Brain Science & the Endocannabinoid System

Professor Greg Gerdeman on brain science, the neurobiology of stress, and how the discovery of the endocannabinoid system has liberated cannabis from the drug abuse paradigm. Here is a wonderful interview with Professor Gerdeman with Project CBD:

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Marijuana poses challenges for employee drug tests

Employers across the country are finding it difficult to hire potential job candidates who are willing and able to pass drug tests, according to a New York Times report by Jackie Calmes.

While the problem hits unskilled or low-skilled workers more, it also impacts higher-skilled jobs, Calmes said. She said marijuana remains the biggest culprit for candidates not passing drug tests.

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The Problem with Current Cannabis Growing Techniques

We have a pesky, non-organic thorn in our side. Our current agricultural system is not based on sustainable means of cultivation and, unfortunately, this also applies to much of cannabis farming today. While the “organic” marijuana movement is gaining momentum, the vast majority of cultivators grow cannabis as a monocultural crop, which often entails the use of toxic pesticides and plant growth boosters to maximize profit.

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Blood Tests For Cannabis Drivers Are Unscientific

A new study has concluded that state tests of the impairment of drivers who have smoked cannabis do not have any scientific basis.

The study released Tuesday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that drivers can have a low level of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in their blood and be unsafe behind the wheel, while others with relatively high levels may not be a hazard.

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3 Things That Happen When You Consume Marijuana And Caffeine At The Same Time

Coffee, tea, and alcohol are probably the most socially-condoned addictions in the Western world. But as smoking a J rapidly becomes almost as normal as a morning cup of joe, many people are doubling-on and combining their low-level vices.

Using THC and caffeine in tandem doesn’t cause the wooziness many people get when they drink and smoke at the same time. But caffeine and THC still work together in surprising, if less-intense, ways.

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What Counts As ‘Medical Marijuana’ Varies From State To State, And That’s A Problem

Research suggests that marijuana – or more specifially compounds in marjuana – may have potential as a treatment for epilepsy and chronic pain, among other conditions. However, more research is needed to fully understand any potential health benefits from the substance.

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Summary of California Adult Use Marijuana Act

Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act: Executive Summary

Overview: 

– The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Adult Use of Marijuana Act) is designed to allow nonmedical marijuana for responsible adult use, and establish a strict regulatory system, modeled after the medical marijuana legislation passed with bipartisan support and signed into state law in 2015, to facilitate the transition to a legal market.

– The Adult Use of Marijuana Act proposes the toughest regulations of any adult-use marijuana proposal submitted to date — in the interests of protecting children and preventing diversion to the illegal market.

– The Adult Use of Marijuana Act addresses five main components: adult use of nonmedical marijuana, medical marijuana, regulation of nonmedical marijuana, taxation, and criminal penalties. Revenue raised from levies on marijuana will be dedicated to three sources: Youth Substance Abuse Education, Prevention and Treatment; State and Local Law Enforcement; and Environmental Restoration and Water Protection.

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