Following on from our recent article on the relationship between cannabis use and stroke, we now investigate the role of cannabinoids in mitigating brain damage caused by traumatic brain injury and ischemic stroke. There is mounting evidence to suggest that their various properties have great therapeutic potential.
On July 9th, 2014, Marc Emery, a Canadian politician, cannabis activist, publisher and distributor of cannabis seeds, was released from the federal correctional institution in Yazoo City, in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Emery was sentenced to five years of imprisonment in the U.S. for the online selling of cannabis seeds to American citizens.
Dabbing is the use of a cannabis extract in the form of oil, wax (a honey like substance), ‘budder’ (sticky substance) or shatter (hard, glass like substance). These substances are also referred to as Butane Hash Oil (BHO). By using a powerful heat source the BHO is heated and the vapour that is released is inhaled.
I have always been fascinated to see in how many ways a marijuana high can enhance empathic skills in users. My interest in this effect of marijuana was first sparked when I experienced it myself about 15 years ago. I noticed it with excitement because I had already had a long standing philosophical interest and research focus on empathy. In contemporary philosophy of mind, philosophers like my teacher Simon Blackburn took a fresh look at theories of human understanding and empathy in the late 1980s, arguing for a version of what would become known as the “simulation theory of human understanding”. So far, cognitive scientists and philosophers basically thought that we understand humans on the basis of a learned “folk- psychology”, a quasi-theoretical body of psychological knowledge that allows us to make generalizations and give explanations about how people feel and behave. This position was labelled as the “theory-theory”, because it relied on the claim that we all -mostly unconsciously- use something like a psychological theory when understanding others.
RiverRock actively contributes to the ongoing development of Colorado's medical cannabis legislation. Norton Arbelaez, an owner at RiverRock, holds a seat on the Colorado Department of Revenue's Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee, and is a founding member of the Medical Marijuana Industry Group, a non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting the state’s regulatory framework.
While in the U.S. we visited Compassion Nevada Consulting, a non-profit that donates medical cannabis to patients in need. Nevada has had medical cannabis laws since 2001, but the state only last year voted in favour of opening dispensaries—and facility owner Adam feels that the integrity of the industry may suffer as a result.
The governor of Florida, Rick Scott, has put his signature under a medical cannabis bill. With this signature the proposal is finally adopted and has immediately become effective. This proposal aims to legalize cannabis extracts with low levels of THC and high concentrations of cannabidiol CBD for people with cancer, epilepsy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Sensi Seeds is extremely proud to announce that Super Skunk Automatic has won 1st place in the Highlife Cannabis Cup, during the Dutch Cannabis Liberation Day!
We had the opportunity to tour the facilities of Colorado’s largest medicinal cannabis dispensary, RiverRock Wellness, and talk to Tony Verzura, owner and director of retail operations, who explained the business in detail. In the second of our three-part series, we will take a closer look at the grow operation itself.
We had the opportunity to tour the facilities of Colorado’s largest medicinal cannabis dispensary, RiverRock Wellness, and talk to Tony Verzura, owner and director of retail operations, who explained the business in detail. In this, the first of a series of three articles, we will cover front-of-house operations in the north Denver outlet.
Amami has become a symbol of the Tunisian revolution, boldly fighting against the abuse of the State since 2008. He is one of the most influential activists and has always been part of movements for social justice. It is not the first time that Amami is detained, but this time, his arrest has opened a debate in Tunisia, as the sanctions that can be applied nowadays, for the use and consume of cannabis can reach the five years in prison.
Once per year Sensi Seeds organizes a photo competition on its forum. Good news: the 2014 round of the famous Sensi Seeds Strain photo competition is now officially open! This contest focuses on Sensi Seeds strains grown indoors in all of their development phases. 1st Prize is EUR 300,- worth of seeds on sensiseeds.com.
On Friday 25 April 2014, the verdict was given on the case of organic weed grower Doede de Jong. Although De Jong and his family, his lawyer Tjalling van der Goot and his many sympathisers were fairly confident of a positive outcome, the judge's verdict has hit them like a ton of bricks.
When considering cooking with cannabis, the first recipes that spring to mind for most people are for sweet products, such as brownies and muffins. However, cannabis is also incorporated into traditional savoury dishes in several countries. Furthermore, as laws relax in the USA, a new phenomenon of cannabis cuisine is emerging.
Uruguay will finally enjoy the fruits of its labor, of its tireless fight.Yesterday, May 6th 2014, the decree that regulates the production and trade of cannabis by the State came into force. The rule was approved last Monday, May 5th2014, by the Council of Ministers and after several obstacles, it is ready to start its path.
Although space brownies and other high-inducing baked goods are the first things most people think of when they consider cannabis cookery, there is a long tradition of cooking with hemp in many regions of the world. Many of these traditions still persist, and are increasing in popularity as the hemp industry regains legitimacy.