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Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide

The therapeutic potential of cannabis appears limitless, extending far beyond just relieving nausea or pain in the terminally ill. Christina Sanchez, a molecular biologist from Compultense University in Madrid, Spain, has been studying the molecular activity of cannabinoids for more than 10 years, and during this time she and her colleagues have learned that tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the primary psychoactive component of cannabis, induces tumor cell “suicide” while leaving healthy cells alone. This amazing discovery was somewhat unexpected, as…

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

Nevada’s vote is set and advocates believe they can get similar measures on the ballot in four other states On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That means the initiative is going on the ballot in 2016, making Nevada the first state to officially be voting on pot legalization in the next election. “Voters will have the opportunity to end marijuana prohibition next year and…

Tax Time Hits Hard For Marijuana Businesses

It’s tax time and small business owners all over America are digging out their receipts for deductions, except marijuana business owners because most deductions aren’t for them. Some of the top tax deductions for small businesses include advertising, office supplies, utilities, business entertaining and legal fees. But cannabis businesses face an different issue that marijuana tax expert refer to as the 280 (e) problem. This U.S. tax code addresses expenditures in connection with the illegal sale of drugs. Marijuana…

Obama, 2016 Contenders Deal With Changing Attitudes On Marijuana

The divide between Republicans and Democrats on pot politics is narrowing, President Barack Obama said in an interview Monday. “What I’m encouraged by is you’re starting to see not just liberal Democrats, but also some very conservative Republicans recognize this doesn’t make sense, including sort of the libertarian wing of the Republican Party,” the president said in an interview with VICE News. During the wide-ranging interview, Obama noted that the American criminal justice system is “heavily skewed toward cracking…