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Israeli Vets See Empty Promise in Medical Marijuana Program

Category: News | Posted on Sat, December, 12th 2015 by THCFinder

After years of research into the question, in July of last year Israeli authorities made post-traumatic stress disorder the only psychiatric condition for which the Health Ministry will approve the use of medical marijuana. The decision, backed by the Israel Psychiatric Association, was a cause for optimism among many Israeli veterans suffering from PTSD.

But a sobering account in Israeli daily Haaretz Dec. 8 finds that actually getting the stuff has proved difficult for sufferers—starting with the problem of getting the necessary doctor's recommendation, and then bureaucratic obstacles once they do. "We are a very small group of three or four psychiatrists who believe that in some PTSD cases cannabis is helpful," said psychiatrist Dr. Ilya Reznik, an Israeli executive board member of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines. "The pressure on our clinics is impossible. This is partly because people who get a permit and don’t come in every three months for follow-up risk losing their permit."

The Health Ministry justifies the restrictions by citing studies "indicating significant dangers in giving cannabis in cases of mental illness or addiction." But Reznik sees a double standard. "The most serious drugs we give—addictive drugs—there's no problem, but when it comes to cannabis, the Health Ministry feels it has to protect the patients," he told Haaretz. "Cannabis is the only material where the Health Ministry interferes in the doctor-patient relationship." 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/israeli-vets-see-empty-promise-medical-marijuana-program


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Dab Art

Category: Concentrates | Posted on Fri, December, 11th 2015 by THCFinder


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Mexico issues first permit to grow and use marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Fri, December, 11th 2015 by THCFinder

Mexico City (AFP) - Mexican health authorities issued Friday the first permit allowing four individuals to grow and smoke their own marijuana, but none actually plans to consume the drug.

 

While the permit opens a crack in Mexico's prohibitionist policies, the government health watchdog Cofepris stressed that the authorization is limited to those four people only.

The foursome, who secured the authorization in a historic Supreme Court ruling last month, hope that their victory will force Mexico to legalize marijuana.

The group, part of the Mexican Society for Responsible and Tolerant Personal Use (SMART), says decriminalizing pot will help reduce the country's relentless drug cartel violence.

"We didn't do this to get the right (to consume) for ourselves but to change a public policy that has been extremely costly for the country," said Armando Santacruz, an accountant and one of the four who won the case.

Read More:http://news.yahoo.com/mexico-issues-first-ever-permit-grow-marijuana-171315829.html


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Grandmas Smoking Weed for the First Time

Category: Videos | Posted on Fri, December, 11th 2015 by THCFinder


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