December 2011

A UCSF study suggests patients with chronic pain may experience greater relief if their doctors add cannabinoids – the main ingredient in cannabis or medical marijuana – to an opiates-only treatment. The findings, from a small-scale study, also suggest that a combined therapy could result in reduced opiate dosages. By UCSF Staff More than 76 […]

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Montreal—An oral cannabinoid was associated with up to 60% reductions in pain in 10 patients with refractory complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), according to research presented at the 2010 annual World Congress on Pain in Montreal. The study investigators also reported that most of the patients were able to discontinue long-term opioid therapy and reported […]

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December 30, 2011 03:05 EST Today is Friday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2011. There is one day left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 30, 1936, the United Auto Workers union staged its first “sit-down” strike at the General Motors Fisher Body Plant No. 1 in Flint, Mich. (The strike […]

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Excellently worded legalization initiative.  No fuss, no muss, no state only sales, etc but they should have left out the driving part because there is no scientific evidence of impairment like there is with cell phones and texting. Legalization should be short and sweet and full like the corn and tomatoes people grow in the […]

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By Carole Rooney, 100 Mile House Free Press 100 Mile House Industrial Hemp Producer’s Group chair Dave Zirnhelt recently provided a project update. The Zirnhelt Timber Frames construction company, founded and owned by his sons, recently finished eight, four- by eight-foot industrial hemp panels. The local project shares information with the University of Manitoba, and […]

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Editor’s Note: This is the second cross-posting that Points is proud to feature from the Freq.uenci.es project, a “collaborative genealogy of spirituality” sponsored by the Social Science Research Council’s Working Group on Spirituality, Political Engagement, and Public Life.  (Our first cross-posting, on Bill W. and the Big Book, appeared earlier this fall).  Today’s offering is by […]

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Share Tweet (NaturalNews) Obama promised to let the states decide medical marijuana use. But federal agencies began paramilitary style raids on state-sanctioned, legal medical marijuana dispensaries…read more at http://www.naturalnews.com/034502_medical_marijuana_states_Obama.html

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A group that wants to legalize marijuana in Michigan has started an effort to get a measure before voters in November 2012 … Read the original: Group wants to legalize marijuana in Michigan | News – Home Tags: Group, legalize-marijuana, measure-before, michigan …read more at http://www.silcongroup.com/2011/12/30/group-wants-to-legalize-marijuana-in-michigan-news-home/

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By Carole Rooney, 100 Mile House Free Press 100 Mile House Industrial Hemp Producer’s Group chair Dave Zirnhelt recently provided a project update. The Zirnhelt Timber Frames construction company, founded and owned by his sons, recently finished eight, four- by eight-foot industrial hemp panels. The local project shares information with the University of Manitoba, and […]

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(photo: Brandon Darnell)In 2011, medical marijuana dispensaries in Sacramento city and county went from being barely legal to riding a wave of potential for acceptance – but in the end, saw the future of their operations heavily scrutinized or banned outright.. Here’s what happened on the medical marijuana scene this year:. In February, medical marijuana […]

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