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A Napier woman has today been sentenced to 12 months supervision after choosing not to tell medical staff her then 11-month old daughter had become sick because she had eaten cannabis oil. The woman will remain unnamed after Judge Geoff Rea made a permanent order suppressing her identity because it could “revictimise” her baby. Last […]

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Cannabis oil / iStock A Napier woman has today been sentenced to 12 months supervision after choosing not to tell medical staff her then 11-month old daughter had become sick because she had eaten cannabis oil. The woman will remain unnamed after Judge Geoff Rea made a permanent order suppressing her identity because it could […]

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For neuroscientist Chuanhai Cao, the problem with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s classification of marijuana as a Schedule I drug can be summed up in two words: dead mice. Cao, a researcher at the University of South Florida’s Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, uses transgenic mice to study the effect of the marijuana component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on […]

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An elderly, disabled veteran faces life in jail because cannabis laws are insane. The New York Times editorial board, in a piece about “outrageous sentences for marijuana,” takes a look at Lee Carroll Booker, 75, who faces a life sentence without the possibility of parole after being caught growing 30 or more cannabis plants in […]

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The Legislature is moving toward adjournment, and although it may be difficult, we are going to make a real run at finishing up by our self-imposed deadline, or at least pretty close to it. There were several positive signs this week, as there were retirement parties and speeches. Also, several major policy bills were either […]

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The topic of marijuana got a serious scientific treatment Wednesday at the University of California San Diego, where researchers outlined the latest evidence about the drug. The federal government estimates that 22.2 million Americans use cannabis today, an increase of about 4.4 million since 2002. The rise comes amid a growing medical marijuana movement that […]

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A Braddon-based naturopath is facing a 15-year jail sentence for manufacturing cannabis oil and tincture at his clinic and selling it to dozens of patients.  Police raided the Total Health Clinic, a naturopath, chiropractic and wellness service, in November last year.  A Braddon naturopath faces a 15-year maximum jail sentence for making and selling cannabis oil and tincture from his […]

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The United Kingdom’s GW Pharmaceuticals may be on the eve of a medical first in the United States: Obtaining approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a wholly cannabis-derived drug, Epidiolex.   On Monday, March 14, the company announced that Epidiolex had successfully passed the latest test of its claimed ability to treat […]

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Research  |  Social science April 13, 2016 Deborah Bach News and Information If you’re looking to give up marijuana and possibly cigarettes as well, a group of researchers at the University of Washington would like to hear from you. The Innovative Programs Research Group, an organization in the UW School of Social Work, is recruiting […]

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Photo Credit: Blablo101/Shutterstock.com What are the best plants for extracting and making high quality CBD-rich oil? Marijuana, industrial hemp, both? Let’s cut through the legal mumbo jumbo, the obfuscating nomenclature, and the marketing hype and let’s look at what’s really out there for sourcing CBD-rich oil. In the cannabis world there are two types of […]

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