Demonstrators shout slogans during a march in favor of the legalization of marijuana in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 8, 2013. (Nelson Antoine, Associated Press file)

Cannabist Show: He covers Brazil pot; She has global view on drug reform

Our guests on The Cannabist Show this week: Brazilian journalist and filmmaker Tarso Araujo and Erin Trapp, the executive director of the Biennial of the Americas.


From a July 20 report by The Washington Post:

There’s yet another use for marijuana: It may help to heal broken bones, according to a new study.

Researchers found that cannabidiol — an element of marijuana that does not get people high — improved the healing process in rats with broken leg bones after eight weeks, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research by Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University.

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From a July 20 report by The Denver Post’s Joanne Ostrow:

KMGH-Channel 7 has decided not to risk getting burned by marijuana advertising.

Despite having two commercials ready to roll this week, the station’s plans for pot advertising are on hold indefinitely, general manager Brad Remington said.

The ads are circulating on the Internet, and can be seen here.


Test your knowledge about a medical marijuana support group for military veterans and a planned blue-ribbon marijuana growing competition for a fair in a place where recreational weed is now legal (hint: it’s not Colorado).

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