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US MI: 2 Medical Marijuana Bills Stall In Michigan Senate

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 08:00
Detroit Free Press, 03 Feb 2015 - LANSING -- Supporters of medical marijuana were thrilled last year when two bills making it easier for people to buy a variety of medicinal cannabis -- including edibles -- passed the House of Representative with large bipartisan majorities. But those cheers may turn to frustration as the two bills have stalled in the state Senate with no visible sign that they'll move anytime soon.

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Canada: Ads Based on Science: Minister

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:00
Kingston Whig-Standard, 21 Nov 2014 - OTTAWA: Liberal MP tells health committee the Tories are 'scaring people to death' OTTAWA - The Conservative government is "going around scaring people to death" with "panicky" and politically motivated anti-marijuana commercials, Liberal MP Hedy Fry told the Commons health committee Thursday.

Canada: Ads Based on Science: Minister

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:00
The Expositor, 21 Nov 2014 - OTTAWA: Liberal MP tells health committee the Tories are 'scaring people to death' OTTAWA - The Conservative government is "going around scaring people to death" with "panicky" and politically motivated anti-marijuana commercials, Liberal MP Hedy Fry told the Commons health committee Thursday.

US NJ: 4th Dispensary Can Grow Pot

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:00
The Philadelphia Inquirer, 22 Nov 2014 - (AP) - New Jersey officials have given a fourth dispensary permission to start growing medical marijuana, so it could start offering it to patients in the spring. The Health Department issued the permit Friday to Breakwater Alternative Treatment Center in Cranbury Township, Middlesex County.

Canada: Ads Based on Science: Minister

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:00
North Bay Nugget, 21 Nov 2014 - OTTAWA: Liberal MP tells health committee the Tories are 'scaring people to death' OTTAWA - The Conservative government is "going around scaring people to death" with "panicky" and politically motivated anti-marijuana commercials, Liberal MP Hedy Fry told the Commons health committee Thursday.

CN BC: Vancouver's Pot Museum Set To Close Its Doors

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:00
Vancouver 24hours, 20 Nov 2014 - Collection moving to Detroit, while organizer plans 'world-class dispensary' for Vancouver For the last decade, $2.50 would get you a 30-minute tour through the ins and outs of herbal medicine - from the story behind Absinthe to a brief history of magic mushrooms in Canada to ancient cannabis use.

Canada: Ads Based on Science: Minister

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:00
The Tribune, 21 Nov 2014 - OTTAWA: Liberal MP tells health committee the Tories are 'scaring people to death' OTTAWA - The Conservative government is "going around scaring people to death" with "panicky" and politically motivated anti-marijuana commercials, Liberal MP Hedy Fry told the Commons health committee Thursday.

CN BC: Province Initiates Country's First Clinical Cannabis

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:00
Metro, 19 Nov 2014 - 'Looking for Answers'. Producer Hopes to Begin Next Spring British Columbia researchers and a medical marijuana producer have joined forces to conduct Canada's first-ever clinical trial to back up anecdotal evidence in using cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with hard facts.

Canada: Column: If Anti-Drug PSAs Don't Actually Work, Why Are

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 22 Nov 2014 - The history of anti-drug public-service ads is so long and illustrious that it's hard to pick a favourite from the lot. I have a particular affection for the New Zealand commercial that features a man in a club bathroom literally removing a piece of his brain, chopping it in a tiny bloody line and hoovering it up his nose. But then there is also the anti-methamphetamine ad from the United States, in which a doleful voice warns would-be tweekers, "This is where she used to be a cheerleader. This is the sink where she started pulling out her eyebrows." Is there a teenager alive who would respond to this Reefer Madness 2014 with anything other than snorts of derision? Research has shown that anti-drug PSAs are useless at achieving their stated aim - namely, keeping Kayden and Jaden off the bong or the pipe. So why do they continue to get made?

