"In the first study of its kind, University of Colorado School of Medicine students expressed support for the legal use of marijuana, including for physical and mental health reasons. They also believe more research is needed to ascertain what risk could be involved in using the drug. These were some of the findings of a study led by Michael Chan, a recent graduate of the CU Anschutz Medical... View details ⇨
Another step forward for the U.S.
"Pennsylvania will soon be accepting applications from those who want to grow and process medical marijuana as well as those who want to establish and run dispensaries.
The Health Department said Tuesday it made the applications available on its website. They can be submitted between Feb. 20 and March 20."
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"This report provides a research agenda—outlining gaps in current knowledge and opportunities for providing additional insight into these issues—that summarizes and prioritizes pressing research needs." [ Idpc.net Link ]
"The products, which are essentially food additives for horses and dogs, are designed to help target behavioural disorders including anxiety and noise phobias as well as chronic pain, arthritis and diabetes."
"Obama’s clemency initiative has resulted in the early release of 1,176 drug offenders who were sentenced under the severe mandatory minimum laws passed in the 1980s and 1990s during the nation’s “war on drugs.” More than 400 were serving life sentences."
"Cannabis is full of cannabinoids, terpenes and antioxidants that help promote health and wellness. Many proponents of cannabis advocate that cannabis can be an important component for a healthy lifestyle."
"Preliminary results indicate that people with MS using cannabis have greater physical activity levels, leg strength and walking speed, while also having less spasticity, fatigue and a lower perceived risk of falling."
"A whopping 80 percent of the French public believe the country’s punitive approach to cannabis use is not effective. Another 52 percent believe in some form of legalization and that the issue should be present in discussions among the presidential candidates."
"These days, most of you have heard about how cannabis can heal a myriad of maladies—from its astounding results with epilepsy, the way it can transform a persons life with the weight of PTSD looming over their lives, to the life saving alternative of using soul draining opiates."
"In the UK, cannabis has gone from being the route to all things evil, to the future of medicine. What has changed? The simple answer to that is there is a wave of cannabis legislation happening around the globe and it’s getting harder for them to lie to us about it, thanks to the internet."
"Barry Lambert, a multi-millionaire financial planner who made one of the largest research donations in history when he gave $33.7 million to Sydney University in 2015, said he was fed up with the lack of progress in marketing cannabis-based treatments. “It’s ridiculous,” he told Seven News. “And the government is saying: ‘We know better.’ They have no bloody idea."
"Steve Dickson, the former Queensland Liberal National party MP who defected to One Nation on Friday over the cannabis issue, told ABC that calling an amnesty would help Turnbull demonstrate he had “not lost touch”. Queensland has passed a bill legalising the use of medicinal suppliers but there are no licensed suppliers yet in Australia, raising fears that people could be prosecuted for using... View details ⇨
"Researchers concluded that NIDA's "focus on the consequences of drug use and addiction constitutes an impediment to research on the potential beneficial health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids." So we likely won't know the whole story of cannabis health effects unless the federal government allows broader research."