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The majority of the US Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday cast votes in favor of expanding medical cannabis access to United States veterans. The committee vote marks the first time that a majority of any body of the US Senate has ever decided in favor of increased cannabis access. Committee

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San Francisco, CA–(ENEWSPF)–May 8, 2015.  Many baby boomers who use cannabis perceive the plant to be a safe substitute for prescription drugs and alcohol, according to survey data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review. Investigators at the Institute for Scientific Analysis in San Francisco surveyed 97 current marijuana

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Wolcott, NY – A local company is applying for a license under New York’s Compassionate Care Act to grow and produce marijuana-based medicines. The patient-centered biopharmaceutical company, based in Wolcott, is called Butler Evergreen. Project Manager Mark Doherty said, “The facility that we are creating here will actually be a

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A new Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research Journal is on the way.  It is scheduled to be launched in fall 2015. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, a new peer-reviewed, open access journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers (http://www.liebertpub.com/), is the only journal dedicated to the scientific, medical, and psychosocial exploration of

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Trauma neurosurgeon turned journalist Dr. San Jay Gupta fired another broadside into cannabis prohibition Sunday with the one-hour CNN special WEED 3, on the eve of 4/20. In it, the one-time U.S. Surgeon General candidate called for a “medical marijuana revolution” and demanded the botanical be legalized for medical purposes.

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Rep. Paul Ryan joins GOP-led effort that would legalize hemp, low-THC cannabis. A majority of states now allow residents to use compounds from low-THC cannabis as medicine, but growing the plants remains a federal crime and in some states parents of epileptic children risk losing them by using the non-intoxicating

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(Reuters) – A Utah state senator has invoked the legacy of his Mormon prophet grandfather in a video in which he describes almost overdosing on prescription opiates and vows to reintroduce a medical marijuana bill that was narrowly defeated this year. Mark Benson Madsen, a Saratoga Springs Republican, is pushing

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Activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – something done naturally by cannabis – can improve the outcome of spinal cord injury, according to a study published in the most recent issue (Volume 595, May, 2015) of the journal Neuroscience Letters. For the study, researchers “examined whether treatment with.. a selective

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No one can accuse the Stanley Brothers of Colorado of not pushing the envelope in the development and availability of medical cannabis in the U.S. Over the last year, they have single handedly changed the game. With the passage of the federal Farm Bill in February of 2014, containing an

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Patients have been extolling the benefits of the green bud for years, but now, medical cannabis has gained support from an unlikely source: the central body in Israel that regulates drug enforcement. Sound too hemp-tacular to be true? The Israel Anti-Drug Authority launched an advertising campaign Sunday praising the use of cannabis

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