Trauma Study: History Of Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased In-Hospital Mortality

Navy Doctor Leads Trauma Training in Yokosuka

ARIZONA: Trauma patients who test positive for marijuana upon their admission to the intensive care unit are less likely to die during hospitalization than are age-matched controls, according to datapublished online ahead of print in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. A team of researchers from the University of Arizona analyzed in-hospital mortality rates over a Read the full article…

Study: Adolescent Cannabis Use Not Independently Linked With IQ Decline

nvestigators concluded, "Short-term cannabis use in adolescence does not appear to cause IQ decline or impair executive functions, even when cannabis use reaches the level of dependence."

ARIZONA: The habitual use of cannabis by teens is not independently linked with adverse changes in intelligence quotient or executive functioning, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. A team of investigators from the United States and the United Kingdom evaluated whether marijuana use is directly associated with changes over time in neuropsychological Read the full article…

American Green Purchases Town Of Nipton, California, With Plans To Develop Premier Cannabis Hospitality Destination

"The Cannabis Revolution that's going on here in the US, has the power to completely revitalize communities in the same way gold did during the 19th century. This acquisition allows us to channel the myriad interests in cannabis production and consumption for an immediate positive impact to this community's members and to cannabis consumers across the country. As industry leaders since 2009, we are thrilled to begin work on this first-of-its-kind eco-tourism experience for conscious cannabis consumers."

ARIZONA: American Green, Inc. has announced its purchase of the town of Nipton, California, a 100-year-old community in San Bernardino county, and intends to modernize it into the country’s first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination — all while retaining its historic look and value. As the second oldest and the largest publicly-traded cannabis company in the US (with over Read the full article…

Historical Cannabis Discussion to Take Place at CWCBExpo in Los Angeles

CWCBExpo LA is coming

“Failure Is Not An Option,” to Feature Top Drug Policy Reformists Discussing Upcoming Legalization of Adult Use of Marijuana in California. CALIFORNIA: California, the most populous state and 6th biggest economy in the world, is poised to legalize adult recreational use of marijuana in the upcoming November elections.  The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, Read the full article…

Pot Pupils: Arizona Online College Introducing Class On Marijuana

“We have other courses that are in development that will go into detail in each of the areas covered in the [survey] course,” Burton said.

ARIZONA: An online college based in Phoenix is introducing a new class on marijuana and careers related to the drug. The survey course at Dunlap-Stone University, HCA-172, will allow students to learn about the modern cannabis industry. It is intended to provide an objective view of a topic that has been the source of many myths Read the full article…

Tempe AZ Weighs Changes To Medical-Marijuana Rules

Tempe is the only city in the Valley that requires dispensaries to close at 6 p.m.

ARIZONA:  Eighteen-year-olds could soon be allowed in Tempe medical-marijuana dispensaries, and stores may be allowed to lengthen their hours. The changes would be part of a series of tweaks the city could make to its medical-marijuana rules.  Dispensary operator Steve White is asking the city for some of the changes. He believes the current rules hurt his customers. For one, Read the full article…

Arizona Medical Marijuana Patients Can Now Buy Cannabis Legally In Las Vegas And Reno

Legal pot is on a fast track in NV

ARIZONA:  Arizona’s medical-marijuana patients now can patronize newly opened dispensaries in Reno and Las Vegas and possess up to 2.5 ounces anywhere in Nevada. Arizona, like some of the other 23 states with medical-marijuana laws, allows people with valid medical cards from other states to legally possess marijuana in Arizona, but they can’t legally buy Read the full article…

Arizona 17 Months Later, Feds Still Stalling Pot Study

“The whole system is just an abomination,”

ARIZONA: After 17 months, Dr. Suzanne Sisley is about to get the marijuana she needs to start a federally approved clinical study into whether marijuana helps veterans with PTSD. She proposed this research five years ago and has been herding bureaucratic turtles ever since. She’ll do the study in Arizona even though none of the state’s universities wanted to work Read the full article…

Fledgling Marijuana Industry Pressing Through Labor Pains

Though demand for jobs in the field is high, workers skilled in marijuana are becoming harder to find as the industry expands.

ARIZONA:  The developing national marijuana industry is still sifting through labor disputes long since settled in other lines of work. Employees have found that no line of work is quite like marijuana – and not always in a good way. Most bosses must pay their workers in cash, hampered by federal laws that prevent many Read the full article…

Arizona Girl First To Use Cannabis Oil At Summer Camp…Legally

Camp Candlelight, sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, is standing out as one of its campers became the first child to openly use cannabis oil during her stay.

ARIZONA:  Camp Candlelight in Prescott, Arizona, is no ordinary summer camp, not because of its activities but because of a condition all its attendees share: epilepsy. But now the special summer retreat, sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, is going to stand out even more, as one of its campers became the first child Read the full article…