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Will Doug Ford change how Ontarians buy legal marijuana? - CityNews Toronto

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:06

CityNews Toronto

Will Doug Ford change how Ontarians buy legal marijuana?
CityNews Toronto
CityNews also asked if it was even possible to change or reverse course before marijuana is legalized, but did not receive a response. The Wynne government set up Ontario Cannabis Corp., an arm of the LCBO, to run provincial marijuana stores.

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Traveling with Medical Marijuana? What the TSA Wants You to Know - Healthline

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:25

Healthline

Traveling with Medical Marijuana? What the TSA Wants You to Know
Healthline
Donna Shields, a registered dietitian and co-founder of the Holistic Cannabis Academy, said that any time you travel outside your state with marijuana — whether it's by plane, train, or bicycle — you're transporting a federally restricted substance ...

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Still want to ride the cannabis boom? Six bets to play the green gold rush - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:07

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Still want to ride the cannabis boom? Six bets to play the green gold rush
The Globe and Mail
Cannabis companies have been in the spotlight during the run-up to the legalization of recreational pot in Canada. With the passage of Bill C-45 in the Senate, the sale of marijuana now has the green light, although it will be fall before consumers can ...
Association Between Marijuana Use and Sexual Frequency in the United States: A Population-Based Study - The ...The Journal of Sexual Medicine

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From the comments: Readers debate carbon taxes and the end of cannabis prohibition - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:42

The Globe and Mail

From the comments: Readers debate carbon taxes and the end of cannabis prohibition
The Globe and Mail
It's hard to believe, (since I matured in the 60's) that I have never tried marijuana; in fact I haven't even smoked a tobacco cigarette! However, in truthful full disclosure, I have certainly had my share of alcohol. Watching the evolution of drink ...

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How Halifax marijuana laws could impact all smokers - Toronto Star

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:09

Toronto Star

How Halifax marijuana laws could impact all smokers
Toronto Star
HALIFAX—Just hours after the Senate passed Bill C-45 to legalize cannabis, Halifax regional council voted for some pot laws of its own —governing where people can smoke and grow their greenery. Municipal legal director John Traves gave a presentation ...

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Many Psychedelics Share This Common Trait — And It Will Literally Change The Way You Think

Alternet - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:24
This helps explain why they are increasingly seen as a valuable treatment for psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and addiction.

New research suggests that different classes of psychedelic drugs all share the tendency to promote the growth of new brain cells, especially the kind that reach out and forge connections with other brain cells. This finding could help explain both the mind-expanding properties of the drugs and the mechanisms by which they appear to act as valuable treatments for a broad range of psychiatric disorders.

Earlier research had identified the dissociative anesthetic ketamine as promoting growth in key brain cells (as well as being a fast-acting and effective treatment for depression), but this new research finds similar effects in amphetamine-based psychedelics such as DOI (2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodoamphetamine), ergoline psychedelics (such as LSD), and tryptamines (such as DMT).

Using experiments in cell culture and with animals, researchers led by Dr. David Olson of the University of California at Davis found that various classes of hallucinogenic drugs acted on the structure and function of cortical neurons using the same mechanisms as ketamine. The findings could point to new treatment approaches for depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction, the researchers wrote last Tuesday in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Reports.

“The state-of-the-art, prototypical, fast-acting antidepressant is ketamine—a compound that promotes neural plasticity and repairs circuits involved in mood and anxiety disorders,” Olson told MedPage Today. “Our work demonstrates that psychedelics produce comparable effects on neuronal structure and function, providing a potential explanation for why MDMA, psilocybin, and ayahuasca seem to have antidepressant and anxiolytic effects in the clinic.”

Using test tubes, as well as rats and fruit fly larvae, the researchers found that all of these classes of psychedelics increased “neural plasticity,” the ability to create new connections among brain cells. The drugs all excited the growth of dendritic spines and axons, the cerebral hangers-on that brain cells use to reach out and create connections, or synapses, with other brain cells.

That’s the opposite of what happens with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction. The current theory is that these disorders may occur when neurites retract, not allowing brain cells to connect at synapses.

“One of the hallmarks of depression is that the neurites in the prefrontal cortex—a key brain region that regulates emotion, mood, and anxiety—those neurites tend to shrivel up,” Olson said in a statement.

Olson’s research found that the neural plasticity effect found with ketamine was also “remarkably potent” with even very small doses of LSD, which could help explain the popularity of “microdosing” among people seeking happier and more creative lives. Chemical compounds that mimicked psilocybin and MDMA also increased neural plasticity on the same level as ketamine, and that could mean new opportunities for researchers working with psychiatric disorders.

