CBD and THC: What’s the Difference?

There are numerous strains of marijuana out there, and each one has a different effect on the body. Sites like Weedy.com simplify the process of finding the right strain by allowing users to explore strains based on type, symptoms and effects.

CBD and THC: What’s the Difference? What is the difference between CBD and THC? Why is CBD preferred over THC in the medical community? We explore each compound and its effects on the body. Medical marijuana patients have a wide range of marijuana strains available to them. While most people are familiar with the strains Read the full article…

NY Times Book Review: ‘Stoned: A Doctor’s Case For Medical Marijuana’

He delivers a readable, absorbing and informative account, laudably minimizing the yucks and emphasizing the science, or as least as much as the data allow.

NEW YORK: Two-legged or four-legged, some guinea pigs have more fun than others. Among the human variety, Dr. John Clendinning and Dr. David Casarett might be considered particularly fortunate. Back in 1843 Dr. Clendinning, a London physician and bad insomniac, reported on his personal experiences with various sleep-inducing substances. The clear winner was a tincture Read the full article…

High Tech Times For Medical Marijuana In The US

In achieving this within the cannabis industry, an enormous opportunity exists for technologists to both standardize and create proper marketplaces within which to sell raw cannabis, as well as its derivatives.

Medical marijuana is now legal in 23 US states and it has prompted a market for cannabis related apps including those connecting producers with customers, delivery services and review sites. BBC Click‘s Sumi Das reports.

How Much Does Marijuana Impact Your Driving?

According to the most recent national roadside survey from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of weekend nighttime drivers, 8.3 percent had some alcohol in their system and 12.6 percent tested positive for THC—up from 8.6 percent in 2007.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A rigorous federal research study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse offers new data on the effects of marijuana on driving performance. The exact impact of marijuana on driving ability is a controversial subject—and it’s become more important states continue to loosen their drug laws. And, while drunk driving is on Read the full article…

Pot Research Stalled Even As Legalization Gains Momentum

Despite the growing momentum for pot legalization, marijuana remains one of the most difficult substances to study in the United States.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Speaking by phone, Anthony Fabrizio was on a roll about his career in cannabis research when he suddenly fell silent. You could hear the San Francisco–based research director stammering, then grunting. Silence again. Fabrizio returned to the conversation more than 10 seconds later. He chose his next words gingerly, like someone trying Read the full article…

Marijuana Gears Up For Production High In US Labs

“We want to be able to evaluate the claims that marijuana is therapeutically beneficial” and to explore treatments for addiction, says Nora Volkow, director of NIDA in Rockville, Maryland.

MARYLAND: Residents of 23 US states can buy medical marijuana to treat everything from cancer pain to anxiety, but US scientists must wade through onerous paperwork to score the drug for study. Their sole dealer is the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which has a contract with the University of Mississippi in Oxford to Read the full article…

Feds: No link Between Pot And Car Crashes

By comparison, the study found drivers with breath alcohol of .08 to be about four times more likely than sober drivers to be involved in accidents.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Marijuana use has not been found to increase the risk of car crashes, according to a new federal report. Studying car accidents in Virginia Beach, Va., during a 20-month period ending in 2012, researchers randomly sampled 3,000 accident-involved drivers and found no evidence suggesting those with marijuana in their system were more Read the full article…

Colorado Seeks Permission To Grow & Study Pot At State Universities

legalization of the drug here has raised questions about its health effects, questions that can only be answered by studying large amounts and different strains of marijuana.

COLORADO:  After years of trying to stamp out marijuana use on college campuses, Colorado officials are now asking the federal government to allow its state universities to grow their own pot. The reason, they say, is that the legalization of the drug here has raised questions about its health effects, questions that can only be Read the full article…

Report: Marijuana Legalization Could Bring In Over $8.7 Million In Tax Revenue

Legalized, taxed, and regulated marijuana in D.C. is estimated to bring in more tax revenue than alcohol, less than cigarettes.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  In a little more than a month, District residents will vote to decide if they want to legalize marijuana. While polls show that a majority of D.C. residents favor marijuana legalization, there’s still a small population that opposes it. Among the reasons the group, called T.I.E. D.C., don’t want pot legalized is the potential huge Read the full article…

Comparing Adverse Effects of Marijuana, Alcohol

“The paucity of research is of particular public health concern as alcohol and marijuana are the two most commonly used psychoactive substances among adolescents,” said Joseph J. Palamar, Ph.D., M.P.H.

NEW YORK: The emerging debate about whether marijuana is “safer” than other substances has led to a new study documenting how alcohol and marijuana use impacts the psychosocial well-being of high school seniors. Researchers affiliated with New York University published the study online ahead of print in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Investigators analyzed Read the full article…