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US House Votes to Prohibit DOJ From Interfering With State Medical Marijuana or Industrial Hemp Programs

Generic 30 May 2014 | developing critical thinking through science

After a long debate that had the US House of Representatives in session until after midnight, the lower chamber of Congress cast a historic 219 to 189 vote to restrict the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration from using taxpayer funds to interfere in state-sanctioned medical marijuana programs in the 20+ states that […]

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Cannabis effects on PTSD: Can smoking medical marijuana reduce symptoms?

Did you know that? 25 May 2014 | 0 Comments

Clinical research supports a conclusion that smoking cannabis [marijuana] is associated with PTSD symptom reduction in some patients. The results of a recent study indicated that patients in the sample reported an average of 75 percent reduction in all three areas of PTSD symptoms while using cannabis, yet further research is still called for by […]

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DEA Stands Down: Allows Kentucky To Go Forward With Hemp Planting

Generic 24 May 2014 | 0 Comments

The Drug Enforcement Agency is permitting Kentucky farmers to go forward with plans to engage in the state-sponsored cultivation of industrial hemp. According to the Associated Press, representatives from the federal anti-drug agency late Thursday granted Kentucky regulators permission to import an estimated 250 pounds of hemp seeds. The agency had previously confiscated the seeds, […]

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Vermont: Majority Support For Retail Marijuana Sales

Generic 24 May 2014 | 0 Comments

A strong majority of Vermonters support regulating the commercial production and retail sales of marijuana for adults, according to a statewide Castleton Polling Institute survey commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project. Fifty-seven percent of respondents said that they support “changing Vermont law to regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol, so retailers would be licensed […]

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Could cannabis active substance curb seizures? Experts weed through evidence

Did you know that? 22 May 2014 | 0 Comments

The therapeutic potential of medical marijuana and pure cannabidiol (CBD), an active substance in the cannabis plant, for neurologic conditions is highly debated. A series of articles examine the potential use of medical marijuana and CBD in treating severe forms of epilepsy such as Dravet syndrome.

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