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Veterans Are Using Pot to Ease PTSD, Despite Scant Research

Category: News | Posted on Tue, March, 22nd 2016 by THCFinder

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A growing number of states are weighing whether to legalize marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. But for many veterans, the debate is already over.

They're increasingly using cannabis even though it remains illegal in most states and is unapproved by the Department of Veterans Affairs because major studies have yet to show it is effective against PTSD.

While the research has been contradictory and limited, some former members of the military say pot helps them manage their anxiety, insomnia and nightmares. Prescription drugs such as Klonopin and Zoloft weren't effective or left them feeling like zombies, some say.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/veterans-are-using-pot-ease-ptsd-despite-scant-research


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Legolize It!

Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, March, 21st 2016 by THCFinder


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Nick Offerman Sings "Pu**y & Weed"

Category: Videos | Posted on Mon, March, 21st 2016 by THCFinder


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Uruguay’s Half-Baked Marijuana Experiment

Category: Legalization | Posted on Mon, March, 21st 2016 by THCFinder

PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay — In December 2013, Uruguay offered itself as the world’s leading laboratory for marijuana policy. That month, the Latin American nation of some 3.5 million people became the first country to legalize and regulate the cultivation, sale, and consumption of the drug, turning itself into an outlier in a region where failed prohibition policies had been the norm. Marijuana legalization advocates from around the world eagerly waited to see how the case study would play out.

More than two years later, they’re still waiting. That’s because the government has yet to implement a plan for mainstream cannabis commercialization, arguing the task is too complicated to be rushed. Now, what was heralded as the world’s first controlled experiment of a bustling, nationwide legal weed economy is, instead, stuck in limbo. Rather than serving as a model for other countries contemplating cannabis legalization, Uruguay has become a cautionary tale about the difficulties of creating a marijuana market.

Read More:http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/21/uruguay-marijuana-legalization/


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