate, Pushing For Full Legalization of Marijuana in US

Libertarian candidate for president Gary Johnson is the first high level US official, and the only presidential candidate, calling openly and aggressively for federal decriminalization of marijuana to allow interstate activity in an industry that could grow substantially faster, create more jobs, and generate increasing government revenues if the federal government removed it as a […]

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Growing Selection of Hemp Products Offered by Whole Foods

  Last year Whole Foods supported the 3rd Annual Hemp History Week (June 4-10) by publishing information on its growing array of hemp based products gaining in popularity due to the quality of hemp as an ingredient.  Hemp History Week joins natural products pioneers, health and wellness advocates and interested citizens across the country to […]

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Cannabis Science Symposium Gets Geeky at The Emerald Conference

The Emerald Conference Takes Cannabis Science Higher Than Ever On January 21st-22nd 2016 at the Monte Carlo Resort in convention-friendly Las Vegas, the Emerald Conference kicks off its annual gathering of the ganja geeks of the cannabis community. The two day event aims to explore the wide array of scientific applications and fields cropping up in the […]

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Largest Medical Marijuana Farm in North and South America is Not in the USA

Chile is leading the way amongst nations in North and South and Latin America by allowing large medical marijuana plantations. They help drive costs down for quality cannabis medicine and decrease black market illegal activity. It is unknow how much of the production ends up in the recreational black market but surely some likely does. […]

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BrainBot Looks to Take the Guesswork Out of the Cannabis Deal

The BrainBot by PotBotics aims to neurologically link you to your ideal cannabis strain A patient’s first time in a medical marijuana dispensary can be pretty overwhelming. With the ink still drying on their freshly creased doctor’s recommendation, being buzzed back into a budroom often induces flashbacks to scenes from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate […]

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New York joins 22 other states with operating medical marijuana dispensaries

As part of the Compassionate Care NY program, the state government has issued licenses to five organizations so they can produce and sell medical marijuana through dispensaries. The move comes nearly two years after New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation approving the use of the drug for medical purposes in the state. “The […]

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