With more states legalizing medical marijuana, businesses are exploring its potential for pain relief, including as a way to alleviate menstrual cramps. But there’s one potential issue with this approach: the pain-killing potential of pot may be weaker for women. A new analysis in Drug and Alcohol Dependence found that men are less sensitive to pain after smoking weed, but women aren’t. [Read more…]
When first smoking, feel free to giggle your ass off and gorge on Oreos. But please, if you continue, learn some dignity.
The decidedly uphill battle to legalize marijuana, medical or otherwise, is likely to be with us for decades to come. Legislating morality in our country (and in human societies down through the ages) has always been fraught. As we have seen, even if marijuana is legal in some localities, that doesn’t mean the feds won’t shut down licensed operations, as I discovered woefully when the owners of my own dear collective in Malibu, California, were forced to pack up and flee after receiving a threatening letter from Obama’s U.S. Attorney General’s office. (Has anyone looked into the reason for our seemingly liberal president’s hard line on pot? Do you think it has something to do with being a father of teenage daughters who attend a pricey prep school in Washington, D.C.? Everybody knows how hardy those rich preppies like to party.) [Read more…]