Kosher cannabis: New York medical pot grower says products are certified by the Orthodox Union

BY GLENN BLAINNEW YORK DAILY NEWS ERIC RISBERG/AP “Judaism prioritizes health and encourages the use of medicine designed to improve one’s health or reduce pain,” Rabbi Menachem Genack said. “Using medical cannabis products recommended by a physician should not be regarded as a chet, a sinful act, but rather as a mitzvah, an imperative, a commandment.” […]

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Here’s How Many People Fatally Overdosed On Marijuana Last Year

Kim BellwareReporter, The Huffington Post   With marijuana now legal in some form throughout 23 states, the number of Americans who fatally overdosed on the drug last year was significant:   The rate of absolutely zero deaths from a marijuana overdose remained steady from last year, according to figures released this month by the Centers for […]

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Justice Department Shuts Down Major Property Seizure Program

By Ben Adlin   Threatening to seize property has been one of the most effective tools federal prosecutors have used in their stop-and-go efforts to close cannabis businesses across the country. When U.S. attorneys shuttered hundreds of dispensaries and growers across California a few years ago, it was a tactic deployed across the state. This […]

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Glaucoma patients need to smoke more pot – “Researchers note that while marijuana can relieve the effects of glaucoma for three or four hours, patients would need to be dosed eight to ten times per day for a “sustained therapeutic effect.”

By Stephen Feller Researchers say many patients have inaccurate expectations or knowledge about marijuana’s effects on glaucoma. Photo by Atomazul/Shutterstock. Researchers note that while marijuana can relieve the effects of glaucoma for three or four hours, patients would need to be dosed eight to ten times per day for a “sustained therapeutic effect.”   Full […]

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The Ghosts of the NFL

RETIRED / NFL DEFENSIVE LINEMAN   The new “Concussion” movie starring Will Smith will have everyone talking about concussions and the NFL – did you know a compound in marijuana called cannabidiol (CBD) has shown scientific potential to be an antioxidant and neuroprotectant for the brain? Former New York Jet Marvin Washington talks about concussions, […]

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Medical marijuana gains ground globally

  Colombia became on Tuesday the latest in a growing number of nations around the world to legalise the use of cannabis for medical reasons. However the rules vary widely across continents, with some countries permitting cannabis cultivation and others only allowing pharmaceuticals extracted from the drug.   Full Article: http://www.wort.lu/en/lifestyle/status-around-the-world-medical-marijuana-gains-ground-globally-567aedd40da165c55dc50075

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The New Green Building Trend is Bricks of Cannabis. Really.

Brad Tuttle @bradrtuttle Hemp, which can be mixed with lime and water to make “hempcrete” blocks, has been used for decades as a building material in Europe.   Builders are using cannabis “not in joints but between joists.” The jokes about homes “going up in smoke” are inevitable. But the truth is that one of […]

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Two Floridians get free marijuana for life — from the feds

By: Craig Patrick, FOX 13 News   You know the federal government bans marijuana, and that a medical marijuana referendum in Florida failed last year. But you may not know that the U.S. government still provides marijuana to people in Florida. It all started in with a man named Bob Randall, who successfully argued for […]

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Cannabis opponents take a hit as top ethicist calls for legalization – Asa Kasher tells Knesset committee that Israel should ease red-tape on medical marijuana, allow regulated recreational use

Raoul Wootliff Portrait of Professor Asa Kasher, in 2014. (Moshe Shai/FLASH90) Israel’s preeminent expert on ethics and philosphy voiced support Tuesday for easing limits on the use of medical marijuana and — with appropriate regulation — legalizing the drug for recreational use. Speaking to the Knesset Committee on Controlled Substances, Professor Asa Kasher said restrictions […]

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Chicago celebrity chef to make marijuana sweets

Associated Press Barry Brecheisen Mindy Segal  When Mindy Segal decided she wanted to work with marijuana, the James Beard award-winning pastry chef knew she could do so much better than that tired cliche — the brownie. Instead, she’ll tap her understanding of transforming sugar into tempting treats to launch a line of chocolate brittles, granola bites, […]

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