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Legalize Medical Marijuana in the Philippines

Will Duterte Legalize Medical Marijuana in the Philippines?


icon  18 Aug, 2017  /  icon  0        Author: Jake Methow

Last year, just a few days after winning the election, President Rodrigo Duterte discussed his stance on medical marijuana in several press interviews. He claimed to be personally supportive of legalizing cannabis for medical reasons. When asked by a TV reporter, Duterte had this to say, “Medicinal marijuana, yes, because it is really an ingredient of modern medicine.” He continued, “There are medicines being developed, or are now in the market, that contain marijuana for medical purposes.” However, Mr. Duterte also said that he would demand strict regulatory processes to ensure that only those who really need cannabis would have access to it. He is certainly not in favor of legalizing it recreationally. Two years ago, 24 percent of the House of Representatives, or 70 congressional representatives, endorsed the original bill legalizing medical marijuana. It underwent revision and is now the Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act, or simply House Bill …

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Marijuana Justice Act

Marijuana Justice Act Would Destroy Federal Marijuana Policy


icon  03 Aug, 2017  /  icon  1        Author: Paul Dillan

A new congressional bill presented this week attempts to force government and marijuana to get along better. If both are on the same side, it could end a decades-long federal ban on the cannabis plant. The Marijuana Justice Act of 2017, introduced by New Jersey Senator, Cory Booker, tries to end prohibition at the federal level and address the impact that such a ban has on both government and citizens today. In a Facebook Live announcement, Booker advised the federal government to “get out of the illegal marijuana business. He hopes it will permit law enforcement to prioritize their spending and time on matters more serious than weed. The country is moving toward full marijuana legalization. Eight states and the District of Columbia now permit recreational weed use, without increasing violent crime rates. Booker has a valid point. These states are all enjoying increased revenues. Their police forces are freer …

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NFL and Marijuana

NFL To Consider Medical Marijuana for Pain Management in Players


icon  02 Aug, 2017  /  icon  1        Author: Jake Methow

The National Football League is offering to work in tandem with the NFL Players Association to analyze the possible use of medical marijuana as a tool to manage pain among players. This is according to insiders familiar with the scenario. To date, this is the clearest indication that the league might be willing to cooperate with the union toward future cannabis use, which the sport currently bans. However, the NFLPA is busy with its own study. According to those in the know, it has yet to provide the NFL with a response to its suggestion to cooperate on cannabis-related research. As the NFL’s executive vice president of communications, Joe Lockhart, says, “We look forward to working with the Players Association on all issues involving the health and safety of our players.” According to the insider, the NFL wrote the union a letter, asking if, due to the NFLPA’s public comments …

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Jeff Sessions Faces Lawsuit

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Faces Lawsuit for Marijuana Laws


icon  27 Jul, 2017  /  icon  2        Author: Paul Dillan

Life is tough for Attorney General Jeff Sessions these days. His boss, President Donald Trump, recently threw him under the bus during a New York Times interview, saying if he had known that Sessions would remove himself from the Russia investigation, he would never have made him Attorney General. On Monday, Trump did it again, calling Sessions “beleaguered” and wondering why he was not investigating alleged ties between Russia and Hillary Clinton. Now, Attorney General Jeff Sessions faces an even tougher opponent in Marvin Washington. The 285-pound, 1.98-meter former New York Jets defensive end is one of five plaintiffs suing Sessions, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Department of Justice in a groundbreaking federal lawsuit. Legal experts predict that the case will attract widespread attention and set a new legal precedent. Federal Cannabis Policy The Manhattan lawsuit attacks the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, which categorized drugs into different schedules …

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Best Marijuana Strains

10 Best Marijuana Strains According to Pot Valet Users


icon  26 Jul, 2017  /  icon  2        Author: Jake Methow

There are many different types of marijuana strains. Each has certain benefits depending on what is expected and the quality of the bud itself. The following is a list of the 10 best marijuana strains according to Pot Valet users. Strain One – OG Kush OG Kush is perfect for a cerebral hit. After smoking, this strain users report a strong euphoric high. This strain is incredibly potent and is known for completely relaxing the body. OG Kush frequently appears on multiple lists as the best marijuana of choice. And it is number one on the list year on year for a reason. Users enjoy it and always will. It contains between 19% and 26% THC, which is quite a large variance, so be careful when purchasing. Strain Two– White Widow This strain was initially produced in the 1960’s and descends from South American Sativa and South Indian Indica. White …

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Is the Marijuana Market Having a Supply and Demand Problem?


icon  10 Jul, 2017  /  icon  1        Author: Paul Dillan

With so many states joining the marijuana revolution, there is one problem that no one expected. Some states are surprised by the overwhelming demand for marijuana. While marijuana is becoming a business titan, how is it that no expected so many patient requests? More importantly, what happens when the demand becomes too big for suppliers to keep up with? In most states where medical marijuana is legalized, they are only currently allowing the use of medical marijuana. This was done for a variety of different reasons. The biggest reason is that the local government wanted to have control with the best profit. In order to obtain medical marijuana, you have to first become a MMJ card holder. This means that not only do patients have to jump through hoops; they have to pay a fee. Depending on the state, this fee has been anything from $50 to upwards of $100. …

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Incentives to Minority Business Owners

Minority Marijuana Business Owners Get Incentives in Nine States


icon  08 Jul, 2017  /  icon  2        Author: Jake Methow

In an effort to address the disproportionate effects of marijuana prohibition on Hispanic and black communities, and to ensure equality in the emerging cannabis industry, many states are offering incentives to minority marijuana business owners. Currently, nine states have programs in place to encourage blacks and Hispanics to enter the weed market, and this a look at these efforts: 1. California Voters in California approved recreational marijuana in November 2016, and we can only expect first retail sales of it in January 2018. Despite this, some cities, Oakland in particular, are setting aside half of its cannabis licenses for those previously convicted of cannabis crimes, those who live in areas where drug enforcement was especially intense, and those considered low-income minority residents. Advocates of this program are lobbying for its acceptance statewide and demanding similar measures in places like Los Angeles and San Francisco. According to expert analysis of data …

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Legalization of Medical Marijuana

How Many Countries Have Legalized Medical Marijuana and Why?


icon  18 Jun, 2017  /  icon  3        Author: Paul Dillan

The world is moving in the right direction when it comes to the legalization of marijuana. Countries who have legalized medical marijuana are raking in the benefits. This begs the question, why isn’t it legal everywhere? Legalizing marijuana isn’t as easy as signing a bill. There is a process of votes and passing laws. Here are the countries who have legalized medical marijuana and who have joined the cannabis revolution. Why should marijuana be decriminalized? The number one reason why people are against making marijuana legal everywhere is because they are misinformed. They think marijuana leads to crime and addiction.  Cannabis does not have the chemical structure to cause withdrawal symptoms. However, this doesn’t mean, that people who are prone to addiction are safe either. The best argument for the legalization of marijuana is the benefits that each state can see. This is because once marijuana is legalized, it gets …

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Jeff Sessions and Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment

Sessions Lobbying Congress to Undo Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment


icon  15 Jun, 2017  /  icon  2        Author: Paul Dillan

State medical marijuana laws are under attack. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, long a known opponent of legalization, is petitioning Congress to scrap the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment, which promises legal states protection from federal interference and harassment. In a recently publicized letter from May, Sessions plans to override federal medical marijuana protections given to states. The Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment States have the right to create their own cannabis laws, even if they contradict federal ones. According to Congress itself, the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment prohibits the federal government from using federal funds to stalk anyone using, distributing, possessing, or cultivating medical marijuana in states where it is legal for them to do so. The Justice Department may not undermine the state’s rights. In his letter, written in May and released publically on June 12, Sessions argues that Rohrabacher-Farr inhibits the ability and the authority of the Justice Department to enforce the Controlled Substances Act, under …

