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  • Nevada Bill Would Allow Sick Pets to Use Medical Marijuana

    03/18/2015 10:16:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 17, 2015 | MICHELLE RINDELS
    <p>CARSON CITY, Nev. — Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.</p>
  • Evidence: Michael Brown Was High on Pot and Carrying a Bag of It

    11/25/2014 9:50:47 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 65 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/25/2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Michael Brown had THC, a behavior-altering substance found in marijuana, in his system when he was killed on August 9th by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson, according to a toxicology report performed at a St. Louis University lab. The toxicology screen, which was done on Aug. 10th, found “12 nanograms/ML of Delta-9-THC”, the primary psychoactive ingredient in pot, in Brown’s bloodstream at the time of his death. This amount of Delta-9-THC in Brown's blood was more than twice the amount that in Washington State--where marijuana is legal--would allow someone to be arrested for driving under the influence. “Delta-9-THC detection...
  • CO company 'CB Scientific' creates kit to test candy for traces of marijuana, THC

    10/26/2014 6:47:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    7 NEWS ^ | Oct 25, 2014 | Kristen Skovira
    Trick-or-treating. It’s always a little creepy. But now parents have another trick to worry about—candy that’s been infused with marijuana. Denver police think maybe you should be worried ... "They infuse it by using viscous hash oil. They spray that onto the candy. And once that candy dries there's no way to tell the difference." ... "It's a color reaction test and based on the saturation of the color you will know the potency of TCH and CBD in the products. If it turns pink, any shade of pink, there’s THC in the product for sure,"
  • The terrible truth about cannabis:...20-year study...demolishes claims that smoking pot is harmless

    10/06/2014 6:05:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 191 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10.6.14 | Ben Spencer
    A definitive 20-year study into the effects of long-term cannabis use has demolished the argument that the drug is safe. Cannabis is highly addictive, causes mental health problems and opens the door to hard drugs, the study found.
  • Oregon rolls out legal-pot plan far different from Washington’s

    10/05/2014 10:07:06 PM PDT · by steve86 · 9 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 10/5/14 | Hal Bernton
    PORTLAND — Matt Price sells 100 different kinds of edibles, tinctures, buds and other marijuana offerings to the patients who frequent Cannabliss, the medical dispensary he opened up in a historic brick building that once served as a fire station. Unlike in Washington, Price’s medical-marijuana business is licensed by the state, and all the pot he sells is subject to mandatory testing and labeling. The 28-year-old entrepreneur says he’s now ready for his next step — an expansion into recreational marijuana if Oregon voters pass a measure this fall that would legalize pot sales to anyone 21 years of age...
  • Marijuana Compound a Novel Treatment for Alzheimer's?

    09/05/2014 2:14:47 PM PDT · by steve86 · 90 replies
    Medscape Psychiatry and Mental Health ^ | 9/5/2014 | Pam Harrison
    Extremely low levels of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active compound in marijuana, may offer a novel and viable treatment for Alzheimer's disease (AD), preliminary research suggests. Investigators at the University of South Florida in Tampa found that THC both decreases the production of amyloid beta (Aβ) and inhibits its aggregation in cell cultures. In addition, it does so at extremely safe doses. These observations have implications for a potentially new therapeutic approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD), as researchers suggest. "Our group believes that amyloid aggregation is the initiator of AD, so we wanted to see if THC can...
  • Cannabis really can trigger paranoia

    07/16/2014 4:44:01 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 83 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Wednesday 16 July 2014 | Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman
    *The largest ever study of the effects of the main psychoactive component of cannabis suggests that it can cause paranoia in vulnerable individuals* To discover whether cannabis really does cause paranoia in vulnerable individuals, we carried out the largest ever study of the effects of THC (∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the drug’s principal psychoactive ingredient). We recruited 121 volunteers, all of whom had taken cannabis at least once before, and all of whom reported having experienced paranoid thoughts in the previous month (which is typical of half the population). None had been diagnosed with a mental illness. The volunteers were randomly chosen to...
  • UNODC drug report: Rise in US cannabis use treatments

