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In the winter of 1999, Dr. Allan Frankel, a renowned internist in Los Angeles, suffered a viral infection of the heart. Doctors told him he had six months to live. He’d rarely tried marijuana, but several of his cancer and AIDS patients urged him to use it for his heart. A year later, his heart was normal. Frankel, now 66, says he can’t be certain that cannabis healed him – but it certainly helped. “I’d been depressed and cannabis stopped the depression,” he says. “It gave me something to look forward to. My brain was turned on.”Source: Why Microdosing Is Taking Over Medical Marijuana – Rolling Stone
A visit to the Emerald Triangle during the marijuana harvest season.
They sit for hours at a time, hunched over tables with scissors in one hand and marijuana in the other. The work is tedious, but it pays well — for now. This once mostly black market trade is slowly becoming more regulated, hindering the flow of quick under-the-table cash.
Hours meld, the sound of snipping and sticky scissors clinking when they are dipped in jars of alcohol as the workers groom the weed.
Most people sitting around this table in Mendocino County are migrant workers. They flood into the region during the cannabis harvest in the fall. They are the trimmers, those hired to cut marijuana for hours on end. Many trimmers in the county looking for work this season have come from all over the U.S. and all over the rest of the world, including Spain, France, Portugal and Switzerland.
“You want to get all the big leaf — and all the leaf — off the flower stuff so it shows in a beautiful way,” said cannabis farmer Tim Blake. “You really want to trim it perfectly if you’re going to sell it.”
Beginning April 20, and continuing throughout the weekend (or until the snacks run out), swarms of so-called “stoners” will be gathering on grassy knolls, city streets and even the U.S. Capitol steps to celebrate the international marijuana holiday known as “4/20.” And while the yearly, pungent “protests” are often treated as sideshows, the issue of legalized cannabis – and the benefits it is providing to a variety of Americans – is growing too big to ignore.
The city has granted a permit to a company that will allow it to open a medical marijuana facility on East Main Street.
CHICOPEE – A plan to delay the opening of any recreational marijuana facility for one year made it through the first legislative step but still needs more study before it is adopted.
The City Council’s Zoning Committee approved the plan to wait at least a year before granting any permit to open a facility in the city. The City Council then voted 13-0 on Wednesday to send the proposal to its Ordinance Committee so the regulations could be drafted. The full City Council will have to take a final vote on the ordinance when it is created.
“We want to make sure there will not be mom and pop shops, or mom and pot shops, popping up on every corner,” City Councilor Shane D. Brooks said.