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About 59 percent of Americans support a ban on the sale of raw, unpasteurized milk, while just 47 percent support a ban on the sale of marijuana, according to Oklahoma State University’s Food Demand Survey, reports Sam Frizell at Time Magazine.
A patchwork of different laws regulate raw milk in the U.S., much like marijuana. States like New York and Iowa ban the retail sale of raw milk, while California and Idaho allow it.
Stevia Corp., an international farm management company and healthcare company, has announced the filing of a second important provisional patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for pain treatment using a combination of ibuprofen and cannabidiol (CBD).
The provisional patent application closely follows the company’s previously announced first provisional patent application for pain management using acetaminophen and CBD. As in the previous application, this patent includes multiple claims including, but not limited to, combinations of cannabinoids including CBD and ibuprofen for the treatment of pain.
The provisional patent application, a legal document which establishes an early priority date for the benefit of claiming “first to file” status against other companies or individuals, “was filed with the assistance of an intellectual property attorney with extensive experience in the healthcare industry,” according to a prepared statement from Stevia Corp.
Foria, containing cannabis extract, claims the relaxing properties of weed will help women have better and more satisfying sex, reports Trevor Hughes at USA Today. The spray has been available for a few months in California, but only to people with a medical marijuana authorization; the Colorado roll-out will be to the general public, since adults 21 and over are allowed to buy and use cannabis in the Rocky Mountain State.
The edible, coconut oil-based spray is designed to be sprayed onto the vagina about 30 minutes before sex. It’s making its Colorado debut on Thursday at an Aspen marijuana boutique.
“Initiative Measure No. 1372, filed January 6, 2015, will protect and strengthen the medical cannabis law, RCW 69.51A, by offering compassion, clarity and consistency,” said Kirk Ludden of Cannabis Patient Protection Washington (CPPWA) on Wednesday.
Signatures are being gathered to qualify for the November 2015 ballot, according to Ludden. The deadline for gathering the 246,372 signatures from register voters required to qualify is July 2, 2015.
“There are probably that many qualifying patients who are registered to vote,” Ludden said. “If they all make sure to sign a petition once, it will qualify for the ballot. If all the registered voters in Seattle signed a petition once, it would qualify for the ballot.”
Petitions are at the website: www.cppwa.org .
State Sen. David Haley (D-Kansas City) and state Rep. Gail Finney (D-Wichita) have once again introduced medical marijuana bills in the Kansas Legislature, as they’ve done every year since 2009.
“I think the ice is beginning to thaw regarding the reasonableness of the issue among the leadership of the Legislature,” Haley said.
Rep. Finney — who has undergone chemotherapy for lupus — thinks the bill will at least get a hearing after being ignored by Republican legislators for years. “Passing, I don’t know about that,” she added.
Two Democratic lawmakers have filed bills that would allow the use of medical marijuana in Indiana, but neither measure is likely to make any progress in the Republican-controlled Legislature, according to observers.
Sen. Karen Tallian (D-Portage) and Rep. Sue Errington (D-Muncie) are sponsoring bills in the Indiana Senate and House, respectively, that would allow state residents to use cannabis for medicinal purposes with a doctor’s authorization, reports the Associated Press.
Errington’s House bill would allow patients with conditions including cancer, glaucoma, AIDS, hepatitis C, Crohn’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease to use marijuana for treatment.
Unfortunately, the bill has been assigned to the House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee, where it’s unlikely to get a hearing, according to Errington.
Nate “Diggity” Johnson, co-owner of marijuana delivery service Green Umbrella, developed “Beast Mode OG,” a strain named after the football star during the run-up to last year’s Super Bowl, reports Stephen Cohen at the Seattle PI. Now Johnson and an unnamed grower have released “Beast Mode 2.0,” also known as “Beast Mode Blue Fire,” just in time for this year’s big game.
According to Diggity, this Beast Mode is even crazier than last year’s. “We’re back in the Super Bowl and better than ever now, so it only makes
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By Sergio Vidal
President, Multidisciplinary Association for the Study of Medical Marijuana (AMEMM)
Today, many scientists in different countries support the use of marijuana-based medicine as an effective treatment for diseases and to relieve various symptoms, including: AIDS, sickle cell anemia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spasticity, glaucoma, rheumatism, among others.
In Brazil, millions of people with one or more those conditions could benefit from the use of medicines containing the active ingredients of the cannabis plant. But every disease and illness requires a specific biochemical balance between cannabinoids and terpenes. Each needs a specific way of administration.
In addition, each genetic variety of marijuana has a specific and unique combination of those natural compounds. More than 85 molecules are produced exclusively by the marijuana plant, in addition to the most famous, THC and CBD.
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