Growing your own medical marijuana just got really complicated

  Canada’s biggest licensed producer of medical marijuana launched its first collection of feminized seeds for sale last week. In response to a federal court ruling, Health Canada reintroduced “provisions for individuals to produce a limited amount of cannabis for their own medical purposes or to designate someone to produce it for them” as part of the Access to Cannabis …

Why Is Marijuana Called Pot?

So why is marijuana called pot? Just like with any other drug, there are many slang terms for cannabis. Some of them are accurately rooted in the plant’s etymology and some are not. If you’ve ever wondered about cannabis etymology and some of its various slang terms, you’ve come to the right place. As widespread legalization and social acceptance of cannabis …

Cannabis Vs. Marijuana

Cannabis is not only a plant; it is also an elegant botanical compound. Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds in the cannabis plant with many beneficial therapeutic applications. The cannabis plant is also the source of fiber and seeds that have tremendous economic value as raw materials for industrial use, food and personal health products. Society is beginning to understand and …

Why Pharmaceutical Companies are Fighting Marijuana Reform

A new study, released by Health Affairs, shows that painkiller abuse and overdose rates are lower in US states where medical cannabis is legal. Ashley and W. David Bradford, a daughter-father pair of researchers at the University of Georgia, scoured the database of all prescription drugs paid for under Medicare Part D from 2010 to 2013. They found that, in the …