Modern science has already confirmed the efficacy of cannabis for most uses described in the ancient medical texts, but prohibitionists still claim that medical cannabis is “just a ruse.”
A ground-breaking study has documented the superior therapeutic properties of whole plant Cannabis extract as compared to synthetic cannabidiol (CBD), challenging the medical-industrial complex’s notion that “crude” botanical preparations are less effective than single-molecule compounds.
The amendment, which would have to pass muster in the Senate to take effect, prohibits the Justice Department, which includes the Drug Enforcement Administration, from spending taxpayers’ money on raids or other attempts to stop medical use of marijuana in the 22 states that allow it.
Dr. Sarne of Tel Aviv University has recently uncovered marijuana's ability to protect the brain from trauma in mice.
Medical marijuana exhibits healing versatility in a yearlong study of 19 nursing home patients as hemp is claimed to repair damaged cells and even DNA.
The market for medicinal cannabis was estimated to be $1.7 billion in 2011. Like health food and hip-hop, cannabis was going corporate. As a wave of newbies began to challenge the old guard, movement veterans recalled the days before Proposition 215. "A lot of people want to cash in but they don't have an appreciation of what it took to get here. They don't know the history."
MAPS Mile High Summit leads the post-election conversation about marijuana while New Jersey's medi-mary reform faces controversy and Arizona's prop 203 passes.