    06/26/2014 3:09:19 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | June 26 2014 | BBC
    Cannabis use in the United States has increased, with more people visiting hospital emergency departments over its use, a UN report says. The potency of the drug in the US appeared to have increased, making it more harmful, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime's World Drugs Report added. It said it was too early to tell if the legalisation of cannabis in two US states had had an impact on drug use. Global illegal opium poppy farming rose 26% between 2012 and 2013, it added. "In the United States, the lower perceived risk of cannabis use has led to...
  • Congress Tackles Marijuana for Next Year's Budget

    05/31/2014 7:39:35 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 31 replies
    Main St. ^ | May 30, 2014 | Debra Borchardt
    In a historic vote, Congress voted to support states on legalized medicinal marijuana. The measure will not allow the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to spend federal funds to interfere with states that have legalized medicinal marijuana. "The states have spoken, the American people have spoken and now for the first time the U.S. House of Representatives have spoken on allowing medical marijuana," said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, the sponsor of the measure, in a press conference on Friday.
  • Colo. lawmakers get blunt, move to tighten marijuana rules after two deaths

    04/22/2014 5:54:36 AM PDT · by catnipman · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/21/14 | Valerie Richardson
    The Mile High City was jammed with pot revelers Sunday for the annual 4/20 festival, but the mood was far from celebratory Monday as state legislators moved to tighten rules on marijuana products in the wake of two tragic deaths. The Colorado House passed unanimously bills to set possession limits for concentrated forms of marijuana such as hash oil, and to make cookies, candy and other foods infused with pot more easily identifiable. ... But industry officials aren’t thrilled with the edibles bill, which will require the state Department of Revenue to adopt rules by Jan. 1, 2016, that require...
  • VIDEO / One Actor Plays Two Different Doctors on TV at Sandy Hook and Franklin High School

    04/12/2014 10:26:06 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2013 | YouTube
    One actor playing two different doctors on TV after the Sandy Hook "shooting" and the Franklin High School "stabbings."
  • Pot Becomes a National Industry

    02/16/2014 11:33:20 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | February 15, 2014 | Tad Cronn
    The transformation of America is proceeding apace this week, with the Obama Administration clearing the way for banks to legally get involved with drug dealers. The Justice Department and Treasury Department on Friday issued guidelines for banks and other financial service companies to get involved with marijuana growers and distributors in states where the drug is legal. Washington and Colorado in January became the first two states to completely legalize pot. Other states, such as California, have legalized "medicinal" marijuana. The new guidelines were intended to allow banks to serve pot distributors while still ensuring the legitimacy of the businesses...
  • Have scientists found ‘cure’ for marijuana addiction? New treatment blocks kick that users get…

    10/14/2013 10:13:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 08:08 EST, 14 October 2013 | Emma Innes
    A cure for marijuana abuse could be on the horizon thanks to a new finding. Researchers found that increasing the levels of a naturally-occurring acid in the brain could stop addicts who are trying to give up from relapsing. The scientists discovered that kynurenic acid reduces the kick monkeys and rats get from THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. … Kynurenic acid, which can be produced from bananas and turkey, is thought to cause fewer side effects than other treatments that have been considered because it occurs naturally in the brain. …
  • In Reversal, Florida Judge Okays Testimony About Trayvon Martin’s Marijuana Usage

    07/08/2013 4:04:37 PM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | July 8, 2013
    Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial will be able to hear defense testimony that Trayvon Martin had small amounts of marijuana in his system at the time he was shot to death in February 2012. In a ruling this afternoon, Judge Debra Nelson rejected a prosecution request to ban a portion of a toxicology report that revealed Martin had been smoking pot at some point prior to Zimmerman killing him with a single gunshot to the heart. Nelson, who previously granted a prosecution motion to limit testimony about the government toxicology report, reversed herself in the wake of last...
  • Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracy Theories

