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New York’s medical marijuana program sure has a lot of rules – Fusion

New York’s medical marijuana program sure has a lot of rules – Fusion

Eight in 10 New Yorkers support the use of marijuana to treat illnesses, but the state’s medical marijuana program is shaping up to be one of the most restrictive in the nation. The New York Times reports: Only 10 conditions qualify for medical use of marijuana; the drug may not be smoked; and New YorkContinue Reading

Medical Marijuana Rules Shaping Up In New York Contrary To The Usual … – MMJ Observer

Medical Marijuana Rules Shaping Up In New York Contrary To The Usual … – MMJ Observer

Lawmakers in New York are considering the legalization of medical Marijuana. However, some of the already existing strict laws towards Marijuana have been so strict. There were fears that mostpatients would miss out on getting the drug. The department of health is working on making the situation better. With the impending release of the finalContinue Reading

Dad Thinks He Has a Stroke After Accidentally Eating Daughter’s Pot Brownies – TIME

Dad Thinks He Has a Stroke After Accidentally Eating Daughter’s Pot Brownies – TIME

Thomas Barwick—Getty Images Double-chocolate brownie missing one bite The 17-year-old admitted to putting a special ingredient in the baked goods A father in Michigan called 911 after mistakenly eating several pot brownies his daughter had baked the night before. He said he thought he was having a stroke. Firefighters and policemen responded to the call,Continue Reading

How ‘marijuana refugees’ brought legal cannabis to Georgia (+video) – Christian Science Monitor

Atlanta — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday said he would sign into law a bill that would make the Peach State the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana, continuing the rapid expansion of cannabis into the Deep South and underscoring a dramatic shift in pot politics for social conservatives in the US. With GovernorContinue Reading

Deal directs agencies to prepare for HB 1 approval – Newnan Times-Herald

by Sarah Fay Campbell The Georgia Composite Medical Board will begin drafting the physician certification form and patient waiver used for patients who are seeking treatment with cannabidiol oil, following Friday’s executive order issued by Gov. Nathan Deal. The executive order directs state agencies to take actions to prepare for the implementation of House BillContinue Reading

Dad Ate His Daughter’s Pot Brownies and Flipped Out – Complex

A great many things can happen to you in Independence Township, Mich., a small town about 40 minutes outside of Detroit—like accidentally eating your teenage daughter’s pot brownies and getting sent to the hospital. A 58-year-old man had some brownies that his 17-year-old daughter had baked the night before, says a USA Today report, notContinue Reading

Dad Eats Daughter’s Pot Brownies, Thinks He’s Having Stroke – American Live Wire

Dad Eats Daughter’s Pot Brownies, Thinks He’s Having Stroke – American Live Wire

A 58 year-old Michigan man mistakenly thought he was in the middle of a stroke after eating several pot brownies his teenage daughter had apparently baked the previous night. Little did he know the sugary, sweet treats were laced with the psychoactive ingredient marijuana. Pot brownies/Image: CannabivorosBlogSpot According to various sources including USA Today, deputiesContinue Reading

How ‘marijuana refugees’ brought legal cannabis to Georgia – Christian Science Monitor

Atlanta — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday said he would sign into law a bill that would make the Peach State the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana, continuing the rapid expansion of cannabis into the Deep South and underscoring a dramatic shift in pot politics for social conservatives in the US. With GovernorContinue Reading

Bill expands access to medical marijuana – The Hill

Medical marijuana patients would be protected from federal arrest under new legislation in the House. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act introduced late Monday by Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Don Young (R-Alaska) paves the way for access to medical marijuana around the country. Similar legislation was introduced earlier this month inContinue Reading

Quality-testing legal marijuana: Strong but not always clean – 89.3 KPCC

Quality-testing legal marijuana: Strong but not always clean – 89.3 KPCC

Recreational marijuana has been legalized in four states, but that doesn’t mean it’s a tested consumer product. Some of those potent buds are covered in fungus while others contain traces of butane, according to an analysis of marijuana in Colorado. Last May, after people began getting sick from edible marijuana products, the state of ColoradoContinue Reading

