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    raised my kid. Taking care of my little farm of 2 cats, 7 chickens (2 hens, 5 teens), new dog from the pound, and fish. Growing lots of different types of plants not just cannabis.

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  1. California weed researcher explains why we know so little about marijuana health claims It’s easier to study fake THC than the real thing, among other problems 01/15/2018 By Amy Martyn California’s Proposition 64 did more than legalize recreational weed. The voter-approved measure also stipulated that researchers combat stoned driving by finding marijuana’s equivalent to the breathalyser with a grant from California Highway Patrol. Responsible for those studies is a team of psychiatrists at the University of California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR), a publicly-funded lab established twenty years ago for the sole purpose of studying weed. The CMRC exists thanks to another state law. California voters in 1996 decided to allow access to medical marijuana under the Compassionate Use Act. But because there was a lack of evidence available from the FDA about marijuana’s medical benefits, lawmakers several years later established a program to oversee high-quality research into the therapeutic effects of marijuana at the state’s University of California campuses....... https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/california-weed-researcher-explains-why-we-know-so-little-about-marijuana-health-claims-011518.html
  2. Can Medical Marijuana Actually Kill Cancer Cells In The Brain? Mounting evidence shows that marijuana represents 'a new class of anticancer drugs.' Terry Hacienda Jan 19, 2018 Last year, Sen. John McCain revealed that he has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive tumor that forms in the tissue of the brain and spinal cord. The Arizona Republican underwent a four-hour surgery to remove a blood clot and is currently in good condition. McCain’s home state of Arizona, fortunately, has a medical marijuana program and cancer is a qualifying condition. Could cannabis help McCain? Yes, and there is a significant body of scientific evidence to support the claim. Earlier this year, in what was heralded as a breakthrough for cancer research, GW Pharmaceuticals announced positive results from a study using a combination of cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol to treat an aggressive form of brain cancer....... https://thefreshtoast.com/cannabis/can-medical-marijuana-actually-kill-cancer-cells-in-the-brain/
  3. The ABCs Of CBD: What Parents Should Tell Their Kids This book cuts through stigma, fear, social injustice, and misinformation that's kept cannabis out of patients’ hands for far too long. By: Tracey Henry Jan 18, 2018 The ABC’s of CBD: The Essential Guide for Parents (And regular folks too), a new book by author, activist and devoted “Canna Mom” Shira Adler, is all about CBD but it just might change how you think about cannabis in general. Written in clean, factual, and often humorous prose, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in the subject of CBD, medical marijuana, or alternative health solutions. The first thing we learn is that CBD, the “other” ingredient found in the cannabis plant or in hemp, will not get you “stoned.”..... https://thefreshtoast.com/cannabis/the-abcs-of-cbd-what-parents-should-tell-their-kids/
  4. I think this is a terrible idea. Taxing a patient's plants, really how is that moral. We don't make patients pay a tax went they go to a dispensary, why do they think its ok to tax their medicine when its in a live plant form. Most OMMP patients have high medical bills already, and I wouldn't be surprised having a low income. They don't need yet another tax/bill to deal with. They already made it nearly impossible for patients that grow for whatever reason to find a grower. As for the rec growers, IMO the added cost (tax) will make its way to the consumer at the dispensaries.
  5. Re-criminalizing cannabis is worse than 1930s 'reefer madness': Guest opinion Jan 18, 2018 By Guest Columnist By Miriam Boeri (THE CONVERSATION) In the 1930s, parents across the U.S. were panicked. A new documentary, "Reefer Madness," suggested that evil marijuana dealers lurked in public schools, waiting to entice their children into a life of crime and degeneracy. The documentary captured the essence of the anti-marijuana campaign started by Harry Anslinger, a government employee eager to make a name for himself after Prohibition ended. Ansligner's campaign demonized marijuana as a dangerous drug, playing on the racist attitudes of white Americans in the early 20th century and stoking fears of marijuana as an "assassin of youth." Over the decades, there's been a general trend toward greater social acceptance of marijuana by a more educated society, seeing the harm caused by the prohibition of marijuana. But then, on Jan. 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era memorandum suggesting federal agents should let states regulate control of marijuana and focus their efforts on other drugs..... http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2018/01/re-criminalizing_cannabis_is_w.html#incart_river_index
  6. Californians Can Apply to Have Their Records Wiped Clean of Weed Charges Claire Valentine 01/19/18 As states move toward legalizing marijuana (eight so far with several others seriously considering it), the question of who is going to cash in on the massive amounts of money to be made in the freshly legal industry becomes ever more pressing. When drug dealing transforms into legal entrepreneurship overnight, what becomes of the people and communities whose lives have been torn apart by incarceration for the former? Plenty of activists, writers and otherwise progressive thinkers have called out the hypocrisy of investors making millions off the now-legal product while others continue to either languish in prisons or struggle to find gainful employment for marijuana-related offenses, especially when you take into account the ways people of color and poor people have been disproportionately targeted by the War on Drugs...... http://www.papermag.com/california-legal-weed-marijuana-records-1-2526627800.html