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Consuming Cannabis without Smoking

Three Ways to Consume Cannabis Without Smoking


icon  21 May, 2017  /  icon  1        Author: Paul Dillan

If you are a chronic pain sufferer and have always wanted to try medical cannabis to help bring you some relief but don’t want to put your lungs in jeopardy, you have options. There are plenty of other ways to consume cannabis without having to smoke it. Whether you want to try edibles or oils, there is a perfect way for you to treat your pain. Here are some ways to consume cannabis that will still deliver the same result that smoking marijuana does. Is Smoking Cannabis Bad for Your Lungs? One of the main reasons why people are looking for different ways to consume cannabis is because they fear what the smoke may be doing to their lungs. It may surprise you to know that there is very little evidence to link smoking marijuana to lung cancer. In fact, many people who suffer from certain cancers use medical cannabis …

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After West Virginia, Which State Will Legalize Marijuana

West Virginia Legalize Marijuana: What Other States Will Follow?


icon  18 May, 2017  /  icon  1        Author: Paul Dillan

There is a long list of reasons why the legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana is on the rise. With all of the therapeutic and financial benefits that have come from this legalization you can’t help but wonder why so many states are not cashing in on this trend. West Virginia legalize marijuana which opens the door for other southern states to follow suit. This begs the question, what state will be next? Different Types of Legalization West Virginia legalized marijuana, but they are not the first. To know what is legal in your state, you first have to know what types of legalization there is. The most common form of marijuana legalization that you will see is for medical use. While some states are stricter than others when it comes to how to determine who qualifies for a medical marijuana card, the process is fairly similar. In more …

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New Standards for Marijuana Testing Laboratories in California


icon  15 May, 2017  /  icon  2        Author: Paul Dillan

Many California natives rejoiced when in November the sale and use of recreational marijuana was legalized. This meant that there was no longer a need for a medical marijuana certification in order to purchase, cultivate or grow marijuana. However, what many people didn’t know is that this milestone came along with new standards for marijuana testing laboratories in California which may change the way you are able to purchase it. Here is everything you need to know about the Marijuana laws California has put into place. Growing Marijuana Most states that have legalized the medical use of marijuana also allow you to grow your own plants, under very strict guidelines of course. These guidelines include the amount of plants that you are able to grow as well as the way the plants must be treated and handled. But, how does this work for the states like California that have legalized recreational …

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Proposed New Medical Marijuana Rules for California Industry

Proposed New Medical Marijuana Rules for California Industry


icon  08 May, 2017  /  icon  1        Author: Paul Dillan

After two decades of little to no government oversight, Proposition 215 is back in the spotlight. Since the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015, the state is now striding toward extensive control of this industry. Under this law, businesses can expect changes to the medical marijuana rules of California, including mandates for stricter regulations, increased oversight, and forced compliance. California’s New Laws for Medical Cannabis The MCRSA introduced a bevy of regulatory tasks for marijuana business. To comply, companies are investing in specialized software to help them meet requirements. According to California Legislature, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016 also aims to control, regulate and tax recreational cannabis with similar fervor. New proposals under the MCRSA include mandating the following: Requirements for labeling and packaging. Compulsory quality testing. All aspects of product marketing. Cannabis lifespan tracking, from seed to sale. Restricting environmental impact. Limiting potency and …

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New Marijuana Rules in California

How California’s New Medical Marijuana Rules Track Seed-to-Sale Laws


icon  05 May, 2017  /  icon  1        Author: Jake Methow

In California, it may prove more challenging to conduct business under the State’s new medical marijuana laws. In November 2016, the populace voted to legalize recreational cannabis, joining other states before them. It has been legal to use medical marijuana for years already, and the state has been meticulously monitoring and accounting for all medical cannabis cultivated legally within its jurisdiction. Implications of Medical Marijuana Laws The state has long perfected regulation of medical cannabis from its seed to its sale. According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, track-and-trace systems will be mandatory by June 14, 2017. Already prominent companies sell comprehensive software to track the lifespan of cannabis and ensure compliance with state regulatory authorities. This same system will track recreational weed too. California Seed-To-Sale Laws So far, the state encourages tracking compliance with medical marijuana dispensaries, testing facilities, production sites, and cultivation areas. According to the …

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Santa Barbara Launches Website Registry for Cannabis Growers

Santa Barbara Launches Website Registry for Cannabis Growers


icon  24 Apr, 2017  /  icon  1        Author: Paul Dillan

Recently, farmers gathered in the County Administration Building to voice their support for the progressive approach county supervisors are taking toward production of legal cannabis. Cannabis business in Santa Barbara is about to explode, but some remain ultraconservative about how it will work. That meeting embodied the end of California’s prohibition of recreational marijuana use. The effort appears bipartisan in Santa Barbara. Even those who once opposed the use of cannabis for recreational reasons are now begrudgingly accepting of voters’ wishes. Attitudes have and are changing toward marijuana in Santa Barbara since the passage of Proposition 64 in November 2016. Now the issue is regulating cultivation. After all, farmers will need to supply the demands of pot users. Register Cannabis Growing Businesses in Santa Barbara For this reason, county supervisors approved an online registry for cannabis growers. This website will launch soon, and it encourages marijuana cultivators to register their …

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Medical marijuana dispensary rules Santa Monica

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Rules in Santa Monica


icon  20 Apr, 2017  /  icon  1        Author: Jake Methow

  Since the legalization of recreational cannabis in California’s Proposition 64, the entire marijuana industry is in a state of regulatory flux. It is still illegal, medicinally and recreationally, under federal law, but states can override federal authority by enacting their own laws. Even more complicated, cities can do the same. This is why some allow marijuana dispensaries and others do not, forcing some patients to travel. Likewise, some cities make it legal to deliver cannabis to patients, under strict regulation, of course. A medical marijuana delivery service in Santa Monica must function within its laws. Dispensaries must have licenses to operate, and they may not neglect requirements for safety and quality. It is advisable to consult with legal counsel to ensure you follow all medical marijuana rules. Medical Marijuana Laws in Santa Monica When California introduced the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act of 2015, it sought to control …

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Medical Marijuana Slashes Opioid Addiction

Legalization of Medical Marijuana Slashes Opioid Addiction


icon  12 Apr, 2017  /  icon  1        Author: keith miller

In states where medical marijuana is legal, there are fewer cases of opioid addiction. The numbers continue to decline as legalization continues. According to the American Journal of Public Health, medical marijuana is the ideal substitute for addictive and deadly pharmaceuticals. In fact, this is widespread knowledge in the medical industry and has been for centuries already. The Problem with Opioids in California There are many, many people addicted to opioids in California. The problem is not exclusive to the state, but common across the United States. Doctors prescribe opioids for every ache and pain, and these drugs are highly addictive. OxyContin and other prescription painkillers fill many a medicine cabinet, and people are taking them to provide pain relief, whether severe, chronic or mild. Although opioids do an excellent job of relieving pain, they are dangerous. Today’s ache-free moment is tomorrow’s absolute misery. These drugs are so addictive that …

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Jerry Brown Rejects Anti Competitive Marijuana Rules

California Gov. Jerry Brown Rejects Anti-Competitive Marijuana Rules


icon    /  icon  1        Author: keith miller

If you are anticipating the outcome of Proposition 64 on the state’s marijuana rules, then we have news for you: Gov. Jerry Brown wants to resolve the legal conflict between recreational and medical cannabis in California, and he wants it sorted out before year-end. His office released a 92-page document recently, which suggests regulatory fixes for both industry segments. In this document, the governor lays out several proposals on everything, from how to distribute cannabis across the state to how many marijuana licenses businesses may have. Included in Brown’s budget for the year, these proposals must first pass through Legislature before Brown’s final approval can make them law. What does this mean for recreational and medical cannabis in California? Ordinary citizens are breathing a collective sigh of relief and enjoying an early celebration. If Brown’s proposals become effective, people will have the ability to trade competitively. The governor is siding …