Quality-Testing Legal Marijuana: Strong But Not Always Clean – WBUR

Quality-Testing Legal Marijuana: Strong But Not Always Clean – WBUR

March 24, 2015 (iStockphoto) By Poncie Rutsch, NPR Recreational marijuana has been legalized in four states, but that doesn’t mean it’s a tested consumer product. Some of those potent buds are covered in fungus while others contain traces of butane, according to an analysis of marijuana in Colorado. Last May, after people began getting sickContinue Reading

Metals, Fungus Found in Colorado’s Marijuana

Metals, Fungus Found in Colorado’s Marijuana

WebMD Health News March 24, 2015 — Legal marijuana grown in Colorado is two to three times as potent as what was sold on the black market 30 years ago, according to test results released this week at a scientific meeting in Denver. But it’s the unexpected contents of Colorado’s recreational marijuana that surprised researchers.Continue Reading

Metals, Fungus Found in Colorado’s Marijuana – WebMD

WebMD Health News March 24, 2015 — Legal marijuana grown in Colorado is two to three times as potent as what was sold on the black market 30 years ago, according to test results released this week at a scientific meeting in Denver. But it’s the unexpected contents of Colorado’s recreational marijuana that surprised researchers.Continue Reading

Quality-Testing Legal Marijuana: Strong But Not Always Clean – KBIA

Quality-Testing Legal Marijuana: Strong But Not Always Clean – KBIA

Recreational marijuana has been legalized in four states, but that doesn’t mean it’s a tested consumer product. Some of those potent buds are covered in fungus while others contain traces of butane, according to an analysis of marijuana in Colorado. Last May, after people began getting sick from edible marijuana products, the state of ColoradoContinue Reading

Teen: Colorado voters were duped into legalizing recreational marijuana – Colorado Springs Gazette

Teen: Colorado voters were duped into legalizing recreational marijuana – Colorado Springs Gazette

Nineteen-year-old Kaleb is 41 days and seven hours sober when he sits down for a long conversation about his marijuana addiction. Two more months, his treatment providers tell him, and he’ll likely be able to deliver his first clean drug test in many years showing no presence of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis thatContinue Reading

Legislators Should Rethink Its Proposal To Legalize Marijuana In Ohio For The … – MMJ Observer

Legislators Should Rethink Its Proposal To Legalize Marijuana In Ohio For The … – MMJ Observer

The Office of National Drug Control Policy has come up with facts that go against the fad across the US which is harping on legalizing marijuana usage for both recreational needs and medical purposes. False Notion All Around The office overtly stated that political campaigns and the cultural media are promoting the pros of legalizingContinue Reading

Marijuana media is buzzing as legal pot gains territory – Fortune

Last month, a new local magazine premiered in San Francisco filled with stories about pot-friendly politicians and a comic book starring a joint-smoking dinosaur named Budzilla. The free publication, SF Evergreen, is a bet by the parent company of The San Francisco Examiner newspaper that people will be eager to read about marijuana. Nevermind thatContinue Reading

Medical Marijuana: Need Compassion for Loved Ones in Pain – City Watch

Medical Marijuana: Need Compassion for Loved Ones in Pain – City Watch

24 Mar 2015 Written by Brian Kelly VOICES- Re CityWatch article ‘Marijuana Bill Could Grow the Economy’). When a loved one is in pain, wasting away unable to eat, and needs this marvelous herb in order to increase their appetite, reduce the overwhelming pain, and live as healthy and happily as they can with theContinue Reading

Colorado Marijuana Study Finds Legal Weed Contains Potent THC Levels – NBCNews.com

Colorado Marijuana Study Finds Legal Weed Contains Potent THC Levels – NBCNews.com

