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Higher potency weed hitting market raises health concerns

As more states legalize marijuana, more people in the U.S. are buying and using weed — and the kind of weed they are buying has become much stronger. In turn, this has lead to a jump in emergency room visits.

Emergency calls for pets eating cannabis have increased 765%

Just as parents should keep marijuana-dosed candies out of reach from unsuspecting children, pet owners should take every precaution to keep edibles away from treat-seeking dogs.

U.S. Congress agrees on legislation to make growing hemp legal

Washington D.c. - The U.S. Congress has finally come to an agreement on proposed legislation that would make it legal to grow hemp in the U.S. for the first time in almost a century.

Many low potency products expected as Canada legalizes marijuana

On October 17 legal recreational marijuana will go on sale in Canada. Some industry insiders claim this will create a strong demand for less potent products as new customers enter the market.

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.

Denver health officials issue warning over THC-infused capsules

A food safety advisory has been issued by Denver's Department of Environmental Health for RX Green's "Autopilot" capsules, a marijuana-infused product, after completion of a food safety inspection.

Medical marijuana credited with recovery of shot canine

A canine shot several times and left for dead in rural Kansas is reportedly now on the mend thanks to daily doses of CBD Oil, extracted from the marijuana plant.

NY sees spike in number of hospitalizations due to synthetic pot

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday that synthetic marijuana has sent 160 people to hospitals in the state since April 8, a spike that has health authorities warning the public that the substances are dangerous, and also illegal.

Op-Ed: People are just exploding for pot these days

As more states move to legalize marijuana, the availability of this herb has allowed some enterprising people to develop new ways to get even higher. The newest trend is the extraction of THC from pot to create a concentrate known as marijuana wax.

One of the most aggressive brain cancers shrunk by cannabis

Shrinking brain tumors with two of marijuana’s key ingredients — tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol — has proven successful, according to the result of a new study.

Study finds marijuana increases paranoia in some users

A new study from the University of Oxford has found that the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis can cause paranoia in some users. Using 121 subjects, the double-blind study subjected some to THC and others to a placebo.

Why marijuana causes the munchies

Bordeaux - Is it only anecdotal or does marijuana entice users into feasts of “munchies?” Who better to answer this question than scientists from the gourmet-land, France.

Op-Ed: Legalization of marijuana biggest yawn in Colorado since Y2K

Denver - Neither Denver nor Colorado has been ablaze with police cruiser lights since marijuana was legalized on Jan. 1. News wise it could be compared with Y2K.

'Pot-bellied' pig could take on a whole new meaning

We have all seen pictures of them — pot-bellied pigs — the little short-legged porcine that supposedly make a good pet. Those grunting little creatures are not raised for food, but their cousins that are, may soon be "pot-head" pigs flying high.

Medical marijuana already available throughout U.S.

Denver - For more than a year medical marijuana has been available online throughout the nation from websites. Just call it hemp, not weed.

France authorizes first medical marijuana treatment

Paris - Pressure to remove laws criminalizing even the use of marijuana for medicinal uses grew Thursday as France approved its first use, a medication used to help MS sufferers.

Op-Ed: Marijuana is an exit drug for some

Denver - The No. 1 reason many anti-marijuana propagandists give for keeping weed criminal is that it is a gateway drug. They claim it leads to other, hard drugs.

Op-Ed: Marijuana investments next big thing Special

Denver - It’s no secret that marijuana will be the next gold rush, though comparisons to the Internet rush might be more appropriate. No one could have expected that every house would have several computers.

Op-Ed: Clock ticking down to first legal weed in the nation

Denver - John Denver's Rocky Mountain High attracted many people to Colorado. Now the real thing will be legal, effective at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Smoke 'em if you got 'em in Denver

Denver - The city of Denver is dropping a proposed rule against marijuana smoking on the front porch. Front yards and back yards are fine also.

HIV-1 may be weakened by THC to enhance antiviral therapies

New research reveals that it is possible that compounds that stimulate the cannabinoid type 2 (CB2) receptor in white blood cells can make the HIV-1 infection weaker.

Random pot use has no adverse effects on lungs, new study shows

Birmingham - A new study has found infrequent use of marijuana does not appear to have a detrimental effect on the health of lungs, with a certain amount of lung health improving slightly, according to a new study.

Op-Ed: New research — Cannabis receptor in brain protects against aging?

Bonn - In a truly beautiful twist of culture vs. science which few people could have envisioned, German researchers have discovered that turning off a receptor related to cannabinoids causes mouse brains to age. There’s a similar receptor in humans.

Cannabis ingredient improves appetite, taste for cancer patients

A new study shows THC, the active ingredient in cannabis, improved appetite and sense of taste for cancer patients who also reported sleeping better from cannabinoid therapy.

Doctor: Pot can hurt young brains Special

London - Is pot harmless? Dr. Elizabeth Osuch doesn't think so, certainly not when it is being smoked by young people. The mix of chemicals, she said in a recent talk, "can disrupt and kill (young) brain cells."

Is marijuana more potent today?

U. S. government researchers have found that the average potency of marijuana has now exceeded 10 per cent, and they predict it will continue to rise in the future.

Is Marijuana A Miracle Plant? Another Medical Find Shows THC Fights Bacteria

Researchers in Italy and Britain have found another medical use of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. That lovely chemical in marijuana that gets tokers high may also fight super bugs.

Another Medical Use For Marijuana Is Discovered Without The High Effect

It's not just the THC in marijuana that is beneficial for medical use scientists have discovered, cannabinoid helps combat inflammation without getting you high. The active ingredient of the plant could help sufferers of arthritis and other ailments.

Marijuana Is Getting Stronger, Does That Mean You Can Get Hooked On It?

In the past year, marijuana's potency has increased to the highest levels the happy herb has seen in the past 30 years. According to the White House, that may mean it's not as harmless as it used to be.

Researchers May Have Found A Way To Use Marijuana Medically Without The High

The days of a legal medical high from marijuana may be numbered. Scientists researching how to get the medical powers from the plant without the memory-robbing properties may have found the way.
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