Author: Lillian Fine

Marijuana May Be the Answer for Painkiller and Heroin Addiction

Patients are continuing to vouch for marijuana, saying that is has helped them drop their habit with painkillers. Lawmakers are intrigued by the growing statistic, as marijuana could soon be seen as an alternative to painkillers. The only problem with this hypothesis is the lack of substantial marijuana research needed to back any necessary facts up. Since there is not enough hard evidence to prove that cannabis may aid in weaning people off of various opiods, many medical professionals say they cannot confidently prescribe it. Most states with legalized medical marijuana allow it for a lost of specific conditions....

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Colorado’s Lessons From the Road of Marijuana Legalization

According to a new report from the Colorado Department of Public Safety, since cannabis has been recreationally legalized in Colorado, emergency-room visits related to marijuana are up and overall pot use among adults is on the rise. 2014 brought legalized recreational pot to Colorado, and since then, the state has seen a plethora of benefits- both monetarily and socially. However, with these benefits do come a cost. ER visits related to cannabis use in Colorado have increased nearly 30% and hospitalizations related to marijuana use increased from 803 per 100,000 to 2,413 per 100,000. Along with that, more than...

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Facts, Figures and Statistics About Vaping

Methods of cannabis consumption are growing just as fast as legalization of marijuana over the past few years. Bongs, joints and pipes have been typical methods of consumption in the past, but a relatively new method (vaporizing) has proven to be a safer option in a number of ways. The trend of vaping is becoming more and more popular, raising questions of its authenticity, if it is just a fad and if it actually is safe.¬†Although there are both sides to the argument, most experts today agree that vaporizing is better for you than smoking.   Vaporizing, or ‘vaping’,...

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Big Data Making Its’ Way Into the Marijuana Industry

Expert on big data in the marijuana industry spoke on Free Marijuana Podcast’s latest episode, explaining just how big data can help the cannabis industry. Many of us have become familiar with the term big data over the last few years, but few of us have seen it really play a role when it comes to marijuana and the industry behind it. So, expert Tony explains it in the simplest way possible for us on this podcast. What does data analytics in the cannabis industry mean? Simply put, experts are taking what they know about data analytics and applying...

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