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Fri
21
Sep

Medical marijuana patients decry state crackdown on pot purchases

In August, a state analyst spotted dozens of suspicious transactions when he crunched cannabis sales data: a small number of medical marijuana cardholders bought unusually large quantities of marijuana flowers on consecutive days.

Oregon regulators suspected medical marijuana patients and caregivers were exploiting the system by buying cannabis to sell on the illicit market.

The response was swift. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, under pressure from federal officials to tackle the robust black market for marijuana, quickly issued a temporary rule that dramatically reduced the amount that medical marijuana cardholders could buy in a day.

Fri
21
Sep

Michigan marijuana legalization proposal does not contain protections against employee drug tests

Michigan voters will almost certainly legalize recreational marijuana this November. And while that may be a huge victory, it turns out the state will not have protections in place for legal marijuana users, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Fri
21
Sep

First medical cannabis dispensary set to open in Brooklyn by end of year

Brooklynites are closer than ever to getting access to legal medical marijuana in their own borough.​

The borough of Brooklyn in New York City is slated to get its first medical marijuanadispensary by the end of this year, according to a release from cannabis company Citiva Medical. The firm is one of ten medicinal cannabis providers licensed by the state of New York.

Amy Holdener, the director of marketing and communications at Citiva Medical, told High Times via email that the company is looking forward to opening its new dispensary.

Fri
21
Sep

Can CBD be a cure for nicotine withdrawal?

Cannabidiol, known affectionately as CBD, can help break nicotine addiction, but can it also help one get through withdrawal periods? The answer is a little more complicated than a simple “yes” or “no”.

CBD works with endocannabinoid system in the body and is known to affect serotonin receptors and others that are known to play a role in addictive behaviors. Although THC is the most well-known cannabinoid, unlike THC, CBD is non-psychotropic in nature with little to no side-effects.

It seems with every year passing, more and more benefits are being attributed to CBD. A compound with many medical benefits and little to no side-effects, of course is an extremely attractive topic for medical research.

Fri
21
Sep

Tobacco vs. marijuana: The differences, pros, and cons

It’s the ultimate body showdown: tobacco vs weed. Do the differences outweigh the similarities?

Weed and tobacco have long been considered sisters of smoke. Yet, time and significant increases in science and policy show differences between weed vs tobacco. According to a census conducted by the CDC in 2016, 37.8 million Americans over age 18 like to light up a cigarette.

Fri
21
Sep

Canadian doctor charged for writing improper marijuana prescriptions

A key professional organization alleges that the doctor in question failed to follow guidelines for prescribing medical marijuana. A Canadian medical marijuana doctor has come under fire recently and is now being accused of improperly writing prescriptions. The allegations have not yet been proven and an investigation is ongoing.

Medical Marijuana Doctor Facing Charges

At this time, the doctor’s name has not been made public. But according to Canadian news sources, he used to be a doctor at a medical marijuana clinic in Saskatoon called Natural Health Services.

Fri
21
Sep

Can marijuana help you sleep better? The truth about how cannabis affects your health

There’s a major lack of conclusive research on how cannabis actually affects the body, which has led to over-the-top claims, both pro and con. We asked experts to help clear the air.

Thu
20
Sep

Canadian marijuana imports OK'd by US for California study

In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies.

The University of California San Diego's Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research announced Tuesday the Drug Enforcement Administration has OK'd its plans to import capsules containing two key cannabis compounds — CBD and THC — from British Columbia-based Tilray Inc . to study their effectiveness in treating tremors that afflict millions of people, especially those over 65.

Wed
19
Sep

Congress approves bill to expand medical marijuana research in the U.S.

If it goes the distance, medical marijuana research in the U.S. could make significant strides.

It has been two years since the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it would allow more cannabis growers other than the University of Mississippi to cultivate marijuana for research purposes. But the licensing process for this expansion, which was initiated under the Obama administration, has been jammed up indefinitely ever since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions took the reins at the Justice Department.

Wed
19
Sep

Michigan's medical marijuana gray area gets grayer

The state Medical Marihuana Licensing Board could not have handled setting up and rolling out the medical marijuana facility licensing system in a more ham-fisted manner. It seems as though the whole thing was set up by people who fear marijuana and don't want it to work.

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