Marijuana use is rising sharply among seniors over 65, study says, and there are serious risks

By Sandee LaMotte | CNN The sweet scent of baking cookies wafting from grandma’s house may be mixed with a more pungent aroma these days. The smell of marijuana. The numbers of American seniors over age 65 who now smoke marijuana or use edibles increased two-fold between 2015 and 2018,…

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Cannabis Reduces Liver Disease And Cirrhosis Risk Among Hepatitis C Patients

Cannabis Reduces Liver Disease And Cirrhosis Risk Among Hepatitis C Patients Around 3.5 million people in the United States are living with chronic hepatitis C, and many of them still don’t know it. Without proper treatment, hepatitis C can cause serious damage to the liver. Around 5-20 people in every…

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Marijuana is emerging among California’s vineyards, offering promise and concern

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, Calif. — It is the fall harvest here in this fertile stretch of oaks and hills that produces some of the country’s best wine. This season, though, workers also are plucking the sticky, fragrant flowers of a new crop. Marijuana is emerging among the vineyards, not as…

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Cannabis Use Linked To Increased Survival Rates Among Heart Attack Patients

Cannabis Use Linked To Increased Survival Rates Among Heart Attack Patients Prohibitionists love to spread misinformation about the harms of cannabis use, even going as far as ensuring the studies on pot reveal negative results. And while some people claim that cannabis use increases the risk for heart attacks or…

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Study Shows Cannabis Use Decreases Opioid Dependency Among Cancer Patients

Study Shows Cannabis Use Decreases Opioid Dependency Among Cancer Patients Interview With Sid Taubenfeld, CEO of Tikun Olam Cancer is a serious public health problem. It’s the leading cause of death worldwide, with an estimated 12.7 million new cases each year in the United States alone. Up to 90% of…

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New Pew poll: Support for marijuana legalization inches up among Americans

Published: Jan 8, 2018, 5:50 pm • Updated: Jan 8, 2018, 5:51 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Marijuana legalization continues to be viewed more favorably by Americans, buoyed by substantial support from younger adults, according to the latest survey from the Pew Research Center. Overall, 61 percent of…

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Jeff Sessions calls for “more competition” among medical marijuana growers for research

Published: Oct 18, 2017, 9:45 am • Updated: Oct 18, 2017, 10:12 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said there should be “more competition” among growers who supply marijuana for federal research, though he…

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Los Angeles might create its own bank for the cannabis industry (among others)

Published: Jul 26, 2017, 3:52 pm • Updated: Jul 26, 2017, 3:55 pm By Elizabeth Chou, The Cannifornian Los Angeles city leaders are looking into the possibility of setting up a public bank that would do business with marijuana dispensaries, as well as cater to affordable housing developers. Council President…

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