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Illinois Adds Epilepsy to List of Qualifying Conditions – Ladybud Magazine

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Illinois governor signs bill expanding medical marijuana for seizures – JURIST

Illinois governor signs bill expanding medical marijuana for seizures – JURIST

[JURIST] Illinois Governor Pat Quinn [official website] signed [press release] legislation [SB 2636 materials] Sunday that will allow adults and children suffering from seizures access to medical marijuana. The bill amends the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act to allow children, with parental consent, to access medical marijuana for the same range of conditions currentlyContinue Reading

Psychiatrist Fired as ‘Payback’ for Marijuana Research?

Psychiatrist Fired as ‘Payback’ for Marijuana Research?

A psychiatrist and researcher from the University of Arizona claims the school fired her because of her advocacy on behalf of a controversial, federally approved study investigating marijuana as a potential treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans. Dr. Sue Sisley News of the dismissal of Sue Sisley, MD, from her various positions atContinue Reading

Governor signs bill to expand access to medical marijuana in Illinois – The Rock River Times

Governor signs bill to expand access to medical marijuana in Illinois – The Rock River Times

Online Staff Report SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) signed a bill into law Sunday, July 20, that will expand access to the state’s medical marijuana program. Senate Bill 2636, sponsored by state Sen. Iris Martinez, D-Chicago, expands the qualifying conditions of the program to include seizure disorders, such as epilepsy and thoseContinue Reading

Medical Marijuana Legalized for Epileptic Children in Illinois – Counsel & Heal

Medical Marijuana Legalized for Epileptic Children in Illinois – Counsel & Heal

Illinois Governor, Pat Quinn has legalized medical marijuana for adults and children with epilepsy. (Photo : Reuters) On this past Sunday, the Illinois Democratic Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill into law that will allow children and adults suffering from epilepsy to use medicinal marijuana. “This new law will help alleviate the suffering of manyContinue Reading

Industry growing around marijuana edibles – Las Vegas Review-Journal

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Move over, pot brownies. The proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical and recreational purposes is giving rise to a cottage industry of baked goods, candies, infused oils, cookbooks and classes that promises a slow burn as more states legalize the practice and awareness spreads about the best ways to deliver theContinue Reading

Washington State to Allow Marijuana Edibles, No Candy, in Retail Shops – The Daily Chronic

Washington State to Allow Marijuana Edibles, No Candy, in Retail Shops – The Daily Chronic

No Comments By Reuters July 18, 2014 Marijuana stores in Washington state can sell marijuana in cookies, brownies and other approved baked goods but cannot put cannabis in candies, lollipops or food items that might appeal to children, according to newly released rules. OLYMPIA, WA — Marijuana stores in Washington state can sell marijuana inContinue Reading

Pot edibles turning into an industry – Rutland Herald

Pot edibles turning into an industry – Rutland Herald

Michael Dwyer / AP Photo Students taste a cannabis-infused dipping sauce prepared during a cooking class this week at the New England Grass Roots Institute in Quincy, Mass. Move over, pot brownies. The proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical and recreational purposes is giving rise to a cottage industry of baked goods, candies, infusedContinue Reading

Pot edibles turning into an industry – Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Pot edibles turning into an industry – Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Michael Dwyer / AP Photo Students taste a cannabis-infused dipping sauce prepared during a cooking class this week at the New England Grass Roots Institute in Quincy, Mass. Move over, pot brownies. The proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical and recreational purposes is giving rise to a cottage industry of baked goods, candies, infusedContinue Reading

Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry – STLtoday.com

MONTPELIER, Vt. • Move over, pot brownies. The proliferation of marijuana edibles for medical and recreational purposes is giving rise to a cottage industry of baked goods, candies, infused oils, cookbooks and classes that promises a slow burn as more states legalize the practice and awareness spreads about the best ways to deliver the drug.Continue Reading

Medical marijuana research for vets halted – seattlepi.com

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The firing of a University of Arizona faculty member has halted the research of medical marijuana as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Suzanne Sisley was set to begin the only federally-approved research into cannabis as treatment for military veterans who suffer from PTSD. Sisley was let go from theContinue Reading

What Edible Marijuana Treats Does Washington State Allow? Weed Lollipops … – Bustle

What Edible Marijuana Treats Does Washington State Allow? Weed Lollipops … – Bustle

The second state to fully legalize marijuana for recreational use (don’t worry Colorado, you’ll always be number one), Washington, has laid down new rules on edible marijuana. And, sad to say for the sweet-toothed stoners among us, a bunch of different tasty treats are going out the window. This is thanks to new guidelines releasedContinue Reading

