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Wed
08
Apr

Why The Next President May Have To Support Marijuana Legalization

If presidential candidates want the backing of three major swing states in 2016, they may have to support the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana. According to Quinnipiac University’s Swing State Poll, the vast majority of voters in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania are pro pot.

In both Ohio and Florida, 84 percent of voters support medical marijuana, while 88 percent favor it in Pennsylvania. Although the majorities are much smaller, 55 percent, 52 percent, and 51 percent of voters favor the possession of “small amounts of marijuana for personal use” in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, respectively.

Wed
08
Apr

The Government Just Acknowledged That Medical Marijuana Can Help Kill Tumors

The information war about marijuana may have turned a new page with the federal government’s acknowledgment of a recent study that found the plant can significantly reduce aggressive types of brain tumors when combined with radiation treatment, endorsing what medicinal marijuana advocates have long affirmed as its healing properties.

Wed
08
Apr

RCMP raid compassion club over alleged marijuana sales

Oceanside RCMP executed a search warrant on a Parksville compassion club last Thursday, seizing an unspecified amount of dried marijuana and cannabis-based products, as well as cash.

Police carried out the search at 3:30 p.m at the Phoenix Pain Management Society, located at 120 Middleton Ave. in Parksville.

RCMP spokesman Cpl. Jesse Foreman said investigators have asked that details of the search and seizure of property not be disclosed as the matter is before the courts.

A 29-year-old man who was on the premises at the time the search was carried out was arrested. He was later released on a promise to appear in provincial court. Police are recommending a charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking against the man.

Tue
07
Apr

Patients have unique needs that recreational marijuana stores don’t serve

MY son Haiden is 6 years old. For him, access to medical cannabis is a matter of life-and-death.

Haiden has Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy. Haiden used to suffer from frequent seizures of all varieties — sometimes more than 100 a day, despite taking five prescription medications, all at the maximum dose our neurologist would allow.

Tue
07
Apr

Rosenberg: 'No appetite' in legislature for marijuana legalization

BOSTON -- The legalization of recreational marijuana is likely headed to the 2016 ballot, with "no appetite" among state lawmakers to handle the issue first, according to Senate President Stanley Rosenberg.

"There's been conversations and there seems to be no appetite in the Legislature to take up ... recreational marijuana, so you should expect to see it on the ballot in 2016," Rosenberg (D-Amherst) said in an interview on the Boston Herald's internet radio station on Tuesday.

A group called "Bay State Repeal" is seeking to place a question on the ballot, which will requiring drafting language that must be first approved by the attorney general and gathering signatures from voters.

Tue
07
Apr

Now Floridians want marijuana legalized for fun

First Floridians wanted marijuana for medical purposes.

 

Now Floridians want marijuana for fun.

Florida voters support the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll.

The poll shows 55 percent of Floridians support the personal use of marijuana while 42 percent oppose it. As for the medical use, 86 percent are in favor while 14 percent disagree.

Although Floridians seem to favor the legalization of marijuana, the poll shows only 17 percent would use the drug if the measure passed.

Tue
07
Apr

Abba Medix Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Redecan for $11,000,000 in Cash and Shares.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 6, 2015) - Abba Medix Corp., ("Abba Medix", a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saratoga Electronic Solutions Inc., "Saratoga", or the "Company") (CSE:ABA) is pleased to report that it has entered into a Letter of Intent with 9037136 Canada Inc., operating and known as Redecan Pharm ("Redecan"), a Health Canada licensed producer and distributor of medical marijuana.

Redecan is focused on developing premium quality medical marijuana products and is a licensed producer and seller, able to cultivate marijuana under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations ("MMPR") in Canada.

Tue
07
Apr

Rabbi of Russia rebuked Israeli colleagues for statements of Kosher hemp

Vice-President of the Congress of Jewish Religious Organizations and Communities of Russia (KEROOR) Zinovy ​​Kohen called the use of marijuana in the Passover unacceptable. He was commenting on the words of Israeli rabbis on a kosher hemp, RIA Novosti reported.

Kohen suggested that the authors of the statements are themselves obkurilis. Oh my God! In general, you cannot smoke at Passover, can not even light a fire. And marijuana - even more so. For Ashkenazi Jews, like me - it is strictly prohibited, it is a sin. Smoking marijuana during a holiday - death to the Jews, "- said vice-president KEROOR.

Tue
07
Apr

Advocates: Legalization could hurt medical marijuana

Under the ResponsibleOhio measure, a regulatory Marijuana Control Commission would license nonprofit dispensaries to sell medical cannabis.

At 11, Lucy Scholten fights for her life. She experiences epileptic seizures every day, and she contends with cerebral palsy. She has tried more than a dozen medications to ease her symptoms, to no avail. The next step, said her mother Nicole Scholten, should be medical marijuana.

But the answer, Scholten said, is not full legalization as envisioned by a group of wealthy investors called ResponsibleOhio. Lucy and other children with catastrophic illness would not be protected under ResponsibleOhio's proposed constitutional amendment, Scholten said.

Tue
07
Apr

France: Declined in the Senate

On 2 April, the Senate closed the door on the possibility to legalize cannabis in France proposed by Senator EELV Esther Benbassa. Exit selling it alongside cigarettes and stamps in tobacco. Exit? Not for long.

They had argued, detailed and demonstrated the benefits of the legalization of cannabis in France, but the bill of Senator EELV went up in smoke April 2 before the Senate. Esther Benbassa encouraged to not give up.

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