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Canadian MMJ Producer Closes $3M Funding Round

Canadian firm OrganiGram Holdings announced that it has closed on a $3 million round of financing, which the company will use to bolster its medical cannabis production site in New Brunswick. Duce Holdings and Denaco Group will provide $1 million in exchange for 200,000 common shares of OrganiGram’s stock, while Farm Credit Canada will provide a $2 million long-term loan. Farm Credit recently doled out the first $1 million and…

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California Moves Big Step Closer to MMJ Regulations

Key lawmakers in California have agreed on the specifics of a proposal to regulate the state’s medical marijuana industry, raising hopes that the Legislature can push through MMJ rules before it adjourns today. The proposal involves a package of three bills that will need to be amended and passed by both the state Senate and Assembly today before going to Gov. Jerry Brown, according to a press release from state…

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Illinois Won’t Expand List of Qualifying Conditions for MMJ

The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced that it won’t add new qualifying conditions to the state’s medical cannabis program at this time, a big blow to cannabis businesses that were hoping officials would help expand the market for MMJ. The decision comes after a state panel recently recommended adding 11 new conditions – including post-traumatic stress disorder, migraines and irritable bowel syndrome – to the list of qualifying…

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Detroit Crafting Proposed Regulations on Dispensaries

Detroit officials are finalizing a draft of proposed regulations on the city’s dispensaries, which continue to pop up like dandelions even though they are technically illegal under state law. Councilman James Tate said he’s putting final touches on an ordinance to govern the city’s growing number of unregulated dispensaries amid concerns that the businesses are fostering violence and engaging in unscrupulous activities. Proposed regulations in an early draft would require…

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First Maryland County Adopts MMJ Rules

Maryland cannabis entrepreneurs scored a victory this week after the Baltimore County Council adopted zoning regulations that are much more favorable for medical marijuana businesses than the initial draft of proposed rules. The council voted to pass zoning laws that specify where dispensaries, marijuana growing operations and processing facilities are allowed to operate, according to the Baltimore Sun. Baltimore County is now the first Maryland jurisdiction to mete out zoning…

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Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D.: Corruption in Latin America and Marijuana Legalization: The Case of Ex-President Molina

Co-authored by Jeff Zinsmeister, Member of the Council on Foreign Relations The rapid fall of the (now ex-) Guatemalan president Otto Fernandez Pérez Molina has already reverberated through the Americas. Its ultimate impact will surely be multifaceted, not just as an example of a possibly rising intolerance for corruption in parts of Latin America, but also of the beneficial synergy possible when an international organization like the United Nations works…

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Bernie Sanders: 'Not Acceptable' To Jail Young Pot Smokers And Let Big Bank CEOs Walk

Credit: Scott Olson via Getty Images WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders isn’t terribly impressed with a new Department of Justice pledge to get serious about white-collar crime. After years of shrugging off criminal prosecutions for Wall Street activity that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, the Department of Justice said Thursday that it will more aggressively target white-collar crime going forward. In a memo, the DOJ said it would now seek…

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Expansion, Pesticides and Colorado’s Marijuana Tax Holiday: Q&A With LivWell Owner John Lord

By John Schroyer LivWell has quickly built a cannabis empire in Colorado, growing from one dispensary in 2010 to nearly a dozen medical and recreational marijuana storefronts that generate tens of millions of dollars in sales annually. It’s now one of the largest marijuana retail chains in the state – and in the country, for that matter. While navigating its meteoric growth, the company has had to adjust to new…

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What The Marijuana Lobby Could Offer Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton says she has never smoked pot, not even as a bell-bottom-wearing undergraduate in the 1960s. Her husband’s administration went nuclear in the War on Drugs. During the 2008 campaign, she publicly opposed marijuana legalization. But it’s now seven years later, and the marijuana industry isn’t selling baggies and answering beepers. It’s a $2.7 billion business—the fastest-growing in the United States—and one that operates without any legal sanction in four…

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Teen cannabis users have poor long-term memory in adulthood

