February 2019

MEDIA CONTACT Available for logged-in reporters only SECTION MEDICINE TYPE OF ARTICLE Research Tip Sheet Newswise — Welcome to the February 2019 edition of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) Research Health News Digest. This month’s update includes: Everything you need to know about the flu (Infectious Diseases) Fad diets: A dietitian’s perspective (Nutrition) A […]

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It almost happened: Cannabis nearly made its way to primetime television with Acreage Holdings’ Super Bowl ad about medical marijuana. Featuring testimonies from patients who have seen the plant’s healing benefits, this one minute-long ad sets a somber mood of, “Oh wow, it’s ridiculous that this medicine is illegal.” While the ad’s intent is to […]

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It was an evening of High Dining and higher education in an industrial section of Culver City this weekend at the Mary Jane University sushi and doobie rolling workshop hosted by Potfessor Keiko Beatie and sushi chef Victor Miller. Upon arrival, students were greeted with passed appetizers that included THC-infused Loch Etive steelhead sashimi as […]

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Originally published on the Daily Beast. Marijuana Fights Cancer and Helps Manage Side Effects, Researchers Find Mounting evidence shows ‘cannabinoids’ in marijuana slow cancer growth, inhibit formation of new blood cells that feed a tumor, and help manage pain, fatigue, nausea, and other side effects. Cristina Sanchez, a young biologist at Complutense University in Madrid, was studying […]

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The legal cannabis industry has seen tremendous growth over the past few years, and it continues to improve each day. And with legality comes maturity—today’s world of weed is a far cry from that of yesteryear: there have been exponential improvements to the way we view cannabis, purchase cannabis, and live a cannabis lifestyle. Find […]

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What Makes High Art? “Artists often work in territories outside the mainstream and have a long history of subverting boundaries around high and low art. It makes sense cannabis and art would intersect in an artist’s studio, where the aesthetic of an industry traditionally associated with kitsch and ‘low art’ can be broken down and […]

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Trimming is a repetitive task that causes restlessness, severe boredom, back pain, fatigued hands, and mundane dreams of more trimming. Still, there’s something to be appreciated in seeing each nug of hard work take shape while breathing in the sweet smells. Work is what you make of it—and it helps to keep your mind busy […]

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Increased Competition There’s little question the decision will be good for consumers—and not just the ones in towns that ban dispensaries. Instead of a limited number of local shops, consumers can compare price and quality among dozens of deliverers. “This is a diverse industry, and consumers deserve diverse vehicles by which to gain access,” said […]

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Leafly’s Faves is a series providing a glimpse into the strains, products, and brands that our team of cannabis aficionados is buying, consuming, and enjoying the most every year. Some are entirely new to the market, while others are simply perennial favorites that we can’t recommend enough. Below, find our crew’s favorite cannabis-infused edibles of […]

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Mapping Cannabis’ Code, Viral Duplications Genome mapping by Tim Price and a U of T team pinpointed the difference between the two plants and their active ingredients. By examining its chromosomes with supercomputers, his team found “related enzymes that make CBD and THC occur in the same chromosome.” Scientifically, it’s a huge deal. Cannabis has […]

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