Category Archives: CANNABIS

Feds Having ‘Active Discussions’ on Medical Marijuana for Veterans

The federal government is actively exploring how to deal with military veterans who could benefit from medical marijuana, according to congressional testimony from a top U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs official. Dr. Carolyn Clancy, the V.A.’s interim under secretary for health, told the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on Wednesday that “there are active discussions going on now” about how to address the growing number of veterans who are seeking cannabis treatments. Clancy said that a “fair number of our clinicians have veterans who use marijuana” medically. But because federal…

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Marijuana leaves legal experts confused, looking to state Supreme Court to clear the haze

A large bag of marijuana presented at a recent trial in Kent County. (Barton Deiters | MLive.com) By Barton Deiters | bdeiters@mlive.com | Follow on Twitter February 10, 2015 GRAND RAPIDS, MI – You don’t have to be stoned to have trouble understanding the hazy tapestry of laws and ordinances governing marijuana in Michigan. Not that long ago, understanding marijuana law was easy. It was illegal and possessing it could land a first-time offender in jail for anywhere from 93 days to one year. Now,…

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‘Significant’ link between cannabis and mania – study

Published time: February 11, 2015  Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi There is a ‘significant’ link between the onset and exacerbation of mania symptoms and cannabis use, claims a study by a leading institution. Researchers from the University of Warwick say cannabis can be linked to mania – symptoms of which include prolonged states of elatedness, difficulty in sleeping and hyperactivity, and bouts of aggression, and in extreme cases becoming delusional or hearing voices. Dr Steven Marwaha, author of the study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, said:…

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