Marijuana Decriminalization: Efforts To Relax Pot Rules Gaining Momentum In U.S. - Catharine Leach is married and has two boys, age 2 and 8. She has a good job with a federal contractor and smokes pot most every day. While she worries that her public support for marijuana decriminalization and legalization could cost her a job or bring the police to her door, the 30-year-old Warwick resident said she was tired of feeling like a criminal for using a drug that she said is far less harmful than the glass or wine or can of beer enjoyed by so many others after a long day's work.Read more »
Dr. Frankel demonstrates the structure of the CBD molecule as well as it's relationship to THC. The Doctor explains some of the key differences between THC and CBD as well as some new hope in cancer researchRead more »
Developed by GW Pharmaceuticals, Sativex is a whole plant medicinal cannabis extract indicated for the relief of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms and the treatment of severe neuropathic-related cancer pain.
Bayer has secured exclusive rights to market Sativex in the UK, and has the option to extend this to other countries in Europe and countries such as Canada. In December 2005, GW Pharmaceuticals entered into an agreement with Almirall Prodesfarma, under which Almirall can market Sativex throughout Europe, except in the UK.
There have been a few articles written about the multitude of environmentally sustainable industrial applications of hemp. There have been perhaps many more written about the medical applications of cannabis. Now there is a formerly skeptical California doctor who has found the optimal method of using marijuana for health.Read more »
Marijuana, turns out to be brimming with healing compounds. It won't get you high eaten raw, but juiced with a handful of carrots to cut the bitter taste, its leaves and buds may well have restored the health of his girlfriend, who had been given a diagnosis of lupus and a butcher's bill of other disorders that lab tests show have subsided. A local sufferer of Crohn's disease credits the plant with helping reverse the debilitating intestinal disorder.Read more »
Stan Garret wrote a letter to US District Attorney John Walsh asking the government to “back away” from Colorado dispensaries that are in compliance with state and local laws. While the letter is unlikely to influence federal policy, it does demonstrate that Colorado is takings its MMJ statutes seriously.Read more »
South Florida became home to two 48 foot billboards urging the passage of medical marijuana legislation earlier this week. Both billboards are located in high traffic areas and highlight senior use of medical marijuana.Read more »
8.7%: The drop in traffic fatalities in states with medical marijuana laws. Want to make the road safer? Encourage drivers to hit the bong rather than hit the bars. That is a policy prescription that few people would recommend but it is effectively the course that states which have enacted medical marijuana laws have followed, according to an economic study.Read more »
General Cannabis Inc., the company that owns Weedmaps.com, purchased Marijuana.com for $4.20 million dollars! Rumor has it the agreement was signed by both parties at 4:20pm! For those who are not in the loop, Weedmaps.com is an extremely popular website amongst pot smokers to locate dispensaries and marijuana deals around their vicinity. The acquisition is very strategic, and I think this will re-affirm their position as the authority in the medical marijuana industry.Read more »
Cured: A Cannabis Story, is a brief video showing how cannabis is being ignored as a medicine by pharmaceuticals because it cannot be patented, and being outlawed by their friends to keep you from using it, even though it can cure several forms of cancer.Read more »
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