Daily News & Info - Thursday July 28th, 2016


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Marla Levy has had Multiple Sclerosis for 18 years  

National MS Society : The question of whether marijuana — produced from the flowering top of the hemp plant, cannabis sativa — should be used for symptom management in multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex one. It is generally agreed that better therapies are needed for distressing symptoms of MS — including pain, tremor and spasticity — that may not be sufficiently relieved by available treatments. Still, there are uncertainties about the benefits of marijuana relative to its side effects.

The Society supports the rights of people with MS to work with their MS health care providers to access marijuana for medical purposes in accordance with legal regulations in those states where such use has been approved. In addition, the Society supports advancing research to better understand the benefits and potential risks of marijuana and its derivatives as a treatment for MS. 

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Thursday July 28th, 2016
The Marijuana industry could reach $100 billion a year by 2029 in the U.S. alone 

But the path to expansion isn't without obstacles for entrepreneurs struggling to build companies.

Canada - Globe and Mail investigation puts dispensary marijuana to the test
As the federal government explores how to properly legalize marijuana, hundreds of dispensaries have sprung up in Vancouver and Toronto – all of them selling a product that is still illegal and having no obligations in terms of labelling, safety or quality assurance.

The Globe and Mail procured nearly 400 grams of dried cannabis flower from nine Toronto dispensaries in the hopes of determining what exactly is in the pot that has suddenly become so accessible. The findings show that much of the rhetoric on both sides is inaccurate and misleading: Samples from three dispensaries would not be permitted for sale if they were held to the same standards that Ottawa imposes on licensed medical-marijuana producers. But The Globe’s investigation also found that some of those standards have been inappropriately mandated by Health Canada, and there is much debate over how much of a risk those failing samples actually pose.
More @ Globe & Mail

8 Surprising Beauty Benefits of Marijuana

No, this is not a public call to action to make like Snoop Dogg and smoke weed everyday per se. But if science is any indication, when applied topically, cannabis can be beneficial to your beauty routine. Here, an impressive amount of reasons you should consider a cannabis-infused hair treatment or skin elixir.
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Why Some People Think Marijuana Consumers Are Lazy: A History

I no longer doubt that marijuana can be an intellectual stimulant," wrote the Harvard professor Lester Grinspoon in 1994. "It can help the user to penetrate conceptual boundaries, promote fluidity of associations, and enhance insight and creativity." Those sentences are from his introduction to an edition of Marihuana Reconsidered, his groundbreaking 1971 book that aimed to challenge the public outcry over marijuana use.
More @ Vice

Oregon State Fair Will Be First to Feature Marijuana Plants

You might remember your last trip to the state fair — the fried foods, the sketchy carnival rides, the monster pumpkins on display. At this year’s Oregon State Fair, there will be a new attraction: Oregon-grown cannabis.

For the first time ever, prime examples of the Beaver State’s cannabis crop will be on display at the annual festival, which is scheduled to run in Salem from Aug. 26 through Sept. 5. More than 60 growers will be showcasing their live cannabis plants, which will be judged by Ed Rosenthal, the growing guru and former High Times columnist, along with four local growers.

HEMP - First cultivated hemp field in Minnesota since 1950 is growing strong

John Strohfus, owner of Strohfus Stock Farm in Hastings, grows a lot of things, but recently with the help of his partners Ben Thurmes and Ken Anderson, he’s added hemp to his list and made some history doing it. Eighteen acres of hemp was planted on June 17 in Hastings. It was the first time since 1950 that hemp has been intentionally planted in the state of Minnesota.
More @ Grand Forks Herald


The Use of Medical Marijuana to Manage Symptom Burden in Spinal Cord Injury

Presented by Gregory T. Carter, MD, MS, Medical Director, St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, Spokane, Washington on June 7, 2014. Dr. Carter discusses the history of medical cannabis (marijuana) in the U.S., the physiological effects of cannabis on the central nervous system, and the current scientific evidence regarding the safety and effectiveness of cannabis as a treatment for neuropathic pain when used under a physician's supervision.
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