Items tagged with medical cannabis

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Report shows fewer traffic fatalities after states pass medical-pot laws [30.11.2011] The passage of state medical-marijuana laws is associated with a subsequent drop in the rate of traffic fatalities, according to a newly released stu ...
Medical Marijuana Industry Is Unnerved by U.S. Crackdown [23.11.2011] An intensifying federal crackdown on growers and sellers of state-authorized medical marijuana has badly shaken the billion-dollar industry, which ha ...
Poll: Public supports medical marijuana, but not full pot legalization [18.11.2011] According a recent CBS News poll conducted at the end of October, a slim majority of 51 percent continues to think that marijuana use should be illeg ...
Colorado's Marijuana 'Green Rush' [17.11.2011] There are currently 16 states that allow some form of legalized medical marijuana, but only Colorado allows marijuana businesses to operate as such. ...
Vet to Feds: Enough Stonewalling, Give Us Pot for PTSD [16.11.2011] “My life went downhill from the moment I came back from Iraq,” Begin, now a 31-year-old veteran. “Doctors at Bethesda had me on so much, and on such ...
Cannabis crackdown threatens legal trade in 'medical marijuana' [14.11.2011] The Internal Revenue Service, America's tax collecting agency, sent a letter demanding an initial $2.5 million in back taxes and characterised the Ha ...
California court rules cities, counties can ban pot stores [11.11.2011] In a decision that could have immediate fallout for medical marijuana dispensaries, a state appeals court has ruled that California law allows cities ...
Reefer Madness [06.11.2011] Marijuana is now legal under state law for medical purposes in 16 states and the District of Columbia, encompassing nearly one-third of the American ...
Lawsuits filed to block federal crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries [04.11.2011] Lawsuits were filed today in federal courts in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego in a move to block efforts by U.S. attorneys to c ...
Federal policy toward medical-pot businesses remains puzzling [04.11.2011] Fifteen years after the first state legalized medical marijuana — and set up a confrontation with federal law that keeps cannabis illegal — federal l ...
Study: legal medical marijuana doesn't encourage kids to smoke more pot [03.11.2011] Despite warnings from opponents of medical marijuana, legalizing the drug for medical purposes does not encourage teens to smoke more pot, according ...
Doctors refuse to OK marijuana use [01.11.2011] A decade after Canada legalized the medical use of marijuana, most doctors are still refusing to sign the declarations patients need to get legal acc ...
Viewpoints: Patient safety is priority in medical pot policy [01.11.2011] Recently, the California Medical Association, representing more than 35,000 physicians, the largest statewide physician organization in America, bold ...
California Medical Assn. support of marijuana legalization has doctors talking [31.10.2011] The California Medical Assn.'s recent decision to support marijuana legalization has drawn mixed opinions from physicians and others. At the same tim ...
Rep. Sam Farr, House members question California pot club crackdown [31.10.2011] Several members of California's congressional delegation are taking their concerns about a federal crackdown on the state's medical marijuana dispens ...
Medical cannabis may get approval [26.10.2011] A group of medical and criminal law experts are moving forward with drafting a plan that would clear marijuana for medicinal use. "There is a consens ...
Justice Dept. memo writer is mum on pot crackdown [26.10.2011] A high-ranking U.S. Justice Department official who wrote a memo saying state medical marijuana laws do not provide immunity from federal prosecution ...
Czech firms likely to be cleared to grow medical marijuana [24.10.2011] Czech health experts are in favor of allowing medical marijuana to be prescribed for a wide range of conditions with home grown marijuana in the Czec ...
Obama's misguided crackdown on medical marijuana [24.10.2011] Why is the U.S. government cracking down on medical marijuana, a $1.7 billion business — and one of the few that seems to be thriving in a moribund ec ...
Medical marijuana - lost in the haze of state law [23.10.2011] Californians need to be honest with themselves: The marijuana industry that is flourishing in plain sight is not really about medicine. No question, ...
Editorial: Feds' pot crackdown bad medicine [21.10.2011] In the design of America's founders, the states are supposed to be centers of democratic experiment. They're not supposed to be uniform. For example, ...
In a Strange About-Face, the President Tries to Hack Medical Marijuana Off at the Knees [20.10.2011] The new federal crackdown on medical marijuana announced on October 7 by California's four U.S. Attorneys sent chills through the industry. It was a ...
Budding research may remove stigma around cannabis cultivation [20.10.2011] Two Canadian researchers hope their work — mapping the cannabis sativa genome — will get rid of the stigma which they say surrounds the cultivation o ...
Backlash to Crackdown Grows [19.10.2011] Marijuana activists in California are gearing up this week for a flurry of statewide protests during President Obama's October 25 visit to the Bay Ar ...
California's Coming Crackdown on Pot: What Do You Do if You Need It? [19.10.2011] Four California-based U.S. attorneys have announced their intent to prosecute the medical-marijuana dispensaries, growers and delivery services that ...
