Articles Tagged with medical marijuana

Marijuana Banking: Legal Pot Shops Free To Conduct Business After House Vote

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A House of Representatives vote made it far easier for marijuana banking from legal pot shops and medical marijuana providers to conduct business. The 236 to 186 vote blocked plans by Louisiana Republican Representative John Fleming to stop the Treasury Department from offering banks guidance on dealing with marijuana businesses. In February, the Treasury Department… Read more »

Free Marijuana To The Poor Passes Berkeley City Council

Free Marijuana To Low Income Households

Free marijuana for medical purposes is now a reality in Berkeley, California, if you fall below a certain income threshold. The town’s city council voted unanimously for an ordinance to “provide free medical marijuana to patients with low incomes,” reports the New York Times. Should the ordinance pass its second reading in August — and… Read more »

Medical Marijuana Finally Legalized In New York

New York Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has just signed a bill that legalizes the use of medical marijuana in New York. Although Gov. Cuomo stated that it would take 18 months to put into action, it seems to be on the fast track to implementation. New York now joins twenty-two other states that have legalized medical marijuana. The… Read more »

Gourmet High: Marijuana Food Truck Takes Munchies To A Whole New Level

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Washington residents can now have a taste of weed-infused treats when the marijuana food truck debuts at the Jet City farmer’s market in Everett, Washington, this weekend. Magical Butter will present the Samich Truck, the first mobile establishment that serves marijuana-laced food items. Samich is an acronym for Savory Accessible Marijuana Infused Culinary Happiness. Magical… Read more »

Medical Marijuana In Arizona Approved For Veterans’ PTSD, Pot Discount Cards Will Give Senior Half Off

Medical Marijuana In Arizona Approved For Veterans' PTSD, Pot Discount Cards Will Give Senior Half Off

Medical marijuana in Arizona was recently approved for veterans who are suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after Judge Thomas Shedden overruled Arizona Department of Health Services. Director Will Humble previously had tried to deny veterans’ access to cannabis based upon the lack of scientific peer-reviewed studies on marijuana and PTSD. In a related report by… Read more »

Is Medical Marijuana Delivery Coming To Your University?

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Medical marijuana delivery might be coming to your university, assuming of course you attend the University of Washington in Seattle. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, two 19-year-old students at the university plan to launch a smartphone application next month that will let you “get cannabis delivered right to your doorstep.” Trippy, right? The app is… Read more »

House Binds Hands Of DoJ and DEA On Medical Marijuana

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For the first time since the war on drugs began, the US House of Representatives delivered a mortal blow to both the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Agency by striking down their ability to go after patients and growers of medical marijuana. In a historic 219 to 189 vote, the lower chamber of… Read more »

Federal Marijuana Laws Unconstitutional, New York Bill Claims

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The New York State Assembly approved legislation that initiated the process to allow medical marijuana in the state. The cannabis bill would “effectively nullify” federal pot prohibition laws, according to a Tenth Amendment Center report. Assembly Bill 6357 passed easily in New York earlier this week by a 94-36 margin. Despite the initial and overwhelming… Read more »

Elderly Man Faces Decade In Prison For Growing Marijuana For Medicinal Purposes

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Federal authorities are seeking lengthy prison term for a rural elderly man growing marijuana for medicinal purposes. Pot dispensaries are now commonplace in Washington, the state is currently in the process of licensing residents to grow and sell recreational marijuana. Despite the marijuana business set to thrive in Washington, five Spokane residents will soon enter… Read more »

Marijuana Plants Offer Significant Pain Relief For A Variety Of Ailments

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Marijuana plants, and the buds and leaves that come from them, offer significant pain relief for a variety of ailments as diverse as Cancer and Epilepsy. South Jersey’s Compassionate Care Foundation dispensary in Egg Harbor Township offers its patients a card with six animated faces on it attached to a clipboard. The expressions range from… Read more »

