I’m gutted that cynical politics won tonight, not the voices of the vulnerable and the sick who are presently being criminalised because of archaic law demonstrably unfit for purpose,” she wrote
Its progress has been amazing since Federal restrictions on the use of cannabis in medicine began to be loosened in 2016. About 320 patients have been given legal access to it since then.
But one thing that has been very slow to change is the negative attitude of the doctors’ trade union, the Australian Medical Association.
Since 2016, Colombian doctors have been allowed to prescribe high-THC extracts for any medical condition, but MMJ is expected to become widely available this year.
“This is the first study to provide evidence for an association between changes in potency and health-related outcomes,” said Tom Freeman, an addiction scientist at King’s.
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CBD oil, though not illegal in Ireland, is not authorised as a medicinal product and so it was not considered as a treatment option.
Prop 64 allows the State to garner a 15% excise tax on sales. But the State can also collect tax separately from cultivation, which obviously passes on to the consumer. Then there are state and local sales taxes, on top of local use taxes, and while these local taxes fall into variable rates, the end truth is that everyone has their hand out. When you add up the various ways in which government is taking their piece of the pie, taxes on recreational cannabis could go up an estimated 45%.
Saint John will host World Cannabis Congress in June, bringing together business leaders from around the world to discuss the opportunities from the legalization of cannabis.
Research suggests CBD may reduce chronic inflammation and pain, and users have also reported a reduction in anxiety, mood symptoms and insomnia.
Studies have also suggested benefits in the treatment of Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer and epilepsy, with research ongoing.
Under California’s legalization legislation, however, cannabis businesses are required to pay taxes on all products, including donations and samples. There’s no way to dodge it: the law has implemented a track-and-trace system designed to follow all flower and cannabis products through the supply chain from cultivation to sale.
“Far from being a gateway drug, marijuana is potentially an exit drug for people using opioids,” said Melissa Moore, deputy state director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which supports the bill.