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Scientists to Produce THC in Yeast

Scientists are working to develop an innovative new method for effectively producing the primary compounds of marijuana without being forced to endure the lengthy cultivation process -- a manner by which they hope to genetically engineer cannabinoids using yeast.

California Attorney Offers Trademark Advice for Cannabusinesses

Although the United States government has held the patent on cannabinoids since 2003, they will not provide cannabusinesses with the same legal protection. Uncle Sam’s hypocritical mindset towards intellectual property in relation to the marijuana industry was a top...

Wisconsin Gov. Thinks Alcohol Safer Than Pot

Alcohol and marijuana are fundamentally different substances, but not for the reasons he implies. Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant that acts primarily upon the brain’s opioid receptors. Heroin also acts on this same receptor system. That is why th...

Science: Munchie Mystery Solved

What is it that makes you get the munchies after smoking? A team of scientists in France recently took to the the lab to discover what it is exactly that makes stoners so attracted to food after consuming their herb.  

Pot-Based Nano Drugs for Heart Disease?

Cannabinoids could eventually be used in the treatment of heart disease. At least that is the expectation of a special team of researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, who are currently elbow deep in the study of marijuana nanoparticles and how these small pot p...

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