Items tagged with medical cannabis

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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 ...
Delaware governor signs bill making it the 16th state to legalize medical marijuana [13.05.2011] Gov. Jack Markell has signed legislation making Delaware the 16th state to allow the use of medical marijuana. The new law allows people 18 and older ...
Federal prosecutors step into debate over medical marijuana, warn of potential criminal cases [03.05.2011] Several states have started reassessing their medical marijuana laws after stern warnings from the federal government that everyone from licensed gro ...
Medical marijuana: Federal pressure stirs legal confusion [21.04.2011] Threatened medical-marijuana crackdowns by federal prosecutors in other states have stoked fears about whether state employees, dispensary owners and ...
Ruling brings optimism for medical marijuana users [14.04.2011] The Ontario Superior Court in Canada declared the rules that govern medical marijuana access and the prohibitions laid out in sections 4 and 7 of the ...
Medical marijuana market worth $1.7 billion a year [24.03.2011] The medical marijuana market in the U.S. generates $1.7 billion a year but a new report suggests that number could multiple as more U.S. states legal ...
Voters approve Arizona medical marijuana measure [14.11.2010] By a narrow margin, Arizona voters have given their OK to legalized medical marijuana for people with chronic or debilitating diseases. The decision ...
Marijuana's journey to legal health treatment [16.08.2009] In 2001, Canada became the first country to adopt a formal system to regulate the medicinal use of marijuana — the Marijuana Medical Access Regulatio ...
Study finds no cancer-marijuana connection [25.05.2006] The largest study of its kind has unexpectedly concluded that smoking marijuana, even regularly and heavily, does not lead to lung cancer. The new fi ...
Therapeutic Use of Cannabis by Crack Addicts in Brazil [01.10.1999] This study ensued from clinical observations based on spontaneous accounts by crack abusers undergoing their first psychiatric assessment, where they ...
Marijuana and Medicine [01.01.1999] The medical use of marijuana is surrounded by a cloud of social, political, and religious controversy, which obscures the facts that should be consid ...

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