Will WA State's Legal Marijuana Taxes Go To Health Care? Maybe Not

Considering the amount of money the city has spent chasing down dispensaries, it certainly makes sense to consider bringing the market above ground and generating some revenues from it

WASHINGTON: One selling point of Washington’s new legal marijuana law was that a huge chunk of pot-related tax revenue would be devoted to health coverage for low-income residents. But it’s not clear the money will go to health care after all.

Cannabis Biotech In Talks With Research Chemist to Explore Transmucosal Delivery

This project is part of the company’s strategy to develop a wider variety of delivery methods directed towards a growing, diverse patient base.

FLORIDA: Puget Technologies announced its subsidiary, Cannabis Biotech, is in talks with a research chemist to explore the development of an exclusive cannabis-based metered-dose transmucosal delivery platform. The transmucosal system is an effective means to introduce treatments across the mucous membrane and is a well-established and accepted system of administration. Cannabis Biotech sought out this eminently Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Compounds Can Kill Cancer Cells

A medical marijuana activist holds a sign during a rally Jan. 4, 2010, in Oakland, Calif. Research suggests marijuana may fight cancer itself, not just side effects.

UNITED KINGDOM: A British researcher has found that cannabinoids, a term for chemicals derived from marijuana, can kill leukemia cells, and he expects clinical trials for new medications to begin soon. The findings, published in the October issue of the journal Anticancer Research, show that certain non-psychoactive cannabinoids “resulted in dramatic reductions in cell viability” and Read the full article…

New Research Shows Marijuana Compounds Do Fight Cancer

The bracts (small leaves) surrounding a cluster of Cannabis sativa flowers are coated with cannabinoid-laden trichomes.

UNITED KINGDOM: Debate is just beginning in Washington over how medical marijuana will be grown and distributed now that the rules for the recreational market are established. Meanwhile, research into medical benefits of compounds within the cannabis plant continues to show effectiveness. Effectiveness against pain in its many forms and other side effects of major Read the full article…

Utah Lawmaker Will Help Moms Import Cannabis Extract

Isaac Sintz, 7, works with his spelling and speech tutor Cassidy Ulrich, who is also his aunt.

UTAH: Every week a tutor comes to April Sintz’s home to teach 7-year-old Isaac his letters. Developmentally delayed due to a rare seizure disorder, he is able to grasp the shapes and sounds but soon forgets them.

US Policy Clouds Approvals Of Medical Marijuana in Massachusetts

Doctors at Massachusetts community health centers have been advised not to authorize any of their more than 638,000 patients to obtain marijuana for medical purposes because the centers fear they would lose their federal funding.

MASSACHUSETTS: Doctors at Massachusetts community health centers have been advised not to authorize any of their more than 638,000 patients to obtain marijuana for medical purposes because the centers fear they would lose their federal funding.

Cannabinoids May Play Role In Migraine Relief

A clearer understanding of how the cannabinoid system affects migraines may lead to more lasting treatments.

CALIFORNIA: Those who suffer from migraines may be familiar with a family of drugs known as Triptans. While once thought to exert their effects by regulating serotonin levels, a team from the University of California’s Department of Neurology believe the headache relievers may be working via natural cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) as well.

Cannabinoids May Play Role In Migraine Relief

A clearer understanding of how the cannabinoid system affects migraines may lead to more lasting treatments.

CALIFORNIA: Those who suffer from migraines may be familiar with a family of drugs known as Triptans. While once thought to exert their effects by regulating serotonin levels, a team from the University of California’s Department of Neurology believe the headache relievers may be working via natural cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) as well.