Category «Cannabis»

Florida’s medical marijuana deal goes up in smoke

TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – Unable to bridge a gap over how many marijuana dispensaries the state should have, Florida lawmakers Friday failed to pass legislation that would have created a framework to carry out a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana for a wide variety of patients. Implementation of the voter-approved amendment now rests in the hands …

Challenging Congress, Trump Suggests He May Go After Medical Marijuana

As reported by Bloomberg, twenty-nine states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico allow medical marijuana use. In the budget that President Donald Trump signed on Friday, Congress provided no funds for federal enforcement against state medical marijuana laws. However, in a statement that Trump also signed on Friday, he indicated that he may ignore the …

WOW : Federal Study Will Pay You $3,000 Per Week to Consume Cannabis

The United States National Research Center (NRC) has been commissioned by the National Institute of Drug Abuse(NIDA) to conduct comprehensive research evaluating the effects of cannabis on the human body. The research, which will take part in seven facilities across the nation, is intended to determine whether or not cannabis can be used to relieve …

The Weed Parties Around Coachella 2017 Offer a Happy High For Weekend 2

EXPAND What a lovely day for a (cannabis) tea party Mary Carreon Orange County and Long Beach brought the party to the desert this year in terms of weed. Last weekend Irvine-based ganja-monolith, Weedmaps, held their private Marijuana-Oasis party where flower-crowns strewn with nugs and pre-packed joints were given away. This weekend Irvine-based Culinary & …

Marijuana legalization support at all-time high

By Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Kabir Khanna and Anthony Salvanto A recent CBS News poll shows support for legalizing marijuana is higher than ever. Sixty-one percent of Americans think marijuana use should be legal, a five-point increase from last year and the highest percentage ever recorded in this poll. Eighty-eight percent favor medical marijuana …

Marijuana is miracle treatment for children with autism

MODI’IN, ISRAEL — When Noa Shulman came home from school, her mother, Yael, sat her down to eat, then spoon-fed her mashed sweet potatoes — mixed with cannabis oil. Noa, who has a severe form of autism, started to bite her own arm. “No sweetie,” Yael gently told her 17-year-old daughter. “Here, have another bite …

Sheriffs Say Marijuana Legalization Should Be Overturned Because It Makes Them Uncomfortable Colorado

Today six Colorado sheriffs filed a federal lawsuit that seeks to reverse marijuanalegalization in their state, which they say should be overturned because it makes them uncomfortable. Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith and his counterparts in five other counties say Amendment 64, the marijuana legalization measure that is now part of Colorado’s constitution, has made …

How a Cannabis Expert Sneaks Weed Past the TSA

So you’re about to hop on a plane, but you want to bring your legally acquired medical marijuana product with you on the flight. It’s a very sticky icky situation, but here’s what one expert recommends. If you’re thinking “Won’t you get in trouble?!” the answer is maybe. Marijuana is legal in a lot of …

Homeland Sec. Kelly: Marijuana is a ‘Dangerous Gateway Drug’

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly Tuesday called marijuana a “gateway drug” and vowed his agency will uphold federal laws against its possession, a sterner message than he delivered on the topic just last week. “Let me be clear about marijuana. It is a potentially dangerous gateway drug that frequently leads to the use of harder …