April 2017

Alaska On-site Marijuana Consumption Proposal is Revived

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board met last March 7, 2017 in Anchorage, discussing everything from its on-again, off-again relationship with marijuana cafes to whether or not cultivators can keep rolling joints before delivering them to stores.

Here are the most crucial takeaways:

The board will give writing rules for marijuana cafes a second try

The control board will try to write rules for on-site consumption places at marijuana retailers, a plan that it shot down at its last meeting.

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Actor Patrick Stewart Supports Oxford University’s Marijuana Research Program

Oxford University will be launching a £10m research programme into the effects of medical marijuana, following calls for its legalization.

The program will analyze the function of cannabis medications in treating pain, cancer and inflammatory diseases.

It follows calls from some MPs for legalization of cannabis on medical reasons, with such calls being backed by 58 per cent this past year.

In the last few years, studies have supported the medical value of cannabis for treating ailments for example multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and arthritis, and for coping with nerve pain.

The new program is a partnership between Kingsley Capital Partners and Oxford University, who are investing £10m an attempt to create an international center of excellence in cannabinoid research.

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