    05/29/2013 10:37:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 57 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 21, 2013 | MAGGIE KOERTH-BAKER
    In the days following the bombings at the Boston Marathon, speculation online regarding the identity and motive of the unknown perpetrator or perpetrators was rampant. And once the Tsarnaev brothers were identified and the... --snip-- And that’s a problem. Because while believing George W. Bush helped plan the Sept. 11 attacks might make you feel in control, it doesn’t actually make you so. Earlier this year, Karen Douglas, a University of Kent psychologist, along with a student, published research in which they exposed people to conspiracy theories about climate change and the death of Princess Diana. Those who got information...
  • (It's Come to This ...) Vet Wants to Legalize Pot for Dogs

    04/06/2013 6:31:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Live Science ^ | 05 April 2013 | Tanya Lewis
    Vet Wants to Legalize Pot for Dogs Polls show the majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana, but should dogs have it too? It sounds crackpot, but Veterinarian Doug Kramer thinks that the THC in marijuana could help dogs and other pets with painful conditions that don't respond to other treatments. VICE chatted with Kramer about his pot-for-pets campaign. "A client first brought it to my attention," Kramer told VICE. "She had a pet that was not responding well to any of the pain medications or the steroids that we were giving it, and she wanted to talk about getting medical...
  • Grandma’s pot cookies land toddler in hospital (Murrieta, CA)

    07/02/2012 7:40:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | 02 July 2012 | SARAH BURGE
    MURRIETA: Grandma’s pot cookies land toddler in hospital A 3-year-old Murrieta boy ended up in the hospital over the weekend after he got into his grandma’s special chocolate chip cookies while no one was looking. Little did he know, the cookies were not for kids. They were laced with medical marijuana concentrate, police said. The grandmother, who has been diagnosed with cancer, had a doctor’s recommendation for marijuana to treat her pain and to help her sleep, Sgt. Phil Gomez said. Days before, she had baked THC oil into a batch of cookies and tucked them away in a garage...
  • Gary Johnson Wins Libertarian Nod

    05/05/2012 5:37:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 05/05/20
    Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is campaigning to win the White House as a Libertarian after receiving scant attention in the Republican presidential race. Johnson easily became the party's presidential nominee at the Libertarian national convention in Las Vegas on Saturday. He hopes to appeal to voters fed up with the traditional two-party system this November. SNIP He won 74 percent of the vote on the first ballot in Las Vegas, an unusual showing of support. SNIP
  • Romney Nomination in doubt – Brokered Convention likely

    04/24/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 42 replies
    Whiteout Press ^ | Richard Winger
    April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact – Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention – CO, MN and IA – indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory.
  • Bodyguard for the brain

    07/13/2011 7:07:59 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 28 replies
    University of Bonn via EurekAlert ^ | 12-Jul-2011 | Dr. Andras Bilkei-Gorzo
    Researchers from the Universities of Bonn and Mainz discover a mechanism that can protect from aging processes Humans are getting older and older, and the number of people with dementia is increasing. The factors controlling degeneration of the brain are still mostly unknown. However, researchers assume that factors such as stress, accumulation of toxic waste products as well as inflammation accelerate aging. But, vice versa, there are also mechanisms that can - like a bodyguard - protect the brain from degenerating, or repair defective structures. Researchers from the Universities of Bonn and Mainz have now discovered a hitherto unknown function...
  • Nostrums: A Bit of Marijuana Is Found to Ease Pain

    09/11/2010 7:35:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 61 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 6, 2010 | RONI CARYN RABIN
    People with chronic pain who took just a puff of marijuana three times a day got some mild pain relief and, with rare exceptions, did so without getting high, a Canadian study reports. (Yes, they inhaled.) The patients, who suffered from persistent nerve damage that did not respond to other pain drugs, also reported better sleep and less anxiety, the researchers said. The study is one of the first randomly controlled clinical trials to test the pain-relieving properties of smoked marijuana and of its active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, said Dr. Mark A. Ware, a pain researcher at McGill University...
  • Medical Marijuana Has Come of Age - Celebrating the 10th anniversary of a landmark scientific...

