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US KY: Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill Shelved By House Committee

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 01:00
Lexington Herald-Leader, 07 Mar 2018 - FRANKFORT -- Kentucky lawmakers shelved Wednesday a controversial bill to legalize medical marijuana, but supporters of the measure pledged to continue their fight. Some backers of House Bill 166 were in tears after the House Judiciary Committee voted 14-4 to "pass over" the measure. That's a procedure to put off voting on the bill until a later date.
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12 charged in vast Rochester-based marijuana conspiracy - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 18:40

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

12 charged in vast Rochester-based marijuana conspiracy
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Between August 2015 and January, 1,061 packages containing marijuana were sent via the U.S. Postal Service from California to individuals in Rochester involved in a vast conspiracy, authorities allege. The United States Attorney's Office announced ...

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Canadians report paying less than $7 for cannabis gram - Financial Post

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 17:27

Financial Post

Canadians report paying less than $7 for cannabis gram
Financial Post
Canadians are paying just under $7 a gram for marijuana, on average, according to new data crowdsourced by Statistics Canada. Between Jan. 25 and Feb. 28, StatCan received 17,139 voluntary reports, submitted online, on how much people paid for cannabis ...

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The clock is ticking on Medical Marijuana in West Virginia - WTRF

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 17:16

WTRF

The clock is ticking on Medical Marijuana in West Virginia
WTRF
(WTRF) - Time may be running out on a bill that would expand West Virginia laws for medical cannabis. The state senate was scheduled to vote on the bill on Friday, but has now delayed that until the final day of the legislative session, which is ...
WV Medical Marijuana facing uphill fightWVNS-TV
23 Science-Backed Health Benefits Of MarijuanaIFLScience
Pa. marijuana panel recommends sale of smokable marijuanaAllentown Morning Call

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LCBO unveils branding, logo for forthcoming Ontario Cannabis Stores - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 16:36

The Globe and Mail

LCBO unveils branding, logo for forthcoming Ontario Cannabis Stores
The Globe and Mail
Ontarians looking to score some legal marijuana after the recreational use of the drug is blessed by Ottawa will be heading to their nearest government-run Ontario Cannabis Store. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), which is overseeing the sale ...
Say 'high' to the Ontario Cannabis Store! LCBO unveils legal pot retailer's name and logoCANOE
Province's marijuana monopoly will be known as the 'Ontario ...Toronto Star
No-frills logo for Ontario Cannabis Store met with mixed reviews ...CTV News
CBC.ca -HuffPost Canada -Ottawa Citizen -LCBO Cannabis Updates
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Postman caught delivering cannabis in parcels on his route in drugs smuggling operation - Telegraph.co.uk

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 13:15

Telegraph.co.uk

Postman caught delivering cannabis in parcels on his route in drugs smuggling operation
Telegraph.co.uk
A postman who was caught delivering cannabis in parcels on his delivery route in £1.2m drugs operation has today been jailed. Parcelforce Worldwide driver Adewale Aderounmu would intercept the bogus parcels and hand them to accomplices in a drug ring ...

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Here’s Why There Has Never Been a Death From Cannabis Overdose

Alternet - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:35
Cannabis is simply not toxic, even in high doses.

They’re popular mantras in the cannabis community: “There have been no overdoses on marijuana,” and “You can’t overdose on marijuana.” On the other side of the fence, there are handfuls of people left who were taught their entire lives that cannabis is a dangerous drug and can indeed lead one to overdose. The truth does not lie in the middle, the truth is that cannabis is simply not toxic, even in high doses.

Our bodies are absolutely saturated in cannabinoid receptors. Naturopathic medicine practitioner Dr. Dustin Sulak explains the receptors as thus, “The endogenous cannabinoid system, named after the plant that led to its discovery, is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks… But the goal is always the same: homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.”

So in other words, cannabis is doing good things to your body beyond heightened sensations, enhanced tastes and activities and generally easing hundreds if not thousands of ailments. Cannabinoids have been shown to attack certain cancer cells and aging cells that can lead to cancer and other diseases. These important attacks are where the “killing brain cells” myth came from.

There are risks to one’s health that come with cannabis, but they aren’t from the plant itself. If pot is not properly flushed of chemicals, pesticides or nutrients it poses a threat in that way. There is also the chance that a grower allowed for a crop with powdery mildew or mold to make its way out of the grow area. When patients are sick, these types of irritants can exacerbate conditions, especially those of the lungs.

