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Marijuana Laws in Colorado | Colorado Pot Guide | A Marijuana …
Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational purposes in 2012. We offer
practical information about marijuana laws and legal issues for those planning a
trip or …

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legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado and Washington. INCB President, Raymond Yans stated that these state laws violate international

what-do-you-think-about-recreational-marijuana-and-medical-marijuanaWhat Do You Think About Recreational Marijuana And Medical Marijuana?
from GreenCulturED, ago in
Frame1 – What Do You Think About Recreational Marijuana And Medical Marijuana Vote Frame2 – Should recreational marijuana be legalized? And what about your medical marijuana vote… Public opinion in the United States and several countries in Europe and Latin America are grappling with this controversial issue. Medical marijuana is a growing industry, more and more people are hearing about this marijuana vote that has been sweeping our nation. Medical marijuana bills have legally been adopted in numerous states and even federal government in the District of Columbia and, as most know, Colorado and Washington have fully legalized marijuana for recreational use by adults. “This is really grounding breaking,” said Beau Kilmer, co-director of the Rand Drug Research Policy Center. “No modern jurisdiction has ever removed the prohibition on the production and possession of marijuana for recreational purposes…since no one has done this before, there are a lot of uncertainties.” There are several opinions against marijuana use in general and on the opposite side you will hear of positive arguments about the usage of marijuana. A good example is to take a look back at our own history (we’ve all heard history repeats itself) and look at the prohibition of alcohol. Alcohol was considered evil, the government made it illegal and that was what provided the foundation for the mob to make millions of tax free money. Or that by having a vote to legalize marijuana would increase tax revenues for the government and to not make it as profitable on the black market to discourage where most of marijuana is sold today. You might have heard of the recent actions of Congress Representatives Blumenauer and Polis released a report outlining the need for federal marijuana law reform, titled “The Path Forward: Rethinking Federal Marijuana Policy.” An effort is building in Congress to make a marijuana vote that would change United States’ laws, including moves to legalize the production of industrial hemp and create a federal tax. It introduces federal measures to legalize cannabis that would allow states and voters to decide if they will regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol. Ending marijuana prohibition by regulating it like alcohol is said that it will generate tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue for state and local governments in this growing industry. Allen St. Pierre, executive director of NORML, a national group that lobbies for legalization, said he has heard from friends and family already planning trips to Colorado for the “cannabis tourism” that will certainly become popular. It is necessary to consider how marijuana and medical marijuana legalization is creating a totally unique industry in the United States and how it will impact parents, heavy users, medical users, employers, state and local economies, and even the drug traffickers. Learn More At:

Legislators Introduce Recreational Marijuana Bill
TWC News, on Wed, 28 Oct 2015 11:15:58 -0700
"I personally believe recreational use can have a bad effect on families, however, what really has a bad effect on families has been the enforcement of the marijuana possession laws in New York State," said Sarah Buckley, RN, a spokesperson for the WNY …

Recreational marijuana might be legal in Oregon, but it …
Last week, Oregon became the third state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. But before anyone considers this a win for the cannabis world, smokers in the Beaver State might actually have to start being more …

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Medical Marijuana Treatment Uses and How It Works – WebMD
Nov 4, 2013 More states are passing laws that allow people to use medical marijuana. So
what does it treat, and who can and should use it?

Timothy Garon

Washington’s Medical Use of Marijuana Act of 1998. The law makes it legal for patients to use, possess and cultivate cannabis with a medical certificate

adult-use-of-medical-marijuana-how-to-use-it-responsiblyAdult use of medical marijuana how to use it responsibly
from sergiomcgeez, ago in
Even though medical marijuana has been proven to have lots of benefits when it comes to treatment of various diseases, it is very important for people to use it in a responsible way. Licensed medical marijuana dispensaries usually provide guidelines for using this drug in the safest and mature way possible. Users should adhere to these guidelines for reasons of public health, public safety as well as economics and justice.

Yale study raises concern over medical marijuana use for PTSD treatment
New Haven Register, on Tue, 27 Oct 2015 16:03:45 -0700
NEW HAVEN >> While medical marijuana is approved for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in Connecticut and at least eight other states, a study by Yale School of Medicine psychiatrists concludes pot may in fact worsen symptoms of PTSD.

Pennsylvania Renews Push To Legalize Cannabis
Before airing the story, ABC 27 reached out to the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) and state physicians. It seems that a large number of medical professionals agree with the compassionate use of medical cannabis, …

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Medical Marijuana – – Working to Reform Marijuana Laws
These states have medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests
that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical …

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

sacramento-medical-marijuana-laws-and-pricesSacramento Medical Marijuana Laws and Prices
from ElCaminoWellnessCenter, ago in
It is legal to use medical marijuana in California but possession of this alternative medicine of more than 28.5 grams is punishable under federal law. Keep in mind that the federal government is still against the idea of legalizing the use of cannabis even for medical purposes. For more information please visit us at http://www.ElCaminoWellnessCenter.c

Is Nevada protecting medical marijuana patients' confidential information?
Extract, on Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:48:45 -0700
“The malicious prosecution against plaintiff Rogalski was dismissed because she was acting within the law, was a registered medical marijuana patient with a valid medical marijuana card and a valid medical marijuana waiver,” according to the lawsuit.

Legalised medical marijuana opposed by only 7% of …
The Roy Morgan poll found 91% of those surveyed said marijuana for medical purposes should be made legal, with strongest support in the 50-plus age group.

