And the so-called green rush shows no sign of slowing down.
Marijuana Legalization 2015: PTSD And Cannabis -- Can Researchers Cut Through The Politics To Find Out Whether Weed Works?
After steadily accumulating anecdotes about how veterans use cannabis to treat their war wounds that understanding might finally be on the way. Following years of bureaucratic hurdles, the first Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved, randomized controlled trial on cannabis and PTSD is set to begin this summer. Many believe the study will spur increased acceptance of veterans using marijuana, a political shift that’s already led more and more states to add PTSD to their lists of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.
A closer look at the space race to grow stronger strains with higher THC content.
What makes a best-selling crime novelist like Patricia Cornwell, who has no clear ties to the medical marijuana movement and no history of marijuana activism, give $500,000 to fund a marijuana research study? It’s a one-word answer: love. She’s been married to the study’s lead researcher, Dr. Staci Gruber, since 2005.
The first medical cannabis testing lab in New England to achieve both ISO 17025 and CAN 9009 quality certification. “Test labs have and always will be a vital part of all cannabis operations, and there is a critical need for accurate test lab certification of potency and content that is consistent and accurately reproducible over time,”
With Proposition 64 the law of the land and adult-use cannabis stores expected to open in a year or so, California lawmakers are now introducing legislation to tinker with the state’s current cannabis laws.
The world of 3D printing shows no signs of stopping. From 3D printed guns and medical implants to food and shoes, it seems that just about anything can be 3D printed.
July 1, 2015, Oregon will join Alaska, Colorado and Washington and become the fourth state that will actively allow recreational marijuana consumption and possession. As a resident of Oregon, it is important to know the specific regulations of Measure 91 because while there are similarities among each state, the guidelines do differ, sometimes significantly.
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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) signed an ordinance Wednesday decriminalizing the possession and use of up to 30 grams of marijuana.
NORTHSIGHT CAPITAL SIGNS OPTION TO ACQUIRE LAMARIHUANA.COM, THE SPANISH COMMUNITY’S PREMIER CANNABIS PORTAL.
Scottsdale, AZ, June 29, 2015. Northsight Capital Inc., (OTCBB-NCAP) announced it has signed an exclusive option to acquire LaMarihuana.com, considered the Hispanic community’s leading cannabis portal. LaMarihuana was founded in 2001 in Spain and currently has more than 1.3M visits monthly, making it the most visited portal worldwide by the Spanish-speaking community. LaMarihuana has more than 1.2 million Facebook fans and 53,000 Twitter followers. The Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2013, was 54 million people, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority. LaMarihuana is a full informational site, with daily news, forums, reviews, business directory, chat, seedbanks, and other relevant information for the cannabis industry.
We need others to open their minds to the evidence and research that we are so privileged to have access to. Only then will the masses begin to understand the differences between CBD and other forms of marijuana, and why clear cut distinctions are so necessary.
Uncle Ike's Pot Shop is the second in the city granted a license by the state Liquor Control Board. And like the opening of other recreational cannabis stores in the state, someone stood in line more than 12 hours before the official opening of the store.
After decades of a costly “war on drugs,” candidate Barack Obama made clear in 2008 that voters would see a very different approach in his administration. To his credit, President Obama has largely followed through on those campaign promises. The administration has already taken a progressive approach to marijuana, for example, clearing the way for unprecedented state experimentation. This week, the Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim reported on another breakthrough.
The year has seen another mountain of marijuana research, and there's a lot of good news.
More than 200 children under the age of 10 now have medical marijuana cards in Colorado, according to information received in a CBS4 records request. One woman in Colorado Springs now goes so far to say marijuana has cured her 4-year-old son’s cancer.
The most successful way to stop employee theft is to simply hire people who are really trustworthy. “The most successful dispensaries around here hire full-time employees and offer them a small part of profit-sharing,” Owens said. “If you’re continually hiring part-time people, and you have turnover, and you’re going through new staff every three to six months – which I see out here a lot – they’re trying to put Band-Aids on the problem. You need to bring them in and make them part of the solution, and reward them for good work.”
Legalization of medical marijuana is not linked with increased traffic fatalities, a new study finds. In some states, in fact, the number of people killed in traffic accidents dropped after medical marijuana laws were enacted.
Connecticut’s medical marijuana system is finally up and running. The first state-licensed grower sent its first shipment to dispensaries this week. That means qualified patients are getting their first ever legal pot.
Michigan actually legalized medical cannabis four years ago, but things looked grim at first. The state ruled that dispensaries were technically illegal in spite of the allowance to medicate, and with that ruling in place, it was virtually impossible to get anywhere with the industry. Many of the dispensaries that were looking to get started closed down, and a lot of fledgling business owners were losing hope... ...There are currently 175,000 registered patients and 33,000 registered caregivers in the state, which is thousands more than ever before. This can be chalked up to the opening of more dispensaries and access to medicine, as well as the fact that PTSD has been added to the list of acceptable ailments, opening the treatment up for veterans.