Saturday, July 8th, 2017

 

United Nations and World Health Organization Call For Decriminalization of All Illegal Drugs

United Nations and World Health Organization Call For Decriminalization of All Illegal Drugs 07/6/2017 | Mike Adams Many governments across the globe have spent decades waging a war against drug users through harsh punishments. Yet, the drug problem has not improved; in fact, it has only gotten worse. It is for this reason that United Nations and the World Health Organization are calling for the total elimination of the criminal penalties associated with the possession of all illegal drugs. In a joint release concerning health care discrimination, the two groupsRead More


Marijuana could be effective in treating migraine attacks, study finds

Marijuana could be effective in treating migraine attacks, study finds Oscar Pascual | June 30, 2017 New research suggests that the medical marijuana could be more effective at reducing frequent migraine pain than existing prescription drugs. In findings presented last week at the 3rd Congress of the European Academy of Neurology held in Amsterdam, experts from the Interuniversity Center in Italy concluded that doses of the active compounds found in marijuana known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) greatly reduced migraine pain in the study’s participants. Researchers examined the effectsRead More


UC Berkeley and HelloMD Release Study on Cannabis Use as a Substitute for Opioid and Non-Opioid Based Pain Medication

UC Berkeley and HelloMD Release Study on Cannabis Use as a Substitute for Opioid and Non-Opioid Based Pain Medication HelloMD | Jun 28, 2017 HelloMD, one of the nation’s largest community of medical cannabis patients, today announced the results of their landmark study examining the use of cannabis as a substitute for opioid and non-opioid based pain medication. Performed in collaboration with University of California Berkeley, HelloMD surveyed its patient database, collecting survey data from close to 3,000 participants, questioning their usage of cannabis and how it has affected theirRead More


What You Need To Know About Medical Marijuana And Gun Ownership

What You Need To Know About Medical Marijuana And Gun Ownership Mike Adams | Jul 07, 2017 Because the cannabis plant remains and outlaw substance in the eyes of Uncle Sam, medical marijuana cardholders automatically forfeit their Second Amendment rights – no exceptions. The federal government prohibits gun ownership by anyone who is “… an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 802 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802)).” And sadly, marijuana remains a Schedule I dangerous drug under that statute. ForRead More


Critical Oregon Bill Supporting Medical Marijuana Clears Senate, Heads to Governors Desk

Critical Oregon Bill Supporting Medical Marijuana Clears Senate, Heads to Governors Desk 07/06/2017 | Keith Mansur The most important bill concerning Oregon’s medical marijuana program has passed through the legislature and is headed for the Governor’s desk. House Bill 2198, which passed the House on Wednesday cleared the Senate on Thursday as the Oregon legislature wrapped up its legislative session for the year. The bill creates a cannabis commission that will oversee the states medical marijuana program (OMMP), as well as a number of other significant modifications to the statesRead More


From the President’s Desk: American Values

From the President’s Desk: American Values Danielle Rosellison I am not that different from you, you know? I’ve lived in Bellingham for 17 years and am a Pacific Northwesterner to the core. I know summer doesn’t officially start until the 5th of July and that it’s beautiful through September. I love spending time outdoors with my husband and best friend, Juddy. I constantly battle “mom guilt” wondering if I’m spending enough time with my five and seven-year olds. I love my mother dearly and couldn’t be a working mom withoutRead More


BLUNT or BOURBON

BLUNT or BOURBON VEG PayQwick In a study done in conjunction with Monocle Research in which 2,000 marijuana users were surveyed, OutCo, a medical cannabis provider found that 51 percent of people born from 1982 to 2004, commonly referred to as “The Millennials” now prefer marijuana over drinking alcohol. 34 percent said that they would choose marijuana over beer, 18 percent said that they would choose it over wine and 14 percent would use cannabis over spirits. BLUNT or BOURBON


Oh, it’s you, the new face of marijuana. Praise the Lord. We’ve been waiting.

Oh, it’s you, the new face of marijuana. Praise the Lord. We’ve been waiting. July 3, 2017 | Trey Reckling What exactly do you mean when you claim this title by your own decree and wait for the mic to go live? Do you mean you are clean shaven and look more like an Abercrombie ad than a hippie with dancing bears stickers on his VW van? You know, some of the people who have grown medical marijuana for the last few decades for patients fit that bill. Some ofRead More


Denver issues final social marijuana use rules, dropping waiver and ventilation plan requirements

Denver issues final social marijuana use rules, dropping waiver and ventilation plan requirements Jon Murray | June 30, 2017 Denver’s plan to allow people to use marijuana at some businesses drew a step closer to reality Friday, when the city’s top licensing official unveiled final rules for the pilot program that is set to launch in coming months. Big questions remain: Will the newly adopted regulations for the first-in-the-nation “social use” program provide measured protection for patrons and neighbors of businesses that take Newpart, as city officials say? Or are theRead More


Federal appeals court gives Colorado marijuana credit union another chance

Federal appeals court gives Colorado marijuana credit union another chance Jun 28, 2017 | Alicia Wallace A federal appeals court has breathed life into a plan hatched in Colorado to open a credit union for the marijuana industry. A three-judge panel for the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday vacated a district court ruling that nixed Denver-based Fourth Corner Credit Union’s bid to receive a master account with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Fourth Corner Credit Union first formed in late 2014 with the goal ofRead More