Category: Medical Marijuana

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Medical marijuana news and commentary

July 24, 2014
07/24/2014
Majority of Australians Support Medical Marijuana

Majority of Australians Support Medical Marijuana

Almost two-thirds of Australians support the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes, according to a new poll which coincides with a renewed push to relax the laws. A...
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July 24, 2014
07/24/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.23)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.23)

Medical marijuana takes another step toward self-regulation, patients and supporters rally for a fired Arizona medical marijuana researcher, Illinois expands its medical marijuana program, and more. Let’s...
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July 24, 2014
07/24/2014
Arizona Law Unclear on Whether Medical Marijuana Users Could Also Sell Drug

Arizona Law Unclear on Whether Medical Marijuana Users Could Also Sell Drug

In Arizona, a Pima County Superior Court judge may have paved the way for the state’s more than 52,000 medical marijuana users to get into business of...
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July 24, 2014
07/24/2014
Medical Marijuana Could Bring Big Tax Revenue to Florida

Medical Marijuana Could Bring Big Tax Revenue to Florida

Florida could rake in big bucks in sales and tax revenue if Amendment 2 passes in November and medical marijuana becomes legal. State projections of sales range...
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July 24, 2014
07/24/2014
Great Edibles Recipes: Coconut Mango Pot-Popsicles

Great Edibles Recipes: Coconut Mango Pot-Popsicles

The summer heat can be hard to beat, but not with the help of these deliciously medicated coconut mango pot-popsicles.
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July 24, 2014
07/24/2014
New Canadian Rules Force Epileptic Boy to Smoke Marijuana?

New Canadian Rules Force Epileptic Boy to Smoke Marijuana?

Recent changes to Health Canada’s medical marijuana regulations have forced a six-year-old boy suffering from Dravet syndrome to smoke marijuana in order to tame his seizures because the...
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July 23, 2014
07/23/2014
Germany Allows Seriously Ill Patients to Grow Their Own Cannabis

Germany Allows Seriously Ill Patients to Grow Their Own Cannabis

In Germany, five people who couldn’t afford medical marijuana had their requests to grow originally denied, but three were given the green light on Tuesday. A court spokesperson...
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July 23, 2014
07/23/2014
7 Proven Medical Benefits of THC

7 Proven Medical Benefits of THC

THC (tetrohydrocannabinol) is the most recognized ingredient in cannabis. It is best known for causing the high that you get from using marijuana. However, while compounds like CBD...
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July 23, 2014
07/23/2014
Cannabinoid Profile: A Crash Course in CBN

Cannabinoid Profile: A Crash Course in CBN

In this issue of Cannabinoid Profiles, the properties of CBN are broken down and the therapeutic benefits are explored. Get to know this cannabinoid and discover what...
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July 23, 2014
07/23/2014
Marijuana Refugees: Changing States to Save Their Kids

Marijuana Refugees: Changing States to Save Their Kids

The stigma around cannabis dissolves quickly when you’re a parent with a sick baby. You will move the stars and box glaciers to make them well.
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July 22, 2014
07/22/2014
Illinois Seizure Bill Becomes Law

Illinois Seizure Bill Becomes Law

On Sunday, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill that will add seizure conditions to Illinois’ medical cannabis program for both adults and minors. The new law also allows parents to...
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July 22, 2014
07/22/2014
Rand Corporation to Consult on Marijuana Study in Vermont

Rand Corporation to Consult on Marijuana Study in Vermont

Beginning this week, the Rand Corporation will send representatives to Vermont to work with the state’s Secretary of Administration on a study of the effects of taxing...
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July 22, 2014
07/22/2014
Cannabis and Child Abuse: The Proximity Dilemma

Cannabis and Child Abuse: The Proximity Dilemma

For many medical marijuana patients, simply having cannabis in a house where children reside could result in claims of child abuse. No one runs the risk of...
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July 22, 2014
07/22/2014
Great Edibles Recipes: Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil

Great Edibles Recipes: Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is an excellent alternative to traditional cooking oils (olive, canola, vegetable) and fatty butters/margarine, and it just so happens to also be an incredible solvent...
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July 21, 2014
07/21/2014
Cannabis and Cancer: Cell Receptors Identified

Cannabis and Cancer: Cell Receptors Identified

It has been known for some time that cannabis has anti-cancer properties, but it has been unclear specifically what cannabinoid cell receptors are directly related to tumor...
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July 21, 2014
07/21/2014
Fired Professor Suzanne Sisley Isn’t Giving Up on Marijuana Research

Fired Professor Suzanne Sisley Isn’t Giving Up on Marijuana Research

Hopes for the the first federally approved research into pot as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder were dashed when the University of Arizona fired researcher Suzanne...
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July 18, 2014
07/18/2014
Healing Recipes: Eating Disorders – Thai Shrimp in a Pineapple Cannabis-Curry

Healing Recipes: Eating Disorders – Thai Shrimp in a Pineapple Cannabis-Curry

It is estimated that upwards of 24 million people of both genders suffer from eating disorders in the United States alone. The ingredients in this recipe are...
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July 18, 2014
07/18/2014
Marijuana Linked to Depression?

Marijuana Linked to Depression?

Mitch Earleywine, professor of psychology at SUNY Albany, doesn’t think marijuana leads to depression. “I think that giving folks Ritalin or any other stimulant in an effort to...
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July 18, 2014
07/18/2014
Great Edibles Recipes: Mama’s Medicated Meatballs

Great Edibles Recipes: Mama’s Medicated Meatballs

When asked, “What is your favorite home-cooked meal?”, most people can attest that the classic Italian-style meatballs are often the front-runners on their list. Even more people...
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July 17, 2014
07/17/2014
Montana Cannabis Reform Efforts Gear Up for Victory

Montana Cannabis Reform Efforts Gear Up for Victory

In the 10 years since Montanans approved medical marijuana by a whopping 62%, registered patients have endured backlash, repeals, raids, federal prosecutions, and tragic deaths. But the...
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