CANNABIS CULTURE – One of the most common questions people ask is, “Why is cannabis medicine?” The simple answer is that, theoretically at least, cannabis can be used as a medicine because it restores balance to the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which plays a fundamental role in homeostasis.
CANNABIS CULTURE – There’s one big issue when it comes to determining the short- and long- term health effects of cannabis: we cannot say anything for sure regarding its safety, especially in the long-term.
CANNABIS CULTURE – Many people focus on the benefits of smoking marijuana for its psychoactive “high” effect that calms the brain, helping to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, insomnia and more. But are you aware of how beneficial the raw cannabis plant is on its own?
CANNABIS CULTURE – The ultimate goal of the endocannabinoid system ECS is homeostasis – the maintenance of a constant internal environment. Endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters – chemical messengers that send instructions to cells.
The president's Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal is out, and when it comes to the war on drugs, Obama is pretty much staying the course.
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP -- the drug czar's office) released its 2013 National Drug Control Strategy Wednesday.