CN BC: Edu: Pot and PTSD: Professor Studies The Beneficial Effects

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 08:00
Ubyssey, 20 Nov 2014 - PROFESSOR STUDIES THE BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA Aside from being a common recreational drug, marijuana may be able to help with the side affects of anxiety and fear that are common with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

CN BC: Meet The Next Mayor

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 08:00
Nelson Star, 21 Nov 2014 - MEET THE NEXT MAYOR Just before 9 p.m. on November 15, Nelsonites received the news that Deb Kozak would serve for the next four years as the community's first female mayor. Having served on council since 2005, Kozak defeated both incumbent John Dooley and challenger Pat Severyn with a final tally of 1,756 votes.

US WA: Third Court Upholds Marijuana Business Ban

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 08:00
Seattle Times, 22 Nov 2014 - A Benton County Superior Court judge ruled that local governments can ban recreational-pot businesses, according to a news release from the state Attorney General's Office. It's the third ruling that supports localities preventing pot businesses from operating, and it hews closely to the informal opinion presented by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson earlier this year.

US NY: OPED: Will Pot Pack New York's Courts?

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 08:00
New York Times, 22 Nov 2014 - THIS week the New York City Police Department shifted from making arrests to issuing tickets for possessing small amounts of marijuana. The problem is that most people, frankly, do not understand how summons court, which processes such tickets, operates. A key concern is that issuing summonses for marijuana possession will result in an excessive amount of bench warrants for those who fail to appear in court, and the influx of these cases is sure to swell our already overburdened summons-court dockets.

US: 'Vape' Joins Pot's Lingo, With Hat Tip To Oxford

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 08:00
New York Times, 23 Nov 2014 - "Back in my day, it was just weed; it was just getting high," said Joel Schneider, 55, sipping a cup of coffee. "Vaping? No. We'd never heard of vaping." Mr. Schneider, the owner of a pot-friendly bed-and-breakfast in Denver (it brands itself a "bud-and-breakfast"), had just learned that "vape" was chosen as the Oxford Dictionaries 2014 Word of the Year. That is, a group of lexicographers got together and measured the word's use, determining that the term - used to describe the process of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette (or "vape pen") - had proliferated, along with the habit. (Last year's word of the year was "selfie.")

Canada: Grit MP: Tories Blowing Smoke

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 08:00
Edmonton Sun, 21 Nov 2014 - OTTAWA-The Conservative government is "going around scaring people to death" with "panicky" and politically motivated anti-marijuana commercials, Liberal MP Hedy Fry told the Commons health committee Thursday. Health Minister Rona Ambrose replied that the TV ads are based on science and aren't partisan.

Canada: Grit MP: Tories Blowing Smoke

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 08:00
Ottawa Sun, 21 Nov 2014 - OTTAWA-The Conservative government is "going around scaring people to death" with "panicky" and politically motivated anti-marijuana commercials, Liberal MP Hedy Fry told the Commons health committee Thursday. Health Minister Rona Ambrose replied that the TV ads are based on science and aren't partisan.

US FL: Column: Marijuana Vote Not The Defeat Some Claim

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 08:00
The Ledger, 19 Nov 2014 - One big story to come out of the recent elections was the medical marijuana effort failing to reach the 60 percent needed for passage. To hear the pundits, opponents and media tell it, the defeat was devastating for an effort that looked certain to pass early on.

CN BC: Pot A Possible Salvation For PTSD Sufferers

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 08:00
Globe and Mail, 17 Nov 2014 - Marijuana producer and UBC are pitching a clinical trial on the impact of the drug on people with post-traumatic stress disorder After developing post-traumatic stress disorder during his second deployment in Afghanistan in 2007, Canadian army veteran Fabian Henry tried numerous anti-depressants to quell his suicidal thoughts and violent rages. For three years, he was on as many as nine pills a day. But only one drug worked for him: marijuana.

Canada: Grit MP: Tories Blowing Smoke

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 08:00
Winnipeg Sun, 21 Nov 2014 - OTTAWA - The Conservative government is "going around scaring people to death" with "panicky" and politically motivated anti-marijuana commercials, Liberal MP Hedy Fry told the Commons health committee Thursday. Health Minister Rona Ambrose replied that the TV ads are based on science and aren't partisan.