Medical Marijuana (Cannabis)


medical-marijuanaProponents of medical marijuana stress the point it can be a beneficial as well as highly cost-effective treatment for the signs and symptoms of certain types of cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, serious pain, glaucoma, epilepsy, along with other ailments. They refer to numerous peer-reviewed investigations, distinguished medical organizations, key government studies, in addition to the consumption of marijuana as medication throughout the history of civilization.

Opponents of medical marijuana assert it to be far too detrimental to benefit from, does not have FDA-approval, and also a variety of lawful medications render marijuana use unnecessary. They claim marijuana is addicting, contributes to heavier drug usage, interferes with fertility, impairs operating a vehicle, and even injures the lung tissue, autoimmune system, and memory. They contend that medical marijuana is a doorway for cannabis legalization for recreational use. (source)

Governor Signs Law Making Pennsylvania the 24th Medical Marijuana State

Surrounded by hundreds of patients and advocates at the state capitol, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law a bill on Sunday afternoon that will make the Keystone State the 24th state in the nation, plus the District of Columbia, to pass a law creating an effective, comprehensive medical marijuana program. The bill, Senate Bill 3, …
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PAX 2 Vaporizer / Titan 2 Review – The Good, The Bad, The Hidden

Sponsored by Hydra Vapor Tech – Most people are familiar with [or have at least heard of] PAX — and for good reason. The San Francisco-based startup found jaw-dropping success in 2007 when they released the original PAX as one of the first portable, dry-leaf vaporizers of its kind. In a Fortune interview last year, the company boasted about how it generates more …
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The Dangers of Spice & Other Forms of Synthetic Marijuana

Synthetic Marijuana Is Not The Same As Naturally Grown Cannabis Synthetic cannabinoids laced on plant material were first reported in the U.S. in December 2008, when a shipment of “Spice” was seized and analyzed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Dayton, Ohio. Spice or some other 500 names of synthetic drugs being marketed as …
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The Importance of Personalized Medicine and Its Role in the Cannabis Industry

Also known as “precision medicine, P4 medicine, and/or stratified medicine,” personalized medicine is the practice of tailoring medical decisions, prescriptions, practices, and interventions to a particular individual. The concept is simple, really: no two people share the same exact genetic content; seeing as genetics play a significant role in the efficacy of pharmaceuticals, why should two …
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Medical Marijuana Legalized in Australia

The Australian Parliament passed a measure Wednesday legalizing medical marijuana. The amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act will allow cannabis to be legally grown for medical and scientific purposes for the first time in Australia. So How Will Australia’s New Medical Marijuana System Work? Up until this point, The Commonwealth had laws in place that permitted the importation of …
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