Ten questions police are using to strip a medical defense from a patient

Ten questions police are using to strip a medical defense from a patient

In the summer 2014 edition of the California Narcotics Officers Association’s quarterly magazine, The California Narcotics Officer, Seth Cimino of the Citrus Heights Police Department wrote, “The key is to lock your marijuana user into a statement. … You are more than likely to get cooperation from qualified patients, primary caregivers, etc. if you use(…)

Pontiac, MI Dispensary Raid Tied To State Elections

Pontiac, MI Dispensary Raid Tied To State Elections

Today on an unseasonably warm fall day, members of the Oakland County Narcotics Team knocked on the the door at Sky High & Wellness Center, a medical marijuana dispensary in Pontiac, MI. Officers forced their way in to the clinic, demanded full access and threatened to return in minutes with a warrant from a ready(…)

Science Busts One of the Most Common Myths About Smoking Pot

Science Busts One of the Most Common Myths About Smoking Pot

Moderate cannabis consumption by young people is not positively associated with changes in intelligence quotient (IQ), according to data presented this week at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual congress in Berlin, Germany. Investigators at the University College of London analyzed data from 2,612 subjects who had their IQ tested at the age of eight(…)

Cops and Marijuana Providers; Not That Different

Cops and Marijuana Providers; Not That Different

What could be more different than police officers and those that grow and sell marijuana to medical patients. Dispensaries are always at ‘war’ with law enforcement, and appear on the surface to be more different than same. Police officers are an odd bunch, they are on scene after murders and fights. They see dead kids and(…)

First Human Trials Using Cannabis To Treat Brain Cancer Under Way

First Human Trials Using Cannabis To Treat Brain Cancer Under Way

A European based pharmaceutical company called GW Pharmaceuticals is set to commence its first phase of clinical trials for the treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). It’s a bio-pharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, GBM accounts for approximately(…)