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 …

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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 …

Lawmakers eye THC content of state’s industrial hemp

For Immediate Release May 3, 2017 Lawmakers eye THC content of state’s industrial hemp FRANKFORT—Industrial hemp legally grown in Kentucky is not considered marijuana. It has only a fraction of THC—or tetrahydrocannabinol, a psychoactive compound—found in marijuana. And state regulators aim to keep it that way. Around 100 pounds of industrial hemp grown under Kentucky’s …

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, …

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 …

“You can’t put the genie back into the bottle”

    (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)Patrick McGreevyPatrick McGreevyContact Reporter Warned of a possible federal crackdown on marijuana, California elected officials and cannabis industry leaders said Friday they were preparing for a potential showdown in the courts and Congress to protect the legalization measure approved by state voters in November. The flashpoint that …

Time 4 Hemp Presents: Cannabinoid Profiles: A Crash Course

The Time4Hemp Network has set up a very educational and informative series which they are calling the “Cannabinoid Profiles Series”. Anyone who needs or wants to review a course in Cannabinoids should start here!   Cannabinoid Profile: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)   The LINKS for the series is below: Cannabinoid Profiles Series 1. Meet Your CB Receptors …

Testimony from Dr. Robert Melamede on Cannabis

  Robert Melamede December 19 at 8:17pm · December 17, 2016 To whom it may concern, I am providing this testimony in support of Dragan Alargic. Unfortunately, this testimonial is necessary because world governments have been slow to learn modern science and adjust laws accordingly. To begin with, global cannabis prohibition is based on the …

What is the DEA up to now? What are they doing to our CBD?

When the news hit the fans today concerning the DEA's "new rule" on the sale of CBD remedies and other products everybody jumped up and said "WHAT?", or at least I did! I had been so wrapped up in the Kratom issue lately I hadn't even been thinking about CBD's.  Low and behold, I thought, …

Legalize marijuana for the state’s sake

Editorial Board In 1996 California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana. Since then 28 more states have approved the drug for medical use, with another eight, including California, allowing adults to use the drug recreationally. Unfortunately, Kentucky has been slow to adapt, despite the many benefits legalizing the drug would provide. Back in …

Health care refugees: Medical marijuana and new hope

By Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical CorrespondentVideo produced by John Bonifield, CNN Updated 12:16 PM ET, Mon November 28, 2016   This is the second part of a series on health care refugees. Read the first part here. (CNN)Rich and Kim Muszynski know when their 5-year-old daughter, Abby, is about to have a grand mal …

First new hemp strain bred for US farmers

By: Chris Conrad A new industrial hemp cultivar has passed the THC hemp trials managed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the first hemp seed variety bred for the US to pass a Department of Agriculture hemp trial in any state. Thomas Jefferson was a jealous hempseed breeder who allegedly brought Chinese seeds in from …

Leukaemia and Cannabis Oil: The Story of the Late Ronnie Smith

    Above:  right to left Brian McCullough, Cher Ford McCullough, Richard Rawlings, Heidi Drake and Ronnie Smith aka Roland A Duby, taken at Reefer Rumble in Cincinnati circa 2001   One of the all-stars of the cannabis counter culture, Ronnie Lee Smith ranks right up there with Rick Simpson, Jack Herer, and many others. …

Michigan State crime lab accused of falsifying marijuana tests to support bogus felony charges

Written By Emily Gray Brosious Posted: 10/30/2015, 12:40pm Crime lab accused of helping prosecutors unlawfully slap medical marijuana patients with felony possession charges An attorney is accusing Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division crime labs of falsifying marijuana lab reports under a new lab policy that allows prosecutors to charge medical cannabis users with felonies …

Pot Shrinks Tumors – US Government Has Know Since 1974… Nixon Classified The Study Immediatly

By TNM News on September 4, 2015 Featured, Latest Headlines, News Feed, Politics, Science President Nixon was in need of more funding for the war on drugs, so he set up a study hopefully finding that THC caused cancer. Instead, the findings were exactly the opposite, they found that cannabis if ingested in concentrated edible …

HB161 Florida house of representatives attempt to set the stage for the governance of dui while using marijuana

