Category «Cannabis»

Drug war sends OFW rushing home for son who ‘couldn’t run’

ANGUISHED HOMECOMING Arriving from Kuwait, Luzviminda Siapo breaks down in her brother’s arms at the airport (below), and from there she goes straight to the barangay hall to confront village officials (below), before finally seeing her son Raymart in a coffin at their Navotas City home.—PHOTOS BY RAFFY LERMA Luzviminda Siapo dreamt of giving her …

Uruguay government legalises sale of recreational cannabis in pharmacies

Government hopes formalisation process will ‘guarantee the quality and the purity of the product’ citizens consume, head of the National Drug Board says ‘This is not to promote it, but to compete with the informal market’ Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Uruguay’s three-year process of legalising recreational cannabis consumption reached its final stage on Thursday, when the government …

Donald Trump’s Pick to Oversee Big Pharma Is Addicted to Opioid-Industry Cash

NEWLY-RELEASED FINANCIAL disclosure documents show that Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Trump’s nominee to the lead the Food and Drug Administration, has received significant payments from the opioid industry — while attacking attempts to deter the explosion of opioid pill mills. The FDA has some of the most significant authority in the federal government to oversee manufacturers of prescription painkillers. Gottlieb is …

Medical Cannabis: Is it good for our dogs?

Medical marijuana shows promise for ailing companion animals. A Bulldog who spent two years either lying down or throwing up plays like a puppy thanks to a daily dose of medical marijuana. A Boxer’s skin cancer begins to disappear following topical applications of cannabis oil. A 12-year-old Lab mix diagnosed with liver and lung cancer …

MARIJUANA CHEWING GUM TO BE TESTED AS IBS TREATMENT

Any middle school-worthy guffaws at the mention of irritable bowel syndrome disappear in an instant once the affliction is experienced. Chronic cramping, bloating, abdominal pain, constipation and worse, with no known cause, no easy “cure” and nothing but long-term management to look forward to. For anyone who buys into the idea of a “second brain” …

23 Health Benefits Of Marijuana

AP/Damian Dovarganes States around the country — more than 20 in total — have legalized medical marijuana. Experts have been changing their minds too — recently, CNN’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta reversed his opinion on medical marijuana. While recreational pot usage is controversial, many people agree with Gupta’s new stance, and believe that the …

Cannabis Could Soon Be Legal On A Federal Level

Will cannabis soon be legal in the U.S. on a federal level? If this new legislation catches any wind, this could be a possibility. On Thursday, three U.S. lawmakers introduced bills that would completely end federal cannabis prohibition. While the Trump administration has recently made some derogatory comments about cannabis, at least three legislators are …