Tag Archive: Health Care

Aug 25

Congressmen Want to Know Why Jeff Sessions Is Standing in the Way of Marijuana Research – High Times

Congressional forces, at least the dedicated few with enough cojones to swing violent haymakers in the name of marijuana reform on Capitol Hill, are working to get U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to justify his personal decision to squash an expansion effort designed to improve the state of cannabis research in the United States.Earlier this …

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May 09

Study: Side Effects Emerge After Approval for Many U.S. Drugs – High Times

BY LINDSEY TANNERAP MEDICAL WRITER CHICAGO (AP) Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, a new analysis found.The results covered all 222 prescription drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 2001 through 2010. …

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Mar 10

Pot Matters: Sessions Backs Down on Legalization – High Times

As first reported by Politico, “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has privately reassured some Republican senators that he won’t deviate from an Obama-era policy of allowing states to implement their own marijuana laws.”Senator Rand Paul revealed that Sessions affirmed his support for “states’ rights on these things.’Senator Cory Gardner has reportedly talked to several administration officials and …

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Mar 06

Republicans Quietly Admit Medical Pot Is Here to Stay – High Times

No medical marijuana patient’s garden was too small for Asa Hutchinson. Under Hutchinson, who served as the administrator for the DEA under George W. Bush from August 2001 to January 2003, the nation’s drug cops raided cannabis grows with as few as six plants.Once the windowsill-sized gardens were wiped out, their gardeners went to prison—even if …

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Mar 02

Bill to Remove Cannabis from Federal Schedule Introduced in House | Ganjapreneur

Republican Congressman Tom Garrett has introduced a bill that would remove cannabis from the federal list of controlled substances, allowing it to join other industries such as alcohol and tobacco. According to a press release, the Virginia lawmaker says the proposal “fulfills a responsibility to create a level playing field across the country.” “I have …

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Mar 02

Civil Cold War: The Oncoming State-Federal Marijuana Battle – High Times

The Trump administration’s spokesperson Sean Spicer has recently signaled that it will abide by the Congressional spending rider that prevents federal interference in the states that have legalized the medical use of marijuana. However, it has also made clear that recreational marijuana is very different than medical marijuana and that we could see more federal …

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Feb 24

Congressional Cannabis Caucus Responds To White House Statement On Marijuana Policy – Weed News

The bipartisan Congressional Cannabis Caucus released the following statement in response to White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s suggestion that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana.“Today’s statement by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer regarding marijuana policy reaffirms the need for the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. Last November, eight more …

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Feb 20

Can Marijuana Help Solve the Opioid Epidemic? – The Atlantic

James Feeney, a surgeon in Connecticut, heard it from his patients. A few actually turned down his prescription for oxycodone, the popular opioid painkiller that has also gained notoriety with the opioid epidemic. His patients, Feeney recalls, would say, “Listen, don’t give me any of that oxycodone garbage. … I’m just going to smoke weed.”“And …

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Feb 06

Treating Cancer With THC Oil Is The Key and Not CBD | 4 Stories Daily Update

Gotcha. Well, they say that people have changed due to inspiration or desperation and it feels like we’re at desperate times now for some of these medical researchers and people who are dying in-sick. Could you just tell our viewers a little bit what’s the difference who people that are neophytes and just beginning between …

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Jan 30

Former DEA Spokeswoman: Marijuana is Safe and The DEA Knows It – #illegallyhealed

“Marijuana is safe, we know it is safe. It’s our cash cow and we will never give up,” Belita Nelson told an audience of doctors and nurses at the Marijuana for Medical Professionals Conference in Denver, Colorado this month. 7Nelson says that was the first thing she learned from her Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) education …

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