Dad gives two year old son battling with Brain cancer Medical Marijuana. Police State 2012: Drug Squad Confiscates 1624 Daisies in Suburban Garden Raid : Federal Cannabis Prohibition Turns 75-Years-Old Today. Presidential Debates Should Address Marijuana Prohibition. Los Angeles City Council Overturns Their Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban. Connecticut’s Medical Cannabis Law Takes Effect Today.
New Jersey cops destroy BMW searching for weed that wasn't there. States say it's time to rethink medical marijuana. Colorado, Washington, Rhode Island and Vermont are asking federal officials to reclassify marijuana as a drug with medical use.
Four states have asked federal officials to reclassify marijuanaGovernors say they can't set rules without risking violations of U.S. lawAdvocates say there's no reason to keep busting medical pot providersCritics call medical marijuana a "Trojan horse" for legalization (CNN) -- Medical marijuana advocates are hoping state governments can succeed where their efforts have failed by asking federal authorities to reclassify pot as a drug with medical use. Shortly before Christmas, Colorado became the fourth state to ask the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marijuana as a narcotic in the same league as heavyweight painkillers including oxycodone. The governors of Washington and Rhode Island filed a formal petition with the agency in November, and Vermont signed onto that request shortly afterward. Dispensary giving away free pot at party. Could Medical Marijuana Reduce Patients’ Need for Opioid Painkillers?
A small, new study backs a long-standing claim of advocates of medical marijuana: pain patients can safely use cannabis while taking opioid painkillers, and may actually need fewer pills because of it.
The research included 21 chronic pain patients, who were taking either long-acting morphine or Oxycontin twice a day. Adding marijuana to these opioid drugs reduced patients’ pain by an average of 27% and did not significantly affect blood levels of the prescription drugs. If marijuana had raised those blood levels, it could have increased overdose risk. “The combination may allow for opioid treatment at lower doses with fewer side effects,” the authors concluded.
MORE: Why Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Traffic Deaths. Dad gives two year old son battling with Brain cancer Medical Marijuana. Cannabis and tobacco smoke are not equally carcinogenic. - StumbleUpon. Truth: the Anti-drugwar The "Dangers" of Marijuana - StumbleUpon. "The concern with marijuana is not born out of any culture-war mentality, but out of what the science tells us about the drug’s effects.
And the science, though still evolving, is clear: marijuana use is harmful. It is associated with dependence, respiratory and mental illness, poor motor performance, and cognitive impairment, among other negative effects. We know that over 110,000 people who showed up voluntarily at treatment facilities in 2007 reported marijuana as their primary substance of abuse. Additionally, in 2008 marijuana was involved in 375,000 emergency visits nationwide. Several studies have shown that marijuana dependence is real and causes harm. Traveling the country, I’ve often heard from local treatment specialists that marijuana dependence is as a major problem at call-in centers offering help for people using drugs.
" President Obama, please legalize marijuana. Deputies Give Marijuana Back To Dispensary Under Court Order. Deputies returned two pounds of seized cannabis to a California dispensary on Friday after a court ruled that the marijuana had been improperly confiscated.
The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department confiscated two pounds of marijuana from Common Roots Collective during a shakedown, I mean "inspection, on December 1. But the dispensary's lawyer argued that the deputies violated federal law, since authorities, including code enforcement officers, had entered the property on an inspection order and not a search warrant, reports CBS 13. The court ruled in favor of the dispensary three weeks later. "The police are being kind enough to return it to us before Christmas," said attorney John Fuery. The sheriff's department claimed it believed it acted lawfully when they grabbed the ganja, according to unlucky spokesman Jason Ramos.