This is not your father’s weed. Colorado marijuana is nearly twice as potent as illegal pot of past decades, and some modern cannabis packs triple the punch of vintage ganja, lab tests reveal for the first time. In old-school dope, levels of THC — the psychoactive chemical that makes people high — were typically wellContinue Reading

New Study Shows How The Potency Of Pot Has Changed Over Time – Forbes

New Study Shows How The Potency Of Pot Has Changed Over Time – Forbes

Marijuana has definitely evolved in the last few decades. Its potency is higher than ever: A lab in Colorado has just analyzed 600 samples of marijuana, both recreational and medical, and found that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content has risen markedly, whereas cannabidiol (CBD), which many say has therapeutic value, has declined. For all the acceptance thatContinue Reading

Seeking the Facts on Medical Marijuana – New York Times

Seeking the Facts on Medical Marijuana – New York Times

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Pot Evolution: How The Makeup Of Marijuana Has Changed Over Time – Forbes

Pot Evolution: How The Makeup Of Marijuana Has Changed Over Time – Forbes

Marijuana has definitely evolved in the last few decades. Its potency is higher than ever: A lab in Colorado has just analyzed 600 samples of marijuana, both recreational and medical, and found that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content has risen markedly, whereas cannabidiol (CBD), which many say has therapeutic value, has declined. For all the acceptance thatContinue Reading

Cohen’s Brain Bits: Magical Mystery Medicine

Cohen’s Brain Bits: Magical Mystery Medicine

Blogs Published: Mar 20, 2015 By Joshua Cohen MD, MPH When President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) in 1970, a wide array of substances, natural and manufactured, instantly became illegal. Categorized as Schedule I drugs, they are those substances determined by the Drug Enforcement Agency (also created by the CSA) to haveContinue Reading

Young Cannabis Users May Face Brain Abnormalities and Long-term Memory … – Trinity News Daily

Young Cannabis Users May Face Brain Abnormalities and Long-term Memory … – Trinity News Daily

Teenagers and young adults who use marijuana heavily grow up to develop brain abnormalities, but also a poor memory, a new study shows. The research cannot say if the brain structure differences or the marijuana use came first, but it suggests that heavy marijuana use could have long-term effects. The study, conducted by a teamContinue Reading

Heavy Habit of Smoking Pot Could Cause Memory Issues in Teenagers – Capital OTC

Heavy Habit of Smoking Pot Could Cause Memory Issues in Teenagers – Capital OTC

By Bret Urgamy / March 13, 2015 at 14:14 A recent study showed that smoking pot as a teenager does come with a price. A solid habit of using pot was linked to weakening the memory and the teenagers who took part in the study also presented some brain abnormalities that were non-existent in teenagersContinue Reading

NeuroBreak: ‘Your Brain on Drugs’ Not So Bad? New Neuroblastoma Rx

A study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology concludes that use of LSD and “shrooms” doesn’t damage mental health and may improve it. The first targeted therapy for high-risk neuroblastoma in children has won FDA approval — dinutuximab (Unituxin), which binds selectively to neuroblastoma tumor cells. What turns kids into narcissists? Their upbringing, a DutchContinue Reading

Morning Break: No Reprieve for Chantix; Rx Spending Spike

Following an advisory committee’s recommendation last year, the FDA will maintain the black-box warnings on the stop-smoking drug Chantix (varenicline) regarding serious neuropsychiatric effects. It will also add new information on risks of seizures and abnormal reactions to alcohol. Last year saw the biggest spike in prescription drug spending in more than a decade —Continue Reading

Government report: Antipsychotics are overprescribed for older adults with … – The Week Magazine

If Utah passes a medical marijuana bill, a DEA agent warns, more than just the patients might get stoned. During testimony to a Utah Senate panel last week, DEA special agent Matt Fairbanks said that wildlife could “cultivate a taste” for the plant, The Washington Post reports. “I deal in facts,” said Fairbanks, a memberContinue Reading

Rabbits Used In Debate About Marijuana Legalization In Utah – SmallAnimalChannel.com

