Marijuana’s effects on young brains diminish 72 hours after use, research says

By Mark Lieber, CNNUpdated 11:17 AM ET, Wed April 18, 2018 (CNN)Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that's why they call it "dope"?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic …

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Bill to legalize CBD oil in Indiana suddenly transformed into gun bill instead

Bob SegallPublished: Mar 10th, 2018 - 7:56am (EST)Updated: Mar 10th, 2018 - 2:16pm (EST)INDIANAPOLIS -- Few lawmakers expected the vote to be unanimous. But it was.In late January, the Indiana House of Representatives voted 93-0 to pass HB 1214, a bill that would legalize CBD oil for thousands of Hoosiers who say they desperately need …

Medical marijuana vote coming Tuesday

BY RONNIE ELLIS CNHI Kentucky FRANKFORT — The state House Judiciary Committee plans a vote Tuesday on authorizing the use of medical marijuana for treatment of chronic pain, side effects of chemotherapy and conditions like multiple sclerosis.The committee heard testimony Monday on House Bill 166, sponsored by Rep. John Sims, R-Flemingsburg, which would allow doctors …

Sally Oh was Live on Facebook: “Medical Cannabis, States’ Rights & the Civil War”

PLEASE TAKE 10 MINUTES TO LISTEN TO SALLY OH’S VIDEO!Above is the LINK to Sally Oh’s live video on Facebook explaining States Rights and the medical cannabis war.There is also an article at this LINK from the Tenth Amendment Center which explains States Rights.States Don’t Have to Comply: The Anti-Commandeering DoctrineLaws passed in pursuance of …

Maine becomes first state to protect marijuana use outside of work

AuthorValerie Bolden-Barrett PublishedFeb. 1, 2018Dive Brief:Beginning today, employers in Maine are prohibited from discriminating against employees based on their marijuana or marijuana byproduct use outside of work, attorneys at Littler Mendelson report. Maine's Labor Department also removed the drug from the list of substances for which employers may test applicants. The law prohibits employers from …

Family sues CPS workers who investigated after parents gave toddler CBD oil for seizures

Fatima Hussein,Shari Rudavsky and Kaitlin L Lange, IndyStar Published 2:33 p.m. ET Feb. 6, 2018 The parents of a 2-year-old girl are suing the Department of Child Services case workers who they said threatened to take away their child after they gave her cannabidiol oil to treat her epilepsy. Lelah Jerger, the child's mother, said …

Important Bills to watch in Kentucky

Every so often I post emails containing the Bills being worked on in Kentucky, from the Legislature.  I thought I would post a list for the Medical Marijuana and adult use Cannabis Bills, and a few other Bills of interest as well.  There are several hundred this year and there is no way anyone could …

Indiana House votes to allow Hoosier farmers to grow cannabis plants with low THC

The Indiana House voted unanimously Wednesday for a bill that would allow Hoosier farmers to grow industrial hemp — marijuana's low-THC cousin. Under Rep. Jim Lucas' House Bill 1137, acres of the green leafy plants could be intermingled with rows of corn across family farms in Indiana. Currently only researchers at institutions are allowed to …

Before session, local legislators filed bills on state employees, sports wagering, marijuana, ethics, disabled veterans

By Alfred Miller   Email the author | twitterState government is shrinking under Gov. Matt Bevin, and state Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, pre-filed a bill last month that aims to address that decrease.Over the past two years, the number of full-time executive branch jobs has dropped to 30,609 from 31,355, or 2.4 percent, according to the …

Meet Dan Canon, the House candidate who wants to cure the opioid crisis by legalising marijuana

Mr Canon isn't shying away from the controversial topic in his outsider House bidEmily Shugerman New York @eshugerman2 days ago50 commentsDan Canon, a candidate for the US House of Representatives in Indiana, has a simple solution for curing America’s opioid crisis: Legalise pot.“I think the criminalisation of marijuana is an anachronism,” Mr Canon told The …

CBD isolate plant to be built in west Kentucky

December 22, 2017Manda BargerCARLISLE COUNTY, KY- Plans have been made to build a plant to commercially process pharmaceutical grade Cannabidiol (CBD) isolate.Kings Royal Biotech of Kentucky partnered with an industrial hemp development company from China to build the facility.Organizers say the plant will process CBD isolate, which is a powder made from hemp. Advocates say …

Hammond mayor McDermott, and his dog, confront Indiana attorney general over CBD oil

Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, 317-637-9078Dec 14, 2017 Updated 40 min agoINDIANAPOLIS — Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is taking issue with Attorney General Curtis Hill's recent pronouncement that cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, is illegal to purchase in Indiana.The Democratic mayor on Wednesday accused the first-term Republican of "grandstanding" on the issue and "defying the …

Medical Marijuana For Children With Cancer Broadly Supported By Doctors

Tara Haelle , ContributorAn overwhelming majority of health care professionals who care for children with cancer would be willing to help those children get medical marijuana—though less enthusiastically if they happen to be among the providers who are actually eligible to provide it, found a new study.In a survey of pediatric oncology providers published in …

WHO Report Finds No Public Health Risks Or Abuse Potential For CBD

Janet Burns , Women@Forbes A World Health Organization (WHO) report has found no adverse health outcomes but rather several medical applications for cannabidiol, a.k.a. CBD, despite U.S. federal policy on this cannabinoid chemical.According to a preliminary WHO report published last month, naturally occurring CBD is safe and well tolerated in humans (and animals), and is …

Kentucky is already a marijuana state; we just have chosen the least effective way to manage that fact…

GUEST OP-ED: Time to rethink Kentucky’s marijuana laws David Adams/Guest Op-EdKentucky is already a marijuana state; we just have chosen the least effective way to manage that fact, causing incalculable harm and missing practically all the benefits of embracing a natural advantage at our fingertips.As our nation quickly approaches three dozen states with at least …

Hemp is ‘the next big thing’ in pain management as growth and research expand in Ky.

