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Essential Science: Where coffee works like cannabis

Coffee is well known as a psychostimulant, however its effect on the body’s metabolism, in dozens of different ways, such as of steroids and the neurotransmitters, in a similar way to cannabis, is a new medical discovery.

Canadians spent an estimated $5.7 billion on marijuana in 2017

Toronto - According to a January 2018 report from Statistics Canada, In 2017, about 4.9 million Canadians spent $5.7 billion on cannabis for medical and recreational purposes. This was equivalent to around $1,200 per cannabis consumer.

U.S. to rescind policy that has let legalized marijuana flourish

Washington - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, two people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.

Country star Michael Ray is arrested for DUI and drug possession

Eustis - On December 20, country star Michael Ray was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), and drug possession in Eustis, Florida.

Luxembourg moves further towards legalising medical marijuana

Brussels - Luxembourg, following a broader EU and global trend, took another step on Tuesday towards legalising medical marijuana by announcing plans for a two-year pilot project.

Failed drug tests keeping Americans from finding employment

President Trump's message on keeping jobs in the country and putting Americans back to work has been heard by companies across Middle America - and the jobs are there. But when up to 50 percent of applicants fail a drug test, what's a company to do?

Op-Ed: DOJ crackdown on marijuana is more of a vendetta than justice

Trump's Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by DOJ chief Jeff Sessions is expected to release a report in the next few days that may link marijuana use to violent crime, with recommendations for tougher sentences for its sale or use.

Roadside drug testing pilot program works well in Canada

Public Safety Canada has announced the pilot project initiated in December 2016 that tested two roadside drug testing devices can be successfully used to detect drug-impaired driving, adding another milestone to the legalizing of recreational marijuana.

Cannabis reverses brain aging process in new study

Bonn - The new study relates to an animal model. Here scientists have restored the memory performance of Methuselah mice to a juvenile stage. The leading question is: could this effect also be seen with people?

California man jailed 120 days for raping 16-year-old sister

Crescent City - A California judge formally sentenced a 20 year-old man to probation for drugging and then raping his 16-year-old sister. Although he will spend 120 days in jail, the prosecutor who had asked for a six-year-sentence called the sentence “egregious.”

Op-Ed: Cannabis ‘reverses brain aging, improves memory’: New study

Jerusalem - For decades, the War on Weed has emphasized health risks. For the last 20 years, nothing but health positives have been discovered. A new study throws a light on both fake news of the past and fabulous science of the future.

Chemicals in marijuana and chili peppers can calm inflammation

Farmington - You might not think that chili peppers and marijuana have anything in common, but researchers at the University of Connecticut have discovered a new function for the chemicals found in hot peppers and pot that calm inflammation in the digestive tract.

Canada to legalize recreational marijuana by mid-2018: report

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party will introduce legislation in the coming weeks that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Canada by mid-2018, reports said Monday.

Trudeau government will legalize marijuana by July 2018

Canada's Liberal government has announced that next month they will be introducing legislation that will legalize marijuana by Canada Day, July 1, 2018.

Cracking down on the marijuana industry will hurt economy

When it comes to the Trump administration's marijuana policy, some governors of states where its sale is legal are justifiably concerned over the federal government's interference with the threat of a crackdown on people who sell the product.

Are legal marijuana sales adversely affecting the environment?

The progressive legislation across the U.S. in allowing the legal cultivation of marijuana is helping many people with defined medical conditions. However, the expansion of growing cannabis plants is having an environmental impact.

CDC — Drug overdose deaths have more than doubled since 1999

Atlanta - New figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that drug overdose deaths in the U.S. have more than doubled since 1999, with a sharp spike in heroin overdose deaths.

U.S. report reviews health impact of marijuana use

A United States report on marijuana, by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, concludes marijuana use can ease chronic pain and help some sleep but it also could raise the risk of becoming schizophrenic.

As marijuana use increases, societal perceptions are altering

Seattle - A new report, seeking to understand if perceptions about marijuana use are changing with the greater liberalization in the U.S., has found the most significant affect to be among eighth- and tenth-graders.

New Keurig-compatible pods give whole new meaning to coffee pot

Many of us can't properly start our day without that first cup of coffee. But for those who also need a little kick with their morning cup of Joe, BrewBudz has got you covered with their new Keurig-compatible coffee pods with added cannabis flower.

Compound for chronic pain treatment without side effects

The brain’s cannabis receptors can be used to help manage chronic pain, in a way that does not trigger the side effects linked with opioid-based pain relievers or medical marijuana.

Denver first US city to allow social cannabis use

Denver - Denver has become the first city in the United States to legalize the social use of cannabis in businesses, including bars, yoga studios and art galleries.

Albania destroys marijuana fields to clean up its image

- Small mountainous Albania was for decades Europe's most isolated country, but now 26 years after toppling communism it has emerged with the unwanted distinction of being the continent's top marijuana producer.

Magnetic nanotech leads to marijuana roadside test

Researchers have successfully used magnetic nanotechnology to develop a rapid test for marijuana in a person. The application will be used as a road side test for police officers.

U.S. court rules in favour of man fired for smoking pot at work

Smoking marijuana at work just got a seal of...near approval from a U.S. court. A state court in Connecticut has just given a man back his job after he'd been fired for imbibing pot while at work but his punishment remains harsh.

Candies laced with marijuana sicken 19 kids at birthday party

San Francisco - The San Francisco Police Department has put a special unit on an investigation into how 19 people, the youngest a six-year-old, became sick on Saturday night, after attending a quinceañera celebration in the city's Mission District.

Study: San Francisco has highest rate of pot smoking in U.S.

Washington - San Francisco, the gleaming city by the bay and financial center of the West, now has another title to add to its allure: marijuana capital.

Son calls police because dad destroys his cannabis plants

Darwin - A man contacted the police in Australia because his father had destroyed the son's small set of cannabis plants. The son was complaining about the destruction of his illicit cultivars.

New study finds weed and alcohol reduce teens’ mental faculties

New research performed on 6,509 middle and high students from Southern California found that alcohol and marijuana use can be detrimental to the youths’ mental health and academic outcomes.

Turning tobacco plants into cannabinoid bio-factories

With the medical marijuana market heating up, the company 22nd Century has announced a new initiative to produce medically important cannabinoids in plants other than cannabis, like tobacco plants.
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The market for pot is in full bloom thanks to burgeoning industrial growing operations, marijuana edibles and a higher demand for equipment from those who want to grow -- or consume -- cannabis at home
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Many new strains could make their way into the scene if wide-scale legalization takes place in America.
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Miami-Dade Police shootout
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A view of a neon sign of a cannabis coffee shop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Six people were injured, four critically, in an explosion in a cannabis grow shop in Madrid, Spain.
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Joints are on the menu at an Amsterdam coffee shop.
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Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit, which was immediately halted for a little while.
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People celebrate after the Senate approved a government-sponsored bill that provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana during a session in Montevideo December 10, 2013
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Marijuana buyers line up outside waiting for store to open with first legal marijuana.
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Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit, which was immediately halted for a little while.
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Dixie Elixirs of Colorado has introduced a brand new line of medical marijuana soda to meet the need for users of the prescription drug who prefer not to be subjected to the effects of smoking weed.
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People celebrate after the Senate approved a government-sponsored bill that provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana during a session in Montevideo December 10, 2013
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