March 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa — A Pleasant Hill teenager spent Tuesday in Washington, D.C., advocating for cannabis oil. Southeast Polk freshman Tanner Kahler, 15, spoke with Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. David Young, both R-Iowa, as he represented Iowa in the national “Teens Speak Up Project.” Doctors diagnosed Kahler with epilepsy seven years ago. He said […]

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NEW YORK, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, announced today that its major investment company AXIM® Biotechnologies, Inc. (AXIM® Biotech) (AXIM), a world leader in cannabinoid research and development, has retained the services of Ora®, Inc., a global Contract Research Organization (“CRO”), to […]

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BUENOS AIRES Argentina gave final legislative approval on Wednesday to a bill legalizing cannabis oil for medicinal use and permitting the federal government to grow marijuana for research and therapeutic purposes. The measure will become law once it is signed by President Mauricio Macri, whose Cambiemos party sponsored the bill. “Thirty percent of epileptics do […]

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Argentina’s Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill legalizing the use of cannabis oil and other marijuana derivatives for medicinal purposes, and setting up a regulatory framework for the state to prescribe and distribute them to patients. The legislation approved by senators Wednesday also creates a medical marijuana research program at the Health […]

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NSW: Yvonne Cooper believes medicinal cannabis may be her daughter’s only hope. Urgent action: Lake Heights parents Yvonne Cooper and Daniel Phelps want legal access to medicinal cannabis for their eight-year-old daughter Sienna who suffers ”severe, uncontrolled” seizures. Picture: Sylvia Liber RELATED READING: Medical cannabis advocates seek ‘urgent’ release of scheme details Legal access to […]

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Controversy over the poor quality and low potency of US government-grown cannabis has apparently caused one of the nation’s leading research universities to pull out of a federally approved study into cannabis and post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans. Johns Hopkins University was slated to help conduct the multiyear clinical trial, sponsored by the nonprofit Multidisciplinary Association […]

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Those who wish to study the efficacy of medical marijuana in Utah now have the green light after Gov. Gary Herbert signed off on a bill Saturday that would clear the way. Sponsored by Brad M. Daw, R-Orem, House Bill 130 is considered a major step for the state that has seen three failed medical […]

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The man considered the world’s foremost marijuana researcher began studying cannabis scientifically in the 1960s. He was not a hippie. Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, 86, is now a professor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an advisor to the Israeli government’s medical marijuana program. He has never smoked a joint. But he’s been deeply curious about […]

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About 80 million years ago, a group of bees began exhibiting social behavior, which includes raising young together, sharing food resources and defending their colony. Today, their descendants—honey bees, stingless bees … … read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-03-genes-cannabis-flavor.html

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GATINEAU, QC–(Marketwired – March 29, 2017) – The Hydropothecary Corporation (TSX VENTURE: THCX) (the “Company”), a licensed producer and distributor of medical cannabis, is pleased to announce it has received an amendment to its licence from Health Canada under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (Canada) (the “ACMPR”) to include the sale of […]

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Related Coverage WATSONVILLE (BCN)–A man on active felony probation was arrested Tuesday morning in Watsonville on suspicion of manufacturing butane honey oil and possessing a firearm, police said. At 9:30 a.m., Watsonville police officers went to the home of 23-year-old Luis Geronimo to arrest him for an outstanding felony burglary warrant. At the home, located […]

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