Category Archive: Science & Technology

Aug 20

Fake data on marijuana is spewed by a government agency

Government-rooted misinformation has long been central to the very existence of War on Drugs. From government-sponsored anti-marijuana campaigns to the familiar talking points used by politicians over the decades, the Drug War has always been fueled by alleged facts that have no basis in reality.The federal government’s misinformation campaign is still alive and well, even …

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Aug 09

State Lawmakers’ Group Demands Feds Remove Cannabis from Controlled Substances Act – High Times

An influential organization representing lawmakers all over the United States is calling for the federal government to eliminate the cannabis plant from the confines of the Controlled Substances Act.In a resolution published on Monday, a group known as the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) went to the mat for cannabis reform, pushing for marijuana …

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Aug 09

11 Stoner Stereotypes That No Longer Apply – High Times

We’ve come a long way from reefer madness and the evil “Marihuana.” The modern stoner is poised to take over the world.Once stereotyped for our lack of work ethic, laziness and food devastation, the stoner has evolved into an high-functioning member of society. With marijuana being legalized and decriminalized left and right, more people have …

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Aug 07

House Committee Blocks Attempt to Let VA Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana – High Times

Republican lawmakers, who crow endlessly about their love and respect for the troops, have blocked a vote on a bill that would have allowed Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors to recommend medical marijuana as a pain treatment in states where it’s legal.The House Rules Committee stopped a proposed “Veterans Equal Access” amendment from moving to debate …

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Aug 06

Pot & Vets: America’s Shame – High Times

Our first president probably wasn’t aware of the many medicinal properties of cannabis. He probably never smoked the stuff either. Nonetheless, George Washington was an enthusiastic hemp farmer. But if he’d known how important cannabis would be to the well-being of future military veterans—and how the US government would one day outlaw the plant entirely—the …

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Jul 02

Italy Is Leading the Way Toward Pot Legalization and Innovation – High Times

Italy is becoming one of the most progressive countries in Europe for cannabis cultivation, production and innovation. Or maybe it has always been. Alongside olives, tomatoes and the world’s best lemons, Italy has been growing hemp and cannabis for hundreds of years as industrial crops. Cannabis was essential to Italy’s shipping industry, which it supplied with …

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Jun 30

Jeff Sessions Stridently Ignores Cannabis Science at Our Collective Peril – High Times

Opioid overdoses killed in excess of 33,000 people in 2015 and continue to ruin millions of lives, while our ill-equipped government dawdles with absurd and punitive solutions.Attorney General Jeff Sessions refuses to view the situation as a public-health crisis but rather insists on criminalizing, penalizing and filling jails—the exact wrong path to take.Sessions’ stubborn insistence …

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Jun 17

The Importance of Cannabinoids and Pressing Hash – High Times

Frenchy Cannoli is a veteran hash maker, known world-wide for his love of, passion for and as a purveyor of the finest hashish.There are many myths surrounding the correct way to make the highest quality hash possible, with confusion surrounding how to preserve volatile terpenes and cannabinoids in relation to heat. HIGH TIMES sat down with the …

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Jun 01

Terminal Cancer Now in Remission After Cannabis Oil Treatment | Humans Are Free

Stan Rutner received his first cancer diagnosis 25 years ago. He had non-Hodgkin lymphoma when he was in his 50s. After six months of standard cancer treatment, his lymphoma went into remission. Yet, when he was in his late 70s, his health once again began to decline.Ruther had a persistent cough. Concerned, he made a …

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May 14

Study: Cannabis Reverses Aging Processes in Brain – High Times

Here’s some counterintuitive news for those who have been hammered all their lives with claims that cannabis causes memory loss.A new study by scientists at the University of Bonn, written up in the journal Nature Medicine, found that aging mice treated with daily small doses of THC actually experienced a reversal of cognitive decline. That is, they started doing …

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