Items tagged with medical cannabis

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Drugs legislation is hampering clinical research, warns David Nutt [03.11.2013] The UK's drug laws are preventing scientists from carrying out vital research to unlock our understanding of the brain and find new treatments for co ...
Gov't actively looking into reforming ganja law [27.10.2013] Justice Minister Mark Golding has said consideration is being given to reforming the law relating to ganja in Jamaica to allow its use, but within ce ...
Few problems with cannabis for California [25.10.2013] At a time when polls show widening public support for legalization California’s 17-year experience as the first state to legalize medical marijuana o ...
Medical marijuana licences no longer a home-grown option [01.10.2013] Starting next year, thousands of medical marijuana users will have to dig up their gardens and start buying only from suppliers approved and licensed ...
The city of Utrecht wants to convince mentally ill marijuana users to smoke better pot [12.09.2013] Thanks in part to the Netherlands' policy of marijuana decriminalization, there are people living in the Dutch city of Utrecht whose addiction to can ...
Maroc: vers une légalisation de la culture du cannabis? [05.08.2013] Le Parlement marocain est en train d'examiner un projet de loi sur la légalisation de la culture du cannabis proposé par la Coalition marocaine pour ...
The argument for cannabis as medicine: Will ideology or science prevail? [05.08.2013] In Saint Lucia and throughout the Caribbean, we at the Caribbean Harm Reduction Coalition have observed the therapeutic value of cannabis (marijuana) ...
Fate of LA pot shops left to voters [18.05.2013] Los Angeles politicians have struggled for more than five years to regulate medical marijuana, trying to balance the needs of the sick against neighb ...
DEA: Warning letters to 11 pot dispensaries don’t signal war on state law [30.04.2013] The Drug Enforcement Administration sent cease-and-desist letters to 11 medical-marijuana dispensaries because they are within 1,000 feet of schools ...
Cannabis to substitute crack [22.04.2013] The mayor of Bogota has recently proposed a pilot scheme with crack cocaine addicts to explore the substitution of crack made of cocaine base paste ( ...
Rival marijuana measures thrown into the electoral pot [20.04.2013] Dozens of medical marijuana activists rallied outside Los Angeles City Hall, declaring war on an enemy. Their target was not the federal government, ...
Denver's 4/20 pot parties a "coming out for cannabis" [14.04.2013] Tens of thousands of people will attend Saturday's "4/20" rally in Denver, creating perhaps the largest collectively produced cloud of marijuana smok ...
Bill introduced in Congress would fix conflict between state, federal marijuana laws [12.04.2013] A bill introduced in Congress would fix the conflict between the federal government’s marijuana prohibition and state laws that allow medical or recr ...
A map that shows the dramatic spread of legal weed in the US [07.04.2013] Looking at the recent spread of liberalized marijuana laws across the United States, it's hard not to think we're entering some kind of Weed Spring. ...
Scathing audit throws Colorado recreational marijuana rules into chaos [27.03.2013] Colorado's under-construction plan for regulating recreational marijuana nearly came unglued when lawmakers questioned whether the agency that would ...
Audit: Serious flaws in Colorado's regulation of medical marijuana [25.03.2013] State regulators charged with watching over Colorado's medical marijuana industry have fallen short on everything from tracking inventory and managin ...
Medical marijuana dispensaries: High-tech tracking system unfulfilled [24.03.2013] The technology was supposed to efficiently track medical marijuana from seed to sale — the catch-phrase that came to define Colorado's efforts to reg ...
Wall Street sees opportunity in marijuana [22.03.2013] A number of businesses in the burgeoning U.S. cannabis industry are trying to enlist Wall Street's help. Some entrepreneurs see marijuana heading dow ...
French court rejects sick man's cannabis plea [12.03.2013] A French man suffering from a muscular disease since childhood had his request to be given the right to use cannabis for medicinal reasons rejected b ...
Colorado medical-marijuana businesses have declined by 40 percent [02.03.2013] In the summer of 2010, after legislators passed a law legitimizing dispensaries, there were 1,117 medical-marijuana businesses in Colorado. By the en ...
New Health Canada marijuana regulations may drive some into the bush [20.02.2013] The Conservative government's new medicinal pot system may lead some patients to illicitly grow their pot outdoors. Under proposed changes taking eff ...
U.S. can proceed with plans to close Oakland pot shop, court says [14.02.2013] A U.S. magistrate judge on Thursday sided with federal prosecutors in dismissing a lawsuit by the city of Oakland that challenged as illegal federal ...
Battle over medical marijuana [11.02.2013] More than a decade ago, after several court rulings, the federal government was forced to create regulations allowing people with legitimate needs to ...
California high court seems inclined to uphold bans on pot shops [06.02.2013] The California Supreme Court appeared inclined to uphold municipal bans against medical marijuana dispensaries. Meeting for oral arguments, the state ...
