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Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, December, 17th 2015 by THCFinder


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DEA Allows Cannabis Imports to Facilitate the Big Pharma of Marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Thu, December, 17th 2015 by THCFinder

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has all but refused to acknowledge lawful cannabis producers as part of legitimate commerce here in the United States, but that has not stopped the agency from working with corporate drug pushers in the importation of cannabis products to be used to facilitate the Big Pharma takeover of the medical marijuana industry.

A federal notice released earlier this month indicates that big government has given a New Jersey drug development company called Catalent Pharma Solutions permission to begin importing various forms of cannabis into the United States to be administered to patients in clinical trials. The “finished pharmaceutical products containing cannabis extracts” will be shipped to the company’s research facility in Kansas City, Missouri, which develops and tests medications in “oral dose forms.” 

Catalent’s Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Cornell Stamoran, recently told In-Pharm Technologist, a news source covering the happenings of the international pharmaceutical trade, there is “a growing need for special handling capabilities in pharmaceutical development due to evolving characteristics of pharmaceutical and biotechnology pipeline molecules” and “as these molecules transition to commercially approved products, similar complexities arise in production and distribution of commercial supplies.” 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/dea-allows-cannabis-imports-facilitate-big-pharma-marijuana


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Half Baked: Munchies

Category: Videos | Posted on Thu, December, 17th 2015 by THCFinder


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Congress Includes Marijuana Riders In Omnibus Spending Bill

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, December, 17th 2015 by THCFinder

marijuana reform bill legislature session legislative billsLate last night I received an e-mail from Tom Angell (who by the way doesn’t seem to sleep!) regarding the federal omnibus spending bill. The spending bill includes riders pertaining to marijuana. Some of the provisions include (provided by Tom and Marijuana Majority):

* Prevent the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration from spending money to interfere with the implementation of state medical marijuana laws. (Similar language was included in the FY 2015 budget and is current law.)

* Prevent the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration from spending money to interfere with the implementation of state industrial hemp research programs. (Similar language was included in the FY 2015 budget and is current law.)

The omnibus spending bill is expected to pass, which would obviously be good from the standpoint of preventing federal interference with medical marijuana and hemp. Unfortunately the riders don’t go far enough. There are no provisions for fixing the Department of Veterans Affairs prohibition its doctors talking about medical marijuana with patients, even when they know that it will help the patients. Also, there are no banking provisions, which are desperately needed for the emerging cannabis industry. The omnibus spending bill also includes language from previous years’ spending measures that has prevented D.C. from allowing taxed marijuana sales. Currently possession and cultivation of marijuana is legal in D.C., but selling it and taxing it is not.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/congress-includes-marijuana-riders-in-omnibus-spending-bill/


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