The 4 High Economic Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana in Canada

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The 4 High Economic Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana in Canada | Guest Author

With the approval of Senate Bill C-45, Canada became the first G7 member country to legalize recreational marijuana. Being a wealthy nation, it is poised to become a model for other countries who are planning to do the same thing. It is expected that such a move will impact the national economy in more ways […]

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All Time High: Two-Thirds of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

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All Time High: Two-Thirds of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization | NORML

A record percentage of American voters support reforming the nation’s marijuana laws, including majorities of Democrats, Independents, and for the first time ever, Republicans, according to polling data released by Gallup. Sixty-four percent of voters believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States” — the highest percentage ever reported by Gallup […]

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American Support for Marijuana Law Reform at Record High

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American Support for Marijuana Law Reform at Record High | Paul Armentano

HAMDEN, CT — A record percentage of American voters support reforming the nation’s marijuana laws, according to polling data released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. Sixty-one percent of voters believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States” — the highest percentage ever reported by the poll. Support for legalization is […]

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New High for Gallup Poll: 45% of Americans Have Tried Marijuana

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New High for Gallup Poll: 45% of Americans Have Tried Marijuana | NORML

According to recently released polling data from Gallup, nearly half of all Americans have tried marijuana at one point in their lives, an all time high since they began asking the question in 1969 when only 4% of Americans admitted to having tried the substance. Additionally, 12% of survey respondents said they currently consume marijuana. […]

New High for Gallup Poll: 45% of Americans Have Tried Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

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Massachusetts High Court: Patient Fired for Medical Marijuana Use Can Sue for Discrimination

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Massachusetts High Court: Patient Fired for Medical Marijuana Use Can Sue for Discrimination | Scott Gacek

BOSTON, MA — Massachusetts’ highest court ruled on Monday that a medical marijuana patient could sue her former employer for discrimination after being fired for testing positive for the substance in a drug test. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rejected the argument made by Advantage Sales and Marketing that the patient, Christina Barbuto, could not sue for […]

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CBS Poll Finds Support for Legalizing Marijuana at Record High

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CBS Poll Finds Support for Legalizing Marijuana at Record High | Paul Armentano

More than six in ten Americans believe that the social use of marijuana should be legal for adults, according to nationwide polling data provided by CBS News. The percentage marks a significant increase since 2013, when only 45 percent of respondents endorsed legalization, and it is among the highest levels of public support ever reported […]

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Support for Marijuana Legalization Reaches Record High of 60% Nationwide

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Support for Marijuana Legalization Reaches Record High of 60% Nationwide | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC — A new Gallup poll released Wednesday shows support for making marijuana legal in the U.S. has reached a record high of 60%, up from 58% last year and 50% in 2011. A national poll released last week by the Pew Research Center also found support is growing, with 57% of Americans saying […]

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As Legalized Recreational Cannabis in Colorado Reaches its 18-Month Anniversary, Consumer Demand Grows for both High- and Low-end Marijuana Products

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Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 19, 2015

Colorado’s historic experiment with legalized, adult-use marijuana will soon reach its 18-month mark. The state’s successful program has brought cannabis out of the shadows, produced significant revenue and is also prompting industry experts to consider a widening trend; as the acceptance of legal recreational cannabis spreads across mainstream America.

“Production and demand will continue to increase as national legalization becomes a reality,” says Ryan Fox, founder and CEO of The Grass Station, one of oldest and largest cannabis dispensaries in Colorado.

“While that reality may be five or ten years down the road, you will see cannabis treated like a commodity in the markets,” he adds. “After all, we already see cannabis prices fluctuate throughout the year, from factors that are very similar to those that affect commodity futures in the financial markets.”

Fox sees a strong parallel between the legal marijuana industry and America’s wine producers when it comes to its consumer base, its production standards and quality control, as well as regarding its creative branding.

“Any great winery has an equally exceptional agricultural practice; a clean, efficient and well-organized vineyard,” he notes. “They take cost factors into account at every turn. And there’s also an element of style, a touch of creativity, when coming up with a great wine; just as there is with an excellent strain of cannabis.”

As with the wine industry, legal cannabis growers, producers and distributors are already catering to consumers across a wide range of budgets.

On any given day, Fox says, customers at The Grass Station can vary from consumers looking to spend under ten dollars for an afternoon’s diversion to connoisseurs wanting to try out a variety of the store’s more than 20 premium marijuana strains.

And because of that constantly evolving market, Fox and his staff of budtenders are often called on, much like a wine sommelier in a good restaurant, to inform and educate their customers.

Fox says that desire for information often goes well beyond Colorado, and connects him with present and future marijuana consumers across the U.S. and around the globe.

“I answer emails every single day from people who want to know more,” he says. “There are times when I feel like a vineyard owner, explaining our latest vintage.”

ABOUT THE GRASS STATION

Denver’s premier recreational dispensary first opened its doors in 2009, and over the years has maintained its widespread reputation as the source for top-quality cannabis, served up in a welcoming atmosphere. Customers expect and get friendly and knowledgeable service from The Grass Station’s staff. Its quality-tested products not only conform to state and local regulations but are kept to the highest possible standards of purity and potency.

