Tag: marijuana

TheJointBlog.com’s Weekly Cannabis Podcast – October 11th, 2015

Welcome to TheJointBlog.com’s Weekly Cannabis Podcast! Today’s episode features an interview with Karen Paull, who has directed, produced, written and starred in over 30 plays and musicals, and Wendy Robbins, co-inventor of The Tingler head massager who is also an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker. Together, the two run The Marijuana Show, the first-ever reality …

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New Side-Effect of Washington’s Marijuana Law: Youth Possession Now a Felony

By Associated Press A prosecutor in southeastern Washington has charged three teens with felonies for marijuana possession, saying a new law demands the higher level of offense. The Lewiston Tribune in Idaho reports (http://goo.gl/g8Xhpl) three teens ages 14, 15 and 17 have been charged in nearby Asotin County, Wash., with felonies that could net them …

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New Study Counters Cannabis “Gateway” Theory

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay Marijuana may not be the “gateway drug” some believe it to be, a new study contends. Instead, teens smoke pot for very specific reasons, and it is those reasons that appear to prompt their decision to try other drugs, researchers report. For example, kids who use marijuana because they are bored …

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Bipartisan Federal Bill to Reschedule Cannabis Introduced

Representatives Morgan Griffitth (R-Virginia) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) filed federal legislation this week that would reschedule cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD). Specifically, the Compassionate Access Act would “reschedule marijuana from its current position as a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act, which asserts the drug has no medical use and limits the ability of …

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Initiative to Decriminalize Cannabis on April 7th Ballot in Wichita, Kansas

An initiative to decriminalize the possession of over an ounce of cannabis is up for a public vote next week on Tuesday, April 7th, in Wichita, Kansas’ largest city. If approved into law, the initiative would decriminalize the possession of up to 32 grams of cannabis for those 21 and older, making it a simple …

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New Metastudy Finds Evidence that Cannabis is a Safe, Effective Treatment for Chronic Pain

A new metastudy of numerous randomized controlled trials has found that cannabis is a safe, effective treatment for chronic pain. The study was published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, and was published online Monday by the National Institute of Health. The study, conducted by researchers at Pharmacology Dalhousie University‘s Departments of Anesthesiology in Canada, …

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TheJointBlog.com’s Election Podcast

Welcome to TheJointBlog.com’s 2014 election podcast, featuring an interview with Allen St. Pierre, the Executive Director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)   November 2nd, 2014:

Neuropsychopharmacology Journal Publishes Study Showing Cannabinoids Can Treat PTSD

A new study e-published ahead of print by Neuropsychopharmacology, the official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, has determined that cannabinoids can help treat, or even prevent, the effects of PTSD. Scientists from the Department of Psychology of the University of Haifa in Israel examined rat models suffering from shock-induced PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). …

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New National Survey: 69% of Voters More Likely to Vote if Cannabis Legalization is on the Ballot

Results of the newest George Washington University Battleground Poll, released this week, have found voters are much more likely to turn out at the polls if cannabis legalization is on the ballot. From March 16th to March 20th, pollsters surveyed 1,000 registered, likely voters across the U.S. from every demographic. Participants were asked a variety …

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Maryland Proposal to Legalize Medical Cannabis Garners 61 Sponsors, Public Hearing Held

Advocates of medical cannabis gave tearful testimonies on Friday before the Maryland House Health and Government Operations Committee, in an effort to encourage lawmakers to support House Bill 1321. The measure, sponsored by 61 Delegates (43% of Maryland’s entire House), would legalize medical cannabis for patients suffering from ailments including cancer, PTSD, seizures and chronic …

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