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September 04, 2017

Jeff Sessions is all talk....

Although the Trump administration emerged with a raging hard-on earlier this year in the name of a renewed discipline to combat the War on Drugs, a recent analysis by CBS News indicates that all of the tough talk pertaining to the ramping up of drug prosecutions in the United States has, so far, resulted in nothing more than empty threats..read more>

August 23, 2016

Court says feds can’t prosecute for medical Cannabis use!

In a potential legal breakthrough for medical marijuana, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Justice Department cannot prosecute anyone who grows, supplies or uses the drug for medical purposes under state law because Congress has barred federal intervention...Read full article > 
February 28, 2016

Cancer.gov adds Cannabis to list of treatments!

Last month Cancer.gov added Cannabis and Cannabinoids as treatments for various types of cancer and list the benefits to the central nervous system and immune system. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration still has not approved Cannabis as a treatment for cancer or any other medical condition..about time they get with it....learn more here

January 15, 2016

marijuana ›   medical ›   patient ›   state rights ›  

States can’t force medical marijuana patients to try ‘standard treatments’ first.

An article we ran across from May 1st, 2015..very interesting: A Santa Fe district court judge struck down a state rule that required medical patients to exhaust “standard treatments” before entering the Medical Cannabis Program.. Read full article > 


January 12, 2016

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Cannabis Definitions

 Tetrahydrocannabinol ( THC ) usually refers to the naturally existing isomer of delta-9-THC, but also may include delta-8-THC. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and delta-1-tetrahydrocannabinol are two names for the same molecule according to different numbering systems (monoterpenoid and dibenzopyran nomenclature). Generally the natural (-)-trans-isomer of delta-9-THC of the cannabis plant, the (-)-delta-9-trans-tetrahydrocannabinol or dronabinol is designated. Chemically, delta-9-THC is defined as (6aR-trans)-6a,7,8,10a-tetrahy-dro6,6,9-trimethyl-3-pentyl-6H-dibenzo[b,d]pyran-1-ol with a molecular weight of 314.47 Da.
     The term "cannabinoid" has different meanings. In a more narrow sense, it designates the natural cannabinoids of the cannabis plant. In the broadest sense, it includes all chemicals that bind to the cannabinoid receptors and related compounds. The endogenous ligands of the cannabinoid receptors have been termed endocannabinoids.
     Cannabidiol ( CBD ), is the major non-psychotropic cannabinoid found in Cannabis. It has shown anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-emetic, muscle relaxing, anxiolytic, neuroprotective and anti-psychotic activity and reduces the psychoactive effects of THC. The mode of action of cannabidiol is not fully understood and several mechanisms have been proposed, including an antagonistic action at the CB1 receptor.
     Cannabis sativa L. ( Hemp ) is an annual plant, normally dioecious, with male and female flowers developing on separate plants. Depending on THC and CBD content hemp can be divided into fibre and drug types. There are regional differences in the employment of the terms cannabis, hemp and marijuana. In the USA and Canada the term "hemp" is usually only applied to fibre hemp in contrast to the term "marijuana", while in many regions of Europe hemp ("Hanf") can be applied to drug types as well (in the sense of the old term "Indian hemp").
     Marijuana (marihuana) is a colloquial name for dried leaves and flowers of cannabis plant varieties rich in THC (1-30% THC). The median content of THC in marijuana originating in the USA from 1980 - 1997 was 4.2%.