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More Than 1,800 Canadian Scientists Sign Open Letter Urging for More Cannabis Research

#cannabis #MARIJUANA SOURCE: MEDICAL MARIJUANA INC A coalition of academics has signed an open letter directed to the Canadian government, urging it to prioritize cannabis research. Scientists from all throughout Canada have come together to urge Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other political figures to prioritize cannabis research. More than 1,800 of the country’s academic […]

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How Many Nanograms of THC is Too Many to Drive?

#cannabis #marijuana SOURCE: Marijuana.com By Michael Knodt on June 26th, 2017 at 3:02 pm Germany maintains some of the strictest cannabis DUI rules in the world. The low limit of 1 nanogram (ng) THC/ml blood serum, as well as the measurement of non-psychoactive metabolites, means that drivers and cyclists who are otherwise not under the […]

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Lehigh University looks to study cannabis’ effect on autistic children

SOURCE: PHILLY.COM THE INQUIRER by Nicole Radzievich, MORNING CALL (TRACIE VAN AUKEN/ For the Inquirer)(TRACIE VAN AUKEN/ For the Inquirer) Use of marijuana by blacks and whites is about equal, according to the report. As Pennsylvania prepares to award its first licenses for the fledgling medical marijuana industry, Lehigh University intends to partner with one […]

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Neuroblastoma – Medical Marijuana Research Overview

SOURCE OF ALL INFORMATION: MEDICAL MARIJUANA, INC. The following information is presented for educational purposes only. Medical Marijuana Inc. provides this information to provide an understanding of the potential applications of cannabidiol. Links to third party websites do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations by Medical Marijuana Inc. and none should be inferred. Neuroblastoma […]

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How Medical Marijuana Will Disrupt The Pharmaceutical Industry (VHT)

SOURCE: EFT DAILY NEWS June 10, 2017 7:22am NYSE:VHT From Bill Hall: In my last two Money and Markets articles, I’ve put you on the inside track when I revealed that “family offices” — the preferred investment platforms for many of the world’s mega-millionaires and billionaires — are quietly funding the rapidly growing legal marijuana […]

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Marijuana can reverse brain ageing and memory loss

Using cannabis may help in increasing the nerve cells in the brain which is an important prerequisite for learning ability. SOURCE: THE INDIAN EXPRESS By: PTI | Berlin | Published: May 9, 2017 10:43 pm THC treatment turned back the molecular clock. (Source: File Photo) A low-dose treatment with a marijuana compound can reverse the […]

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The Holy Land of Medical Marijuana

SOURCE: USNEWS.COM By Yardena Schwartz | Contributor April 11, 2017, at 11:04 a.m. How a country the size of New Jersey became the epicenter of medicinal marijuana. TEL AVIV — After speaking here last month at a conference devoted to marijuana innovation, Garyn Angel handed out cannabis-infused salad dressing and sauces to people seeking to […]

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Health company managed by Snider family proposes medical marijuana facility

SOURCE: CSNPHILLY By The Associated Press February 16, 2017 5:40 PM A health company managed by the heirs of Flyers founder Ed Snider is looking to build a medical marijuana growing facility in Philadelphia. The Inquirer reports that Snider Health gave a presentation to the Parkwood Civic Association for a proposed 125,000-square-foot factory on Wednesday. […]

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The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 Has Been Introduced

Published in the MARIJUANA TIMES By Julia Granowicz – Feb 11, 2017 About a week ago, a handful of lawmakers who call themselves the “Congressional Cannabis Caucus” announced that they intend to introduce legislation that would help protect the cannabis industry from a Department of Justice run by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Their announcement was […]

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‘Medical Marijuana’ riddled with Mold, Bacteria—Especially Bad for the Sick?

Source: AMERICAN COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND HEALTH By Jamie Wells — February 10, 2017 Credit: Shutterstock With the current wave of states legalizing marijuana, advocates championing the cause and the presence of greater societal acceptance, there is a growing perception that dispensary-supplied “medical marijuana”—not distinct from “recreational marijuana”— is as safe as any medical product […]

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Florida officials, voters clash over medical marijuana rules

Written By JOE REEDY – Published February 10, 2017, In the MIAMI HERALD Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla Licensed mental health counselor Cyndi Hamad of Seminole speaks before a standing room only public hearing on medical marijuana provisions at the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Hamad explained […]

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Former medical marijuana executives charged

Published in the LEADER-HERALD on February 12, 2017 Reported by Mike Anich, Reporter, manich@leaderherald.com Company has ties to Vireo PERTH — Two former executives of Minnesota Medical Solution, a subsidiary of Vireo Health in New York, which owns a medical marijuana facility at the Tryon Technology Park, were arrested Monday. Minnesota and New York have […]