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25% American Beer Drinkers will Predictably Embrace Marijuana when Legalised

25% Among American’s Beer Drinkers will Predictably Embrace Marijuana when Legalised


icon  15 Mar, 2017  /  icon  2        Author: keith miller

On purely health grounds and for recreational purposes, some states in the U.S have legalized Marijuana. The law is no respecter of persons, but with the impending legal backing to marijuana by more states in the U.S to marijuana, studies show that 25% of American beer drinkers will change to marijuana. Studies in states where marijuana has not been legalized show that a quarter of the beer drinkers have switched to the pot. Legalizing marijuana is within the states for now; pundits predict that if it gets to the national level, it is predicted that the beer industry will lose more than $2 billion on their retail sales index according to studies carried out by the Cannabis Consumer Group. There is an anticipated takeover of 7% of the marijuana market. The reality of the survey results above has been reflected in three states in the U.S. The legislation has taken …

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Why to Replace Painkillers with Medical Marijuana

Top 5 Reasons to Replace your Daily Painkillers with Medical Marijuana


icon  12 Mar, 2017  /  icon  3        Author: keith miller

Are you using prescription pills but still can’t kill that excruciating pain? Well, it might be time for you to consider replacing those painkillers with something else that works and truly relieves pain. You have no reason to continue enduring pain yet there are other useful alternatives to those chemical drugs you’ve been using. Research has shown that medical marijuana is the best when it comes to pain relief and the treatment of other chronic conditions. That’s why many people are turning to this great and highly beneficial drug. If you are contemplating this option, then it’s time you stopped and started using this health powerhouse. Indeed, marijuana is the best alternative painkiller and here’s why you should choose it: It Does Not Have Dependency Property If you have been using painkillers for many years, you must have realized that some of them tend to make you dependent on them. …

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10 Marijuana Legalization Opponents in USA

Top 10 Marijuana Legalization Opponents in the USA


icon  09 Mar, 2017  /  icon  2        Author: keith miller

Marijuana has for many centuries passed as an illegal drug all around the world. Moreover, violent and dangerous to the community classification is ongoing about marijuana users. However, this has come to pass with the recent legalization of marijuana in several states in the United States. Marijuana is currently used for the health benefits it provides to many patients suffering from ailments like cancer and anxiety. But as we all know, every debatable forum attracts both proposition and opposition. Marijuana legalization is still stigmatized by the society despite its current legalization. A number of marijuana legalization opponents have surfaced and among the top 10 include; Police Unions Police unions argue that the legalization of marijuana will increase homicide cases. Apparently, both legal and illegal marijuana sellers will compete for marketing and sell grounds eventually affecting the public’s safety. In addition, they oppose marijuana legalization arguing that the number of accidents …

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Can I Smoke Medical Cannabis While Receiving Medical Treatment For Meth Addiction?


icon  04 Feb, 2017  /  icon  4        Author: keith miller

Imbibing more drugs while undergoing medical treatment for meth addiction has always been a controversial topic. Certain studies are proving that medical cannabis can help to effectively cope with withdrawal symptoms in the long run. However, most medical centers will not officially allow its use, leaving users to continue at their own risk. The reality is that the increasing authorization of medical marijuana in states across the US is leading to many individuals using medical cannabis while receiving treatment for other substance abuse such as psychotherapy or counseling. Traditional decisions made by clinical and legal authorities perceive the use of cannabis when undergoing medical treatment, to be a hindrance for its success or a cause of relapse. Research on the Positives of Medical Cannabis Use The positive effects of using medical cannabis for therapy have also been confirmed by clinical studies, including the US Institute of Medicine since 1999, in …

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Tips for a First Time Marijuana User


icon  09 Jan, 2017  /  icon  1        Author: Anne Fred

Marijuana has had a dubious reputation in the past, and while people have become more aware of it in the recent years, many are intimidated by the drug. There’s a lot of misinformation out there so people find it difficult to determine whether marijuana is right for them. Here are some tips that a first time marijuana user or a person who wants to try marijuana medication and are hesitant to. Research Before you purchase marijuana, it’s important to do you research. There are many reliable sources on the Internet that provide authentic information on different strains, forms, effects, etc.; this helps you make a more well-informed decision. A brief search on Google will reveal a large collection of articles, videos, and infographics that you can freely access to get more information. You can also browse through blogs and articles on our website to know more. Here are some of …

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It’s a different Ball Game altogether for Legal Marijuana Growers in California

It’s a different Ball Game altogether for Legal Marijuana Growers in California


icon  21 Dec, 2016  /  icon  2        Author: Jake Methow

Legal marijuana cultivators are driving a different kind of success in California. The decriminalization of recreational weed in California is forming a gold rush for warehouses to host weed grows. Investors don’t have a lot of options to directly cash in on California’s recent move to legitimize weed. Presently, there are no marijuana producing organizations publicly trading the substance. On the other hand, cannabis remains unlawful under the federal government. All the same, they wait in anticipation for a lift in the demand for warehouses as legitimate weed companies continue to look for space to cultivate their marijuana supply. In the coming few months, the demand for weed is expected to shoot up and that is why marijuana delivery companies are committed to increase the weed grows for a steady supply. Company shares such as those of Rexford Industrial Realty Inc, Terreno Realty Corp and Prologis Inc that have enormous …

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How Can I Get Medical Marijuana

California Treasury Seeks Trump’s Guidance on Banking for Marijuana Business


icon  03 Dec, 2016  /  icon  2        Author: Paul Dillan

The state of California expects an increased growth in its marijuana industry and the need for participation in a banking system for this industry is much needed. Revenue from the cannabis industry in California is projected to the tune of $1 billion per annum and may even be more. With that in mind, John Chiang, the California Treasurer made an appeal to President-elect Trump to intervene and help the state’s $7 billion weed industry participate in the banking system controlled by the federal government. This is an issue that has been pending for years now even with two decades of medical marijuana legalization. The cannabis industry has not been able to join the national banking system because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Despite Californians being able to buy marijuana, the federal government considers it as a Schedule 1 drug and therefore, the reason why it has been locked …

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Marijuana Education for the Upcoming Elections in California

Defendants Set Free: Changes Experienced after the Marijuana Legalization Vote in California


icon  29 Nov, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Sam Wills

As anticipated, the effects of Proposition 64 are being experienced in California. After it was voted in, Proposition 64 became the recent development on marijuana reforms in California. Today, adults aged 21 years and above can now buy marijuana for recreational use in accordance with the stipulated regulations under this proposition. Very soon, any adult will be able to access marijuana online but for now, medical marijuana patients have continued to enjoy many more benefits even with the recent reforms. In San Francisco, one Chris Phillips has tasted the benefits that came with the vote for Proposition 64. Phillips is a cannabis entrepreneur in California who faced five criminal counts and possible imprisonment. He was accused of illegitimately cultivating marijuana at his home. This came following a police raid in June 2016. However, when voters in California legalized the recreational use of marijuana, what they did was simply erase a …

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Blueberry

President Obama will Soften Federal Stands on the Marijuana by Reclassifying it


icon  27 Nov, 2016  /  icon  2        Author: Paul Dillan

President Obama may sign an executive order before leaving office that will change marijuana’s listing under federal laws. During his reign, President Nixon signed an order in 1970 that listed Marijuana as a Schedule 1 Drug. Drugs in this class have no accepted medical use and are considered to have a high potential for abuse. The federal laws have remained the same since President Nixon signed the order but state governments have had the liberty to create their own laws on marijuana use. Nearly half of the states in the US have legalized marijuana for medical use with others allowing it for recreational purposes. Recent marijuana reforms happened during the November 2016 election. Most of the states allow qualified patients to buy marijuana from registered and licensed dispensaries for medical use. Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule 1 Drug among other substances such as heroin, peyote, ecstasy, methaqualone, and …

