Growing Your Own Cannabis Requires More Than a Green Thumb

 Nearly twenty-eight thousand Nevadans are currently cardholders in the state’s medical marijuana program. And about thirty-five hundred are registered as home growers. Contrary to what some might think, weed isn’t that easy to grow. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explores some issues patients encounter while cultivating at home. An array …

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Can marijuana treat other drug addictions?

As part of the “harm reduction” strategy of addiction treatment, experts are exploring cannabinoids to ease addiction to cocaine, opioids and other drugs. (CNN)Harm reduction is a strategy for treating addiction that begins with acceptance.  A friendlier, less disciplined sister of abstinence, this philosophy aims to reduce the overall level …

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Republican legislators finally get on board with medical cannabis oil

BY: Brianne Pfannenstiel Rep. Dave Maxwell was firmly opposed to Iowa’s limited medical cannabis oil program, approved in 2014. He worried about opening the door to recreational drug use and about whether enough scientific evidence supported the medicinal use of marijuana. But nearly three years later, Maxwell is among more than a dozen Republican …

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