Teens who were heavy marijuana users — smoking it daily for about three years — had an abnormally shaped hippocampus and performed poorly on long-term memory tasks, reports a new study. The hippocampus is important to long-term memory, which is the ability to remember life events. The brain abnormalities and memory problems were observed during the individuals’ early twenties, two years after they stopped smoking marijuana. Source link

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Harborside Wins Third CA Dispensary License

Harborside Health Center has officially been granted its third dispensary license in California, extending the reach of one of the most well-known businesses in the medical cannabis industry. The San Leandro City Council voted unanimously at its Tuesday night meeting to grant the municipality’s lone dispensary license to Harborside San Leandro. The new dispensary is technically a partnership between Harborside Health Center and Dark Heart Nursery. Harborside’s first dispensary is…

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4 Colorado Extracts Companies Pass Pesticide Test, One Fails

Several extracts manufacturers passed a pesticide test commissioned recently by The Denver Post, but one company’s products reportedly contained controversial – and possibly toxic – substances. Mahatma Concentrates, a Denver-based extracts company, was found to be selling products that contain three pesticides the state has prohibited from use on commercial marijuana. Mahatma purchased the tainted cannabis from a separate grower, Treatments Unlimited, which also runs the Altitude chain of rec…

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Linda Harding-Bond: Cannabis & Wellness: The Spa Connection

Cannabis aka marijuana prohibition is entering its 78th year in the United States. But attitudes toward the plant are changing. Compared to 1968 when only 12% of the population supported legalizing marijuana, today the majority supports legalization. Earlier this year I was very surprised to read that spa and wellness authority Spa Finder had listed “Cannabis: New spa and wellness connections” as their number two trend for 2015. To gain…

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Drug to control appetite could also fight anxiety

Did you know that our body produces its own marijuana-like compound to protect us against anxiety? A study reveals a new biological pathway that regulates this system and suggests that a drug currently in clinical trials to treat obesity might also provide an attractive way to combat anxiety disorders. Source link

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Alaska Recreational Cannabis Rules Taking Shape

Recreational marijuana shops in Alaska will likely be prohibited from giving away branded merchandise and coupons, and they could be required to install pricey security systems. Those are just two points from new draft rules that the Alaska Marijuana Control Board is considering as the state prepares to launch its rec program next year, according to the Alaska Dispatch News. The board, which met last week to go over the…

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Rob Kampia: On Marijuana Policy, Congress Needs to Pick Up Where It Left Off

Now that Congress has returned from its August recess, it’s time for members to debate and vote on the annual budget that will fund the federal government from October of this year through September of next year. And various marijuana amendments will be a part of these discussions. Much has been made of the way same-sex marriage moved rapidly from unthinkable to inevitable to achieving the ultimate victory. But there’s…

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Solid Support for Medical Marijuana in Arkansas

Arkansas could become a pioneering medical cannabis state in the South if a potential ballot initiative to legalize MMJ qualifies for the 2016 general election. At this point, support for such a measure appears high: A poll released last week found that 84% of registered voters in the state support the idea of allowing adults to use marijuana for medical reasons if a doctor prescribes it. The poll represents a…

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An alternative to medical marijuana for pain?

Medical marijuana is proliferating across the country due to the ability of cannabis ingestion to treat important clinical problems such as chronic pain. However, negative side effects and the development of tolerance limit the widespread therapeutic use of THC, the major psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. THC’s side effects are produced via its actions at cannabinoid CB1 receptors in the brain. Thus, scientists theorized that an agent with similar mechanistic actions,…

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Study identifies teens at-risk for synthetic marijuana use

One of the first American national studies to examine risk factors for use of synthetic marijuana among a large, nationally representative sample of teens. Popular among teens, in 2011, synthetic marijuana was used by more than one out of ten (11.4%) high school seniors in the US, making it the most commonly used drug after real marijuana. Source link

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Women twice as likely to see pot as risky

A study on the perceived risk of using cannabis and characteristics associated with these perceptions found that non-white, low-income women over 50 were most likely to perceive a risk in using the drug. Least likely were those 12 to 25, with a high school diploma or more, and family income above $75,000. The study is the first to describe changes across time in perceived risk of regular cannabis use among…

