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V.29 No.12 | 3/19/2020
Soap up for sanity.
Clarke Condé

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The Art of Washing Your Hands

Thirty seconds of sanity while the world goes mad

At times of stress, we have been told a million times to take a deep breath and count to 10. It usually works. Washing your hands can do more than that. There is no act of devotion that is as universally understood as mindful washing. Let that devotion be to yourself.

News on the Green

Samantha Anne Carrillo reports on the impact COVID-19 could have on medical cannabis patients’ choice of cannabinoid delivery method and how social distancing and “shelter in place” orders are impacting cannabis-friendly residents of San Francisco and Baltimore.
V.29 No.5 | 1/30/2020
hug your friends

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Hug Your Friends

As we isolate ourselves in our individual virtual prisons, start more conflicts and spend more time hating those who don't share our opinions, at least we can all agree on one thing: Cannabis is still the best medicine for facing the constant barrage of weekly existential crises. This kind of bipartisan support is rarer than a YouTuber without clinical narcissism. Soak it up while you can.
opioids and cannabis

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Opioids and Cannabis

Not as cut and dry as you may think

Statistics say there is a correlation between access to medical cannabis and lower opioid prescriptions. Can cannabis help end the opioid crisis?
shrooms

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Psychedelic Re-Revolution

Shrooms in the group consciousness again

Last November, the US Food and Drug Administration made an incredible move by designating psilocybin treatments as a “breakthrough therapy” for the second time.
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Grabbing Some Zs

Herb for sleep

Cannabis’ special power to send patients off to slumberland isn't news to anyone. It's so good at it that we connoisseurs have to come up with a lot of special terms like “couchlock,” “heady” and “body high” just to avoid repeating ourselves when we describe its sedative effects.
Why No

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Why We Say “No”

Teen cannabis use on the rise?

Last December, The Boston Globe profiled a youth outreach program that was taking a radical new approach to curbing illicit cannabis use among teenagers. Instead of telling teens to “just say no,” counselors were encouraging them to “smoke less.”
Legalize It, Bro

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Legalize It, Bro

Paths to the plant

Let’s take a look at how a drug once considered a societal scourge by dark forces has come to be accepted by a whopping 75 percent of the nation’s adult population.
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Deep Learning

Cannabis in schools was supposed to be smart ...

Last year's Senate Bill 406, “Medical Marijuana Changes,” caused a stir for a number of reasons. At the forefront of the controversy was a section that gave public school students access to medical cannabis on school grounds.
how to make cannabutter

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Buttering Both Ends

How to make cannabutter

So you've become a voracious cannabis eater and have finally worked up the nerve to take the plunge and bake your own THC-infused treat. But how exactly do you do that?
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Hardball

Calling for an end to player THC bans

Cannabis has spread its tendrils so deep into the American psyche that even our sports have been infected. And we aren't just talking about the petition to make being a Bengals or Browns fan a qualifying condition for a medical cannabis card in Ohio (although that really happened).
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Winter Fruit

We're in full-blown buttoned-down mode, here, people. Old Boomer Winter is back, and he's blowing up a furious mess of depression and anxiety for the whole country. Luckily, we're blessed with the presence of one of the greatest natural predators of the winter blues: that beautiful weed we call cannabis.
terpenes

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Better Together

Terpenes, cannabinoids and the entourage effect

If you sense that cannabis is greater than the sum of its parts, you’re already well on your way to understanding the so-called entourage effect. Discussion of the entourage effect as it concerns cannabis use centers on the complementary, synergistic nature (and resulting effects) of common volatile organic compounds known as terpenes that work in concert with cannabis plants’ natural phytocannabinoids.
V.28 No.43 | 10/24/2019

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(Intro)The Chill Sets In

So much has happened in this short Year of the Pig. Marijuana isn't the pariah it used to be. It's not even the sexy rebel with rolled-up shirt sleeves that it was 12 months ago. Now everybody's doing it. Your grandma's blasé about the whole thing. Oink, oink, baby.
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Presidential Politics and Pot

Smoking with Donkeys and Elephants

Here’s a rundown of major 2020 presidential race candidates’ positions on marijuana legalization.