New Initiative Filed In Arkansas To Legalize Cannabis
Category: Legalization | Posted on Tue, August, 6th 2013 by THCFinder
The nonprofit organization Arkansans For Medical Cannabis has filed a new initiative with the Arkansas Attorney General which would legalize cannabis for all adults 21 and older.
The attorney general will now conduct a legal review of the ballot language. If the language is approved, signature collection can begin; the group is hoping to put the proposal to a vote of the people in the 2014 general election.
If the initiative – which is a constitutional amendment – is approved, cannabis possession, cultivation and licensed retail sales will be legalized in the State of Arkansas for adults 21 and older; industrial hemp legalization is included. Robert Reed, Chairman of Arkansas For Medical Cannabis, tells us that under this proposed law people will be able to grow cannabis “just like you do grapes”. According to Reed, the initiative will effectively put an end to cannabis prohibition in the state.
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, August, 5th 2013 by THCFinder
Initiative Campaign To Legalize Cannabis Launched In Wyoming
Category: News | Posted on Mon, August, 5th 2013 by THCFinder
The newly-formed Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has launched an initiative drive aimed at legalizing cannabis in one of the most conservative states in the nation.
“We don’t like being told what to do by the federal government,” states Christine Christian, Executive Director of Wyoming NORML, “And Wyoming doesn’t like regulations and having our money go somewhere else.”
The group is hoping to put their initiative to a vote of the people in 2016, the next presidential election; they’ll be required to collect roughly 37,000 valid signatures to do so.
Under current Wyoming law, the possession of even a few grams of cannabis can result in a misdemeanor that carries with it up to a year in prison, something that Christian believes creates more harm than good; “There are way too many people in jail over possessing minor amounts of marijuana… All we are doing is sending them to jail and making them better criminals.”
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Marijuana receptor key to possible anti-anxiety drug
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, August, 5th 2013 by THCFinder
Scientists at Vanderbilt University have developed a drug that may relieve anxiety by triggering the same molecules in the brain that respond to marijuana highs.
The drug, chemically modified inhibitors of COX-2 enzyme, has been shown to to work with mice, according to a paper to be posted online Sunday in the journal Nature Neuroscience. It relieves anxiety behaviors by activating natural “endocannabinoids” without gastrointestinal side effects.
These receptors are also found in the gastrointestinal system and elsewhere in the body, the scientists said, and there is evidence that they play a role in wide range of physiological and pathological processes. The Vanderbilt team hopes to begin clinical trials in humans in the next several years. They also see the potential of of activating endocannabinoids by substrate-selective COX-2 inhibition, including relieving pain, treating movement disorders, and possibly preventing colon cancer.
“The door is really wide open,” said Dr. Sachin Patel, assistant professor of psychiatry and of molecular physiology and biophysics. “We’ve just scratched the surface.”
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