Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Medical Marijuana
Opponents of medical marijuana argue that it is too dangerous to use, lacks FDA-
approval, and that various legal drugs make marijuana use unnecessary.

Charlotte’s web (cannabis)

pushing legislation to legalize marijuana oil as a treatment for children with epilepsy." Colorado law permits the use of medical cannabis for eight conditions:

ethics-in-medethics in medical use of marijuana
from drkmudasir, ago in
Marijuana is a banned drug in many countries over the world. Although it is effective in treating nausea associated with chemotherapy as well as in increasing appetite in HIV patients. inspite of being useful in giving palliative care to terminal patients, marijuana is a banned drug in india and many other countries. This slide deals with the ethical issues in the medical use of marijuana.

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Court certifies suit alleging Ottawa violated medical …
The plaintiffs allege in a news release that Health Canada sent notices to over 40,000 participants of the Marihuana Medical Access Program advising them of changes to regulations governing the use of medical marijuana.

Marijuana Medical Handbook: Practical Guide to the Therapeutic Uses of Marijuana
Dale H. Gieringer, Ed Rosenthal, Gregory T. Carter, published 2008, 257 pages

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23 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC – Medical Marijuana …
Jul 1, 2015 Medical marijuana laws by state. Includes fees, possession limits, and other
program guidelines.

Alan Young (lawyer)

2008 he won a case in Federal Court ruling that parts of Canada’s medical marijuana laws were unconstitutional. In 2010 he persuaded the Superior Court of

budtender-training-how-to-buy-medical-marijuanaBudtender Training: How To Buy Medical Marijuana
from GreenCulturED, ago in
How To Buy Medical Marijuana Medical marijuana. It’s controversial, but it is gaining traction. Under United States Federal Law, marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 Drug, which means it has no medical value in treatment. However, several states have legalized marijuana for medical use. In the United States, 18 out of 50 states and Washington D.C. are now legally selling, distributing and growing medical marijuana according to ProCon’s website. Canada, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Israel, Italy, Finland, and Portugal have also passed laws so you can legally buy marijuana for medical use. What Is Medical Marijuana? According to Wikipedia, “medical cannabis refers to the parts of herb cannabis used as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy.” It is the same marijuana/cannabis as that which is smoked recreationally but is used to alleviate pain or improve the quality of life in certain patients. Medical marijuana, also referred to as medical cannabis, is known to treat several illnesses such as anxiety, insomnia, severe pain, cancer, side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, eating disorders, multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease, AIDS, and many other ailments. Can I Get A Prescription For Medical Marijuana? In states where marijuana is legalized, a patient has to receive a doctor’s recommendation in order to buy marijuana for medical purposes. A patient will undergo a thorough physical examination first before a recommendation is given and afterwards will have to apply for their medical marijuana license. Most medical states require proof of residency to be considered a qualifying patient for to use and buy marijuana legally. How Can I Buy Medical Marijuana? In states where you can buy marijuana for medical use is legal, a patient is entitled to apply for their medical marijuana license to possess or grow marijuana. With this license, the patient is enlisted in their state-run medical marijuana program. This license will give the patient and/or their caregiver easy access to buy marijuana legally from dispensaries or grow medical marijuana at home. Caregivers can also buy marijuana in behalf of their patients. Where Can I Purchase Medical Marijuana? There are different dispensaries all over the United States to buy medical marijuana. Patients present their medical marijuana license and/or their doctor’s recommendation, as well as a valid identification card for proof of identity. At dispensaries there are different strains and types of medical marijuana available for patients’ needs and staff members will be able to assist the patient on the right kind of medical marijuana. Some patients are recommended by their physician to cultivate certain amounts of medical marijuana and find and purchase clones and seeds that are available in dispensaries. Learn More At:

Girl that helped change medical marijuana law loses home in fire
WSB Atlanta, on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:00:00 -0700
Before the bill was passed in Georgia, Janea Cox moved to Colorado last year with her 4-year-old daughter to have access to medical marijuana. According to the Hope for Haleigh Facebook page, Janea Cox received the phone call from her husband, Brian …

What you need to know about Hawaii's New Medical …
Now that SB 321 has passed the Legislature, and Governor David Ige didn't include it on his list of bills to veto, what has changed in Hawaii's medical marijuana law? The Hawaii Legislature legalized medical marijuana 14 …

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23 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC – Medical Marijuana …
Jul 1, 2015 Medical marijuana laws by state. Includes fees, possession limits, and other
program guidelines.

