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Medical pot cookie prohibition ruled unconstitutional

 

Owen Smith was caught baking more than 200 pot cookies for the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club in 2009.

Owen Smith was caught baking more than 200 pot cookies for the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club in 2009.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/medical-pot-cookie-prohibition-ruled-unconstitutional-1.2736526

Court challenge stems from B.C. case of Owen Smith, who was charged with trafficking for baking pot cookies

CBC News

Posted: Aug 14, 2014 10:42 AM PT Last Updated: Aug 14, 2014 10:43 AM PT

It’s unconstitutional to forbid licensed medical marijuana users from possessing pot-laced products such as cookies or body creams, a B.C. Court of Appeal judge rules.

Parliament has been told to recraft the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act to allow medicinal marijuana users to use products made from cannabis extract. They can include creams, salves, oils, brownies, cakes, cookies and chocolate bars.

The court challenge stems from the case of Owen Smith, who was charged with trafficking for baking pot cookies and producing topical cannabis creams for a medical marijuana club in Victoria… Continue reading

Does Marijuana Harm the Brain?

Does Marijuana Harm the Brain?

Does Marijuana Harm the Brain?

Aug 14, 2014 | By Simon Makin

The Claim

Casual cannabis use harms young people’s brains.

The Facts

A study found differences in the brains of users and nonusers, but it did not establish that marijuana use caused the variations or that they had any functional significance.

The Details

Researchers at Northwestern University and Harvard Medical School conducted MRI scans of two groups of 20 young adults ages 18 to 25. One group reported using marijuana at least once a week, smoking 11 joints a week on average, whereas the other had used it less than five times total and not at all during the last year. Neither group had any psychiatric disorders, and the users were psychiatrically assessed as not dependent on the drug.

The study focused on two brain regions involved in processing rewards, the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala. These areas create… Continue reading

Open letter from a Tennessee Mom

Sandy McClurg Bush writes:

I have been hesitant to talk about this publicly for obvious reasons, but have decided that the potential benefits for my family greatly outweigh the risks of negative backlash so here goes nothing…….

As most of you now know our son Cameron has a rare and catastrophic form of epilepsy called infantile spasms. Despite being on medications he is still having anywhere from 3-20 seizures every day, on average. Over the last few weeks I have spent many hours researching something that I now feel has a very real possibility of helping my son, medical marijuana. I believe that many people’s hesitations and oppositions to this are based on misinformation, so I would like to ask all of you to put aside what you think you know about it and allow me to share what I have learned through my many hours of research.

I have… Continue reading

Bernie Ellis at Legislative Plaza

Bernie will be visiting the offices of our Legislature today promoting the “Safe Access to Medical Cannabis Act” bill that Rep. Sherry Jones is sponsoring. The bill will be renamed shortly so please check back on that story.