Treating Pediatric Epilepsy with Medical Cannabis: A Brief History

There has been a relatively recent surge of interest in using medical cannabis to treat pediatric epilepsy, which has created a firestorm between U.S. lawmakers and parents and caregivers, who are demanding access for their children. But the promise of cannabis treatment for epilepsy is nothing new – in fact, using cannabis to treat pediatric epilepsy was […]

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What Medical Conditions Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Prescription?

Medical marijuana remains a contentious subject for many, but the benefits of the plant can no longer be denied. Twenty-eight states have now legalized the medical use of marijuana, including most recently Arkansas, North Dakota, Montana and Florida, who all passed medical use amendments during the 2016 election. Most of these states won’t see prescriptions […]

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Jim McAlpine: Crushing the ‘Lazy Stoner’ Stereotype with Cannabis Athletics

One of the most frequent and well-known labels applied to cannabis users is that of the “lazy stoner” — the idea that cannabis use goes hand-in-hand with a sedentary lifestyle and lack of motivation. Patients, advocates, and cannabis entrepreneurs know that this is false (although of course anyone can get too high to function if they […]

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New Data Shows Double Digit Growth in Legal Cannabis Industry

According to a new report from Convergex, dispensaries in Colorado and Washington posted double-digit growth from 2015 and Oregon retail sales in June and July reached $42 million, compared to the $102 million seen all last year. Colorado dispensary sales reached $458.7 million through July — just $100 million from the total cannabis sales from […]

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How to Make Your Own Solar-Infused Cannabis Oil

The hot days of summer are the perfect time to make a cannabis solar infusion, and a great way to use up any leftover shake you have sitting around. Solar infusions are old folk remedies that make use of the sun’s radiation to cook potent brews of oil, called a carrier oil, infused with medicinal […]

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Five Things to Know About Cannabis Topicals

There is still much to discover about cannabis’ medicinal properties, and its topical uses may be one of the areas we know least about. Most of the information we do have comes from trial and error, digging through old herbal archives, observation, and intuition. Most herbs have multiple uses, so it’s really no surprise that […]

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Dr. Ethan Russo: Endocannabinoid Nutrition

In this week’s podcast episode, Dr. Ethan Russo — one of our earliest and most esteemed guests — returns to the show to discuss his latest article, “Beyond Cannabis: Plants and the Endocannabinoid System.” Dr. Russo is a neurologist and psychopharmacology researcher, and is the former Senior Medical Advisor for GW Pharmaceuticals. He worked as a clinical neurologist in Missoula, Montana […]

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Mowgli Holmes: Creating the Cannabis Family Tree

Mowgli Holmes is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Phylos Bioscience, a cannabis genomics firm whose mission includes telling the evolutionary story of the cannabis plant. Mowgli recently joined our podcast host Shango Los for a discussion of what his research has uncovered to date, how long ago humans began to cultivate cannabis, how Phylos Bioscience […]

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Dr. Greg Gerdeman: Human Endocannabinoid System Awareness

Dr. Greg Gerdeman is an assistant professor of biology at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, whose research has focused on neurobiology and the human endocannabinoid system. He recently joined our podcast host Shango Los for a conversation about what the human endocannabinoid system is, why current medical students are not being taught about it, and […]

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Joy Beckerman: The Future Hemp Economy

Joy Beckerman is the founder of Hemp Ace, in addition to being a nationally-recognized industrial hemp activist and expert. As a hemp consultant, she is a frequently-sought speaker at industry events, and was a panelist in the Economic Benefits of Cannabis and Hemp panel that we attended at this year’s Washington Cannabis Summit. Joy recently […]

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Tad Hussey: Wild-Crafted Probiotic Nutrients

Tad Hussey is the manager of Keep it Simple Organics, an organic soil provider, edible nursery, and hydroponics shop based in Washington State. He also manages the website LogicalGardener.org, and recently gave a presentation about the benefits of organic soil at CannaCon. Tad joins our host Shango Los this week for a discussion about using wild ingredients […]

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Ken “K” Morrow: Learning from Trichome Technologies

Ken “K” Morrow of Trichome Technologies has been at the forefront of cannabis horticulture for decades. His writing has appeared in High Times magazine 50 times over the last 15 years. He has won 9 California Cannabis Cups between 1997 and 2000, has worked as a consultant to many of the top cannabis activists, legislators, […]

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Mike West: Understanding Hemp-Derived CBD

