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Apr

Do right: Give agency what it needs to run medical marijuana program

Guam is the first U.S. territory to legalize medicinal marijuana, joining 23 states. Legal marijuana will be limited to medicinal uses only.

The new law has the potential to help patients with debilitating diseases. For some, medical marijuana has alleviated pain associated with multiple sclerosis. For cancer patients, it can help reduce extreme nausea caused by chemotherapy and stimulate appetite.

Guam's Department of Public Health and Social Services will hold its first informational meeting next week to discuss the rules and regulations for the island's new medical marijuana law. It will be held at Sen. Tina Muña Barnes's office at 2 p.m. next Friday, said Public Health Director James Gillan.

Fri
03
Apr

Lansing marijuana policy could get Hash Bash spotlight

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About 20 marijuana plants sit on a table Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Puff-n-Stuff on Grand River Avenue in Lansing. The dispensory sells plants, harvested marijuana, edibles and other products.(Photo: Dave Wasinger/Lansing State Journal)Buy Photo

LANSING – Mayor Virg Bernero's planned speech Saturday at Hash Bash in Ann Arbor is expected to get plenty of attention, but it's unclear if words will lead to any action that makes Lansing's policy on the drug easier to understand and enforce.

The city already allows limited use of marijuana beyond medicinal purposes. Bernero is expected to help drive the effort for a possible 2016 ballot initiative that would make recreational use of the drug legal in Michigan.

Fri
03
Apr

It's time to strike up a conversation about cannabis and MS, says Irish healthcare firm

Dr James Linden spoke to Sean Moncrieff about how patients and researchers are caught in a legal grey area

It was an Irish doctor, one William Brooke O'Shaughnessy, who first pioneered using cannabis for medical relief. In 1839, the Limerick-born physician published one of the world’s first research paper on the drug’s medicinal qualities, having used Indian hemp – then known as gunjah – to treat tetanus and other diseases.

Now, 176 years later, and another Irish doctor is hoping to explore the medical qualities of marijuana, and saying it’s high time that the Irish authorities changed the law to offer relief to thousands of people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.

Fri
03
Apr

Congressmen Say DOJ's Interpretation Of Their Medical Marijuana Amendment Is 'Emphatically ...

The lawmakers behind a recent congressional amendment protecting medical marijuana operations in states where the drug is legal strongly rebuked the Department of Justice for trying to continue to crack down on some medical marijuana businesses.

Fri
03
Apr

Legalize Pot Lawmakers: 10 US Politicians Credited With Leading Fight to Make Marijuana Legal

Nationwide polls show that a slim majority of Americans want to legalize pot for any purpose. Seventy-five percent believe that marijuana legalization is inevitable, according to a Pew Research Center survey in 2014. However, few politicians on the national scene are actively leading the fight to make marijuana legal in their home states or at the federal level.

Most political support is for limited medical use. Others have done their part for the cannabis cause by supporting rules to require the federal government not prosecute individuals using marijuana per their state's rules. Here are 10 politicians who have at least partially supported legal marijuana or states' rights around pot:

Thu
02
Apr

Startup Offers Cashless Sales System for Legal Weed

A Chicago-based startup said it has developed a system that will allow legal cannabis retailers to sell their products without taking cash or making a standard debit card or credit card transaction.

According to Bill Drevant, president of VertePay.com, the company has partnered with an established Illinois software firm called Bestinc that writes software platforms for check cashing and has been open since 1982. The firm modified the software to create an essentially closed loop system that will allow a cannabis customer to purchase cannabis without having to use cash or make a transaction with a bank card.

Thu
02
Apr

5 Studies that Show Cannabis May Prevent Alzheimers

Recent studies have indicated that Alzheimers is now the 4th biggest fear amongst the UK public, afterCancer, Debt and Knife Crime. This is an indication of the severity of a disease which results in nearly 500,000 deaths worldwide every year.

Thu
02
Apr

OrganiGram growing jobs in Moncton

A medical marijuana company has job opportunities budding in Moncton.

Nico Hache inspecting a mother plant. Credit-Johnny Cullen

OrganiGram Holdings Inc. is a licensed marijuana grower in Moncton, New Brunswick. They are the only company of their kind east of Ottawa and employ almost 30 people.

CEO Denis Arsenault says that their success is due in part to the company’s all organic policy. “We feel very comfortable that at the end of the day in terms of the quality of the product in term of the user experience, we’ll be superior with an organic product,” said Arsenault.

Since opening in March of 2014, the company has been growing. They recently moved into a larger location and are looking to almost double their staff.

Thu
02
Apr

Mormon mom with cancer used medical marijuana to deliver healthy baby

SPANISH FORK, Utah – This Mormon mother, Tenille Farr, was diagnosed with state-2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when she was pregnant with her fifth child, Gabe.

Instead of going through chemotherapy and risking losing her baby, she left her family to treat naturally treat her cancer in Colorado and California where medical cannabis is legal.

According to IllegallyHealed.com, Farr used cannabis oil treat her symptoms and deliver a healthy baby boy, the family’s fifth son.

Her emotional video showing her journey and support for legalizing medical cannabis has been posted to YouTube with the following description:

Thu
02
Apr

Pot Easter cake prank gone too far: Norwegian students arrested for flooding school with marijuana

Two Norwegian teenagers have been arrested for bringing Easter cakes with massive doses of marijuana inside to school. Three teachers suffered from food poisoning and sought medical help.

The “joke” was revealed when several teachers and other employees of Lier Upper Secondary School experienced symptoms of a mysterious illness and found themselves having difficulty remaining on their feet, local media reported.

“They felt ill. They were dizzy and felt totally out of it. They were basically bedridden,” head of the local police Arne Lauvålien told Norwegian state broadcaster NRK on Thursday.

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