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    UCI Receives $9 Million Grant for Marijuana Research

    The University of California at Irvine announced it has recently received a $9 million grant dedicated to researching how long-term marijuana use can affect the brains of young people. This grant was funded by The National Institute on Drug Abuse. State regulators are setting up a plan to award $10 million by the summer of […]

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      Terpenes: The Other Part of Cannabis

      When discussing cannabis, most people concern themselves with the THC and CBD content of the products and have for decades. However, with the increased scientific interest in cannabis and the growing popularity of the marijuana industry, researchers have found a new part of cannabis about which to get excited: terpenes. Terpenes are aromatic organic hydrocarbons […]

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        How Smoking Cannabis Affects Your Lungs

        For the past couple of decades, patients with conditions from glaucoma to terminal cancer have sought treatment for chronic, painful conditions with cannabis products prescribed by their physicians. The health benefits of cannabis and cannabinoids helped to pave the way in shifting public opinion of the still-federally-illicit substance, which has, in turn, helped to legalize […]

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          California, Nevada to See Influx of Cannabis-Infused Beer

          Two Roots Brewing Co. has announced a new kind of artisan brew: “CannaCrafted” beer, a THC-infused beer coming to Nevada in July and, later, California. Cannabiniers, the parent company of Two Roots, claims that their new product can be seen as a healthy alternative to beer. Because it’s non-alcoholic, it’s filled with the electrolytes and […]

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            The Evolution of Cannabis Extracts

            In the complex history of cannabis, there has been a gradually growing paradigm shift away from the traditional method of consuming marijuana and towards a new, more potent method that has been swiftly gaining in popularity. Rather than smoke, cannabis users are turning towards the refinement of pot leaves into oils, extracts, waxes, dabs, and […]

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              California Allows Marijuana to Be Bought and Smoked in the Same Place

              For years, marijuana tourists have been making the journey to Amsterdam in order to peruse smoke shops to purchase marijuana and promptly smoke it right there in one of the famous “coffee shops.” But this decades-old tradition which has put the Netherlands on the map, and drawn hundreds upon thousands of tourists to the country […]

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                The Human Health Aspect of Illegal Marijuana

                Rules for pesticide use is a major issue for states legalizing marijuana. Much of the weed sold in the U.S. has been cultivated using harmful chemicals. Quantifying the problem is a major issue still, because of the lack of regulation and sufficient research on the effects of smoking or vaping these substances. The federal government […]

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                  Moms on Marijuana: A Growing Trend

                  As marijuana legalization across the United States continues to increase, cannabis is given more opportunities to make its way into different facets of everyday life—even those once thought “off-limits.” Pot moms are becoming a burgeoning reality, giving birth to newsletters such as Splimm which was created to give parents who partake in the cannabis industry […]

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                    Bust of Illegal Grower Sparks Enforcement Debate

                    In Deschutes County, Oregon, Sheriff Shane Nelson and District Attorney John Hummel recently announced charges regarding an illegal cannabis growing operation that was stumbled upon by Nelson’s deputies. In their announcement, the duo also criticized the state, saying that the lackluster support for enforcement of the state’s cannabis laws has tied their hands. The case […]

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                      DUI and the Colorado Conversation

                      One of the major problems which has come to light in the wake of successful legalization efforts in state after state has been the issue of DUIs. Although the public has been exposed for decades to ad campaigns against drunk driving, the same effort hasn’t been put into discouraging driving under the influence of cannabis, […]

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