Cannabis Industry Links We Love

by | May 28, 2016


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His dad came back from the war with PTSD. His friends built an app to help.

When the symptoms of a night terror begin, the app has the ability to take the person out of the deep sleep they’re in while still keeping them asleep. And when the person wakes up in the morning, data from the night before shows how they slept. There’s even an option to send the health statistics to their VA doctor or clinician.

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Medical marijuana access for veterans

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Congress Finally Approves Veterans Access To Medical Marijuana

Then in January of this year, lawmakers wrote a letter to VA Secretary Bob McDonald. The note called on him to change the VA’s rules against medical marijuana.

And this week, an amendment that would change those rules finally received full Congressional approval.

The amendment was tacked onto bills about military funding and budgets. It states that federal money cannot be used to prevent veterans from accessing medical marijuana in states where it’s legal.

As more states legalize marijuana, adolescents’ problems with pot decline

A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states indicates the number of teens with marijuana-related problems is declining. Similarly, the rates of marijuana use by young people are falling despite the fact more U.S. states are legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana use and the number of adults using the drug has increased.

Driving high

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5 Facts About Marijuana and Driving High

In fact, research suggests that people with only a small amount of THC in their blood tend to be safer and more cautious drivers. For example, in simulated driving tests, they drive slower than they normally would and are less likely to overtake another vehicle. They also tend to allow for more space between their vehicle and others.

But driving high can still be dangerous. Problems seem to arise when larger doses of THC are present in the blood. These drivers tend to weave in and out of lanes more, react slower to traffic lights and unexpected obstacles and are less aware of their speed.

Beautiful Oakland, CA

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Oakland’s Ambitious Diversity Plan for the MMJ Industry

The California port city’s lawmakers this month approved rules designed to allocate more medical marijuana business licenses to minorities, especially those in neighborhoods disproportionately affected by the U.S. drug war.

Because blacks and Latinos have been swept up by the War on Drugs, many have criminal records and are therefore barred from the marijuana industry.

Oakland’s new rules – the Equity Permit Program – run counter to national trends in marijuana policy. Many legalized marijuana programs bar people with drug or other convictions from participating.

Cannabis and REM sleep

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Can Marijuana Prevent Dreams?

Here is a simple explanation of a complex biological process: marijuana reduces dreams because it extends your time in deep sleep and reduces your time in REM sleep. Since REM sleep is when you dream, cannabis shortens the time that you are capable of dreaming. As you spend more time in deep sleep, you also increase your chances of waking up from a deep sleep as well. This can cause mental fog.

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