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Survey: Nearly Half Of People Who Use Cannabidiol Products Stop Taking Traditional Medicines. Canada is moving to legalize marijuana — and it may violate international drug law to do it. Government marijuana looks nothing like the real stuff. See for yourself. This is three grams of medical marijuana from a local dispensary in Washington.

Government marijuana looks nothing like the real stuff. See for yourself.

(Oliver Contreras for The Washington Post) Take a look at the photo above. That's what most marijuana consumers picture when they think “marijuana” — chunks of pungent green plant material coated in sticky, crystallized THC-rich resin. But if you're a researcher looking to work with marijuana — to say, investigate how it impairs people, or how it could help people suffering from certain ailments — you don't have access to the weed that everyone else is using. Since the late 1960s the federal government has mandated that all marijuana used in research has to come through the federal government. To investigate the real-world effects of marijuana, however, researchers need a product that looks and feels like the real thing. Don't take their word for it. Nida-supplied marijuana, as received by Sue Sisley. Jeff Sessions questioned the research on marijuana mitigating the opioid abuse epidemic. Here is a summary of what is currently known.

By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Speaking Tuesday morning before the National Association of Attorneys General, U.S.

Jeff Sessions questioned the research on marijuana mitigating the opioid abuse epidemic. Here is a summary of what is currently known

Pot sales are mellowing out. When recreational marijuana arrived in Washington, prices were still inflated by the black market.

Pot sales are mellowing out

A gram of flower in 2014 could sell for $40. “Those days are gone,” said Jim Mullen, co-owner of a trio of Clark County marijuana stores called The Herbery. An average gram sells for $8.08 in Washington, according to the state Liquor and Cannabis Board. An agency spokesman said the price has dropped every month after its initial spike. Medical Marijuana and Gun Laws Collide. If you have a medical marijuana card, the 9th U.S.

Medical Marijuana and Gun Laws Collide

Circuit Court of Appeals says that you can’t buy a gun. The court ruled 3-0 on Wednesday that a ban preventing medical marijuana card holders from purchasing firearms is not in violation of the Second Amendment, the Associated Press reports. There are nine western states under the appeals court’s jurisdiction, including Nevada, where the case originated. U.S. prosecutors dealt setback in medical marijuana cases. Why Cannabis Users Are Writing This Number on Their Hands and Posting It Online – Anonymous. Share Tweet Email By: Alice Salles at Last week, the Drug Enforcement Administration declined to downgrade the federal classification of cannabis from a Schedule I to a Schedule II substance, stating “science doesn’t support” the notion cannabis may be used for medical purposes.

Why Cannabis Users Are Writing This Number on Their Hands and Posting It Online – Anonymous

U.S. affirms its prohibition on medical marijuana. Marijuana plants growing at a Minnesota Medical Solutions greenhouse in Otsego, Minn., last year.

U.S. affirms its prohibition on medical marijuana

The crop is part of the state's medical marijuana supply. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune/AP) This post has been updated. Researchers Use a Vitamin to Slow the Aging of Internal Organs. Researchers have for the first time successfully tested a vitamin’s ability to help the internal organs of elderly mammals regenerate their cells.

Researchers Use a Vitamin to Slow the Aging of Internal Organs

Scientists at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) gave mice Nicotinamide riboside (NR), which proved to have a positive effect on the functioning of stem cells. Their research is published today in the journal Science. Johns Hopkins Study Finds Psilocybin's Ideal Dose For Long-Term Positive Effects. Positive Results of Marijuana-based Drug Trial Announced. Biopharmaceutical company GW Pharmaceuticals announced Monday positive results of its Phase 3 pivotal study for cannabidiol (CBD) treatment, Epidiolex, for the treatment of severe forms of epilepsy.

Positive Results of Marijuana-based Drug Trial Announced

Epidiolex is a liquid formulation of CDB, which is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid in the marijuana plant. “The results of this Epidiolex pivotal trial are important and exciting as they represent the first placebo-controlled evidence to support the safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical cannabidiol in children with Dravet syndrome, one of the most severe and difficult-to-treat types of epilepsy,” principal investigator Orrin Devinsky, M.D., of New York University Langone Medical Center’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, said in the announcement. Which innovative new product has been a game-changer this year? Tell us & win! Learn More. Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells, Admits US National Cancer Institute. Leaked Documents Show Alabama Police Department Planted Drugs On Black Men For Years. [ Pictured in the image above, Carlton Ott, Clark Rice, Steve Hamm, Steve Parrish, David Jay, Michael Magrino, Dewayne Herring, Andy Hughes, Gary Coleman, and Scott Smith ] A newly-leaked report has just proven what many African Americans in Alabama have been saying for years: that police officers in the City of Dothan had been planting evidence on African American men they didn’t like, for many years.

Leaked Documents Show Alabama Police Department Planted Drugs On Black Men For Years

The shocking new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Alabama Justice Project reveals that police officers in Dothan, Alabama, planted drugs and weapons on thousands of African Americans – of which hundreds are still in prison on false charges. The proof of these claims has been revealed by none other than police officers themselves, who say that “the public has a right to know that the Dothan Police Department, and District Attorney Doug Valeska, targeted young black men by planting drugs and weapons on them over a decade. Read the report below… Share this article! What's The Most Dangerous Drug In The World? What is the most dangerous drug in the world?

What's The Most Dangerous Drug In The World?

This sounds like a relatively simple question: Surely it’s the one most likely to kill you, right? As it turns out, it depends on a multitude of things, from the individual owner's risk to the wider risk to society – and perception plays a large part. How Do You Define “Dangerous?” Many Anti-Pot Arguments Are Based On Weak Science, Say Researchers. 14 Years After Decriminalizing All Drugs, Here's What Portugal Looks Like.