For more information, visit: http://www.grassstationco.com/

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Marijuana incorporated: cannabis eases into a billion-dollar business high

Marijuana incorporated: cannabis eases into a billion-dollar business high
Stuart Tomc, vice-president of Human Nutrition at CannaVest, which develops and sells hemp-based products, offers a sample at the Expo at the Hilton Chicago. Photograph: …. “It means we need to grow it, and produce it and package it all inside each …
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Stevia Corp. Discusses Partnership Plans While Continuing to Implement a …
Although it is legal to import and sell industrial hemp products in the U.S., it is not yet legal to commercially grow industrial hemp in the U.S. The 2013 farm bill was signed into law in February 2014 and contained a hemp amendment, Sec. 7606 …
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Why can't Texans grow hemp?
Shouldn't Texas farmers be allowed to grow and sell hemp? Farmers in Colorado, and university researchers in both Kentucky and Colorado, recently harvested their first legal hemp crops, just months after Congress voted to allow hemp cultivation where …
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Study: Gay Men Have High HPV Infection Rates; The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) Reviews a Study

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Rochester, NY (PRWEB) February 11, 2015

“Infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV)? The CBCD, which conducted two separate post-marketing clinical studies on the natural, antiviral formula of Novirin, recommends taking this effective HPV remedy to help the immune system target the latent HSV virus.” – Greg Bennett, CBCD

Research shows that men who have sex with men (MSM) have higher rates of HPV infection in the mouth. This is important to note since oral infection with the high-risk HPV-16 is now known to be a cause of head and neck cancer. During the study it was found that “oral high-risk HPV infection was significantly associated with a higher number of recent oral sex partners among MSM overall … (and) … oral-anal contact in the previous six months was significantly associated with incident oral high-risk HPV infection….” (1) For HIV infected men, the rates of HPV infection are even higher. “A much higher prevalence of up to 25% has been reported among HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM).” For these individuals, risk factors included “a higher number of recent oral sex partners and both recent tobacco smoking and cannabis use were associated with incident oral high-risk HPV infection in multivariable analyses.” (1) The CBCD recommends that HPV infected men take Novirin. This HPV remedy was shown to effectively reduce HPV symptoms in two separate post-marketing clinical studies that followed FDA guidelines.

Click to learn more about HPV symptoms.

The formula of Novirin was tested by Hanan Polansky and Edan Itzkovitz from the CBCD. The studies showed that the Novirin formula is effective against the human papillomavirus (HPV). The clinical studies were published in the peer reviewed, medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy, the first, in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs. Study authors wrote that, “individuals infected with HPV…reported a safe decrease in their symptoms following treatment….” (2) The study authors also wrote that, “We observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms.” (2)

Novirin can be ordered on the product website here: http://www.novirin.com

Novirin is a natural antiviral dietary supplement. Its formula contains five natural ingredients: Selenium, Camellia Sinensis Extract, Quercetin, Cinnamomum Extract, and Licorice Extract. The first ingredient is a trace element, and the other four are plant extracts. Each ingredient and its dose was chosen through a scientific approach. Scientists at polyDNA, the company that invented and patented the formula, scanned thousands of scientific and medical papers published in various medical and scientific journals, and identified the safest and most effective natural ingredients against latent viruses. To date, Novirin is the only natural antiviral product on the market with published clinical studies on its formula that supports its claims.

Men have weaker immune responses to the human papillomavirus (HPV) in comparison to women (See Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, from January 2014) (3). In other words, male immune systems are unable to control the latent HPV as efficiently. “This is supported by serologic studies (studies of the blood) that find a higher prevalence of HPV antibodies (proteins used by the immune system) in women than in men across all ages (3).”

New HPV infections are found in up to 39% of men every year (3). In men with healthy immune systems, HPV infections are cleared in 6 months or longer. However, in about 10% of all cases, when men have a weak immune system, HPV infections will persist. This can cause a variety of serious health problems. (See the CDC website last updated on July 25, 2013) (4).

For men, an HPV infection can lead to conditions, including genital warts, penile, anal, and oropharyngeal cancer (head and neck cancer) (4).

The CDC notes that “HPV may … be passed on during oral sex and genital-to-genital contact. HPV can be passed on between straight and same-sex partners-even when the infected partner has no signs or symptoms.” (See the CDC’s Website, last updated on February 5, 2013) (5).

What treatments are currently available against the HPV?

“There are no drugs approved against the HPV. Current treatments include procedures, such as cryotherapy, conization, and the Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP). These procedures use liquid nitrogen, a surgical knife (scalpel), a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, or electrical current to remove the abnormal growths caused by the HPV. These growths include cells that harbor the active virus. The procedures do not target cells with the latent virus. Since they do not remove the latent virus, these procedures only produce a temporary remission.” (5) In contrast, the formula of Novirin was designed to target the latent HPV.

Click to learn more about Novirin and HPV.

All orders of Novirin are completely confidential and no information is shared or sold to any third party. Privacy is assured.

Reference:

(1) van Aar F, Mooij SH, van der Sande M, Meijer C, King AJ, Verhagen D, Heijman T, Coutinho RA, Schim van der Loeff MF. “Twelve-month incidence and clearance of oral HPV infection in HIV-negative and HIV-infected men who have sex with men: the H2M cohort study.” BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Dec 31;14(1):3845.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25551194

(2) Polansky, H. Itzkovitz, E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published in September 2013.

http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=36101#.U-s9ouOSz90

(3) Amber Flaherty, M.D.a, Timothy Kim, M.D.b, Anna Giuliano, Ph.D.c, Anthony Magliocco, M.D., Ph.D.d, Tariq S. Hakky, M.D.b, Lance C. Pagliaro, M.D.e, Philippe E. Spiess, M.D., M.S. “Implications for human papillomavirus in penile cancer.” Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations. Published in January 2014.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1078143913003207

(4) CDC – Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) – Genital HPV Infection – Fact Sheet. Last updated on July 25, 2013.

http://www.cdc.gov/std/HPV/STDFact-HPV.htm

(5) CDC – Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – What is HPV? Last updated on February 5, 2013.

http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/whatishpv.html







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