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NFL Players Push for Medical Cannabis as Safe Alternative to Opiates

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Recently, Baltimore Ravens tackle Eugene Monroe took to Twitter to call out NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for refusing to modify the NFL’s stance on Marijuana. Read the New York Times story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/16/sports/football/raven-calls-on-nfl-to-allow-marijuana-use-for-sports-pains.html?_r=1 Shortly after the story broke, Monroe donated $80,000 to researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania for studies to examine […]

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Introducing April Crittenden, President of Envirocann!

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As president of Envirocann, a budding cannabis certification agency, April Crittenden brings a wealth of knowledge regarding environmental stewardship and the USDA National Organic Program. April was the Senior Quality and Compliance Supervisor at California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) where she worked for almost a decade. In that role she crafted client communication systems, helped […]

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CannMed 2016

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SC Labs President and Co-Founder Joshua Wurzer to speak at Harvard Medical School It’s conference season and this year Massachusetts-based Medicinal Genomics is bringing together the best and brightest in cannabis for CannMed 2016, a two-day event at Harvard Medical School. Keynote speakers include Raphael Mechoulam, the researcher who discovered THC and Orrin Devinsky, the […]

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Beyond Aroma: Terpenes in Cannabis

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Skunky, fruity, floral, the bouquet of smells associated with cannabis can be highly diverse and varied from cultivar to cultivar. This diversity comes from the fragrant molecules found in cannabis called terpenes. There are over a hundred different terpenes found in cannabis, which have evolved with the cannabis plant as a defense mechanism against bacteria, […]

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Cannabis and Memory

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We’ve all heard of the “forgetful stoner”, and while some of us have better recall after excessive indulgence, others may have more difficulties. This is due to the modulation of certain signaling events within the neurons of cannabis users and over time differences in the structures of the brain responsible for memory formation. This article […]

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Cannabis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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What is COPD?  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an illness characterized by increased production of mucus and chronic inflammation of the airways resulting in reduced respiratory capacity. The two primary forms of COPD are chronic bronchitis, which produces a long-term cough with mucus, and emphysema, which leads to the progressive deterioration of the alveoli, […]

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SC Laboratories President at The Marijuana for Medical Purposes Conference

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SC Laboratories President Josh Wurzer will be giving two presentations at the conference on Wednesday. His first presentation will cover the basics of the cannabinoids, the body’s endocannabinoid system, and the therapeutic potential of the endocannabinoid system in a variety of ailments. His second presentation will cover the importance of laboratory testing and the methods […]

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HempCon 2014 – San Francisco

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HempCon is a medical cannabis event catering to anyone who might benefit from the use of cannabis. The San Francisco HempCon will take place August 22-24 2014 at the Cow Palace in Daly City. SC Laboratories will be sponsoring this event as well as providing lab testing for the cannabis cup with awards going to the […]

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One Death Doesn’t Mean Marijuana Edibles Are Dangerous, It Means We Need Better Education and Labeling: Regulation keeps them from being an iffy proposition.

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By April M. Short  The recent death of a 19-year-old exchange student has led to a surge of concerns about the safety and regulation of edible products in Colorado. Levy Thamba of the Republic of Congo allegedly ate marijuana edibles in Denver during spring break with friends in March, then jumped from a hotel room balcony […]

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How High Can You Get Off That Pot Brownie? Regulating Marijuana Edibles Keeps Them From Being an Iffy Proposition

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By April M. Short   From cookies, chocolate and ice cream to gummy bears, soda and trail mix, many U.S. marijuana dispensaries can resemble a THC-filled sweet shop. Marijuana edibles are a popular, sometimes necessary, alternative for patients with serious illnesses or those who simply don’t want to breath smoke. And they generally taste delicious. But because […]

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