Category «Cannabis»

Restrictions on medical cannabis to be removed

CBD is not psychoactive. Photo / File New Zealanders with chronic illnesses are applauding the Government’s decision to allow doctors to prescribe a cannabis-sourced substance. Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne announced today that restrictions would be removed for cannabidiol, or CBD, bringing New Zealand into line with other countries including Australia. Until now, CBD has …

Colorado’s weed boom will fund schools and fight opioid addiction

The legal weed business is booming in Colorado, and the state has finalized plans to spend its pot tax windfall on health programs in public schools, housing for at-risk populations, and a new treatment program to combat the opioid crisis. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday signed a budget bill that dictates how money from the state’s “Marijuana …

Volunteers needed to smoke marijuana for medical study

Sean Gallup/Getty Images PULLMAN, Wash. – Marijuana smokers can actually get paid for lighting up. Washington State University is looking for volunteers to smoke pot for a medical study, and make some extra cash on the side. KIRO reports university researchers are attempting to develop a breathalyzer that can detect marijuana use. Volunteers who take …

Legalized marijuana turns Colorado resort town into homeless magnet

NOW PLAYINGNew poll shows shift on marijuana legalization From his sidewalk vantage point in front of an outdoor equipment store in downtown Durango, Colo., Matthew Marinseck has seen a transformation in this mountain resort town. The picturesque town near the New Mexico border, once a vibrant, upscale community dotted with luxury hotels, is being overrun …

Ohio supreme court justice backs legalizing marijuana

PUBLISHED: 05/20/17 01:56 PM EDT. TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill says it’s time for the state to decriminalize marijuana. The lone Democrat holding an Ohio statewide office says making marijuana legal is working in Colorado and doing it in Ohio would bring hundreds of millions of dollars in sales taxes. …

Vermont legislature approves recreational marijuana use

© Getty Images A measure legalizing marijuana use in Vermont cleared the state’s legislature on Wednesday. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) has said the legislation is not “a priority for Vermont” and has not made a final decision as to whether he will sign it. The measure makes Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational …

Marijuana May Boost, Rather Than Dull, the Elderly Brain

Credit: Christina Hempfling Getty Images Picture the stereotypical pot smoker: young, dazed and confused. Marijuana has long been known for its psychoactive effects, which can include cognitive impairment. But new research published this week in Nature Medicine suggests the drug might affect older users very differently than young ones—at least in mice. Instead of impairing …

Congress Gives Jeff Sessions $0 To Go After Medical Marijuana Laws

It’s the latest sign that a major federal crackdown on state pot laws isn’t likely. WASHINGTON ― Congress, once again, is blocking the Justice Department from spending any money that interferes with state medical marijuana laws. In their newly unveiled budget bill, lawmakers included a provision, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, that allows states to …