Marijuana may not help people with chronic pain sleep better, particularly if they are regular and frequent users of the drug, according to a study published online this week in the journal BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. A second study published in the same journal suggests that cannabinoids, the active chemicals in marijuana, may not be reliably effective in relieving cancer-related

PLANT MEDICINES & PSYCHEDELIC HEALING Plant medicines and psychedelic healing are getting serious attention from many quarters of the mainstream these days. A smorgasbord of doctors, shamans, veterans, academics, psychonauts, and therapists gathered at UCLA to talk about psychedelic drugs and their potential to save humanity from itself. This was the Los Angeles Psychedelic Science Symposium (LAPSS), the first conference of its

Breakthrough in banking for the cannabis industry Hemp, marijuana’s taxonomically identical twin and the source material for the CBD products found anywhere there is money to be made in America, is legal — but not 100% legal. Last year’s farm bill explicitly legalized the cultivation, production, and sale of industrial hemp, but many hemp farmers and entrepreneurs are going through the cannabis


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