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New technique could more accurately measure cannabinoid dosage in marijuana munchies

Category: News | Posted on Thu, March, 17th 2016 by THCFinder

As more states decriminalize recreational use of marijuana and expand its medical applications, concern is growing about inconsistent and inaccurate dosage information listed on many products, including brownies and other edibles. But now scientists report that they have developed a technique that can more precisely measure cannabis compounds in gummy bears, chocolates and other foods made with marijuana. They say this new method could help ensure product safety in the rapidly expanding cannabis retail market.

The researchers present their work today at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Read More:http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2016/march/edible-cannabis.html


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Super Weed Brothers - Deluxe Weed Edition

Category: Videos | Posted on Thu, March, 17th 2016 by THCFinder


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Ohio Medical Marijuana Initiative Resubmitted To AG’s Office

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, March, 17th 2016 by THCFinder

ohioans for medical marijuanaBackers of a proposed 2016 ballot measure to establish a comprehensive medical marijuana program in Ohio resubmitted their initiative petition to the Ohio Attorney General on Tuesday with more than 2,800 signatures.

The office has 10 days to examine the official summary of the initiative and confirm the petition contains at least 1,000 valid signatures of Ohio voters. The petition will then be sent to the Ohio Ballot Board, which will have 10 days to review the measure and confirm it complies with Ohio initiative laws. Initiative backers will then need to collect an additional 305,591 valid signatures of Ohio voters by early July in order to qualify for the November ballot.

Attorney General Mike DeWine notified Ohioans for Medical Marijuana on Friday that he had rejected the group’s initial submission because he found three deficiencies in the official summary of the initiative.

In addition to addressing the attorney general’s comments in the summary, initiative backers amended the initiative to include additional debilitating medical conditions that would be covered by the program. Specifically, the new version includes autism with aggressive or self-injurious behaviors, sickle cell anemia, severe fibromyalgia, spinal cord disease, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury or post-concussion syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease. It would also make Ohio the first state to allow medical marijuana as a treatment for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE, a degenerative brain disease found in professional football players and others who have experienced repetitive brain trauma.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/ohio-medical-marijuana-initiative-resubmitted-to-ags-office/


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Pennsylvania House Approves Medical Marijuana, Final Vote Coming Soon

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, March, 17th 2016 by THCFinder

After an excruciating year of political sandbag tactics, it seems that Pennsylvania is finally on the verge of legalizing a decent medical marijuana program.

On Monday evening, the House of Representatives gathered for several hours to discuss a number of proposed amendments to Senate Bill 3, a measure intended to give patients suffering from a handful of qualified conditions access to cannabis products. In a vote of 152-38, the House managed to reach an agreement on an updated version of the bill. It is expected to go before the House for a final vote later this week. 

The latest draft of Senate Bill 3 would allow patients with conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, cancer, chronic pain, AIDS and epilepsy to get their hands on non-smokable forms of marijuana. It was previously suggested that the pot products manufactured and sold in Pennsylvania would contain no more than 10 percent THC, but an amendment approved in a vote of 97-91 eliminated this restriction altogether.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/pennsylvania-house-approves-medical-marijuana-final-vote-coming-soon


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