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Stop Calling Marijuana a Drug

Stop Calling Marijuana a Drug

In its widest definition, a drug is a chemical substance that changes how the body operates, garnering a biological effect that deviates from "normal." Now, normal is a hard to thing to define. Medically speaking, normal might be considered as everyone but the last few percentage of the population on either side of the spectrum. Tall and skinny, short and fat — there is quite the disparity between friends and even relatives. So if someone needs to go through a process in order to eat or sleep "normally," it is not fair to call them drug users.

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Let's Talk About Addiction

Let's Talk About Addiction

A few days ago, I went on a bitchy tirade about the scare tactics often utilized by legalization opposition, essentially calling out anti-reformers for their lack of education and their convenient use of a one-person study outlining the harrows of weed. In fact, we are all responsible for own education. 

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Medical Marijuana Increases Addiction?

Could Medical Marijuana Users Become Addicted?

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune poses the question, "Could medical marijuana users become addicted to pot?" I am here to tell you no, idiot, medical marijuana poses the same threat to your addiction-prone self as "turning into an absolute monster" when forgoing a morning meditation and your post-savasana acai bowl breakfast. Addiction is defined as the compulsion to engage in rewarding stimuli, often while forsaking responsibilities like work, relationships, and even one's health. 

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LEDs Are the Forefront of Grow Tech

LEDs Are the Forefront of Grow Tech

They backlight your glittering new phone and light up the dust on your trusty Burning Man bike; LEDs have wedged themselves into every facet of our lives, consuming more of our attention as the electronics that depend on them become omnipresent. They have now been developed to the point that they are quite useful for indoor horticulture operations, and therefore, weed. Though, that hasn't always been the case.

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Weed in The Workplace Gets Hazy

Weed in the Workplace Gets Hazy

As a reader here, it should be no surprise that while we have to continue the fight for widespread legalization, marijuana has become so prevalent in its use and adoption into mainstream culture that it starts to have implications that were not previously considered.

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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.