By Beth Warren Louisville Courier JournalTo some it seems taboo. But a nationally renowned pain doctor says a four-letter word can ease aches and anxiety without the risk of addiction: H-E-M-P."It's gonna be the next big thing," said Dr. James Patrick Murphy, a former president of the Greater Louisville Medical Society who treats patients in …

“…the riskiest pot is coming from the black market—which could be an argument for expanding legalization”

Marijuana: Why Dangerously Potent Pot Is Making People Lose Their Minds and MemoriesBy Jessica Firger On 10/19/17 at 4:44 PM High-potency pot is causing psychiatric issues, including addiction and memory problems. New strains of the recreational drug have higher levels of the active chemical and not enough of another compound that keeps the drug safe. …

The following can be called my rendition on the opioid/lack of Medical Marijuana/ crisis in Kentucky,

(…or whatever else you want to call it!)Any way that you look at it, none of it passes the “smell test”!From Robert Weber of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission came the following account of  a meeting of both the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare and Family Services, and the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory …

DECLARATION OF RIGHTS OF CANNABIS USERS

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and unalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a …

Gov. Bevin Launches ‘Message of Hope’ Campaign as part of Don’t Let Them Die Initiative

Commonwealth of KentuckyGovernor's OfficeFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Woody Maglinger502-564-2611Woody.Maglinger@ky.govGov. Bevin Launches 'Message of Hope' Campaign as part of Don't Let Them Die Initiative FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2017) - Governor Bevin’s office will begin placing painted rocks around Kentucky this afternoon in order to raise awareness for Kentucky's opioid epidemic and the “Don’t Let Them Die” …

This Pharmaceutical Company Wants To Prove Cannabis Destroys Cancer

Submitted by Marijuana News on Wed, 06/07/2017 - 08:25 CURE Pharmaceutical, a technologically-based drug delivery platform and its partner, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology will be conducting a clinical study to test whether cannabinoid compounds will reduce or eliminate cancerous cells.Can cannabis really make cancer disappear?Cannabis as a cancer treatment not only for it symptoms but …

Medical marijuana could cost big pharma $4 billion a year

Mike Adams, The Fresh ToastThis post originally appeared on The Fresh Toast.Once the federal government finally allows medical marijuana to become a legitimate part of the healthcare industry, Big Pharma could suffer the loss of billions of dollars, a new report finds.It seems the pharmaceutical trade has more than enough reasons to fear the legalization …

Hope for Hemp: Cave City family sees future in new crop

Hannah McCarthyin Feature Long Reads Story and photos by Hannah McCarthy Just 2 miles outside of downtown Cave City, Kentucky, the landscape quickly turns from old brick and mortar to farmhouses and dirt roads. Down one such dirt road, a 45-acre plot of land rests nestled between patches of trees, large stretches of wildflowers and tall …

Nevada’s new DUI marijuana testing is improvement but still poses concerns

  Ray Hagar, rhagar@rgj.com The state of Nevada is poised to mandate the use blood tests and eliminate urine tests in DUI convictions for marijuana. Although Washoe County already uses blood tests for pot, the state Senate this week gave the final vote of approval for the testing change for the entire state. Now, this …

TRUMP’S DHS CHIEF JUST FLIPPED! WHAT HE SAID ABOUT THE WAR ON DRUGS IS GAME-CHANGING!

  The Next News Network Published on Apr 18, 2017 MORE INFO: http://CannaSense.com | Email Jordan jpage@cannasense.com | Sub for more: http://nnn.is/the_new_media | Eliot Nelson for the Huffington Post reports, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said that marijuana “is not a factor in the drug war,” placing him at odds with a number of …

Abolish the Drug Czar’s Office!

04/14/2017   The Trump Administration is widely expected to pick Representative Tom Marino for Drug Czar. Representative Marino is a longtime, rabid drug warrior who has a consistent record of voting against marijuana law reform legislation -- a position that runs counter to that of the majority of voters and his own constituents. His appointment …

WV Senate committee passes medical marijuana bill

The West Virginia Senate’s Health and Human Resources Committee narrowly passed a bill Friday morning that would allow certain patients to be prescribed marijuana for medicinal purposes. The bill (SB386), called the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, now goes to the Senate Judiciary Committee. If it passes there, it would also have to pass a …

The Best Recipe for Maximizing the Medical Effects of Marijuana

CBD-only preparations lack the synergies available when marijuana's other cannabinoids and its terpenes are kept in the game.   By Phillip Smith / AlterNet March 22, 2017 CBD (cannabidiol) is getting a lot of attention these days as the medicinal cannabinoid in marijuana. CBD-only products are all the rage in the ever-expanding medical marijuana market, …

(in) Legislature Considering Indiana’s First Medicinal Cannabis Laws

Submitted by Marijuana News on Tue, 03/21/2017 - 08:30 This legislative session, a record 11 proposals addressed the use of cannabis. Most of them never got a hearing, but two are still moving through the legislature and could become Indiana’s first medical cannabis laws. Indiana is one of six states that have not passed any …

Clarification of the New Drug Code (7350) for Marijuana Extract

Note regarding this rule – In light of questions that the Drug Enforcement Administration has received from members of the public following the publication of the Final Rule establishing a new Controlled Substance Code Number (drug code) for marijuana extract, DEA makes the following clarification: The new drug code (7350) established in the Final Rule …