Psychology

Why cocaine turns people… [socially inept], a simple explanation

A single dose of coke—so a bump, or a little line—can impair your ability to recognize negative emotions in other people, which is why you’re under the impression everyone is eternally interested in what you have to say, when, really, they are not. “[Cocaine]… targets three psychological mechanisms in your brain. With cocaine, you’re effectively…

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Modern Culture

Oregon cannabis cafes…

While it is legal to buy cannabis in Oregon… it’s still illegal to smoke it in many places, like apartment rentals, hotels, cafes or even on the street. Senate Bill 639 would allow everything from home deliveries to cannabis tents at concerts and tastings at cannabis farms … It would generate substantial tax revenue too…

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Biography/Memoir

A trio of growers puts considerable experience into ongoing development of cannabis strains targeting specific needs

“No one cannabinoid is a perfect solution. So don’t put so much emphasis on THC. All the plant’s cannabinoids and ingredients contribute to achieving desired effects.”  -Shane Yoakam  [Ray Bowser adds], “My dad was a grower, I am, and my kids now form a third generation of growers,” he says proudly … Adam Jacques has…

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Politics

Marijuana banking bill approved by Congressional Committee

Following multiple days of lengthy debate and consideration of several amendments, the House Financial Services Committee voted 45 to 15 to advance the legislation to the full body. Under the approved bill, federal banking regulators would not be able to punish financial institutions just because they work with marijuana businesses that are legal under state…

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