Posts tagged MMJ
Cancer vs. Cannabis: A Ringside Seat

We have written over 150,000 words in the past year telling other people’s stories but this time around we hit a little closer to home. This is your ringside seat for a life or death prizefight between our Media Director here at Beard Bros. Pharms and a 6” x 6” x 2” tumor dubbed “The Malignant Porkchop”.

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Where is the NRA in the Fight for the 2A Rights of Cannabis Consumers?

It is estimated that approximately 50 million Americans own at least one gun. Coincidentally, roughly that many Americans admit to having smoked some pot in the past year. To pretend that these two major political and social phenomena are unrelated is short-sighted but we know that the NRA likes to play the long game so we are left wondering why our rights matter less to them than any other sector of society. The NRA did not respond to our multiple requests for more information on their stance but did, in turn, send us multiple requests to become paying members. Groucho Marx once famously said, “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member.” Well, I sure as hell don’t want to join one that doesn’t accept me or my lifestyle.

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Educated Stoner Pt. 6: Evangelizing Cannabis - Praise the Lord and Pass the Pipe!

We all seem to take a different path of discovery when it comes to our own personal relationship with cannabis. Join us for this multipart series from globetrotting cannabis advocate and guest contributor Sharon Letts for an intimate look at her own journey with this healing wonder.

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Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance Continues the Mission of Compassion in California

With the well-being of our nation’s veterans in mind, one of the groups that has helped to take point on the task of providing safe access to free meds for vets in California is the Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance (SCVA), a self-funded, vertically-integrated, and highly compassionate yet down-to-earth cannabis company and advocacy group in Northern California. With roots that run deep into the culture of Prop215, SCVA has weathered the storms of regulation better than many and now they vow to continue the mission for compassion.

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Educated Stoner Pt. 5: Cannabis & Cancer - Take Five Leaves and Pray

We all seem to take a different path of discovery when it comes to our own personal relationship with cannabis. Join us for this multipart series from globetrotting cannabis advocate and guest contributor Sharon Letts for an intimate look at her own journey with this healing wonder.

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Educated Stoner Pt. 4: Cannabis & Cancer - The Blame Game

We all seem to take a different path of discovery when it comes to our own personal relationship with cannabis. Join us for this multipart series from globetrotting cannabis advocate and guest contributor Sharon Letts for an intimate look at her own journey with this healing wonder.

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#TEAMCANNABIS4EPILEPSY: Battling Epilepsy & the Negative Stigma Around Cannabis One Step at a Time

In reality, we are just scratching the surface of the healing properties of not only CBD, but THC and the wide array of cannabinoids and terpenes that occur naturally in the cannabis plant in varying ratios depending on the strain of the plant used for the extraction, and on the extraction method itself. Decades of federal prohibition have ironically and ignorantly stunted our institutional scientific knowledge of cannabis even as one state after another passes medical marijuana laws right under the nose of the feds. Instead, the rise in popularity of cannabis and cannabis oils and extracts as medicine had been fueled mostly by anecdotal evidence for years as patients and their families found relief for their ailments outside of the medical system.

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CARERS Act of 2019 — An In-Depth Look at this Long Overdue Legislation

So far, the same Washington politicians who drape themselves in the flag and hide behind the soldiers anytime their motives get challenged have repeatedly failed to pass sensible laws to give our vets the same rights afforded to civilians in the 33 states and counting that have legalized the medical use of cannabis. Gridlock in D.C. has ground every recent effort to a frustrating halt. Now, however, with a newly seated Democratic Congress in power in the nation’s capital, hopes are once again high that our vets will not be left behind in the war against cannabis prohibition. Learn more in this installment from guest author Eric Goepel of Veterans Cannabis Coalition

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Rylie's Smile: How a Young Girl is Educating for the Greater Good

Don’t let that sweet smile fool ya - Rylie is a fighter and we sure are glad that she’s on our side of the fight! Rylie’s story is one of strength, perseverance, courage, and love, and the best part is. . . it is just getting started. We are proud to help tell it with our good friend and guest author, Sharon Letts

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Oklahoma: Registered Cannabis Farm Burglarized Just Days After State Regulators Publicize Addresses for all Cultivation Applicants

Cannabis, even in legal states, still carries a negative stigma with many Americans,  and those opposed to legalization efforts are not only working overtime to perpetuate that stigma, but they are actually starting to weaponize it.

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Why Medical Marijuana Patients Should Consider Cannabis Suppositories

Many experts agree that it is very possible to increase the delivery rate by which THC enters one’s system, and the most effective way so far has been through the use of cannabis suppositories which can deliver 80% of the cannabis plant’s medicinal value to a patient in need. That’s right – in many cases, ingesting cannabis by mouth is far less effective than approaching the situation from a different angle.

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Are Epidiolex Patients Suffering Potentially Deadly Increases in Seizures?

More information has been released about the treatment and what its advertised side effects are. It’s pretty frightening, and once added to the growing amount of patient feedback from clinical trials, it starts to become clear why the DEA is dragging its feet on their ruling for Epidiolex.

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Given 2nd Chance, Republicans Abandon Vets Once Again on Cannabis

We first reported on this story in June, when the Republicans originally blocked the VA funding vote based on the pro-MMJ stance laid out by the proposed bill. Since then, a dual-chamber panel was tasked with finding a way to merge the House and Senate bills into one final piece of legislation for the president to sign. That final legislation was released yesterday…

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Heavy Cannabis Users Who Drink are Much Less Likely to Suffer Liver Diseases

This study is a big deal. Not only does it show a distinct correlation between “heavy” cannabis use and lower risk of alcohol-related disease, it takes it a step further. The data showed that even though the average cannabis user has a worse diet than a non-user – munchies etc. - cannabis users are less likely to be obese. This isn’t just a vanity thing either, it highlights a link between weed use and the potential for lower fasting-insulin levels, which could also protect the liver from non-alcoholic and dietary liver diseases.

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Pennsylvania's Pot Problems Aren't Agricultural, They're Technological

Originally, the medical marijuana program in PA was hamstrung by a lack of legal cultivation facilities, but lately, the bottleneck to the program’s potential success has been technological, not agricultural.

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Groundbreaking Study Shows Legal Weed Absolutely Makes Us Safer

Whatever effects cannabis has on your motor skills or ability to perform a task is typically very short lived with the easiest of recoveries or “come downs”. If you like to spark up before heading to your boring job, we don’t blame you. Even if you arrive still baked, the buzzkill of the 9to5 grind awaits and you’ll be miserably sober again in no time.

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Beard Bros. Pharms Cannabis Laws Road Trip - Part 5: The East Coast

We’re on the home stretch of the Beard Bros. Pharms 50 State Cannabis Laws Road Trip now, buds! You’ve got the grinder and we’ve got the wheel as we sesh our way up the seaboard and toke our way up the turnpike to see what’s good on the eastern front of the war for cannabis legalization.  Our own journey began out here so it’s good to check in and see just how far things have come on the Beast Coast. Get in, we’re doin’ weed stuff!

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Beard Bros. Pharms Cannabis Laws Road Trip - Part 1: The West Coast

Over the next month we will cover all 50 states and where they stand on cannabis reform and legality - today in Part 1 we begin on the West Coast and take a look at the cannabis laws in Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Cali, Nevada & Arizona

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