Despite Colorado's marijuana laws, employers allowed to ban it's use
Category: News | Posted on Sun, July, 28th 2013 by THCFinder
Although Von Miller plays professional football in Colorado, where marijuana is legal, he still has to play by the rules of the NFL.
Amendment 64, which was approved by Colorado voters in November 2012, is now enacted as Article 18, Section 16 of the state constitution. The amendment allows those 21 years of age or older to use and possess marijuana.
However, the amendment states: "Nothing in this section is intended ... to affect the ability of employers to have policies restricting the use of marijuana by employees."
In short, even though the law permits marijuana use, private businesses don't have to. Marijuana is one of the drugs banned by the NFL.
Miller is appealing a four-game suspension for an unspecified violation of the NFL drug policy. The Denver Post received documentation that showed Miller tested positive for marijuana multiple times during his 2011 rookie season.
Read more: http://www.denverpost.com
New Study: Cannabis Can Inhibit The Pain Associated With Bone Cancer
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, July, 28th 2013 by THCFinder
A new study conducted by the Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota, and published in the most recent issue of the journal Neuroscience, has found that cannabinoids – compounds found in cannabis such as THC – can stop the pain associated with bone cancer by activating an individual’s cannabinoid receptors.
“These results indicate that activation of either CB1 or CB2 receptors reduced the spontaneous activity of C-fiber nociceptors associated with tumor growth as well as their evoked responses”, states the study’s abstract, “Our results provide further evidence that activation of peripheral cannabinoid receptors may be a useful target for the treatment of cancer pain.”
The potential of cannabis as a treatment for cancer pains is an important one. As researchers note; “Pain from cancer can be severe, difficult to treat, and greatly diminishes patients’ quality of life. It is therefore important to gain new information on the mechanisms of cancer pain and develop new treatment strategies.”
Obviously further research is needed to help validate these findings, but they’re certainly promising.
Read more: http://www.theweedblog.com
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Sat, July, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
Jersey Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opening Just Weeks Away
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Sat, July, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
A new medical marijuana dispensary is scheduled to open in South Jersey in the coming weeks.
Compassionate Care Foundation, Inc. is expected to open a facility in Egg Harbor Township, just outside of Atlantic City, in mid-September.
All that's left is a final state inspection, the last step before a permit to dispense can be issued.
The review involves, among other things, making sure the space is properly secured and that employee and operations manuals are in place.
If approved, the facility would be just the second dispensary in the state that's considered to have the strictest regulations for medicinal pot in the country.
Legislation legalizing medical marijuana took effect in the state in January 2010.
Jay Lassiter, one of the 1,000 patients registered with the state's medical marijuana program, is skeptical that the Egg Harbor site will open in September. But he said there's no doubt it'll make life a lot easier whenever it does.
The Cherry Hill resident lives two hours from the state's lone dispensary in Montclair.
"I look forward to having my medical needs served in a more convenient manner," said Lassiter, who smokes medicinal marijuana when he needs to settle his stomach.
Lassiter has had HIV for the past two decades.
The bevy of medications he takes each day sometimes make him sick, but he can't skip taking the pills that keep him alive.
Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com
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