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Tue
24
Mar

Employers: Legalizing marijuana affects workplace safety, hires

Local business stakeholders say legalizing marijuana could further impact a workplace already marred by an inability to find workers who can pass a drug test.

As several issues promoting marijuana legalization in Ohio move forward in an effort to be placed on November’s ballot, a major concern is how employers would deal with workforce safety and drug testing.

“We don’t really support legalizing marijuana as an employer,” said Robert Toews, chief financial officer for Kaivac Inc., adding that having workers able to smoke cannabis, even off the job, could create confusion in the workplace.

Tue
24
Mar

The Truth About the US Government’s CBD Patent

The American government owns a CBD patent even though the plant that it comes from isn’t exactly legal on a federal level.

“The NIH may have gotten the patent to control the use of CBDs and prevent them from being added to the list of controlled substances,” said Bob Hoban, a cannabis and CBD attorney in Denver. “If the government controls the patent for CBDs, they can stop scientists and manufacturers from researching and creating synthetic CBD products.”

Tue
24
Mar

Domain Broker Offers The Most Important .COMs For MJ Industries, From Dispensaries to Certification Clinics

Phoenix, AZ (MJbizwire) March 24, 2015

18-year Veteran Domain Broker, Neal Sutz, of Phoenix, Arizona, is today releasing his list of the most important .COM domain names ever to be offered on the open market. All of Sutz’s MJ domains are listed at www.MedPotCard.com.

“There are very few industries which can take advantage of the enormous benefits of using a “generic” .COM domain name to strengthen their brands and increase their profits than can the MJ industry.”

Mon
23
Mar

MedMJ Conference Merges with Marijuana Investor Summit 2015

In the business world, the word synergy gets thrown around a lot. Synergy is the interaction between two or more elements that, when combined, form something greater than the sum of the individual parts. Synergy is often used to describe when two great companies come together, but in the context of today’s discussion, it describes the partnership between two great conferences.

Mon
23
Mar

Is Marijuana as Effective as Opiates for Treating Pain?

Everyone has experienced pain from injuries and illnesses. For most of us, it goes away before we’ve tested out all the treatment options. Those with severe chronic pain have learned that our choices are limited. Medical marijuana may be an alternative. Now that some states are allowing it, we are starting to see some data comparing cannabis to our current standard for acute pain (pain from traumatic injuries or from surgery): prescription opioid painkillers.

 

FROM THIS EPISODE:

Trading Opiates for Marijuana to Treat Pain

Marijuana works on some of the same areas of the brain as opioids–those that perceive pain. The active ingredients may help cancer-related pain. They can also be helpful in some pain related to multiple sclerosis and in HIV and AIDS.  

Mon
23
Mar

Medical Marijuana in Nebraska Spotlight

The judiciary committee in the Nebraska Legislature is expected to decide this week what avenues to pursue -- or not pursue -- in the medical marijuana debate. Many families are making a last minute push for change.

If any of the bills being considered become law, Nebraska would become the 24th state to allow a form of marijuana to be used as medicine.

“I just want to know what Nebraska is going to do for those who are sick and have debilitating illnesses," said Shelley Gillen, from her Bellevue living room.

She was joined by two other mothers. Their children all suffer from a form of epilepsy.

Mon
23
Mar

Some Illinois Doctors Reluctant To Prescribe Medical Marijuana

 

(CBS) – Some Illinois doctors are reluctant to begin prescribing medical marijuana for patients who qualify.

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on why physicians are putting up roadblocks.

“I asked my primary care about the medical marijuana card. She said she would not be able to,” 19-year-old Chris Favela says.

He’s convinced marijuana will help him cope with the numerous ailments associated with Multiple Sclerosis. He was disappointed when his doctor refused to sign the papers recommending him for the state’s new medical marijuana program.

“She simply said it wasn’t even possible,” Favela says.

“It’s not surprising. We’ve been experiencing this for a long time,” says Victoria Mendicino, who works for Good Intentions.

Mon
23
Mar

Forget the hysteria. Here are the facts about 'cannabis psychosis'

Charles Walker MP, Parliament’s cheerleader for the ‘skunk scaremongers’ shot himself and his hysterical campaign in the foot this week.

He had submitted a parliamentary written question asking: "How many people under 18 years of age have been treated in NHS-funded mental health units for cannabis-induced psychosis in each of the last five years?”

The answer from Jane Ellison MP, minister of state at the Department of Health, must have gravely disappointed Mr Walker. She revealed there have been average of just over 28 ‘finished admission episodes’ for each of the past five years. That doesn’t necessarily mean 28 people as it could include the same person being admitted more than once.

Mon
23
Mar

Doctors urged to talk openly with patients about drug-taking for pleasure

Addiction psychiatrist Dr Adam Winstock tells medical conference that doctors are doing a disservice by only speaking about drug-related harms

Doctors need to start having honest and open conversations with their patients about illicit drug-taking for pleasure, an eminent addiction specialist from London has told a medical conference in Melbourne.

Mon
23
Mar

Native American Tribes Eye Marijuana Business---With Their Tax-Free Gaming Advantage

Native American tribes are poised to move into the lucrative legal marijuana businesses. With spreading legalization and with taxes being levied right and left, tribal tax advantages could be huge. In California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the Supreme Court ruled that in states permitting gaming, tribes can conduct gaming on Native American lands unhindered by state regulation. A year later, Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988, creating a regulatory framework for gaming on Indian lands.

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