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Henderson City Council approves 6-month recreational marijuana ban

Published in The LAS VEGAS SUN From staff and wire reports Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 | 7:59 a.m. The Henderson City Council has passed a six-month moratorium on marijuana sales. The council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the sale of recreational marijuana while it waits for regulations from the state. According to the ordinance, the […]

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Researchers find deadly mold, fungi in Northern California medical marijuana samples

PUBLISHED IN THE MERCURY NEWS By The Associated Press | February 8, 2017 at 11:23 am DAVIS – Researchers at UC Davis are warning some medical marijuana users after identifying potentially lethal bacteria and mold on cannabis samples from 20 Northern California dispensaries. Microbiology professor George Thompson is advising those with weakened immune systems to avoid […]

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Police chiefs reject proposal for homegrown marijuana

Written by: Daniel Leblanc OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017 12:38PM EST Last updated Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017 1:47PM EST Canada’s police chiefs are calling on Ottawa to reject some of the key recommendations in a federal report on the legalization of marijuana, stating the proposals by former Liberal minister Anne McLellan […]

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California seeks advisers on marijuana rules

THE SACRAMENTO BEE Capitol Alert The go-to source for news on California policy and politics One ounce of marijuana at A Therapeutic Alternative in Sacramento on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com By Taryn Luna tluna@sacbee.com The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation is now accepting applications for a marijuana advisory committee to help inform […]

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Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion

MARKETWATCH, By Trey Williams Reporter Published in MARKETWATCH: Feb 11, 2017 11:33 a.m. ET Marijuana sales grew 30% in 2016 and are expected to reach $20.2 billion by 2021 according to market research The state of Colorado pulled in nearly $200 million in tax revenue last year thanks to its $1.3 billion in marijuana revenue. […]

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Don’t drown marijuana in regulations

Written By The Editorial Board, LA Daily News Posted: 02/09/17, 5:02 PM PST | Updated: 2 days ago California voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana use in November, and now regulators are hard at work devising the new rules and fees to be imposed. There seems to be some considerable doubt, however, as to […]

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Republican congressman introduces legislation that would take marijuana out of the hands of the federal government

The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act would allow states to determine their own marijuana policies. Written by Taylor Link – SALON Topics: Dana Rohrabacher, federal government, federal vs state, Jeff Sessions, marijuana, marijuana policy, Medical Marijuana, original video, Video News, Business News, News, Politics News Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California is proposing a law that […]

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Peru’s government proposes to legalise medical marijuana

Published by the INDEPENDENT Thursday 9 February 2017 14:44 GMT President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski says plan stems from Lima police raid on house where group of parents were found growing marijuana to make oil to treat children’s epilepsy  Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Mariana Bazo.Reuters Peru’s government says it will present to the opposition-dominated legislature a plan to […]

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Alaska collects $145,800 marijuana tax in December

Posted January 31, 2017 07:01 pm – Updated February 1, 2017 08:04 am By JAMES BROOKS Juneau Empire In this file photo, Juneau Mayor Ken Koelsch, center, stands and watches the first marijuana sales in the capital city with Giono Barrett, right, as James Barrett helps customers during a invitation opening of Rainforest Farms store […]

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Marijuana Research Still Stymied by Federal Laws

US scientists continue to have a hard time getting funding to study the health impacts of the drug. But cannabis research in Canada—where medical marijuana is legal nationwide—is different story. THE SCIENTIST Exploring Life, Inspiring Innovation By Bob Grant | January 23, 2017 WIKIMEDIA, BOGDAN More and more Americans are using cannabis both for medicinal […]

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NFLPA reportedly proposing a ‘less punitive’ approach to marijuana use

The union recently formed a pain management committee to study marijuana by Jared Dubin CBS Sports Writer The NFL Players Association is coming up with a proposal that would amend the league’s drug policy to take a less punitive approach to marijuana use. According to the Washington Post, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith said the […]

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LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR Mexico is catching up to US states on marijuana legalization

Source: Quartz Mexico’s president is pro herbal medicine. (Reuters/Edgard Garrido) It’s impossible not to notice what the neighbors are doing when you’re as close as Mexico and California. Over the past two decades, the latter has increasingly embraced marijuana legalization, from the authorization of medical pot in 1996 to a vote last month that legalized […]

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Can The US Become A Marijuana Superpower Under Trump?