Steve Kubby

cultivate marijuana for medical treatment recommended by a physician from criminal laws which otherwise prohibit possession or cultivation of marijuana."[3]

marijuana-school-california-marijuana-dispensariesMarijuana School – California Marijuana Dispensaries
from GreenCulturED, ago in
How California Marijuana Dispensaries Got Started And Some History Some call it the “green rush” – referencing marijuana from California. Marijuana growers account for $14 billion a year in sales in California, making it the state’s most valuable cash crop. The acceptance of marijuana in California started with the Moscone Act in 1976 changed violation for small-scale possession from a felony to a misdemeanor in California. The law was pressed because of a high number of marijuana arrests clogging the criminal system. Then in 1979, Berkeley, California voters passed the Berkeley Marijuana Initiative, an ordinance that makes the possession, cultivation, sale and transportation of marijuana the police department’s lowest priority. The law is still on the books today. This was the beginning California’s medical marijuana laws and set the stage for future medical dispensaries and marijuana from California. 1st Medical Marijuana From California California was the first state in America that legalized marijuana for medical purposes. Medical cannabis may be legally used and cultivated by qualified patients in California under Proposition 215, provided they have an approval from a licensed physician. Laws legalizing medical marijuana in California were approved on November 6, 1996 with a 56% vote. The law removed criminal penalties on a state-level that involves usage, possession and farming of medical cannabis. Supporters of medical marijuana argue that it can be a safe and effective treatment for the symptoms of cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, pain, glaucoma, epilepsy, and other conditions. Patients who are recommended by their physicians to use medical cannabis for treatment are provided legal protection under this law. An amendment to the law was approved in 2003 imposing guidelines on the amount of medical marijuana to be used or cultivated by patients and their caregivers. The amendment also created a medical marijuana patient registry established by the California Department of State Health. For California marijuana dispensaries, this amendment gave them legal protection from the state. The Start Of California Marijuana Dispensaries The San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club was the first public medical marijuana dispensary in America. The club was established in 1992. The name eventually changed to Cannabis Cultivators Club and Cannabis Healing Club. To date, the largest medical marijuana dispensary is also located in California. Harborside Health Center, which opened in 2006 and caters to more than 100,000 patients. Just last year, Harborside Health Center got into a controversy when the landlords complained that the center violated federal laws. Court proceedings are still being done to date. As with other medical marijuana dispensaries all over the country, California marijuana dispensaries have helped to provide the foundation and structure how dispensaries operate in other states. L

Oregon To Begin Recreational Marijuana Sales Early
Huffington Post, on Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:05:54 -0700
The new marijuana law allows adults 21 and older to buy up to one-fourth ounce of recreational marijuana per day at medical marijuana shops. Consumers also may buy seeds and up to four non-flowering cannabis plants. The 25 percent state tax on …

Study: Changes In State Marijuana Laws Not Associated …
Study: Changes In State Marijuana Laws Are Not Associated With Greater Use Or Acceptance By The use of marijuana by younger adolescents is falling while their perceived disapproval of cannabis use is rising, according to …

Judicial Process: Law, Courts, and Politics in the United States
David Neubauer, Stephen Meinhold, published 2012, 544 pages

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Marijuana Legalization – News & Top Stories – NBC News
Oregon's new laws governing marijuana go into effect July1 but many people in
the state are still unsure about where they can legally smoke it, grow it and buy it

Cannabis laws in Ann Arbor, Michigan

town of Ann Arbor, Michigan has enacted some of the most lenient laws on marijuana possession in the United States. These include measures approved in

illinois-senate-democratic-caucus-top-15-new-laws-for-2015-42766552Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus’ Top 15 new laws for 2015
from ilsendems, ago in
Dozens of new or revised laws take effect in Illinois on January 1. Learn about these interesting new laws and be prepared.

New Washington marijuana laws take effect Friday, on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:41:15 -0700
Washington state regulators are getting tough with new marijuana laws set to take effect Friday. Among them is a lesser-known restriction that outlaws the use of the highly explosive butane gas to manufacture butane hash oil or BHO. The law prevents

New legislation concerning alcohol and marijuana takes effect
Several new alcohol- and marijuana-related laws became effective on July 24.