    03/20/2009 10:14:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies · 917+ views
    Reason ^ | March 17, 2009 | Paul Armentano
    Celebrating the 10th anniversary of a landmark scientific studyTen years ago today, the use of medical marijuana went from fringe to mainstream. March 17, 2009 marks the 10-year-anniversary of the publication of the Institute for Medicine's landmark study on medical cannabis: Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base. At the time this report was commissioned, in response to the passage of California's Compassionate Use Act of 1996, many in the public and the mainstream media were skeptical about pot's potential therapeutic value. The publication of the Institute for Medicine's findings—which concluded that marijuana possessed medicinal properties to treat and control...
  • Florida Biochemist designs a citrus tree with THC

    01/05/2009 8:07:50 AM PST · by BGHater · 70 replies · 2,450+ views
    The Crit ^ | 05 Oct 2008 | The Crit
    In the summer of 1984, 10th-grader Irwin Nanofsky and a friend were driving down the Apalachee Parkway on the way home from baseball practice when they were pulled over by a police officer for a minor traffic infraction. After Nanofsky produced his driver’s license the police officer asked permission to search the vehicle. In less than two minutes, the officer found a homemade pipe underneath the passenger’s seat of the Ford Aerostar belonging to the teenage driver’s parents. The minivan was seized, and the two youths were taken into custody on suspicion of drug possession. Illegal possession of drug paraphernalia...
  • Pot Slows Cancer in Test Tube

    12/28/2007 8:47:30 AM PST · by Sir Gawain · 121 replies · 298+ views
    WebMD ^ | Daniel J. DeNoon
    Pot Slows Cancer in Test Tube Marijuana Ingredients Slow Invasion by Cervical and Lung Cancer Cells By Daniel J. DeNoonWebMD Medical News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Dec. 26, 2007 -- THC and another marijuana-derived compound slow the spread of cervical and lung cancers, test-tube studies suggest.The new findings add to the fast-growing number of animal and cell-culture studies showing different anticancer effects for cannabinoids, chemical compounds derived from marijuana.Cannabinoids, and sometimes marijuana itself, are currently used to lessen the nausea and pain experienced by many cancer patients. The new findings -- yet to be proven in human studies --...
  • Marijuana's Key Ingredient Might Fight Alzheimer's

    10/06/2006 3:23:37 AM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 50 replies · 989+ views
    Yahoo/LiveScience ^ | 10/6/06 | Charles Q. Choi
    Charles Q. Choi Special to LiveScience LiveScience.com Thu Oct 5, 10:15 AM ET The active ingredient of marijuana could be considerably better at suppressing the abnormal clumping of malformed proteins that is a hallmark of Alzheimer's than any currently approved drugs prescribed for the treatment of the disease. Scientists report the finding in the Oct. 2 issue of the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics. About 4.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease, which gradually destroys memory. As more people survive into old age, cases of Alzheimer’s disease are expected to triple over the next 50 years. There is no known cure. The...
  • Feds Warn Of Marijuana-Filled Gumballs

    07/27/2006 6:53:52 AM PDT · by ShadowDancer · 65 replies · 2,539+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | July 27, 2006 | AP
    Feds Warn Of Marijuana-Filled Gumballs Gumballs Called 'Greenades'POSTED: 8:00 am EDT July 27, 2006 ELLICOTT CITY, Md. -- Authorities aren't happy about yellow, smiley face gumballs. The federal Drug Enforcement Agency is warning about so-called "Greenades," which are marijuana-containing gumballs. Survey: Used Drugs? The DEA is issuing an intelligence bulletin about the pot candies to police departments across the country. The smiley face gumballs were first discovered at a Howard County, Md., high school in January. Police charged three 17-year-old students after a teacher alerted a school resource officer. She told the officer that she saw a student give a...
  • Study finds no marijuana-lung cancer link

    05/26/2006 10:36:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies · 630+ views
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2006 | Reuters
    LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Marijuana smoking does not increase a person's risk of developing lung cancer, according to the findings of a new study at the University of California Los Angeles that surprised even the researchers. They had expected to find that a history of heavy marijuana use, like cigarette smoking, would increase the risk of cancer. Instead, the study, which compared the lifestyles of 611 Los Angeles County lung cancer patients and 601 patients with head and neck cancers with those of 1,040 people without cancer, found no elevated cancer risk for even the heaviest pot smokers. It...
  • Call for Public Health Campaign on Cannabis