HEALTH AND MEDICINE SEVERAL STATES VOTED TO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA ON ELECTION DAY.STOKKETE/SHUTTERSTOCK http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/ (Source of article) Donald Trump may have won the US presidency, but in six of the nine states that were asked to decide on marijuana legalization on election day, more people actually voted for weed than voted for Trump himself. And […]

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Mellow drivers? Study says states with medical-marijuana laws have lower traffic fatality rates. By Fredrick Kunkle Washington Post-December 20

Glass containers display varieties of marijuana for sale at the Station, a retail and medical cannabis dispensary in Boulder, Colo., on Aug. 11. (Brennan Linsley/AP)   States with medical-marijuana laws have fewer traffic fatalities than those without, especially among younger drivers, a new study has found. You would think crash rates might be higher, supposing […]

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Cities and towns put brakes on marijuana Maine municipalities embrace temporary moratoriums on pot-related businesses in an effort to adjust more gradually to change.

By Gillian Graham Staff Writer Portland Press Herald The Nov. 8 vote to legalize recreational marijuana in Maine has opened the door to the fastest-growing industry in the country and raised the prospect of cultivation warehouses in suburban industrial parks, cannabis shops on Main Streets and marijuana social clubs in quaint tourist towns. But cities […]

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Marijuana use among teens in slight decline in both federal and state data reports

The rate of Colorado 12-17-year-olds who used marijuana in the past month dropped 1.4 percent, according to federal data. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) Federal data released Tuesday shows marijuana use among Colorado teenagers to be in mild decline, an unexpected phenomenon since the state legalized the drug for recreational use in 2012. According […]

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Medical cannabis chemo trial starts in NSW

© JULIAN SMITH / AAP Image The trial of a marijuana-derived tablet used to treat cancer patients will initially involve 80 people. A world-first clinical trial of medicinal cannabis for chemotherapy patients has begun in NSW and more than 300 people are expected take part. The trial of a marijuana-derived tablet used to treat cancer […]

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Mexico Senate votes to legalize medicinal cannabis

Mexico’s senate has voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing medical marijuana. The bill falls short of demands among some critics who argue that wider legalization can help the country reduce drug-related violence. Following a national debate on narcotics policy, the Mexican senate passed a bill on Tuesday approving the use of marijuana for medical purposes. […]

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California State Licensing: Possible Delays

By Tiffany Wu on December 14, 2016 Posted in California, Licensing, Medical Marijuana, Recreational Marijuana California Cannabis: possibly delays. Though California officially legalized cannabis last month, those hoping to walk into a dispensary and legally purchase recreational cannabis will have to wait until state licensing begins. Proposition 64 requires licensing authorities to start issuing licenses by January […]

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‘Marijuana’ or ‘marihuana’? It’s all weed to the DEA

WASHINGTON, DC — SEPTEMBER 9: View of the cured and finished buds as well as growing medical marijuana plants propagated at Josh Gender’s medical marijuana growing operation in Washington, D.C. on September 7, 2016. Genderson, who owns a successful DC liquor store, is a licensed grower in Massachusetts. And recently, he was awarded a license […]

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Canada marijuana task force releases sweeping report on national legalization

 A woman walks past the Cannabis Culture Headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. (Jae C. Hong, Associated Press file) Published: Dec 13, 2016, 9:59 am • Updated: 2 days ago By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Among task force’s 80 proposals for marijuana legalization are setting the minimum purchase age at 18 […]

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Germany opens door for medical marijuana in pharmacies

Published: May 4, 2016, 10:50 am • Updated: 3 days ago Comments (2) By The Associated Press BERLIN — Germany’s Cabinet has approved a bill that will allow patients to get cannabis as a prescription-only medication. The Health Ministry said Wednesday that the legislation will allow doctors to prescribe cannabis in the form of dried […]

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Marijuana legalization in Canada and election impact

Published: Oct 20, 2015, 12:09 pm Comments (2) By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff Canada’s Liberal Party had an unforgettable election night on Monday, gaining a majority of seats in parliament and a new prime minister in Justin Trudeau, the untested 43-year-old former schoolteacher who is the son of Canadian political legend and longtime prime […]

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New in Indiana: A cannabis church gets its chance

Published: Mar 31, 2015, 2:55 pm Comments (1) By Sarah Pulliam Bailey, The Washington Post The First Church of Cannabis Inc. has been approved by Indiana’s secretary of state after the state’s religious freedom legislation became law last week. The church’s founder Bill Levin said he filed paperwork in direct response to Indiana Gov. Mike […]

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Did Guam just become the first U.S. territory to legalize medical cannabis?

