Cannabis Education: The Weekly News Round-Up

by | May 20, 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. If I Can’t Grow and Buy Pot Without Penalty, It Ain’t Legalization

The ability to grow your own medicine in your own home to your own specifications is a huge part of legalization. Many states are overlooking this important right as they legalize cannabis, and it’s one of the biggest failings of legalization. While all progress is important, it’s also important that we make sure our lawmakers know how important it is for people to be able to grow their own cannabis.

2. Cannabis and Fitness: Which Routines Pair Best With a High?

While there’s a stereotype of the couch-locked stoner, many strains of cannabis actually pair perfectly with exercise. Not to mention the fact that cannabis users typically have a lower BMI than those who abstain. Have you tried adding cannabis to your workout?

3. What Are the Positive Long Term Effects of Consuming Cannabis?

Researchers are finally getting an idea of what cannabis can do for us over the long term. We’re learning that cannabis can help create new brain cells, establish and maintain homeostasis, and contribute to sustainable pain management programs. What will we learn in the next ten years?

4. 7 Reasons Why We Need To Support Medical Marijuana

Cannabis is a versatile medicine that can treat a wide variety of ailments. It can support good health, replace medications with dangerous side effects, and give patients and active role in their own healing. What are your reasons for supporting medical marijuana?

5. The Science Behind Medical Marijuana & Migraines

People have used cannabis to treat migraines for centuries, and we’re finally learning how it works. Migraines may be caused by a deficiency in the endocannabinoid system, so consuming cannabis gives the body what it’s missing.

6. Study: Inhaled Cannabis Controls Tics In Patients With Tourette’s Syndrome

A new study shows that cannabis can help people manage Tourette’s Syndrome. While it was a small study, just 19 people, all patients experienced significant improvement. Eighteen out of the nineteen actually experienced less severe tics.

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