Category: Medical Marijuana

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Medical marijuana news and commentary

July 25, 2014
07/25/2014
9-Year-Old Girl’s Death Shines a Tragic Light on Medical Marijuana Debate

9-Year-Old Girl’s Death Shines a Tragic Light on Medical Marijuana Debate

Drug reform advocates across New York state are demanding emergency access to medical marijuana for critically ill patients after the death last week of a 9-year-old girl...
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July 25, 2014
07/25/2014
University of Arizona Alumnus Starts Petition to Reinstate Sue Sisley

University of Arizona Alumnus Starts Petition to Reinstate Sue Sisley

Ricardo Pereyda, a University of Arizona alumnus and veteran diagnosed with PTSD, has begun a petition for the university to reinstate Sue Sisley, one of the foremost...
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July 25, 2014
07/25/2014
Chilean Senators Propose Legalizing Marijuana for Personal Use Including Growing the Plant

Chilean Senators Propose Legalizing Marijuana for Personal Use Including Growing the Plant

On July 24, Senator Isabelle Allende Bussi, who is President of the Chilean Senate, introduced a motion to modify the law in Chile to permit people to...
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July 25, 2014
07/25/2014
Rand Paul Files Medical Marijuana Amendment

Rand Paul Files Medical Marijuana Amendment

US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) today filed an amendment to Senate Bill 2569, the “Bring Jobs Home Act,” that would explicitly allow states to pass medical marijuana laws...
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July 25, 2014
07/25/2014
Healing Recipes: Anxiety – Rainbow Chard, Dried Fig Salad With Cannabis-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Healing Recipes: Anxiety – Rainbow Chard, Dried Fig Salad With Cannabis-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Anxiety is one of the most common mental ailments, affecting a reported 1 in 13 people globally. Fortunately, cannabis has been shown to be an effective remedy...
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July 25, 2014
07/25/2014
Minnesota Names Michelle Larson as Marijuana Director

Minnesota Names Michelle Larson as Marijuana Director

  Minnesota has named Michelle Larson as their first marijuana director with less than a year before their medical marijuana law takes effect, the Star Tribune reports....
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July 25, 2014
07/25/2014
Drug Testing in MMJ and Legal Cannabis States

Drug Testing in MMJ and Legal Cannabis States

One of the (many) problematic issues that arises from the conflict between state and federal cannabis law is the still-legal vocational drug testing that screens for marijuana.
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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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