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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the History of Marijuana

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the History of Marijuana

Keri Blakinger, Substance Waking Times This article was originally featured at Substance.com and reprinted here with permission. Fancy yourself a connoisseur of all things weed? Then see whether this trip from ancient China to modern Alaska takes you anywhere unexpected. What do Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, Justin Bieber, Maya Angelou and well over 100 million […]

By October 9, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
7 Ways Cannabis Legalization Has Already Benefited Colorado

7 Ways Cannabis Legalization Has Already Benefited Colorado

Jeff Roberts, Collective-Evolution Waking Times January 1st 2014 saw the opening of the very first cannabis shop in Colorado as the cultivation, manufacture and sale of the controversial plant became fully legalized. Since then, the state has seen a lot of promising results. Laura Pegram of Drugpolicy.org wrote in her article, Six Months of Marijuana Sales: Positive Trends […]

By September 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Hemp-Based Batteries Could Change the Way We Store Energy Forever

Hemp-Based Batteries Could Change the Way We Store Energy Forever

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease Waking Times As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model material for supercapacitors. They’re presenting their research, which a Canadian start-up company is working […]

By August 18, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
6 Reasons To Juice Rather Than Smoke Cannabis

6 Reasons To Juice Rather Than Smoke Cannabis

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease Waking Times Juicing cannabis usually involves blending or pressing fresh plant material instead of buds that have been dried or aged. Some believe that raw cannabis should be treated as a dietary staple. Cannabis is one of the most versatile plants with few others matching its medicinal powers. Separating the myths from […]

By August 11, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
I Am Serving a 10-Year Mandatory Minimum for Marijuana in Colorado

I Am Serving a 10-Year Mandatory Minimum for Marijuana in Colorado

Eddy Lepp, Cannabis Now Waking Times Oh, the joy and heartbreak of being here in Colorado. It is somewhat ironic that the Feds would send me here, to the only state that has made sales of marijuana completely legal, not only for its own citizens but also those just passing through. I am serving a […]

12 Negative Aspects of Consuming Cannabis

12 Negative Aspects of Consuming Cannabis

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times The progressing liberation of cannabis has been brought about by a surge in information on the positive medical and recreational benefits of this healing plant. There is a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating how this plant can be of tremendous medicinal value in fighting and coping with many […]

10 Biggest Pot Myths, Debunked by Science

10 Biggest Pot Myths, Debunked by Science

Paul Armentano, AlterNet Waking Times By any objective analysis, cannabis and cannabinoids exceed the FDA’s existing standards for medicine. Medical cannabis opponents are fond of promoting many myths and misconceptions about the herb. Here are the facts. 1. Medical cannabis is too dangerous to recommend as a medicine The cannabis plant and its biologically active constituents, known […]

What’s the Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana?

What’s the Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana?

Angela Bacca, AlterNet Waking Times The largely misunderstood distinction now has two correct answers. What is the difference between hemp and marijuana? The short answer: semantics. The long answer: the difference is a largely misunderstood distinction that now has two correct answers, a legal one and a scientific one. And like all things proven by […]

Study Shows The Therapeutic Effects of Cannabis on Autistic Children

Study Shows The Therapeutic Effects of Cannabis on Autistic Children

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease Waking Times A new study on how marijuana affects autism will undoubtedly fuel the flames of the debate over medical cannabis, particularly given its implications on the uncharted use of pot in kids for medical conditions. The study on how marijuana affects autism is not the first to suggestcannabinoids can be […]

Debunking the 5 Biggest Myths About Cannabis

Debunking the 5 Biggest Myths About Cannabis

Owen Poindexter, AlterNet Waking Times The more research is released, the more legalization makes sense. Back in the 1930s, the arguments to criminalize cannabis were bizarre and openly racist. The anti-pot crusader Harry Anslinger made all sorts of over-the-top claims, such as, “Marihuana is a short cut to the insane asylum. Smoke marihuana cigarettes for a […]

Cannabis Less Addictive Than High Fructose Corn Syrup & 6 Other Things They Don’t Want You to Know

Cannabis Less Addictive Than High Fructose Corn Syrup & 6 Other Things They Don’t Want You to Know

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease Waking Times There are so many addictive substances in our society that we humans love to portray as evil. We label them as such because of our tendencies and repetition towards anything that is considered to have negative consequences. We are never to be accountable for our actions or behavior–it’s always […]

The Benefits of Medical Cannabis

The Benefits of Medical Cannabis

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Marijuana has been legalized in a number of US states; 20 states have legalized cannabis for medical purposes; two states—Colorado and Washington state—also permit recreational use. Certain forms of cannabis are actually very potent medicine, with few or no psychoactive effects. In California, medical marijuana has been legal for 18 years. […]

Free Weed – A ‘Joint’ Venture?

