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Medical marijuana bills get fresh look in Lansing

Michigan voters legalized medical marijuana in 2010 but legislators still struggle to agree on terms for licensing and regulating medical marijuana dispensaries.(Photo: Ed Andrieski, Associated Press)

Medical marijuana is back on agendas in Lansing.

The Michigan House Judiciary Committee is to begin new hearings today for two medical-marijuana bills. Both passed the House overwhelmingly last year, then hit roadblocks in the lame-duck session of the state Senate last fall, when statewide police groups lobbied hard against them.

The bills would allow two big additions to Michigan's medical-marijuana landscape:

Wed
29
Apr

Bangalore to host country’s first ‘legalise marijuana’ meet

30 years of marijuana being illegal, India now for Marijuana Legalisation Movement

With several countries in the world, including Uruguay and some states in the USA, legalising marijuana (cannabis), the movement has finally found a foothold in India. The first-ever conference in India for the legalisation of Marijuana will be held in Bengaluru on May 10, although the venue is yet to be finalised.

The Great Indian Legalisation Movement will organise Medical Cannabis Conferences across four cities - Bengaluru, Pune, Mumbai and Delhi on consecutive weekends in May. The seating has been limited to 200 people for the Bengaluru conference.

Wed
29
Apr

TDs who brag about past drug use need to back law reform

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin is the latest Irish politician to admit using drugs but the only one who didn't break the law to do so. Speaking after his new role of Minister of State with responsibility for Drug Strategy was added to his portfolio, he said he dabbled with drugs once while a student.

"I didn't break the law. I was a student, I was in Amsterdam, it was the weekend. I am not a smoker. I do what most students do," he said.

Mr Ó Ríordáin joins a number of other high-profile politicians who have also conceded to using drugs, namely cannabis. Back in 2007, then Finance Minister Brian Cowen was dubbed "Biffo Spliffo" after he admitted using the drug during his student days.

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Apr

Video: How To Sex Marijuana

Need to know how to tell the difference between a male and female marijuana plant? Its quite easy usually between five days and two weeks into flowering you will begin to see a pair of tubular nodes.

Hopefully they will have white hairs protruding from them as this denotes a female plant. these little hairs are known as pistils, and they are the first sign that your plant is flowering, and is female. Were as male plants have the “ball on a stick” appearance. They are obviously quite different from the flowering female pistils.

 

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Apr

Marijuana Legalization In Maine: State Approves 'Homegrown' Ballot Initiative For 2016

Pro marijuana advocates in Maine are expected to start collecting signatures to get recreational pot on the ballot in 2016 following approval Tuesday of a petition by the Secretary of State's office, the Associated Press reported. Legalize Maine submitted its proposal 10 weeks ago, and hoped to put through the petition pushed without help from outside marijuana groups.  

Wed
29
Apr

Medical Marijuana Bill Considered by Texas Lawmakers

A bill that that would allow epilepsy patients in Texas to use medicinal oils containing a therapeutic component found in marijuana was considered by state lawmakers in an emotional hearing on Tuesday.

House Bill 892 would legalize oils containing CBD, a non-euphoric component of marijuana known to treat epilepsy and other chronic medical conditions. By 2018, the measure would allow the state to regulate and distribute the oils to epilepsy patients whose symptoms have not responded to federally approved medication. The measure was left pending by the House Committee on Public Health.

Wed
29
Apr

Oregon utilities prepare for demand spike from marijuana legalization

Dive Brief:

  • Oregon's electric utilities are steeling themselves for an anticipated spike in demand after marijuana becomes legal for recreational use after July 1, Oregon Capital Insider reports.
  • Well-known as an energy hog when grown indoors, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NPCC) estimates four plants draw as much power as 29 refrigerators.
  • The state is considering efficiency measures, but federal money that typically pays utilities to convince consumers to use less cannot be directed towards cannabis operations..

Dive Insight:

Wed
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Apr

The State of Washington’s Marijuana Education

Now that legalized recreational marijuana is spreading across the United States and medicinal marijuana is present in 23 states and Washington, D.C, youth marijuana education is a large concern. Now that the stigma for the drug is starting to subside, should youth education reflect this and lean toward informing with logic and not employing scare tactics?

Washington state’s marijuana legalization bill, Initiative 502, had a number of specific clauses written that were geared towards education, information and studies regarding marijuana use. Namely, 60 percent of new revenue would be dedicated to substance-abuse prevention, research, education and health care.

Wed
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Apr

Cannabidiol: The Wonder Drug of the 21st Century?

Cannabis has been at the center of one of the most exciting — and underreported — developments in modern science. Research on marijuana’s effects led directly to the discovery of a hitherto unknown biochemical communication system in the human body, the Endocannabinoid System, which plays a crucial role in regulating our physiology, mood, and everyday experience.

The majority of people have heard of THC, the compound in cannabis used to make the individual high. However, more and more people are speaking about the other component found within marijuana; called cannabidiol (CBD).

Cannabidiol is One of the Two Major Ingredients in Cannabis

 

For the regular advocate, this will come as no surprise. But for many this is still a point of confusion.

Wed
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Apr

Shane Ray misses 2015 NFL draft for drug program after marijuana possession

Defensive end prospect Shane Ray was about to enter the 2015 NFL Draft as a blue-chip prospect who was in consideration to be drafted in the top 10, but those dreams were quickly shattered.

Ray was busted Monday morning for possession of pot after he was pulled over by the police for not driving in the right lane on the highway he was on.

Due to his brush with the law, Ray has entered a drug abuse program that is run by the NFL. He is currently in Phase 1 of the program, which is the behavioral part of it.

Ray picked the worst time possible to be cited for marijuana possession, as the draft will start on Thursday.

There is a legitimate chance that Ray may fall out of the first round, as he has also battled a foot injury leading up to his big day.

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