September 20, 2015 Sheree Krider On Monday, September 14, FLORIDA State Representative David Kerner, a Democrat, Filed HB161 which attempts to set a standard for measuring (via blood test) Marijuana intoxication.  It sets the "limit" of 5 nanograms per milliliter of blood. Anyone with a blood test showing THC level that is above 5 nanograms …

Monsanto Creates First Genetically Modified Strain of Marijuana

April 9th, 2015 | by Bob Flanagan     St-Louis, MO | Monsanto, the multi-billion agribusiness giant, has announced today it has patented the first genetically modified strain of marijuana. The news that has been welcomed by scientists and leaders of the agriculture business alike as a move forward towards the industrial use of marijuana …

Quality-Testing Legal Marijuana: Strong But Not Always Clean

March 24, 201511:22 AM ET Poncie Rutsch   Recreational marijuana has been legalized in four states, but that doesn't mean it's a tested consumer product. Some of those potent buds are covered in fungus while others contain traces of butane, according to an analysis of marijuana in Colorado. Last May, after people began getting sick …

Surgeon General Says Yes to Science, Admits Weed Has Medical Benefits

Vivek Murthy says marijuana is ‘helpful’ for certain medical conditions. Could this be the tide-turner for legalization? Surgeon General Vivek Murthy believes in science. As he answered questions Wednesday about the measles outbreak that is turning into the year’s first public health emergency, the 37-year-old doctor assured Americans that vaccines are safe and that government …

Op-Ed Cannabis crazy: It doesn’t just describe the move to legalize weed. It could happen to you.

    By Susan Shapiro An author who had 'an extreme addiction' to marijuana asks society to consider: Is the high worth the lows? In 2014, our country went cannabis crazy, bringing to 18 the number of states decriminalizing pot. Colorado opened boutiques selling “mountain high suckers” in grape and butterscotch flavors and posted signs …

Pot growers’ new quest: U.S. patent protection for cannabis seeds

Published: Dec 24, 2014, 5:05 pm Comments (12) By Jason Blevins, The Denver Post Ben Holmes gently lowers the turntable needle onto the album, and Traffic’s “Medicated Goo,” begins to play. Steve Winwood’s wistful tenor sweeps through the Centennial Seeds laboratory: “My own homegrown recipe’ll see you through.” “Everyone stole from Stevie Winwood,” Holmes says, …

Marijuana Industry Sets Its Sights On The Mainstream

      Marijuana is growing up. As Colorado and Washington’s recreational marijuana industries blossom and new markets in Oregon and Alaska begin to take shape, so-called ganjapreneurs are looking for ways to take cannabis mainstream. Before long, they hope, marijuana products will be as widely available as alcohol -- and just as socially acceptable. …

Marijuana compound may slow, halt progression of Alzheimer’s

Neuroscientists found that extremely low doses of a compound found in marijuana may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. A study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease reported that neuroscientists using a cellular model of Alzheimer's found low doses of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) reduced the production of amyloid beta, and prevented abnormal accumulation, …

With Farm Bill in Rearview, Kentucky Strives to Revive Hemp Industry

August 1, 2014 By Josh Long 1 Comment Posted in News, Cannabis, Regulatory Issues, Government, American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Editor’s Note:This story is the fifth part in a series of articles and video documentaries that surveys the state of the legal marijuana and hemp industries.To read the previous article on hemp and marijuana executives …

A Beginner’s Guide to Hemp Oil, the Cannabis Product That’s Legal Right Now

    By Hannah Sentenac Thu., May 29 2014 at 7:00 AM With medical marijuana on everyone's lips (in more ways than one), people are buzzing about weed, hemp, cannabis, THC, CBD, and all kinds of other related terms that you might or might not understand. It's OK -- this is confusing stuff. Leave it …

Study says THC could play an important role in how we process negative emotions

Research suggests marijuana could play an important, beneficial role in how humans experience emotions and mood. By Kristen Gwynne August 21, 2013 3:48 PM ET It's no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people's faces, but research suggests that the drug's positive effects go beyond just getting high. A 2012 study published …

Israelis develop ‘cannabis without the high’

Israelis develop 'cannabis without the high'     May 30, 2012 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, …