Overtoke TV News for 03-25-2018

EDITORIAL: Delay opening day for recreational marijuana

Hold on, recreational marijuana lovers, the state might not be going to pot just yet. While the Cannabis Control Commission begins public hearings concerning its proposed guidelines to regulate this new industry, two influential groups have asked that panel to delay the availability of everyday marijuana or strictly curtail how it can be sold. The commission, which remains committed to allowing legal marijuana sales on July 1, must vote on changes to its draft proposal before filing its final regulations by March 9, ahead of the March 15 statutory deadline. The alliance believes the draft regulations will make marijuana more accessible to underage consumers, contribute to pot’s black market and exacerbate health disparities in economically distressed communities. According to the State House News Service, in a message to its supporters, the alliance urged the state to postpone the opening of retail marijuana outlets pending a thorough review of the commission’s policies. Medical marijuana dispensary owners, many of whom will likely enter the legalized-pot industry, also present valid arguments. They point out that states that allow recreational marijuana limit its sale to brick-and-mortar stores. Legalized pot supporters will say medical marijuana owners want to limit the competition, which is true. Better to delay the opening of pot shops now to avoid future legal roadblocks. Given all these 11th-hour uncertainties, the prudent course should be to postpone recreational pot’s July 1 opening day.

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”state”,”pot”]
Source: http://www.lowellsun.com/editorials/ci_31649201

Harvard Health Publishing

There are few subjects that can stir up stronger emotions among doctors, scientists, researchers, policy makers, and the public than medical marijuana. Marijuana is currently legal, on the state level, in 29 states, and in Washington, DC. It is still illegal from the federal government’s perspective. The Obama administration did not make prosecuting medical marijuana even a minor priority. About 85% of Americans support legalizing medical marijuana, and it is estimated that at least several million Americans currently use it. Marijuana itself has more than 100 active components. One particular form of childhood epilepsy called Dravet syndrome is almost impossible to control, but responds dramatically to a CBD-dominant strain of marijuana called Charlotte’s Web. The most common use for medical marijuana in the United States is for pain control. While marijuana isn’t strong enough for severe pain, it is quite effective for the chronic pain that plagues millions of Americans, especially as they age. Part of its allure is that it is clearly safer than opiates and it can take the place of NSAIDs such as Advil or Aleve, if people can’t take them due to problems with their kidneys or ulcers or GERD. In particular, marijuana appears to ease the pain of multiple sclerosis, and nerve pain in general. Medical marijuana is also reported to help patients suffering from pain and wasting syndrome associated with HIV, as well as irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease.

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”medical”,”patients”]
Source: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/medical-marijuana-2018011513085

Comparing marijuana to fentanyl is social conservatism without a clue: Robyn Urback

The majestically dumb comments Conservative MP Peter Kent made about marijuana earlier this week suggest that the Tories’ re-branding efforts are not going particularly smoothly. Inconclusive, but worth read if you share concerns about young children, home-grown marijuana, home-made eatables. The last Conservative MP to make such outlandish rhetorical flourishes about marijuana – Julian Fantino, who compared weed to murder – went on to head a medical marijuana company. The best-case scenario here is that Kent is clumsily trying to appeal to the roughly one-third of Canadians who have reservations about legalized marijuana. The Conservatives have long taken very weird, hyperbolic positions when it comes to marijuana. In 2015, when the Supreme Court ruled that medical marijuana users could consume pot in ways other than smoking it – thus allowing for oils, teas, consumables, etc. Previous federal regulations only allowed for medical marijuana to be sold dried, meaning that lung cancer sufferers and children with epilepsy, for example, basically had to smoke weed if they wanted medical marijuana relief. In 2015, the Supreme Court struck down the regulation that medical marijuana be sold dried. Which, on the one hand, is fine: if the Conservatives want to double down on social conservatism – at least as it relates to marijuana – all the power to them. The problem is that, with his comments, Kent has presented them as socially conservative without a clue.

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”Kent”,”Conservative”]
Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/peter-kent-marijuana-1.4417064

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Source: https://www.pinterest.com/marijuanamovies/comedy-marijuana-movies