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Medical Marijuana Blog

The Arthritis Society Calls For Expanded Medical Marijuana Research

09-30-2014

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In an official position paper it released Monday morning, The Arthritis Society directly called upon the Canadian government to conduct more research regarding the efficacy and safety associated with medical marijuana and its associated use to treat some of the symptoms associated with arthritis such as pain and fatigue. According to the Society’s CEO and president Janet Yale, “More... Read more

Recreational Marijuana A Reality But Still Hard To Find In Washington

09-30-2014

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Even though recreational marijuana in Washington went into effect and sales began slightly more than two months ago, it appears that legal cannabis can be hard to come by. Until this past weekend only one cannabis store was open in the city of Seattle and to reach it requires schlepping through industrial parks that are a fair ways away from the city’s downtown. And the worst part, you... Read more

Attorney General Holder Shows Evolved Opinion on Marijuana

09-29-2014

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With the news of Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation making headlines last week, it appears that the once cannabis opponent may now be more receptive than he has ever been for the possible re-scheduling of marijuana into a less dangerous and more beneficial class of drug. In an interview with Yahoo Global News’ Katie Couric that was released last Thursday September 25th,... Read more

Colorado Board of Health Rejects Proposed Caregiver Rule Change

09-22-2014

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In a story we brought to you several weeks ago, The Colorado Board of Health was considering limiting the number of patients licensed caregivers in the state may service. Thankfully for patients across the state the Board of Health has voted against setting a patient limit for medical marijuana caregivers. The failed rule change would have stopped caregivers from taking on new patients once they... Read more

National Football League Alters Substance Abuse Policy

09-18-2014

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With the nations favorite sports league coming under immense scrutiny due to its players off the field actions, the National Football League has decided to re-examine, and re-vamp its player conduct policy, specifically its substance abuse policy. Part of what sparked the historic change in policy was the league’s seemingly disproportionate punishments for those players caught using drugs... Read more

Miami Based Nursery Challenges State Marijuana Rules

09-17-2014

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According to the Florida Department of Health, it choose to use the lottery selection process it did when selecting the five licensed state producers of low level THC cannabis in order to avoid lawsuits. It would appear that the department’s plan has failed before it even could truly get started. Earlier this week the organization received its first lawsuit in respects to its chosen lottery... Read more

Philadelphia Set to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession Next Month

09-16-2014

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Philadelphia, the city known specifically for its Brotherly Love is now also becoming the largest city in the nation to decriminalize marijuana possession and its public consumption. The news comes with the hopes of ending a long standing city policy that has sent an extremely disproportional number of African American and Latino citizens to jail for more than 20 years. Following what seemed... Read more

Iowa Judge Chooses Leniency For Terminal Cancer Patient Caught Growing Marijuana

09-12-2014

Iowa Cancer Patient Grows His Own Cannabis

This past Tuesday a benevolent Iowa judge gave terminally ill, 48-year old Benton Mackenzie probation rather than sending him to jail for a minimum of three years. Mackenzie, a terminal cancer patient was found guilty by a jury in July of manufacturing marijuana. The charges and subsequent conviction came after local authorities raided his home in Lon Grove, Iowa and found him to be growing 71... Read more

Anti Marijuana Academics Have Financial Ties To Big Pharmaceutical Industry

09-08-2014

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With the mainstream of medical and recreational marijuana use quickly becoming a reality, cannabis opponents are using a group of academic professionals and researchers to make the claim that government officials and policy makers should avoid legalizing cannabis of any kind. Common arguments used by opponents include; cannabis is dangerous, cannabis use is risky, and cannabis itself is untested... Read more

Berkeley City Council Votes to Unanimously Require Dispensaries to Give Low Income Patients Free Medicine

09-05-2014

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Berkeley, California – In a story we originally brought to you a few weeks ago, the city that many consider to be the most liberal in America will now be seeing a new form of “socialized medicine” thanks to a unanimous vote by the cities council. The new rules will require that dispensaries operating within city limits donate 2% of their total inventory to low income patients.... Read more