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Tue
12
May

Medical marijuana registry in Quebec called world's first

Medical marijuana users in Quebec can now help shed light on the drug's long-term safety and effectiveness through a new registry at McGill University in Montreal. 

McGill says its medical marijuana registry, which launched on Monday, is the first research database of its kind in the world. 

The registry meets a requirement of Quebec's college of physicians, which considers cannabis an experimental therapy. Under provincial regulation, cannabis can only be prescribed as part of a formal study.

Health Canada estimates over 40,000 Canadians legally consume cannabis to relieve symptoms from diseases including multiple sclerosis, HIV, cancer or epilepsy.

Tue
12
May

Poll: Should students be allowed to use medical marijuana in school?

Parents of NJ medical marijuana teen battle her school

The Larc School in Belmawr, where Genny Barbour attends school, and the Maple Shade school district where she ilives have denied her parents request to allow her to consume marijuana oil on campus. She has a severe form of epilepsy. (John Munson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

TRENTON — The parents of a 16-year-old girl with epilepsy and autism are suing for her right to consume homemade cannabis oil at school because it has shown to control her seizures.

Tue
12
May

Kickstart this: GrassRoots: The Cannabis Revolution

GrassRoots: The Cannabis Revolution, is a feature-length documentary exploring the medicinal use of cannabis, the patients involved & the campaign to change UK law. With unrestricted access to activists/medical cannabis patients, we lift the lid on the people within the UK movement. A subculture of politically driven people who feel they are forced to break the law getting access to the medication needed to treat their varying conditions.

Over the course of 3 years we explore their lives and why they campaign for change. As well as discussing the beneficial properties of cannabis, investigating the UK’s drug laws, and challenging cannabis stigma.

Tue
12
May

Hopes high, security tight as Minn. medical marijuana era nears

It may be the best guarded greenhouse in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Medical Solutions operation in Otsego, about 40 minutes northwest of downtown Minneapolis, is growing marijuana — legally. One of two manufacturers picked by the state to produce medical cannabis, the company is readying for July 1, when it will be legal to sell the product in pill or oil form.

Security, though, is at a premium. The federal government still considers marijuana growing illegal. As officials walked reporters through the plant on Tuesday, they left no doubt they’re serious about keeping the operation safe.

Tue
12
May

San Jose to Take Major Marijuana Dispensary to Court

For nine months, the city of San Jose has attempted to close down San Jose Organics, a major medical marijuana dispensary with over 5,000 members.

San Jose has already fined the dispensary thousands of dollars and told it to cease operations. The city is adding $1,500 a day to its fines for every day it remains open. Now, the two sides are set to face of in court.

In a hidden camera investigation, the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit saw that the dispensary appeared to be violating several city regulations on the sale of medical marijuana.

Tue
12
May

Smoking out the facts about medical marijuana

Curled on the floor retching, Tzvetanka Chiderova yelled for her mother to get the water pipe. Within minutes, the Montreal web-designer stopped gagging. The waves of nausea disappeared, she said.

“It was instantaneous,” said Chiderova, who turned to marijuana for medicinal purposes as a last resort while being treated for stomach cancer. Without it, she says, she could not have continued with life-saving chemotherapy.

Tue
12
May

The 3 deadliest drugs in America are all totally legal

As the US debates drug policy reforms and marijuana legalization, there's one aspect of the war on drugs that remains perplexingly contradictory: some of the most dangerous drugs in the US are legal.

Mon
11
May

McGill launches medical marijuana registry

In what’s being hailed as a world first, two groups, including the McGill University Health Centre, have launched a registry of medical cannabis users.

The new research database is aimed at collecting information on how cannabis is used and monitoring patient safety.

“Hopefully the database itself will provide enough meat for other researchers in Quebec and elsewhere to be able to ask questions of their own about effects on certain symptoms and side effect profiles,” said principal researcher Dr. Mark Ware, director of clinical research at the MUHC and associate professor at McGill University.

The idea is for researchers to be able to paint a better picture of who is using cannabis, why, and how much they are using, Ware said.

Mon
11
May

Why I Changed My Mind About Medicinal Cannabis | Hugh Hempel | TEDxUniversityofNevada

Hugh Hempel is a technology industry veteran turned health care entrepreneur. In this moving talk he discusses how medicinal cannabis has enriched the lives of his ailing 11 year-old daughters. This talk will challenge your views of medical marijuana. 

Hugh Hempel is a technology industry veteran turned healthcare entrepreneur. During his 30-year career in high technology, Hugh has held numerous senior management positions in many innovative and pioneering technology companies.

Mon
11
May

Medical marijuana a budding business in Los Lunas

The medical marijuana business is booming in Los Lunas.

New Mexico has 23 medical marijuana dispensaries, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.  Eleven of them are in Bernalillo County, but to find one of the newest, you have to look south.

The new Natural RX in Los Lunas serves about 350 people.

“We felt like we could serve all of Valencia County, Belen, a little bit of Socorro,” said Trevor Reed, Natural RX’s executive director.

Reed, who runs another shop in Albuquerque, said a lot of his clients were driving up from the south. There was a demand for a shop in Valencia County, so he opened up shop there.

“A lot of veterans. We probably have 40 or so percent veterans. Oddly enough, a lot of seniors,” Reed said of his client base.

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