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Gatineau's Hydropothecary second regional firm to target medical weed market

With news that Hydropothecary of Gatineau has acquired a licence to produce medical marijuana, the National Capital Region now appears to have plenty of future supply. 678 more words

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Medical pot growers told to clean up ads

TORONTO – Health Canada has ordered the country’s medical marijuana growers to stop advertising their products with treatment claims and promotional images.

The federal department issued letters this week to licensed pot producers, warning them to overhaul their advertising and marketing content on websites and social media by Jan. 114 more words

Canada

Medical Marijuana & Cannabis Oil

The Medicinal Properties Of Medical Marijuana

Mary Jane, Ganja, Herb, Hemp, Cannabis or more commonly known as Marijuana, has been known to be grown and used for literally… 496 more words

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Marijuana Effect on the Human Body

Marijuana legalization has been a major topic of discussion in the U.S, and a number of studies and reports have been released that focus on the major effects marijuana has on the human body. 514 more words

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The study was also mentioned in an article on CNN.com and on numerous news television networks. CNN has a number or news stories focused on marijuana and the effects of using it. Some reports say that use may lower IQ, while others report the benefits of marijuana. A different study on The Huffington Post’s Healthy Living website says that frequent marijuana use may lead to cancer treatment. Studies have shown vast improvement in caner patients who have used medical marijuana frequently as treatment.

Particularly in cases with those suffering from brain cancer, marijuana is seen as an effective form of treatment, especially when paired with radiation. According to thearticle on The Huffington Post, patients were treated with cannabinoids, which are a form of two different marijuana compounds. Brain cancer patients saw an immense decrease in the size of their tumors, after they began using marijuana habitually.

The article also  mentions that marijuana is still looked at as an illegal Schedule I drug in most states, and that the U.S. government does not see it as a medicine for users. According to the report, many experts say that the government does not allow them to fully understand or research the benefits of marijuana, due to it’s drug classification. A report on Livescience.com also discusses marijuana’s link to the human brain. It say that marijuana use for four or more years can change brain chemistry. Medical experts and investigators studied the brain cells of people who smoked marijuana steadily over four or more years, versus people who did not smoke at all. They also found that the younger the person is when they begin smoking marijuana, the more changes occur in the brain over time. The active chemical THC in marijuana affects different parts of the brain like appetite, memory, and mood, and smoking daily changes all of these aspects of the human body, as well. Along with the two websites mentioned above, a popular blog that focuses on marijuana called Smell the Truth, also focuses on the positive benefits between marijuana and brain cancer. It discusses how THC contributes to killing brain cells and that it has been shown to dramatically decrease the size of brain tumors. Marijuana use is becoming more and more popular as a medical source after a number of states have begun passing legalization bills across the U.S. Marijuana legalization is still a problem, but many are starting to see more benefits of the drug than ever before.

Medical marijuana remains banned at Stonehill

By Liam Dacko

If you think the opening of medical marijuana dispensa- ries in Massachusetts means you will be able to light up at Stonehill College, you thought wrong. 672 more words

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The college’s policy complies with the Federal Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. Any violation of the regulation could result in the school’s inability to participate in the U.S. Department of Education’s financial aid programs.

“Stonehill College is a private institution that receives federal funding,” Director of Community Standards Brandon W. White said. “The school must follow the federal guideline.” Stonehill College General Counsel Thomas V. Flynn said the need to comply with federal guidelines is the underlying reason why students with a legitimate medical reason for having a medical marijuana prescription cannot use the drug on campus. “I think students need to understand that the college is taking the position that it is still a controlled substance under federal law and it can’t be used on campus. So, the distinction of a prescription under state law isn’t going to make a difference of how we interpret it under federal law.”
On the national level, 22 per- cent of college students currently use drugs, with marijuana being the most prevalent, according to a recent report by the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health. The question is: will this number go up once doctors start prescribing marijuana to students? “I don’t think we’re worried about it,” Flynn said. “I think we’ll obviously be vigilant and keep an eye on things like we always do.” White also said administrators are not concerned. “We might see an increase, but students might actually have a more difficult time getting it because the drug will be more regulated.” Whether or not marijuana use on campus increases, school administrators said they plan to continue instituting policies that are in the best interest of Stonehill students. “I always remind people when I have these conversations that Community Standards doesn’t say we just simply comply with whatever the state or federal law is,” Flynn said. “We do what we think is best for Stonehill as a community.” White said this includes making sure students live up to their potential and avoid the hurdle drug use poses to getting a degree. “When you choose to smoke marijuana,” White said. “An interruption of the educational process may take place.” Marijuana use among students has been shown to contribute to engagement in a variety of behaviors that impede academic success, according to the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health’s report.
The types of behaviors that the study mentions include skipping class, spending less time studying, earning lower grades, and dropping out of college. Flynn recognizes that the issue is going to continue to be a complicated one for the foreseeable future. He said it is difficult for administrators to come up with solutions to this contemporary issue. “I can’t think of an issue like this in recent years,” Flynn said. Although administrators will not be reconsidering the status of their marijuana policy because of the new state legislation, Flynn said the school could amend its policy if the drug were legalized federally. “I think if the federal government did something different, we would definitely look at our policies,” Flynn said. “At the end of the day, I’m not sure what we would do, though.” White also said school policies could be amended if federal regulations change. “If it’s legalized at the federal level, then maybe,” White said. “But that could be many years from now.” However, Stonehill can still ban the use of marijuana on campus, even if the federal government allows it. Flynn said the school can be as restrictive as administrators see fit. “We’re a private campus,” Flynn said. “What we allow to happen on our campus is up to us.”

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Cannabis Potency Testing

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