Category: Marijuana

California Attempts To Revive Compassionate Cannabis Programs

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For years, Richard Manning knew what he needed to cope with his physical pain, rage and PTSD — much of which he traced to a career-ending knee injury he suffered while on a domestic security detail with the Marines. Cannabis may not have been a cure-all, but it was the closest thing he’d ever had ….  Read More

Surgeon General’s Marijuana Warning Omits Crucial Context

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Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News Speaking about a recent federal advisory on marijuana, Dr. Jerome Adams, the surgeon general, put a new spin on long-standing admonitions about the drug. “Marijuana has a unique impact on the developing brain. It can prime your brain for addiction to other substances,” Adams said at a Washington, D.C., substance ….  Read More