In case you missed them, here are the cannabis-related stories that caught our attention.
Opioid alternative for MS
Researchers are exploring ways cannabis may help control pain in people living with Multiple Sclerosis. A neuro-immunology team, led by Dr. Michael Namaka, is looking at the usefulness of two types of cannabis oil extracts, news report.
Free speech prevails
Iowa State University cannot prevent a cannabis law reform advocacy group from distributing a T-shirt with the Iowa State University mascot on one side and a cannabis leaf on the other, according to a recent ruling by a federal appeals court. “The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said ISU administrators […] violated First Amendment rights of two students who were top officers of the ISU chapter of the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws,” reports the Associated Press.
Cannabis funds provide scholarship help
High school seniors in Pueblo County, Colo. can apply for the nation’s first cannabis-funded scholarships. “County commissioners expect a $1,000 scholarship to be available to every graduating high school senior who resides in Pueblo County and plans to attend either Pueblo Community College or Colorado State University-Pueblo in the fall,” reports The Gazette. “The state funds would not be available without a local match, which was made possible by the cannabis-funded scholarship program.”
DPA founder to step aside
Marijuana Business Daily sits down with Drug Policy Alliance Executive Director Ethan Nadelmann to discuss his views on the rapidly changing cannabis landscape, and his plans for stepping down from the organization by the end of April.