Agriculture

Will Legalization Reduce Cannabis’ Climate Impact?

Will Legalization Reduce Cannabis’ Climate Impact?

What people say green, those who use cannabis will often think of their favorite plant. However, the word green can also describe something environmentally friendly. Unfortunately for the cannabis movement, indoor growing green is often anything but green. Instead, it is a massive drain on resources, requiring huge amounts of electricity and water to work. […]

How the CBD Craze Could Help and Hurt Hemp Farmers

How the CBD Craze Could Help and Hurt Hemp Farmers

In theory, there will a working federal law in place regarding legal hemp farming by the end of this year. The ability of farmers to grow hemp as an industrial crop is a victory hard-won, and at a time when they could certainly use the boost. It’s been hard to be a farmer in recent […]

Cannabis Researcher Suing Federal Government Over Bad Weed

Cannabis Researcher Suing Federal Government Over Bad Weed

Dr. Suzanne Sisley has been the subject of quite a few articles regarding cannabis research and legalization. She has long been one of the only respected academics willing to jump through all the hoops necessary with various federal organizations to perform cannabis-related medical research with an okay by the federal government. Unfortunately, the University of […]

Survey Shows People Use Cannabis Mostly for Sleep and Pain Relief

Survey Shows People Use Cannabis Mostly for Sleep and Pain Relief

According to a recently released poll of people in Colorado buying cannabis at adult retail shops, the two most common reasons that people turn to this popular plant are for pain management and sleep issues. Roughly 65% reported using it for pain, while 74%, some of which overlapped obviously, wanted it for help with sleep. […]

States with Medical Cannabis Use Fewer Opioid Drugs

States with Medical Cannabis Use Fewer Opioid Drugs

In an analysis of opioid use to be published this August in a medical journal, researchers found that many patients will turn to cannabis instead of opioids if given the option. This news is anything but for activists, who have long pointed out that the pain-relieving abilities of cannabis, as well as its ability to […]

Researchers Will Study How Cannabis Use Impacts Pregnancy

Researchers Will Study How Cannabis Use Impacts Pregnancy

Movies and television shows like to use morning sickness from pregnancy as some sort of punchline. A pregnant female character may vomit unexpectedly as a means of obtaining a round of laughter from the audience. However, for many women, the experience of morning sickness is far from amusing. It can persist through all nine months […]

Ohio Could Add Depression, Anxiety As Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis

Ohio Could Add Depression, Anxiety As Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis

One of the most frustrating things about state-by-state medical cannabis legalization is the fact that different states approve medical patients for vastly different medical conditions. Patient who qualify in one state may not qualify in another. Some states are incredibly restrictive, only allowing cannabis access for the most severe of illnesses. Others are more liberal, […]

The Munchies Don’t Make You Gain Weight

The Munchies Don’t Make You Gain Weight

One of the most notorious side effects of cannabis consumption has got to be the experience known as the munchies. Some of the active compounds in cannabis stimulate the appetite, while the overall experience of being high can increase someone’s appreciation of the flavors in their food. The result is that those who overindulge in […]

Minnesota Study Shows Cannabis Relieves Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Minnesota Study Shows Cannabis Relieves Cancer Treatment Side Effects

For decades, people dealing with the pains of cancer and the side effects of cancer treatment told others that they experienced significant relief through leaves of cannabis. It is often anecdote about the relief medical cannabis specifically offered cancer patients that begins to change someone’s mind about the potential medical uses of this plant. However, there […]