• Barbara Lee And Medical Marijuana: Oakland Congresswoman Fights Crackdown

    Barbara Lee And Medical Marijuana: Oakland Congresswoman Fights Crackdown

    Last week was one of the the darkest for the medical marijuana movement, with the federal Justice Department picking two of San Francisco’s best-known and best-behaving licensed medical cannabis dispensaries for closure. This came mere weeks after U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag moved to close Harborside Health Center — the nation’s biggest pot club and Oakland’s second-biggest taxpayer. Could things
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  • Omega Laboratories Announces Synthetic Marijuana and Bath Salts Drugs of Abuse Testing Utilizing Oral Fluid

    Omega Laboratories Announces Synthetic Marijuana and Bath Salts Drugs of Abuse Testing Utilizing Oral Fluid

    MOGADORE, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Omega Laboratories, Inc. announced today that it now offers testing for Synthetic Marijuana (Spice, K2, Blaze) and Bath Salts through oral fluid analysis. As most standard drug tests typically do not detect the use of Synthetic Marijuana and Bath Salts, Omega joins the ranks of a
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  • Medical marijuana operators don’t fear possible shut down

    Medical marijuana operators don’t fear possible shut down

    PHOENIX (CBS5) – The legal battle over medical marijuana in Arizona is heating up again. Just a day after Arizona’s Department of Health Services selected nearly 100 dispensaries around the state, a dark cloud hovers over the program. Additional court challenges are expected which could delay, or even stop the dispensaries from opening for business. In
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  • Med marijuana measure expands Health Dept. duties

    Med marijuana measure expands Health Dept. duties

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A proposal to allow North Dakotans to use marijuana as medicine puts the Health Department in charge of vetting the business plans of dispensaries, checking home pot gardens and reviewing the drug’s labeling and potency. The citizen initiative gives doctors the option of deciding whether to prescribe marijuana as a remedy for pain and
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  • Heavy teenage cannabis use linked with anxiety disorders

    Heavy teenage cannabis use linked with anxiety disorders

    Teenagers who smoke cannabis weekly or more are twice as likely as non-users to have an anxiety disorder in their late 20s, even if they stop using, a study of 2000 Victorian teenagers has found. Those who used frequently in their teens and continued to use on a daily basis at the age of 29
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  • CanCHEW Bio-Technologies, a Medical Marijuana Inc. Product, Dr. George Anastassov Appeared on Small Cap Voice Internet Radio Program To Discuss The CanCHEW Advantage

    CanCHEW Bio-Technologies, a Medical Marijuana Inc. Product, Dr. George Anastassov Appeared on Small Cap Voice Internet Radio Program To Discuss The CanCHEW Advantage

    SAN DIEGO, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Medical Marijuana Inc. MJNA +29.47% a leading hemp industry innovator, is pleased to announce that Company Director of CanChew Biotechnologies Inc. Dr George E. Anastassov has recently appeared on Small Cap Voice’s internet radio network. Dr. Anastassov Interview Archived The interview, conducted by Small Cap Voice internet radio host,
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  • More Charged Following Cannabis Factory Find

    More Charged Following Cannabis Factory Find

    A further eight people have been charged with possession with intent to supply, money laundering, possession of class A, B and C drugs and production of cannabis following a 10 month investigation in to suspected drug crime in Highbridge, Burnham, Bridgwater and the wider Sedgemoor area. The eight, who were charged last week, will attend
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  • CARLISLE CANNABIS USER SPENDS £100 A DAY ON DRUG, COURT TOLD

    CARLISLE CANNABIS USER SPENDS £100 A DAY ON DRUG, COURT TOLD

    A man who claimed to have started smoking cannabis when he was just eight years old has told a court he now spends up to £100 a day on the drug. Until now Lee Maddison, 27, has insisted that, despite mental problems that could have been caused by it, cannabis wasn’t doing him any harm
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  • Police Beat: Man arrested in cannabis case

    Police Beat: Man arrested in cannabis case

    Freeport police on Monday, Aug. 6, arrested Mohammed Al-Saidi, 42, of Freeport for allegedly selling synthetic cannabis out of his tobacco business. The defendant was apprehended on two felony warrants charging him with delivery of a controlled substance (synthetic cannabis). He has been assigned a bond of $100,000 total. Freeport Deputy Police Chief Jeff Davis
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  • Cannabis as Painkiller

    Cannabis as Painkiller

    Cannabis-based medications have been demonstrated to relieve pain. Cannabis medications can be used in patients whose symptoms are not adequately alleviated by conventional treatment. The indications are muscle spasms, nausea and vomiting as a result of chemotherapy, loss of appetite in HIV/Aids, and neuropathic pain. This is the conclusion drawn by Franjo Grotenhermen and Kirsten
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  • Cannabis Science Inc. : Cannabis Sciences Reports on introduction of H.Res. 6187

    Cannabis Science Inc. : Cannabis Sciences Reports on introduction of H.Res. 6187

    Cannabis Sciences Reports on introduction of H.Res. 6187 Initiative by Reps. Himes, Lee Requests $100 million to Establish AIDS Cure Research Program August 6, 2012 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Cannabis Science Inc., (CBIS). The executive staff of Cannabis Science are analyzing the near term implications of House Resolution 6187, introduced by Rep. James Himes (D-CT)
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  • Performance enhancing dope: Should sport ban cannabis?

    Performance enhancing dope: Should sport ban cannabis?

    LONDON (Reuters) – The expulsion of an American judo player from the London 2012 Olympic Games on Monday after he tested positive for marijuana prompted scientists to question the sense behind the drug’s inclusion on the World Anti Doping Agency’s (WADA) banned list. Few experts think marijuana, or cannabis – whether it’s eaten or smoked
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  • Olympic Ouster Brings Marijuana Issue To Forefront

    Olympic Ouster Brings Marijuana Issue To Forefront

    By Eric Prisbell, USA Today  Source: USA Today USA — American wrestler Stephany Lee, who missed the Olympics because she tested positive for marijuana, was at home in Colorado Springs when she heard that judoka Nicholas Delpopolo had been thrown out of the London Games after failing a drug test he blamed on inadvertently eating food
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  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee Sponsors Legislation

    Congresswoman Barbara Lee Sponsors Legislation

    California Rep. Barbara Lee won’t be spooked by the Justice Department’s aggressive curtailing of medical marijuana dispensaries in her own backyard. Lee, a top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, introduced the States’ Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act in Congress this week, which she says would curb the Obama Administration’s efforts to intimidate state
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  • Marijuana Eradication is Down But Seizures are Up

    Marijuana Eradication is Down But Seizures are Up

    USA — Federal data shows the number of live marijuana plants eradicated in outdoor and indoor grow operations has dropped in most states over the past three years, while the amount of bulk processed marijuana seized has doubled in that time. And authorities can’t pinpoint exact reasons. One thing is known: California, which provides the
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  • 10 Colorado Pot Dispensaries Ordered To Shut Down

    10 Colorado Pot Dispensaries Ordered To Shut Down

    Colorado — On Friday, U.S. Attorney John Walsh’s office issued letters to the owners of 10 medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado that are within 1,000 feet of schools notifying them that they have 45 days to shut down, move their business or face federal enforcement action. According to 7News, the 10 shops that got the
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