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Texas Lawmakers and Activists Vow to Expand State’s Marijuana Laws in 2017

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, August, 17th 2016 by THCFinder

After the DEA’s decision last week not to reschedule cannabis, marijuana reform activists and state lawmakers in Texas say that they’re focused on changing state pot policy in the next legislative session.

According to the San Antonio Current, Heather Fazio, the Texas political director for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), said that starting January 2017, activists have two main goals—expanding Texas’ limited and ineffective medical marijuana program and lowering criminal penalties for simple possession.

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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, August, 16th 2016 by THCFinder


New Medical Marijuana Policy Is a Catch-22, Researchers Say

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, August, 16th 2016 by THCFinder

Medical research on marijuanaprobably won't get any easier, experts say, despite a new government policy aimed at boosting the supply of the drug for medical studies.

That means the types of studies that are needed to address the safety and effectiveness of the drug as a medicine could still be a long way off.

Marijuana's legal status as a "Schedule I" drug, which makes it an illegal drug on the federal level, "severely constrains the access and the number and type of people who can do research with cannabis," said Ryan Vandrey, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who studies marijuana. "The unfortunate result of that is that we're now in a situation where you have literally millions of people using a drug for which we don't have established safety or efficacy data," Vandrey said.

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Smiley Face - A Conversation with Roscoe Lee Browne

Category: Videos | Posted on Tue, August, 16th 2016 by THCFinder



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