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Ex-DEA agent, now a venture capitalist: Legal marijuana 'good policy' - CNBC

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:11

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Ex-DEA agent, now a venture capitalist: Legal marijuana 'good policy'
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Legalized marijuana is emerging as a huge growth sector in the U.S., says former DEA agent Patrick Moen.

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We Need to Destigmatize Parents Who Use Cannabis - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:11

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We Need to Destigmatize Parents Who Use Cannabis
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As an outspoken cannabis consumer and father of two young boys, Riedle knows what it means to be a good parent who enjoys a bowl or two. Vanessa,* a stay-at-home mom who uses cannabis for both herself and her young daughter. Her daughter has been ...

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Marijuana dispensaries still illegal, enforcement possible: police chief - Regina Leader-Post

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:58

Marijuana dispensaries still illegal, enforcement possible: police chief
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Regina police are well aware stores selling marijuana are up and running around the city. And while cannabis is set to become legal this summer, Chief Evan Bray is clear: selling the product is still illegal. It's a message he says will be actively ...

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Microdosing Marijuana: What Doctors Say Is The Best Way To Consume

Alternet - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:27
What is microdosing and why is it better?

There are those cannabis connoisseurs who enjoy getting super stoned at the end of a long day at the office, while others are now embracing an emerging trend called microdosing, a procedure that allows the user to moderate their mind by taking small doses throughout the day.

The concept of microdosing is simple: instead of consuming enough THC to join the land of catatonia, the user leans on somewhere between 3 to 10 milligrams to feel some effect without entering into a realm of laughing fits, paranoia and ravenous hunger. It is increasingly popular practice that Rolling Stone calls “Marijuana 2.0,” an idea that less is actually more when it comes to using cannabis for its therapeutic and creativity-inducing benefits.

However, there are some challenges involved. What is considered a low dose for some may not cut it for others. It is similar to how it would be if measuring the effectiveness of Ibuprofen on a large group of people. Some of them would find relief with 200 milligrams, while it might take others near pharmaceutical levels to cut through the pain. So, the core of this dosing principle is really just about the individual finding the perfect “micro-buzz” that allows them to feel comfortable and productive.

Dr. Duston Sulak, who has been working with medical marijuana patients in Maine for the past eight years, told Rolling Stone that he has developed a system to help people find their optimal microdose.

“Abstain from cannabis for two days. On day three, consume one milligram of THC and one milligram of CBD, preferably in a tincture or oil where they can be measured precisely,” he said. “Before consuming, ask yourself three questions, and answer on a scale of one to 10: How easy is it to breathe, how comfortable and calm does your body feel and how easy is it for you to smile authentically, to feel content and grateful?”

Feel nothing? Increase your dose by one milligram, the doctor says.

“You repeat this process over the next few days, increasing the dose by small increments,” he explained. “When you reach a point where you feel a difference after consuming, you’ve found your minimal effective dose.”

No matter how high of a tolerance a person has, the doctor says 48 hours of abstinence is all that is needed to hit the rest button.

Although microdosing may go against the grain of the old time stoner philosophy, medical experts say that finding the “minimum effective dose” is the key when treating a patient with any medication. After all, it is not advised to take other medications at intoxicating levels, so why should marijuana be treated any differently?

 

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Portuguese doctors back marijuana medicine as bill enters parliament - Reuters

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:11

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Portuguese doctors back marijuana medicine as bill enters parliament
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... parliament bills should follow scientific evidence and restrict themselves at this stage to medicines, researched formulas”, adding though that Portugal should conduct further clinical studies on cannabis used for smoking. “Portugal can have an ...

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Eating weed gummies at work? Marijuana rules may take a decade to sort out - Macleans.ca

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 06:00

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Eating weed gummies at work? Marijuana rules may take a decade to sort out
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A customer walks into a downtown marijuana dispensary to browse the hash menu for the perfect after-lunch pick-up. Another flicks through images in an online store, planning to purchase a selection as a hostess gift. Like it or not, this will be the ...

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[2]: Bonnie Dumanis Articles, Photos, and Videos - San Diego Union Tribune

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 01:14
sandiegouniontribune.com (US) Videos - San Diego Union Tribune Bonnie Dumanis Related "Bonnie Dumanis" Articles Cannabis industry dives into county supervisor races Business interests have long tried to pack legislative bodies with members who are sympathetic to their work. (Thu Jan 11 23:14:00 2018 PST)
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[2]: DA files charges against medical pot business owner - The San Diego Union-Tribune

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sandiegouniontribune.com (US) Two weeks after she was ordered to return $100000 seized from a medical marijuana entrepreneur and his family. District Attorney Two weeks after she was ordered to return $100000 seized from a medical marijuana entrepreneur and his family. (Thu Jan 11 23:14:00 2018 PST)
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[2]: Pot entrepreneur pleads guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from raid on his business - The San Diego Union-Tribune

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sandiegouniontribune.com (US) Slatic and four other defendants who worked at Med-West Distribution when it was raided in January 2016 pleaded guilty to charges of delaying or obstructing a police officer and illegal possession of marijuana for sale. b This settlement takes into account the changing focus of the new District Attorney administration. (Thu Jan 11 23:14:00 2018 PST)
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[2]: LAPD captain probed for possible ties to marijuana warehouse - The San Diego Union-Tribune

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sandiegouniontribune.com (US) Who was off-duty at the time. Said he did not know there was a marijuana business at the location. (Thu Jan 11 23:14:00 2018 PST)
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[2]: Watchdog - San Diego Union Tribune

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sandiegouniontribune.com (US) LAPD captain probed for possible ties to marijuana warehouse ... (Thu Jan 11 23:14:00 2018 PST)
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[2]: Minnesota county attorneys file lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies - Story - KMSP

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[2]: Anoka County joins others in suing prescription opioid manufacturers - Story - KMSP

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[2]: Bonnie Dumanis Articles, Photos, and Videos - San Diego Union Tribune

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[2]: DA files charges against medical pot business owner - The San Diego Union-Tribune

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[2]: Pot entrepreneur pleads guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from raid on his business - The San Diego Union-Tribune

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[2]: LAPD captain probed for possible ties to marijuana warehouse - The San Diego Union-Tribune

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[2]: Watchdog - San Diego Union Tribune

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[2]: Rancho Santa Fe Articles, Photos, and Videos - San Diego Union Tribune

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[2]: 'El Chapo' godson pleads guilty in San Diego to leadership role in drug cartel - The San Diego Union-Tribune

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