Marijuana edibles, next big industry? – Delhi Daily News

The growth of marijuana edibles for both recreational and medical purposes is leading to a rise of cottage industry of infused oils, candies, baked goods, classes and cookbooks that promises a slow burn as more states in the U.S. legalize the practice and spreads awareness about the best ways to deliver the drug. Edibles andContinue Reading

Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry – The Denver Post

Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry – The Denver Post

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Move over, pot brownies. The proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical and recreational purposes is giving rise to a cottage industry of baked goods, candies, infused oils, cookbooks and classes that promises a slow burn as more states legalize the practice and awareness spreads about the best ways to deliverContinue Reading

Marijuana edibles burgeoning into US industry – New Zealand Herald

MONTPELIER, Vermont (AP) Marijuana edibles and infused products such as snack bars, olive oils and tinctures have flourished into a gourmet market of chocolate truffles, whoopie pies and hard candies as Colorado and Washington state legalized the recreational use of pot in the past year. The proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical and recreationalContinue Reading

Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry – Philly.com

LISA RATHKE, The Associated Press Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:22 AM MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Move over, pot brownies. The proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical and recreational purposes is giving rise to a cottage industry of baked goods, candies, infused oils, cookbooks and classes that promises a slow burn as more statesContinue Reading

Pot edibles burgeoning into an industry – Fox News

Pot edibles burgeoning into an industry – Fox News

July 10, 2014: A student examines a sample of the cannabis strain “granddaddy purple” during a cooking class at the New England Grass Roots Institute in Quincy, Mass.AP MONTPELIER, Vt. – Move over, pot brownies. The proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical and recreational purposes is giving rise to a cottage industry of bakedContinue Reading

Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry – Washington Times

Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry – Washington Times

Enlarge Photo In this Thursday, July 10, 2014, photo, students taste a cannabis-infused dipping … more > The magazine said its “Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook” is the top-selling title of the five it offers. It’s not just a hobby or business; there’s a science involved. THC, marijuana’s psychoactive chemical, must be smoked or heatedContinue Reading

Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry – Washington Post

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Move over, pot brownies. The proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical and recreational purposes is giving rise to a cottage industry of baked goods, candies, infused oils, cookbooks and classes that promises a slow burn as more states legalize the practice and awareness spreads about the best ways to deliver theContinue Reading

Medical marijuana rules to be finalized by Illinois lawmakers in Chicago – WLS-TV

CHICAGO (WLS) – A group of lawmakers is meeting in Chicago to finalize the rules governing who can sell and buy medical marijuana legally in Illinois. The head of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program estimates medical marijuana, which has to be grown in the state, will be available for consumption sometime early next year.Continue Reading

Free pot for the poor: Berkeley Council codifies what many cannabis … – Berkeleyside

Free pot for the poor: Berkeley Council codifies what many cannabis … – Berkeleyside

The Berkeley Patients’ Group has distributed free medical cannabis for years to low-income patients. A new law passed by the Berkeley City Council codifies this and requires dispensaries to give away 2% of its cannabis to the poor. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Berkeley’s medical marijuana dispensaries must provide two percent of their cannabis free of chargeContinue Reading

Indianapolis cancer patient becomes youngest sheriff in America – The Hoops News

Indianapolis cancer patient becomes youngest sheriff in America – The Hoops News

Today Wyatt Schmaltz becomes the youngest sheriff in America at just three years old. The event transpired in Indianapolis at Indiana University’s Riley Hospital where Schmaltz has been staying. He received a diagnosis back in April of stage 4 neuroblastoma. Since his diagnosis, Schmaltz has received chemotherapy. His next round of treatment will include aContinue Reading

New York’s new medical marijuana law is the worst in the US – Quartz

On July 7, New York became the 23rd US state to legalize medical marijuana. But New Yorkers can’t light up a celebratory joint yet. Indeed, many of those who for years pushed for medical marijuana legalization are complaining that the new law falls far short of what the state’s thousands of patients seeking the drugContinue Reading

New York legalizes medical marijuana – what other changes are occurring? – Medical News Today

New York legalizes medical marijuana – what other changes are occurring? – Medical News Today

Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratings History was made earlier this week when Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act, making New York the 23rd state to legalize the medical use of marijuana. This hasn’t been the only change in marijuana legislation inContinue Reading

Free Medical Marijuana: Berkeley Votes ‘Yes’ to Provide Cannabis to Low … – Yahoo News UK

By Lydia Smith | IB Times – A California college town has voted unanimously to provide a small amount of free medical marijuana to low-income and homeless patients. Berkeley city council has instructed local dispensaries to give away cannabis equal to 2% of their sales to patients “who are in need”. “It’s an equity issue,”Continue Reading

