The Week in Weed 9-22-12 Cannabis News
This Week: Marijuana Compounds Could Beat Back Brain Cancer; 5 Cannabis Compounds That Could Help Battle Cancer, Alzheimers and Parkinsons (If Only They Were Legal); Cops, Judges and Prosecutors Supporting Colorado Legalization Measure; Montana Order Medical Marijuana Providers to Drop 5400 Patients; LA County DA Candidates Differ on Key Issues But Agree on Going After Pot Shops and more.
5 Cannabis Compounds That Could Help Battle Cancer, Alzheimers and Parkinsons (If Only They Were Legal) — Imagine there existed a natural, non-toxic substance that halted diabetes, fought cancer, and reduced psychotic tendencies in patients with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. You don’t have to imagine; such a substance is already here. It’s called cannabidiol (CBD). The only problem with it is that it’s illegal.
Marijuana Compounds Could Beat Back Brain Cancer — Preliminary research suggests that a combination of compounds in marijuana could help fight off a particularly deadly form of brain cancer according to study author Sean McAllister, an associate scientist at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in San Francisco.
Montana Order Medical Marijuana Providers to Drop 5400 Patients — Following the Montana Supreme Court’s September 11 ruling overturning an injunction on parts of the current medical marijuana law, the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS) is now ordering a majority of the state’s providers to decide which patients they will cancel from their rolls.
Cops, Judges and Prosecutors Supporting Colorado Legalization Measure — A group of police officers, judges and prosecutors who support Amendment 64, the Colorado ballot measure to regulate marijuana like alcohol, held a press conference on Thursday to release a letter of endorsement signed by law enforcers from across the state and to announce the endorsement of the national police organizations Blacks in Law Enforcement of America and the National Latino Officers Association.
LA County DA Candidates Differ on Key Issues But Agree on Going After Pot Shops — While the DA candidates disagree on many issues, they both agree they will aggressively prosecute LA’s medical marijuana dispensaries.
Long Beach, CA ACE Hardware Store Owner Sponsoring Anti-Medical Marijuana Rally, Community Responds – What does ACE Hardware have to do with medical marijuana? The answer to that may be easy to see Friday in the East Village Arts District, as the ownership of the ACE franchise at 4th St. and Olive Ave. is organizing an afternoon protest rally in front of a medical marijuana dispensary across the street.
Fiona Apple Arrested for Hashish in Texas – Pop singer Fiona Apple was arrested at a Texas border stop on Wednesday for hashish possession, according to multiple media sources. Agents arrested Apple in Sierra Blanca, Texas, after they claimed they found hash and marijuana during a search of her tour bus.