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NYC Comptroller Calls For Legalizing Marijuana For $400 Million Annual Revenue

August 15, 2013 Cannabis as Medicine

BY NICOLE FLATOW ON AUGUST 14, 2013 AT 1:50 PM The New York City Comptroller’s office is recommending marijuana legalization, finding that taxing and regulating the substance would generate revenue of $400 million annually and have even more significant social justice benefits. “Regulating marijuana would keep thousands of New Yorkers out of the criminal justice system, offer relief to […]

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Cannabinoid receptors protect against aging

July 14, 2011 Cannabis

Researchers from the Universities of Bonn and Mainz have made the remarkable discovery that the cannabinoid-1 receptor (CB1) can protect against the aging processes. Text from Kurzweil, original text here: Cannabinoids, such as THC (the active agent in Cannabis sativa) and endocannabinoids, and those formed by the body bind to the CB1 receptors. The existence […]

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Introduction to Polish Addition of Hoffman’s Elixir

July 12, 2011 Beckley in the Media

“This book presents not only the story of one of the greatest scientists of our time, who provided a powerful tool for the study of humanity’s consciousness, but also the intellectual development, visions and thoughts of a man who despite his venerable, century-old age, was able to maintain a youthful spirit and clarity of mind […]

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Review of Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate

July 12, 2011 Beckley Press

A glowing review of the Beckley Foundation’s book “Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate” has been published in POP News (here), the newsletter for the Canadian Institute of Population and Public Health, one of 13 Institutues that comprise the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The review was written by Dr Brian P Emerson This article reflects […]

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Initiative for the regulated legalisation of marijuana filed in Missouri

July 8, 2011 Cannabis

On Wednesday 6th July, two measures that would allow the regulated legalisation of marijuana were filed in Missouri. These would treat the selling of marijuana to adults in a similar manner to that of alcohol, and allow physicians to approve the drug for medicinal purposes. According to Fred Raines, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Washington […]

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Effects of Caffeine on the Brain of Habitual and Non-Habitual Users

July 7, 2011 Research

In a recent double-blind tested, placebo controlled, longitudinal study, scientists from the “Brain, Performance and Nutrition Center” at the University of Northumbria have demonstrated how caffeine interacts with the brain. In non-habitual users, a single dietary dose of caffeine causes significant reduction of blood flow to the pre-frontal cortex. This study tested users with infrared spectroscopy to […]

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