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Senate Joins House in Passing Indiana Cannabis Oil Bill

Senate Joins House in Passing Indiana Cannabis Oil Bill

Senate Joins House in Passing Indiana Cannabis Oil Bill

The Indiana Legislature is poised to allow anyone to purchase and use a cannabis-derived extract believed to have therapeutic benefits, following a key vote by the state Senate on Monday.

Peruvian Attitudes Toward Medical Marijuana Shift After Raid on Moms' Lab

Peruvian Attitudes Toward Medical Marijuana Shift After Raid on Moms’ Lab

Peru is a conservative nation with strict drug laws and a politically right-leaning Congress, but when police raided a lab in which mothers made medical marijuana for their sick children, attitudes began to change, according to a March 2, 2017, article by Reuters.

Georgia Senate Bill Places New Restriction on THC Levels in Cannabis Oil

Georgia Senate Bill Places New Restriction on THC Levels in Cannabis Oil

The Georgia Senate has passed a bill that would require a reduction in the amount of THC in cannabis oil. Senate Bill 16 reduces the amount of THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana, allowed in cannabis oil from 5 percent to 3 percent. However, the bill also adds a medical condition, autism, to the eight legal uses of medical marijuana established in 2015.

Australia

Australian Grandparents Donate $25.5 Million to Medical Pot Research

As Australians await legalization of medical marijuana in November 2016, a popular television news program in that country aired an interview with grandparents who donated millions to medicinal cannabis research. The grandparents donated $34 million in Australian currency, or about $25.5 million in U.S. currency.

Eugene Monroe

Former NFL Player Begins Column For The Cannabist

Medical marijuana advocate and former Baltimore Ravens player Eugene Monroe published his first column for The Cannabist on Aug. 1, 2016. “On a mission to get the NFL to accept cannabinoids as a viable option for pain,” says part of Monroe’s biographical information at the end of the column. The Baltimore Ravens released Monroe in June 2016.

Georgia Republican

Georgia Republican Wants Endorsement of Medical Marijuana in GOP Platform

Georgia Republican Dale Jackson, chair of the state party’s Third District, is heading to the GOP National Convention in Cleveland in hopes of convincing party officials to include an endorsement of medical marijuana in the party’s platform.

cannavaping

Swiss Researchers Approve ‘Therapeutic Cannavaping’

Researchers at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland have concluded electronic cigarettes with cannabis oil are a safe alternative to smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes. Reporting their findings in Scientific Reports, the researchers said their e-cigarette oil delivered a therapeutic level of cannabis without causing partakers to get high.

Pet

Pot For Pets: Not Just a Pet Lover’s Venture

Some people love their pets so much that they pamper their pets with pet spas or luxury pet hotels. They’ll take them to pet therapists to work on their attachment issues, and dress them in couture fashion. There is a pet equivalent for almost every human product you can imagine, and now there’s even an emerging market of medical marijuana for pets.

Florida Medical Marijuana

Florida Weaving Charlotte’s Web

The Miami Herald reported on May 1, 2014, that Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) will sign the low-THC “Charlotte’s Web” medical marijuana bill (SB 1030) that the Florida House passed in a landslide vote of 111-7. CBS Miami reports some who might have voted against the bill felt “their hearts were swayed by the stories of parents seeking to help children with severe epilepsy.” Even though the Senate also passed the Bill, the House made some changes that will require the Senate to vote again before the bill goes to Gov. Rick Scott.


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