Rabbits Used In Debate About Marijuana Legalization In Utah – SmallAnimalChannel.com

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News guide: What to know about legal marijuana in US capital – U-T San Diego

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pot is legal in the District of Columbia. Here’s what sets the city apart from states that have legalized: HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? Nearly two-thirds of District voters approved a November ballot initiative legalizing pot for recreational purposes. Congress tried to block it by inserting language in a subsequent spending bill, butContinue Reading

Pot rules: States differ on regulating marijuana use – USA TODAY

Pot rules: States differ on regulating marijuana use – USA TODAY

In this Feb. 20, 2015 photo, Peter Lomonaco, co-founder of the Alaska Cannabis Club, and CEO Charlo Greene share a joint at their medical marijuana dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska.(Photo: Mark Thiessen, AP) The District of Columbia has joined an exclusive American club: Residents in the nation’s capitol can now legally grow and consume recreational marijuanaContinue Reading

Morning Break: Top Hospitals, Little Hope for Hand Implants

After his wife left him for a doctor, right before their 50th anniversary, a 73-year-old man was hospitalized after chopping off his penis and throwing it in the river. He told medics that he had “decided to get rid of his manhood.” Healthgrades has released its annual “top hospitals” list, based on Medicare data forContinue Reading

Jamaica passes act decriminalizing small amounts of pot – Post-Bulletin

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Jamaica passes act decriminalizing small amounts of potPost-BulletinKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica lawmakers have passed an act to decriminalize small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry on the island. The drug has long been culturally entrenched but … and more Via:Continue Reading

Jamaica passes act decriminalizing small amounts of pot – Bryan-College Station Eagle

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica lawmakers have passed an act to decriminalize small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry on the island. The drug has long been culturally entrenched but illegal in the Caribbean nation. Legislators in the lower House on Tuesday gave final passage toContinue Reading

Jamaica passes act decriminalizing small amounts of pot – Chron.com

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican lawmakers on Tuesday night passed an act to decriminalize small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry on the Caribbean island. After several hours of debate, legislators in the lower House on Tuesday gave final passage to drug law amendments that makeContinue Reading

Jamaica passes act decriminalizing small amounts of pot – Washington Post

FILE – In this Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, legalization advocate and reggae legend Bunny Wailer smokes a pipe stuffed with marijuana during a “reasoning” session in a yard in Kingston, Jamaica. Jamaica lawmakers on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, passed an act to decriminalize small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulateContinue Reading

Morning Break: Female Anatomy Lesson; ‘Pumping Parties’

“Madsen replied that would be impossible because swallowed pills do not end up in the vagina.” An Idaho lawmaker gets a lesson in female anatomy. The “Michelangelo of buttocks injections” is on trial for murder, exposing a bizarre world of clandestine, unlicensed surgery. Eight prominent physician groups and the American Bar Association called for newContinue Reading

Georgia House panel advances medical marijuana bill – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia House panel advances medical marijuana bill – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Access to myAJC included for AJC subscribers Explore A key House panel on Monday unanimously passed legislation legalizing the possession of medical marijuana. Sponsored by Republican state Rep. Allen Peake of Macon, House Bill 1 says people may legally possess up to 20 ounces of it and that not more than 5 percent may consistContinue Reading

Pot fight sees GOP shift – The News-Press

Pot fight sees GOP shift – The News-Press

Matt Sedensky, Associated Press 7:24 a.m. EST February 23, 2015 Ben Pollara, executive director of United for Care, campaigns for medical marijuana in an Oct. 8 rally. Pollara says lawmakers shouldn’t be “dictating the best way for the patient to take their medication.”(Photo: AP file) WEST PALM BEACH – Republicans lawmakers in Florida who onceContinue Reading