  7. Medical Marijuana In School Case Returns To Court Monday January 19, 2018 CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — A Hanover Park mother’s fight to allow her daughter to take medical marijuana at school returns Monday to federal court. The case involves 11-year-old Ashley Surin, whose seizures linked to leukemia treatments are eased by medical marijuana. But Illinois law prohibits dispensing of medical marijuana on school grounds, so her mother Maureen Surin went to federal court. WBBM’s Jim Gudas reports.... http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/01/19/medical-marijuana-in-school-case-court/
  8. How A Texas Medical School Student Turned Into A Cannabis Advocate After a severe car accident an opioid medications, she discovers a better treatment: Marijuana. Trey Reckling Jan 17, 2018 Kyle Dijon Hill is a medical school student from Texas. She is currently attending the St. Martinus University School of Medicine in the Caribbean and wants to help patients fight opioid addiction with the help of cannabis. She knows how painful life on opiate medication is; she has been there. After college Hill was on track to go to medical school. An ordinary day turned nearly tragic when she was in a severe car crash that resulted in her living in a hospital bed for over four months. Bones had been broken in her neck, her femur was broken, as were the majority of her ribs and her head was secured with a halo brace that further limited her mobility. Hill had multiple surgeries and was in tremendous pain. Doctors had her on a regular regimen of Dilaudid, a professional grade opiate for months. Hill went through difficult physical therapy, learning how to walk and move again through the pain. “Coming out of the hospital I was on Fentanyl patches, Oxycontin, Hydrocodone … the works. This is before I had any medical training. I just trusted my physician and took whatever he told me to take.” It resulted in her liver enzymes being out of whack, caused her emotional distress and severely diminished her quality of life. Said Hill....... https://thefreshtoast.com/cannabis/how-a-texas-medical-school-student-turned-into-a-cannabis-advocate/
  9. Is Oklahoma Getting Ready To Vote On Medical Marijuana? In the heart of prohibition, voters get legal weed on the ballot. January 18, 2018 Adam Drury With Oklahoma getting ready to vote on medical marijuana this summer, state lawmakers are scrambling to figure out what to do if the vote passes. Oklahoma Getting Ready To Vote On Medical Marijuana Legislators’ responses to the announcement about the upcoming vote suggest they’ve been caught somewhat off guard. After all, Oklahoma residents gathered more than 66,000 signatures, the required amount to put an issue on the ballot, back in 2016. It took Republican Governor Mary Fallin more than a year to “fulfill my duty as governor” and decide when the vote would occur. On Thursday, Gov. Fallin issued a statement setting the referendum on State Question 788 for June 26, the date of the state primary election...... https://hightimes.com/news/oklahoma-getting-ready-vote-medical-marijuana/
  10. Former NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s 5 Worst Opinions On Marijuana 'Blood money,' death, and poisoning children are among his stances. Brendan Bures Jan 18, 2018 Last week we wrote about how New Jersey legislators had established a path to legalizing recreational marijuana, thanks to Democratic State Sen. Nicholas Scutari introducing a key measure to allow its sale and usage. Scutari had introduced a very similar bill last session and back in 2014 when Chris Christie was at the helm. The differences between now and then? The New Jersey Senate is filled with a Democratic majority following recent elections and Phil Murphy, who campaigned in part on legalizing recreational marijuana, assumed the New Jersey gubernatorial role this week....... https://thefreshtoast.com/marijuana-legislation/former-nj-gov-chris-christies-five-worst-opinions-on-marijuana/
  11. House Bill Seeks To End War On Marijuana Posted by CN Staff on January 19, 2018 at 05:29:56 PT By Janet Burns Source: Forbes Washington, D.C. -- Yesterday, Representatives Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna introduced a house bill aimed to reform federal cannabis laws and foster healing in communities that prohibition has hurt most. Introduced in the Senate last August by New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, the 'Marijuana Justice Act of 2017' seeks to remove cannabis from the U.S.' illegal and restricted drug 'schedule,' and to address the destructive impacts that cannabis prohibition continues to have on both individuals and their government. During a Facebook Live event, Reps. Lee and Khanna joined Sen. Booker and members of the nonprofit Drug Policy Alliance to announce the introduction of a companion bill to Booker's S. 1689, which has a dozen House cosponsors so far. They also discussed the need for meaningful cannabis reform--and voters' demand for it--in the wake of our mass incarceration crisis, which has primarily impacted communities of color around the country..... http://cannabisnews.com/news/29/thread29229.shtml
  12. What Trump said about marijuana enforcement while campaigning in Colorado Jan 19, 2018 By Vince Bzdek, The Gazette Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent decision to clear the way for possible enforcement of federal laws that outlaw marijuana contradicts what Donald Trump told The Colorado Springs Gazette during his presidential campaign. During a conversation with The Gazette’s editorial board in July 2016, Trump, then the GOP nominee, repeatedly pledged that he would respect states’ legalization laws and take a wait-and-see approach to enforcing federal law...... http://www.thecannabist.co/2018/01/19/marijuana-trump-federal-enforcement-campaign/97113/
  13. How California leaders are fighting back against Sessions’ marijuana crackdown Jan 19, 2018 By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian California legislators are fighting back against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ attempt to crack down on state cannabis programs, launching letter-writing campaigns, proposing new laws and discussing federal lawsuits to safeguard legal marijuana. “The genie is out of the bottle, so to speak,” said Rep. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana, who’s calling for federal legislators to block Department of Justice appointments until the Trump administration changes its stance on marijuana...... http://www.thecannabist.co/2018/01/19/california-leaders-fighting-sessions-marijuana-crackdown/97112/