The studies also showed that the effect outlasted the action of the drugs. In rats, for example, psilocybin produced results that lasted for hours after the drug had left the body. Similarly, rats given a single dose of DMT not only saw an increase in dendritic spines similar to ketamine but saw that effect last for 24 hours when the drug itself had been eliminated within one hour.

This is potentially very good news for researchers working on treatments for anxiety, depression, and addiction, which all seem to act on the same brain circuits.

“Prior to this study, there was only one player in town and that was ketamine. This opens up some new doors,” Olson said. “As the diversity of chemical structures capable of producing ketamine-like plasticity effects continues to grow, so does my hope that we will find a safe and effective fast-acting treatment for depression,” he said.

This article was produced by Drug Reporter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

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High time that we relaxed the rules on cannabis use | Letters ... - The Guardian

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 09:49

The Guardian

High time that we relaxed the rules on cannabis use | Letters ...
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One of the wisdoms of our healthcare system is its evidence-based approach to the use of medicines, which also helps make rational decisions on health ...
Charlotte Caldwell defends role in firm selling legal cannabis productsBelfast Telegraph

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Canada's cannabis law makes headlines worldwide - CTV News

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 09:14

CTV News

Canada's cannabis law makes headlines worldwide
CTV News
While the Washington Post kept it simple with a headline reading “Canada's Senate votes to legalize marijuana,” Esquire magazine was a tad edgier with “Canada just legalized marijuana throughout the whole damn country.” CBS News had an entire story ...
It's Official, Justin Trudeau Confirmed Marijuana Will Be Legal Across Canada On October 17MTL Blog (blog)
UPDATE: Recreational cannabis to be legal in Canada on Oct. 17, says TrudeauThe Guardian

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How Billy Caldwell case could end UK's medical marijuana ban - CNN

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 07:04

CNN

How Billy Caldwell case could end UK's medical marijuana ban
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"It must now be asked whether Britain should join the many other countries that permit medical-grade marijuana, or indeed join Canada in preparing for a lawful, regulated market in cannabis for recreational use as well." But Javid ruled out the latter ...
After Canada cannabis legalization, Britain to ease marijuana laws ...CBS News
What is cannabis oil and how does it work?The Guardian
While we discuss cannabis oil, we should remember that the government is blocking life-saving research into MDMA ...The Independent
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OR: 105.1 The Buzz - Today's Best Mix

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OR: Armed Portland couple accused of drug trafficking - KOIN

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 01:51
koin.com (US) A Portland couple was indicted on multiple-federal counts on Wednesday after investigators found evidence of cross-state marijuana distribution and illegally acquired firearms. (Wed Jun 20 21:51:30 2018 PDT)
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OR: Tik Tok shooting suspect arrested in SE Portland - KOIN

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OR: Armed Portland couple accused of drug trafficking - KOIN

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OR: Part 3: Marijuana business owners can't buy a home - KMVU Fox 26 Medford

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 01:48
fox26medford.com (US) Part 3: Marijuana business owners can't buy a home ! KMVU Fox 26 Medford Part 3: Marijuana business owners canb t buy a home Federal marijuana laws are preventing cannabis business owners in Southern Oregon from buying a home. (Wed Jun 20 21:48:07 2018 PDT)
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OR: ICE Temporarily Shutters Portland Facility Due To 'Occupy' Protest - Jefferson Public Radio

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OR: Portland Demonstrators Protest Child Separations By 'Occupying' ICE - Jefferson Public Radio

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OR: Josephine County Joins Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 01:34
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OR: Portland News - Breaking News from Portland, Oregon - OregonLive.com

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 01:27
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OR: Portland couple accused of selling marijuana out of state, unlawfully obtaining guns - OregonLive.com

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 01:27
OR: Portland couple accused of selling marijuana out of state, unlawfully obtaining guns - OregonLive.com (US) Holt is charged with one count each of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana. (Wed Jun 20 21:27:52 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: Le Droit - Gatineau, Ottawa - Actualites, Chroniques, Opinions, Arts, Sports, Affaires, Le Droit Affaires, Le Mag, Mission [+], La Vitrine, Zone

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 01:22
CANADA: Le Droit - Gatineau, Ottawa - Actualites, Chroniques, Opinions, Arts, Sports, Affaires, Le Droit Affaires, Le Mag, Mission [+], La Vitrine, Zone (US) Cannabis mC)dical : coup db envoi du projet de 200 M$ C Weedon ... (Wed Jun 20 02:22:38 2018 PDT)
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