Meet The Children Who Rely On Marijuana To Survive

Carly Schwartz  carly@huffingtonpost.com Since he was just a few months old, 10-year-old Zaki Jackson has suffered from a rare form of epilepsy that, at its worst, causes him to have thousands of seizures a day. The seizures, which his mother describes as a “full body electrocution,” render him unable to talk or walk, and sometimes cause […]

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Lynnette Shaw – Marin’s medical marijuana pioneer caught in jaws of federal drug laws

By Richard Halstead Marin Independent Journal     Although the legalization of marijuana use, both for recreational and medical purposes, is sweeping the country, the woman who founded the nation’s first locally sanctioned medical marijuana dispensary in Fairfax some 18 years ago is struggling to avoid homelessness.   Full Article: http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_25030992/marin-s-medical-marijuana-pioneer-caught-jaws-federal

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What Would Jello Do? Part 41 Super Marijuana Bowl

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Prestigious ‘Scientific American’ calls on U.S. to open doors to LSD, MDMA, pot research

By April M. Short, AlterNet     The editors of Scientific American—the 168-year-old magazine to which scientists like Albert Einstein have contributed—this week called for an end to the national ban on psychoactive drug research, noting that LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and cannabis all “had their origins in the medical pharmacopeia.”   Full Article: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/30/prestigious-scientific-american-calls-on-u-s-to-open-doors-to-lsd-mdma-pot-research/

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Cannabis Proves Effective In Treating Crohn’s Disease According To New Study

Posted by: Charles Moore   “In ancient medicine, cannabis was widely used to treat and cure bowel disturbances and inflammation, and a recent clinical study now shows that the medicinal herb Cannabis sativa lived up to expectations and proved to be highly efficient in cases of inflammatory bowel diseases.”   Full Article: http://bionews-tx.com/news/2014/01/29/cannabis-proves-effective-treating-crohns-disease-according-new-study/

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NJ Weedman: ‘I’m Enjoying Watching Christie Go Through This’ [AUDIO]

By Jim Gearhart Show David McNew, Getty Images   Ed Forchion, otherwise known to many NJ residents as NJ Weedman, an advocate for the legalization of medical marijuana, spoke with Jim this morning. Forchion, who currently is serving a 9-month sentence for possession of marijuana, is out of jail at the moment as part of his […]

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‘I’ve smoked cannabis and it was great’: Former M&S chief Sir Stuart Rose admits smoking the drug while at the helm of store

By SARA SMYTH Sir Stuart Rose has said he smoked cannabis while he was at the helm of Marks & Spencer   ‘This box of cigars went round, cigarettes, and I was fumbling around, and I found this thing and said, “What’s that?” And my host said, “Shut up and smoke it”. ‘So I did, and […]

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Medical Cannabis for Influenza

Added by Lara Stielow     A medical cannabis throat lozenge may help prevent deaths from the swine flu according to Robert Melamede, owner of Cannabis Science, a pharmaceutical cannabis company. If Melamede is correct the large number of deaths among young adults from a 1918 swine flu outbreak could have been prevented with a cannabis […]

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Being pot polite – Social etiquette takes shape within the marijuana community

By Chase Olivarius-Mcallister Herald staff writer     What can you serve after a dinner party? It could be marijuana-infused brownies, lollypops, lozenges or just an old-fashioned joint. With the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, pot-etiquette questions have arisen.   Full Article: http://durangoherald.com/article/20140127/NEWS01/140129594/-1/News/Being-pot-polite-

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Colorado Supreme Court to review Brandon Coats’ firing over medical marijuana

By John Ingold, The Denver Post     In a move that could have major impacts for how employers treat marijuana use by workers, the Colorado Supreme Court on Monday announced it will review the case of a fired medical marijuana patient. The patient, a quadriplegic man named Brandon Coats, lost his job for using marijuana off the […]

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