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Maryland: Reduced Marijuana Possession Penalties Take Effect

Generic 30 September 2014 | 0 Comments

A new Maryland law depenalizing marijuana possession offenses takes effect this Wednesday. Senate Bill 364, signed into law this past April, amends statewide penalties for marijuana possession offenses involving ten grams or less from a criminal misdemeanor (presently punishable by arrest, up to 90 days in jail, a $500 fine, and a criminal record) to [...]

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Adolescent exposure to THC may cause immune systems to go up in smoke

Did you know that? 30 September 2014 | 0 Comments

When it comes to using marijuana, new research involving mice suggests that just because you can do it, doesn’t mean that you should. That’s because a team of scientists have found that using marijuana in adolescence may do serious long-term damage to the immune system.

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2014 Boston Freedom Rally: New England Gaining Ground

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I recently had the pleasure of attending the 25th annual Boston Freedom Rally, the two-day celebration of marijuana and protest against marijuana prohibition, held on the Boston Common each September sponsored by MassCann/NORML, the NORML state affiliate in Massachusetts. I have been attending this event since the mid-1990s, and always look forward to spending time [...]

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The dangers of teens using marijuana

Did you know that? 29 September 2014 | 0 Comments

Whether states should legalize marijuana for recreational and medical use is a hot topic across the country. As the debates continue a potentially dangerous environment is being created where more preteens, teens and young adults are beginning to use the substance with the feeling that it is safe.

Study: CBD Administration Associated With Improved Quality Of Life In Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

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The administration of cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychotropic cannabinoid, is associated with improved quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease, according clinical trial data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Investigators at the University of São Paulo in Brazil assessed the efficacy of CBD versus placebo in 21 subjects with Parkinson’s. [...]

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