Medical marijuana all but halts Colorado 6-year-olds chronic seizures
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, June, 12th 2013 by THCFinder
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — For most of her life, 6-year-old Charlotte Figi has suffered from 20 to 60 seizures a day due to an incurable genetic disorder called Dravet Syndrome. After the use of medical marijuana, Charlotte has shown dramatic improvement.
A lengthy feature in an edition of this week’s Colorado Springs Gazette chronicles the youngster’s difficult journey.
Charlotte’s parents, Paige and Matt Figi, said the daily seizures made it impossible for Charlotte to have any kind of normal existence. The family had tried a number of remedies, like a special diet and dozens of prescribed medications, to combat the seizures. But each treatment exhibited negative side effects.
While the diet appeared to ameliorate the seizures at first, the strict food restrictions prompted bone loss, plunging Charlotte into a preliminary stage of osteoporosis. She also suffered from respiratory, ear and bladder infections. The drugs put stress on her organs and some of the medications caused her to stop breathing.
Paige and Matt said they had reached a stage of desperation. When the suggestion came to try a less conventional approach to their daughter’s disease, both were willing to overlook the controversial implications of a 6-year-old using medicinal marijuana.
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Category: Concentrates | Posted on Tue, June, 11th 2013 by THCFinder
Marijuana dispensaries reopen in San Diego while ignorant neighbors complain
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Tue, June, 11th 2013 by THCFinder
SAN DIEGO – Several marijuana dispensaries have popped up in San Diego and the city isn’t doing anything about it.
Around 25 dispensaries have opened in the past few months, including 10 in Pacific Beach.
Mayor Bob Filner and City Council have been working on an ordinance to zone these types of shops, but nothing has been made official yet.
Scott Chipman of San Diegans for Safe Neighborhoods has filed complaints with the city, but the neighborhood code compliance department has stayed silent.
“It’s a very disturbing thing to see the city allow more and more of these stores to open without any enforcement,” said Chipman.
“Selling marijuana is not a legal grey area. Selling marijuana is illegal by state and federal law and that’s what these stores are doing,” Chipman said. “They are basically drug dealers operating in our business districts.”
City Attorney Jan Goldsmith told Fox5 his hands are tied.
Goldsmith’s office shutdown more than 100 dispensaries in the past two years, but hasn’t prosecuted a dispensary case since January after Filner stopped enforcing the zoning laws.
“It’s sort of like having a speed limit, but no police officers to enforce it,” Goldsmith said.
“This mayor has decided not to refer them. The City Council has directed him three times to refer cases to us and he has refused. In many cases it is between city council and the mayor,” Goldsmith added. “We’ll do our job.”
Read more: http://fox5sandiego.com
Canada to snuff out medical marijuana production in homes
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, June, 11th 2013 by THCFinder
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Canada, a pioneer in the use of medical marijuana, will take legal production out of private homes next year as it seeks to address more than a decade of neighborhood spats and criminal activity.
Health Canada will also snuff out its own production, which has been another legal source of the drug, and leave supplies solely to licensed growers in the private sector.
More than 30,000 people in Canada are legally authorized to use marijuana, up from around 500 in 2001 when Canada became the first country to allow terminally ill patients to grow and smoke their own marijuana.
Canada's marijuana medical access program also included a state-managed grow-op in a disused zinc mine in Flin Flon, Manitoba, although users complained the quality did not match that from private suppliers.
"There's far too much potential and actual abuse within the current scheme," said Staff Inspector Randy Franks of the Toronto Police Service drug squad, adding that police do not have access to addresses of approved sites in private homes.
"These home-grown operations are able to produce far more than they need and they have to do something with it, so they sell it mainstream."
The new regulations took effect on Monday, but the old rules will run concurrently until March 31, 2014, to allow time for Ottawa to license new growers, said Jeannine Ritchot, director of medical marijuana regulatory reform for Health Canada.
The changes will place growing sites under greater scrutiny, through inspections, security measures and accounting of production volumes.
"While the courts have said that there must be reasonable access to a legal source of marihuana for medical purposes, we believe that this must be done in a controlled fashion in order to protect public safety," said Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq.
Read more: http://news.yahoo.com
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, June, 11th 2013 by THCFinder
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