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Toronto Parents Petition Health Canada Over Pot for Kids

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A Toronto couple is petitioning Health Canada to begin clinical trials on medical marijuana for kids as they search for options to alleviate the extreme seizures plaguing their baby girl.


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TheStreet (May 9, 2014) — The National Institute for Drug Abuse, or NIDA, has asked the Drug Enforcement Agency for more marijuana. NIDA has requested an increase from 21,000 grams to 650,000 grams, or roughly 1,433 pounds of pot. As of January, NIDA has funded 28 active grants related to therapeutic uses of marijuana in six different disease categories covering AIDS, pain, schizophrenia, seizures and hard drug withdrawal. But NIDA frequently contradicts on the subject of marijuana: a NIDA-funded study at Yale looking at cannabis as a treatment for schizophrenia warned that marijuana could worsen the condition. NIDA gets its pot from The University of Mississippi, the only legal marijuana farm that grows pot for the government. The request is now open to the public for comment. Video provided by TheStreet
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Pot Poisoning

Pot Poisoning

Ivanhoe (Feb. 3, 2014) — From cookies to candy to lollipops -- all of these could be deadly for your kids. With the increase in availability of medical marijuana, there has also been a rise in accidental cannabis poisonings by children. Find out how to keep pot away from kids.
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Pot Cooking Class Teaches Responsible Eating

Pot Cooking Class Teaches Responsible Eating

AP (July 18, 2014) — Following the nationwide trend of eased restrictions on marijuana use, pot edibles are growing in popularity. One Boston-area cooking class is teaching people how to eat pot responsibly. (July 18) Video provided by AP
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Officials: Parents Confused About Risks of Vaccinations

Officials: Parents Confused About Risks of Vaccinations

CBC (Apr. 29, 2013) — A Toronto Public Health report reveals that parents are increasingly apprehensive about getting their kids immunized.
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