Look Who’s Giving a Grant for Medical Marijuana Training

By Nina Shapiro  The UW’s Beatriz Carlini Here’s a sign of the times: The state Attorney General’s office recently gave a $110,000 grant related to marijuana. Announced earlier this month, the grant is not aimed at stopping marijuana distribution or abuse, the kind of preoccupations historically taken up by law enforcement entities, but rather at […]

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Fashion world is high on hemp!

Aleksandra Spaseska     Imagine wearing a breathtaking glimmering gown created by a well known designer that is not only high fashion, but it’s eco-friendly, too. Now imagine it’s made of hemp. Well you can stop imagining and start reading, because the fashion world is already living the eco-fashion dream. Hemp is usually associated with […]

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Boy’s Parents Sue Arizona for Cannabis Oil Treatment

  http://abcnews.go.com/Health/video/boys-parents-sue-arizona-cannabis-oil-treatment-20745686

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Cannabis not causing psychosis in teens

Ernie Gorrie / The Citizen   Cowichan Bay – As a former clinical supervisor in a major youth forensic psychiatric facility, I appreciated the intent of Karen Sargent’s letter on the issue of youth, mental health and cannabis. I believe however that more information would change her views and those of others regarding the Sensible BC […]

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Cannabidiol reduces cigarette consumption in tobacco smokers: preliminary findings.

Morgan CJ; Das RK; Joye A; Curran HV; Kamboj SK Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, University College London, London, UK. c.morgan@ucl.ac.uk   “These preliminary data, combined with the strong preclinical rationale for use of this compound, suggest CBD to be a potential treatment for nicotine addiction that warrants further exploration.”   Full Abstract: http://www.medscape.com/medline/abstract/23685330

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Arizona family sues for right to treat ill 5-year-old with medical marijuana extract

By Travis Gettys   An Arizona family has sued for the right to treat their 5-year-old son’s debilitating seizures with medical marijuana extract under a law approved three years ago by voters in their state. The parents of Zander Welton said medical marijuana is the only treatment that’s worked for their son, who suffers from severe, drug-resistant epilepsy that […]

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Hemp serves as a good option to any diet plan

BY MIGUEL BETRADO Hemp seeds contain amino acids and help control blood sugar. Courtesy of Paulo Ordoveza   Living a natural and clean lifestyle is important to anyone looking to keep their body in top condition. Fitness enthusiasts all know the great blessings that superfoods give to our bodies. Superfood is a name given to […]

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Psychiatrist Lester Grinspoon Smoked Weed with Carl Sagan—A Lot

By David Bienenstock   Dr. Lester Grinspoon’s interest in marijuana dates back to 1967, the year he decided to research the subject sufficiently enough to convince his best friend—who just happened to be Carl Sagan—and a few other associates to stop smoking the stuff. While the internationally renowned astronomer never publicly acknowledged his use of cannabis, the bestselling […]

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Moms For Marijuana Rallies to Free the Babies

by Oscar Pascual   Marijuana has become a serious issue for parents, as research suggests that certain illnesses in children can be treated with medical marijuana.   Full Article: http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2013/10/28/moms-for-marijuana-rallies-to-free-the-babies/   Rally Schedule: https://www.facebook.com/events/206479219523728/?previousaction=join&source=1

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N.J.’s youngest medical marijuana patient gets her turn

By Susan K. Livio/The Star-Ledger    Today New Jersey’s youngest medical marijuana patient, 2-1/2-year-old Vivian Wilson, left the Compassionate Care Foundation medical marijuana dispensary in a stroller with a stuffed dog. Her parents, Brian and Meghan Wilson of Scotch Plains, left with a little more hope than they had the day before. The moment was historic […]

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