Free Weed – A ‘Joint’ Venture?

Soren Dreier, Guest Waking Times I have a special category for the use of Cannabis either for recreational use or medicinal use against several ailments. The reason is that it is a miraculous plant and it should be free to use without fearing the punishment of the Matrix. But, and there’s always a but, since […]

By January 22, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
The Life-Altering Consequences Of Marijuana Possession in New York City

The Life-Altering Consequences Of Marijuana Possession in New York City

Johnny Green, The Weed Blog Waking Times Last night, BuzzFeed released a gripping video about one New Yorker’s harrowing experience of being arrested for marijuana possession.  A Marijuana Arrest  tells the story of former Manhattan Public School art teacher Alberto Willmore, who recounts how his life was upended after NYPD officers aggressively seized and charged him with marijuana […]

By December 11, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Study: The ‘Gateway Drug’ Is Alcohol, Not Marijuana

Study: The ‘Gateway Drug’ Is Alcohol, Not Marijuana

Stephen C. Webster, The Raw Story Waking Times A study in the August edition of The Journal of School Health finds that the generations old theory of a “gateway drug” effect is in fact accurate for some drug users, but shifts the blame for those addicts’ escalating substance abuse away from marijuana and onto the […]

By December 5, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Although Marijuana Smoke Contains Many of The Same Constituents as Tobacco Smoke, It Does Not Adversely Affect The Lungs

Although Marijuana Smoke Contains Many of The Same Constituents as Tobacco Smoke, It Does Not Adversely Affect The Lungs

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease Waking Times I’m a huge advocate of using cannabis in its purest form to maximize its therapeutic benefits. Smoking it should be your last resort to achieve the array of health benefits is has to offer. However, a large-scale national study suggests that even moderate use of marijuana is less harmful to […]

By September 10, 2013 8 Comments Read More →
A New Amendment to the Farm Bill May Allow Industrial Hemp Research

A New Amendment to the Farm Bill May Allow Industrial Hemp Research

Waking Times The new Bipartisan Polis-Massie-Blumenauer Amendment would permit America’s colleges and universities to conduct important agricultural research in states that support industrial hemp farming Many supporters of the medical marijuana and industrial hemp movements would agree that the antiquated and ineffective war on drugs is preventing us from growing a plant that aides in managing physical and […]

Is Medical Marijuana Safe For Children and Adolescents?

Is Medical Marijuana Safe For Children and Adolescents?

Kent Mao, Contributor Waking Times  Success stories of medical marijuana use in children range from the treatment of disorders that affect classroom performance such as autism and ADHD to life-threatening conditions such as epilepsy and cancer. But while a growing number of doctors are beginning to consider medical marijuana as a legitimate form of clinical therapy, […]

The Other IRS Scandal: Outright War Against Marijuana Dispensaries

The Other IRS Scandal: Outright War Against Marijuana Dispensaries

Clarence Walker, AlterNet Waking Times “Should the IRS campaign be successful, it will … eliminate tens of thousands of well paying jobs, [and] destroy hundreds of millions of dollars of tax revenue.” Dispensaries providing marijuana to doctor-approved patients operate in a number of states, but they are under assault by the federal government. SWAT-style raids […]

Why Research is Right About Smoking vs. Eating Medicinal Marijuana

Why Research is Right About Smoking vs. Eating Medicinal Marijuana

Kent Mao, Contributor Waking Times Late last month, a new study on medical marijuana peaked my interest after making headlines around the world. Covered by major media outlets such as NBC and WebMD, the story was reported along the lines of: Marijuana Pills Are Better Pain Killers Than Marijuana! (1,2) Disregarding the ironic way in […]

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Video – Fourteen ways that a small farm in Uganda re-uses plastic drinks bottles.

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
DMT – The Inner Path to Other Worlds

DMT – The Inner Path to Other Worlds

Video – DMT is a psychoactive chemical produced by the human body and by many plants that causes intense visions and can induce its users to quickly enter a completely different “world.”

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Impact of Voting Within the Confines of Society

The Impact of Voting Within the Confines of Society

Video - Russell Brand and Lawrence O’Donnell discuss the impact that voting lacks within the current structure of the political system and society.

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Could You Give Like This Man?

Could You Give Like This Man?

Video – Research suggests that not only is giving good for you—your health, your happiness, and your sense of purpose—but gift-giving activates the good things that people do to heal a wounded world.

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Has Ghana Become the World’s Toxic Dumping Ground?

Has Ghana Become the World’s Toxic Dumping Ground?

Video – A new study has identified the Agbobloshie dumping yard in Ghana’s capital Accra as the place which poses the highest toxic threat to human life.

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