California Medical Assn. calls for legalization of marijuana [15.10.2011] The California Medical Association, representing more than 35,000 physicians statewide, questions the medical value of pot and acknowledges some heal ...
Federal crackdown on medical pot sales reflects a shift in policy [07.10.2011] The Obama administration's crackdown on California's highly profitable medical marijuana industry represents a dramatic departure from the low-key app ...
Feds escalate efforts to close California pot shops [07.10.2011] Federal prosecutors are threatening to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries throughout California, sending letters that warn landlords to stop sal ...
Medical marijuana law under review [29.09.2011] Health Canada began two days of closed-door talks Wednesday about changes to the controversial medical marijuana law that has faced legal challenges ...
Four pot smokers get their stash from U.S. government under little-known program [28.09.2011] For the past three decades, Uncle Sam has been providing patients with some of the highest grade marijuana around as part of a little-known program t ...
Medical pot OK in Seattle, in trouble in Spokane [18.09.2011] The largest federal crackdown in the 13-year history of the state medical-marijuana law has sent Spokane's once-open medical-marijuana businesses div ...
Czech Health Ministry signals steps to legalize medical marijuana [14.09.2011] The Czech Ministry of Health has indicated that it will take marijuana off the list of banned substances and allow it to be prescribed by doctors for ...
With few rules, pot dispensaries try policing themselves [26.08.2011] In the absence of government regulation, the local medical-marijuana industry increasingly is trying to professionalize the industry with such self-po ...
Medical marijuana advocates seek PM's support [23.08.2011] The organisers of a Czech petition for the legalisation of cannabis in medical treatment have asked Prime Minister Petr Necas to support the relevant ...
Doctors, patients seek permission for marijuana use in treatment [17.08.2011] Czech doctors, patients and scientists launched a petition for the legal use of marijuana in treating sclerosis multiplex, the Parkinson disease, can ...
Medical marijuana: The Justice Department speaks – again [08.08.2011] Medical marijuana suppliers complain that the Justice Department is tightening the federal government's approach to enforcement. That's a disingenuou ...
Obama’s Drug Policy: Yet Another Broken Promise [28.07.2011] When Obama first took office in 2009, he promised a drug policy more focused on public health. However, recent statements from the DEA and raids on m ...
Legal Marijuana in Arizona, but Not for the Sellers [22.07.2011] Voters narrowly approved a ballot initiative last November allowing medical marijuana in the state, but the result has been just the opposite of an o ...
New medical pot law in Wash. brings uncertainty [21.07.2011] The uncertainty comes after lawmakers worked for months on a plan that would help clear up the state's medical marijuana laws. The Legislature approv ...
Seattle's Marijuana-Garden Ordinance: The New Don't Ask, Don't Tell [21.07.2011] Like every section that's left of the mostly vetoed medical-marijuana-reform law that passed in April, section 403 is vague, confusing, and inadequat ...
New federal memo on medical marijuana stirs angst [18.07.2011] In October 2009, medical marijuana advocates celebrated a U.S. Department of Justice memo declaring that federal authorities wouldn't target the lega ...
Seattle to license, tax medical marijuana gardens [18.07.2011] The Seattle City Council unanimously passed rules Monday requiring that medical marijuana operations be licensed, obtain food-handling permits if the ...
Despite Legalization in New Jersey, Medical Marijuana Remains Out of Reach [17.07.2011] In the last few months, officials in New Jersey, as well as several other states, have said that mixed signals from the Obama administration have lef ...
Medical Marijuana: A Science-Free Zone At The White House [15.07.2011] President Obama came into office promising to reverse George W. Bush administration practices and elevate science over politics. He explicitly applie ...
Defending providers of medical marijuana [13.07.2011] A committee of the Seattle City Council grappled Wednesday with a proposed ordinance for medical-marijuana cooperatives. It would be much easier for ...
U.S. rules that marijuana has no medical use. What does science say? [11.07.2011] The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ruled that marijuana has "no accepted medical use" and should therefore remain illegal under federal la ...
U.S. decrees that marijuana has no accepted medical use [09.07.2011] Marijuana has been approved by California, many other states and the nation's capital to treat a range of illnesses, but in a decision the federal go ...
Medical-pot shops feel heat amid new laws, federal prosecution warning [04.07.2011] Colorado's medical-marijuana industry took a battering from all sides, as new laws restricting the businesses took effect and the Obama administratio ...
California medical marijuana growers face pressure [02.07.2011] A new Obama administration memo approves federal prosecution of anyone in the business of growing or supplying marijuana for medical patients even if ...
Justice Department "Clarifies" Stance on Medical Marijuana: It's Illegal And They Will Arrest You [01.07.2011] For a few weeks now, medical marijuana activists have been waiting for Attorney General Eric Holder to "re-clarify" exactly what the Justice Departme ...

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