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Cannabis: A new frontier in therapeutics

While debate about recreational marijuana use continues, researchers are investigating the effectiveness of cannabis for treating pain, spasticity, and a host of other medical problems. Experts share their perspectives on the therapeutic potential of medical cannabis and explore the emerging science behind it. Source link

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Pro-marijuana 'tweets' are sky-high on Twitter

Analyzing every marijuana-related Twitter message sent during a one-month period in early 2014, researchers have found that the ‘Twitterverse’ is a pot-friendly place. In that time, more than 7 million tweets referenced marijuana, with 15 times as many pro-pot tweets sent as anti-pot tweets. Source link

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Cannabis Group Gains Entry to Oregon State Fair

The Oregon Cannabis Business Council scored a spot at the 2015 Oregon State Fair, indicating that more mainstream organizations are warming to the industry in states that have legalized marijuana. Although the group wasn’t allowed to sell or hand out cannabis products or samples, it did promote the industry with educational literature and the like, according to the Oregonian. The council has big ideas for featuring marijuana products at the…

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Minnesota MMJ Company Delays Opening More Dispensaries

Minnesota Medical Solutions, one of just two companies licensed in the state to produce and sell medical cannabis, announced this week that it’s delaying opening its final two dispensaries until the spring because of low patient numbers. The company, also known as MinnMed, has so far opened two of its four locations allowed under state law, one in Rochester and one in Minneapolis. But the state’s lower-than-expected patient count, which…

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Minnesota MMJ Company Delays Opening More Dispensaries

Minnesota Medical Solutions, one of just two companies licensed in the state to produce and sell medical cannabis, announced this week that it’s delaying opening its final two dispensaries until the spring because of low patient numbers. The company, also known as MinnMed, has so far opened two of its four locations allowed under state law, one in Rochester and one in Minneapolis. But the state’s lower-than-expected patient count, which…

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1,500 Customers in 2 Months for First MA Dispensary

The first medical cannabis dispensary in Massachusetts has served as many patients in its first two months of operation as it originally expected to serve in its first year. Alternative Therapies Group (ATG), which opened on June 24, served 1,500 customers in July and August, according to The Boston Globe. It has been the state’s only operating dispensary until today, when a second one opened, the Boston Business Journal reported.…

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Cannabis induces a clinical response in patients with Crohn’s disease: a prospective placebo-controlled study.

Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Oct;11(10):1276-1280.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2013.04.034. Epub 2013 May 4. Naftali T1, Bar-Lev Schleider L, Dotan I, Lansky EP, Sklerovsky Benjaminov F, Konikoff FM. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND & AIMS: The marijuana plant Cannabis sativa has been reported to produce beneficial effects for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases, but this has not been investigated in controlled trials. We performed a prospective trial to determine whether cannabis can induce remission…

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New Mexico Whittles Down List of MMJ Producer Applicants

New Mexico’s medical cannabis industry is about to get bigger, though it’s unclear by how much. The state’s health department has chosen 17 finalists out of 86 applicants for new MMJ producer licenses, according to The Associated Press. There’s no word yet on how many of those 17 will actually be awarded licenses. But Retta Ward, New Mexico’s secretary of health, is expected to make a decision on the matter…

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Holistic Medicine Vs Conventional Medicine

The definition of holistic or alternative or complimentary medicine concurs with the description given by the World Health Organization. The WHO ascertains that health is a state of complete well-being at the physical, mental, and social level. In a holistic method of treatment, the approach to two patients suffering from the same disease can be different – it advocates personalized and targeted remedies. Conventional Western medicine or Allopathy defines health…

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How Long Do Hemorrhoids Last? Natural Cure in 48 Hours

Perhaps not the most comfortable topic to discuss, and certainly not one of the most comfortable conditions to endure either, but, how long do hemorrhoids last? Hemorrhoids, or piles as they are sometimes called, are quite literally a pain in the butt (pun intended). They are actually the result of blood vessels in the rectal area becoming swollen and inflamed. There are two types of hemorrhoids, internal and external. In…

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Is Legalization of Marijuana a Chance We Want to Take?

