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Going on a Run May Get You High

"Runner's High" May Be Caused by Natural Release of Cannabinoids

Besides all of the health benefits obvious to those that already regularly get outside and go for a run, a new study's findings might be motivation for those looking for extra encouragement to join the droves of morning joggers: the "runner’s high" that has oft been associated with an endorphin rush may in fact be due to the release of cannabinoids in the body.

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Scare Tactics Trump Facts in Indiana Thanks to "Weed Goggles"

Scare Tactics Trump Facts in Indiana Thanks to "Weed Goggles"

In an attempt to pander to parents instead of using community funding towards real education, students in Hancock County — a conservative community east of Indianapolis — will be subjected to using ridiculous "weed goggles" at an event this weekend.

Innocorp, Ltd. (Creating New Perspectives to Promote Healthy Choices) is the company behind a series of Fatal Vision products. Their Marijuana Simulation Experience provides "the necessary resources to help you build a program to educate about the potential dangers resulting from recreational marijuana use."

No, it doesn't. 

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Lesser Known Cannabinoid May Have More Medicinal Uses Than Imagined

Lesser Known Cannabinoid Has More Medicinal Uses Than Imagined

Everyone knows about THC (you know, the stuff that gets you high) and more and more people are learning about CBD, the main component utilized to treat a plethora of ailments and illnesses in medical marijuana patients — but what about CBG?

Cannabigerol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in early stages of growth in cannabis plants, though more so in the makeup of industrial hemp than strains cultivated for THC. With marijuana research at an all-time high, more scientists and patients are wondering about the possible health benefits of this lesser known cannabinoid.

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Study Shows Cannabis Users Weigh Less, Less Likely to Get Diabetes

Cannabis Users Have Lower BMIs, Less Likely to Get Diabetes

Looking to lose a little weight? Marijuana may be the way.

A study conducted at Quebec University found direct correlation between marijuana use and lower body mass index. Researchers examined a group of 786 Inuit adults age 18-74 over the course of a year and found that the group with the lowest BMI was marijuana users who had never used tobacco or had quit smoking. They also found that marijuana users had a smaller risk of contracting diabetes.

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Our Science is Stronger Than Yours

Our Science Is Stronger Than Yours

Those who oppose marijuana legalization like to lie. We all know it. Those of us who follow cannabis news see it every day. It’s really all they have. It’s how cannabis was made illegal in the first place and how it has stayed that way over the decades.

Many marijuana users may not know this name, but they should: Harry J. Anslinger. Go ahead, click his name and read some of the quotes. I’ll wait.