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A $10M Fight in the Sunshine State: Q&A With John Morgan on Florida MMJ Legalization
John Morgan has been, by his own description, a one-man band for medical marijuana in Florida over the past four years, having bankrolled two separate campaigns to legalize MMJ in the state.
The first, in 2014, fell just short of the 60 percent threshold it needed at the ballot box to become law.
At least part of that was due to casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who put several million dollars of his own money into fighting MMJ legalization in Florida.
This time around, Morgan and his campaign, United for Care, are again facing the possibility of going up against some well-f....
The Drug Enforcement Agency DEA has given approval to a study examining the benefits of cannabis in treating post traumatic stress disorder PTSD.
According to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies MAPS, who will be conducting the study, the DEA has given them approval to purchase whole-plant cannabis from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the only federal agency that can distribute cannabis for research purposes. Now that MAPS has this approval, theyll now begin the process of recruiting and enrolling study participants.
The contract with the state o....
Study: Cannabinoids Limit Neuroblastoma Cancer Cells
Both THC tetrahydrocannabinol and CBD cannabidiol limit neuroblastoma cell proliferation, according to a new study published in the journal Current Oncology, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. Neuroblastoma is an aggressive cancer often found in the small glands on top of the kidneys, though it can also develop in the chest, pelvis, neck, stomach, and bones. Children ages five and younger are most commonly affected.
For the study researchers found that although both THC and CBD helped fight off neuroblastoma cells, CBD was more effective in doing....
Louisiana Lawmakers To Hold Hearing On Medical Marijuana Bill Tomorrow
The Louisiana House Health and Welfare Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday morning on a bill that would establish a workable medical marijuana program that allows patients with serious illnesses to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it.
Several local patients and advocates will be attending the hearing to express their support for the measure.
The Therapeutic Use of Cannabis Act HB 1112, introduced by Rep. Ted James D-Baton Rouge, would allow Louisiana residents with qualifying medical conditions to access medical marijuana from a limited n....
Clarkston May Be The First City In Georgia To Decriminalize Marijuana
There are a lot of municipalities looking into decriminalizing marijuana possession. It would be nice if they were pursuing full legalization, but in a lot parts of America, decriminalization is the logical first step towards reforming marijuana laws. State victories may be unattainable right now for various reasons in certain parts of the country, but local decriminalization is achievable. One city in Georgia is trying to be the first to decriminalize marijuana possession in the state. Per Atlanta Journal Constitution:
The city of Clarkston is pressing ahead with a vote a....
Cannabinoids. So many cannabinoids. Everyone of them has their own characteristics, and more are likely to be discovered. As far as I know, there are at least 111 known cannabinoids fact check please, let me know if there are more. A lot of them are unknown. The first cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol was discovered in 1964 at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam and his colleagues, Dr. Yehiel Gaoni and Dr. Haviv Edery.
Research has been limited for the cannabis plant since that time, so a lot has yet to be discovered as to the trai....
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