January 22, 2021

‘Caribbean should unite on cannabis legislation’

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By Joel Julien From T&T Guardian When Krishnan Wignarajah found out his mother and two of his siblings were all diagnosed with cancer he started to look into alternative medicine to help their treatment. In this search to educate himself, Wignarajah said he came across the health benefits of cannabis. “I saw them having to […]

7 most common myths about medical cannabis

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From Aphria We’ve learned that cannabis consumption could lead to negative outcomes, and was often grouped together with harder drugs such as heroin and cocaine. This approach has led to stigmatization,hria resulting in the development of myths and misunderstandings concerning the use and associated effects of cannabis. If you are new to cannabis, or curious […]

A powerful drug derived from marijuana just got a major green light on its way to FDA approval

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By Erin Brodwin From Business Insider An experimental cannabis-derived drug has gotten a unanimous approval vote from a group of scientists convened by the Food and Drug Administration. The committee concluded that the drug, called Epidiolex, is safe and effective. That vote will play a key role in the FDA’s final approval decision, which is […]

US Senate panel kills bill allowing use of marijuana derivative

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BY KIMBERLEE KRUESI Associated Press From News Observer BOISE, IDAHO – A proposal to legalize oil extracted from cannabis plants is likely dead for the year after a group of lawmakers on Monday broke out in turmoil during a last-minute attempt to advance the bill. Republican Sen. Tony Potts asked the Senate Health and Welfare […]

The rise in senior cannabis usage

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From WN Once seen as a drug for youngsters and hippies, the profile around those who take cannabis today has changed incredibly. While some people who smoked it at a younger age never gave it up, there are many figures that point to an increasingly high number of first—time users who are in their senior […]

Canada is positioned to be the World Leader in Medical Marijuana

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BY JON HILTZ From Marijuana.com While the cannabis world was busy watching Mexico and Ireland vote yes for medical marijuana, and pot lovers were pining over the potential framework for Canada’s adult-use industry, the Cayman Islands quietly legalized cannabis oil. While all this legalization occurs, Canadian LPs are positioning themselves to dominate the global medical […]

Synthetic biology could open a whole new can of worms

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By Desmond Brown From Caribbean360 PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Wednesday October 8, 2014, IPS – Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, is the world’s leading producer of vetiver. In the southwest of the country, vetiver production is hard to ignore. Driving into Les Cayes, the largest town in the south, one is greeted […]

Nine Caribbean skinks petitioned for inclusion on endangered species list

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By Jonathan Losos From Anole Annals A while back, we reported on a monograph Hedges and Conn that described an enormous number of new skink species (35) from the Caribbean. Now efforts are being made to prevent some of these species from going extinct. The Center for Biological Diversity has just filed a petition with […]

Florida Bill would allow medical marijuana for child seizures

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By Greg Allen From NPR Florida may soon become the latest state to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana. Advocates there are gathering signatures to put a medical marijuana referendum on the fall ballot. But Florida’s Legislature may act sooner to allow residents access to a particular type of marijuana. Advocates say the strain called Charlotte’s […]