DENVER — A 12-year-old girl is spearheading a campaign to legalize medical marijuana across the whole country. Alexis Bortell said she and her family had no choice but to move from their Texas home to Colorado to treat her severe epilepsy. Now, her family and a handful of others are suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Drug […]Read More A thought-provoking story about the struggles and legal battles a 12-year-old girl who uses medical marijuana to control epilepsy.
WINTER GARDEN, Florida (CBS DFW) – Texas is weeks away from the first legal sale of medical marijuana. Two years after lawmakers legalized the drug for epilepsy patients, the state has licensed a company operating as Knox Medical to dispense the drug. CBS11 travelled to Winter Garden, Florida, where the company has already broken ground as one […]Read More Texas is about to legalize medical marijuana.
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A new robotic “bee” can fly, dive, swim and leap out of the water, and it’s totally adorable to boot. “RoboBee” is an aerial-to-aquatic robot that weighs just six-thousandths of an ounce (175 milligrams). These bots were first reported in 2014 in the journal Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, when — after 12 years of trying — Harvard […]Read More Read about the amazing, multipurpose RoboBee.
With the benefits of medical marijuana becoming more widely recognized in the United States — and recreational marijuana becoming legal in many states — the NBA is continuing to study the product’s effects before changing the league’s regulations for its players. But former commissioner David Stern thinks it’s time for a change. Stern sat down with […]Read More Former NBA commissioner David Stern reversed his opinion of medical marijuana use in the NBA.
The word “health” refers to a state of complete emotional and physical well-being. Healthcare exists to help people maintain this optimal state of health. In 2015, the population of the United States (U.S.) spent an estimated $3.2 trillion on healthcare costs. However, despite this expenditure, a study by the U.S. National Research Council, published in 2013, showed that Americans […]Read More What is health? One definition from a scientific point of view:
Before Portland had bougie weed shops furnished by Design Within Reach, budtenders with man buns, and poly-hybrid designer cultivars called King Louis XIII, we had great weed. Strains like Blueberry, Space Queen and Dogshit are part of our cultural heritage. These cultivars were grown in attics and basements on suburban cul-de-sacs, and guerrilla style on […]Read More The history of Portland cannabis, as told to Willamette Week.
In our era of advanced technology and high-speed Internet connections, you can find information on virtually anything. In the space of just a few minutes, we can find recipes for the tastiest pie or learn all about the theory of wave-particle duality. But more often than not, we have to sift through a vast […]Read More Google is an amazing, nearly indispensable tool.This article gives some helpful pointers on ways to use Google more effectively.
Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that the brewer plays a significant role in its quality at the point of consumption. In contrast, drinkers buy draft beer and wine as finished products; their only consumer-controlled variable is the temperature at which you drink them. Why is it that coffee produced by a barista at […]Read More Brewing a Great Cup of Coffee Depends on Chemistry and Physics
“No one knows whether chronic marijuana smoking causes emotional troubles or is a symptom of them…. This dearth of evidence has a number of explanations: serious lingering reactions, if they exist, occur after prolonged use, rarely after a single dose; marijuana has no known medical use, unlike LSD, so scientists have had little reason to […]Read More Read an interesting excerpt from 1967 about the confusion over the effects of marijuana use.