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Nearly One Out Of Six MS Patients Use Medical Marijuana

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, June, 15th 2015 by THCFinder
 
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One-quarter of patients with multiple sclerosis report having used cannabis therapeutically and nearly one out of six (16 percent) currently use it to treat symptoms of the disease, according tosurvey data commissioned by the North American Research Committee on MS.

Over 5,600 MS patients participated in the survey, the results of which were presented last week at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Center 2015 Annual Meeting.

Most subjects who had tried marijuana said it mitigated disease symptoms, such as spasticity or pain. Only five percent of patients surveyed said that cannabis said it did not provide some level of relief.

Those with more advanced symptoms of MS were more likely to report using cannabis therapeutically.

Of those surveyed, 82 percent said that they would consider cannabis therapy if it were a legal option in their state.

Clinical trials have previously reported that cannabis inhalation is superior to placebo in reducing pain and spasticity in patients with treatment-resistant MS. Other studies indicate that long-term use of cannabinoid therapy may potentially modify MS progression.

Previously survey data published in the journal Neurology reported that 14 percent of MS patients used cannabis for symptom management.

Source:http://www.theweedblog.com/nearly-one-out-of-six-ms-patients-use-medical-marijuana/


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America now has a marijuana resort

Category: News | Posted on Mon, June, 15th 2015 by THCFinder

(NEWSER) – While $420 seems like a more appropriate price, starting at $395 per person per night, marijuana smokers can treat themselves to a cannabis-filled Colorado vacation. Dubbed "CannaCamp," the 170-acre resort in Durango does not hand out pot nor sell it on site but Time reports that its concierge will direct vacationers to area dispensaries; travelers can also bring their own. From there, guests can "experience the outdoors and cannabis in a safe, comfortable, and social environment," per the resort's site. That marijuana-filled environment doesn't include the cabins, though, which are smoke-free for safety reasons (porch smoking is allowed, notes the AP).

But pot permeates the rest of CannaCamp: There's a THC Fusion Cooking class, 4:20 Community Hour ("our version of Happy Hour"), cannabis yoga, cannabis-infused massages, cannabis pairing dinners ... and so on. And then there are the outdoors. AsMashable explains, most state and national parks prohibit toking, which makes CannaCamp's pot-friendly trails unusual. "We're bringing an element of luxury to that adventurous, exploratory vibe of childhood summer camp," is how Joel Schneider, CEO of the group behind the resort, frames it. CannaCamp opens July 1; reservations are being accepted now. (The world we live in now also includes marijuana K-cups.)

Source:http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/06/14/marijuana-resport-america-cannacamp-colorado/71208882/


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Tokers | Posted on Sun, June, 14th 2015 by THCFinder


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Sticky note can't convict in marijuana case, state Supreme Court rules

Category: News | Posted on Sun, June, 14th 2015 by THCFinder

All that stood between a mother of two young children and a felony drug record after an Oakland County narcotics team raided their home was a sticky note.

More specifically — how would the courts view this Holly Village woman who'd jotted a few words and a date on a small adhesive-backed note? The words were to remind her husband of when it would be time to harvest the medical marijuana that he used for a health condition.

The sticky note was found by narcotics agents who'd burst into the house in 2012, guns drawn, when Cynthia Ann Mazur, her husband and their two children were gone, according to court records.

In a case watched closely by medical-pot users, the Michigan Supreme Court this week reversed lower courts' decisions on what constitutes evidence regarding the sticky note. The Oakland County Circuit Court was poised to convict Mazur, 45.

But the state Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that Mazur's sticky note was not evidence that she'd violated state drug laws. Instead, the paper scrap constituted "legal drug paraphernalia," a category defined in the law as devices that facilitate the use of medical cannabis by a state-approved patient.

Read More:http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2015/06/13/sticky-note-convict-marijuana-case-state-supreme-court-rules/71174260/


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