Items tagged with medical cannabis

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How many pot patients Calif. has is anyone's guess [23.03.2012] The reality is that no one knows how many people are legally using marijuana in California because the state — with hundreds of pot stores and clinic ...
Attorney tells more Colorado medical pot centers to close [22.03.2012] Colorado's top federal prosecutor has ordered 25 medical marijuana shops located near schools to close in an escalating pot clampdown, as the state g ...
Medical marijuana distributors subject to federal prosecution despite state law [13.02.2012] A Montana medical marijuana law does not shield cannabis dispensers from federal prosecution, a district court has ruled. The ruling will decrease th ...
Testing pot in a legal vacuum [12.02.2012] Only some top-end dispensaries test their products, and even they can't be sure the results are reliable. Because all marijuana possession is illegal ...
California pot industry's next move: Ballot initiative for state regulation [06.02.2012] A proposed ballot initiative aimed for the November elections begs a key question looming over California's medical marijuana industry: Can stricter ...
MPs complete legislation aimed at legalizing cannabis for medical purposes [03.02.2012] A group of Czech MPs from all of the parties in the Chamber of Deputies has completed legislation which could legalise the use of cannabis in the Cze ...
Marijuana Mouth Spray: Will It Be Abused? [31.01.2012] The medical marijuana drug Sativex, which could be approved in the United States in the coming years as a treatment for pain relief, has little poten ...
Marijuana-based prescription drug looks toward FDA's approval [22.01.2012] A quarter-century after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drugs based on the main psychoactive ingredient in mari ...
Many US communities are blocking medical marijuana [09.01.2012] In California, with the nation's most permissive medical marijuana laws, 185 cities and counties have banned pot dispensaries entirely. In New Jersey ...
Prescribing Cannabis for Harm Reduction [05.01.2012] Neuropathic pain affects between 5% and 10% of the US population and can be refractory to treatment. Opioids may be recommended as a second-line phar ...
States say it's time to rethink medical marijuana [01.01.2012] Medical marijuana advocates are hoping state governments can succeed where their efforts have failed by asking federal authorities to reclassify pot ...
Marijuana legalization initiative signatures in [29.12.2011] Backers of an effort to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use in Washington state submitted more than 340,000 signatures Thursday to try t ...
Colorado seeks new pot classification [28.12.2011] Colorado has become the third state to ask the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marijuana in a way that allows doctors to prescribe ...
Ten Years of Medical Marijuana in Canada [12.12.2011] In Canada, possession of medical marijuana is controlled under the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations, which came into effect in the summer of 2001 ...
Medical marijuana debate rages among researchers, doctors [11.12.2011] Research into medicinal marijuana is undergoing a surge of interest, with more evidence emerging not only of its ability to ease human suffering, but ...
Equal access to medical marijuana eludes Canadians [09.12.2011] Data obtained by the Ottawa Citizen through the Access to Information Act put a face to the typical medical marijuana patient for the first time, 10 ...
Legal changes cause questions for medical marijuana users [09.12.2011] The Tories omnibus crime legislation casts a shadow on the future of the medical marijuana program. The toughening of drug trafficking laws means tha ...
Should We Reschedule Marijuana? [07.12.2011] Last week's request by Govs. Chris Gregoire and Rhode Island's Lincoln Chafee to have the federal government reclassify marijuana as medicine--which ...
Combination of cannabinoids and opiates could help reduce chronic pain [07.12.2011] A UCSF study suggests patients with chronic pain may experience greater relief if their doctors add cannabinoids - the main ingredient in cannabis or ...
Marijuana in California and Colorado: Highs and laws [03.12.2011] While it is allowed in some form in 16 states and Washington, DC, Colorado is the leader in trying to make medicinal pot a legitimate business. It ha ...
New legislation proposes legalization of medical cannabis under strict rules [02.12.2011] A government expert group is adding finishing touches to new draft legislation proposing the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes. While st ...
Wash. governor wants DEA to reclassify marijuana [30.11.2011] Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee have filed a petition with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration asking the ag ...
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 ...

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