The legalization of marijuana has been an issue for a long time, but since Governor Schwarzenegger opened the door to serious discussion of the subject as a remedy to California’s financial problems it’s getting more headlines than ever. Amsterdam is frequently cited as the model for legalization, but any proponent who has researched the Amsterdam results would realize that using it as a model defeats their purpose. Immediately after Amsterdam’s…

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Patient-Physician Communication

Most doctors are not disinterested in you, but they are busy-so busy that many patients complain that their doctor cannot or will not listen to them. This is a problem because according to the American Society of Internal Medicine, 80% of correct diagnoses depend on what you tell your doctor. In a study of 74 visits to seven doctors, researchers found that only 16 patients were allowed to explain the…

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Ethical Issues about Organ Donation

Organ donation has resulted from the advances in medical techniques that have made it a very viable choice. When the technology did not exist, it was not an issue. Today, an average of 74 people per day receive a life saving organ transplant, but at the same time, an average of 19 people die each day waiting for a transplant that never comes. The entire issue has raised serious ethical…

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Could Gluten Be Damaging Your Health?

Do you suffer from some or all of these problems: IBS, depression, difficulties with your weight, aches and pains in your bones and joints, chronic fatigue? If so, you may be gluten intolerant. Gluten is a protein found in cereals, specifically, wheat (the main culprit), barley and rye. A similar protein is also found in oats. These cereals are relatively recent additions to the human diet, on the evolutionary timescale.…

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Medical Marijuana – Popular Among Baby Boomers

People in their 60s are discovering the benefits of medical marijuana, also known as medical cannabis. The baby boomer generation is well known to have used it recreationally as young people during the 1960’s and 70’s. Now, though, this aging generation is familiarizing themselves with the plant as an addition to their daily health regimen. Over the past few years, there has been a steady rise in the number of…

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Medical Marijuana Issue in Florida: One Big Pot Hole

On August 29, 2013, the Federal Department of Justice issued a memorandum stating it will continue to rely on state and local authorities to address marijuana activity through enforcement of state narcotics laws. Nevertheless, in light of new state laws allowing for possession of a small amounts of marijuana and regulating production, processing and sale of marijuana, the Department designated eight criteria to guide state law enforcement. States must (1)…

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3 Fruits to Cure Your Cancer – Alternative Cancer Treatment

The body needs enough nutrients so that you can function well; it must digest more vitamins and minerals that we can get from fresh fruit juices. More cancer-healed patients were believed to have recovered for this reason. Regarded as an alternative cancer treatment, I want to take down all the beliefs concerning this and what type of cancer does it heal? First stop is Sour sop. Sour sop also known…

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Maryland Shaping Up to Be the Next Big Medical Marijuana Market

By John Schroyer Amid the noise and excitement surrounding high-profile emerging medical cannabis states such as Illinois, Nevada, New York and Massachusetts, another upcoming market with vast potential has drawn surprisingly little fanfare: Maryland. The next East Coast state to join the ranks of formal MMJ markets, Maryland’s relatively inviting medical cannabis rules open the door to marijuana investors and existing companies looking to expand. To be sure, the overall…

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Get Medical Marijuana Card to Receive Marijuana Treatment

The United States of America are going through some very interesting times today. The country has got its first dark-skinned president in the face of Barack Obama, it is struggling through a new international financial crisis, and it goes through constant debates over a certain medical issue throughout last 15 years or so. What we’re going to talk about in this article is the medical issue – Marijuana Treatment and…

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Anxiety Headache – Causes and Treatments

Anxiety headaches are a bit different from a regular headache and with that said, they can be a bit different to treat. Most people do not realize that anxiety headaches are actually one of the leading causes of headaches. In order to treat the headache correctly it is important to know the different signs and symptoms as well as what you can do help rid yourself of the headache .…

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How Long Does Opiate Withdrawal Last? – A Beginners Guide