Marijuana Law
Boire, published 2012, 192 pages

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People v. Jackson (2012)

provided by California Senate Bill 420 (known as the Medical Marijuana Program Act). The decision has defined medical marijuana law in the state of California

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

The Federal Government Should Butt Out Of State Marijuana Laws
Daily Caller, on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:22:30 -0700
Never in modern history has there existed greater public support for ending our nation's nearly century-long experiment with marijuana prohibition and replacing it with a taxed and regulated adult marketplace. Twenty-three states now permit the

Marijuana Laws by State | The Big Picture
Marijuana Laws by State. by Barry Ritholtz – August 6th, 2015, 12:30pm … in Colorado.” This CCC could help law enforcement DEA-types get more productive government work the way Roosevelt's CCC did for the general public. intlacct says:.

State by State
Matt Weiland, Sean Wilsey, published 2010, 608 pages

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State Laws – Norml
Legalization · Medical MarijuanaNew Hampshire Laws & Penalties · READ
MORE … New York Laws & Penalties · READ MORE …

Derek Cooke

Hours. Retrieved June 3, 2013.  Dan Ferguson (May 22, 2013). "New medicinal marijuana laws a positive prescription, forum told". Langley Times. Retrieved

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An Overview Of California's New (And Improved) Medical …
During the seminar, Governor Brown signed into law the three bills that comprise the California Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA). Needless to say, this was big news for all of us at the seminar.

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Burnside Burn

of Marijuana Laws, in celebration of the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Oregon and to circumnavigate a temporary limit on recreational sales

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Policy Brief presentation.

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Michigan Radio/PSC poll finds support for redistricting …
Recreational marijuana use. In our poll, we presented Michigan's likely voters with a choice between the existing potential ballot proposals that seek to legalize recreational marijuana or to not legalize recreational marijuana …

Planning Effectively for Legalized Recreational Marijuana: An Assessment of …
Kali F. Hollenhorst, published 2014, 97 pages

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Legality of cannabis

legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado and Washington. INCB President, Raymond Yans stated that these state laws violate international

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Oregon adopts rules for retail marijuana
Statesman Journal, on Thu, 22 Oct 2015 17:45:00 -0700
By 2017, companies producing or selling marijuana to the general population will have to abide by the OLCC's regulations for health, safety and security. The adoption of rules is a critical step in creating the legal structure for retail marijuana

Colorado Recreational Cannabis User’s Handbook
Michael Malott, Dennis Peron, published 2014, 236 pages

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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

best-cannabis-seeds-medical-issues-governing-the-use-of-medical-marijuanaBest Cannabis Seeds – Medical Issues Governing the Use of Medical Marijuana
from declanskinner, ago in
For the past few years, there have been a lot of adults; aged 50-60, who believed that using marijuana can, offer great health benefits. Most of them believe that it can help them maintain their health, and that it is safe to use even without the permission from the doctor. For more informtion please visit:

Harford's disconnect over medical marijuana finds executive not worried, but …
Baltimore Sun, on Thu, 22 Oct 2015 17:37:10 -0700
Despite declaring war against heroin, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is not concerned that the arrival of medical marijuana in Maryland will usher in a slippery slope for more cannabis use. As a state senator last year, Glassman supported

California set to implement comprehensive rules for medical …
California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law the state's first comprehensive regulations of medical marijuana, two decades after legalization fueled a wild west of disparate local rules, a gray market in cultivation and … Sabet is skeptical of the state's current free-for-all medical marijuana environment, in which it is easy to get a doctor's recommendation, and that medical pot in California is generally smoked, the method preferred by recreational users.

Marijuana Medical Handbook: Practical Guide to Therapeutic Uses of Marijuana
Dale Gieringer, Ed Rosenthal, published 2008, 270 pages

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Medical Marijuana – Norml
These states have medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests
that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical …

Charlotte’s web (cannabis)

story has led to her being described as "the girl who is changing medical marijuana laws across America." Her parents and physicians say she experienced

michigan-legislature-revisiting-medical-marijuana-lawsMichigan Legislature Revisiting Medical Marijuana Laws
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If you are an approved user of a dispensary and feel that your rights have been violated, then criminal defense attorney in Cass County are here to help. Call 269.982.1100 to know more.

DEA Must Stop Interfering With Legal Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Federal …
TIME, on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 13:26:15 -0700
Under Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which accompanied last year's spending bill, the Justice Department can not use federal dollars to interfere with state medical marijuana laws and practices, preventing the DEA from pursuing dispensaries and patients, …

An Overview Of California's New (And Improved) Medical …
California is going to have one of the most comprehensive and complicated medical marijuana licensing regimes in the country, as marijuana law columnist Hilary Bricken explains.

California Medical Marijuana Dispensary and Grower’s Guidebook
C. Restivo, W. Britt, published 2012, 136 pages

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State Marijuana Laws Map – Governing
Medical and recreational-purpose marijuana laws by state.

State University of New York at Oneonta

Oneonta State NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) Oneonta State Cheerleading Oneonta State Fencing Club Oneonta State Gamer’s

only-on-6-are-outofstate-drivers-targeted-on-i80Only on 6: Are Out-of-State Drivers Targeted on I-80?
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Expert Nebraska Drug Defense Attorney Daniel Stockmann comments on new data obtained by WOWT 6 News, showing that more out-of-state drivers are given tickets than Nebraskans since Colorado relaxed its marijuana laws the first of the year.

Many States Still Grapple With Regulating Medical Marijuana
Huffington Post, on Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:42:59 -0700
Michigan, another medical marijuana vanguard state, has faced its own regulatory challenges. Passed in 2008 with majority support from every county, the Michigan law allows caregivers to grow and dispense the drug. But localities can ban commercial …

Court: Feds Cannot Take Punitive Action Against State …
Budgetary provisions enacted by Congress in 2014 forbid the Justice Department from taking action against medical marijuana providers who are operating in compliance with state law, a federal judge for the northern district …

The Marijuana Laws: Federal, State and Local Penalties and Related Materials
Center for the Study of Non-Medical Drug Use, published 1976, 37 pages