A seemingly historic medical marijuana summit by several US government health agencies will largely exclude evidence coming from the states that have legalized medical cannabis — another example of entrenched Washington, DC bureaucrats placing politics over science in the marijuana debate. click to enlarge … read more at: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/LegalizationNation/archives/2016/03/22/historic-federal-summit-on-medicine-marijuana-is-slanted-by-drug-war-agenda

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Anti-legalization advocates regularly decry the stimulating effect legalization could, purportedly, have on teen marijuana use. Even the American College of Pediatrics claims marijuana use by adolescents has “grown steadily as more states enact various decriminalization laws” – although, they concede, “It is unclear […] whether this trend indicates a causal relationship or mere correlation.” The […]

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WICHITA — A Wichita mother is making one final push for an alternative treatment for her daughter who suffers from epileptic seizures. Tracy Robles has been pleading with Kansas lawmakers for years to allow those with cancer or rare illnesses like her daughter to have medicine that’s currently illegal in the state. Sofie, 7, has […]

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A marijuana-based drug has effectively treated children who suffer from a rare form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome in its first clinical trial, the drug’s manufacturer GW Pharmaceuticals announced on Monday. In a major victory for patients and legalization advocates, Epidiolex — a drug derived from a non-psychoactive component of marijuana known as cannabidiol […]

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Irregular sleep patterns can release endocannabinoids and induce the munchies in a similar way that cannabis does.  A randomized crossover study indicated that losing sleep disrupts the satiety hormone, the “feeling full” hormone. Brain chemistry can explain how both the munchies and how sleep deprivation may cause similar eating patterns. Erin Hanlon led a team […]

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Researchers believe medical cannabis could possibly help treat cancer as well as a number of related symptoms. In a study published on Thursday in the journal JAMA Oncology, experts from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Alpert Medical School of Brown University observed several potential benefits for cancer patients who use medical marijuana. “Marijuana […]

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By Valerie Lapointe Habitual marijuana use may inhibit the brain from maturing properly, according to on-going research conducted by a team of scientists at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago. Kuei Tseng, associate professor of molecular pharmacology,  reported Tuesday on preliminary findings from the research with rats. He stressed the need […]

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A Georgia mother is lobbying the Georgia state legislature to expand its medical marijuana laws to include cannabis oil for her autistic son. “Me and my husband would take hours on the weekends, taking turns holding him down,” said Rose Terlaje. Her son often experiences fits of rage during which he beats himself and has […]

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By The Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. — A medical marijuana dispensary in New Mexico has been fined for safety violations after an explosion badly burned two workers. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration spent about eight months investigating the July 23 explosion and found a total of 12 […]

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