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Multiple Nations Call For Marijuana Reform At United Nations Special Session

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, April, 20th 2016 by THCFinder

ungass united nations drugs marijuanaThe United Nation’s General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drug policy began today with representatives and world leaders making strong statements urging member countries to move beyond prohibition and into effective regulations for medical Cannabis. H.E. Mogens Lykketoft, the current President of UNGASS, opened the event by discussing the need to address cannabis and the unfortunate situation where medical “cannabis laws defy the current conventions,” and that “…access to drugs for medical use is a human right to protect.”

Americans for Safe Access (ASA), Executive Director, Steph Sherer along with members from the International Medical Cannabis Patients Coalition (IMCPC) are in attendance and are meeting with UN officials in order to help with the effort of making UNGASS 2016 the starting point for the change in the scheduling status of Cannabis.

Cannabis is currently scheduled in Schedules I and IV of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs as amended by the 1972 Protocol (the “Single Convention”). This scheduling was created based on a report created by the Health Committee of the League of Nations in 1935.

Governments across the globe have used the UN Single Convention of 1961, including the United States, to derail attempts to reform national medical cannabis laws and research. However, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has joined countries such as Jamaica and Uruguay in pushing alternative approaches to regulating medical cannabis by stressing the “importance of allowing cannabis for medical and scientific uses under the United Nations standards [translated]” in his address to UNGASS.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/multiple-nations-call-for-marijuana-reform-at-united-nations-special-session/


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Maine Could Be 1st State to OK Medical Pot to Treat Addicts

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, April, 20th 2016 by THCFinder

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine could become the first state to add addiction to opioid prescriptions and illegal narcotics like heroin to its list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.

Nearly 30 medical marijuana caregivers and patients told state regulators at a public hearing on Tuesday that marijuana eases the symptoms of opioid withdrawal and offers a healthier alternative to the prescription painkillers that can lead to addiction.

Joseph Legendre, 50, of Mount Vernon, choked back tears as he spoke about the pain he endured after hurting his back 26 years ago at construction site and how marijuana finally eased that pain. Britney Lashier, 23, of Saco, said smoking marijuana helped her break a heroin addiction she picked up in Morocco while studying in college.

"Marijuana saved my life for sure," she said.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/maine-could-be-1st-state-ok-medical-pot-treat-addicts


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Happy 420!

Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, April, 19th 2016 by THCFinder


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Marijuana Legalization in New England Is Stalled by Opiate Crisis

Category: Legalization | Posted on Tue, April, 19th 2016 by THCFinder

MONTPELIER, Vt. — First came Colorado and Washington. Then Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C. Now, advocates for legal marijuana are looking to New England, hoping this part of the country will open a new front in their efforts to expand legalization nationwide.

But this largely liberal region is struggling with the devastating impact of opiate abuse, which is disrupting families, taxing law enforcement agencies and taking lives. And many lawmakers and public officials are balking at the idea of legalizing a banned substance, citing potential social costs.

Read More:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/20/us/marijuana-legalization-in-new-england-is-stalled-by-opiate-crisis.html


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The Roast of Weed

Category: Videos | Posted on Tue, April, 19th 2016 by THCFinder


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