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Forum on Tennessee’s Medical Cannabis Act of 2017

An internet Forum on the need for Medical Cannabis in Tennessee will be broadcast live today Sunday, January 22nd, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. CST on the County Buzz Facebook page and also the Norml Tennessee Chapter Facebook Page. Paul Kuhn, Director of the Tennessee Research Institute, Joanne Collins, Clinical Cannabis Educator …

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The Neuro-Protective Properties of Cannabinoids

Cannabis was considered medicine for thousands of years and only over the last eighty years has it been stigmatized as a drug of abuse.  Thanks to countless scientists and their curiosity, we now understand that the compounds in cannabis interact directly with a widespread and complex system, named the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which works to [...]

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Cannabis Use For Pediatric Cancers

There is a tremendous amount of interest in the use of cannabis to treat cancer.  Over the past two decades, hundreds of studies have investigated the antitumor properties of cannabinoids with promising results. Unfortunately, we are lacking critical human research that answers the questions of which specific cancers respond to cannabis, which cannabinoids to use, [...]

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Constance Scharff, Phd: Medicine Or Health Risk? Parents Prescribed Medical Marijuana Are Clashing With Federal Agencies

Medical marijuana use in the United States is more prevalent than ever before. Twenty-six states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, seven of which have also legalized it for recreational use. But parents prescribed medical marijuana are beginning to see a backlash against the drug that could cost them custody …

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Is CBD Crystalline the Most Effective Cannabis Medicine?

This crystalline is 99% pure CBD but is it the most effective medicine cannabis has to offer? Ever since CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, broke the internet three years ago when he admitted, “We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States,” the U.S. has been on a [...]

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GOP to introduce medical marijuana bill for Tennessee

State Rep. Jeremy Faison and Sen. Steve Dickerson will propose bills to allow medical marijuana use in Tennessee. According to an announcement from the House Republican Caucus on Friday, the official announcement will come next week. Faison, R-Cosby, and Dickerson, R-Nashville, are planning an official announcement that will cover the …

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The Conversation US: What Do We Know About Marijuana’s Medical Benefits? Two Experts Explain The Evidence.

We have no political position on cannabis legalization. We study the cannabis plant, also known as marijuana, and its related chemical compounds. Despite claims that cannabis or its extracts relieve all sorts of maladies, the research has been sparse and the results mixed. At the moment, we just don’t know …

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Marijuana May Alleviate America’s Opioid Crisis, New Study Suggests

Access to medical marijuana may be cutting down on the overall use of opioids, including prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Percocet, new research suggests. In a study, researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health analyzed traffic fatality data from 1999-2013 for 18 U.S states. They found that most states …

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Pot could be ‘exit drug’ for people with opioid addictions: study

Everyone has heard marijuana described as a “gateway drug” to harder substances, but a new study suggests it could actually help people overcome serious addictions. A team from the University of British Columbia has found using pot can potentially aid some people who are struggling with alcohol or even opioid …

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Newest Research Shows Marijuana is Not a Gateway Drug

While this past week has offered little to our community but fear, anxiety, and the dingy reality of what a Trump administration could mean for states seeking to reform their marijuana laws, there remained one bright spot in the news. Marijuana found innocent of being a “gateway drug” After a grim string of days punctuated [...] Source: http://www.marijuana.com

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Lawmakers Push DEA to Justify Marijuana Eradication

A bipartisan group of members of Congress is pushing a government watchdog agency to investigate the effectiveness of a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) program aimed at chopping down marijuana plants. “Over half the states have now legalized marijuana in some form, yet the DEA continues to funnel millions of tax dollars every year into marijuana eradication,” eight U.S. House [...]

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Congress Won’t Let Veterans Access Medical Marijuana After All

An effort to allow veterans to access medical marijuana in states where it’s legal died Wednesday night when Congress passed a spending bill without the provision included. The Veterans Equal Access Amendment would have nullified a Department of Veterans Affairs standard that keeps its doctors from recommending medical cannabis as …

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Medical Marijuana Proposal Would Face Long Road Before Legalization in Tennessee

While some opinions may be shifting, an effort to legalize medicinal marijuana in Tennessee could prove to be a difficult undertaking. State Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-11th, of Cosby, continues to push for legalization of cannabis for specific medical purposes statewide. He has said he will introduce such legislation next year if he’s re-elected to the […]

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Family says moving from Tennessee to Colorado saved their daughter’s life – WATE 6 On Your Side

Related Coverage GREENEVILLE (WJHL) – A Tennessee state representative plans on introducing legislation that would legalize medical marijuana in the state after meeting with several families who moved from Tennessee to Colorado to get treatment they can’t get here. “Overwhelmingly every single person I interviewed was very pleased at what they’ve done, the quality of […]

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Alice O’Leary Randall: Cannabis for Cancer Treatment: Hype or Hope?

NOTE: This article originally appeared in Mary’s Cannabis Primer: Cannabis & Cancer From its earliest days the medical cannabis issue has been driven by the plant’s usefulness in treating the side-effects of cancer chemotherapy including emesis (nausea and vomiting) and pain. More recently there have been reports of the plant’s …

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