Cannabis Makes Recovery for Opioid Addiction Easier

By Cannabis Now   A new study suggests that people recovering from an addiction to painkillers may experience better results through the use of cannabis. Earlier this year, researchers at Columbia University discovered that the effects of opioid withdrawal seemed to be significantly diminished for those patients who were able to consume marijuana during a […]

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Canadian judge Pierre Chevalier calls marijuana laws ‘obsolete and ridiculous’ as he awards a symbolic $1.30 fine

Caroline Mortimer @cjmortimer   A judge in the Canadian province of Quebec has called laws governing cannabis “obsolete and ridiculous” as he handed a $1.30 penalty to a man sentenced for possession. Judge Pierre Chevalier issue the symbolic fine to 46-year-old Mario Larouche, who had been found with 30 marijuana plants. Larouche said he was in pain after a road accident […]

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Dr. Sue Sisley: Cannabis Medical Research is Being Kept in the Dark as Thousands Die Each Year

Henry Truc   For many decades, one of the strongest arguments for the legalization of cannabis has been the potential medicinal benefits derived from the plant. What we do know is that within the human body exists the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), a group of receptors throughout the brain and central nervous system that respond to […]

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Grass Fed: Documentary tracks comic’s slim-down courtesy medical marijuana

BILL BROWNSTEIN, MONTREAL GAZETTE       Montreal filmmaker Ezra Soiferman could have considered calling his latest documentary Mission Impossible. The task at hand was daunting: Soiferman sought to chronicle wild-man Montrealer Mike Paterson’s efforts to get in shape before his wedding. Paterson, a gonzo wit/wrestler/actor/pitchman, merely wanted to lose 50 pounds in four months […]

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