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Can CBD protect your dog against fireworks anxiety?

Fireworks can trigger a dog’s nervous system, quickly overwhelming their senses. Here’s what we know about CBD and your furry BFF. People have been noticing a lot of fireworks lately. Maybe it’s due to the fact that we spend most of our time bored indoors, that cities are quieter than usual, or that people just don’t care anymore. One thing is certain: Fourth of July is fast approaching, so we have to be prepared. Here’s where CBD might come in handy. A lot of pets go missing or start acting out of character when there’s an increase in fireworks. These

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Forget the munchies: how marijuana can be an appetite suppressant

A little-known cannabinoid called THCV can trigger your brain to eat less and avoid greasy, fatty foods. Marijuana’s capability as an appetite stimulant is well-documented. And, no, we’re not talking about the “munchies.” We’re referring to its ability to kick-start appetite in potentially life-threatening situations. Cancer, for instance, can induce adverse metabolic changes in patients, causing them to lose their appetites and tissue in the process, which results in a condition called “cachexia.” Chemotherapy drugs often exacerbate these effects, but research shows medical cannabis can boost appetite, mood and caloric intake in cancer patients, while simultaneously battling cancer cells. AIDS

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The link between flavonoids, Alzheimer’s and marijuana

A new study has found that higher long-term dietary intakes of flavonoids are associated with lower risks of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Researchers recently discovered that a low flavonoid intake was associated with Alzheimer’s risk, meaning a diet lacking berries, apples, tea and other flavonoid rich foods could hold one of the keys to the disease. The April 2020 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found, “higher long-term dietary intakes of flavonoids are associated with lower risks of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) in U.S. adults.” The study does not provide an immediate connection between

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Biden-Sanders Task Force gets heated about marijuana legalization

The task force is split on whether to include cannabis reform among its recommendations to Joe Biden for the upcoming election. During the Democratic presidential debates, Joe Biden stood alone on cannabis reform. The majority of candidates had voiced support for marijuana legalization, siding with the more than two-thirds of voters who believed America should end prohibition. Biden instead supported decriminalization and expressed the need to further research the plant before making it available to the American public. That division has represented a point of contention within the “unity” task force Biden formed with former rival Sen. Bernie Sanders since

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NORML says marijuana legalization can play a role in fighting racial injustice

Though marijuana legalization will not solve racial injustice in America, NORML believes it can be “an important part of this emerging discussion.” The National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws released a statement this week detailing how marijuana advocates can play a role in enacting racial justice in America. Following George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, voices across the nation have protested against police brutality and policies that disproportionately target communities of color. Racial inequalities have long existed in enforcing drug policies. According to analysis by the American Civil Liberties Union, African Americans are close to four

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A message from Marijuana Policy Project Executive Director Steve Hawkins

“I decided to join MPP because I believe that we will not fundamentally change policing practices in this country until we put an end to the war on drugs, and it starts with ending the prohibition on cannabis.” I just spent the last two nights immersed in work that is sadly too familiar. I found myself once again providing assistance to lawyers representing an African American family who had lost a loved one at the hands of the police. So often, I am drawn back to where my career began over three decades ago as a young civil rights lawyer

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