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S. Windsor dispensary to sell medical marijuana – SFGate

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — A medical marijuana dispensary facility has opened in South Windsor, joining five others already doing business in Connecticut. Prime Wellness of Connecticut will sell Connecticut-produced marijuana products to seriously ill patients who have registered with the state’s Medical Marijuana Program. The other facilities are in Branford, Bridgeport, Bristol, Hartford andContinue Reading

Questions abound at medical marijuana meeting – Chicago Tribune

Dozens of business people and patients lined up in Chicago today to ask questions about growing, selling and using medical marijuana in Illinois, covering topics ranging from highly technical to constitutional. So many people signed up to ask questions at a town hall meeting hosted by state officials at Northeastern Illinois University, one attendee quippedContinue Reading

Marijuana town hall attracts hundreds in Chicago – Chron.com

CHICAGO (AP) — A standing-room-only crowd of more than 500 attended the last of three town hall meetings about the application process for Illinois’ medical marijuana program. The meeting Wednesday morning at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago gave patients, caregivers and aspiring business owners a chance to ask questions about how the application process willContinue Reading

Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise, Overdoses Follow – Dumb-Out

Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise, Overdoses Follow – Dumb-Out

It is a bit strange to hear that increased synthetic pot use is causing major problems in America today. And its not just because of the recent approval of legalized medical marijuana in more states. Synthetic marijuana is just something that seems it should not be that common. But the situation is apparently pretty badContinue Reading

Jeb Bush Opposes Medical Marijuana Initiative In Florida – Chinatopix

Jeb Bush Opposes Medical Marijuana Initiative In Florida – Chinatopix

(Photo : Reuters / David Manning) Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush addresses the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Annual Conference at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, June 21, 2012. Jeb Bush joined the opponents of a proposal on the November election ballot to legalize medical marijuana inContinue Reading

Colombians on a high as medical marijuana legalised – eNCA

BOGOTA – President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday endorsed newly introduced legislation that would legalise marijuana for medicinal and therapeutic use in this drug war-afflicted Andean nation. Santos, a proponent of rethinking prohibitionist drug policies, made the announcement at a drug policy forum Thursday in Colombia’s capital, Bogota. It was his first major drug policyContinue Reading

Colombia’s president backs bill to legalize marijuana for medicinal and … – Daily Journal

We also have more stories about:(click the phrases to see a list) Subjects: Places: BOGOTA, Colombia — President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday endorsed newly introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana for medicinal and therapeutic use in this drug war-afflicted Andean nation. Santos, a proponent of rethinking prohibitionist drug policies, made the announcement at aContinue Reading

Santos endorses medical marijuana for Colombia – Fresno Bee

BOGOTA, Colombia — President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday endorsed newly introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana for medicinal and therapeutic use in this drug war-afflicted Andean nation. Santos, a proponent of rethinking prohibitionist drug policies, made the announcement at a drug policy forum Thursday in Colombia’s capital, Bogota. It was his first major drugContinue Reading

Santos endorses medical marijuana for Colombia – Omaha World-Herald

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday endorsed newly introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana for medicinal and therapeutic use in this drug war-afflicted Andean nation. Santos, a proponent of rethinking prohibitionist drug policies, made the announcement at a drug policy forum Thursday in Colombia’s capital, Bogota. It was his first majorContinue Reading

Jeb Bush joins opposition to medical marijuana ballot in Florida – Reuters

(Reuters) – Jeb Bush is siding with opponents of an initiative on Florida’s November election ballot to make medical marijuana legal, despite strong public support for its use as a treatment for debilitating illnesses. Bush, a former Republican governor of Florida who is considering a presidential bid in 2016, issued a statement on Thursday sayingContinue Reading

Santos endorses medical marijuana for Colombia – Kansas City Star

President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday endorsed newly introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana for medicinal and therapeutic use in this drug war-afflicted Andean nation. Santos, a proponent of rethinking prohibitionist drug policies, made the announcement at a drug policy forum Thursday in Colombia’s capital, Bogota. It was his first major drug policy statement sinceContinue Reading

