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Published: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 03:04:58 -0700

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US MD: Researchers Aim to Catch UP With State's Pot Industry

Sat, 26 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 26 Dec 2015 - Experts Want More Data on Effects of Medical Marijuana Even though Maryland is following the lead of 23 other states in setting up a medical marijuana industry, the collective experience of those states has translated to relatively little understanding of how the dozens of active substances within the plant affect health.



CN BC: Flying High

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto 24hours, 24 Dec 2015 - Air Canada Grounds Medicinal Marijuana User Michael Korchak says he could see the stares and hear the whispers. He'd hit a snag on his trip home to Burlington last Thursday for Christmas and a group of Air Canada employees was gathering around him at its busy departure gate at the Halifax airport.



CN ON: Air Canada Leaves Flyer High And Dry

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 24 Dec 2015 - TORONTO - Michael Korchak says he could see the stares and hear the whispers. He'd hit a snag on his trip home to Burlington last Thursday for Christmas and a group of Air Canada employees was gathering around him at its busy departure gate at the Halifax airport.



CN ON: Smoke Screened

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 24 Dec 2015 - Soldier with medicinal pot barred from flight Michael Korchak says he could see the stares and hear the whispers. He hit a snag on his trip home to Burlington last Thursday for Christmas and a group of Air Canada employees was gathering around him at its busy departure gate at the Halifax airport.



US CO: Column: The Momentum Behind Medical Marijuana

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Boulder Weekly, 24 Dec 2015 - As the apothecary movement of dispensaries proves the market and merit of medical marijuana, the industry and its consumers find themselves in a grey area. The federal government promises to keep their nose out of state affairs, especially when it comes to the medical side of cannabis, but before landmark federal endorsement can come, the drug will be subject to the regulatory structures of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including medical trials and pharmaceutical regulation. There are small permissions for medical marijuana at the federal level, like last week when Congress passed language to stop the Obama Administration's Department of Justice from spending money to block the implementation of state medical marijuana laws. The language is a benchmark in the legalization of medical marijuana, signaling a major shift in drug policy as the reigns on prohibition loosen.



Canada: OPED: The Power Of Ayahuasca, And The Respect It Demands

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 22 Dec 2015 - As a Western-trained doctor, I have long been aware of modern medicine's limitations in handling chronic conditions of mind and body. For all our achievements, there are ailments whose ravages we physicians can at best alleviate. In our narrow pursuit of cure, we fail to comprehend the essence of healing. Thus the popularity of ayahuasca, the Amazonian plant medicine that many Westerners seek out for the healing of physical illness or mental anguish or for a sense of meaning amid the growing alienation in our culture.



US MA: OPED: A Coordinated Response To Substance Abuse

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Boston Globe, 18 Dec 2015 - As sheriff of one of the largest urban jail systems in the country, I see the devastating impact that the lack of substance abuse and mental health resources has on the women and men in our custody. The hallmark of a great society is how we care for our most compromised, and, as our current treatment policies stand, we are grossly negligent. County sheriff departments serve as the de facto health and addiction service providers for residents who do not seek, or have access to, care in the community. We deliver detoxification, recovery treatment, and long-term case management for addiction. Individuals in our custody who are struggling with mental illness have access to care and treatment that they could not obtain, much less afford, outside of our walls. But our fellow citizens should not have to go to jail in order to receive treatment.



US DC: Activists Want Ban on Pot in Private Clubs to Expire

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 11 Dec 2015 - Supporters of more liberal marijuana laws on Thursday delivered dramatic pleas that a temporary District law that bans consumption of the drug in private clubs be allowed to expire. If the ban remains, the District would be punishing the poor, the sick, children and many others, the advocates said, because the law effectively eliminates any loopholes allowing for marijuana use outside a private home. That leaves those who rent, are visiting or who live in federally subsidized housing without a "safe" space in which to partake, marijuana activists said.



CN ON: Mobile Marijuana Service On A Roll

Sun, 06 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 06 Dec 2015 - He brings pot information right to your door If Frank Medewar could have it his way, his Toyota Corolla would be known as the Weedmobile. "I just think there's a little bit too much stigma for me to pull up to a house in a little, white Beetle with the word 'cannabis' across the door," says the owner of InfoCannabis, a mobile medical marijuana service.