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Clinical Guidance for Medical Cannabis Dosing

By Michael Peña
Everyone has a horror story when it comes to edibles. Though the effects are usually amusing in hindsight, something as simple as a cookie or a brownie can be a recipe for disaster if you take one bite too many. My story came when I accidentally ate too much of a complimentary budtender care...
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Celebrate National Beer Day with These Infused Brews

By Michael Peña
National Beer Day (April 7) is a very real international holiday that commemorates the 1933 signing of the Cullen-Harrison Act, which legalized low-alcohol beer and wine ahead of Prohibition's full repeal later that year. Besides their historic illicit status, hemp and hops are actually more...
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The Role of Psilocybin in Cancer Hospice

By Michael Peña
Some studies suggest spirituality and religion can improve the quality of life for terminally ill cancer patients in hospice care. Enhanced spiritual well-being serves as a buffer against depression and hopelessness, and a positive outlook is associated with better medical outcomes.
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Prohibitionists Apparently Love Border Violence

By Michael Peña
According to new research published in The Economic Journal, the legalization of medical marijuana plays a significant role in reducing violent crime in the border states. Most cannabis consumed in the U.S. is imported from Mexico, where seven cartels operate a daunting drug-smuggling...

Cannabis Might Help Prevent and Treat Diabetes

By Michael Peña
Diabetes is quickly becoming the most expensive disease in the United States, costing upwards of $100 billion yearly for diagnosis and treatment. With an estimated 285 million diabetics worldwide (and a projected 438 million by 2030), one in seven adults in the U.S. are currently diagnosed...
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Cannabis Helps Reduce Alcohol-Related Liver Damage

By Michael Peña
Drinking is an American sport, and its public are gladiators. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that “excessive alcohol use” accounts for the loss of 88,000 American lives per year. Drunk driving accidents only account for about 10,000 of the deaths, which means...
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Stop the Shakes: Cannabis and Parkinson’s

By Michael Peña
The secret is out: Cannabis is one of America’s favorite pastimes, and with 29 states having some form of legalization, we’re only getting closer to shattering the century-old stigma. While aficionados have been preaching the gospel for decades, the movement is quickly gaining more...