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Medical cannabis company donates $1 million to explore plant’s healing potential

Medical marijuana producer National Green Biomed Ltd. has committed $1 million to the University of British Columbia to allow researchers to study the therapeutic effects of cannabis. The company has made an application and is awaiting approval from Health Canada to produce and sell medical marijuana.

The contribution will support research by assistant professor of medicine M-J Milloy, who is studying marijuana’s potential to treat HIV, and alleviate pain and nausea caused by acute illness and medications used to combat HIV and AIDS.

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East Grinstead man becomes one of the first in Sussex to be convicted of new drug-driving law

AN East Grinstead dad has become the first motorist from the town to be convicted of drug-driving since a new law came into effect.

Michael Reid was caught with more than four times the legal limit of cannabis in his system after being stopped while driving through the town centre.

He was pulled over by a police officer who suspected he was speeding and saw him clip a kerb in London Road.

The officer noticed a strong smell of cannabis when she approached his car. After a search, he was arrested and charged with possessing ten grams of cannabis. He was also charged with drug-driving after testing positive at the roadside.

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Indiana Marijuana Church Releases Its Own Ten Commandments; 'The New Deity Dozen'

Grower Steve Jenkins checks out his marijuana plants at the Botanacare marijuana store ahead of their grand opening on New Year's day in Northglenn, Colorado December 31, 2013. The world's first state-licensed marijuana retailers, catering to Colorado's newly legal recreational market for pot, are stocking their shelves ahead of their January 1, 2014, grand opening that supporters and detractors alike see as a turning point in America's drug culture.

Indiana's First Church of Cannabis, a religious organization pushing the boundaries of recreational marijuana use in the state that recently received tax-exempt status has released its own version of the Ten Commandments named "The New Deity Dozen."

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Hospitals Back Providers Applying for New York State Marijuana Licenses

A hospital in the North Shore-L.I.J. system, which applied for a state medical marijuana license with a Colorado provider. By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS June 5, 2015

New York’s new medical marijuana program has drawn the interest of several major hospitals, which have formed alliances with aspiring growers to try to make the drug accessible to their patients.

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Regulation of Colorado's marijuana industry is a work in progress

In the final days of the 2015 legislative session, Gov. John Hickenlooper's office asked for a $300,000 earmark to fund a crackdown on toxic pesticides being used in legal marijuana grows in Colorado.

It was a last-minute scramble in response to a very real health and safety issue associated with the state's burgeoning recreational pot industry. And it typifies the frenetic frenzy with which lawmakers have attempted to get a handle on pot since voters opened the door to recreational marijuana stores in 2012.

"It's been pretty vexing. We've made headway more rapidly than we thought," Hickenlooper said. "It's hard to take something that's never been done before from scratch and create a regulatory framework."

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The New Runner's High: Why More Athletes Are Turning to Weed

It’s a typical Wednesday evening. After a long run, Andrew*, who works in digital media in New York City, is following his standard post-run routine. Like most runners, he’ll quickly cool down, stretch, drink water, and maybe grab a post-workout snack. Unlike most runners, he’ll also smoke pot.

The avid runner and cyclist, whose racing résumé includes theUmstead 100 Ultra, typically lights up immediately before his athletic activities and usually within an hour or two post-sweat session.

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Drugs Rarely Kill Anyone in Portugal

Portugal decriminalized the use of all drugs in 2001. Weed, cocaine, heroin, you name it -- Portugal decided to treat possession and use of small quantities of these drugs as a public health issue, not a criminal one. The drugs were still illegal, of course. But now getting caught with them meant a small fine and maybe a referral to a treatment program -- not jail time and a criminal record.

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Costa Rica: Cannabis is medicine, experts at first regional conference on medicinal marijuana agree

For many Costa Ricans, marijuana legalization conjures images of dreadlocked hippies lying in hammocks getting baked. This perception is precisely what CannaCosta 2015, Central America’s first annual conference about the medicinal and industrial uses of cannabis and hemp, tried to change.

With a panel of national and international doctors, scientists, businesspeople and politicians, CannaCosta, held Saturday and Sunday at the National Culture Center (CENAC) in downtown San José, may have surprised those who expected a gathering of stoners almost as much as the information delivered there by speakers and supporters of marijuana’s scientific uses.

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Investors get high on marijuana

Last year former videogame entrepreneur Dooma Wendschuh began soliciting investors for what he viewed as a big idea: distilled marijuana extracts, developed by scientists, that could be used for “edibles,” such as brownies, and vaporizers. Rather than hawking flavors or strains of pot, his company, Ebbu, would aim to deliver consistent feelings, such as “chill” and “giggles.”

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Church of cannabis opens in Indiana though marijuana's use is prohibited

  • The first ever church dedicated to worshiping marijuana has sprouted in Indiana in response to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)
  • The church, founded by Bill Levin, 59, has been deemed a charity and donors can deduct gifts made to the church on their federal tax returns
  • Recreational and medicinal marijuana use is not permitted in Indiana but Levin says since he's not selling it he doesn't think he'll get in trouble
  • Daniel O. Conkle, professor of law at Indiana University said the church will have to prove the religious aspect of smoking marijuana 

 

The first ever church dedicated to worshiping marijuana 'as a health supplement' has sprouted in Indiana.

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