If you are like many people, then you may have to experience opiate withdrawal because of an addiction you gained to opiates from a medical prescription. This is becoming more and more common as more and more people are being prescribed opiates to help them deal with surgeries and illnesses. If you have found that you have become addicted, you are going to have a fight ahead of you, but…

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Home Remedy For Gallstones – A Cure For Gallstones So You Can Keep Your Gallbladder

Before gallbladder surgery even crosses your mind, you should try a simple home remedy for gallstones that works for almost all types of gallstones. Unfortunately, statistics show that most people opt for the organ removal operation, gallbladder surgery. This is probably because their doctor recommended the surgery. But before you remove your gallbladder, have you considered what history has taught us about various surgery practices. Gallbladder Surgery- Is it worth…

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Medical Marijuana – Do You Qualify?

The medicinal uses of cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, dates back thousands of years. One of the first known uses of cannabis was by the Chinese physician Hoa-tho in the early 2nd century as a surgical anesthesia. Today many experts recognize that medical marijuana (MMJ) and the healing properties of cannabis offer relief for a variety of crippling medical conditions like nausea from chemotherapy, chronic pain, HIV/AIDS, and glaucoma.…

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Hep C – Coping with Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is an infectitious virus that has the tendency to damage the liver. It transfers in to the liver via the blood. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine, for this condition. Hence, people are instructed to follow certain preventative methods in order to keep oneself off this disease. However, when once contracted by this infectious virus of Hep C, there is no other way out than to visit a doctor…

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Knock, Knock! Who’s There? The Police!

The situation: You and 75 of your closest friends or drunkest frat brothers or sorority sisters are packed into the living room of the duplex that you are renting when you here someone yell, “It’s the cops!” Many scream and bodies start scattering like roaches… What do you do? What are your rights? If you’re at someone else’s house you have less to worry about than if it is your…

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Understanding HMO, PPO and FFS Health Insurance Plans

Health insurance is offered in various forms today. Traditionally, health insurance plans were indemnity plans; the insured paid a premium, the physician provided health care services, the health insurance plan was billed, and the health insurance plan paid for covered services. As health care costs became astronomical, health insurance companies developed different plans that were aimed at providing quality health care at affordable prices. Managed health care became the buzzword…

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Two Proven Herbal Supplements for Stress and Anxiety

The fast-paced nature of modern life is characterized by constant demands and personal challenges. As we try to earn a living or take care of a family, the resulting stress can often feel insurmountable. While many can hide their feelings from family and co-workers, this stress is often characterized by an ongoing sense of anxiety and inability to sleep. Then, as we get tired or more anxious, our ability to…

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Sleep: 10 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep – are you getting enough? For some people, enough is four to six hours. Other people just don’t feel right with less than eight hours. People need more or less sleep at different phases in their life. Women may need more or less sleep at different phases of the month. The simplest way to tell if you’re getting enough is by noticing every morning – do you feel rested?…

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Harborside Poised to Open Third Dispensary

It appears that Harborside Health Center, one of the most well-known names in the medical marijuana business, is about to get formal permission for its third dispensary in California’s bay area. The San Leandro City Council is slated to vote next week on a resolution to award its lone dispensary permit to Harborside, which would be required to pay a hefty $60,000 annual licensing fee and meet other regulations. The city…

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Marijuana Production on a Rise in Canada

Marijuana is a form of drug prepared from Cannabis plant and is used as a psychoactive drug throughout the world. Its production and use is illegal in most parts of the world. Despite this, its production is on a high in North America which stands as the highest producer of the drug. Canada is among the biggest producers of the drug, third only to its other North American counterparts, USA…

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Causes of High Diastolic Blood Pressure Readings and What to Do About Them

You’re probably familiar with the blood pressure cuff your doctor uses but do you really understand what he is measuring? Blood pressure is the force that the heart places on the walls of your blood vessels when it pumps and relaxes. When the heart pumps the pressure goes up and this is called systolic pressure. When the heart relaxes, the pressure goes down and this is know as diastolic pressure.…

