Category Archives: Medical Marijuana

Native American Tribes Eye Lucrative Marijuana Market

An increasing number of Native American tribes are looking to the marijuana business to break the poverty on reservations, but they are treading quietly over uncertainties in federal policy, which could shift under President Donald Trump. Cannabis is big business in states that have legalized its medical or recreational use. Arcview, a California cannabis investor network,…

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Jeff Sessions’ crusade against marijuana hurts the most vulnerable — I would know, I’m one of them.

By Garett Roush If Attorney General Jeff Sessions had his way, I would once again be at risk of constant seizures. The former U.S. Senator from Alabama and now the nation’s top cop has started a crusade against states that have allowed access to cannabis for both medicinal and recreational use. As an epileptic, medicinal marijuana…

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‘It is permissible to smoke medical marijuana on Shabbat’

It is permissible to use medical cannabis on Shabbat, according to Rabbi Avraham Reznikov, the Rabbi of the Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv, in an article published by Machon Tzomet. The cannabis plant, Sativa, from which the cannabis drug is produced, is also known as marijuana and hashish, and Israeli law prohibits its consumption, cultivation,…

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The DEA Just Admitted Weed Has Never Killed Anyone and Causes ‘Happiness’

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) The Drug Enforcement Agency just admitted that cannabis has never killed anyone. Ever. They also acknowledged that the little green plant, which has been used across civilizations for thousands of years, causes “merriment” and “happiness.” But they still want to keep it illegal. The new 94-page report released this week is entitled “Drugs of Abuse” and is intended to foster a better understanding of the dangers of drug consumption. “Education plays a critical role in preventing substance abuse,” the document opens. “Drugs of Abuse,…

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Watch: Cannabis Used Effectively to Fight Statewide Opioid Crisis

The treatment center Blue Door Therapeutics is combating the opioid epidemic with cannabis pills and patches in response to painkillers’ often agonizing withdrawal symptoms. According to doctors at the Scottsdale, Arizona facility, a chemical in marijuana with “anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties” can “help stabilize the patient’s underlying condition,” reported ABC15. Opioid addiction following common surgery is…

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Republican Lawmaker Risking Felony Charge To Get Sick People Medical Marijuana

A Republican lawmaker in Georgia is risking arrest and felony charges for distributing marijuana oils to residents suffering from debilitating conditions. Georgia Rep. Allen Peake is the leader of a statewide distribution network that sidesteps the law to get medical marijuana to residents who need it. Georgia has a medical marijuana program, which Peake helped expand…

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Texas House to Consider Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

The Texas state House of Representatives is scheduled to consider Thursday HB 81, legislation that would decriminalize marijuana in the state. The legislation, should it become law, will prevent the incarceration of people solely for possessing one ounce or less of usable marijuana. While HB 81 would protect such individuals from a criminal conviction and prison time, police would be able seize their marijuana and issue them a citation that may lead to the imposing of an up to $250 fine. In April, the Criminal…

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Study finds increase in illicit pot use, abuse in states that allow medical marijuana

Researchers have concluded that medical marijuana laws are a contributing factor to increased illegal use and abuse of the drug. In a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry, researchers noted a significant increase in illegal cannabis use and so-called cannabis-use disorders in states with medical marijuana laws. “Given the…

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