Court Says “No” to Re-Scheduling Cannabis
Apr21

Court Says “No” to Re-Scheduling Cannabis

If you visit HMJ with any regularity you have seen our coverage of recent efforts to get the federal courts to do something about cannabis being a schedule I controlled substance.  GO HERE if you want to catch up on this story. Long and short of it is this -- cannabis lost.  This round.   Judge Kimberly J. Mueller of the Federal District Court in Sacramento, California issued her oral ruling during a 15-minute court hearing on...

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Vaporized Cannabis & Diabetic Pain
Apr16

Vaporized Cannabis & Diabetic Pain

More proof that cannabis is an effective treatment for pain.  Why are there not more studies of this miracle plant?  I'm asking you that question, Washington, D.C.   Vaporized cannabis mitigates pain intensity in diabetic subjects in a dose-dependent manner, according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Pain. Investigators at the University of California, San Diego assessed the efficacy of...

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President in Jamaica Talking Cannabis
Apr12

President in Jamaica Talking Cannabis

Worth your time to watch this.   [image: Google images...

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Cannabis & Equal Protection Under Law
Apr07

Cannabis & Equal Protection Under Law

Here's part of an editorial I thought would stimulate your mind.   This raises another question of federal law: equal protection. The 14th Amendment provides for “equal protection of the law” to all citizens, and it’s this provision that invalidated parochial state rules segregating schools and banning interracial marriage. The spirit of the amendment — ratified in the wake of the Civil War and a foundation of civil-rights-era...

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DEA Now Murdering Fewer Cannabis Plants
Apr06

DEA Now Murdering Fewer Cannabis Plants

It's an odd step in the right direction, but still a step in the right direction.  The DEA is killing fewer cannabis plants than in years gone by.   According to the DEA's Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Statistical Report, agents eradicated some 4.3 million marijuana plants in 2014. That total is virtually identical to 2013 figures (4.4 million), but is slightly above 2012 figures (4 million). However, these totals...

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Congress Has Ended The Federal Ban On Medical Marijuana
Apr02

Congress Has Ended The Federal Ban On Medical Marijuana

http://www.thedailychronic.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/legal-marijuana-law-gavel-scale.jpg          Back in December, Congress ended a federal ban on medical cannabis. A 1,603-page federal spending bill was passed prohibiting federal agents from raiding medical cannabis vendors. The bill marked the first time Congress had significantly backed cannabis advocates.        In February, two more congressmen filed separate bills to...

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