Articles Tagged with medical marijuana

Marijuana Legalization Won’t Open Door to Autism Research

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On Tuesday, Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia all voted to legalize recreational marijuana, bolstering the prediction of experts such as Harvard professor emeritus Lester Grinspoon, MD, who has declared the end of the seventy-year American prohibition of marijuana “inevitable.” But despite this growing acceptance — medical marijuana is available in nearly half the… Read more »

Alaska Reporter Fights To Legalize Weed, Resigns On Air

Legalize weed: Alaska Cannabis Club owner resigns after broadcast

In the fight to legalize weed, one Alaska reporter has resigned on air to work full time on her true passion. KTVA reporter Charlo Greene used her last broadcast to tell the viewers, “F**k it, I quit.” Unlike some states such as Colorado and Washington, others are still attempting to fight for the right to… Read more »

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 »