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More Reforms on the Medical Marijuana are Expected through Improved Access


icon  26 Nov, 2016  /  icon  3        Author: Anne Fred

When medical marijuana became legal, patients began accessing medical marijuana at dispensaries, by using their doctors’ recommendation. However, many patients who qualify for medical marijuana are not able to access the Cannabis through the current system of marijuana delivery due to laws and regulations. The number of registered physicians who can certify patients to access medical marijuana is small, compared to the thousands of patients who qualify for the drug. More reforms are required to allow nurse practitioners and other medical practitioners to certify patients. The State Department of Health has announced that the reforms would be implemented to help patients easily access medical marijuana therapies. In New York, Patients can only buy marijuana from the doctors registered under the medical marijuana program in New York. Only 739 registered physicians were in this program by November 7, 2016, while the registered patients were 9,852. The total number of practicing physicians …

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A Tax Break on Medical Marijuana? It’s not yet a Done Deal for Patients in California


icon  21 Nov, 2016  /  icon  2        Author: Jake Methow

Recent marijuana developments in California have seen medical marijuana patients enjoy tax relief on their marijuana products. However, it looks like this tax break will not last for long as debates around the issue continue. State leaders are on the forefront seeking to reverse this recent ruling that allowed marijuana patients not to pay any taxes. According to the state leaders, the state would lose millions of money on annual basis if that ruling is not reverted. In a bid to make sure that the state does not lose this money, the leaders are seeking to have a legislative fix through the Attorney General. Led by Fiona Ma, the chairperson of the Board of Equalization, the leaders are looking for a more definitive ruling that will make sure that the state gains from all proceeds coming from the sale of marijuana. The state board had sent notice to anyone with …

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What the New Trump Presidency means to Marijuana Industry


icon  09 Nov, 2016  /  icon  11        Author: Paul Dillan

Players in the marijuana industry have been following the presidential campaigns and election keenly because of the implications of the new presidency to the industry. After a heated campaign period, Trump has won the presidency. The win is good news for his supporters and the marijuana industry as well. Trump has never held a public office before and hence it has been hard for law reformers to predict his move on the legalization of marijuana. However, many legal analysts believe that he will think like a businessman and legalize the drugs because of the high revenues that the industry generates every year. States such as California that have legalized cannabis for medical use have benefited from high tax revenues and low costs of law enforcement. Trump’s stand on legalization of marijuana has been slippery, which is understandable because of the implications of such laws. However, his responses to questions on …

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Blueberry

Medical Marijuana Regimen for Patients with Kidney Stones


icon  03 Nov, 2016  /  icon  9        Author: Paul Dillan

One of the common diseases known to inflict pain in a patient’s body is kidney stones. Many women and men suffer from this condition. Additionally, there is an increasing number of these patients every year. This has largely been contributed by the diets people take nowadays. In the United States, about 10% of the population will have a kidney stone in the course of their life. It has also been reported that over a million people make trips to hospitals for kidney stone related complications. Owing to this state of affairs, a number of patients have turned to the use of medical marijuana to treat kidney stones. The latest buzz in medicine is centered on the proposition that medical cannabis can treat this condition. The only question has been: what is the effectiveness of the method? Kidney Stones! What are they? Well, a proper application of the benefits of marijuana …

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Business in the USA gets Tougher Because of Medical Marijuana: Here is why?


icon  18 Oct, 2016  /  icon  3        Author: David

The fact that 26 states allow the sale of cannabis does not change things for those in the medical marijuana business. This is because the federal law does not in itself allow the sale of marijuana. Even though it does not prosecute those that are licensed by the state, some lawyers, investors and accountants still cannot act against the federal law. This leaves the whole situation even more complicated and tricky. One Pete Kadens, a partner based in Chicago recorded the difficulties that they face when making simple financial transactions. He states that even the most straightforward transactions suddenly become very complicated where medical marijuana is involved. Mr. Kadens is a partner with the Green Thumb Industries which operates two dispensaries and two cannabis cultivation sites in Illinois. He also claimed that it took them four months to open a bank account which normally takes a day. These complaints have …

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Medical Marijuana

Medical Benefits of the Cannabis


icon  11 Oct, 2016  /  icon  5        Author: Paul Dillan

Over 25 states now having legalized marijuana for medical use so it would seem prudent to be educated on the medical benefits of cannabis. This is not just a legalized way to perpetuate a bad drug habit. As more and more research is developed, more medical benefits are being discovered. As with any discipline, understanding the terminology leads to greater wisdom and acceptance with less preconceived prejudices. Medical Marijuana is described as the unprocessed whole plant, or its main extracts utilized in such a way as to treat a disease or a symptom. As of 2015, the FDA has not approved the use of the marijuana plant as medicine. The main chemical in the marijuana plant is what is known as cannabinoids. The use of these extracts in chemicals is found in two medications that are currently in pill form and approved by the FDA. So the trend is to …

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A Layman understands of the difference between Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa and why it’s important.


icon  27 Sep, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Paul Dillan

The last time I bought Marijuana was after I returned from Vietnam in 1972. My only thought was could I trust the seller and was it good enough to get high on. My choices were dictated as much by cost as it was on quality. Typically, we had Mexican, Panamanian or some that the seller claimed to be from Thailand. One never knew really what you were getting and only by going home and smoking it would you know if you received quality for your money. Home or laboratory grown was virtually unheard of at that time as acquiring seeds was a daunting task. As many people may have in their youth smoked Marijuana (cannabis) recreationally now find themselves requiring Medical Marijuana for health reasons they suddenly find that it is not just a matter of looking to your local connection to purchase something to get you buzzed. You are …

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Cannabis Dispensary

Should I be in The Marijuana Business or Just a Supplier?


icon  14 Sep, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Paul Dillan

With the advent of more and more states legalizing the production, delivery and dispensing of marijuana, one would think that it is a very profitable business in a free market. Sure, maybe the black market was to some degree taken out of the equation this does not remove the principles of supply and demand. As more and more people are jumping in to grow the product and deliver it to the dispensary it will result in too much supply and not enough demand. This will force the price of the product down. So those who simply love the product and are not interested in profit, they can grow their own or enjoy the price benefits of an oversupply! This appears to be the case in Oregon and Washington State. It should be noted that in the United States it is still a Federal Crime to grow and sell marijuana. This …

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What Happens If The Cannabis Is Legalized For Recreational Use?


icon  31 Aug, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Paul Dillan

In November, Californian lawmakers are due to make a vote on Proposition 64, which calls for the complete decriminalization of marijuana for both recreational and medical use. Whilst there is already a new system that is being put into place to regulate those who grow the plant for legitimate medical purposes including the sale and manufacturing of marijuana products, it is thought that a positive outcome for the vote will result in similar regulations for the recreational pot industry. What Would It Mean For California? It is likely that there won’t be much that will change when it comes to cannabis dispensaries across the state. There will probably be two separate counters for customers. Those who are purchasing the substance for recreational use would use one counter and those who have been prescribed it will need to use the other. Similar regulations would probably come into force as are already …

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My Funniest Marijuana Delivery Story


icon  20 Aug, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Paul Dillan

Delivering marijuana isn’t exactly a job that many people have across America.  With the federal government still keeping strict laws on the use of marijuana, many people, even those in states where marijuana is legal, do not feel that they should order it in case people think badly of them or in case they end up breaking a law.  Because of that, you don’t really see many funny pot delivery stories, so here, I’ll share a funny moment or two with you. Bush Baby There was the time I took a pot delivery to a client quite late at night. I didn’t think much of the late night order, after all, I deliver until midnight every day that I work.  This time however, I was not prepared for what happened. As I approached the address and thought to myself what a nice home it was, I heard a noise from …

