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Cancer-stricken Mackenzie prepares for pot sentencing

By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com   His gait is slow, and his eyelids often battle against the weight of sleep. Benton Mackenzie struggles, pausing to rest on each step as he climbs to the main floor of his parents’ two-story home, tucked between Eldridge and Long Grove. His eyes close and his back hunches from the […]

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Court Rules Workers Comp Must Cover Medical Marijuana

By Sarah Fruchtnicht   An injured worker who was prescribed medical marijuana by a doctor will be covered by worker’s compensation, the New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled. Gregory Vialpando claims he experienced severe pain after failed spinal surgeries to fix a back injury he suffered on the job. He met the threshold for payments […]

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New Study: Marijuana Compound Found to Prevent Blindness

by Elizabeth Renter   Among the many benefits of marijuana, such as its ability to inhibit cancer growth and halt seizures, the treatment of glaucoma has been long-standing and widely accepted. Well, a new study indicates the herb could also work to prevent blindness from another eye disease—retinitis pigmentosa. Retinitis pigmentosa is a condition that […]

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Freitag Launches 100 Percent Compostable Clothing Made From Plants

by Lori Zimmer   Freitag has made a name for themselves repurposing truck tarpaulins into stylish messenger bags and purses. Now, the Zurich-based company is coming out with a small apparel line, made from their newly developed biodegradable textile, F-abric. Made from fibers sourced in Europe, the F-abric clothing will begin to decompose within three […]

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THC In Cannabis Has Potential Therapeutic Effects On Alzheimer’s Disease

by T Goodman   “THC is known to be a potent antioxidant with neuroprotective properties, but this is the first report that the compound directly affects Alzheimer’s pathology by decreasing amyloid beta levels, inhibiting its aggregation, and enhancing mitochondrial function,” said lead author of the study, Chuanhai Cao. Dr. Cao reported that the concentrations of […]

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Medical Use of Marijuana for Dogs – The Irreverent Vet Speaks Out

By: Irreverent Vet   I would absolutely give my dog marijuana if it would improve his quality of life in the face of pain and anorexia. I would even go so far as trying to find someone that knew someone that would sell me a dime bag and make special cookies if I must! Of course, […]

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Italy Poised to Release 10,000 Cannabis Inmates

Raylan Campbell   Italy is poised to release about ten thousand inmates due to a shift in sentencing laws that eases punishment for cannabis use, growth and possession. The change comes as a result of the striking down of a law that previously tripled cannabis related sentences. The estimate is that about 40% of Italian inmates were […]

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Federal lawsuit filed against warrantless seizures

By Leah DeAnda LAKE COUNTY, California >> According to attorney Joe Elford, a lawsuit was filed Friday at the U.S. District Court in San Jose against Lake County authorities. Elford said the suit was on behalf of residents who claim they were subject to warrantless searches and unlawful abatement procedures by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Nixon Unknowingly ‘Muled’ for Pot Smuggling Louis Armstrong?

By Roger Stone   Richard Nixon (1913-94) could be quite naïve. In the late 1950s, the U.S. State Department made jazz legend Louis Armstrong (1901-71) a “Goodwill Ambassador” and underwrote a concert tour in Europe and Asia. On his return from the first two tours, Armstrong and his entourage were waived through customs without a […]

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Illegal Medicine: The Struggle of A Southern Medical Marijuana Activist

Sonja Renea   I find it surreal, this world I live in…a world that feels like a dream of how the future is not supposed to be. Ours is a world full of people who are suffering, living with pain that could be eased by a plant… a simple, beautiful flower. But they may not […]

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