Israeli Scientists Create Medical Marijuana That Does Not Get You High

If this stuff is legit, you would have to say there could be far reaching and  massive changes to the medical marijuana industry

via Yahoo

Israeli scientists have cultivated a cannabis plant that doesn’t get people stoned in a development that may help those smoking marijuana for medical purposes, a newspaper said on Wednesday.

According to the Maariv daily, the new cannabis looks, smells and even tastes the same, but does not induce any of the feelings normally associated with smoking marijuana that are brought on by the substance THC, or

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Feds to SHUT DOWN Medical Marijuana Facilities in California

Having spent alot of time in California, I know this is shocking news to the many holders of medical marijuana cards. This also shows you that Federal Law trumps everything at the end of the day.

via Huff Post
In an escalation of the ongoing conflict between the U.S. government and the nation’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry, at least 16 pot shops or their landlords received letters this week stating they are violating federal drug laws, even though medical marijuana is legal in California. The state’s four U.S. attorneys were scheduled Friday to announce a broader coordinated crackdown.

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Scientist developing marijuana that does not get you high

I know some of you guys cant even fathom what is the purpose of highless marijuana but this lady below does not think every person with a ‘chronic’ disease wants to get sloshed.

Chapman University professor Keun-Hang Susan Yang is working to separate the intoxicating effects of marijuana from the medically beneficial ones. Register photo by Leonard Ortiz.


via The Orange County Register

New research shows that marijuana, long a symbol of tie-dyed inebriation, could one day become a respectable prescription drug with no intoxicating effects.

A Chapman University scientist reveals in two recent studies that nausea-reducing chemicals in marijuana can be separated from the chemicals that produce euphoria.

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[video] Soldiers arrested for ‘Medical Marijuana’ facility Break-in

These guys are still on active duty, I guess they needed some weed to smoke away the pain of potentially going to Afghanistan.

via KKTV

Three Fort Carson soldiers who were caught inside a business and accused of breaking into a medical marijuana dispensary in Colorado Springs were advised Monday of their charges from the Criminal Justice Center.

The soldiers were arrested just after 2 a.m. Saturday at the Rocky Road Remedies medical marijuana dispensary.

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Prop 19 Goes ‘Up in Smoke’

Okay people stop dreaming because if it didn’t pass in California then that means it is dead for the rest of the country forever. Sorry.
via Newser

Newser) – California voters rejected a cutting-edge measure that would have made it legal to grow, possess, and use up to an ounce of marijuana for recreational purposes. Prop. 19 was supported by young voters, the San Francisco Bay Area, state branches of the NAACP, and retired police chiefs, but slammed by both parties and law enforcement officials.

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Washington DC approves Medical Marijuana

I will not be making any Marijuana/Barry Obama jokes in this post, so don’t ask!
via Toke of the Town

The D.C. Council on Tuesday approved amendments to a medical marijuana law first passed in 1998 by 69 percent of District voters. Congress had blocked implementation of Initiative 59 for more than a decade, until it lifted its ban last year.

With Tuesday’s vote, the District of Columbia joins the 14 states across the country which already allow qualified patients to use medical marijuana without fear of arrest.

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New KFC Opens (Instead of Fried Chicken, They Sell Marijuana)

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Noah Galuten Fried chicken spot becomes weed dispensary, probably serves similar clientele.

I think a mash-up with half medical marijuana, half fried chicken spot is heaven on earth.

via LA Weekly

There has been an abandoned Kentucky Fried Chicken in Palms, slumping sadly these past few months on the corner of Exposition Blvd. and Hughes Ave. What, locals wondered, would replace it? A new burger joint? A Peruvian rotisserie chicken stand? It turns out that the KFC has been replaced by… a KFC. In this instance, though, the KFC stands for “Kind For Cures”, and while they do sell things that are edible, you can’t buy them, or even ask about them, without a prescription.

There have been marijuana dispensaries popping up all over Southern California of late, but this one is slightly different. Rather than tearing the whole thing down and starting from scratch, the proprietors of this alternative KFC decided to incorporate the design of the previous tenants. They have removed the official Kentucky Fried Chicken logo, but the rest of the building remains mostly intact.

So do they plan on selling hot biscuits with THC butter? Can you order your Pineapple Express by the bucket? Do they offer family meals? “No comment.” Hm. I suppose we’ll have to take that as a no.

Kind For Cures, 3516 Hughes Ave, Palms, (310) 836-5463

Attorney General Signals Shift in Medical Marijuana Policy

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via My Way News

WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Eric Holder signaled a change on medical marijuana policy Wednesday, saying federal agents will target marijuana distributors only when they violate both federal and state law.

That would be a departure from the Bush administration, which targeted medical marijuana dispensaries in California even if they complied with that state’s law.

“The policy is to go after those people who violate both federal and state law,” Holder said in a question-and-answer session with reporters at the Justice Department.

Medical marijuana advocates in California welcomed the news, but said they still worried about the pending cases of those already in court on drug charges.

California law permits the sale of marijuana for medical purposes, though it still is against federal law.