Turning Green to Gold: Tips on Starting a New Marijuana Business
Heather Wolf, published 2015, 21 pages

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Recreational drug use – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Drugs commonly considered capable of recreational use include ethanol,
cannabis, nicotine, caffeine, and controlled substances within the scope of the
United …

Charlo Greene

legalize recreational marijuana use in Alaska. Greene objected to the subpoena stating that the funding was to be used toward worldwide marijuana advocacy

pregnant-women-becoming-addicted-to-pot-in-coPregnant Women Becoming Addicted to Pot in CO
from osbornewcjhuutfno, ago in
Since recreational marijuana use has become legalized in several U.S. states, including Alaska, Colo.

Study Links Medical Marijuana Laws To Increases In Youth Use
KHTS Radio, on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:00:00 -0700
Published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, the study of use rates in all 50 states found that the percentage of juveniles ages 12 to 17 who reported recreational marijuana use increased substantially after passage of a medical marijuana law

Oregon becomes fourth US state to legalize recreational …
Legalized recreational marijuana in Oregon. Marijuana enthusiasts gather to celebrate the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday. Photograph: Steve Dipaola/Reuters. Jessica Glenza in …

The Science of Marijuana
Leslie L. Iversen, published 2007, 296 pages

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Residents & Visitors | Denver Marijuana Info –
Other municipalities in Colorado also allow retail marijuana stores. Please go to
each city's website to determine specific marijuana sale and consumption laws.

Cannabis in the United States

cannabis, whether medical or recreational. Main article: Legal history of marijuana in the United States Under federal law, it is illegal to possess,

boulder-recreational-marijuana-dispensaries-reviewBoulder recreational marijuana dispensaries review
from ColoradoMMJ, ago in
Wondering where to go to buy recreational marijuana in Boulder? has made it easy to locate all the best retail pot shops in Boulder, Colorado.

Washington Implements New Cannabis Laws: What's Changed for the Evergreen …
Leafly, on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:38:03 -0700
Medical marijuana processors are prohibited from using butane gas to manufacture butane hash oil (BHO), although I-502 licensed recreational processors are still allowed to use butane to process BHO at a state-certified facility (butane extraction must

Watch what would have been the first-ever recreational …
But you can see it here — the first-ever recreational marijuana ad that was to air on U.S. television but got pulled on Monday night due to legal concerns. The ad for Neos, a provider of cannabis oil and vaporizers, was planned …

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Colorado Amendment 64

16 of the state constitution, the law addresses "personal use and regulation of marijuana" for adults 21 and over, as well as commercial cultivation

ethics-in-medethics in medical use of marijuana
from drkmudasir, ago in
Marijuana is a banned drug in many countries over the world. Although it is effective in treating nausea associated with chemotherapy as well as in increasing appetite in HIV patients. inspite of being useful in giving palliative care to terminal patients, marijuana is a banned drug in india and many other countries. This slide deals with the ethical issues in the medical use of marijuana.

New Hawaii Medical Marijuana Law Bars Use in Workplace; Zero Tolerance …
The National Law Review, on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:37:30 -0700
The new law, however, did not modify existing Hawaii law on workplace use of marijuana, continuing to recognize the right of employers to maintain “zero tolerance” policies regarding drug use. It expressly states that “the authorization for the medical

California Law Backs Organ Transplants For Medical …
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will prevent doctors and hospitals from denying organ transplants to medical marijuana users just because of their pot use.

Medical Marijuana and Marijuana Use
unknown, published 2009, 97 pages

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State Medical Marijuana Laws
In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 215, making the Golden State the
first in the union to allow for the medical use of marijuana. Since then, 22 more …

Marijuana Policy Project

non-coercive marijuana policies; (2) identify and activate supporters of non-punitive, non-coercive marijuana policies; (3) change state laws to reduce or

the-first-state-to-give-medical-marijuana-lawsThe First State To Give Medical Marijuana Laws
from possessivecommu67, ago in
Marijuana is a schedule I illegal drug under the federal law. You can get yourself a DUI should you.