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Do You Know the Symptoms of a Diabetic Seizure? Learn Them Here

It is important for a diabetic or their family to know the symptoms of a diabetic seizure. These seizures are more common than most people realize. The first time I was aware of this diabetes complication was when my daughter had one at the age of fifteen. To say it was a scary experience is an understatement. A diabetic seizure is one of the lesser known complications of diabetes. Can…

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Violence and Drug Abuse in South Africa

Alcoholism and multiple drug abuse have been associated the alarming rate of crime and violence in South Africa. There has been an increase in access to drugs among adolescents. The widespread availability of drugs and drug use in most of South Africa has heightened young individuals’ participation and exposure to violence. There are many predictors of sexual assault. Socio-demographic factors, anti-social and suicidal behaviors, substance abuse and psychosocial factors are…

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Probable Cause Under the Fourth Amendment

What is probable cause needed for police to get a search warrant? Probable Cause is the minimum amount of proof the police must already have in order to obtain a warrant to conduct a search for more proof. This means that probable cause is not at the same level needed for a jury to convict a defendant, but sufficient to justify either obtaining a warrant from a judge or for…

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How To Lower Diastolic Blood Pressure, Safely?

High blood pressure also commonly known as hypertension can be fatal if not treated. Hypertension is known for causing the hardening of the arteries and may get worst if is not addressed. What does all this have to do with a how to lower diastolic blood pressure? One of the most important numbers in determining pressure reading is the diastolic number in the reading. It is the number at the…

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Marijuana Laws Vary by Jurisdiction

Each state has its own laws pertaining to the penalties and punishments for the possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Some states treat the possession or sale of certain drugs as a less serious offense than others substances, while other states enforce harsh penalties on all offenders. In some states, cities, and counties, marijuana possession is treated as a minor crime or even as no offense at all. In California,…

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Herbs For Anxiety Treatment – A Good Option?

Anxiety and panic are generally treated with traditional medications, behavioral therapy and alternative medicines. At the moment, traditional medicine is still the most powerful way of treatment compared to other methods, but it is also arguably insecure due to its side effects. As a result, herbs for anxiety treatment are gaining popularity as a milder and safer solution to the anxiety sufferers. Almost all herbs used in anxiety treatment contain…

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Canadian Medical Marijuana Program History

Marijuana has been used as a source of medicine for centuries – a common medicinal plant for the ancients. Even as technology became part of how we live, it was considered a viable treatment for many ailments. However, in 1923, the Canadian government banned marijuana. Although marijuana cigarettes were seized in 1932, nine years after the law passed, it took fourteen years for the first charge for marijuana possession to…

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Colorado Marijuana Law

In the US, Colorado is among the 14 states that have legalized the use of marijuana. Although, the substance is still illegal under the federal law, it can be made use of in the state of Colorado for medical reasons. Under the Bush Administration, the officials of DEA were instructed to restrain any medical marijuana dispensaries which were in violation of the laws set out by the federal law. On…

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Why Is Tobacco Still Legal?

Ok so we have all heard the debates right? It has been going on for years and in every different country around the world. There is this debate on Tobacco and how ridiculous is it that it is still available on the market of every modern country around the world. Despite all the studies done and published in Scientific journals about the cancer causing properties of tobacco, it is still…

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Legal Marijuana In Arizona Would Generate Over $60 Million In Taxes Annually, Study Predicts

Credit: Ed Andrieski/Associated Press Arizona stands to generate more than $60 million in marijuana tax revenue annually, if voters decide to legalize and regulate the plant for adult recreational purposes in 2016.  That’s according to an independent analysis released Monday by Arizona’s nonprofit Grand Canyon Institute. It found the state would rake in about $64 million per year from legal marijuana taxes, including $51 million that would go to K-12 education…

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Uruguay – A Second Passport and Tax-Free Residence Opportunity

I have been all over Europe on business recently and did something that you probably have never done: five countries in one day! Living on the road, I needed an official base. Besides, I recommend citizenship programs to clients, and I need to try them first. This is an update on my Uruguay residence application, which I’m going through with a view to obtaining the coveted Uruguayan passport after a…

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Finally! Help For Children Suffering With ADHD, ADD!