Santos endorses medical marijuana for Colombia – Westport News

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday endorsed newly introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana for medicinal and therapeutic use in this drug war-afflicted Andean nation. Santos, a proponent of rethinking prohibitionist drug policies, made the announcement at a drug policy forum Thursday in Colombia’s capital, Bogota. It was his first majorContinue Reading

Santos endorses medical marijuana for Colombia – SFGate

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday endorsed newly introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana for medicinal and therapeutic use in this drug war-afflicted Andean nation. Santos, a proponent of rethinking prohibitionist drug policies, made the announcement at a drug policy forum Thursday in Colombia’s capital, Bogota. It was his first majorContinue Reading

Oklahoma Governor Shows Support for Testing a Form of Medical Marijuana – Wall Street Journal

Aug. 13, 2014 5:05 p.m. ET Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Wednesday called on state lawmakers to allow medical trials exploring the use of cannabidiol oil, a nonpsychoactive component of marijuana, for treating disorders that cause seizures and strokes in young children. If lawmakers back the Republican governor’s effort, Oklahoma would join a string ofContinue Reading

Fallin supports limited use of cannabis oil – SFGate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says she supports the legalization of an oil derived from cannabis, but says she remains firmly opposed to legalizing all medical marijuana. Fallin asked lawmakers Wednesday to support the legalization of cannabidiol, which is an oil derived from the marijuana plant. The oil can only be takenContinue Reading

Oklahoma Governor announces support of medical marijuana – kfor.com

Oklahoma Governor announces support of medical marijuana – kfor.com

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin wants lawmakers to work with her in the next legislative session to support the legalization of medicinal cannabidiol oil (CBD) on a limited, medically supervised, trial-only basis. CBD is a component in the cannabis (marijuana) plant. Research suggests that it may be effective to treat toddlers with rare conditionsContinue Reading

Pot studies suggest regular use is bad for teen brains – WHAS 11.com (subscription)

A close look at the under-25 age group shows cognitive decline, poor attention and memory and decreased IQ among those who regularly smoke pot — defined as at least once a week. (USA Today) WASHINGTON — Teenagers and young adults who frequently use marijuana may be hurting their brainpower, according to studies about pot andContinue Reading

Large turnout reflects high interest in Minnesota’s 2 medical marijuana … – Minneapolis Star Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Want to grow a few plants for Minnesota’ new medical marijuana program? It’s not so simple. The state is looking to register just two manufacturers to cultivate the drug for severely ill patients. They’ll need to hire a laboratory to test the medicine for safety and stability, install elaborate surveillance equipmentContinue Reading

Utah lawmaker weighs cannabis oil in liquor stores – Albany Times Union

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawmaker says Utah could ease the burden for families participating in the state’s limited medical marijuana program by selling a cannabis extract in state liquor stores. Under the program approved by Gov. Gary Herbert earlier this year, Utah residents with severe epilepsy are allowed to possess the low-potency extract,Continue Reading

Supporters, foes of pot legalization post rival ads in NY Times – Reuters

Supporters, foes of pot legalization post rival ads in NY Times – Reuters

By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE Sun Aug 3, 2014 8:17am IST A man dressed as a marijuana leaf stands with another with a poster, as they ask for money to buy pot at Times Square in New York, March 22, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz/Files Our best India photos this week. Slideshow SEATTLE (Reuters) – SupportersContinue Reading

Marijuana advertiser finds a friend in The New York Times – Fortune

Sunday’s New York Times may break new ground for an industry that still operates in a legal grey zone. A company that promotes marijuana has bought a full-page ad in the paper, in yet another sign of how pot is emerging from the shadows. Leafly, the website behind the ad, provides information about cannabis includingContinue Reading

