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Whoopi Goldberg says sick children should be allowed access to medical marijuana

Whoopi Goldberg announced that she only smokes marijuana these days for medical purposes, and she said that children should be able to use the drug for the same reason. 

The View host has a history of proclaiming her love of cannabis and has now claimed it helps treat her glaucoma symptoms.

'I had just been smoking a long time before the glaucoma, and for the fun of it,' she told High Times magazine. 

'What I did notice is that there were fewer headaches. Didn't take me long to see there might be a correlation,' she said.

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Cannabis Oil Update 2015

No one can accuse the Stanley Brothers of Colorado of not pushing the envelope in the development and availability of medical cannabis in the U.S.

 

Over the last year, they have single handedly changed the game.

 

With the passage of the federal Farm Bill in February of 2014, containing an amendment to legalize hemp production for research purposes – and the approval by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to grow hemp for commercial or research and development purposes, the Stanley brothers set in motion plans to grow their high-CDB / low-THC strains of cannabis outdoors on a 40-acre Colorado family farm.

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CEN Biotech's Last Ditch Efforts

CEN Biotech, the company that wanted to become the billion dollar king of Canada's medical marijuana industry, has made waves yet again in their latest attempt to become licensed, after losing their final appeal with Health Canada.

The company dropped its lawsuit against the Minister of Health on Friday - the one claiming Health Canada was “unlawful or unreasonable” in rejecting the company’s medical marijuana license. They did not give any reason for dropping the suit.

Now a petition has appeared on the popular site Change.org with an open letter to Health Canada. Here's a small portion of the letter that outlines the complaints:

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Sue Sisley Named Research of the Year by National Medical Marijuana Group

Sue Sisley is still having trouble getting her ground-breaking work on the effects of cannabis on veterans with PTSD recognized in Arizona, where she is based — and lost three state contracts last summer. But she's found much more success in other states, including Colorado,  which approved her grant application for $2 million to further her research late last year.

 

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The Czech Republic wants to promote the cultivation of marijuana to reduce the cost

The legalization of medical marijuana has failed in the Czech Republic because the high prices of imported cannabis make it inaccessible to large segments of the population.
The Czech government wants to promote the local cultivation of marijuana after failing to legalize the drug for therapeutic purposes due to the high price of imported cannabis.
The law to facilitate the use of marijuana for medical purposes through the controlled sale in pharmacies, passed in 2012 and has been in force since the end of 2014.

The goal is for patients to have access to cannabis at reasonable prices, but the existing restrictions on growing has forced them to import Indian hemp, which has driven the price to levels unaffordable for most patients.

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Charlotte's Web Glitch Bill Scheduled for Hearing - Advocates want more THC

Growers and patient advocates used court challenges to force the Legislature to revisit a medicinal marijuana law approved last session. Tuesday they get another chance at convincing lawmakers to increase the allowable level of THC in medicinal oil authorized for use in Florida  by the Compassionate Medicinal Cannabis Act of 2014.

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New Jersey Assembly votes to rebuke Christie over medical marijuana

The New Jersey Assembly is rebuking the Christie administration's handling of the state's medical marijuana program.

Lawmakers voted Thursday to approve a resolution, ACR224, that says Gov. Chris Christie's Health Department has placed "arbitrary and unnecessary" restrictions on the program.

The vote comes a day after Christie criticized the notion of legalizing marijuana in order to gain a tax windfall, calling it "blood money."

Tue
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Mar

New York State's Medical Marijuana Rules Shaping Up as Unusually Restrictive

Assemblyman Richard N. Gottfried, a Democratic sponsor of the medical marijuana legislation, criticized "senseless burdensome restrictions" on the program.

ALBANY — When New York State’s lawmakers were mulling legalizing the medical use of marijuana last summer, some proponents feared that the proposed law was so restrictive that it would prevent many patients from receiving the drug.

Now, with the state’s Health Department close to issuing final regulations about the new program, the law’s supporters say their fears may soon be realized.

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Advice for Employers Hiring Medical Marijuana Users

According to Todd Wulffson, an attorney who defends numerous employers dealing with employees wanting to use medical marijuana on the job, there are four scenarios in the employer-employee relationship that could lead to lawsuits.

Wulffson has some advice for employers dealing with these certain scenarios:

Tue
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Recreational Cannabis Use and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Many people are drawn to cannabis for its effects physically, mentally and emotionally. Medically, cannabis has some legitimate uses, however the scope of this article is limited to the recreational use of cannabis. The following is distilled from a lecture given by Marco Lam of Boulder, Colo.

Cannabis has a lot of side effects and problems with overuse, though most users choose to ignore these problems due to its psychedelic effects. While I am not a fan of the recreational use of any drug, it is not helpful to attack a patient's choice from the get-go, rather, I must create a context for patients on how cannabis impacts their health. To do that, we must go back to the principles of Chinese medicine.

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