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The State of the Medical Cannabis Industry [Video]

Upscale TV makes its debut by interviewing two goliaths in the medical cannabis industry. Steve DeAngelo, Founder of Harborside Health Center - CoFounder of The ArcView Group - and globally recognized cannabis activist, discusses what it was like when he first entered the industry years ago all the way up to present day. Dale Sky Jones, Executive Chancellor of Oaksterdam University and cannabis policy expert then walks us through what you should expect out of 2016 cannabis legalization legislation. Additionally, she breaks down why it is important for YOU to pay attention to what you are voting for, rather than passing a bill just to pass it. To go along with two great interviews, we hit the streets to talk to people in Downtown San Diego so that we can find out exactly what they think of DEA Cheif Chuck Rosenberg's dumb comments about the medical cannabis industry. Also, with cannabis investing being one of the hottest topics around the industry, we take a minute to talk about the ups and downs of 2015's cannabis stock market, while also giving you a small preview to what you can expect in 2016. [ Source ]

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Abdullah from Bong Appetite travels to the hippie mecca of Northern California to check out the OM Collective—an all-women grow and the makers of OM Edibles cannabis-infused topicals, tinctures, and edibles. Owner Maya Elisabeth shows Abdullah how to make a few varieties ofcannabis olive oils infused with garlic and ginger to use in an upcoming feast with their friends from The Cookie Fam. In a beautiful setting overlooking the San Francisco Bay, Chef Tim Milojevich prepares a mouth-watering meal of Peruvian ceviche, hearts-of-palm salad, sea bass baked in banana leaves, and prime rib with chimichurri sauce, all prepared with Maya’s infused olive oils. Don’t judge Abdullah ... We bet you wouldn’t be able to keep your clothes on after this meal, either. [Source]

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Weed is pretty renowned for making you want to eat all food in sight, but this new study claims that cannabis can actually tackle the obesity epidemic. Wait, what?

Health experts in the U.S. have analyzed 12 years worth of data to find that legalizing the drug encouraged a significant number of people to lose weight. In the states which decriminalized cannabis under the medical marijuana legislation, levels of obesity dropped by between two to six per cent, researchers from Cornell and San Diego University found.

This surprising trend apparently occurred because the law encouraged some young people to smoke up instead of drinking a shit ton of calorific alcohol. As well as encouraging teens to ditch the far more dangerous booze, cannabis also helped more elderly resident get more active, by cutting back on their chronic pain. [Source]

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Green Medicine is a new documentary film that gives an insight into the medical cannabis scene in Chile. It follows the story of Daya Foundation, a non-profit organization, that was granted a license by the Chilean government to begin Latin America's first legal cannabis grow in 2014.
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Enedina Stangerappeared at the local sheriff’s complex on Monday for processing after pleading guilty earlier this month to a drug possession charge — a reduction from her original charge of felony child endangerment. She was sentenced instead to six months probation and mandatory parenting classes.

Stanger, along with her husband Michael and their children, subsequently moved to Colorado, where use of the drug is legal. She suffers from a condition called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which generates spasms in her joints, and uses a wheelchair. [Source]

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Life of a Medical Marijuana Farmer [Video]

Medical marijuana farmer Tom Lauerman has dedicated his life to normalizing cannabis in the U.S. He went from being arrested at his medical collective in 1999, to working with the federal government today to establish the first ever national safety guidelines for the cannabis industry. [Source]

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By juicing cannabis, patients receive most of the medical benefits of the plant without the “high”. Cannabis in its raw form is still psychoactive, just not like the medicating effects patients are used to from smoking or eating an edible. [Source]

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Think big and then chase your dream passionately. Jahan Peston, founder of BOHEMCO, a company that plans to use Cannabis for various commercial uses speaks about how he and his six friends decided to build this business. He introduces the audience to the many facets of a single commodity, cannabis in this case. His talk revolves around how perspective defines the order. A chaos may be order for some but may be a troublesome puzzle for others. To decide is one's choice.

Originally of Australian descent, Jahan leads the strategy and collaborations function at Bombay Hemp Company (BOHECO) by identifying viable stakeholders in the hemp ecosystem that share BOHECO’s vision and develop strategic partnerships and collaborations to exponentially scale impact. He is also the focal point of BOHECO’s communications. Before co-founding BOHECO, Jahan helped set up start- up companies and social enterprises such as one of Mumbai’s first walking tour companies-having conducted tours for over 5000 people in 4 years. These have enabled him to bring intriguing insights on successful scaling of early stage businesses. As such, Jahan also plays an important role in developing growth strategies and raising capital for BOHECO.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. [Source]

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Cristina has studied the effect of cannabinoids on lipid and carbohydrate intermediate metabolism first and on cancer cell proliferation later. She obtained her PhD with Honors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Complutense University in 2000. During her postdoc at Dr. Piomelli’s laboratory (University of California Irvine, 2000-2003) she studied the involvement of another group of bioactive lipids (lysophosphatidic acid and related compounds) on pain initiation.[Source]

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Medical marijuana has always been a polarizing topic, clouded in controversy, and it can be challenging to distinguish the real medical benefits from the stoner myths. On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, Dr. David Casarett takes us on a tour of the medical cannabis world to learn about its uses and benefits as “medicine”. [Source]

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The second day of the 2015 Medical Cannabis Bike Tour began in the Dutch town of Weert. Over 80 riders and volunteers set off from the town on the second leg of a 3 day, 420km sporting cannabis odyssey through Europe that took place in June 2015. The participants were riding to raise funds for cancer research that focuses on the use of cannabinoids and is based on research conducted by a science team in Madrid.

The weather was fine, conditions were good and with a lot of flat ground the pace of the leading pelaton, of up to 20 riders, was a consistent 30-35 km/ph, with top speeds of 45km /ph. The pelatons that followed them showed the diversity of the MCBT experience - some matching the fast speeds of the leading pack (only with more breaks to admire the green scenery), whereas for other riders, it was all about enjoying a ride in the sunshine. [Source]

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Neil Belot is the Executive Director of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA), which is the industry association of Licensed Producers under the MMPR. He is responsible for developing and executing CMCIA’s overall strategy, assuring its financial health and managing its day-to-day operations. [Source]

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The first day involved riding 129 km through Holland, Germany and Belgium. Mostly using cycle paths, there were some hills (yes Dutch hills!) and several river crossings. Over 80 international riders and volunteers converged in Valkenberg, near Maastricht, in southern Holland for the 2015 Medical Cannabis Bike Tour. [Source]

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A new study takes a look at how marijuana may help heal broken bones. Researchers at Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University found that CBD, a non-psychotropic component of marijuana, strengthened fractured bones during their healing process.

CBD, or cannabinoid cannabidiol, doesn't make you feel high—it's different from THC, the major psychoactive component in marijuana. Researchers found that when they gave a group of lab rats with leg fractures CBD, their bones were noticeably stronger after eight weeks. Researchers also tested what happened when they gave the rats a mixture of CBD and THC, but found that "CBD alone" was useful as therapy. [Source]

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