Mum Of Epileptic Boy Urges Boris Johnson To Allow Doctors To Prescribe Cannabis

Hannah Deacon who says medical cannabis could generate billions for the economy and create thousands of jobs has to buy her son’s cannabis legally from Amsterdam.

Medical cannabis has been prescribed to just three children since it was legalised three years ago.

Families blame lack of NHS funding and legal hurdles despite government vows to make it widely available.

– Read the entire article at Mirror.

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Texas Expands Access To Medical Cannabis — But Advocates Say It’s Not Enough

Every morning when Viridiana Edwards wakes up, she says her body feels like a roll of aluminum foil crumpled up into a tight ball. Her legs are numb; the muscles in her arms and back are tense. She feels so tense that when she lifts her arm up to brush her teeth, she worries she might pull a muscle. “The best way I can describe it, is just a marionette that’s been in the case for years,” Edwards says. “I feel like a puppet with all of my strings in a knot.”

So she starts each morning with a series of stretches, and by rubbing a homemade body oil on her neck — one made with olive oil, chamomile and arnica flowers, and cannabidiol (CBD) derived from hemp. Almost immediately, she says she starts to relax. “Once I use my CBD, it’s like the strings just fall off.”

Edwards, 33, is a U.S. Army veteran who struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain on a daily basis. After serving in the military for about a decade, she received medical retirement due to injuries she sustained in Afghanistan. Edwards, like others who have advocated for measures to expand medical

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Rule Changes Allow For Delivery Of Non-Medical Marijuana In B.C.

Only adults will be allowed to receive delivery orders, and those who appear to be under 19 will have to present two pieces of identification.

B.C.’s legal cannabis operators will be allowed to deliver directly to buyers starting July 15.

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says the government wants to shrink the illegal market and allowing delivery to consumers is an advantage retailers have said they need. The government says only adults will be allowed to receive delivery orders, and those who appear to be under age 19 will have to present two pieces of identification. Recipients will also have to provide their name and signature to take delivery.

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Costa Mesa Chamber holds 'cannabis kickoff' to spur membership among dispensary owners seeking legitimacy – Los Angeles Times

Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday held a “Cannabis Kickoff” to welcome those in the industry to a city where marijuana dispensaries may now conduct business legally and potentially bolster membership in a new business sector.

“As you consider setting up your business in the beautiful city of Costa Mesa, please consider joining us,” chamber president and chief executive Carla Valenzuela said in the virtual meeting. “We’re so looking forward to the possibility of our working together.”

The meeting followed on the heels of a Tuesday night city council meeting, during which lawmakers gave final approval of ordinances regulating retail cannabis sales and delivery. With a legal framework in place, business owners may apply for licenses and permits after a 30-day period.

Wednesday, June 16th, join us for the Cannabis Industry Partnership Kickoff via zoom at 4pm! This is a great opportunity to learn more about the many benefits of becoming a chamber member! pic.twitter.com/tG650ziVS8

— Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce (@CM_Chamber) June 14, 2021

Chamber leaders were keen to point out the many advantages of membership, including letters of recommendation that may aid cannabis operators in the city’s application process.

Tom Johnson, president emeritus for the chamber and a

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Pensacola couple run over at Oregon RV park before suspect shot victim at pot dispensary – Pensacola News Journal

A Pensacola couple was run over by a man driving a stolen pickup truck at an Oregon RV park Friday, killing the husband and critically injuring the wife.

Anthony P. Oyster, 74, died immediately when he was run over by the vehicle at the Mill Casino RV Park in North Bend, Oregon Friday morning. His wife, Linda Oyster, 73, is in critical condition at an area hospital as of Saturday afternoon.

The suspect is believed to have then driven to a nearby marijuana dispensary where the suspect fatally shot another victim. Through the investigation into the pickup truck, law enforcement was led back to the RV park and found the truck’s owner dead inside of the trailer as a result of “homicidal violence.” 

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3 guns, marijuana, cash seized in San Marcos illegal dispensary raid – 10News

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (KGTV) — Deputies raided an illegal marijuana dispensary in San Marcos, shuttering the business and seizing dozens of pounds of marijuana and marijuana products, authorities said Friday.

A SWAT team served a warrant at the illicit dispensary in the 900 block of Rancheros Drive around 5:00 p.m. Thursday, said San Diego County Sheriff’s in a news release.

Detectives seized the following during the search:

34 pounds of processed marijuana

738 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) vape products53 pounds of THC-infused edibles4 pounds of THC concentrates$32,000 in cashThree firearms (rifle, shotgun, pistol)

The warrant follows community concerns about illegal marijuana dispensaries near schools and residential areas.

The owner of the dispensary and one dispensary employee were arrested for the following violations: possession of marijuana for sale, marijuana sales, operating or maintaining a drug house and conspiracy.

The sheriff’s department said unregulated dispensaries attract criminals involved in other illicit drugs and are often the catalyst for violent crime, property crime, and financial crime that affect residents and other local businesses.

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Juneteenth Is a National Holiday, But the Struggle for Equality Continues

This past Thursday, President Joe Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, a federal holiday. The measure had passed unanimously in the Senate, and in the House by a vote of 415-14.

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Gordon Granger, a Union general, arrived in Galveston, Texas to inform enslaved African-Americans that the Civil War had ended and that they had been freed under the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.

On arrival in Galveston, General Granger issued five written orders, but the highlight was Order No. 3, which included the words: “All slaves are free.”

The proclamation ended slavery only in states that had seceded from the Union in 1860-61; an end to slavery throughout the entire country (which in 1865 comprised 34 states) would not become law until December 1865, when the 13th Amendment was adopted into the Constitution.

As has also been true for the legalization of cannabis, states have been out in front of the federal government in celebrating Juneteenth. In 1979, thanks in large part to the efforts of state representative Al Edwards, Texas passed legislation making Juneteenth a holiday, and

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Rx pot sales top 50,000 pounds – Arkansas Online

Medical marijuana sales in Arkansas hit 50,000 pounds this week, just over two years since the state’s first dispensary opened its doors.

Kaliegh Solloway, a packaging specialist at Suite 443 in Hot Springs, said business has only been growing.

“It’s an amazing industry. We’re helping people,” Solloway said. “It’s made a big difference for people, some people have gone from pills to just this. It’s a natural way to heal the body.” Arkansans have spent $338.5 million to purchase 50,085 pounds of medical marijuana, the state Department of Finance and Administration reported Wednesday. There were 77,673 active patient cards in the state as of June 12, according to the state Department of Health.

Sales of the product to patients and dispensaries have netted nearly $40 million in sales tax revenue.

[RELATED: See complete Democrat-Gazette coverage of medical marijuana in Arkansas at arkansasonline.com/marijuana]

Scott Hardin, spokesman for the Department of Finance and Administration, said sales stayed strong throughout 2020 and remain strong. He attributed that to several factors, including the recommendation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that Americans maintain a two-week supply of medication amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“We can’t discount the impact of stimulus funding,” he

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