This has left it up to researchers and drug experts to evaluate which drugs are truly the most dangerous. A 2010 study published in The Lancet, led by drug expert David Nutt, evaluated the use of 20 drugs in the UK, putting alcohol at the top of its harms rankings and hallucinogens at the bottom.
It’s certainly not because... more →
Dr. Andrea Hohmann and her colleagues at Indiana University tested this strategy and found that, unlike 9-THC, repeated dosing with the cannabinoid CB2 agonist AM1710 suppresses chemotherapy-induced pain in mice without producing tolerance, physical withdrawal, motor dysfunction, or hypothermia.
Moreover, the therapeutic effects... more →
Cook County Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy issued an order preventing the Illinois Department of Agriculture from granting the license to Cresco Labs LLC while she considered the merits of the suit. A competitor, Chicago-based PM Rx LLC, filed the first lawsuit against the state over medical marijuana, saying it should have... more →
Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia allow the use of marijuana for medical use. Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Colorado and the District of Columbia allow recreational use as well.
Last month, D.C. joined 23 states in making marijuana legal in some form. New York legalized medical marijuana last year. A marijuana entrepreneur... more →
The medical cannabis bill was sent through to a third Senate reading Tuesday night by a narrow 16-13 vote. The bill reading generated some heated debate on both sides. The bill would allow for people in Utah with qualifying illnesses to be able to use medical cannabis in edible or liquid form, and establish licensed dispensaries... more →
Police discovered over 1,000 marijuana plants at the former Fatty McGee’s Barat 4846 East State in Rockford early Thursday.
A local business reported a burglary in progress after witnessing someone removing large bags from the basement according to Deputy Chief David Hopkins of the Rockford Police Department.According to police,... more →
“I deal in facts,” said Fairbanks, a member of the DEA marijuana eradication team in the state, talking about his experience with pot growing on public lands. “I deal in science. Personally, I have seen entire mountainsides subjected to pesticides, harmful chemicals, deforestation, and erosion. The ramifications... more →
Boris Ziger, CEO of Matica Enterprises Inc., said the stock market went “absolutely crazy” in the spring of 2014 as various companies began branding themselves as pot producers in hopes of cashing in on what was really “irrational exuberance you hear about in business school.”
He added that the short-lived days of unbridled... more →
Minardi successfully defended a 50-year-old Fort Lauderdale man who grew and used marijuana for medicinal purposes.It’s the first time in Florida the “medical necessity” defense was used in a jury trial.This defense was established by the courts back in 1991, but up until now it was only argued in bench trials.
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If the bill passes, the state’s wildlife may “cultivate a taste” for the plant, lose their fear of humans, and basically be high all the time. That’s according to testimony presented to a Utah Senate panel last week by an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
“I deal in science. I deal... more →