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Sat
14
Feb

Canadian Federal Health Minister Says She Can't Stop Home Grow-ops

EDMONTON - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose says her hands are tied right now over the growing trend of home-based marijuana grow ops because the matter is before the courts.

Ambrose says if she had her way, there'd be no more grow ops for medical marijuana.

However, a federal court granted an injunction a year ago grandfathering those that were already in place.

Ambrose says she has heard about abuses and problems such as mould and fires in homes, as well as illegal trafficking.

She says political pressure is needed from the public to bring about change.

Newly released figures show the Conservative government spent more than $7 million on a 10-week, anti-drug advertising campaign that wrapped up at the end of last month.

Fri
13
Feb

HOW CBD, A COMPONENT IN MARIJUANA, WORKS WITHIN CELLS

A team of Stony Brook University researchers have identified fatty acid binding proteins (FABPs) as intracellular transporters for two ingredients in marijuana, THC and CBD (cannabidiol). The finding, published early online in the  Journal of Biological Chemistry , is significant because it helps explain how CBD works within the cells. Recent clinical findings have shown that CBD may help reduce seizures and could be a potential new medicine to treat pediatric treatment-resistant epilepsy.

Thu
12
Feb

5 Differences Between Sativa and Indica

Plants are classified according to a system dating back hundreds of years. Cannabis sativa L. is the binomial name or the species name for the cannabis plant. It is from the family of plants known as Canabaceae, which includes other plants like Hops and Hackberries.

Thu
12
Feb

U.S. judge in California considers argument marijuana law unconstitutional

(Reuters) - A federal judge hearing the case of nine men accused of illegally growing marijuana in California said Wednesday she was taking very seriously arguments by their attorneys that the federal government has improperly classified the drug as among the most dangerous, and should throw the charges out.

Judge Kimberly J. Mueller said she would rule within 30 days on the request, which comes amid looser enforcement of U.S. marijuana laws, including moves to legalize its recreational use in Washington state, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska.

"If I were persuaded by the defense's argument, if I bought their argument, what would you lose here?" she asked prosecutors during closing arguments on the motion to dismiss the cases against the men.

Wed
11
Feb

17 Diseases You Didn't Know Are Treated With Marijuana

17 Diseases You Didn’t Know Are Treated With Marijuana By Becca Blond AFKI Original Published: March 26, 2014, 5:00 am Print ThinkStockPhotos

Medical marijuana is proving effective for at least managing horrific diseases such cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s. Twenty U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana use for doctors to write prescriptions. Not all states honor all conditions. This is just a sampling of the diseases permitted. There are many more. Here are 10 diseases you didn’t know are treated with marijuana.

Wed
11
Feb

Enertopia Announces V-LOVE ™ For Women

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / Enertopia Corporation (ENRT-OTCBB) (TOP-CSE) (the “Company” or “Enertopia”) is pleased to announce the launch of a new product line for women’s sexual health. This is the Company’s first step in its new initiatives and strategic plan in alternative health and wellness sector. V-LoveTM for Women is a desire gel and will be available for sale in Canada soon and will be available for sale in the USA later this year. The Company owns 100% of the product and how it will roll out the product to market.

Tue
10
Feb

Medical Marijuana Supporters Head to Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Support for cannabis in Florida seems to be burning brighter, and an eclectic group of advocates took to the Capitol today to make sure a possible new law in 2015 doesn't go up in smoke.

They came from all parts of the state and headed to the 22nd floor of the Capitol, the highest place you can get in Tallahassee. There were the seniors, the veterans, the drug smugglers, and the guy who needs service dogs for his injuries. All in support of medical cannabis.

Jeff Clemens first filed a marijuana bill four years ago.

“The people are either supporting family members or their own ability to be able to treat their illnesses the way they see fit,” said Sen. Clemens (D-Lake Worth).

Tue
10
Feb

Pediatricians Urge DEA to Reclassify Medical Marijuana to Boost Research

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For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency reclassify marijuana so that more research can be conducted in the hopes of finding benefits for children. The influential medical society also proposes that marijuana should be made available on a compassionate use basis for children with debilitating or life-threatening illnesses.

Specifically, the AAP wants marijuana to be removed from the DEA’s Schedule 1 listing for controlled substances, which are not considered to have any “currently accepted medical use in the U.S., a lack of accepted safety for under medical supervision and a high potential for abuse.” Other drugs in this category include heroin, acid and ecstasy.

Tue
10
Feb

Rauner announces who can grow and sell medical marijuana in Illinois

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The marijuana seeds can soon be planted. In a move that surprised advocates of the medical marijuana program, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Monday announced it would issue most of the coveted licenses to grow and sell the medical product. The move came amid fears Rauner would take months to determine who should be awarded the new state licenses.

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