Medical Marijuana Debate Continues in Florida – Daily Science Journal

Medical Marijuana Debate Continues in Florida – Daily Science Journal

Medical marijuana has always been a topic of debate in the state of Florida. Previously Republicans lawmakers in Florida were against medical pot but now they are embracing it. Last year a law was passed by the lawmakers in the GOP-controlled Legislature for allowing low-potency strains of marijuana which prove to be helpful for aContinue Reading

In a Twist, Fight for Medical Pot Goes to Florida Statehouse – WTXL ABC 27

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The push to more broadly legalize medical marijuana in Florida is going before state lawmakers. Republicans who were once opposed medical pot are now embracing it. They are motivated by the strong show of support voters gave it in November. A constitutional amendment received about 58 percent of theContinue Reading

Critics complain Florida Legislature should not dictate who gets relief from … – Bradenton Herald

Critics complain Florida Legislature should not dictate who gets relief from … – Bradenton Herald

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Bradenton Herald Critics complain Florida Legislature should not dictate who gets relief from …Bradenton HeraldCathy Jordan inhales deeply as her husband, Robert, holds a marijuana cigarette for her. The Jordans are behind a petition to legalize medical marijuana for people like Cathy, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS,Continue Reading

In a twist, fight for medical marijuana goes to Florida Statehouse – Tribune-Review

WEST PALM BEACH — Republican lawmakers in Florida who once opposed medical pot are now embracing it, motivated by a strong show of support from voters and worried that a constitutional amendment during next year’s presidential race could drive opponents to the polls. Last year, lawmakers in the GOP-controlled Legislature passed a law to allowContinue Reading

In a twist, fight for medical pot goes to Florida Statehouse – U-T San Diego

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The push to more broadly legalize medical marijuana in Florida is going before state lawmakers. Republicans who were once opposed medical pot are now embracing it. They are motivated by the strong show of support voters gave it in November. A constitutional amendment received about 58 percent of theContinue Reading

In a twist, fight for medical marijuana goes to Florida Statehouse – WWSB ABC 7

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The push to more broadly legalize medical marijuana in Florida is going before state lawmakers. Republicans who were once opposed to medical marijuana are now embracing it. They are motivated by the strong show of support voters gave it in November. A constitutional amendment received about 58 percent ofContinue Reading

In a Twist, Fight for Medical Marijuana Goes to Fla. Legislature – NBC 6 South Florida

Republicans lawmakers in Florida who once opposed medical pot are now embracing it, motivated by the strong show of support from voters and worried that another constitutional amendment during next year’s presidential race could drive opponents to the polls. Last year, lawmakers in the GOP-controlled Legislature passed a law to allow low-potency strains of marijuanaContinue Reading

Fight for Medical Marijuana Goes to Fla. Legislature – NBC 6 South Florida

Republicans lawmakers in Florida who once opposed medical pot are now embracing it, motivated by the strong show of support from voters and worried that another constitutional amendment during next year’s presidential race could drive opponents to the polls. Last year, lawmakers in the GOP-controlled Legislature passed a law to allow low-potency strains of marijuanaContinue Reading

In a twist, fight for medical pot goes to Florida Statehouse – Journal Review

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republicans lawmakers in Florida who once opposed medical pot are now embracing it, motivated by the strong show of support from voters and worried that another constitutional amendment during next year’s presidential race could drive opponents to the polls. Last year, lawmakers in the GOP-controlled Legislature passed a lawContinue Reading

In a twist, fight for medical pot goes to Florida Statehouse – Bismarck Tribune

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republicans lawmakers in Florida who once opposed medical pot are now embracing it, motivated by the strong show of support from voters and worried that another constitutional amendment during next year’s presidential race could drive opponents to the polls. Last year, lawmakers in the GOP-controlled Legislature passed a lawContinue Reading

In A Twist, Fight For Medical Pot Goes To Florida Statehouse – CBS Local

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — The topic of medical marijuana continues to be a major talking point in the state of Florida. Republicans lawmakers in Florida who once opposed medical pot are now embracing it, motivated by the strong show of support from voters and worried that another constitutional amendmentContinue Reading

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