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Want to reduce obesity? Legalize medical marijuana, researchers say.

Category: News | Posted on Mon, December, 7th 2015 by THCFinder

Want to take a bite out of the American obesity epidemic? Legalize medical marijuana.

That's the counterintuitive finding of a new study in the journal Health Economics. Researchers from San Diego State University and Cornell University found that at the state level, passing a medical marijuana law (MML) "is associated with a 2 percent to 6 percent decline in the probability of obesity." Over the longer term, this effect could be even larger. Tally it all up and according to the study's authors, "we estimate a back-of-the-envelopeper-person reduction in MML-induced obesity related medical costs of $58 to$115 per year."

Taken at face value this doesn't exactly make sense: Marijuana is a well-known appetite stimulant. Smoke a joint, and before you know it you're reaching for the Funyuns. Or, as the study's authors put it in reseacher-ese: "randomized control trials provide evidence that marijuana use leads to increased appetite and caloric intake."

Read More:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/07/want-to-reduce-obesity-legalize-medical-marijuana-researchers-say/


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Category: Videos | Posted on Mon, December, 7th 2015 by THCFinder


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California Adult Use Of Marijuana Act Amended To ‘Encourage Small Business Growth’

Category: News | Posted on Mon, December, 7th 2015 by THCFinder

vote for california marijuana initiativesI received the following press release from what many refer to as ‘The Sean Parker California marijuana legalization initiative’ campaign (otherwise known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act):

Proponents of the leading statewide ballot measure to control, regulate and tax adult use of marijuana announced today that they have filed consensus amendments to significantly strengthen safeguards for children, workers, local governments and small businesses and include even stricter anti-monopoly provisions and the toughest warning label and marketing-to-kids laws in the nation.

Amendments to the measure (known as “the Adult Use of Marijuana Act”) were developed based on input and recommendations received over the last 35 days from hundreds of engaged citizens and organizations representing local government, health and policy experts, environmental leaders, small farmers and business owners, worker representatives and social justice advocates.

The amendments bring the measure even closer in line with the Lieutenant Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy and the new medical marijuana laws recently passed by a bipartisan majority of the Legislature and signed by Governor Brown (SB 643, AB 266 and AB 243).

The amendments specifically strengthen and clarify four central objectives of the AUMA measure:

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/california-adult-use-of-marijuana-act-amended-to-encourage-small-business-growth/


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Chilean President Signs Decree Removing Pot from Hard Drug List

Category: News | Posted on Mon, December, 7th 2015 by THCFinder

In the latest effort in Chile’s easing up on pot laws, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a decree on Friday removing marijuana from the list of “hard drugs,” giving the country’s Ministry of Health authorization to “permit and control the use of cannabis, extracts and tinctures, for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products,” according to Chilean publication, El Espectador

The news implies that medical marijuana products can be sold in pharmacies and laboratories by prescription.  

When pot was still on the hard drug list, planting, selling and transporting marijuana carried long jail terms. Thousands were arrested as drug traffickers even though they used pot for medical purposes. 

Friday’s decree was welcome but not a total surprise especially after regional agricultural authorities recently approved a 6,900-plant pot farm, which is currently growing 20 strains of high-potency seeds. 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/chilean-president-signs-decree-removing-pot-hard-drug-list


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