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Apr

Why Are Cannabis Users Susceptible to Memory Distortion?

A new study published in Molecular Psychiatry reports that chronic cannabis users are more likely to experience false memories.

Tue
28
Apr

Aurora Commences Flowering of 2400 Medicinal Cannabis Plants

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 28, 2015) - Aurora Cannabis Inc. (CSE:ACB)(FRANKFURT:21P)(WKN:A1C4WM)(OTC PINK:PSNTF) ("Aurora" or the "Company) is pleased to announce that 2400 clones of 7 different strains have been moved to the flowering stage. Commonly used names for the strains are Purple Kush, Agent Orange, Girl Scout Cookies, LSD, Strawberry Cough, AK47 and Exodus Cheese. Patients can be assured that the variety of strains will address a wide range of needs. More strains will be introduced as production ramps up. Aurora is expecting the first harvest to occur towards the end of June, 2015. Once in full production, the facility will be harvesting approximately 2500 plants every 7 days that will result in up to 100 kg of product per harvest.

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28
Apr

Louisiana senator fighting for medical marijuana

One state representative hopes that his second effort to enable Louisiana doctors to prescribe medical marijuana will clear at least the first hurdle — getting the bill out of committee.(Photo: AP)

BATON ROUGE – State Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, hopes that his second effort to enable Louisiana doctors to prescribe medical marijuana will clear at least the first hurdle — getting the bill out of committee.

Mills, a pharmacist who once led the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy, is proposing Senate Bill 143, legislation that would develop rules and guidelines for producing medical marijuana and dispensing it.

The bill will be presented at 10 a.m. Wednesday before the Senate Health and Welfare Committee.

Tue
28
Apr

Medical marijuana bills to be heard by House panel today following veterans’ plea

Texans suffering from chronic pain, seizures and other debilitating disorders will ask lawmakers Tuesday to support legislation that would allow them to use marijuana to treat their symptoms.

A proposal by Rep. Marisa Márquez, D-El Paso, would legalize marijuana for medical use and set up a licensing system for growers and dispensaries.

Chair of the House Public Health Committee Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Denton, put medical marijuana-related bills on Tuesday’s schedule the day after veterans came to the Capitol topublicly ask her to give the proposals a hearing.

Tue
28
Apr

Missouri is considering taxing illegal drugs and legalizing medical marijuana

JEFFERSON CITY 

It took a little while for Missouri Rep. Shawn Rhoads’ colleagues to wrap their heads around the idea of taxing marijuana and other illegal drugs.

“A drug dealer is supposed to show up and buy a tax stamp for his drugs?”Bill Lant, a Republican from southwest Missouri, asked during a committee hearing on the bill.

Most of the hearing went pretty much like that.

“They needed a little time to let the idea sink in,” said Rhoads, a south-central Missouri Republican. “About 15 minutes after the meeting, I had someone grab me and say, ‘I get it now.’”

Tue
28
Apr

Even Fox News Shows Majority Of Americans Now Support Marijuana Legalization

A majority of Americans support legalizing recreational marijuana, a Fox News poll revealed Monday. (Yes, that Fox News.)

The Fox poll marks the first time the news organization has found majority support for the issue since it began asking the question. It's also the latest in a string of recent polls that have, for the first time in their histories, found majority support for legalization.

Tue
28
Apr

Medical marijuana patients fret about new grower limits being considered by Oregon legislators

A bill that would limit the size of medical marijuana growing operations in Oregon is generating angry opposition from some patients and activists.

The proposed measure, unveiled late Friday afternoon, is aimed at curbing the black market while prodding larger growers to supply the legal recreational market the state is developing.

This approach is winning wide support on the House-Senate committee charged with implementing the marijuana legalization initiative approved by Oregon voters in November. It also has varying degrees of support from many marijuana industry figures who want to develop a successful legal market in the state.

Tue
28
Apr

Profession: Pot Analysts

Chemists Alexis St-Gelais, Laurie Caron, and Hubert Marceau have a new specialty: the analysis of therapeutic marijuana. It has been a few months since their laboratory in Jonquière, PhytoChemia, got the certifications from Health Canada under the regulations on the therapeutic use of cannabis. PhytoChemia is the only laboratory to perform such analyzes in Quebec.

PhytoChemia, whose premises are located on the St. Francis Boulevard Jonquière, specializes in the standardization and control of the chemical quality of natural medicinal products, cosmetics or food. It was in 2013 that the three chemists applied for a license from Health Canada. It took almost a year for the application to be accepted.

Tue
28
Apr

The girl who inspired Carly's Law will soon get marijuana-derived CBD for treating seizures

One of the latest patients to begin the University of Alabama at Birmingham's study known as Carly's Law that uses a marijuana-derived medication to treat severe seizures is the young girl who inspired the legislation.

Carly Chandler, the 4-year-old from the Birmingham area who has a rare genetic disorder that causes multiple seizures daily, is expected to soon receive her first treatment of cannabidiol, also known as CBD, her father, Dustin Chandler, said in an interview.

"It's almost a little bit of shock that it's actually here," Chandler said, thinking about when he had walked the halls of the Alabama Legislature almost two years ago to start generating support for allowing use of the experimental medication to treat seizures.

Tue
28
Apr

Big Marijuana is scary. But not as scary as continuing prohibition

The spread of marijuana legalization in Colorado, Washington state, Oregon, and Alaska over the past few years means that more Americans can now legally buy and sell pot — but this has also given rise to a for-profit industry that may not have public health in mind.

As legalization opponents and drug policy experts put it, this new massive industry will mimic the worst parts of the tobacco and alcohol businesses, marketing marijuana to heavy drug users and encouraging more use and abuse — outcomes that even staunch legalization advocates wouldn't like.

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