Category: medical marijuana

Study Shows Medical Cannabis Helps Reverse Specific Harmful Effects of Tobacco

Most people who have used both cannabis and tobacco would tell you that tobacco is more harmful for the body, especially in the long run. Everyone knows that smoking cigarettes causes cancer, but there are also many other harmful side effects from tobacco use that you might not be aware of – yet another reason to stay away from it. One of the many little known issues that come with smoking tobacco is a disease called Thromboangiitis obliterans (TO). TO clots capillary blood vessels in the veins and arteries of the fingers and toes, due to the inflammation of...

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Florida Judge to Hear Case Against the State’s Smokable Cannabis Ban

When voters passed medical marijuana in Florida in the 2016 election, many celebrated the victory as it would finally mean gaining access to a needed medicine. However, when lawmakers finally passed laws earlier this year to implement the voter-approved law, they made the decision to ban smokable medical cannabis. This immediately became an issue between the state and the group who helped make the initiative become a reality, People United for Medical Marijuana, and lawyer John Morgan, who wrote the initiative. Before the bill regulating medical cannabis was passed by lawmakers, Morgan had promised he would sue the state...

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Medical Marijuana Extract Processors and Edible Makers Face Imminent Crackdown in Maine

In the midst of all of the problems lawmakers in Maine are having with getting their recreational marijuana legalization regulations in place comes word that authorities are planning a crackdown on extract processors and edibles makers who supply medical cannabis caregivers in the state with oral tinctures, topical salves, vaporizer waxes and cannabis-infused food for patients. At issue are current rules in Maine that state that only a caregiver and one employee can touch any medical marijuana given to a patient. This essentially means that caregivers have to make the products themselves and can’t buy them from a kitchen...

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Utah Police Presentation Claims Legal Weed Leads to Impotence, Intellectual Disabilities and Opioid Deaths

Recently, police officers in Utah gave a presentation about what was being called “The Multiple Ills of Marijuana.” These alleged ills included impotence, a weakened immune system, mental disability, an increased likelihood of crashing your car, increased risk of cancer, psychosis, gum disease, depression, memory loss and heroin overdose. County Sheriff Terry Thompson and Lieutenant Casey Warren of the Riverdale Police spoke to an audience in what was called a “townhouse meeting”, but it didn’t seem like any citizens got a chance to speak or ask any questions. Had they been given the opportunity, they’d likely have taken the...

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Honolulu Police to Review Medical Marijuana Patient Gun Confiscation Plan

The Honolulu, Hawaii Police Department plans on reviewing a new plan to confiscate firearms from medical cannabis patients after news of the plan ignited an online activist firestorm. The story broke when marijuana journalist and podcaster Russ Belville told his listeners about a letter that had been sent to some medical marijuana patients in Honolulu. The letter read, in part: “This letter is to inform you that under provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), Section 134-7(a) you are disqualified from firearms ownership, possession or controlling firearms. Your medical marijuana use disqualifies you from ownership of firearms and ammunition....

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Detroit City Council Wants to Challenge Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Measures in Court

In March of 2016, a new ordinance took effect in Detroit, making it much harder for medical cannabis dispensaries to operate within the city. Since then, the number of dispensaries operating in Detroit has gone from 283 to less than 100. On November 7th of this year, voters in the city approved two measures that will relax some of the restrictions that the ordinance put in place, and it seems the Detroit City Council is not happy about that. By a vote of 7 to 1, the council passed a resolution calling on the city’s administration to challenge the...

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