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🍄 Psilocybin Extract Outshines Synthetic Alternatives 🍄

Researchers at Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center have discovered that mushroom extract containing psilocybin might work better than its synthetic counterpart. Orr Shahar and Dr. Alexander Botvinnik, under Dr. Tzuri Lifschytz and Prof. Bernard Lerer, led the study. They focused on how psilocybin affects synaptic plasticity in mice. Their findings suggest that natural psilocybin could be …

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Marijuana reform

Pardons to Policy: Biden’s Focus on Marijuana Reform Ahead of Election

In an e-mail circulated recently, the Biden reelection campaign criticized the Trump administration for reversing Justice Department guidance on marijuana reform. They highlighted Vice President Kamala Harris’s discussion with pardon recipients and contrasted it with former President Donald Trump’s record on criminal justice reform. The Biden-Harris campaign emphasized various criminal justice initiatives while pointing out …

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Puff, Puff, Poll: Insights into American Cannabis Consumption Habits

A fresh poll just dropped, reflecting that almost 60% of Americans are vibing with the idea that alcohol and tobacco are more damaging to your health than marijuana. This YouGov survey went deep, asking folks about their views on cannabis, and it turns out 64% think regular alcohol use is riskier than hitting the weed, …

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Reefer Madness to Reality: What Cannabis Legalization Really Means for Teens

A fresh federal study is blazing a trail aiming to unravel the mysteries behind the impact of cannabis legalization on teens. This study, backed by federal funds, delves into the realm of middle-schoolers and their puffing preferences. So, what’s the verdict? Turns out, the legalization of adult-use cannabis sales doesn’t seem to be pushing more …

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Federal Study Reveals Cannabis Legalization in California Links to Alcohol and Cigarette Decline

A federally funded study suggests that marijuana legalization in California led to a “substitution effect,” with young adults significantly reducing alcohol and cigarette use after cannabis reform. Published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, the research contradicts prohibitionist arguments, revealing no significant increase in marijuana use among young adults below the legal age for dispensaries. …

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Anxiety and Sleep: Federal Study Reveals Marijuana’s Superiority Over Alcohol

A recent federally funded study, conducted by researchers from the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, and the University of Haifa, sheds light on the sleep experiences of individuals with anxiety. The study involved 347 participants using cannabis to manage anxiety, with daily surveys conducted over a 30-day period. Sleep quality on non-use days, cannabis-only …

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The Blossoming Cannabis Culture in New Jersey: A Post-Legalization Perspective

In November 2021, voters in New Jersey made a historic decision by decisively approving the legalization of recreational cannabis. Since then, the cultural landscape of the Garden State has experienced a notable transformation which continues evolving. The once clandestine cannabis culture is now emerging from the shadows, giving rise to positive outcomes for consumers who …

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