chef69. It will be legal in PA. in 6 months the law will pass for medical marajuana ,, then other states will follow. Troll Hunter, PhD. It's not legal in Maryland, dolt! You and your people are so fried you don't even know the law. Under 10 grams is a ... [...]
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With its widespread usage and support, research into the drug has never been so critical
by Lauren McCauley
Government bias and schizophrenic marijuana policy in the U.S. are stifling research into its medical uses, charges a new paper published Tuesday by researchers with the Brookings Institution, which in turn could heighten public policy and health risks as more and more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana usage.
While information about the possible benefits and harms of the drug has never been so critical, “the U.S. government has held back the medical community’s ability to conduct the type of research that the scientific community considers the experimental gold standard in guiding medical practice,” argue (pdf) Brookings fellow John Hudak and senior research assistant Grace Wallack, both with the Washington D.C. think tank’s Center for Effective Public Management.
“Of all the controlled substances that the federal government regulates, cannabis is treated in a unique manner in ways that specifically impede research,” continue Hudak and Wallack. “Statutory, regulatory, bureaucratic, and cultural barriers have paralyzed science and threatened the integrity of research freedom in this area.”
The report credits President Obama with introducing some reforms but it argues that marijuana policy as it stands “is inconsistent and often contradictory,” and thus deters important scientific study.
“Of all the controlled substances that the federal government regulates, cannabis is treated in a unique manner in ways that specifically impede research.”
The report looks at various proposals to overcoming the stigma of marijuana research and argues that moving the drug from a Schedule I to Schedule II classification—a move long-sought by drug reform advocates—would be a notable starting point as rescheduling would designate cannabis as possibly having “accepted medical use.”
Such a move “would signal to the medical community that FDA and NIH are ready to take medical marijuana research seriously, and help overcome a government-sponsored chilling effect on research that manifests in direct and indirect ways,” Hudak and Wallack write.
Other roadblocks cited include the current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)-mandate that marijuana for research comes only from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which contracts exclusively with the University of Mississippi.
Also, the paper calls on relevant government agencies—including the DEA, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the IRS, and the National Institute of Health (NIH)—to clarify the many “legal gray areas” surrounding cannabis.
Public support for marijuana use is at its highest level, according to a Gallup survey released Wednesday, with 58 percent of the population backing full legalization.
What’s more, a study of National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism statistics also released Wednesday [...]
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If so-called "medical" marajuana is so "beneficial", why don't they distill the medically helpful elements out and make it i npill form, or a liquid medicine? I understand the claim that users make that the medical pot "helps" them, but is it REALLY ... [...]
If you’re looking for the latest advances in medical cannabis, then you need to know about CBD rich strains. CBD is short for Cannabidiol. It is one of the many cannabinoids that make up the medicine's active healing properties. In order to qualify as "CBD Rich", the product must have more than 4% CBD. Research has identified CBD as the main ingredient responsible for inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. In addition, CBD shrinks tumors and inflammation. CBD is also good for reducing pain and helps with insomnia. It has significant analgesic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties and helps in the reduction in anxiety and stress.
All strains that are CBD Rich, have a lower THC content. THC is the ingredient that makes one feel "high" or "stoned". CBD acts to mitigate the "high" of the THC. For this reason, most recreational strains have been bred to reduce the CBD content. As science delves deeper into the therapeutic properties of cannabis, CBD is proving to be the most significant player in the art of healing. Many of our members have requested CBD rich products. In response, we have searched far and wide for the best strains.
Information on CBD can be found at: www.projectCBD.org
This is our latest and greatest strain. Valentine X, or Valentine as we call it, has the highest ratio of CBD:THC that we have found. 25:1 CBD:THC.
St. Valentine is the patron Saint of epilepsy. Hence, the strain medicine also has the good energy of Saint Valentine and is particularly good for seizure disorders. It is also useful in treating cancer, nerve disorders, pain, insomnia, asthma and inflammation related disorders.
Valentine is a 50/50 Sativa/Indica hybrid mix. It is a phenotype of ACDC and is closely related. We have run lab tests to see if it was actually different than ACDC, and the terpene print is different, but fairly close.
ACDC ~ The ultimate CBD medicinepot-of-gold2
This strain was recently developed from a cross of Canna Tonic and Ruderalis parents. It is the ultimate super rich CBD medicine. It is a 50/50 sativa/indica hybrid. Its lab tests have a content of 19% CBD and .9% THC. This is extremely rare to have such high CBD combined with extremely low THC, making this strain virtually "THC Free".
ACDC has a fresh pine scent and the flowers have lots of sticky resin glands (trichomes). It is especially beneficial for cancer, shrinking tumors, inflammation, pain, and associated aliments. Because it has a very low THC value, it is good for people that have issues with anxiety, nerve tremors and paranoia. We have had great success with epilepsy, especially in children, showing immediate results. ACDC is very close to a strain called "Charlotte's Web" used for epilepsy. The high CBD, low THC also gives it anti-psychotic properties. It is very good for people that need to work, drive and function in the world, while providing great medicinal effects.
This CBD Rich strain is bred exclusively for its medicinal pro [...]
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