Florida Support for Medical Marijuana Stays Near 90%

Florida Support for Medical Marijuana Stays Near 90%

Reuters Health Information By Barbara Liston July 29, 2014 ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – Support for legalizing medical marijuana in Florida is holding steady at 88% despite weeks of vigorous campaigning by opponents ahead of a November referendum on the issue, a poll released on Monday showed. The survey, conducted by Quinnipiac University, did not specificallyContinue Reading

Medical marijuana oil bill aims to help children across US – Colorado Springs Gazette

Parents who flocked to Colorado in search of medical marijuana oil to treat their children’s severe epilepsy reacted with guarded optimism to legislation announced Monday aimed at legalizing the oil – calling it a first step at returning home. The bill by a Pennsylvania representative could get oil in the hands of parents across theContinue Reading

Medical marijuana oil bill aims to help more children across US – Colorado Springs Gazette

Parents who flocked to Colorado in search of medical marijuana oil to treat their children’s severe epilepsy reacted with guarded optimism to legislation announced Monday aimed at legalizing the oil – calling it a first step at returning home. The bill by a Pennsylvania representative could get oil in the hands of parents across theContinue Reading

GA Congressmen co-sponsors bill to legalize limited forms of medical marijuana … – WXIA-TV

GA Congressmen co-sponsors bill to legalize limited forms of medical marijuana … – WXIA-TV

12:16 a.m. EDT July 29, 2014 Haleigh and Janea Cox, on video call from Colorado, Monday, July 28, 2014(Photo: 11Alive News) (WXIA-TV) — Rep. Paul Broun, (R) GA-10, is co-sponsoring a bill introduced Monday on Capitol Hill by Rep. Scott Perry, (R) PA-04, that would legalize a form of medical marijuana in every state inContinue Reading

Marijuana Legalization Gets Big Boost As Congress Bill Aims To Legalize … – The Inquisitr

Marijuana legalization efforts got a big boost this week when a new bipartisan bill was introduced in Congress to legalize strains used to treat illness. The bill took its inspiration from a strain of marijuana called Chartlotte’s Web for 7-year-old Charlotte Figi, a Colorado girl with a rare form of epilepsy. Her parents treated herContinue Reading

Federal marijuana bill would legalize some strains – WTSP 10 News

Federal marijuana bill would legalize some strains – WTSP 10 News

CNN, wtsp.com 10:02 p.m. EDT July 28, 2014 Janea Cox left George for Colorado so her daughter could get a strain of marijuana to control her seizures.(Photo: Janea Cox) (CNN) — Doctors in Macon, Georgia, told Janea Cox that her daughter, Haleigh, might not live another three months. That was the middle of March, whenContinue Reading

CBD legislation: Bill would legalize non-psychoactive medical pot in US – The Cannabist

Published: Jul 28, 2014, 4:39 pm By John Ingold, The Denver Post A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania says he has filed a bill to legalize nationwide the kinds of non-psychoactive medical marijuana treatments that have attracted dozens of families to Colorado. Dubbed the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014″ — after the name ofContinue Reading

GOP Congressman pushes for federal legalization of marijuana oil – MSNBC

The movement to legalize marijuana oil for the treatment of seizures just got a big push. Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) has introduced a bill to nationally legalize CBD oil, or marijuana extract, to treat seizures in children. “Earlier this year I was approached by three local families whose children suffer from severe epilepsy,” said Rep.Continue Reading

Florida poll: Most back legal marijuana – Politico

A majority of Florida voters support legalization of recreational marijuana, a new poll says. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, 55 percent of Florida voters back legal possession of small amounts of recreational pot, compared with 41 percent who oppose it. The results show a split along generational lines, something also reflected inContinue Reading

Visiting home after Colorado legalized recreational marijuana – Boston Globe

Visiting home after Colorado legalized recreational marijuana – Boston Globe

Usually when I talk to people about Colorado, the discussion revolves around my home state’s stunning mountain ranges and superb hiking, skiing, and camping. This year, it’s all about pot. In January, Colorado became the first state in the nation to legalize sales of recreational marijuana, so when I went home to visit my momContinue Reading

