“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.
The Government’s bill instead creates a legal defence for possession and use of cannabis if someone is in the last year of their life, without out and out legalising it. It would remain an offence to provide marijuana to a terminally ill person.
Born in New York, he was drafted in the late 1960s to serve in Vietnam, where he first encountered cannabis, according to media reports his brother posted on Facebook.
Greece is taking advantage of its warm climate to cultivate pot and create more than 2,000 jobs
They wanted to see if the observed anti-inflammatory effects of cannabis also affect the development of liver disease. The study was led by Adeyinka Charles Adejumo of North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts
The findings sounded alarming. But like any study, this one had key limitations, including the fact that it defined cannabis “users” as anyone who’d ever tried the drug. More importantly, however, it highlighted an important gap in our current understanding of the science of cannabis:
Advocates for medical marijuana have tried and failed in Virginia year after year. A few years ago, they persuaded lawmakers to allow it for epilepsy.