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CBD crackdown continued even after Indiana excise police announced enforcement moratorium

CLOSE A law passed in April 2017 allowed for patient possession of CBD but didn’t outline how people could acquire products. Nate Chute/IndyStar Buy Photo Georgetown Market offers this example of cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD, Indianapolis, Friday, September 1, 2017. The oil is used by a variety of people, and medical testing is being done to determine its efficacy in treating seizures, and pain. (Photo: Robert Scheer/IndyStar)Buy Photo Even after Indiana Excise Police said they would no longer confiscate a cannabis extract from Indiana stores, they continued to threaten to punish retailers that carried the product. At least twice after the state’s Alcohol and Tobacco Commission announced the moratorium on Aug. 12, excise police, the agency’s law enforcement arm...

Op-ed: Why I broke the law to use medical cannabis

Angus McBride 2016-04-20 Image credit: SLTrib.com Click here to view original web page at www.sltrib.com By Enedina Stanger I did not choose this life of excruciating pain. I did not choose to have the collagen in my body betray me, and within a year of the initial diagnosis have all the bones in my body dislocate. I did not choose the frailty of my internal organs and my whole nervous system, the constant dislocations that shred my tendons and wreak havoc on my muscles. For too long, I was in a haze of prescribed pills — a drugged up mother whose life was passing as if I was in a glass house. These pills resulted in round after round of ambulance trips and emergency room visits with no relief. I prayed. My husband watched his wife’s body fall apart. I saw the life I wanted gone in an inst...

Cannabinoids 101: What Makes Cannabis Medicine?

References Angus McBride 2016-04-20 Image Credit: Leafly.com Click here to view original web page at www.leafly.com We live in ironic times: a plant that’s been labelled criminal and dangerous is providing unrivalled relief for a variety of symptoms and conditions. Cannabis strains bring a colorful variety of medicinal effects, but when confronted with the question of how consuming marijuana could possibly be good for you, not everyone knows how to respond. This brief look at cannabis chemistry is meant to arm you with a basic knowledge of how marijuana affects the brain and body. Not only will you better understand your medicine, you’ll be able to educate others about why cannabis is truly a safe, natural, and effective remedy. What are Cannabinoids? One hefty word that belongs in every m...