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Marijuana Memory Loss Tied to Cannabis Composition

When it comes to causing short-term memory loss, a new study finds that not all strains of marijuana are created equal. A study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, says it all depends upon the strain of cannabis someone smokes – the ratio of two chemicals in particular: Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and cannabidiol. Nature …

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Medical marijuana dispensaries baned in Grand Junction, Colorado

(KKCO) – In a 6-1 vote Monday night, the Grand Junction City Council approved a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries and all commercial sales of the drug within city limits. Mayor Teresa Coons cast the only vote against the ban. The six who voted for it — Gregg Palmer, Tom Kenyon, Bill Pitts, Bonnie Beckstein, …

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Cannabis-enhancing plant to be marketed worldwide as new drug

When consumed, kanna decreases anxiety, suppresses the appetite, causes euphoria and enhances the effects of other psychoactive herbs. South African Bushmen have been chewing kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) for hundreds of years to reduce stress, relieve hunger and elevate their moods. Now there are plans to market the exotic plant worldwide as a new over-the-counter drug, …

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George Michael in jail for possessing cannabis-Gets note from Paul McCartney

George Michael Reportedly Gets Note from Paul McCartney While In Jail NEW YORK (CBS) Sir Paul McCartney has reportedly sent George Michael a letter telling him to keep his head up while he’s in prison. According to British tabloid The Sun, the Beatles legend, 68, “empathized” with the Wham! star’s plight because of the 10 …

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California Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Thursday signed into law a bill that decriminalizes the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana. The bill reduces simple possession from a misdemeanor to an infraction. Currently, small-time pot possession is “semi-decriminalized” in California. There is no possible jail sentence and a maximum $100 fine. But because possession …

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Cannabis Less Toxic than Pharmaceutical drugs

Experts at the Health Centre within the McGill University of Canada have announced that smoked cannabis can be useful in reducing chronic neurological pain. The conclusion was reached by the McGill University after a study was conducted by researchers at the Health Centre. The research also found that cannabis had fewer side-effects, when compared to …

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Thousands Attend Marijuana Rally

By Christopher J. Girard, Globe Correspondent  Source: Boston Globe   Boston, MA — Thousands swarmed Boston Common yesterday afternoon, participating — to various degrees — in a rally advocating legalization of marijuana that featured live music and speakers, including Green-Rainbow gubernatorial candidate Jill Stein. The 21st Annual Boston Freedom Rally, sponsored by MassCann, the state’s chapter …

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