Marijuana Legalization: Alabama To Be Next For Legal Weed In 2014

Marijuana Legalization Alabama To Be Next For Legal Weed In 2014

Marijuana legalization in Alabama just took a big leap forward as a bill allowing legal weed for medical purposes is about to be signed by Governor Robert Bentley. In a related report by The Inquisitr, country star Merle Haggard says legal weed could save the US economy. For example, a girl scout selling cookies outside… Read more »

Marijuana Oil Promising New Treatment For Childhood Epilepsy

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Marijuana oil is one of the newest, and perhaps most surprising, treatments for children with intractable epilepsy. Though it may seem a horrific choice to dose a child with marijuana, a street drug surrounded by decades of controversy, it is important to note that many of these kids are out of options. Loving parents will… Read more »

Lady Gaga: Marijuana Is Addictive, Legal Weed Not A Good Idea?

Lady Gaga: Marijuana Is Addictive, Legal Weed Not A Good Idea?

According to Lady Gaga, marijuana legalization may not be the best bet since she feels it’s addictive. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the famous pop star has been known for dressing up as the Cannabis Queen and she’s even lit up a fatty onstage in full view of the fans. At the same time,… Read more »

New York: Marijuana To Be Dispensed By Hospitals Under New Law

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New York had traditionally been one of the more conservative states when it comes to its position on marijuana but that stance may be about to change. A new initiative put forward by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposes to use administrative powers to ensure that some hospitals can dispense marijuana for medical purposes. Gov Cuomo… Read more »

State of New York To ‘Loosen’ Marijuana Laws??

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Amid the nationwide campaign to mitigate usage restrictions of marijuana, it appears New York has joined the growing number of states that have effectively made revisions. According to the NY Times, state officials have announced that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York has set plans in motion to declare the allowance of marijuana usage… Read more »

First Medical Marijuana Clinic Opens In Chicago

Medical Marijuana Clinic Opens Doors In Chicago

A medical marijuana clinic opened in Chicago this week. It is the first such dispensary in Illinois. Named Good Intentions, interested people can visit the clinic in the Bucktown neighborhood, on North Ashland Avenue. But don’t get too excited yet, Chicago residents. Even though Illinois became the 20th state in the US to legalize medical… Read more »

Sanjay Gupta: ‘I Was Wrong On Pot, Sorry America’ [Video]

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CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta has issued a marijuana mea culpa, changing position on the medical benefits and possible harmful effects of pot. Gupta announced his new medical marijuana stance in an article and will be premiering a new documentary called “Weed.” Dr. Sanjay admits the title sounds cavalier, but the stakes for medical marijuana are… Read more »

Marijuana Dispensary Robbed, By Two 12-Year-Olds

Marijuana Dispensary Robbed, Cops Think 12-Year-Olds Behind It

A marijuana dispensary robbed in Denver could be the work of a couple of 12-year-olds, authorities believe. According to 9News.com, the Good Meds Network is $16,000 worth of weed lighter thanks to the two youngsters. Video images reveal two kids, estimated to be around the age of 12, rummaging through the Good Meds shop, one… Read more »

Marijuana Legalization: Illinois Is The 20th State To Legalize But…

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Marijuana legislation was passed in the Illinois House on Wednesday by a 61-57 vote to permit a four-year pilot program to allow for the legal use of medical marijuana under extremely strict controls. According to the Chicago Tribune, Illinois is now the 19th state to legalize medical marijuana. USA Today believes it’s the 20th such… Read more »

DEA Raids In Seattle Answer Question About Feds And ‘Legal Marijuana’

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This week’s DEA raids in Seattle have in part addressed the question of if or when federal drug enforcement agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency would supersede state laws allowing for legal recreational use of marijuana. Washington State passed unusually liberal pot laws last November, but the DEA raids in Seattle have evidenced that the… Read more »

Marijuana Legalization Raises Concerns About Hash

Some preventions advocates believe hash should be a major concern.

Marijuana legalization is seemingly in full affect these days as multiple states have already put legislation in place to regulate the popular drug. With California, Colorado, and Washington leading the charge, more questions about “pot potency” and consumer use have become a major topic as of late. Most legal growers are already bringing in the… Read more »