Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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

July 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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

July 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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

July 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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

July 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

The first person to buy legal pot uses it to treat his PTSD – Vox

June 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

5280 The Denver MagazineThe first person to buy legal pot uses it to treat his PTSDVoxSean Azzariti is an Iraq War veteran diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. He was also the first person in the country to buy legalized marijuana when sales began in Denver earlier this year. But Azzariti doesn't use marijuana for recreational …Medical Marijuana for Kids5280 The Denver MagazineMany US Lawmakers Convinced Marijuana Is A Valid MedicineLive Trading Newsall 14 news articles »

US NM: OPED: Proposed Medical Pot Rules Threaten Vets

June 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Albuquerque Journal, 29 Jun 2014 – Many Veterans Will Be Unable to Get the Medical Marijuana They Need If State Implements Rule Changes Over the past several weeks I have been following the growing scandal concerning our country’s Veterans Affairs system and their disgraceful treatment of American military veterans with disgust. Sadly, we have also learned that veterans here in New Mexico have not been treated any better.

Greensboro family moving to Colorado in hopes that medical marijuana will help … –

June 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

myfox8.comGreensboro family moving to Colorado in hopes that medical marijuana will help …myfox8.comBut to explore that possibility, the family must move to Colorado. North Carolina has a bill in the state house — sponsored by Greensboro's Pricey Harrison, among others — to investigate whether legalizing cannabis for medical use would be a good idea.Medical marijuana call by mother of girl, 9, with Dravet syndromeCourier Mailall 3 news articles »

FDA Marijuana Research Protocol Revealed for the First Time Ever

June 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The procedure for requesting approval from the federal government to study the potential medicinal benefits of marijuana has been an elusive process wrapped in frustrating red tape. In the past, researchers have been, for the most part, at the mercy of trial-and-error to …

Israeli Pilot Study Shows Marijuana Benefits PTSD

June 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

There is increasing evidence that marijuana could one day soon be a viable treatment option for patients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In fact, a recent study to explore the effects of cannabis on patients suffering from PTSD has shown significant promise…

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