Over the past decade, Attention Hyperactivity Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD) cases have risen five-fold. It has been reported that 3-7% of American children suffer from the diagnosis. ADHD/ADD symptoms are characterized by poor concentration, failure to focus, impulsive behaviors, and hyperactivity. Currently, there are no specific protocols for diagnosing the conditions. Often they are strictly observational, without any diagnostic imaging or laboratory studies to confirm these conditions. Many…

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Multiple Sclerosis – Dizziness – One of the Classic Symptoms of MS

While dizziness is often considered to be one of the first symptoms of MS there is a lot of confusion when it comes to differentiating between the term dizziness and vertigo. The big problem here is that people tend to describe the feelings they have in a very subjective way and the feelings that one person is describing under these generic thoughts may not be the same as another person…

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Help for Anxiety Disorders

According to The National Institute of Mental Health, (U.S. Department of health and Human Services, National Institute of Health – Publication No. 06-3879), Anxiety Disorders affect approximately 40 million American adults age 18 and older (about 18%) in any given year causing them to be filled with fearfulness and uncertainly. Such disorder can last at least six months and get worse if not treated. Such disorders commonly occur along with…

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Common Side Effects Of Antihistamines

As we’re in the middle of the spring season and hay fever is running rampant, many allergy sufferers are running to their allergists and filling prescriptions for the most powerful antihistamines they can find. Well, it might surprise you to know that not only do these antihistamines have side effects but they also come with another fact of life that very few people are aware of; something that the drug…

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What Are Some Results of Untreated Anxiety?

For people that experience anxiety and panic attacks on a regular basis, it’s not uncommon for these issues to go untreated for various reasons. Panic attack and anxiety sufferers may be so embarrassed, paranoid, and fearful that others may think they are “crazy” that they just do everything in their power to avoid situations that cause them to become anxious. Over time, many of these people start to lose hope…

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Beta Interferons and First Clinical Episode If MRI Findings Consistent With MS

The treatment options prescribed to treat multiple sclerosis depend heavily on what type of multiple sclerosis a patient is fighting and what kind of findings the diagnostic tests show. For example, there is a common correlation between Beta interferons & first clinical episode if MRI findings consistent with MS. What this means is if a patient experiences a clinical episode and the MRI examination reveals findings that are consistent with…

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Pregnancy Nausea – Weeks 1 and 2

So, you’re in the first couple of weeks of your morning sickness. Because it can start at any time during your pregnancy, you’ve either had time to enjoy your pregnancy, or you haven’t. Pregnancy nausea in weeks 1 and 2 can be a little hard to get used to. You may not know what is still ahead of you, so this article is going to talk about what you could…

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State Or Government Funded Versus Private Drug Rehab

What is the difference between a state funded and a private drug rehab? Is it worth to invest thousands of dollars on a treatment program when the state offers rehabilitation for free? Maybe we should try a state funded program first and if that doesn’t work than we can try a private pay program. Certainly you want the best program for your loved one but with no guarantees how do…

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Facts About Amphetamines

Amphetamine is a psycho stimulant drug known to produce increased wakefulness and alertness with suppressed fatigue and appetite. It is related to a potent group of drugs such as dextroamphetamine, levoamphetamine and methamphetamine with have the action of increasing the levels of dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain. As a consequence they increase euphoria. The group is used to treat a wide variety of psychotic conditions such as attention-deficit…

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Liver Failure – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Liver failure occurs when a major part of the liver has been damaged and it is no longer able to function. This condition may be either acute or chronic. Acute liver failure is usually caused by Hepatitis A, B and C, drug toxicity and food poisoning. Chronic liver failure is caused by Hepatitis B and C, alcoholism, cirrhosis, malnutrition and metabolic disorders. Early symptoms include nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue,…

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Testing Failures Lead to MMJ Shortages, Losses in Nevada

