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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Within the first two months of legal marijuana sales in Colorado, property crimes decreased by 14%, and homicide rates were down by 67%. Video games train the human brain to make faster real life decisions. A study found that anxiety disengages the prefrontal cortex, a region of the brain that plays an important role in flexible decision making. Without your little finger, you would lose 50% of your hand strength. ~ Happy Friday!~ source: @Fact twitter.com/Fact  

Pot-Infused Cuisine Will Be The Next Big Trend, Food Expert Predicts

Pot-Infused Cuisine Will Be The Next Big Trend, Food Expert Predicts

Dalhousie’s Sylvain Charlebois urges policy to minimize risk, survey indicates interest in pot-infused dishes A professor of food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University in Halifax predicts marijuana will be a growing trend in the food industry, and says policy needs to be implemented to minimize risk. Bill C-45 does not include the legalization of edible cannabis products, and Ottawa has said it would deal with those products at a later date. Sylvain Charlebois conducted research alongside Simon Somogyi, a…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

  It’s ok and “I’m fine” are the two most common lies spoken in the world. Marijuana was initially made illegal in 1937 by a man who testified the drug made white women want to be with black men.   Giving up alcohol for just one month can improve liver function, decrease blood pressure, and reduce the risk of liver disease and diabetes. Research has shown that people are happiest at 7:26pm on Saturday evening.   ~ Happy Friday!~ source @Fact…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Optimistic people are 23% less likely to die of cancer and 30% less likely to die from heart diseases. Porphyrophobia is the fear of the color purple. When people feel physically cold, they seek out psychological warmth, like watching a romantic movie that will make them feel warm inside. Optimistic people are 23% less likely to die of cancer and 30% less likely to die from heart diseases. Adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per day. Eating mangos one hour…

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Study Highlights Medical Marijuana’s Underexplored Potential For Helping Opioid Addiction

Study Highlights Medical Marijuana’s Underexplored Potential For Helping Opioid Addiction

A small human pilot study, along with a number of animal studies, are revealing that cannabinoids, extracts of cannabis legally sold as medical marijuana, could reduce cravings and ease withdrawal symptoms in heroin users. In light of the U.S. opioid epidemic, this is a neglected area of research that quickly needs attention, argues neurobiologist Yasmin Hurd of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who studies how both cannabinoids and opioids act on the brain. She discusses her position…

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6 Scientific Reasons Why You Should Consider Not Smoking Weed On A Regular Basis

6 Scientific Reasons Why You Should Consider Not Smoking Weed On A Regular Basis

It’s about being balanced and informed. Exploring the upsides and downsides to cannabis. We’ve reported a ton on the benefits of cannabis and its potential in medical applications, but what about the other side of the coin? Is it fair to say cannabis comes with no downsides? When treating people and seeing positive benefits, what negative effects might also come? Marijuana has been the subject of intense debate over these last few years. Now legal in multiple states in the…

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Study Finds Alcohol Makes You Aggressive; Pot, Pretty Much the Opposite

Study Finds Alcohol Makes You Aggressive; Pot, Pretty Much the Opposite

Pot heads are mellow, drunks can be mean. That’s the common wisdom, and now, thanks to a group of researchers from the Netherlands, it has some scientific validation. In a just-published study in the journal Psychopharmacology, they found that—doh!—people on  booze act out, while people on pot peacefully space out. “The results in the present study support the hypothesis that acute alcohol intoxication increases feelings of aggression and that acute cannabis intoxication reduces feelings of aggression,” the researchers concluded. The study…

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Seniors With Access To Medical Marijuana Use Fewer Prescription Drugs

Seniors With Access To Medical Marijuana Use Fewer Prescription Drugs

Physicians wrote significantly fewer prescriptions for painkillers and other medications for elderly and disabled patients who had legal access to medical marijuana, a new study finds. In fact, Medicare saved more than $165 million in 2013 on prescription drugs in the District of Columbia and 17 states that allowed cannabis to be used as medicine, researchers calculated. If every state in the nation legalized medical marijuana, the study forecast that the federal program would save more than $468 million a…

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Edible Marijuana in Canada’s Future

Edible Marijuana in Canada’s Future

Pesto With a Punch: Edible Marijuana in Canada’s Future Munching treats like ‘weedish meatballs’ may soon outpace smoking, but some doctors are concerned By Chris Brown, Chris Corday, CBC News  Last Updated: Apr 09, 2016 Canada’s infatuation with getting a legal high may soon lead straight to Mary Jean Dunsdon’s Vancouver kitchen. The self-described diva of cooking with cannabis has been baking and selling intoxicating edibles for the better part of 20 years. “I’ve easily sold 700,000 to one million…

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Canada Plans to Use Its Marijuana Revenue in the Best Possible Way

Canada Plans to Use Its Marijuana Revenue in the Best Possible Way

Kyle Jaeger  DECEMBER 22ND 2015 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become one of the marijuana legalization movement’s greatest allies since taking office in October. And his latest plans for legal pot demonstrate how the public can benefit from marijuana whether or not they are smoking it. Once the country implements its legalized marijuana system, Trudeau said that revenue from pot sales will fund addiction treatment, mental health services, and education programs. Rather than put the money toward general revenues,…

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