In 2001, the Portuguese government did something that the United States would find entirely alien. After many years of waging a fierce war on drugs, it decided to flip its strategy entirely: It decriminalized them all. If someone is found in the possession of less than a 10-day supply of anything from marijuana to heroin, he or she is sent to a three-person Commission for the Dissuasion of Drug Addiction, typically made up of a lawyer, a doctor and a social worker. The commission recommends treatment or a minor fine; otherwise, the person is sent off without any penalty. 14 Years After Decriminalizing All Drugs, Here's What Portugal Looks Like. US marijuana legalisation has not led to rise in use by adolescents, study finds.

Legalising the medical use of cannabis has not led to a surge in the numbers of adolescents using it in the USA, according to new research that surprised its authors and will encourage those hoping for relaxation of the law elsewhere. Since 1996, 23 US states and the District of Columbia (DC) have approved the medicinal use of cannabis.

In the states of Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon and DC, recreational use is also legal. These moves towards permissiveness, even where possession of the drug is restricted to medical use, have caused many critics to worry that cannabis use would rise, especially among teenagers. The 3 deadliest drugs in America are all totally legal. Javier Zarracina/Vox As the US debates drug policy reforms and marijuana legalization, there's one aspect of the war on drugs that remains perplexingly contradictory: Some of the most dangerous drugs in the US are legal. Don't believe it? The available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows tobacco, alcohol, and opioid-based prescription painkillers were responsible for more direct deaths in one year than any other drug.

The chart above compares those drug deaths with the best available data for cocaine, heroin, and marijuana deaths. Untitled. Jeb Bush, presumed Republican presidential candidate, was an enthusiastic pothead for much of his youth. This is not criticism, because many of my good friends are current or former potheads, as is a certain current president I admire. Medical Marijuana Patients In California Are Being Denied Organ Transplants, But That Could Soon Change. Justin Turley has suffered from cirrhosis, a degenerative liver disorder that keeps him in near-constant pain, for 13 years. Shortly after his diagnosis, frustrated by the side effects of pharmaceutical medications he said turned him into a "zombie," he started using medical marijuana to treat his symptoms.

"I was able to eat again; I could deal with the pain and not have to be completely removed from social situations," the San Diego resident told The Huffington Post. "It helped me alleviate my problems without all the complications. " Turley's doctor told him that he would eventually need a liver transplant in order to survive, so he scheduled an appointment at University of California San Diego Medical Center to learn more. There, he unabashedly told the physician evaluating him that he used medical marijuana in accordance with California's state law, which passed in 1996. "It's like talking to a brick wall," Turley said. The Impact Of Smoking Marijuana Regularly On Your Lungs, According To Science.

By Sam P.K. Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana. Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The bill's passage over the weekend marks the first time Congress has approved nationally significant legislation backed by legalization advocates.

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Cannabis smoking and lung cancer risk: Pooled analysis in the International Lung Cancer Consortium - Zhang - International Journal of Cancer. 34 Medical Studies Proving Cannabis Cures Cancer. Dear Media: This Is What People Who Use Marijuana Look Like  Global political and business leaders are talking seriously about ending marijuana prohibition everywhere from D.C. to Davos. Driving Under the Influence, of Marijuana. Photo If you are pulled over on suspicion of drunken driving, the police officer is likely to ask you to complete three tasks: Follow a pen with your eyes while the officer moves it back and forth; get out of the car and walk nine steps, heel to toe, turn on one foot and go back; and stand on one leg for 30 seconds.

Here's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose. Could You Lose Your Job for Smoking Legal Pot? Here Are All The People Who Have Died From A Marijuana Overdose. Infographic - Why Are Pot Smokers Skinny? New Research on Weight & Marijuana. Katrina vanden Heuvel: Time to end the war on drugs. Brits Want Marijuana Reforms, Drug Policy Review. Americans Overwhelmingly Want Feds to Let States Move Forward With Marijuana Legalization. Molly Davies: A Letter to the President: My Husband Is Not the "Bigger Fish to Fry" in Your Drug War. Washington state lights up as smoking marijuana becomes legal. Maria Santos Gorrostieta 'executed' after surviving two assassination attempts. ‘The Fight Over Medical Marijuana’ OIG releases an audit of DEA adoptive seizure process and equitable sharing requests. Without a Card to Play, Texas Grandma Sentenced to Life Without Parole for First-Time Drug Offense. Residual Effects of Cannabis Use on... [Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2012.

Feds raid four reservation smoke shops. "The House I Live In": New Documentary Exposes Economic, Moral Failure of U.S. War on Drugs. The Neuroscience of Pot: Researchers Explain Why Marijuana May Bring Serenity Or Psychosis. Light Pot Smoking Easy On Lungs. Parents’ Minor Marijuana Arrests Lead to Child Neglect Cases. Gary Johnson: Yes, It Is time for Pot Legalization, Mr. President. Legalizing Marijuana Could Save Thousands of Lives - Megan McArdle - Business. Mexican crook: Gangsters arrange fights to death for entertainment. Global war on drugs 'has failed' say former leaders.

Olbermann Departs: Extreme Right 3, American People 0. David Henry Sterry: Mexican Drug Lord Officially Thanks American Lawmakers for Keeping Drugs Illegal. Harm reduction: Fighting drugs through jujitsu. News & Information : Press Releases. Former surgeon general calls for marijuana legalization. LA Sheriff Pledges to Bust People for Pot Even If Marijuana Is Legalized in California.