August 2016

TEL AVIV – Israel will begin exporting medical marijuana abroad, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel said Sunday. Earlier this month, the Health Ministry approved measures to make medical cannabis more accessible to patients, including training 100 additional doctors to dispense prescriptions. “In two years, we will have protocols in place that will allow farmers to grow cannabis,” […]

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By Jill Richardson Cannabis is considered dangerous until proven safe, while known toxins like asbestos are still legal. For a few brief months, it looked like America might take a step closer to sanity. And then came the news: the Obama administration will not loosen federal restrictions on marijuana after all. Before delving into the […]

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TEL AVIV – Israel will begin exporting medical marijuana abroad, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel said Sunday. Earlier this month, the Health Ministry approved measures to make medical cannabis more accessible to patients, including training 100 additional doctors to dispense prescriptions. “In two years, we will have protocols in place that will allow farmers to grow cannabis,” […]

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That day was the fifth day in a row that Corcoran’s 25-year-old daughter, Sarah Taylor, had not been woken by a violent seizure, something that, up until two months ago, was the norm. The decrease in the frequency of Taylor’s tonic-clonic seizures—previously called grand mal—corresponds with the use of medical cannabis oil to treat the […]

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Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a bathroom. She couldn’t decide whether to remain in hiding or to run. But she knew she’d never try pot again. She didn’t lose interest in the drug, however. Today, she […]

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) — As prescription drug prices continue to climb, some older Americans appear to be seeking an alternative to mainstream medicine, medical marijuana. “We are seeing patients that are reporting that they are finding a medication that is meeting their needs where other medications did not,” said Steph Sherer with Americans for Safe […]

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Smoking cannabis could make you lazy, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of British Columbia gave the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main brain-affecting ingredient in cannabis, to laboratory rats. They found this made them less willing to carry out a complex task for a large reward, with most opting for an easier one despite a […]

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Marijuana, which has been around for over 2700 years, is said to alleviate all kinds of problems — nausea associated with chemotherapy, pain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, dementia, the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. It may even stop the spread of cancer, but this hasn’t been proven conclusively. In this week’s WhoWhatWhy podcast, […]

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