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Medical cannabis shortages are forcing patients into the black market

Though demand for weed has been high for decades, it's use has soared in recent years due to a wave of medical and recreational marijuana laws sweeping the country. But with increased regulations and limited licenses available...

Arizona using medical cannabis to battle opioid epidemic

A rehab facility in Scottsdale, AZ is using cannabis to treat patients with opioid addictions. Many more rehabs are likely to follow. On Monday, June 5th, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey declared a public state of emergency...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 and Trending – June 13, 2017

As always, it's been a busy week in the world of cannabis. This week's fresh crop of news includes possible medical coverage for MMJ patients, long overdue changes to banking and tax regulations, and...
marijuana vs. alcohol

BATTLE OF THE BUZZ, marijuana vs. alcohol: Round 3 – economic impact

Round 1 of BATTLE OF THE BUZZ covered the personal health effects of marijuana vs. alcohol, and in Round 2 we discussed the impact on society. Today, in our series finale, we’ll be going...
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What’s new in cannabis research this week

Last week’s landmark announcement of a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine had cannabis activists around world shouting, “I told you so!” The study showed once and for all, indisputably, definitively, that...
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Move over kale and spinach, cannabis is the new superfood!

What is cannabis or marijuana? Yes it's a substance that people use to medicate, relax, create, etc., but at its core, it's actually a vegetable. When most people think of "eating weed" their minds probably...
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BATTLE OF THE BUZZ, marijuana vs. alcohol: Round 2 – public safety

In Round 1 of our BATTLE OF THE BUZZ, we discussed the personal health effects of marijuana vs. alcohol. Today we'll be discussing the impact that users of each substance, marijuana and alcohol, have on...
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Medical cannabis recommendations available online, in any state

In this day and age, everyone should have access to medical cannabis, but unfortunately, just getting legislation looked over by representatives can be a monumental challenge in some states. But what if medical marijuana patients had a...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 Stories, May 30, 2017

While much of the mainstream media’s attention was locked on the White House bruhaha and foreign travels, America’s cannabis media stayed focused on the continuing press to bring our national leaders into the 21st...
marijuana vs. alcohol

BATTLE OF THE BUZZ, marijuana vs. alcohol: Round 1 – health effects

With cannabis constantly in the spotlight these days, a lot of people are trying to find answers to age-old questions. For example, which is safer, weed or alcohol? In Part 1 of our Battle of...
Cannabis Neuroprotectant

This is your brain on cannabis

It is one of the great stories in cannabiz lore, the government’s marijuana patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,630,507, on ways of using cannabis as a neuroprotectant. Originally filed in 1999, the patent was awarded in 2003...
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THC may regenerate brain cells and restore cognitive youth in the elderly

Everyone knows that smoking weed as a teenager can slow you down mentally. Marijuana use can make it difficult for young people to focus and retain information. However, the exact opposite is true for older...