Published: Nov 4, 2014, 10:48 am Comments (1) By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff Did U.S. territory Guam just legalize medical marijuana? It looks to be headed that way, based on preliminary results being reported by Guam Pacific Daily News. The news outlet shows about 56.4 percent of voters approving medical marijuana initiative Proposal 14A […]

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Chile plants seeds for country’s new medical marijuana program

Published: Oct 29, 2014, 4:28 pm Comments (1) By Luis Andres Henao and Eva Vergara, The Associated Press SANTIAGO, Chile — A Chilean municipality planted the country’s first medical marijuana on Wednesday as part of a pilot program aimed to help ease the pain of cancer patients. The 850 seeds were imported from the Netherlands, […]

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Uruguay elections: Party favoring new pot program leads; runoff ahead

Published: Oct 27, 2014, 9:51 am Add a Comment By Leonardo Haberkorn, The Associated Press MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Former President Tabare Vazquez won the most votes in Uruguay’s presidential election Sunday, but he fell short of the outright majority needed to avoid a Nov. 30 runoff, exit polls said. Three polls indicated that the left-leaning […]

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NY Times endorses pot legalization measures in Oregon, Alaska and DC

Published: Oct 6, 2014, 11:55 am Add a Comment By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff Given The New York Times editorial board’s recent writings on marijuana legalization (see here, here and here), we shouldn’t be too surprised at their Oct. 5 editorial, which endorses the pro-recreational cannabis reform measures heading to November ballot boxes in […]

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Marijuana in a Muslim land: Looking to Morocco as it considers medical pot

Published: Oct 7, 2014, 3:02 pm Add a Comment By Paul Schemm and Smail Bellaoualli, Associated Press Kettama, Morocco – In the rugged Rif mountains, Abdelkhalek Benabdallah strode among towering marijuana plants, checking the buds for the telltale spots of white that indicate they are ready for harvest. Much of the crop had been picked […]

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Denver pot firm to consult in Jamaica under decriminalization plan

Published: Oct 14, 2014, 2:56 pm Comments (2) By Steve Raabe, The Denver Post The prospect of decriminalized marijuana in Jamaica has caught the attention of a Denver cannabis consulting firm. United Cannabis Corp. said it owns a 50 percent stake in the newly created, Jamaica-based Cannabinoid Research & Development Co. Ltd. United Cannabis officials […]

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Uruguayans can now sign up to grow their own at home

Published: Aug 27, 2014, 5:34 pm Comments (1) By Leonardo Haberkorn, The Associated Press MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — People in Uruguay who want to grow their own marijuana at home were able to register to do so Wednesday as the government launched the latest phase in its first-of-its-kind legalization program. Under a law that went into […]

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“I haven’t seen anything like this”: Texas pot farm rare find near border

Published: Aug 24, 2014, 12:13 am Add a Comment RAYMONDVILLE, Texas — On land once used to grow watermelons and grain, 8-foot tall marijuana plants swayed under a canopy of mesquite. White pipes and a pump diverted water from a canal, delivered to the 60-foot long rows by carefully excavated trenches. Two acres of painstakingly […]

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“Pot Playboy” marijuana supplier sentenced to 27 years in New York

Published: Aug 21, 2014, 11:50 am Comments (4) By The Associated Press NEW YORK — A Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York’s biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy was sentenced Wednesday to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise, prosecutors said. Jimmy Cournoyer […]

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Jackie Chan expresses shame over son’s marijuana charge in China

Published: Aug 20, 2014, 12:04 pm Comments (2) By Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press BEIJING — Jackie Chan apologized to the public Wednesday over his son’s detention on drug charges in Beijing, saying he’s ashamed and saddened. The Hong Kong film star wrote on his microblog that Jaycee Chan would have to face the consequences of […]

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Uruguay marijuana: Will government-run program collapse?

Published: Aug 1, 2014, 12:39 pm Comments (5) By Leonardo Haberkorn, The Associated Press MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay’s plan to create the world’s first national, government-regulated marketplace for legal pot may be going up in smoke. Delays in implementing the plan are putting it at risk as polls point to opposition gains in October’s election […]

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New Hampshire declares state of emergency over “spice”

Published: Aug 15, 2014, 7:27 pm Add a Comment By The Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. — Gov. Maggie Hassan has declared a state of emergency to allow public health officials to investigate and quarantine synthetic drugs linked to recent overdoses in Manchester and Concord. Authorities say at least 41 people in the Manchester area have […]

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Utah medical marijuana program: 11 cards issued, several for child patients

Published: Aug 9, 2014, 10:24 am By Michelle L. Price, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Utah issued nearly a dozen registration cards in the first month of its limited medical marijuana program that allows those with severe epilepsy to possess cannabis extract oil. As of Friday evening, the state has issued 11 cards since […]

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PTSD added to Arizona medical marijuana conditions list

Published: Jul 9, 2014, 9:45 pm Add a Comment By Bob Christie, The Associated Press PHOENIX — Arizona residents who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder will be able to legally use marijuana to help alleviate their symptoms under a decision announced Wednesday, July 9, by the state’s top health official. The decision by Department of […]

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