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Big Decline in Opioid Use by Marijuana Users

A new study has found that use of opioid pain medication declines dramatically when chronic pain patients use medical marijuana.

The small study by researchers at the University of Michigan involved 185 pain patients at a medical marijuana dispensary in Ann Arbor, who were surveyed in an online questionnaire about their use of marijuana and pain medications.


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Software Company Hacks Sex Toy to Illustrate Growing Cybersecurity Risks


It’s not just computers and mobile phones that are vulnerable to cyber attack, according to software firm Trend Micro.

As more devices are hooked up to the Internet, it could be anything from medical equipment to industrial machinery — and even sex toys.


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The Cost of Integrity


Last week, there was a Global Ethics Summit in New York, and the opening keynote address was by Alex Dimitrief, general counsel of GE. Dimitrief was quick to note that GE had placed itself on the Most Ethical Companies list for 10 years in a row and that the company’s culture of compliance has a lot to do with it.

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Technology is disrupting everything


Businesses deal with disruption in a variety of ways, but those affected by on-demand seem to realize now that these new digital platforms are an actual threat. In January San Francisco’s biggest taxi company filed for bankruptcy. Bear in mind this is a protected municipal monopoly that up until several years ago faced no competition whatsoever.

The heady world of digital delivery changed all that as ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have taken a serious bite out of long-established businesses.

In the days before digital disruption, you stood on the corner and hailed a taxi or booked a hotel room. You might have called your favorite restaurant for delivery and it might have offered such a service or not.

The intersection of cloud and mobile changed everything. With a computer in our pockets, the introduction of app stores and access to cheap cloud services, clever people came up with these platforms (and many others like them) and it has fundamentally changed businesses and created whole new ways of working.

All of that is having a profound impact on us as we struggle to keep up with the changes they bring. For the taxi and hotel businesses, what started as an irritant is becoming a full-fledged threat to their business models.

There is something else happening here. Even as organizations are being disrupted, so are we and what’s changing is the way we work (and expect to work).

There have been a range of responses from individuals to digitization of certain industries — and if it hasn’t happened to yours yet, expect it to soon. Taxi drivers have felt the change most directly from ride sharing. They have reacted with strikes and sometimes with violence, illustrating that it’s not just the industry itself feeling the full weight of disruption, but also the individuals who work in it in a very direct way.

Yet even as taxi drivers feel the sting of competition, many others are joining the ranks of Uber drivers. Every time I get in an Uber I ask the driver why they do it and if they like it and in most cases people like the model. Some do it to supplement a full-time job, while the majority earn their living from Uber.

These folks have the advantage of working on the digital platform that Uber created for them. They have flexibility to work as much or as little as they want. They simply turn on the app when they want to work and they start picking people up. If they don’t want to work, they turn it off.

While people clearly love the flexibility that this work style brings, companies like Uber, which has a valuation of over $60 billion rake in the dough. Clearly drivers are making a trade-off for that flexibility — and that comes with a lack of benefits, a condition that did not escape the parade of speakers at yesterday’s conference. It’s great to work when you want, but it’s not so great when you don’t get paid because you got the flu or hurt your back.

It’s worth noting that while Uber is a highly successful example of this work model, it is hardly the only digital platform operating this way.

In the cannabis industry, there is a revolution in how companies stay complaint with the myriad of regulations that affect every business. No longer to companies have to use pencil and paper, or sift through literally mounds of paperwork that describe the intricate details of each regulation.

Today, there is CannaScore, a unique, portable software driven system that checks a cannabis business for compliance with its state regulations. This transforms the otherwise arduous and lengthy task of proving compliance to the government, into a quick 30-minute program.

Yes, industries everywhere are being transformed by technology… even relatively new industries like cannabis.

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Meet the Doctor that Introduced Medical Marijuana

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William Brooke O’Shaughnessy (1809-1889) is credited with bringing cannabis to the attention of the Western medical community, but that is only one in an admirable list of his achievements. He also invented the modern treatment for cholera, laid the first telegraph system in Asia, and made significant contributions to pharmacology, chemistry, drug clinical trials, science education, and underwater engineering.

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Increasing Potency is Easy

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The more trichomes a bud has the more potent the marijuana will be.  Trichomes are the medicinal crystals of the plant and form as the bud yields into its final stages. These crystals peak during the drying and curation process of the plant and the more frosty your nuggets become determines how strong your highs will be. 

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