Holder did not spell out exactly who no longer would face the prospect of raids by the Drug Enforcement Administration. But he was quick to add that law enforcement officers will target anyone who tries to “use medical marijuana laws as a shield” for other illegal activity. Continue reading

BREAKING: NJ Votes to Approve Medical Marijuana

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via NJ.com

The state Senate voted today to legalize marijuana for medical use, despite warnings the drug would fall into the hands of recreational users instead of the chronically ill patients who suffer from debilitating symptoms.

The New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act targets patients suffering from a debilitating disease defined as cancer, glaucoma, HIV and AIDS, and other chronic illnesses that cause “wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, seizures and severe and persistent muscle spasms,” according to the bill.

“We are not talking about drug addicts and thrill-seekers — we are talking about desperately sick people in need of relief,” Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union), one of the bill’s sponsors, said before the vote.

In order to participate, patients would need a written recommendation from their doctor and approval from the state Department of Health and Senior Services, which would issue identification cards. Enrolled patients would be protected from criminal prosecution to possess up to six plants or one ounce of marijuana.

The state would also license “compassion centers” that would grow and distribute the plants, according to the bill.

“This is a vote of conscience,” Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) said. “My conscience tells me we should ease people’s pain and suffering, and give them hope. . .God knows they have suffered enough.” Continue reading

Medical Marijuana Smoke-a-thon Approved by City Council

 


via Santa Cruz Sentinel

SANTA CRUZ – Medical marijuana patients will once again be allowed to smoke dope in San Lorenzo Park this Saturday, after city leaders temporarily lifted a smoking ban to allow for a festival celebrating the medicinal herb.

The decision came after testimony from more than 20 patients who reasoned and pleaded with the Santa Cruz City Council to allow them to inhale their medication while partaking in Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana’s annual WAMMfest. Some accused council members of growing old and more conservative, while others said Santa Cruz was losing both its compassion and its weirdness.

“Do not Carmel-ize Santa Cruz,” said Valerie Corral, co-founder of WAMM.

The catch, however, is that the ban was not lifted for the entire park. Instead, those with a medical marijuana identification card only will be allowed to smoke inside a tent designated for that purpose. Continue reading

Marijuana Ingredients Show Promise In Battling Superbugs

Can somebody tell me when this plant we be legalized? It seems like enough evidence has come out to support making it a legal drug for its medicinal purposes.

Substances in marijuana show promise for fighting deadly drug-resistant bacterial infections, including so-called "superbugs," without causing the drug's mood-altering effects, scientists in Italy and the United Kingdom are reporting. (Credit: iStockphoto/Karin Lau)

via Science Daily

Substances in marijuana show promise for fighting deadly drug-resistant bacterial infections, including so-called “superbugs,” without causing the drug’s mood-altering effects, scientists in Italy and the United Kingdom are reporting.

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Second Largest US Physician Group OK’s Medical Marijuana

The second biggest physician group in the US has joined the growing chorus of agencies who have gone on record to endorse the use of medical marijuana. In addition they are also calling for a reclassification of the plant which is currently classified as a Type 1 drug, putting it in the family of heroin and LSD.

Type 1 drugs technically have “no accepted medical use and being unsafe for use even under medical supervision,” which doesn’t technically apply to marijuana since it is being used under medical supervision in California. There is apparently resounding scientific proof of its medical use. To circumvent the argument that smoking of the plant causes lung cancer, in their appeal to the American Medical Association proponents are proposing that marijuana be used through a vaporization process, eliminating the threat of cancer. Medically it is believed that cannabis helps curb the effects of AIDS, cancer and other ailment treatments which is normally vomiting, wasting and nausea. It also relieves pain.

University Teaches How To Grow Weed

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No! This is not another April Fools post.
It seems that across the country in Oakland, Ca there are Universities that are teaching students over a two day period, how to grow and maintain marijuana. The class seems to be a reaction to marijuana being legalized in California for medicinal use.

For $200 and the cost of two required textbooks, students learn how to cultivate and cook with cannabis, study which strains of pot are best for certain ailments, and are instructed in the legalities of a business that is against the law in the eyes of the federal government.

The only prerequisite for the course is a Politics/Legal Issues 101 class.

My basic idea is to try to professionalize the industry and have it taken seriously as a real industry, just like beer and distilling hard alcohol,” said Richard Lee, 45, an activist and pot-dispensary owner who founded the school in a downtown storefront last fall.

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Ex- Cop Teaches “How Not To Get Busted”

weed-cop.jpg Ex-narcotic officer Barry Cooper  has been making a lot of noise in the Dallas area stemming from his dvd called Never Get Busted Again.weed-cop-4.jpg  

Being an officer  involved in 800 drug busts, he realized that many of his arrests were people who were basically law-abiding citizens outside of the pot they were smoking. This changed his outlook on drug legalization and he quit his job as an narcotic officer. He then created the series Never Busted Again to help those caught in a traffic stops..

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Doc’s Say Okay 2 Puff Puff

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Source: The Chronic Corner 

One of the top associations of doctors have stated that they are fully supporting the use of medical marijuana. Believing that it is very beneficial to those effected with AIDS wasting syndrome, glaucoma, and easing side effects from cancer.

   Though the use of medical marijuana is not a new issue, being co-signed by the American College Of Physicians some feel is a major step in the way of de-criminalizing medical marijuana. And for my recreational smokers this is not a sign for you to start lighting up in the local park unless you are prepared(Akon voice) to get locked up.

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