1. Debunking Cannabis Myths – Part 3

    Another in our occasional series on common understandings about cannabis. Myth 7: CBD is non-psychoactive Technically, CBD is non-psychoactive—it doesn’t create euphoria, cravings or compulsion, and its use is non-impairing. It does, though have positive impact on the brain, reducing anxiety, psychosis & cravings, and creating greater alertness. Source: MindBodyGreen   Myth 8: Weed Is…Read More

  2. Debunking Cannabis Myths – Part 2

    This is Part 2 of an occasional series of posts on common understandings of cannabis. Myth 4: THC kills brain cells This myth originated with a now discredited study of three monkeys, claiming to show brain abnormalities after dosing with high amounts of cannabis. Subsequent, larger studies with monkeys showed no physical changes to monkeys dosed daily for a year. Studies with human users in Costa…Read More

  3. Debunking Cannabis Myths – Part 1

    Myth 1: Cannabis leads to harder drugs There are no scientific studies linking cannabis use with adoption of hard drugs. Behavior in the 1980’s suggests an inverse relationship—while cannabis use declined, cocaine soared. Recent studies show a 33% decline in opioid overdoses in states where medical marijuana was legalized. Sources: NORML; drugabuse.com   Myth 2: Cannabis is still far from…Read More

  4. Back to the Future: A Short History of Cannabis

    With cannabis legal in a growing number of states, and public approval of consumption at nearly 50%, it’s easy to think, after a long campaign of demonization, that we’re finally entering a golden age. Truth be told, we may just be going back to the old normal. The real push to discredit cannabis didn’t get going until the 1930’s, and cannabis was still legal in some states until 1970. So,…Read More