Canadian MJ Company To Export Cannabis To U.S.
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Canadian MJ Company To Export Cannabis To U.S.
Posted by CN Staff on September 19, 2018 at 05:45:18 PT
By Jason Lemon 
Source: Newsweek
USA -- A Canadian marijuana company has been granted permission by the U.S. federal government to export medicinal cannabis to California for scientific research.The company, Tilray Inc., and Dr. Fatta Nahab, an associate professor of neurosciences at the University of California San Diego’s medical school, who is behind the research, believe it is the first time that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has given the green light to a Canadian producer to export a cannabis study drug south of the border, The Toronto Star reported. Getting approval was a months-long process that also required the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to agree.
“It’s quite significant,” Dr. Catherine Jacobson, Tilray’s director of clinical research told the Canadian newspaper. “This is the first time a Canadian (licensed producer) has demonstrated to the FDA that a study drug produced in Canada from the cannabis plant can meet its standards.”Tilray’s shares rose as much as 28 percent with reports of the news, Bloomberg reported. The significant gains pushed the British Columbia-based company’s valuation up significantly, adding about $3 billion and bringing the overall value to more than $14 billion. The boost pushed it above fellow Canadian marijuana company Canopy Growth Corp, meaning that Tilray is now the world's most valuable cannabis company.U.S.-based researchers who wanted to study marijuana have previously relied on supplies from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). However, this would generally come as a dried bud, Nahab explained to Canadian media. This made it difficult to control the dosage without an oral alternative from NIDA."We've got a set dosing, fixed, highly consistent, and so it's really going to help us advance the field much more,'' Nahab said of the Tilray product, which is a capsule containing a cannabinoid formulation with the active ingredients cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), according to CBC. Nahab’s team had selected the Canadian company from a shortlist of four.The researcher and his team will use the cannabis in a study on essential tremor, which is a common neurological disorder that causes an individual’s body to shake. The research was partially funded by Tilray as well as the International Essential Tremor Foundation. Clinical trials should commence in 2019, involving 16 adult participants.Recreational marijuana has been legalized in nine U.S. states and the nation’s capital, and medicinal cannabis has been legalized in more than 30. Nonetheless, the federal government still classifies pot as a schedule 1 drug, making it completely illegal.Canada decided in June to legalize recreational marijuana nationwide, which will come into effect next month. But U.S. officials have warned that Canadian marijuana users, workers and investors could face lifetime bans from the U.S. due to current federal law. Previously, cannabis investors from other countries, such as Israel, have been barred from entering the U.S.Source: Newsweek (US)Author:  Jason LemonPublished: September 18, 2018Copyright: 2018 Newsweek, Inc.Contact: letters newsweek.comWebsite: http://www.newsweek.comURL: Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #8 posted by Hope on September 25, 2018 at 14:24:57 PT
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Comment #7 posted by Hope on September 25, 2018 at 14:24:56 PT
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Comment #6 posted by Hope on September 24, 2018 at 21:50:38 PT
Back then...
I didn't know there was so amazing much good in the plant. But I knew, without a single doubt, there was so much really bad stuff going on in the name of prohibiting it. That was very clear.
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Comment #5 posted by Hope on September 24, 2018 at 21:42:55 PT
I saw that where a doctor up there called medical a hoax. Maybe another one as well. It's the dangedest thing... those die-hard prohibitionists. They might as well get fitted for a straight jacket now... because it looks like they'll go kicking and screaming against the truth into the hereafter.We've always been able to see the truth about this nightmare of persecution against people that use a plant. And it has been a nightmare... and it's been caused by these kind of prohibitionists that can't even see the truth when it's standing on their chest. They were wrong. They've always been wrong and they are still wrong. It doesn't really matter to me whether they believe the truth or not... as long as they stop harming others because of their inability to understand the reality and that they are wrong to bring harm to others because of it. It's stunning. It's always been stunning to me that these off balance, arrogant, scarily proud humans have been able to present themselves to the world as some sort of saviors of humanity while doing so much harm to so many because of their crazy beliefs. Sigh. I guess there will always be people like them and always be a need for people like us to resist them and their insanity and inhumanity towards so many for so little. The more they find the good medicine and help that's actually available from the plant, cannabis, the more I realize we all really were called... by God, by the Universe... by the universal spirit of humanity... whatever you might call it. I call it God. We were called, I have no doubt, and perhaps cautiously, perhaps doubtfully, we all answered that call. I didn't want to. I was so scared to speak up. But I did. We did. We all did. Including FoM. Especially FoM. We answered the call because all of us had to stand up and say something and add to the voice that has been calling for sanity for so long. And now, in the nearly aftermath, I'm honored, so honored to have heard that call and thankful that I heeded it. That we all heeded it.High five, Bud!