    09/28/2005 1:50:35 AM PDT · by A CA Guy · 77 replies · 856+ views
    RxPG News (news channels for medical professionals) ^ | Sep 28, 2005 | By Rethink, The mental healthy charity
    “Cannabis is still seen as a risk-free drug despite mounting evidence that it can lead to serious mental health problems, particularly amongst young teenagers, people with a family history of severe mental illness and in long-term users.” The charity called for the money to be spent on a massive public education campaign to inform users and potential users of the well-founded mental health dangers of using cannabis at a young age and over a long period of time. Rethink chief executive Cliff Prior told the committee: “Cannabis is still seen as a risk-free drug despite mounting evidence that it can...
  • Raich v. Ashcroft, a chance to overturn despotic law!

    12/06/2004 7:03:14 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 25 replies · 894+ views
    American Constitutional Research Service | 12-05-04 | John William Kurowski
    AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE 12-05-04 To those who support our constitutionally limited “Republican Form of Government“, Raich v. Ashcroft is not about “medical Marijuana” but rather, the case presents a chance to correct a despotic decision made by the SCOTUS in 1942 concerning Congress’ power to regulate commerce in which the Court gave a new meaning to the word “commerce” in order to allow part of FDR’s NEW DEAL socialism [price controls] to pass as being constitutional, when it was not. The following article is worth reading, and can be found at findlaw.com.The Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on a...
  • Escalation of Drug Use in Early-Onset Cannabis Users vs Co-twin Controls

    01/22/2003 7:22:02 AM PST · by unspun · 30 replies · 1,296+ views
    JAMA ^ | 1/22/2003 | Michael T. Lynskey, PhD; Andrew C. Heath, DPhil; Kathleen K. Bucholz, PhD; Wendy S. Slutske, PhD; Pa
    Context  Previous studies have reported that early initiation of cannabis (marijuana) use is a significant risk factor for other drug use and drug-related problems.Objective  To examine whether the association between early cannabis use and subsequent progression to use of other drugs and drug abuse/dependence persists after controlling for genetic and shared environmental influences.Design  Cross-sectional survey conducted in 1996-2000 among an Australian national volunteer sample of 311 young adult (median age, 30 years) monozygotic and dizygotic same-sex twin pairs discordant for early cannabis use (before age 17 years).Main Outcome Measures  Self-reported subsequent nonmedical use of prescription sedatives, hallucinogens, cocaine/other stimulants, and opioids; abuse or dependence...
  • Medicinal Marijuana and THC pills-Vanity

    10/06/2002 11:49:17 AM PDT · by hapsgroupie · 15 replies · 1,381+ views
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    I'm writing an article for my school paper on medicinal marijuana, focusing on California's policies on the subject. Could anyone give me a good source for information on THC pills, or any arguments for the illegalization of marijuana?
  • Nevada voters evenly split on pot issue

    08/05/2002 2:13:02 PM PDT · by adaven · 21 replies · 354+ views
    Reno Gazette-Journal ^ | 8/4/02 | Steve Timko
    <p>Nevada voters are evenly split on a ballot initiative that would legalize adult possession of 3 ounces or less of marijuana, a new poll shows.</p> <p>But in Reno and Washoe County, a clear majority of residents oppose the legalization of small amounts of marijuana, according to a Reno Gazette-Journal/News 4 poll. The poll of 600 likely voters was conducted in July by Rockville, Md.-based Research 2000.</p>
  • Cannabis 'worse than tobacco'

    07/10/2002 7:15:32 AM PDT · by SheLion · 106 replies · 6,685+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10 July 2002
    Cannabis poses a greater threat to health than tobacco, lung experts have warned. The warning comes on the day that Home Secretary David Blunkett is due to make a Commons statement about the future of government drug policy. Many young people are simply not aware that smoking cannabis may put them at increased risk of respiratory cancers and infections . Dame Helena Shovelton: The Home Affairs Select Committee has recommended that cannabis is downgraded from a class B drug to class C. This would mean that possession would lead to a caution, rather than arrest. The British Lung Foundation is...