While the names THC and CBD may ring some bells, very few are aware of a compound in marijuana called cannabichromene. That’s unfortunate, because cannabichromene is actually the second most abundant cannabinoid in marijuana, which means there is likely more CBC in your cannabis than CBD – even though CBD
The fall 2013 school year started out fantastic for the University of North Texas chapter of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The chapter’s first two meetings drew in the largest crowds the organization has seen to date.
Most Congressman would likely deny having smoked marijuana. But in the past five months the House of Representatives has seen the introduction of three bills that aim to change the federal tax and legal treatment of marijuana sellers and users. Our typical member of Congress isn’t rushing out to swap
Overlooked Texas bill allows police to cite and release for pot possession, will counties take advantage to ease jail costs?
On September 1st, 2007, Texas HB 2391 went into effect with the support of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). This bill allows an officer in the field to perform an arrest for possession of marijuana, then qualify the arrestee as eligible for a field release. If the arrestee qualifies for
Shelby County authorities have found a 100 acre field of marijuana plants which they estimate to be worth about $1 million dollars. Since the discovery on Monday, officers have been busy pulling up the plants and filling trailers as they prepare to burn them. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office initially
Researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found frequency of marijuana use was not significantly associated with health services utilization or health status. These findings currently appear online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Read more
The administration of THC, the primary psychoactive component in cannabis, modulates emotional processing in healthy volunteers, according to placebo-controlled crossover trial data published online by the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology. Researchers concluded: “These results indicate that THC administration reduces the negative bias in emotional processing. This adds human evidence to support
When it comes to any political movement, it can often be tough to see progress, especially for those who don’t spend the majority of their time working within the movement. On the outside looking in, marijuana reform is a tough nut to crack in Texas. Many view the organizations working
Working out could give pot users an extra high — but that may not be as much a boon as users might think. The study, published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, found that levels of THC—marijuana’s active ingredient— were higher by an average of 15% immediately after users exercised. And
What if you were watching the Super Bowl and a pro-marijuana reform ad came on TV during the commercials? There’s a chance that you could see just that. Intuit Quickbooks is running a contest where they will make a professional commercial for the small business or organization that wins. That
According to the newly released 2012 FBI crime statistics, we as a nation are dedicating a bulk of our law enforcement resources to arresting people for simple possession of drugs, with most of the arrests being marijuana related.
Marijuana in pregnancy remains taboo — but does the science justify mothers getting felony convictions for a few puffs? When I was pregnant with my first child (an unplanned pregnancy), one of my first questions for the doctor was: “Could smoking marijuana before I knew I was pregnant have harmed
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper who opened fire from a helicopter on a fleeing pickup carrying what he thought was a drug load near the US-Mexico border, killing two Guatemalan immigrants, will not face criminal charges. A grand jury in Edinburg declined Tuesday to indict him in the
A pair of now ex-Baylor students who were arrested earlier this year have been indicted by a grand jury for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver Psilocin, the hallucinogenic compound in mushrooms.