Cannabis Education: The Weekly News Round-Up

by | Jan 30, 2017

Every week we share our favorite cannabis news and research. We’d love to see your favorites as well — please share them with us in the comments or on our Facebook page.

1. Three Different States Protect Employees Who Use Cannabis

First, I read about a bill in Washington that would protect medical marijuana patients from being fired for using cannabis. It’s a great idea and I hope it passes. Then I read about a bill in Oregon that protects everyone who uses cannabis, medical and adult users alike. That one sounds even better! Finally, I read about a judge in Texas who ruled in favor of a woman who used cannabis while on vacation in Colorado. This trend is incredible.

It was a banner week for the rights of workers who use cannabis. Let’s hope those bills pass and that ruling sets a nationwide precedent.

2. Muscular Dystrophy: 3 Ways Cannabis Can Ease The Symptoms Of MD

While clinical trials on cannabis and muscular dystrophy are nonexistent,1 there is plenty of anecdotal evidence that cannabis can help. We know cannabis can alleviate pain and it can also decrease the muscle spasms caused by muscular dystrophy; alleviating these symptoms can improve the quality of life for many patients.

3. The Old Person’s Guide to Newfangled Marijuana Dispensaries

While you still need a doctor’s recommendation to legally buy cannabis in California, this is great advice for anyone new to shopping in a dispensary.

4. How and Why You Should Microdose Cannabis

Check out this comprehensive guide to microdosing. It explains a few different methods and why anyone might want to use such small doses of cannabis.

5. More of the Same: Trump to Retain DEA Chief Rosenberg

The problem with more of the same is that the head of the DEA takes direction from the U.S. Attorney General, who takes direction from the POTUS. Chuck Rosenberg has a terrible track record when it comes to cannabis; combine that with an anti-cannabis Attorney General like Jeff Sessions and the unpredictability of Donald Trump and we could see years of progress rolled back.

6. How to Stop the Munchies When You’re High

Avoiding the munchies is all about having a plan. This article lays out a strategy to help you avoid overeating when you’re using cannabis.

7. What Does Being “High” On Cannabis Feel Like?

If you’re new to cannabis, it can be a little intimidating to try something that you’ve been told is a dangerous, illegal drug. Fortunately, cannabis is actually quite safe and it is slowly being legalized across the country. So what does it feel like when you use it? This article explains several different variations of the experience of using cannabis.

8. Cannabis and Epilepsy Treatment

Did you know that over 1/3 of childhood deaths are caused by epilepsy? No wonder parents are giving their children cannabis to help stop their seizures. Clinical trials are finally underway, which might give families the answers they need.

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