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Medical marijuana may ease some MS; Little evidence for other complementary or alternative therapies

Did you know that? 27 March 2014 | 0 Comments

A new guideline suggests that there is little evidence that most complementary or alternative medicine therapies (CAM) treat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). However, the guideline states the CAM therapies oral cannabis, or medical marijuana pills, and oral medical marijuana spray may ease patients’ reported symptoms of spasticity, pain related to spasticity and frequent [...]

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No correlation between medical marijuana legalization, crime increase: Legalization may reduce homicide, assault rates

Did you know that? 26 March 2014 | 0 Comments

A professor of criminology found that legalization of medical marijuana is not an indicator of increased crime. It actually may be related to reductions in certain types of violent crime. The study tracked crime rates across all 50 states between 1990 and 2006, when 11 states legalized marijuana for medical use: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, [...]

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Poll: Marijuana Ballot Measures Likely To Increase Overall Voter Turnout

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Marijuana-related initiatives are likely to increase voter turnout, according to polling data released by George Washington University. Nearly four out of ten participants in the nationwide survey said that they would be “much more likely” to go to the polls if an initiative seeking to legalize marijuana appeared on the ballot. An additional 30 percent [...]

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Supposed ‘Medical Marijuana’ Measures In Alabama, Utah Are Anything But

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At a public signing ceremony today, Utah’s Republican Gov. Gary Herbert will approve House Bill 105 — aka “Charlee’s Law.” The law, and others like it, ostensibly allows children with treatment-resistant pediatric epilepsy access to extracts of the marijuana plant high in the cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD). While some media outlets are reporting that the passage [...]

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Study: Drug Dogs Most Likely To Err In Traffic Stop Scenarios

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Dogs trained to detect the presence of illegal drugs are most likely to provide false alerts in situations involving the search of a motor vehicle, according to the findings of a study published online in the journal Forensic Science International. A team of researchers from the United States and Poland assessed the ability of trained [...]

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