New York Times says US must ‘repeal prohibition’ of federal marijuana ban – The Guardian

New York Times says US must ‘repeal prohibition’ of federal marijuana ban – The Guardian

One of America’s most influential newspapers, the New York Times, on Sunday called the federal ban on marijuana a “laughing stock” and urged the White House to drop the law and give permission for states to legalise the drug. Marijuana for recreational use went on sale in Colorado on 1 January; Washington state followed suitContinue Reading

Branford dispensary to begin selling pot in Sept. – The Advocate

BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Branford marijuana dispensary plans to begin selling pot in September. Manager, Nick Tamborrino says Bluepoint Wellness of Connecticut, one of six state-approved dispensaries of medical marijuana, will open probably around the last week in August for counseling. The New Haven Register reports (http://bit.ly/1rJb1We ) that Bluepoint Wellness and the otherContinue Reading

Branford dispensary to begin selling pot in Sept. – Chron.com

BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Branford marijuana dispensary plans to begin selling pot in September. Manager, Nick Tamborrino says Bluepoint Wellness of Connecticut, one of six state-approved dispensaries of medical marijuana, will open probably around the last week in August for counseling. The New Haven Register reports (http://bit.ly/1rJb1We ) that Bluepoint Wellness and the otherContinue Reading

Branford dispensary to begin selling pot in Sept. – SFGate

BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Branford marijuana dispensary plans to begin selling pot in September. Manager, Nick Tamborrino says Bluepoint Wellness of Connecticut, one of six state-approved dispensaries of medical marijuana, will open probably around the last week in August for counseling. The New Haven Register reports (http://bit.ly/1rJb1We ) that Bluepoint Wellness and the otherContinue Reading

Marijuana should be legalised, says the New York Times – Sydney Morning Herald

Marijuana should be legalised, says the New York Times – Sydney Morning Herald

Marijuana plants on display for sale at the medical marijuana farmers market at the California Heritage Market in Los Angeles. Photo: Reuters Washington: The New York Times has called for the legalisation of marijuana, comparing the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition. In an editorial on Saturday, the prestige publication said marijuana laws disproportionately impactingContinue Reading

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban – Chron.com

DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don’t have to like it. Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood disputes facing homeowners’ associations. Though a few HOAs have willingly changed their rules to accommodate for legal marijuana use or home-growing, manyContinue Reading

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban – seattlepi.com

DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don’t have to like it. Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood disputes facing homeowners’ associations. Though a few HOAs have willingly changed their rules to accommodate for legal marijuana use or home-growing, manyContinue Reading

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban – SFGate

DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don’t have to like it. Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood disputes facing homeowners’ associations. Though a few HOAs have willingly changed their rules to accommodate for legal marijuana use or home-growing, manyContinue Reading

Pot May Be Legal, but Homeowner Agreements Can Ban – ABC News

Pot May Be Legal, but Homeowner Agreements Can Ban – ABC News

Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don’t have to like it. Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood disputes facing homeowners’ associations. Though a few HOAs have willingly changed their rules to accommodate for legal marijuana use or home-growing, many more are banningContinue Reading

Illinois Adds Epilepsy to List of Qualifying Conditions – Ladybud Magazine

Jul 22, 2014 Ladybud Admin / Agriculture, Law, Medical, News & Editorial, Science / anti-cannabis bias, cannabis for epilepsy, cannabis in a hospital, epilepsy, federal funding, federal prohibition, hospital dispensary, IL, illinois, Illinois medical cannabis, Illinois medical marijuana, Illinois SB2636, ladybud, ladybud mag, ladybudmag, ladybug magazine, marijuana for epilepsy, marijuana in a hospital, maryland medicalContinue Reading

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

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