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Marijuana Legalized States In 2016


icon  01 Aug, 2016  /  icon  3        Author: Paul Dillan

Already in 2016, there have been plenty of missions around the country in the fight against legalization of marijuana. So far, there have been over 50 initiatives in place around the United States in an effort to legalize or at least decriminalize the substance for either medical or recreational purposes. So far, cannabis is legal for both recreational and medical use in Washington State, Oregon, Colorado and Alaska. In Washington DC, it is legal to use for recreational and medical use too but it is not available to purchase. There are a further 20 states who have opted to legalize marijuana for medical purposes too. These states are: • Arizona • California • Connecticut • Delaware • Hawaii • Illinois • Maine • Maryland • Massachusetts • Michigan • Minnesota • Montana • Nevada • New Hampshire • New Jersey • New Mexico • New York • Pennsylvania • Rhode …

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Will the California Legalize Marijuana In 2016?


icon  21 Jul, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Paul Dillan

Marijuana is hot topic in California, especially because there’s a vote on legalizing recreational marijuana due in November, 2016. Medical marijuana is already legal and was declared so in Proposition 215 in 1996 and the Senate Bill 420 in 2003. Now patients with chronic illnesses like AIDS, cancer, etc., can grow or purchase marijuana with their doctor’s prescription. They have an identity card that allows them to legally possess the cannabis so if they’re caught in possession of marijuana, they can simply show their card to prove their legal right to it. Even possession of one ounce of marijuana isn’t a crime, but is considered to be a misdemeanor that’s similar to a traffic violation. It comes with a $100 fine; there is no requirement for a court appearance and the person won’t be saddled with a criminal record. The regulation around medical marijuana is very loose and critics have …

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Top 10 Marijuana Edibles Of 2016

The Top 10 Marijuana Edibles Of 2016


icon  16 Jul, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Paul Dillan

Until a few years ago, people only used marijuana in edibles when they made pot brownies. That’s changed now and manufacturers have come up with a number of edibles that uplift your entire experience and allow you to consume marijuana in many different forms. If you’re concerned about smoking marijuana, you can look at these alternatives. #1. Tea Pot from Honey Pot This calendula, guava, and mango-flavored black tea is perfect for people who want a little uplifting drink every once in a while. You get to enjoy the health benefits of tea and get that marijuana relaxation and pain relief. This is ideal for people who suffer from medical conditions and need something that will ease the discomfort and symptoms. You get 25ML of THC in this tea, which is relatively low for an edible so it’s ideal for new users and people who just dabble in marijuana. The …

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Top 10 Marijuana Products of 2016


icon  11 Jul, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Paul Dillan

The best marijuana products with the most advanced research and highest cool factor Medical marijuana doesn’t have to be just medicine. Add fun and convenience to your medical cannabis experience with these top-notch products of the year. #1 SLX 2.0 Grinder This FDA certified grinder does what the label says. It’s coated with non-stick ceramic on every surface meaning it never needs cleaning. Friction and resin build up are reduced with its high tech design. Its uniquely shaped teeth mean you get a smoother burn and eliminate clumping. Plus, it lacks Teflon or other toxins to keep your marijuana experience free from harmful chemicals. #2 G Pen Elite Featuring a true 360-degree oven, this vaporizer evenly burns your medical marijuana, meaning you get the most out of your dose. With temperature control, an all-ceramic heating chamber, and sustained battery life for extended use, this handy and durable vaporizer should be …

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Hemp Innovates as a Breakthrough Medicine

How Hemp Innovates as a Breakthrough Medicine


icon  26 Jun, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

In what is being hailed as a breakthrough, Brazil has recently approved the use of hemp CBD products.  This product is high in cannabidiol or CBD, which is believed to have great health benefits for its users.  The product that has been approved by the Brazilian government is intended to be used to fight cancer.  The CBD product is called Real Scientific Hemp Oil and can also be used in Brazil by those who suffer from other conditions including epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and even chronic pain.  Now that it has been approved for the use of treating cancer, this just adds to the many healing benefits of the cannabis drug. So far, the US does not have an approved alternative medicine to treat cancer.  The Hemp based Oil therefore puts Brazil in a better position than the US when it comes to offering its citizens a safe and affordable treatment …

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Ailments Can Marijuana Most Effectively Treat

Which Ailments Can Marijuana Most Effectively Treat?


icon  14 Jun, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

The acceptance of medical marijuana as treatment has grown to the extent that many are already seeking medical treatment via cannabis. A multitude of services, such as cannabis clinics, dispensaries, and cannabis and medical marijuana delivery, have cropped up in order to supply an increasing number of patients. Despite these advances, medical marijuana has not yet received the extensive clinical study that could provide strong validation of its therapeutic and medicinal effects. However, a number of smaller-scale studies do exist that have documented its effectiveness in treating certain illnesses. Below Are Ten Ailments And The Effectiveness Of Medical Marijuana On Their Treatment: AIDS/HIV  Medical marijuana may help with the neuropathic pain which sufferers of AIDS/HIV experience. The findings are similar to those of oral drugs used for chronic neuropathic pain derived from HIV-associated sensory neuropathy. Cannabis has also shown promising effects in treating the symptoms of wasting syndrome, which include …

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Marijuana, Its Various Names and Options for Purchase and Growth

Marijuana, Its Various Names and Options for Purchase and Growth


icon  31 May, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

Marijuana has, and still is, becoming increasingly popular, not just with millennials, but with those in all age groups from Generation X, to baby boomers, and even in some cases those from the Silent Generation. With that said, general interest in the various products offered to consumers has grown right along with this increase in popularity, and interest in the different strains and their names has reached an all time high. Its no wonder people are interested in all the various strains however, because some of them have down right interesting names. Some of the most famous strain names include: Purple Haze, White Widow, Pineapple Express, Kush, Jack Herer, Sour Diesel, Grape Ape, Durban Poison and more. How these strains got their names however, is another question all together, though one with a relatively simple answer. 3 Factors to Choose From  Most cannabis strains obtain their name based off of …

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What You Need to Know about Marijuana Delivery Services


icon  30 May, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

A lot of people do not know this, but yes, it is very possible for you to have your marijuana delivered to your door, just as you would if you ordered a pizza. For people who do not want to leave their homes, or for those who would require marijuana but not need it right away, marijuana delivery services are the perfect solution. It is legal and it is a great alternative to acquiring marijuana, without visiting a dispensary. There are a lot of questionable people out here that claim that they operate a marijuana delivery service, but one needs to exercise caution when it comes to such things. If you live in an area where marijuana is legal but for medicinal and recreational purposes, then it will be easier to find a delivery service. Next to living in a state where the operation is legal, you need to be …

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How to Buy Legal Marijuana Online

How to Buy Legal Marijuana Online


icon  27 May, 2016  /  icon  2        Author: Demo Editor

So you’ve made the decision to venture into the medical marijuana scene. Congratulations, it’s a big decision. A decision that requires a lot of research in order to determine what your best options are. When it comes to medical marijuana there are plenty of dispensaries at your disposal. But did you know that you can order your marijuana products and have them delivered to your residence in an hour? Yep, that’s totally possible. And legal. The Process of Buying Marijuana Online Like we mentioned before, research is key. Some sites claiming to sell legal cannabis can actually be scamming you. Weedmaps is a great tool to use when looking for a reliable delivery service. The site offers information the many services that offer delivery, as well as ratings from people who have used the service before. Take a look a few to compare their products, service areas, and prices before …

