Neil DeGrasse Tyson Thinks Marijuana Should Be Legal

Neil deGrasse Tyson, the beloved astrophysicist, showed up on StarTalk’s inaugural Facebook Live show to promote his book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, but wound up discussing the legalization of marijuana.  Tom Angell, from a pro-legalization group called Marijuana Majority, asked Tyson if he agreed with the late Carl Sagan, who believed marijuana should be legal.  Tyson responded, “If you really …

How Marijuana May Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer

In what is being heralded as a breakthrough for cancer research, GW Pharmaceuticals announced on Tuesday positive results from a study using a combination of cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol to treat an aggressive form of brain cancer.  Glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM is a “particularly aggressive brain tumor, with a poor prognosis,” according to the British-based biopharmaceutical company focused on developing proprietary cannabinoid medicine.  According …

Is Jeff Sessions’ Objection to Marijuana Racially Motivated?

Much to the dismay of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved a budget amendment in an appropriations bill covering fiscal 2017.  The amendment would protect states with responsible medical marijuana laws from Department of Justice interference and would help prevent a federal crackdown on state-legal cannabis businesses—a position the majority of Americans support. Click here to read the …

It Took Just One Distorted Study for the Media to Freak Out Over Health Risks and Marijuana

A new, widely reported study sensationally claims that marijuana poses significantly greater risks to cardiovascular health, particularly with regard to hypertension, than does cigarette smoking. Don’t believe the hype. A careful review of the study’s methods give reason to pause.  Authors of the study utilized a “retrospective study” design. Rather than identifying current marijuana consumers and comparing their health to …

Methods to Detox from Marijuana

Cannabis plant carries an active compound commonly known as Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the primary reason of high. THC is a fat-soluble chemical. Therefore rather than being mixed with water, THC gets stored in fat tissues. This exclusive property of THC actually makes the process of detoxification easier and simple. However as THC gets stored in fat for the longer …

Why Are So Many Pot Shops in Poor Neighborhoods?

Recreational marijuana retail sales outlets are disproportionately located in poor neighborhoods. That’s what the industry journal Marijuana Business Daily found when it recently analyzed their distribution in two of the first major cities to host legal pot shops. In Seattle, the Daily found that 40 percent of pot shops were in zip codes where the average income was in the bottom …

Putting the Stank in the Dank: 5 Really Foul-Smelling Marijuana Strains

Smell is typically a selling point for pot aficionados. Whether it’s the piney scent of a nice Northern Lights-based bud, the fruity berry aroma of strains like Blue Dream, or the lemon-limey scent of Diesel-based strains, smell sells. But not all pot smells pleasant. There are some strains that exude a downright funky aroma, others whose scent can only be …

Republicans Kill Medical Marijuana Provision for Veterans

Republicans on the House Rules Committee successfully stopped Veterans Affairs doctors from being allowed to recommend medical marijuana in states where the treatment is legal. The  “Veterans Equal Access” amendment will not move to debate on the House floor. GOP lawmakers wouldn’t allow it to be included in the House’s proposed VA funding bill for next year, effectively killing it.  Rep. …