Medical marijuana is greenlit [05.02.2013] Medical marijuana may soon be legally sold and available via doctors' prescriptions, with senators overwhelmingly approving the legislation in a 60-7 ...
Ontario’s top court upholds country’s marijuana laws in medicinal pot case [31.01.2013] Canada’s ban on marijuana was effectively upheld when Ontario’s top court struck down the country’s laws related to medicinal pot much to the chagrin ...
Czech Parliament backs medical marijuana, with a catch [29.01.2013] The Czech Senate approved a bill allowing for the legal sale of cannabis for medical purposes, affirming a decision of the country’s lower house of p ...
The DEA's marijuana mistake [24.01.2013] A pro-marijuana group lost its legal battle when a federal appellate court ruled that marijuana would remain a Schedule I drug, defined as having no ...
Marijuana still a drug with no accepted medical use, court says [23.01.2013] Marijuana will continue to be considered a highly dangerous drug under federal law with no accepted medical uses, after a U.S. appeals court refused ...
In California, it’s U.S. vs. State over marijuana [12.01.2013] In a case that highlights the growing clash between the federal government and those states that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational ...
Judge in San Francisco lets biggest medical pot shop stay open [08.01.2013] A federal magistrate judge ruled that a medical-marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest can continue to operate, at least for n ...
Rocky Mountain high: Pot a $200M industry in Colorado [04.01.2013] Vigorous regulation of a thriving medical-marijuana industry in Colorado offers the best glimpse of what is coming to Washington when it launches its ...
Studying marijuana and its loftier purpose [31.12.2012] Marijuana is illegal in Israel, but at a government-approved medical marijuana farm at a secret location near the city of Safed, is at the cutting ed ...
Parts of Colorado's pot legalization strategy exported to other states [29.12.2012] The sequential strategy will look familiar to Coloradans: first, pass a medical-marijuana law; then put dispensaries in place; then go for recreation ...
Battle over nation's largest pot dispensary heads to U.S. court [18.12.2012] A showdown over the fate of the country's largest medical marijuana dispensary heads to federal court, and the outcome could hint at what lies ahead ...
For medicinal use only? [17.12.2012] The Czech Republic already has one of the world’s most liberal approach to recreational drug possession. And it will get more liberal still: beginnin ...
President's pot comments prompt call for policy [14.12.2012] President Barack Obama says he won't go after pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that just legalized the drug for recreational use. But ...
Support growing for medical marijuana in Israel [01.11.2012] More than 10,000 patients who have official government permission consume marijuana in Israel, a number that has swelled dramatically, up from servin ...
Medical marijuana: disabled veteran's appeal could change US drugs policy [22.10.2012] A disabled veteran has told an appeals court that the department of veteran affairs policy on medical marijuana has caused him pain and significant e ...
Medical Marijuana: Will Colorado's "green rush" last? [20.10.2012] When people go to the polls two weeks from now they won't just be voting for candidates, in some states, they'll be passing judgment on social issues ...
Medical marijuana advocates seek reclassification of drug [15.10.2012] A medical marijuana advocate urged a federal appeals court to require the U.S. government to relax, or at least rethink, a more-than-40-year-old rule ...
Oakland sues U.S. to halt closure of marijuana dispensary [10.10.2012] The city of Oakland has sued to block U.S. authorities from closing down a medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest, mar ...
Powerful Court quietly takes marijuana case that could shatter federal prohibition laws [10.10.2012] On October 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the federal appeals court that usually handles cases involving government regulations, ...
Marijuana only for the sick? A farce, some Angelenos say [06.10.2012] One year after federal law enforcement officials began cracking down on California’s medical marijuana industry with a series of high-profile arrests ...
Medical marijuana advocates hope lawsuit relaxes US drugs policy [06.10.2012] Advocates for medical marijuana will go before the US court of appeal as part of a historic lawsuit that they hope will challenge the federal governme ...
Pot dispensaries clouding medical marijuana's image [05.10.2012] Seattle's first-ever Medical Cannabis Cup — part gourmet weed contest, part trade show, part smoke-in — showcased the entrepreneurial drive and explo ...
Marijuana: A failure to regulate, but not by dispensaries [02.10.2012] The Times' Sept. 27 editorial, "In a haze on pot policy," says, "In the face of this chaos, the federal crackdown is, to some, good news -- finally, ...
L.A. repeals its ban on pot stores [01.10.2012] After struggling for years to regulate storefront pot shops, the Los Angeles City Council retreated Tuesday, voting to repeal the carefully crafted b ...
In a haze on pot policy [26.09.2012] Late last year, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. affirmed the Obama administration's long-standing policy of taking a hands-off approach to states ...
U.S. raids L.A. marijuana shops [26.09.2012] Federal officials brought their war on medical marijuana dispensaries to Los Angeles, raiding several shops and issuing warning letters to dozens mor ...

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