Saturday, April 19, 2014

Connecticut doles out first six medical marijuana dispensary licenses

April 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Good news medical marijuana patients of Connecticut: medical marijuana dispensaries will be opening in Branford, Bridgeport, Bristol, Hartford, Montville and South Windsor in the near future. …

Veterans with PTSD can now use medical marijuana – WZZM

March 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Veterans with PTSD can now use medical marijuanaWZZMThis means PTSD sufferers have another treatment option, but with marijuana still illegal on the federal level, this poses a unique challenge for Michigan veterans with VA benefits who want to try medical marijuana. An estimated 1 in 5 veterans coming …Man who suffers from PTSD says medical marijuana would help with symptomsKVVU Las Vegasall 6 news articles »

Medical marijuana may alleviate some symptoms of multiple sclerosis – Fox News

March 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

UPI.comMedical marijuana may alleviate some symptoms of multiple sclerosisFox NewsSome forms of medical marijuana may help alleviate certain symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to new guidelines published in the journal Neurology. Complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, such as medical …Medical marijuana eases some MS symptoms, neurologists reportLos Angeles TimesMedical marijuana pills or spray may ease multiple sclerosis painUPI.comMarijuana May Ease Some Symptoms of MS, New Guidelines FindNBCNews.comWebMD -CNN (blog) -CBS Newsall 63 news articles »

US NC: Editorial: Inquiry Needed Over Durham PD’s Informant Payments

March 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

News & Observer, 15 Mar 2014 – The Durham boom has been something to behold, from the American Tobacco Campus to the ever-expanding reputation of Duke University in the City of Medicine to the Durham Performing Arts Center, drawing big shows and big performers and big audiences from all over. So why can’t a city with so much going for it get the police department right? Here we go again. Now a coalition examining drug law enforcement and punishment has offered documents it says support its contention that there is racial profiling in the Durham Police Department’s drug enforcement unit. In the cases examined by the coalition, called Foster Alternative Drug Enforcement or FADE, all suspects were black or Hispanic.

US GA: Edu: Column: Anti-Overdose Drug Sparks Controversy

March 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Spectator, 13 Mar 2014 – A drug that counteracts overdoses on opioid drugs such as heroine, OxyContin and morphine is now available to the public for free. The drug is called Naloxone, and it isn’t a new drug; patients in ambulances and emergency rooms get this antidotal drug when it is required.

Medical marijuana bills filed in Florida, Georgia gain momentum – First Coast News

February 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

International Business TimesMedical marijuana bills filed in Florida, Georgia gain momentumFirst Coast NewsMedicinal marijuana has yet to gain approval from the Food and Drug Administration, and opponents argue more tests and studies need to be done proving its medical benefits. Yet there are parents willing to take a chance on this alternative form of …Bills to legalize medical marijuana introduced in FloridaReutersMedical marijuana gains traction in the Deep SouthSalt Lake TribuneMedical marijuana gets traction in the Deep SouthCBS NewsInternational Business Timesall 209 news articles »

US NJ: OPED: Medical-Marijuana Program Still Suffering In N.J.

January 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Press of Atlantic City, 20 Jan 2014 – The Appellate Division of the Superior Court has ordered the Department of Health and Senior Services to produce a report within 45 days detailing the status of New Jersey’s medical-marijuana program, especially regarding the dispensaries that haven’t yet opened. Finally, the DHSS will have to show some accountability for the state’s medical-cannabis program. At least, I hope so.

The Judge Who Pled for Pot

January 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

I did not foresee that after having dedicated myself for 40 years to a life of the law, including more than two decades as a New York State judge, my quest for ameliorative and palliative care would lead me to marijuana.

HIGH TIMES Ran a Dab and Vape Story In 1989 and Here It Is

November 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Chemical analysis has shown that a cigarette of raw marijuana contains at least as much “tar” as an equal-sized cigarette made of tobacco. Although medical studies have not shown a connection to date, this fact does suggest that lung diseases such as cancer, e…

US WA: Divvying Up Washington’s Legal Pot Taxes

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Seattle Times, 01 Nov 2013 – Health Care Was Initial Recipient Law Enforcement, Cities May Get Funds (AP) – One selling point of Washington’s new legal marijuana law was that a huge chunk of pot-related tax revenue would be devoted to health coverage for low-income residents. But under Obamacare, a would-be recipient of the pot taxes – Washington’s Basic Health Plan – - is being eliminated. The plan, which provided low-cost health insurance to the working poor, is being absorbed by Medicaid and will end Dec. 31, according the state Health Care Authority.

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