Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Despite legalization, medical marijuana’s future in question – nwitimes.com

August 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite legalization, medical marijuana's future in questionnwitimes.comWhile medical marijuana has been legalized in 23 states, including Illinois, questions surround its role as a treatment option for a range of medical conditions including seizure disorders, cancer and HIV. In Illinois, the Compassionate Use of Medical …National Cable Documentary Features Medical Marijuana, Inc.; Educates …CNNMoneyall 4 news articles »

Parents Warn Against Synthetic Marijuana After 19-Year-Old Son Dies – KTLA

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WZTVParents Warn Against Synthetic Marijuana After 19-Year-Old Son DiesKTLAParents of a 19-year-old California teen who recently died after smoking synthetic marijuana spoke to KTLA about trying to prevent similar deaths from happening in the future. On July 11, Connor Eckhardt inhaled one hit of dried herbs that had been …Teen Dies After 'One Hit' of Fatal Synthetic MarijuanaWZTVall 7 news articles »

US: Pro-Pot Editorials Draw A Rebuttal

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The Philadelphia Inquirer, 03 Aug 2014 – A coalition of groups is running a full-page advertisement in the New York Times this weekend, advocating against the maturing movement to legalize marijuana. The ad comes in response to a New York Times editorial series launched last weekend arguing for an end to marijuana prohibition. The newspaper’s editorial board advocated for an end to the federal ban on the drug.

Big Rehab: Use Marijuana [and] Your Brain Won’t Work

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In 10 years of marijuana activism and six years in the marijuana media, I’ve reported on a whole lot of reefer madness. But the recent response by the head of the American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM, or if you prefer, “Big Rehab”) set a new sta…

GA Congressmen co-sponsors bill to legalize limited forms of medical marijuana … – WXIA-TV

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WXIA-TVGA Congressmen co-sponsors bill to legalize limited forms of medical marijuana …WXIA-TVJanea Cox moved Haleigh to Colorado in March, and since then Haleigh has been taking drops of a liquid form of medical marijuana several times a day. Janea says Haleigh continues to improve. Haleigh had been having more than 200 seizures a day.Federal marijuana bill would legalize some cannabis strainsCNNMedical marijuana oil bill aims to help children across USColorado Springs GazetteU.S. House Bill Would Legalize Low-THC Medical MarijuanaSunshine State NewsPhiladelphia Magazine (blog) -Las Cruces Sun-News -13WMAZall 41 news articles »

Medical marijuana: A safer alternative to prescription drugs? – Daily Athenaeum

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Medical marijuana: A safer alternative to prescription drugs?Daily AthenaeumHere, marijuana in any context is illegal and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. This leaves myself and anyone else with a medical condition that may warrant medical marijuana options up in smoke. You may remember in January 2014, Del.

US MA: High Marks For Marijuana Applicants, But No Licenses

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Boston Globe, 15 Jul 2014 – Applicants Say Changes State Suggested Led Nowhere One of the companies received the second-highest score among the dozens that applied for Massachusetts’ first medical marijuana dispensary licenses. Another tied for fourth-highest.

US MA: Editorial: A Redo On Pot Law

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Boston Herald, 12 Jul 2014 – It’s hardly a secret that this state’s medical marijuana law is a joke and the hapless Department of Public Health’s handling of dispensary licenses has served only to confirm that. The 2012 ballot initiative – envisioned by pot advocates as a mere way station on the road to full legalization – included a laundry list of "debilitating medical conditions" for which the drug could be "prescribed," but the bottom line was it could be for any "other conditions as determined in writing" by a "qualifying physician." That might explain why those seeking licenses wanted to locate either as near to college campuses as they could get or in areas that already hosted, say, a methadone clinic.

US WA: Pot Dispensaries, Patients Watch Warily

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Seattle Times, 09 Jul 2014 – Will Medical Pot Face New Rules? Users Fear Cheaper System Is in Danger As lines formed outside Washington’s first legal retail marijuana shops Tuesday, a quiet waiting room in a downtown Seattle office building filled with another group of people looking to buy pot.

LA: Marijuana Farmers Market?

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

On July 4th weekend, a group of southern California-rooted ganjapreneurs will celebrate their freedom by opening a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles.

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