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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

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