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The “How” of Federal Cannabis Legalization
4/9/2019 Until very recently, the debate at the federal level has been about whether to legalize marijuana. Now, at least among Democratic contenders for president, the question has been answered in the affirmative and the conversation has shifted to how it might be possible. Some candidates, like Senator Booker, want federal legislation specifically address decades of policy that disproportionately affected minority communities.
Maryland Easing Ownership Limits?
3/12/2019 Originally intended to prevent out-of-state conglomerates from taking over the burgeoning medical cannabis industry, Maryland placed a “one dispensary” limit on owners in the State. However, the General Assembly is considering a measure to increase that number to five and the issue is heating up as legislators try to balance the needs of business owners, particularly minority ones.
Cannabinoids May Inhibit Colon Cancer
2/6/2019 Researchers at Penn State believe they have identified 10 compounds in cannabis that inhibit colon cancer cell growth. Affecting hundreds of thousands each year, patients suffering from colon cancer have used cannabis for palliative care in the past. However, this research brings hope that the plant may offer even more far-reaching relief in the future.
“The Scientist” is a documentary that traces the story of Dr Mechoulam from his early days as a child of the Holocaust in Bulgaria, through his immigration to Israel, and his career as the chief investigator into the chemistry and biology of the world’s most misunderstood plant. Dr. Mechoulam ascertained that THC interacts with the largest receptor system in the human body, the endocannabinoid system (ECS).