Law to Allow Patients in Low Income group to Get Free Medical Marijuana from … – News Tonight Africa

Law to Allow Patients in Low Income group to Get Free Medical Marijuana from … – News Tonight Africa

A law has been approved by the city council in Berkeley, California, on Tuesday to provide free cannabis to low-income members and the homeless from medical marijuana dispensaries. The people who are eligible for exemption from paying fees and taxes, as set by the council, will get 2% of the gross weight of marijuana soldContinue Reading

1000 Free Medical Marijuana Recommendations for San Jose Residents … – Yahoo Finance UK

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 10, 2014) – Cannabis Clubs will be protesting today in front of San Jose City Hall from 12:00pm-7:10pm Thursday, July 10th. The first 1,000 San Jose residents to attend will be given a voucher for a free medical cannabis evaluation, and if they qualify as a medical cannabis patient, theyContinue Reading

Free Pot, Free Pot Research! – North Coast Journal

In a move sure to surprise no Rush listeners, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously earlier this month to give city residents free pot. The granola-friendly East Bay burb, which has been a den of radical political leanings since the 1960s, couldn’t wait to make it even easier for its bobble-headed population of hippies, freegansContinue Reading

Berkeley Dispensaries Required To Give Out Free Marijuana To Low-Income … – YottaFire

Berkeley Dispensaries Required To Give Out Free Marijuana To Low-Income … – YottaFire

Berkeley City Council members voted unanimously on July 8 to order medicinal marijuana dispensaries to give away medical marijuana to low income patients for free. Starting next month, the outlets will be required to set aside two percent of their products to be given to those who qualify. Under the new law the marijuana givenContinue Reading

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley will likely start giving out free pot – The Week Magazine

The city council in Berkeley, California on Tuesday approved an ordinance that requires that low-income members and the homeless receive free cannabis from medical marijuana dispensaries. As the East Bay Express reports, the ordinance calls for dispensaries to give away 2 percent of the gross weight sold in a year to people who qualify forContinue Reading

Berkeley enacts law for free medical marijuana to low-income patients – Northern Voices Online

Berkeley enacts law for free medical marijuana to low-income patients – Northern Voices Online

Berkeley has finally enacted a law for free medical marijuana to low-income patients. It has clearly said that the quality of medical marijuana should be same for patients who are paying for it and who are getting it free. Poor patients have now some hope that they wouldn’t suffer due to want of money. BerkeleyContinue Reading

Marijuana dispensaries for Boston sought – SFGate

BOSTON (AP) — Four companies will have another shot to operate one of Massachusetts’ first medical marijuana dispensaries, the state announced on Wednesday. The Department of Public Health outlined its plan for accepting proposals for medical marijuana dispensaries in seven counties that currently do not have a project in the pipeline. The counties encompass someContinue Reading

Berkley giving free medical marijuana to low-income patients – The Westside Story

Berkley giving free medical marijuana to low-income patients – The Westside Story

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Reuters Berkley giving free medical marijuana to low-income patientsThe Westside StoryBerkley, California recently passed a law that will require dispensaries in the city to provide free medical marijuana to low-income patients. The law was passed on July 8th. However, the law will not go into effect until August. Dispensaries willContinue Reading

Public hearing process rejected for medical marijuana sites – Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — The city may not require medical marijuana dispensaries to go through a public hearing process in order to locate here — a relief to local businessmen who want to open one on the city’s south-east side. The city’s planning commission on Wednesday scrapped a proposal to require a medical marijuana dispensary to obtainContinue Reading

Medical marijuana dispensaries could come to Staten Island under new law – SILive.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Medical marijuana dispensaries could be coming to a neighborhood near you. The recent passage of a medical marijuana program in New York state, signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, allows for as many as five manufactures and 20 dispensaries to grow and sell the drug statewide under New York’s CompassionateContinue Reading

Companies eyeing Boston for marijuana dispensary – Boston Globe

One of the four companies invited to apply for a medical marijuana dispensary license in counties without an approved facility wants to open in Boston, its executives said Wednesday, and others are considering bidding to locate in the city. The competition is on for the right to open Boston’s first dispensary, after state regulators laidContinue Reading

State seeks more marijuana dispensary proposals – Boston.com

State seeks more marijuana dispensary proposals – Boston.com

In this photo taken on July 2, 2014, an employee at Bloom Well, a medical marijuana dispensary in Bend, Ore., holds a container of cannabis that is marked with the THC and CBD results after it was tested in a lab to better inform their customers on the product they are looking at. Credit: APContinue Reading