Willie Nelson once said, “[Cannabis] won’t kill you unless you let a bale of it fall on you.” Bill Murray Tweeted in June 2014, “I find it quite ironic that the most dangerous thing about weed is getting caught with it.” Their fame doesn’t make them right, but facts do. No one has ever died of a cannabis overdose.

Another factor to this point is that one of the most psychoactive components of cannabis, THC, produces pregnenolone when stimulated by high dosages of the plant. This substance actually inhibits THC, thus protecting the individual from a scary experience, let alone a life threatening one.

Not only is cannabis non-toxic, it is a healing herb with so much medical value that 30 states plus the District of Columbia have deemed it “medical marijuana.” Medical, recreational or somewhere in between, it’s time for the facts to not only come out of the grow closet, but to be explained in ways that those unfamiliar with the plant can understand that it is simply safe.

 

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Nevada Is Breaking Cannabis Sales Records, Including $30M In Taxes For The State - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 09:46

Forbes

Nevada Is Breaking Cannabis Sales Records, Including $30M In Taxes For The State
Forbes
Some tourists are bothered by the increase of marijuana smoke smell on the strip, but most seem to be taking a "live and let live," attitude. There is one dispensary, Essence, on the Las Vegas Strip and a few just off the strip including Las Vegas ...

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Up in the air: BC puts off decision on cannabis lounges - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 07:01

CBC.ca

Up in the air: BC puts off decision on cannabis lounges
CBC.ca
They call it "The Box". Inside the front door of the Victoria Cannabis Buyers' Club, just a few steps past the display cases full of marijuana products, there's a room where people smoke and vape marijuana. "It seemed unfair to provide a source for ...
State commission posts final regulations for the sale of recreational marijuanaWCVB Boston
5 Marijuana Stocks With the Highest Production CapacityMotley Fool

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On a high: the rise of cannabis skincare - Financial Times

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 04:49

Financial Times

On a high: the rise of cannabis skincare
Financial Times
Cannabis is America's latest gold-rush,” says Alexia Inge, the co-founder of website Cult Beauty, which is known for spotting industry trends. While the plant itself has been on the fringes of the beauty industry for some time, it's the cannabis ...

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Is cannabis the answer to older people's booze problems? - The Guardian

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 04:19

Is cannabis the answer to older people's booze problems?
The Guardian
It's a shame, though, that the Royal College of Psychiatrists report lumps cannabis in with prescription drugs as an evil to be combated. In America, for example, the liberal new weed laws seem to be making a change in drinking habits. My friends in ...

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OR: Police: MCPS 12th grader reeking of marijuana, caught with weed, digital scale - KPIC

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 01:52
kpic.com (US) Digital scale (ABC7) b The "overwhelming odor" of marijuana led staff at Montgomery Blair High School to sniff out a 12th grader who was attempting to sell drugs to fellow classmates. (Fri Mar 09 21:52:40 2018 PST)
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OR: Police: MCPS 12th grader reeking of marijuana, caught with weed, digital scale - KPIC

Drug News Bot - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 01:52
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OR: 'If it was something that harmed them, they wouldn't return': Kratom still hot on market - KPIC

Drug News Bot - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 01:52
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OR: Oregonians sickened in kratom salmonella outbreak - Oregon

Drug News Bot - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 01:51
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OR: Used syringes litter Portland as needle exchanges grow - Oregon

Drug News Bot - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 01:51
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FL: Brevard deputy arrested after cocaine, firearms, feces, litter found at home with 2-year-old, sheriff says - WFLA.com

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 01:47
wfla.com (US) Brevard deputy arrested after cocaine, firearms, feces, litter found at home with 2-year-old, sheriff says ! WFLA.com ... (Fri Mar 09 19:47:27 2018 PST)
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OR: Exchange Exemplar: The Drug You Like Being Addicted To - Jefferson Public Radio

Drug News Bot - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 01:47
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OR: Oregon Health Officials Warn People Not To Take Kratom - Jefferson Public Radio

Drug News Bot - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 01:47
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OR: Oregon Governor Tells Senate To Treat Instead Of Punishing Drug Users - Jefferson Public Radio

Drug News Bot - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 01:47
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