From realfarmacy.com At 10 months of age, Kalel Santiago of Puerto Rico was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma. He endured chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and surgery for two years—and survived. Then he was diagnosed with something permanent: severe autism that disabled him from speaking. “While he was in the hospital, we noticed he […]
Main Source: Natural Society
Date: 30 September 2016
Author: Julie Fidler
Marijuana seems to be a helpful substitute for pharmaceuticals
A study published on September 15 shows that in states where medical marijuana is legal, fewer people use opioid drugs, bolstering advocates’ claims that marijuana can substitute for more deadly substances. Continue reading In States that Legalize Medical Marijuana, Opioid Use Decreases
February 18, 2015
Here are the biggest marijuana economies in the world, as measured by the percentage of GDP devoted to cannabis in each country.
The liberalization of cannabis laws has been one of the biggest and most surprising business stories of the past decade.
Over the past 10 years, several states in the U.S. have legalized medical marijuana, while four—Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Alaska—have legalized recreational use. Meanwhile, poll data shows that a majority of Americans support outright legalization for the first time. As of January, 23 states and the District of Columbia have laws that allow marijuana use of some kind, and we can expect to see additional ballot measures addressing the issue in the years to come.
The legal changes have been a boon for legitimate businesses, which are scrambling to get a piece of the more than $40 billion U.S. consumers spend per year on the drug, according to an estimate from the Rand Corporation.
These companies must tread lightly since cannabis remains illegal on the federal level and in most countries around the world. At the same time, many analysts believe that the pot industry is ripe for consolidation as more legal barriers come down. After all, the weed market would benefit from economies of scale, and the company that successfully captures the public’s imagination with the right branding could be a nationwide player. Continue reading Fortune 5: The most potent pot economies in the world
Saturday, 30 August 2014
By Hannah Norton
Sister inspires special science project
By Hannah Norton
A Whangarei teenager is calling for medical marijuana to be trialled in New Zealand after a science project showed it would benefit her sister, who suffers from severe epilepsy.
And she has the backing of the New Zealand Drug Foundation, which is calling on the Government to help families dealing with children who suffer severe seizures to access a particular strain of the plant.
The Government has not discounted the idea, but says it is up the manufacturers of medical marijuana products to apply for government approval.
For her science fair research project this year, Whangarei Girls’ High student Claudia Cooke researched the effects of Charlotte’s Web, a strain of medical marijuana that is high in cannabidiol (CBD) content but low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
“[It’s] a form that users cannot get high from,” 15-year-old Claudia told the Northern Advocate. “It has been proven by extensive studies in the United States that it can help with epilepsy.” Continue reading Trial medical marijuana, says teen researcher