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Comment #4 posted by afterburner on September 23, 2018 at 15:08:17 PT
Hope, Looks like Canada Needs a Vegas-style Museum
It's not as if we haven't tried. Vancouver has museums devoted to cannabis. Toronto and Vancouver have Amsterdam-style toke cafes. However, the head of the CMA (Canadian Medical Association) not that long ago referred to "medical marijuana" as a hoax. Like many other places, Canadian Doctors get little training in how to administer cannabis, so many of them refuse to participate. However, with legalization, more doctors are learning about cannabis effectiveness and safety. The half-truths and outright lies continue to bombard the public and the doctors. The smokaphobic attitude from cancer treatment has not yet met Donald Tashin's research showing even to his own surprise that cannabis smoke is not as dangerous as tobacco smoke because of neuroprotective agents in cannabis. The woman in comment #2 had a reaction to cannabis smoke in a crowd of people. The doctor may be jumping to conclusions based on incomplete or erroneous knowledge and/or experience.
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Comment #3 posted by Hope on September 22, 2018 at 12:23:55 PT
That's a difficult to comprehend problem. Are they firing up joints? Lot's of joints. That seems unlikely. That's kind of weird. Joints can make a big smell... but a small pipe shouldn't. A bong shouldn't. Nearly any smoking device... if it must be smoked... known today doesn't stir up a lot of smoke or odor like a big fattie. I suspect some panties unnecessarily in a wad somewhere. How many fatties are fired up at one time in that place?I'm not insensitive to a complaint by an allergy sufferer. But something tells me someone isn't having an issue with cannabis smoke as much as they are having an issue with cannabis users. I don't know if you've noticed... but there are some scary crazy people running around waving that omg it's smoke flag. It's not really about other people causing a bit of odor in the air... it's about them being unable to control other people enough, make them bow to their wishes, to make them feel any value as some sort of extra special person in the world. I'm not sure. Maybe I'm wrong. But I've seen people like that. Is a little odor actually equal to the allergen being thick enough in the air to affect the allergic person or is it just a bit offensive to them? Obviously, it's a lot offensive. Towels under the door? Is someone firing up multiple joints outside the door? It all sounds a little doubtful to me. Maybe she needs to be tested for how really sensitive she is. Can she really smell a pipe hit from down the hall and through a door? I can't help but suspect someone like that might have a problem other than an allergy. If that is happening... she is probably having a lot more problems with smells than just cannabis. I've caught whiffs of smoke or smells from different places during my life... but a whiff passing by isn't likely to throw her down with an anaphylactic reaction. I suspect some exaggeration going on. But with some people... that's normal.It sounds as bad as a peanut allergy... or a bee sting allergy. Except I didn't realize a whiff of smoke odor could be in the same category at all as things like the former. You would think she'd have to consume it... or at least touch it or be in the same room with it for it to be that bad.Regardless, they do indeed have a mess on their hands. She really needs her own detached home, looks like.
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Comment #2 posted by afterburner on September 20, 2018 at 12:07:59 PT
Anyone in a Large US City Have a Solution? 
CBC  News
Woman's deadly cannabis allergy highlights complexity of condo living.
Board wrestles with residents' competing human rights after marijuana ban shot down.
Lisa Xing · CBC News · Posted: Sep 20, 2018 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: 3 hours ago's upcoming Adult Use Cannabis Legalization bans outdoor toking, leaving many with no place like home. At this point Cannabis Cafes are also banned, as are edibles. Add to this a Medical Cannabis Licencee has the right to toke at home. Options are too limited and the present approach is creating conflict.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on September 19, 2018 at 08:25:36 PT
Good News for South Africa
South Africa's Supreme Court Has Legalized the Private Use of MarijuanaURL:
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