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Big-name tech investors are pouring millions into the marijuana industry

September 11th, 2017 at 10:44 am » Comments Off

OAKLAND, California – The storied Silicon Valley venture firm Benchmark Capital has launched a slew of tech companies: Twitter, Uber, Snapchat, Instagram. Now its search for the next big thing has led it to … pot.



Marijuana ‘trimmigrants’ have the hardest job in the industry ― and they could soon be upstaged by robots

April 21st, 2017 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Every summer, tens of thousands of migrant workers swarm a remote area of Northern California — the marijuana-growing capital of the US — to find work as “trimmers” after the weed has been harvested. Their job is to prune the fluffy, green buds with small pairs of scissors to clear them of leaves before they […]



Vaporized marijuana mitigates treatment-resistant diabetic neuropathy, study shows

April 18th, 2015 at 7:15 pm » Comments Off

According to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Pain, vaporized cannabis mitigates pain intensity in diabetic subjects in a dose-dependent manner.  



Medical marijuana for pets

March 24th, 2015 at 2:31 pm » Comments Off

A bill recently proposed in the Nevada state legislature, would grant ailing pets access to medical marijuana.  



Researchers: Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought

March 6th, 2015 at 12:53 pm » Comments Off

Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, when compared with other recreational drugs — including alcohol.  Researchers may also be systematically underestimating risks associated with alcohol use.



Report: legal marijuana the fastest-growing industry in U.S.

February 3rd, 2015 at 6:33 pm » Comments Off

According to a new report, Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States and if the trend toward legalization spreads to all 50 states, marijuana could become larger than the organic food industry.



The states that are next in line for legalized marijuana

January 30th, 2015 at 3:39 pm » Comments Off

President Obama demonstrated a remarkably lenient attitude toward the legal marijuana experiments in the states, during a series of YouTube interviews recently.  In essence he is saying that his administration would not try to beat back these legalization efforts, as the previous administrations have.



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