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 …

Vera Twomey ‘forced out of the country’ to seek medical cannabis for daughter

Well known medicinal cannabis campaigner Vera Twomey has said she intends bringing her daughter Ava abroad to access medicinal cannabis treatment. Ava suffers from a severe form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. Vera had campaigned strongly to get her daughter the help she needs here in Ireland, which included a mammoth walk from Cork to …

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 …

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 …