Smoking Marijuana Causes ‘Complete Remission’ Of Crohn’s Disease, No Side Effects, New Study Shows

Marijuana – scientific name “cannabis” – performed like a champ in the first-ever placebo-controlled trial of the drug to treat Crohn’s Disease, also known as inflammatory bowel disease. The disease of the digestive tract afflicts 400,000 – 600,000 people in North America alone causing abdominal pain, diarrhea (which can be bloody), severe vomiting, weight loss, as...

Kitchener among first cities to host legal marijuana stores

The first batch of LCBO-run stores to sell marijuana will include a location in Kitchener. The LCBO announced Friday that it had chosen the 14 cities to host the first 40 stores of the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation, which will open in July 2018. Other communities west of Toronto selected for stores include Brampton, Hamilton, London,...

Legal marijuana is saving lives in Colorado, study finds

Marijuana legalization in Colorado led to a “reversal” of opiate overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health. “After Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more than 6% in the following 2 years,” write authors Melvin D. Livingston, Tracey E. Barnett, Chris Delcher and...

Opioid deaths in Colorado fell more than 6 percent after marijuana legalization

by Larry D. Curtis Colorado's trend of increasing opiate overdose deaths reversed and dropped when the state legalized marijuana for recreation, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health. "Legalization of cannabis in Colorado was associated with short-term reductions in opioid-related deaths," the study said. It urged further study, especially in states with...

Marijuana dispensary owner killed in North York shooting

BY NEWS STAFF The owner of a marijuana dispensary is dead after a shooting in North York on Saturday night. Police responded to a call just before 10 p.m. at a plaza at Finch Avenue and Milvan Drive, near Weston Road. They found a man with gunshot wounds, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have identified him...

Illinois high school confiscates student paper over marijuana story

ILLINOIS — A high school paper was confiscated by administrators who disapproved of two articles exploring why students smoke marijuana. The staff of The Evanstonian, the student newspaper of Evanston Township High School, which serves a northern suburb of Chicago, had already started distributing its Sept. 22 edition when one of their executive editors was pulled...

Teen drug use is declining as more states legalize marijuana

By Keegan Hamilton More than 63 million Americans now live in states where recreational marijuana use is legal — but that doesn’t mean more teens are smoking weed, according to new national data. The 42nd annual Monitoring the Future study, commissioned by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, surveyed eighth-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students across the U.S. and found...

Pennsylvania Mayor Walks Out of Meeting After Marijuana Decriminalization Passes

By Joseph Misulonas The city of Reading, Pennsylvania passed a motion on Monday to urge state lawmakers to lower penalties on marijuana possession as a summary offense (the least punishable crime) rather than a misdemeanor. But one person was not happy with the result of this vote: the Reading mayor. Reading Mayor Wally Scott walked out of the city council vote on lowering...

Medical patients should come first if there is a marijuana shortage, says patient advocate

With a nationwide shortage a distinct possibility when Canada legalizes pot for recreational use, Health Canada says it expects growers to give priority to medical patients who rely on the drug for everything from chronic pain to insomnia. An advocate for medical marijuana users says patients are concerned their supply is going to be pinched...

Legal Marijuana Will Pump Nearly $70 Billion A Year Into US Economy

New economic impact report demonstrates the industry's ripple effect. By: Terry Hacienda Legal marijuana will pump almost $70 billion a year into the U.S. economy in four years, according to  a study released this week in the Marijuana Business Factbook 2017. The report shows the total economic impact of marijuana regulation to rise from $18 billion in 2016 to...


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