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The US Drug Enforcement Agency has announced that marijuana will remain a Schedule 1 drug, saying it has “no medical use or purpose.” The decision keeps weed on the same naughty list alongside drugs like LSD and heroin.
Health Canada has issued a stern warning to licensed commercial growers across Canada, telling them to revamp their advertising — or else, they might receive a suspension or revocation of their licenses. The problem? Apparently they're making marijuana look too good.
There are more than a few sketchy pot stores among the thousands of licensed dispensaries spread across the 23 states and DC where medical marijuana has been legalized. Fortunately, you can just have your weed order delivered. All you need is a green card, the Internet, and cash.
Jacqueline Patterson was born with cerebral palsy, a congenital disorder that affects her motor functions. As a result of her condition, she suffers from a severe stutter and major pain and weakness on her right side. This video showcases the amazing effect of cannabis on her condition.
Weed is a double-edged sword. On one hand, its cannabidiol (CBD) compounds ease the symptoms of many diseases. On the other, its tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) compounds produces feelings of euphoria and calm. Luckily, the Tikkun Olam company has figured out how to strip those nasty THC side effects while retaining the…
British pharmaceutical company GW Pharmaceuticals has developed a medical marijuana drug called Sativex. The drug is delivered orally via a spray pump, and is the first of its kind to be produced by extracting high-inducing cannabinoids like THC (pot's primary psychoactive ingredient) from the cannabis plant itself.
If purchasing (medical! honest!) marijuana legally is more your style than swapping bitcoins over the internet, you may need to change credit card companies: Credit.com discovered that despite it being legal in some states, lenders aren't so open-eyed, man.
One reason why medical professionals have lobbied tirelessly to legalize medical marijuana is that the drug can be a powerful painkiller. Now researchers have invented a drug that acts just like marijuana, but never goes to your head.