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Future growth in the medical marijuana sector

The company Cannabis Science, Inc. is one example of a company seeking increased growth in the medical marijuana sector during 2016, tapping into the burgeoning North American medical marijuana market.

N.Y. company to offer world's first certified kosher medical pot

New York - A New York company announced on Wednesday it will be the first “medical cannabis company in the world” to have the Orthodox Union's symbol on its oils, and other products, certifying they are made in accordance with Jewish dietary laws.

Canadian Pediatrics says medical marijuana not safe for children

The Canadian Paediatric Society issued a policy statement Monday warning against treating children with medical marijuana. It said "anecdotal" cases suggest it may help in rare instances but scientific data showing it to be safe or effective is lacking.

Colombia legalizes medical marijuana under presidential decree

In an information sheet released on Friday, Colombia announced it was planning to legalize medical marijuana. The announcement is seen as a further shift in the country's drug policies after aerial spraying of illicit crops was suspended.

Triple homicide in California - Update

Rail Road Flat - A marijuana growing operation turned deadly in California with news of a triple homicide, and residents in the area are alarmed.

Major court victory for California medical marijuana dispensary

San Francisco - In a precedent-setting case, a federal judge has ruled that the Justice Department is violating federal law by using federal funds to target medical marijuana dispensaries which abide by state law.

Do we need a new safety standard for medical marijuana?

Washington - With the use of medical marijuana becoming accepted and following legislation enacted by a number of U.S. states, health professionals are considering whether cannabis requires a microbiological safety standard.

Ohio's Issue 3 pot question shaping up to be a close vote

A proposed amendment to the state constitution that would make Ohio the first state east of the Mississippi River to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes appears poised for a Nov. 3 photo finish.

Medical marijuana credited with recovery of shot canine

A canine shot several times and left for dead in rural Kansas is reportedly now on the mend thanks to daily doses of CBD Oil, extracted from the marijuana plant.

Can an employer refuse a medical marijuana patient a job?

A job seeker who was denied employment because he is a medical marijuana card holder is set to take his case to a U.S. court. The company that denied the man a post, Darlington Fabrics, is set to vigorously defend itself.

Medical marijuana users are faced with high insurance rates

Many medical marijuana users in Canada are paying high prices due to their prescriptions. The reason is because their life insurance policies consider them smokers, regardless of how they take it.

Israeli researchers: Marijuana can heal broken bones

According to a study conducted by researchers at two of Israel's leading universities, marijuana can help broken bones heal faster, giving a whole new meaning to "joint relief."

Colorado Supreme Court: Businesses can fire for medical marijuana

The Colorado Supreme Court delivered a victory for business owners and anti-drug advocates in its Coats vs. Dish Network.

Op-Ed: Colorado marijuana ruling could backfire Special

A Colorado Supreme Court ruling instantly hailed as effectively banning workers from using medical marijuana may result in just the opposite. The effectively upheld state laws based on federal laws that allow employers to fire workers who tests indicated

Baked Canada: Top court widens methods of using medical marijuana

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that medical marijuana users cannot be limited to using only dried marijuana leaves to get their medicine. The country's health minister isn't happy about it but users can now get creative with how they ingest pot.

Op-Ed: Old reefer madness fears promoted Special

Denver - As barriers to the legalization of marijuana crumble almost daily opponents have retreated to their last redoubt: reefer madness.

Marijuana research finds psychosis in pot-smoking teens way up

The increased risk of psychosis for pot-smoking teenagers is in the news again. As the drug gets good press with medical marijuana, and legalization in some U.S. states, it appears more teens are smoking it and for many it's leading to grave problems.

Cannabidiol halts seizures in new study

New York - The marijuana-derived compound cannabidiol has shown promise in treating rare forms of epilepsy, the type that cause children to have seizures multiple times a day.

Medical marijuana heads south

A little less than half of U.S. states have passed legislation permitting the use of medical marijuana. California's law is nearly a decade old, and Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Maine followed suit shortly.

Vancouver hosting forum Tuesday on dangers of marijuana for teens

The Vancouver School Board and a substance use prevention program called SACY, along with Vancouver Coastal Health, are sponsoring a forum Tuesday evening on marijuana. It is intended to help parents and their teens make informed choices about the drug.

The gap between medical marijuana and street pot

As more and more states legalize medical marijuana, the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is concerned that the marijuana used in research is becoming further removed from the type common on the streets.

DEA warns of stoned rabbits if Utah legalizes medical marijuana

Salt Lake City - A Drug Enforcement Administration agent has warned Utah lawmakers considering a bill that would legalize medical marijuana that doing so could result in stoned rabbits hopping about the countryside.

Man arrested with 400 pounds of marijuana chocolate bars

Chocolate is something a lot of people like and marijuana is something that, well, some people like. A California man appears to have gotten the bright idea to put the two together. The problem? He got caught doing it in the wrong state.

Seattle to get Washington state's first marijuana vending machine

Much like soft drink and candy bar users, Seattle pot users, both medical and recreational, will have the convenience of buying marijuana from a vending machine next month. It will be the city and state's first marijuana vending machine.

Bill to decriminalize marijuana introduced in Delaware

Democrat Helene Keeley of the Delaware House of Representatives introduced a bill into the House on Thursday to decriminalize marijuana. If the bill is passed pot possession in the state would result in civil fines, not a criminal record.

Pot report: 18 U.S. states to have legalized marijuana by 2020

A new report predicts that by 2020 a total of 18 states in America will have legalized recreational marijuana. Currently possession of pot is legal in just four U.S. states - pending in others - while medical marijuana is legal in 23 states.

Marijuana's relationship with mental illness

Washington D.c. - Stories about the success of medical marijuana have frequently hit the news wire, now an abstract from a Cato Institute study has given medical marijuana activists another reason to fight for the cause.

Marijuana firm gets big investment from Silicon Valley fund

San Francisco - A $2 billion fund run by a team of Silicon Valley superstars is getting into the the lucrative marijuana business with a multi-million dollar investment in a Seattle private equity firm focused on cannabis products and services.

Study suggests marijuana helps vets with symptoms of PTSD

Santa Fe - A New Mexico study finds that Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) symptoms can be reduced by as much as 75 percent with the use of medical marijuana.

U.S.Mother charged for giving her children marijuana for ailments

A woman in Cadillac, Michigan has been charged with three counts of child abuse for giving her 10- and 12-year-old children marijuana. She says that she was giving her two boys pot to treat medical conditions.
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