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Raw-Story.com-Long-pending lawsuit could open floodgates for medical marijuana research

A key linchpin in America’s drug war establishment could soon be pulled, if medical marijuana advocates are successful before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia this week. For the first time in more than 20 years, the court will launch headlong into a serious challenge of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) …

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KGW.com – Portland anti-marijuana billboards taken down

PORTLAND — Anti-marijuana billboards have been removed after complaints from medical pot patients in Portland. A car accident 14 years ago left Cyn Sativa in a lot of pain. She now self medicates with medical marijuana regularly. “It helps it so I can tolerate it,” said Sativa. “It helps so I can do things that …

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Colorado: Durango puts medical marijuana licenses on hold

Colorado – The Durango City Council has put a 60-day hold on new business licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries and production facilities. The council approved the moratorium last week to give the city time to deal with regulatory issues that have risen over the last three years. According to the Durango Herald, city officials are …

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Marijuana Compound Treats Schizophrenia Efficiently

A new study indicates that cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in marijuana, is much more efficient at treating schizophrenia than regular antipsychotics, and does so with fewer side-effects. A preliminary clinical trial confirmed the discovery. The trial included 39 schizophrenia patients who had been committed to mental facilities following a psychotic episode. The work was …

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Obama’s next battleground, Colorado

Will Obama’s dream of a second term go up in smoke because of Marijuana? DENVER (Reuters) – Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama hasn’t exactly been a friend to marijuana users. (see yes we cannabis) Sure, he has acknowledged smoking pot as a young man, but he has disappointed marijuana advocates by opposing its legalization, regulation …

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Marijuana Compound May Fight Lung Cancer

HealthDay News – While smoking marijuana is never good for the lungs, the active ingredient in pot may help fight lung cancer, new research shows. Harvard University researchers have found that, in both laboratory and mouse studies, delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cuts tumor growth in half in common lung cancer while impeding the cancer’s ability to spread. …

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Family Uses Medical Marijuana to Treat Son’s Cancer

Montana  –  A Montana family is using medical marijuana to save their son’s life. Cash is three years old and he’s considered the youngest medical marijuana patient in Montana history. He’s doing okay after two bouts with brain cancer. The toddler takes Hydrocortisone along with Cannabis oil twice a day. His parents say they’re not …

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Colorado: Denied housing because of Medical Marijuana Card

Medical marijuana stops medical marijuana patient’s rental plans Complex denied user an apartment based on pot use Leave it to the people at Minnequa Shores apartment complex in Pueblo Colorado to have NO compassion for a medical marijuana patient. Is this a sign of the times? We should all be embarressed and sickened at this …

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SmokeOut for Safe Access: Cypress Hill, Kottonmouth Kings Rally for Medical Marijuana

Cypress Hill, Tommy Chong, Kottonmouth Kings and about 200 other medical marijuana supporters rallied together in downtown Los Angeles Thursday for the “Cypress Hill SmokeOut for Safe Access,” a protest march of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s closures and proposed ban of local dispensaries. Walking from City Hall to the Federal Building a few blocks away, …

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Alabama: Medical marijuana bill undergoing changes to strengthen accountability

Supporters of a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Alabama are tweaking the legislation to make it more palatable to lawmakers. The changes may not be enough to address local law enforcement concerns, however. Rep. K.L. Brown, R-Jacksonville, filed a bill this legislative session to legalize marijuana for medicinal uses only. The Alabama Medical Marijuana …

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