New Washington marijuana laws take effect Friday – King 5, on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:41:15 -0700
McKinley was a BHO processor for the medical marijuana industry until now. He now has a 502 licensed facility to produce BHO using butane. He says it's good that the state is making the industry safer but fears the new law will give rise to the black

Hawaii: Measure To Provide Safe Access To Medical …
Legislation to establish a system of medical dispensaries for the state's nearly 14,000 medical marijuana patients has become law. Governor David Ige signed the measure, stating, “I support the establishment of dispensaries …

“Medical” Marijuana, Federal Drug Law, and the Constitution’s Supremacy …
unknown, published 2001, 95 pages

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State Laws – – Working to Reform Marijuana Laws
Main » State Laws … Select to show which states have these types of laws ….
California Medical Marijuana Law · California Drugged Driving; No tax stamp law

Measure K

reform marijuana laws. They state the following: “The citizens of the city of Santa Cruz have passed an initiative to deprioritize marijuana offenses

budtender-school-marijuana-history-101Bud-Tender School – Marijuana History 101
from GreenCulturED, ago in
Let’s Brush Up On Your Marijuana History Cannabis (also known as marijuana and hemp) is indigenous to Central and South Asia. Contemporary uses of cannabis are as a recreational or medicinal drug, and as part of religious or spiritual rites; the earliest recorded uses date from the 3rd millennium B.C. The Chinese Emperor Fu His (ca. 2900 B.C.), whom the Chinese credit with bringing civilization to China, seems to have made reference to Ma, the Chinese word for Cannabis, noting that Cannabis was a very popular medicine that possessed both yin and yang. Around 2000 B.C., the Egyptians used cannabis to treat sore eyes. And then a century later, doctors in India could be found mixing marijuana with milk to use as an anesthetic. In 200 B.C. the Greeks used marijuana to remedy earaches. During the Middle Ages, hemp was central to any herbalist’s medicine cabinet. William Turner, the naturalist considered the first English botanist, praised it in his New Herball, published in 1538. It was in the early 1,600’s when Jamestown settlers brought the marijuana plant, commonly known as hemp, to North America and throughout the colonial period, hemp fiber was an important export. Such notable used for cannabis slowed to a screeching halt and was temporarily removed from history after 1937, when the Marihuana Tax Act effectively banned the drug in the United States. Marijuana Is Actually A Misunderstood Kind Of Substance It is a good thing that debates have paved the way to discover that it has many good uses more than what’s been described since Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act in 1970 that classified marijuana as a drug with “no accepted medical use”. It was in the same year that NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) was founded as a nonprofit, public-interest advocacy group whose mission is to end marijuana prohibition. Marijuana history was made in America on November 5th, 1996 when voters in California passed a state medical marijuana initiative known as Proposition 215. The legislation permits patients and their primary caregivers, with a physician’s recommendation, to possess and cultivate marijuana for medical use. Today 60% of Americans support legalizing marijuana for medical use, according to an April 2010 AP-CNBC poll. Many more states now allow the usage of marijuana for certain medical condition thus giving birth to the term medical marijuana and are now paving the road for the legal cannabis industry. Many medical studies have shown that marijuana has the ability to help people suffering from a variety of medical conditions. Tumor cells growing in some areas in the body have been scientifically proven to decrease through marijuana use. In fact, many of states are willing to let it help the economy by imposing taxes on it. People who have been supporting the use and growing of marijuana are expecting that the law changes will soon make it happen. Learn

Seniors Move to States Where Marijuana Is Legal – Time
TIME, on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:23:55 -0700
When choosing retirement locales, a few factors pop to mind: climate, amenities, proximity to grandchildren, access to quality healthcare. Chris Cooper had something else to consider – marijuana laws. The investment adviser from Toledo had long

Indiana cannabis church suing state over marijuana laws
A cannabis church has sued the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana, claiming laws against possession and use of marijuana infringe on its religious beliefs.

Marijuana Law
Boire, published 2012, 192 pages

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Louisiana marijuana laws: Lesser pot penalties, medical pot OK'd
Jun 30, 2015 New Louisiana laws OK'd for reduced pot penalties, medical marijuana. Of note
in the Louisiana marijuana laws, LSU and Southern University …

Washington Initiative 502

Against I-502". NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform. Executive Director, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 

illinois-senate-democratic-caucus-top-15-new-laws-for-2015-42766552Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus’ Top 15 new laws for 2015
from ilsendems, ago in
Dozens of new or revised laws take effect in Illinois on January 1. Learn about these interesting new laws and be prepared.

10 countries' marijuana laws explained | Sun Times National
Sun Times National, on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:33:45 -0700
Last December Uruguayan President Jose Mujica signed a law decriminalizing the consumption, cultivation and sale of the marijuana, in hopes of undercutting the country's illegal drugs industry. And last May, new regulations went into effect that made …

Marijuana law
Richard Glen Boire, published 1993, 171 pages