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Weed Delivery Los Angeles

Weed Delivery Los Angeles


icon  25 May, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

In the Los Angeles area, it is very easy to have weed delivered to you. For starters, the city of Los Angeles and its surrounding areas alone have one of the highest rates of marijuana dispensaries. Most times, these deliveries offer delivery services, so one is very accessible to the services of weed delivery. And with its growing popularity, receiving a weed delivery in Los Angeles is like ordering a pizza and having it delivered within the hour. Even at that, majority of marijuana patients do not know that weed delivery is actually a thing in the city. Once a small, word-of-mouth phenomenon, mobile marijuana businesses now popping up in flocks of hundreds across the state of California. Nationwide, pot delivery services have nearly tripled in three years, from 877 to 2,617, according to Weedmaps, which is a Yelp-like online directory for pot businesses. These  delivery services in the Los …

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Health Benefits of Using Medical Marijuana

Surprising Health Benefits of Using Medical Marijuana


icon  24 May, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

So far 41 of the 50 states in the United States have legislations that permit medical marijuana in some form. These states have done an impressive job in finally seeing the medical value of marijuana. Whether patients suffer from epilepsy, a chronic illness or even PTSD, these laws have allowed patients more options when it comes to treatment. What Makes Marijuana Medicinal? Apart from the calming sensation most users feel the actual science behind marijuana is just in the beginning stages of being known. While marijuana has over a hundred chemicals, it’s tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which creates the infamous marijuana’s “high.” The THC is used to also treat vomiting and nausea. A key role when used by those undergoing chemotherapy or to help with appetite for those with AIDS. Another marijuana compound known to have medical applications is cannabidiol (CBD). This is being researched to treat serioys epilepsy and pain.The medicinal …

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Medical Marijuana Santa Barbara


icon  22 May, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

In the Santa Barbara area, medical marijuana is not as accessible as it is in other parts of the state of California. There seems to be different zoning laws in different cities that regulate the construction of dispensaries, as well as the legal distribution of marijuana products. In Santa Barbara, as of 2015, only one dispensary has been approved in the outskirts of the city; with about two more applications for marijuana dispensaries pending. Even at that, the cultivation of marijuana, as well as the membership of people who consume the products and the financial records are all maintained and inspected by the City Staff. In January alone, the Santa Barbara City Council voted to ban the commercial growth of medicinal marijuana. While people are allowed to grow up to 100 square feet of medical marijuana for personal use; qualified patients can also buy medical marijuana from the three dispensaries …

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Where to Purchase Your Medical Marijuana

Where to Purchase Your Medical Marijuana?


icon  18 May, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Demo Editor

It is no secret that marijuana as a whole has become increasingly more accepted by the general public, as well as by the courts, in the United States over the past few decades. In fact, in many cases, states all across America have begun to legalize the use of marijuana, if not for recreational purposes, then at least for medical, with the number of states which have legalized the substance in some form or anther reaching 24. With that said, the more readily available marijuana becomes, the more consumer demand for being able to buy legal marijuana online increases as well. Therefore, various medical marijuana delivery services have begun to crop up all over the nation, offering customers the benefit of being able to buy and consume marijuana, without ever needing to leave the comfort of their homes. How to Get Medical Marijuana Online The question then arises however, where …

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Medical Marijuana Los Angeles

Medical Marijuana Los Angeles


icon  17 May, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

Medical marijuana is very popular in Los Angeles with a lot of products and paraphernalia being sold. Due to the legalization of medical marijuana in California, it is very easy to purchase at your local dispensary or three other dispensaries down the street. The state of California has become very reputable in terms of sales and quality of marijuana products and paraphernalia. People who require the products have easier access to it thanks to the decriminalization of marijuana and the establishments of dispensaries. But when people talk about marijuana and dispensaries, they are often referring to a broad range in the state of California. People within the local cities or even the major cities might not know where to go purchase or how to go about buying it. Medical marijuana in Los Angeles is not as accessible as the other parts of California. Actually in 2015, there were laws put …

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Marijuana: A Brief Overview of Industry’s Progress


icon  15 May, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

Marijuana has been around for centuries, being used as a method of healing, relaxation, pain therapy and even as a recreational substance to alter one’s state of mind. What is more recent however, is the fact that marijuana is finally becoming more widely accepted and practiced in legal forms, in this modern world. In fact, it has come such a long way in acceptance and regular use, that various weed dispensaries have begun to pop up all over the country — though especially in places such as Washington and Colorado which have legalized both recreational and medical use. Because of this, the increasing regularity and ease of purchase, weed prices, though originally high, have begun to decrease significantly as the market expands and product becomes more readily available to the public as a whole. This in turn, has made it easier than ever for regular users to enjoy the substance, …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Medical Marijuana


icon  19 Apr, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Najaf Najaf

  When it comes to the legality of medical marijuana, there is often a lot of confusion around the subject. People are often confused about the do’s and don’ts of medical cannabis. Sometimes people get arrested because of something that they think is 100% legal, only to find out that it was not. It should be remembered that most people that use marijuana have never had any problems with police. In this article we will briefly take a look at the do’s and don’ts of medical cannabis. The Do’s of Medical Marijuana: The first and most important thing is to make sure that you have a valid green card that isn’t expired. If you tell the officer that you have a card but it isn’t with you right now, chances are that you may get arrested for possession. Always be polite and cooperative with police officers. Do not lie to …

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The Science Behind Cannabinoids and the THC


icon  12 Mar, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

What are cannabinoids? Well, cannabinoids[1] are the class of complex naturally occurring chemical compounds, they act as cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are found in the brain cells that repress neurotransmitter release. There are three types of cannabinoids: endocannabinoids (found in humans and animals), phytocannabinoids (found in certain plants) and synthetic cannabinoids (they are man made). Cannabinoid receptors, discovered in 1988, which lead to the search for the binding chemical that binds to them. The receptors have been identified into two groups CB1 and CB2. They have many locations throughout the body including the Brain, liver, lungs, kidneys, immune system and hematopoietic cells. They are associated with various physiological responses such as appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory. Endocannabinoids were first discovered in 1992, called the Anandamide. It has similar chemical properties to the most well-known cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The anandamide can be found in the variety of animals, some plants and …

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Find Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Websites


icon  06 Feb, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Marijuana Los Angeles websites have a lot of medical marijuana for sale surrounding the city. Having many strains and impeccable services, medical marijuana websites in Los Angeles offer their customers the best strains and the most advantageous services. However, there are also many scammers out there, so you will need to be careful when buying your medical marijuana online.  Look out for Scams! For example, don’t buy from sources that advertise themselves through local ads like Craigslist or comment sections on forums or video sites. These are usually scammers that only ask you for money and don’t ever send you the product. Also, this may be obvious but don’t give your credit card or bank account information away. You risk getting scammed. There are many Marijuana Los Angeles websites that do in fact sell their products safely. They will require you to sign up and provide your green card information. …

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How Does Dabbing Work?


icon  23 Jan, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

In case you are somehow involved with cannabis, whether medically, recreationally or from a business point of view, then you have probably heard about “dabbing”. It’s been over a decade since this method of consumption has been around, but the onset of more progressive extraction methods has brought on more cannabis concentrates, making dabbing more popular than ever. A dab is a dose of cannabis concentrate. The dabbing method involves heating the concentrate on a hot surface and then inhaling it through a dab ring. The dabs are obtained by extracting cannabinoids, including THC, with a solvent, which is usually butane or carbon dioxide. The final result is a sticky oil that is commonly known as shatter, wax, budder or BHO (butane hash oil). The good news for some is that there is the possibility of extracting only the THC, which is the really medicine in marijuana. The Medical Benefits …

