May 2014

This is an overview of a presentation in Symposium 491. Scientists versus Street Chemists: The Toxicity of Designer Marijuana presented Wed, Apr 30, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM at the 2014 Experimental Biology meeting. An analytical chemist’s approach to public health problems by J. H. Moran Source Jeffrey Moran (PubMed) of the Arkansas Department of […]

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) offered the bipartisan amendment which was approved with a vote of 219-189. The House of Representatives took an important step towards ending the federal war on medical marijuana. Just after midnight Friday morning the House voted to approve an amendment to the Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill that prohibits federal law enforcement resources from […]

Weed legalization is now an American reality. In the last year and a half since landmark legalization passed in Colorado and Washington, we’ve all had plenty of time to absorb the changes taking place and anticipate the new, weed-legal world we are gradually but surely entering. The shift in our national psyche toward acceptance of […]

Later today, the House will vote on a bipartisan amendment offered by Reps. Massie, Blumenauer, Polis, Barr, and Bonamici to address the legal confusion regarding Section 7606 of the Farm bill relating to industrial hemp. This amendment is meant to prevent the DEA from harassing other states, like Kentucky recently experienced, when trying to begin […]

This is an overview of a presentation in Symposium 491. Scientists versus Street Chemists: The Toxicity of Designer Marijuana presented Wed, Apr 30, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM at the 2014 Experimental Biology meeting. An analytical chemist’s approach to public health problems by J. H. Moran Source Jeffrey Moran (PubMed) of the Arkansas Department of […]

Medical Marijuana OK’d in More States in 2014 May 22, 2014 — More than half the states in the country now have laws that in some way permit medical marijuana — even in the most conservative states. This week, Minnesota became the 22nd state, along with Washington, D.C., to allow broad use of medical marijuana. […]

While Oregonians generally favor legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana like beer and wine, they weren’t quite ready to legalize personal possession of an unlimited amount or home cultivation of an unlimited number of plants. Also, the campaign behind Oregon’s legalization initiative didn’t receive large donations from national funders like Washington and Colorado did. Despite the […]

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Professor Ian Shaw, a toxicologist at the University of Canterbury, gives a crash course in synthetic cannabis chemistry and addiction in an opinion article in the Press. An excerpt (read in full here): Drugs must be tested on animals OPINION: Toxicologist IAN SHAW explores the “legal high” debate and looks at how the products activate […]