Cannabis

  • Consumers are being flooded with dubious claims about the health benefits of marijuana

    Consumers are being flooded with dubious claims about the health benefits of marijuana

    Spend a few minutes surfing Twitter and you’re likely to encounter a startling claim that comes without proof: Cannabis cures cancer. The online world is awash with such posts, startling scientists and physicians who are urging weed’s proselytizers to tap the brakes. “We know that a component in...

  • U.S. health officials approve first marijuana-based prescription drug

    U.S. health officials approve first marijuana-based prescription drug

    U.S. health regulators have approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law. The Food and Drug Administration approved the medication from GW Pharmaceuticals on Monday to treat two rare forms...

  • Medical marijuana dispensary in L.G., first in city, gets OK

    Medical marijuana dispensary in L.G., first in city, gets OK

    Sean McDermott and his son, Corey, will be opening the first medical marijuana shop in La Mesa in just a few weeks. Now, the East County natives also will be opening the first medical cannabis collective in Lemon Grove. The Lemon Grove City Council voted 4-0 on June 19 to issue a conditional-use...

  • Oceanside OKs two delivery-only dispensaries

    Oceanside OKs two delivery-only dispensaries

    Oceanside agreed Wednesday to license two delivery-only dispensaries as the city continues to fine-tune a medical marijuana ordinance adopted in April. The 3-2 vote, with council members Jack Feller and Esther Sanchez opposed, was a compromise reached after the failure of an earlier motion that...

  • San Diego bans marijuana from new urban gardens

    San Diego bans marijuana from new urban gardens

    San Diego took the precautionary move on Tuesday of prohibiting growing of marijuana in the dozens of urban gardens expected to soon sprout up across the city under a new property tax incentive approved in January. The incentive aims to transform some of the city’s roughly 2,000 blighted properties...

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