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WHO Finalizes CBD Recommendations

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The use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol) possesses no likely abuse potential and therefore should not be subject to international drug scheduling restrictions, according to recommendations finalized today by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Concludes WHO: “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have [...]

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Indigent Marijuana Defendants Will Be Covered Under Amended Contract Between Kansas City and Legal Aid of Western Missouri

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On April 4, 2017, Kansas City residents decriminalized marijuana possession with an amazing 75% of voters supporting that move. The Initiative was led by NORML KC, the Kansas City Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The Petition decriminalized marijuana possession by eliminating arrests, eliminating the possibility of jail as a [...]

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Marijuana may help HIV patients keep mental stamina longer

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A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of HIV patients, says a new study.

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Medical marijuana for children with cancer? What providers think

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Most providers willing to consider medical marijuana use in children with cancer, but those with legal eligibility to certify are less likely to approve.

WHO Report: No Public Health Problems Attributable To CBD

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The use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD is safe, well tolerated, and is not associated with any significant adverse public health effects, according to the findings of a preliminary report compiled by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Authors of the report declare that CBD is “not associated with abuse potential” [...]

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