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Congress Blocks Veterans Equal Access Amendment Despite House And Senate Approval

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, June, 29th 2016 by THCFinder

congress medical marijuanaOn Thursday, news broke that the Veterans Equal Access Amendment had been stripped from the House Conference Report of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017. The provision was removed from the conference version of the bill, despite passing in the Senate Appropriations Committee 20-9, and on the House floor 233-189. The removal of an amendment to an appropriations bill that has been approved in both chambers is unprecedented and defies explanation.

“Blocking this amendment at the conference committee stage is an assault on democracy and those Americans who risked their lives and health to defend it,” said Michael Liszewski, Government Affairs Director of Americans for Safe Access (ASA). “It’s shocking that House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers would allow a veterans health care provision that won by wide margins in a Senate committee and on the House floor to be stripped from the bill behind closed doors.”

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/congress-blocks-veterans-equal-access-amendment-despite-house-and-senate-approval/


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Trial Attempting to Treat PTSD with Synthetic Cannabis Drug Goes Wrong

Category: News | Posted on Wed, June, 29th 2016 by THCFinder

New York University has shut down eight clinical trials for PTSD involving an experimental drug designed to synthetically imitate the effects of cannabis. A similar drug was found to be responsiblefor the death of one French study participant in January.

After showing that people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder have an imbalance in their endocannabinoid systemAlexander Neumeister, then the director of the molecular imaging program in the Departments of Psychiatry and Radiology at NYU School of Medicine, got the go-ahead from NYU, and the funding from pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, to run a clinical trial on a poorly understood class of drugs known as FAAH inhibitors.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/trial-attempting-treat-ptsd-synthetic-cannabis-drug-goes-wrong


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, June, 28th 2016 by THCFinder


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Here's Why This Marijuana Drug Company's Stock Is Soaring Today

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, June, 28th 2016 by THCFinder

GW Pharmaceuticals  GWPH 6.22%  could be on its way to eventually winning the first U.S. approval for a marijuana-based prescription drug.

The U.K.-based biopharma on Monday unveiled more data finding that its investigational therapy Epidiolex, which is derived from a marijuana component called cannabidiol, or CBD, helped significantly reduce the number of monthly seizures suffered by patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS)—a rare disease that often strikes during childhood and usually causes debilitating epileptic episodes. It afflicts about 30,000 children and adults in the U.S., according to the LGS Foundation.

Read More:http://fortune.com/2016/06/27/gw-pharma-cannabis-drug-results/


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Tycotic - The Weed Song

Category: Videos | Posted on Tue, June, 28th 2016 by THCFinder


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