Dear Washington, Expect Shortages On July 7th
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, July, 4th 2014 by THCFinder
Colorado has their legal weed model set up and already rolling. Washington kind of fell behind, putting off letting the plant take over legally. They said that they would release the cannabis this summer and thankfully, that day is almost here. However, Washington is beginning to expect problems with the release of the legal weed due to an extremely high demand and a very small supply.
Washington passed their legal weed law around the same time that Colorado did, granting residents only the option to purchase weed legally in the minuscule 15-20 shops that have been granted their licenses to sell marijuana recreationally. With such a small number of shops in the state, the demand is going to severely outweigh the supply, creating a problem with revenue for those who were planning on making a lot of money from opening day, much like Colorado. This small amount of shops really lucked out, being drawn out of a lottery of 334 shops requesting to open in the state of Washington on July 7th of this year.
The shop Cannabis City, which is located at Fourth Ave South and South Lander Street, is seriously worried about their supply. The shop will only have ten pounds of marijuana available when the doors open and with prices ranging from $15-$20, they're expecting to run out of products by the end of the day. Other stores are worrying the same thing, including the shops in Bellevue and Des Moines. So if you are in Washington state and are planning on purchasing legal weed on July 7th, it's definitely recommended that you arrive early in order to get your hands on some bud before it disappears.
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Utah Working Towards Getting Epileptic Children Cannabis
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, July, 4th 2014 by THCFinder
It's a mostly well known fact that children with epilepsy seem to respond really well to treatments involving CBD, even when the prescribed medicine doesn't seem to do the trick. Children who have hundreds of seizures a week take a few drops of CBD oil a day and immediately show improvement. Although the plant seems to be doing wonders for these children, not everyone has access to it, as the plant remains illegal. But for those patients in Utah, Primary Children's Hospital are working on getting the right medicine to their little patients.
The patients must apply to be part of the study and unfortunately, there are only 25 spots open for participants. Only those with severe epilepsy will be eligible, from ages 2 to 17 will be able to be a part of the study, in the hopes that the drug Epidiolex will have a positive effect on their symptoms. The neurologists at Primary Children's car will draw the patients names from a pool in order to see who will recieve the treatment.
However, those in Utah have another option starting on July 8th, where those with severe epilepsy will be able to apply for something called a "hemp supplement" card, which will allow them to import whole-plant cannabidiol extracts from states like Colorado. But by getting the hemp supplement card, patients would risk exclusion from the patient pool that will contain those eligible for the study. Patients must obtain a letter from their primary doctor, saying that they have tried the medicines and what the diagnosis is to make sure that they really need the medicine.
The study is federally approved and the only thing standing between the patients and this medicine is bureaucracy, says Ed Clark, chief medical officer at the hospital. Since cannabis is still considered a schedule 1 substance, the hospital also needs a special license in order to handle and provide the medicine. The study has been in the planning process since back in 2013 and the doctors believe that they will get approved to continue this study.
In addition, the Epidiolex that is being given in the study, is still in the planing stages with no published formal results, contains no remnants of THC, unlike the medicine made by the Realm of Caring, the group of growers that makes the CBD oil that seems to have such an amazing effect on those who use it. This oil (known as "artisanal") still have trace amounts of THC in them but do not effect the children who ingest it. This treatment seems to work wonders for those who literally have no other option and have exhausted all of the medicines on the market. In a study that looked at 19 epileptic patients with seizures, nearly half had an 80% reduction in seizures and others saw a considerable drop in seizure frequency. Epidiolex, on the other hand, was studied and showed a high portion of those studied showed a reduction in seizure frequency of greater than 50% and a portion of the patients were reportedly seizure free at the end of the 12 week treatment study.
While Epidiolex will technically be legal for everyone to use, it will be extremely expensive. And by that, the cost of the medicine will be upwards of $10,000 a year, which some people may not be able to afford. Oils from the Realm Of Caring run the patients about $200 and aren't covered by insurance. However, the difference between $2,400 a year and $10,000 a year, plus the appeal of the natural cure may be enough to keep people waiting around for the artisanal oils to become legal... Or they may just move to Colorado.
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