INFOGRAPHIC | THE U.S. GOVERNMENT CLASSIFIED THE WRONG SUBSTANCE AS SCHEDULE 1

Did the U.S. Government classify the wrong substance as Schedule 1? Based on the facts and statistics above, we think so! Let your voice be heard and leave a comment below or share this article with your friends on social media. Continue reading INFOGRAPHIC | THE U.S. GOVERNMENT CLASSIFIED THE WRONG SUBSTANCE AS SCHEDULE 1

The Best Strains of Marijuana For Pain Relief

Both of the most common compounds in marijuana ease pain. Believe it or not, research is showing that marijuana may interact with your pain-signaling cells. Both THC and CBD are strong anti-inflammatories. They also interact with other pain systems in your body. Continue reading The Best Strains of Marijuana For Pain Relief

Will Using CBD Hemp Oil Lead to a Positive Drug Test for THC?

Science Revisited: Will Using CBD Hemp Oil Lead to a Positive Drug Test for THC?  Sponsored Article — 1/6/2016 SHARE FAVORITE This article is sponsored by CannaVest, one of the leading suppliers of agricultural hemp-derived CBD from seed to finished products. Disclaimer: The information provided in this column is intended for educational and informational purposes only. CannaVest is not engaged in rendering legal or medical … Continue reading Will Using CBD Hemp Oil Lead to a Positive Drug Test for THC?

Did you know that other plants produce cannabinoids too?

For years, it was thought that cannabis was the only plant capable of producing cannabinoids. However, in the last few years research has been published that shows that cannabis is not the only plant that produces these compounds, and that they are actually quite common! What exactly is a cannabinoid? Cannabinoids are lipid-based molecules that all act to some degree on the cannabinoid receptors, which … Continue reading Did you know that other plants produce cannabinoids too?

THCV: The Sports Car of Cannabinoids

Extracting cannabinoids in preparation for liquid chromatography (LC) analysis. The cannabis plant makes most cannabinoids, like THC, CBD, and CBC, out of CBG-A. CBGV-A appears in the plant much more rarely, and forms similar cannabinoids, except they only have 3 carbon tails (c3), instead of the more common 5 carbon tail (c5). These 3 carbon tailed cannabinoids are referred to as ‘varins’, such that the … Continue reading THCV: The Sports Car of Cannabinoids

Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana

Under a provision in the spending bill passed by Congress over the weekend, states where medical marijuana is legal would no longer need to worry about federal drug agents raiding retail operations. Agents would be prohibited from doing so. (Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press) Evan HalperContact Reporter Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government’s … Continue reading Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.

Last Thursday, the Appropriations Committee voted 16-14 on an amendment to allow marijuana businesses access to federal banking services, a landmark shift that will help states like Colorado, where pot is legal, fully integrate marijuana into their economies. As significant as the vote was, it’s only the latest vote in a remarkable run of success marijuana advocates have had this year on Capitol Hill. “The … Continue reading How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.