Panel hears proposals to fix Nevada’s new medical marijuana law – Las Vegas Review-Journal

CARSON CITY — Issues raised at the first meeting of a new panel overseeing Nevada’s medical marijuana program ranged from employment protections for patients to ensuring that patients who grow their own will be allowed to continue to do so. Another concern discussed by the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice’s Subcommittee on theContinue Reading

Mass. Seeks Medical Marijuana Dispensaries For 7 Counties – WBUR

BOSTON — The state Department of Public Health has officially begun the process to approve medical marijuana dispensaries in seven counties that so far do not have any in the planning stage. The seven counties considered “open” for dispensaries are Suffolk, Bristol, Hampden, Berkshire, Franklin, Dukes and Nantucket. Applicants who had previously applied to openContinue Reading

Berkeley, California orders free pot for poor patients – Reuters

Berkeley, California orders free pot for poor patients – Reuters

Marijuana plants are displayed for sale at Canna Pi medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle, Washington, November 27, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Anthony Bolante (Reuters) – A California college town known for its liberal activism has voted to make medicinal marijuana dispensaries give away free a small amount of their pot to the poor. Berkeley City Council membersContinue Reading

Vegas accepting medical marijuana license applications – KVVU Las Vegas

Vegas accepting medical marijuana license applications – KVVU Las Vegas

Jars containing different flavors of marijuana are displayed on the shelves of a dispensary. (File/FOX5) LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Las Vegas city officials began accepting applications Monday for medical marijuana land use and licensing permits while also announcing an extended deadline for those submissions. The city said prospective medical marijuana proprietors have until 3 p.m.Continue Reading

Marijuana Dispensaries for Boston Sought – Boston.com

Marijuana Dispensaries for Boston Sought – Boston.com

In this photo taken on July 2, 2014, an employee at Bloom Well, a medical marijuana dispensary in Bend, Ore., holds a container of cannabis that is marked with the THC and CBD results after it was tested in a lab to better inform their customers on the product they are looking at. Credit: APContinue Reading

Ga. governor pushes trials of marijuana derivative – Businessweek

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances. Since 1996, 23Continue Reading

Ga. Governor Pushes Trials of Marijuana Derivative – ABC News

Ga. Governor Pushes Trials of Marijuana Derivative – ABC News

Georgia’s governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances. Since 1996, 23 states around the countryContinue Reading

Advocates Welcome New York as 23rd Medical Marijuana State but Object to … – The Daily Chronic

Advocates Welcome New York as 23rd Medical Marijuana State but Object to … – The Daily Chronic

No Comments By Americans for Safe Access July 7, 2014 New York’s law receives an “F+” grade in a new report evaluating medical marijuana laws in the U.S. released today ALBANY, NY — Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law today that makes New York the 23rd medical marijuana state. The bill signed intoContinue Reading

Morning Break: Rx Marijuana in NY, ‘Whining’ Docs

Public Health & Policy Published: Jul 8, 2014 By MedPage Today Staff Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York made his state the 23rd to legalize medical marijuana — signing the bill over the weekend but waiting till Monday to announce it, according to the Daily News. “Doctors have become a profession of whiners.” We’ve launchedContinue Reading

New York enacts medical marijuana law for people with terminal, serious illness – Tech Times

New York enacts medical marijuana law for people with terminal, serious illness – Tech Times

New York is the newest state to embrace the medical marijuana after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that would give patients suffering from serious health conditions access to cannabis for their medical treatment.(Photo : Public Domain Pictures) New York is now the newest state in the U.S. to permit the use ofContinue Reading

New York legalizes medical marijuana – WXIA-TV

New York legalizes medical marijuana – WXIA-TV

Lorenzo Ferrigno and Haimy Assefa, CNN 8:20 a.m. EDT July 8, 2014 Mexico’s attorney general says investigators have seized 44 tons (39 metric tons) of marijuana in Tijuana.(Photo: Photo: Pablo Porciuncula AFP/Getty Images) (CNN) — New York became the latest state to permit the use of medical marijuana on Monday. At a news conference inContinue Reading

News from the Associated Press – July 8, 2014 – WSKG.org

Associated Press July 8, 2014 NY becomes 23rd state to allow medical marijuana ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York has become the 23rd state in the U.S. to authorize medical marijuana – though the state’s program is one of the nation’s most restrictive. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law on Saturday and heldContinue Reading

What’s next for medical marijuana? Local health care community isn’t sure – WebsterPost.com

It’s official. On Monday, New York became the 23rd state in the country to authorize marijuana as a medical treatment, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the bill. While the state will have one of the most restrictive programs in the nation, the substance will be available in non-smokable forms for those suffering from a numberContinue Reading