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Top 3 Most Popular Uses For Medical Marijuana


icon  20 Jan, 2016  /  icon  2        Author: Support Pot Valet

The Top 3 Most Popular Uses For Medical Marijuana At this point, only 6% of medical studies about marijuana are analyzing its medicinal properties. It seems there are at least 2 active chemicals with medicinal applications in this plant. These chemicals are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While CBD impacts the brain without the high, the THC provides the high and pain relief, plus other properties. With that being said, let’s have a look at the top 3 most popular uses for medical marijuana. Marijuana Can Be Used to Treat Glaucoma The eye disease known as glaucoma causes the pressure in the eyeball to increase. This damages the optic nerve and ends up in loss of vision. Marijuana can be used to treat and prevent glaucoma, as it decreases the pressure in the eye, according to the National Eye Institute. The effects of marijuana slow down the way the disease …

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Is Smoking Marijuana Bad for Your Lungs


icon  18 Jan, 2016  /  icon  4        Author: Support Pot Valet

In spite of all the health benefits medical marijuana has to offer us, scientists and medical professionals have always wondered if smoking marijuana will damage our lungs. After all, we know for sure that smoking in general (cigarettes or tobacco) can have a negative impact over the lungs; so perhaps the smoke of marijuana also does. However, according to a study conducted at Emory University, this may not be the case. A NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys) cross sectional-analysis discovered that adults between 18 and 59 years old, who smoked one joint (a marijuana cigarette) a day, were able to exhale the same FEV1 (forced expiratory volume, also known as the expiratory volume of air), in one second. Spirometry, which measures a person’s ability to exhale, is the method through which doctors diagnose respiratory illnesses that impair lung function. It was the method applied to the subjects involved …

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3 Big Marijuana Myths Busted


icon  16 Jan, 2016  /  icon  3        Author: Support Pot Valet

Cannabis opponents have, for decades, controlled the message around this popular plant, and have spread a few lies about its actual effects. This caused the use of marijuana to be a stigmata, a cause with effects that haven’t still worn off. The failed and expensive US war on drugs continues, and it seems the criminalization of cannabis users and distributors is a main priority in this war. Some of the governmental agencies continue to stubbornly classify marijuana as dangerous and with no medical value, in spite of the stacks of evidence that prove the contrary. While many know the truth about cannabis (that it is more effective than some prescription drugs in treating some illnesses and that it is healthier than alcohol) and while more than half of Americans want it legalized, the marijuana myths are still around in some mainstream circles. Those who oppose legalization are determined to ignore …

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The Recent Science Behind Medical Marijuana


icon  14 Jan, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

Until now, almost half of the states in America have legalized medical marijuana. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not regulated it since the drugs remain at the federal level. This forces medical users to search for treatment by themselves. There are thousands of years since humans have used cannabis, yet only in the past few decades have science professionals begun to really have a grasp on how the wide range of chemicals in cannabis function for the human health. Ingredients in Medical Marijuana Among other ingredients, in marijuana, there are at least 104 active cannabinoids.  These mimic the action of the brain’s signaling chemicals, which are known as endocannabinoids. These dock with some of the receptors that are situated on the surface of cells. For example, some of the cannabinoids dock with the receptors of adrenaline and serotonin. The most famous chemical in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, also …

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Medical Marijuana Continues to heal


icon  07 Jan, 2016  /  icon  2        Author: Support Pot Valet

More and more medical circles are accepting the use of medical marijuana, as scientific evidence shows that marijuana helps in the treatment of some illnesses. After cannabis has been legalized in some areas of the country, more and more people are starting to view this plan differently. The health benefits medical marijuana has to offer are more evident than ever. Many remarkable medical professionals have come to support the use of the plant as a treatment helper for many conditions. Medical Marijuana Slows Down Alzheimer’s Progression Studies revealed there has been an increase in the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This has determined a renewed interest in studies that search for medical solutions against the illness. The legalization of cannabis is seen by many as a new ray of hope for those showing early signs of Alzheimer’s. Marijuana has the ability to block the enzyme responsible with the …

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Medical Marijuana in Santa Barbara

Medical Marijuana in Santa Barbara


icon  31 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Since August 2015, the Medical Marijuana Santa Barbara Program has benefited from one approved Medical Marijuana Dispensary, located in the Outer State Street area. More than this, Santa Barbara has two more pending applications: one in the Upper De la Vina region, another in the Milpas region. The city of Santa Barbara needs to take action before March 1, 2016 if it really wants to manage its dispensaries. Governor Jerry Brown signed 3 laws in October that have to do with the cultivation, transport and also the selling of medical marijuana in Santa Barbara. They would not substitute for local laws that municipalities make before the deadline. As the suggested ordinance is created at this point, Santa Barbara will permit as much as 3 dispensaries yet no commercial farming. Just citizens with a doctor’s notice can cultivate medical marijuana at home. There are as much as 25, 000 medical marijuana patients in the South County, Howe stated, however it is going to be important to not grow very rapidly. The Architectural Board of Review has recently approved the proposal for the Milpas region, and the application for 2609 De la Vina St. continues to be criticized. Medical Marijuana Santa Barbara …

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Medical Marijuana in the Los Angeles


icon  29 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

The Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Program has greatly expanded over the past 5 years. As more and more health practitioners and doctors become a part of this growing network, together with more and more research institutes that are able and eager to make clinical studies on the health benefits of medical marijuana, more and more disease are getting approved to be treated with the use of medical marijuana. Currently, in Los Angeles, more than 150 diseases can be treated with medical marijuana. If you were wondering about the facts regarding the Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Program, here are a few of them. 1.  The proposition 215 legalizing medical marijuana in Los Angeles was originally passed in 1996, and it was called the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. 2. The Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Program is tracked, administered and funded by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). 3. As stated …

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Medical Marijuana for Migraine Patients


icon  24 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Before knowing all about medical marijuana for migraines, it is essential to first identify what a migraine is. The chronic headache that is most likely caused by the spasm and narrowing of blood vessels carrying blood to the brain is known as a migraine. The headache is so intense and can happen from once a year to as often as a few times a week. Besides the pain, other symptoms of a migraine may include nausea, sensitivity and vomiting. The identified factors of a migraine may be stress, caffeine, anger, hormonal imbalances or nicotine. Finding a solution to cure the pains from migraines is essential. Medical marijuana has been one of these solutions that has helped migraine sufferers release some of the tension and relieve some of the pain from these painful headaches. Why Use Medical Marijuana for Migraines? There is scientific proof medical marijuana is an effective treatment for …

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Marijuana and Cancer Treatment


icon  22 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Those interested in marijuana cancer treatment should have a look over the next few paragraphs, and see what this miraculous plant can do. Marijuana has been used as an herbal remedy for centuries. Scientists have discovered cannabinoids, the biologically active components in marijuana, to be biologically active and effective in treating some diseases, including cancer. At present, the US Drug Enforcement Administration has listed marijuana and the cannabinoids under the Schedule I controlled substances, which means is only legal to treat some of the medical conditions in many states. Marijuana and Cancer Treatment Studies Several scientific studies of smoked marijuana discovered that it could be useful in dealing with vomiting and nausea from the cancer treatment of chemotherapy. A number of reports have discovered that inhaled (used to smoke or perhaps vaporized) marijuana could possibly help in the therapy of neuropathic pain (aches brought on by damaged nerves). Testing has also proved that smoked marijuana has also helped improve the diet in HIV sufferers. Research has long demonstrated that individuals who used marijuana extract in medical testing tended to require much less pain medication. Cannabinoids in Marijuana Cancer Treatment …

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Marijuana Can Fight The Fight Against Glaucoma


icon  19 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Can Marijuana Help Treat Glaucoma? It is estimated, according to World Health Organization, that glaucoma is the second cause of blindness and about half of Americans with glaucoma are not even aware of it. Studies reveal that glaucoma could be genetic, yet science continues to be uncertain on what causes glaucoma to build and worsen. It’s been debatable over the last several years whether or not marijuana can help treat glaucoma, let’s look at some facts below and  put this discussion to rest. How Does Marijuana Impact Glaucoma? What has been discovered is that, together with other treatments, marijuana has significantly diminished vision loss caused by glaucoma. Usually, what causes glaucoma is pressure in the eye. Studies have shown some chemicals in marijuana have the positive effects of reducing the intra-ocular pressure, also known as IOP, by as much as 25%. Some would say this is an insignificant gain when you are thinking of the side effects of marijuana, but that …