Strict testing standards have led to a shortage of medical cannabis in Nevada, with pounds of marijuana destroyed after testing too high for pesticides, mycotoxins and heavy metals. That’s already forced at least one dispensary to delay its opening, according to the Las Vegas Sun. “Several batches” of MMJ have failed to meet testing standards, resulting in tens of thousands of dollars in financial losses for growers, the paper reported.…

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Food Additives That Cause Insomnia, Restlessness and Anxiety

So you think fresh fruit and vegetables are great for your health? Perhaps not. There are many food additives that are actually harmful and can lead to insomnia, restlessness, anxiety and many other problems. And some of them are used on fresh fruit and vegetables. But that’s not all. There are a range of food additives that have been isolated that can cause insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, depression, wakefulness, irritability etc.…

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5 Steps to Safely Withdrawing From Drugs

Safely and naturally withdrawing from drugs and alcohol can and should be done as soon as humanly possible. People are dying and getting excessively ill from over used (abused) medications, alcohol and drugs. What drugs can one safely withdraw from at home with minimal medical supervision and in which situations should you seek out close medical assistance? Many people want desperately to end their dependence on drugs and alcohol, but…

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Pros and Cons of the Advancement in Technology

The new millennium has truly created a big mark and an impact to the lives of many people. This is the point wherein the world has become more advanced when it comes to the production of goods and services, the point where technology has brought convenience and ease of mind. Let us all face, without these newly developed technologies, life will sure be hard, tasks will not be completed with…

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Chinese Traditional Medicine Versus Western Style Medicine

It would appear to me that traditional Chinese medicine is of value in many regards, although in a way is like a religion in other regards. Spiritual rituals are problematic in many ways and yet, like any placebo, if it works, or you believe it works, then it is worth something right? And once you get over the ritual style of Chinese Traditional medicine, there is indeed, something to be…

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Marijuana Side Effects – Gynecomastia in Men

Smoking marijuana can lead to a number of short and long term side effects. One of the serious side effects is gynecomastia, or male breasts, in long term smokers. Why does Gynecomastia happen? Chronic marijuana smokers suffer from the decrease of testosterone which is responsible for the development of facial hair, flat chest in men and other masculine features. A decrease in testosterone also implies an increase in estrogen –…

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Medications Toxic Effects

Healthy lifestyles are the biggest threat to the growth and expansion of the drug industry. A recent Forbes magazine cover article, “Pharma’s New Enemy: Clean Living,” thoroughly addressed this subject from the position of the consumer as well as the investor. Consider the following perspective from the article: “Do you really need all those prescription and over the counter pills you are popping? Maybe not. There’s a backlash building against…

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How to Reverse Cirrhosis – Cure Your Liver Cirrhosis Naturally

When the liver cells start hardening and get scarred, because of a degenerative inflammatory disease mainly caused by excessive alcohol consumption, it is called cirrhosis of the liver. Some of the symptoms of liver cirrhosis are jaundice, red palms, vomiting, enlarged liver, weight loss, poor appetite, weakness, fatigue, upset stomach, diarrhea or constipation. Well, it is possible to reverse cirrhosis of the liver and this article is dedicated to the…

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Speech/language Disorders in Adults

Speech is the physical act of producing sounds. There are four major categories of problems. One cause is a physical abnormality, such as a dental gap due to missing teeth or a gap between teeth. Some lisps are an example of this. Cleft palates and cleft lips can also result in speech that sounds different. A second cause is apraxia of speech, or verbal apraxia, which is a sequencing problem.…

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FILE - In this May 5, 2015, file photo, a marijuana plant grows at a Minnesota Medical Solutions greenhouse in Otsego, Minn. The number of patients approved to use medical marijuana has been climbing, but slowly. Illinois sent about 100 approval letters in June to patients who qualify for the program. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

3 Marijuana Addiction Facts

Dispelling myths is important, but individuals, parents and society also need to know the cold hard facts about Marijuana usage. It can lead to problems lasting much longer than adolescence. Here are some facts that you and your loved ones should know! Fact #1: Five times more likely to have a heart attack For up to one hour after smoking pot, the user is five times more likely to have…

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