Mike West is an advocate, researcher, and entrepreneur in the world of cannabis and hemp. Currently he serves as the director of manufacturing at Cresco, a cannabis production and processing company in Illinois that holds three of the states 21 cannabis licenses. Mike recently joined our host Shango Los for a discussion about hemp-derived CBD, […]

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Bamboo: Preserving Landrace Cannabis Genetics

Bamboo is the co-founder of Coastal Seed Company, where he is a landrace and heirloom cannabis preservationist. He is currently working to breed a stabilized, high-CBD Afghani landrace varietal called The Last Laugh, boasting a 39 to 1 CBD to THC ratio. He is also the head of extraction research at The Highest Grade Consulting, […]

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Can You Overdose on Marijuana?

One of the most interesting aspects of cannabis is how benign it is to most humans. The lethal limit of ingestion is so high that it is widely considered an impossible feat to die from cannabis consumption. In fact, cannabis is less lethal than many commonly ingested chemicals like ibuprofen, caffeine, alcohol, and most pharmaceuticals. […]

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What Are Cannabis Concentrates?

While most commonly thought about in its flower form, cannabis can be made into concentrated extracts for topical application, oral ingestion, and smoking. These come in many varieties, and are used in many different ways, but three different forms currently dominate the general understanding of what makes up a cannabis concentrate. Kief Kief is the […]

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U.S. Opioid Overdoses at Record High: It’s Time to Wake Up

Most people today are likely aware of the fact that the United States is smack dab in the middle of a prescription painkiller overdose epidemic. Awareness, however, is not nearly enough to scare away a problem so deeply festering and troublesome. Between pharmaceutical-grade oxycontin and blackmarket heroin, the number of annual drug overdose deaths has recently grown to disgusting proportions. 47,055 Americans died from drug overdoses in […]

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Jeremy Moberg: The Benefits of Sun-Grown Cannabis

Jeremy Moberg is the owner of CannaSol Farms and an outspoken advocate for sun-grown cannabis. He is also the president of the Washington Sun Growers Industry Association and the Okangoan Cannabis Association, and has enjoyed a long career of cultivation. Jeremy recently joined our host Shango Los for a discussion about the benefits of sun-grown […]

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Know Your Cannabis: Sativas, Indicas, and Hybrids

Cannabis is a powerful medicine to many, and smoking cannabis can be a fun recreational experience. But — like wine, coffee, and beer — there are hundreds of varieties of cannabis, each with different flavors, effects, and uses. Being green to the subject can be daunting. Luckily, unlike beer and wine, strains typically fit into one of three categories; […]

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Smoking vs. Vaporizing Cannabis

As cannabis continues to win legalization drives around the globe, cannabis research is also advancing, supporting both positive and negative results regarding the use of cannabis. These research advances largely indicate marijuana’s helpfulness in handling a wide range of psychological, physiological and physical disabilities and illnesses, but there also several not-so-stoner-friendly conclusions. The main reason cannabis has been shown to be harmful for […]

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What Are Cannabinoids and How Do They Work?

It’s no secret that marijuana consumption can cause a person to feel “high,” characterized by feelings of euphoria, lethargy, creativity and, in some cases, paranoia and anxiety. But how marijuana makes a person high is a bit more complicated. Though the effects of marijuana consumption depend largely on the mode of ingestion, it is the […]

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Morgan Kristine: Empowering Women in the Cannabis Industry

Morgan Kristine is president of the Marijuana Business Association and founder of the MJBA Women’s Alliance. She is also a long-time cannabis activist, grower, and enthusiast. Morgan recently joined the Ganjapreneur podcast for a discussion with our host Shango Los about the growing number of women entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry, as well as the sexism in advertising which has […]

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Cannabis Can Inhibit and Kill Cancer Cells, U.S. Government Confirms

The U.S. Department of Health has released findings confirming that cannabis can kill and inhibit the growth of cancer cells in mice and rats. The National Cancer Institute’s website states that ”laboratory and animal studies have shown that cannabinoids (the active ingredient in cannabis) may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells.” […]

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Medical Marijuana is Here to Stay: Five Reasons Why

Medical marijuana is old news in most of the United States. As we look forward at the continuing progress of marijuana-related legislation in our country, the discussion is largely about legalizing the plant for recreational use, rather than for medical use. But despite the majority of Americans’ comfort with and recognition of the medical benefits […]

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