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Relaxed Cannabis Drug Laws benefit Tourism in Colorado


icon  11 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Business owners in Colorado have claimed for a while now that legalization of the cannabis drug has improved tourism in the area, but now there is proof. It has been found in a recent study by the Colorado Tourism Office that many tourists are drawn to Colorado due to its relaxed weed laws and due to the easy accessibility to the substance. For a long time, it had been suggested that the increase in visitors was due to the marketing campaigns put in place, but the study shows that contrary to this belief, the increased marketing spending has not caused the tourism industry to succeed. Ad Campaign And Marijuana Dispensaries Responsible For Tourism Rise   More than 48% of the time, it was found that tourists cited that Colorado’s relaxed laws on cannabis were the main attraction although the ad campaign has been relatively successful. Al White, the former boss …

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Interesting Facts About Marijuana That You Should Know


icon  02 Dec, 2015  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

There Is No Evidence That Young People Will Be Affected By Relaxing Marijuana Laws Many people who oppose the legalization of recreational or even medical marijuana often try to make the claim that adolescents and young people will suffer as a result of the slacker laws. It has actually been proven however in the states where marijuana has already been legalized that this simply isn’t the case. If anything, there has been a decrease in marijuana abuse amongst younger adults in those states. This is probably because of the legalization taking away the glamor and taboo from the substance and greater availability via legitimate means such as marijuana dispensaries. The decriminalization of marijuana in these states has also seen a decline in the numbers of marijuana-related crimes committed by adults. Marijuana Is Certainly Not A Gateway Drug Most people who have used marijuana for recreational or medicinal use have never …

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Cannabis Drug Not Likely Cause For Traffic Accidents


icon  11 Nov, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Colorado made the decision to legalize the cannabis drug for its residents in 2012. The opposition to the vote predicted an increase in those driving under the influence of marijuana and in turn an increase in traffic accidents whilst under the influence of the drug. Some claim that the substance can cause response times to suffer and that the user’s judgment may become impaired when under the influence. According to statistics published when cannabis was first legalized in Colorado in 2001, there was a spike in traffic accidents involving drivers who had tested positive for marijuana, which campaigners attribute to the relaxed laws. Pot supporters, however argue that before marijuana was legalized, a third of drivers involved in accidents tested positive for marijuana anyway. Medical Marijuana Detectable For Weeks After Side Effects Wear Off Even though statistics do exist, it is actually next to impossible to get realistic statistics from …

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$3 Million Boost For Marijuana Cannabis Drug Addiction


icon  08 Jul, 2015  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

It has been announced that the National Institute of Health is pledging a huge $3 million to help find treatments for those who suffer from Marijuana Cannabis addiction.  It is estimated that over 4 million Americans are addicted to the substance and as president Obama helps fight with more states to legalize marijuana across the board, the assistance for those who want to get over their addiction shows a greater understanding from the government. The proposal for the grant outlines the concern to the public’s health, suggesting that this is an issue that demands attention.  Marijuana is a popular drug and users rely on it for a number of reasons, from Medical Marijuana For Pain Relief to treating health problems and because of this, it is becoming increasingly important to find a way to safely provide marijuana to the public. A better understanding to help those who are addicted The $3 million proposal will …

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5 Benefits for Cancer Patients Using Medical Cannabis


icon  26 Jun, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Whilst lawmakers and scientists struggle to agree on the validity of any claims that Medical Cannabis is a miracle cure for cancer, it is evident that those who are already undergoing medical treatment for cancer can benefit from taking the substance. Chemotherapy is a long and traumatic procedure for anyone to have to go through, and the side effects that this can bring are debilitating. Having Access to Medical Marijuana Delivery Service Can Help Ease Nausea Chemotherapy can cause nausea and vomiting in patients but using marijuana during chemo treatment can ease this symptom. The FDA have even accepted that marijuana can assist in easing nausea and vomiting and have approved a tablet form of THC that can be used by patients. This has been available through Medical Marijuana Delivery Services since 1985. Medicinal Marijuana Can Control Mental Health Problems Chemotherapy treatments can often cause depression as one of its …

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Louisiana Close to Seeing Medical Marijuana Legalized


icon  16 Jun, 2015  /  icon  2        Author: Support Pot Valet

Louisiana Close to Seeing Medical Marijuana Legalized 2015 has been a great year for supporters of medical marijuana legalization in the state of Louisiana. So far, a new bill that proposes access to medicinal marijuana for all those who need it has made it’s way a long way through the ranks of local governmental approval. Now, the fate of this new legislation lies in the hands of Governor bobby Jindal. If the bill is passed, it would make Louisiana the 24th state in America to allow it’s citizens to legally access the substance. The next step of the approval process looks positive for citizens of Louisiana. Jindal has already outwardly confirmed that he is in support of legalizing marijuana for the good health of those who would benefit from it. He has even gone so far as to admit that he was already had a chance to look at the bill …

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Marijuana Delivery for Veterans Could Help PTSD


icon  30 May, 2015  /  icon  5        Author: Support Pot Valet

How The Feds Are Learning That Marijuana Delivery for Veterans Could Help PTSD Whilst 23 states and counting have locally legalized the use of marijuana delivery services to some extent, with more following suit, it seems strange that the federal government are still having a hard time believing that there is any truth behind research about medicinal marijuana. Whilst studies have shown that marijuana has helped veterans who are suffering from PTSD, it has not been enough for the federal government to accept the truth, until now. Finally, the feds have approved a study, and if the results prove to be positive, this could see a move towards Marijuana Delivery being approved as a viable treatment for the strains of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Colorado Backs PTSD Study In Step Towards Vets Being Allowed To Buy Medical Marijuana Recently, members of congress actually voted out the possibility of veterans discussing …

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Legalizing Marijuana Delivery Service in Louisiana


icon  28 May, 2015  /  icon  3        Author: Support Pot Valet

Legislation Points Louisiana in the Right Direction for Legalizing a Marijuana Delivery Service Whilst Louisiana has been known to have overly strict policies on marijuana related offenses, new laws that are being taken into consideration would drastically reduce the effect of the penalties imposed on marijuana related arrests. New legislation was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in Louisiana just last week, which focuses on re-evaluating the current laws in the state that are inflicted on those offenders who have offended in the past. The next step for the bill is to go to the full senate for consideration. Whilst citizens would still not be able to use a Marijuana Delivery Service legally, it is possible that they could experience lesser penalties. Lower Sentences for Those Who Order Medical Marijuana Online It was only last year that a bill that had been proposed by Senator J.P. Morrell that had similarities …

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Bob Marley’s Important Argument For Medical Marijuana Legalization


icon  23 May, 2015  /  icon  3        Author: Support Pot Valet

One of the world’s most iconic musicians and leading advocate for medical marijuana legalization would have been 70 years old this past February. Bob Marley, who was well known for composing and singing numerous memorable hits in the reggae style was remembered earlier this year to mark the occasion. In his home country of Jamaica, citizens celebrated by holding reggae jam sessions and his family commissioned a video in his name too to remember his ideas for making the world a better place. Herbs From Nature, The Planet’s Natural Medical Dispensary One of the most memorable traits of Marley was how he publicly spoke out about Medical Marijuana and how much he believed in its many healing benefits. Bob Marley fiercely believed that there are spiritual, healing and meditational benefits to using the plant and defiantly opposed those who would try to use marijuana to incite fear and negativity amongst …

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