Items tagged with medical cannabis

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Marijuana: A failure to regulate, but not by dispensaries [02.10.2012] The Times' Sept. 27 editorial, "In a haze on pot policy," says, "In the face of this chaos, the federal crackdown is, to some, good news -- finally, ...
L.A. repeals its ban on pot stores [01.10.2012] After struggling for years to regulate storefront pot shops, the Los Angeles City Council retreated Tuesday, voting to repeal the carefully crafted b ...
In a haze on pot policy [26.09.2012] Late last year, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. affirmed the Obama administration's long-standing policy of taking a hands-off approach to states ...
U.S. raids L.A. marijuana shops [26.09.2012] Federal officials brought their war on medical marijuana dispensaries to Los Angeles, raiding several shops and issuing warning letters to dozens mor ...
Bid to overturn L.A. pot shop ban qualifies for ballot [18.09.2012] Activists seeking to strike down a ban on medical marijuana outlets in Los Angeles saw their challenge qualify for the ballot, dealing a setback to t ...
Medical marijuana backers seek inroads in South [02.09.2012] This fall, Arkansas will be the first Southern state to ask voters whether to legalize medical uses for pot, a move that offers supporters a rare cha ...
Bid to repeal L.A.'s ban on pot shops may be headed for ballot [29.08.2012] A referendum to repeal a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles appears to be headed for the ballot, with pot shop supporters saying th ...
Los Angeles sued over crackdown on medical marijuana shops [17.08.2012] A medical marijuana trade group and 11 patients sued the city of Los Angeles, seeking to block enforcement of an ordinance that would shut down most ...
L.A.'s medical marijuana mess [25.07.2012] The Los Angeles City Council is plainly out of its depth when it comes to regulating medical marijuana. This was already clear after years of fumblin ...
L.A. City Council bans medical marijuana dispensaries [24.07.2012] In what could be a turning point in the city's seemingly unending battle to regulate the distribution of medical marijuana, the Los Angeles City Coun ...
Oakland protests U.S. attorney's crackdown on large medical marijuana dispensary [13.07.2012] A day after federal prosecutors moved to shutter the country's largest medical marijuana dispensary, city leaders and other officials came to the def ...
U.S. cracks down on "world's largest" medical marijuana dispensary [10.07.2012] Federal prosecutors have filed civil forfeiture actions against an Oakland medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest, as ...
Medical marijuana growers uninspected by Health Canada [03.07.2012] More than 15,000 people are licensed to grow medical marijuana in Canada, but Health Canada has no record of staff ever inspecting any of the growers ...
Some Southern California 'nonprofit' pot shops make big money [16.06.2012] Many medical marijuana dispensaries have been making huge sums of money even as they claim to be nonprofit, according to court and law enforcement re ...
U.S. targets landlords in fight against medical pot [13.06.2012] The authorities are pressuring landlords to shut down the shops or face possible loss of the real estate through the unconventional and low-key use o ...
10 Reasons to Revisit Marijuana Policy Now [12.06.2012] For the first time ever, a solid majority of Americans supports legalizing marijuana for recreational use: 56%, according to the most recent Rasmusse ...
Ottawa drags out medical pot reform [11.06.2012] The federal government's plan to revamp Canada's medical marijuana program and address court-raised constitutional concerns seems half-baked. The pro ...
Feds attack California's medical marijuana trade-again [07.06.2012] Federal authorities opened the latest front in their war on California's massive medical marijuana industry this week, filing property forfeiture law ...
Most California voters don't support legalizing pot, poll finds [30.05.2012] In California, cradle of the marijuana movement, a new poll has found a majority of voters do not support legalization, even as they overwhelmingly b ...
Pot shop ban advances in L.A. City Council [29.05.2012] A City Council committee moved forward with a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries Tuesday, approving a recommendation to outlaw storefront pot shop ...
Pot groups hope Oregon race sends feds a message [17.05.2012] Medical marijuana advocates have a message for Democratic leaders and federal prosecutors with an eye on political office: Don't mess with pot. Pushi ...
Supporter of Oregon medical pot law wins attorney general race [16.05.2012] In a primary election race for Oregon's top law enforcement post, the candidate who pledged to protect medical marijuana patients scored a decisive v ...
A Judge’s Plea for Pot [15.05.2012] The New York State Legislature is now debating a bill to recognize marijuana as an effective and legitimate medicinal substance and establish a lawfu ...
The Israeli pharmacologist who kick-started marijuana research [13.05.2012] Half a century ago, Hebrew University Prof. Raphael Mechoulam isolated and synthesized THC, the main psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant. By ...
Connecticut aims to avoid states' medical marijuana woes [04.05.2012] Connecticut lawmakers' approval of the use of medical marijuana includes strict regulations for the cultivation and distribution in an attempt to avo ...
What Is President Obama’s Problem With Medical Marijuana? [02.05.2012] For a brief moment in 2009, medical marijuana advocates exhaled. A new President had taken office promising to call off the federal prosecutors in st ...
California's "Princeton of Pot" reopens in bare-bones state [17.04.2012] A California school known as the "Princeton of Pot" has reopened after a federal raid, but with a bare-bones staff of volunteers to teach the art of ...
Rally protests federal raid on Oakland pot trade school [04.04.2012] Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at City Hall to demand federal respect for state and local marijuana laws, a day after federal agents raided the s ...
Agents in Oakland raid leader of medical marijuana movement [02.04.2012] Federal agents struck at the heart of California's medical marijuana movement, raiding the nation's first pot trade school and a popular dispensary, ...
Israeli medicine goes to pot [28.03.2012] Israel’s inroads into legalizing cannabis for pain relief and managing terminal illness rest on the seminal research of Prof. Raphael Mechoulam of th ...
How many pot patients Calif. has is anyone's guess [23.03.2012] The reality is that no one knows how many people are legally using marijuana in California because the state — with hundreds of pot stores and clinic ...
Attorney tells more Colorado medical pot centers to close [22.03.2012] Colorado's top federal prosecutor has ordered 25 medical marijuana shops located near schools to close in an escalating pot clampdown, as the state g ...
Medical marijuana distributors subject to federal prosecution despite state law [13.02.2012] A Montana medical marijuana law does not shield cannabis dispensers from federal prosecution, a district court has ruled. The ruling will decrease th ...
Testing pot in a legal vacuum [12.02.2012] Only some top-end dispensaries test their products, and even they can't be sure the results are reliable. Because all marijuana possession is illegal ...
California pot industry's next move: Ballot initiative for state regulation [06.02.2012] A proposed ballot initiative aimed for the November elections begs a key question looming over California's medical marijuana industry: Can stricter ...
MPs complete legislation aimed at legalizing cannabis for medical purposes [03.02.2012] A group of Czech MPs from all of the parties in the Chamber of Deputies has completed legislation which could legalise the use of cannabis in the Cze ...
Marijuana Mouth Spray: Will It Be Abused? [31.01.2012] The medical marijuana drug Sativex, which could be approved in the United States in the coming years as a treatment for pain relief, has little poten ...
Marijuana-based prescription drug looks toward FDA's approval [22.01.2012] A quarter-century after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drugs based on the main psychoactive ingredient in mari ...
Many US communities are blocking medical marijuana [09.01.2012] In California, with the nation's most permissive medical marijuana laws, 185 cities and counties have banned pot dispensaries entirely. In New Jersey ...
Prescribing Cannabis for Harm Reduction [05.01.2012] Neuropathic pain affects between 5% and 10% of the US population and can be refractory to treatment. Opioids may be recommended as a second-line phar ...
States say it's time to rethink medical marijuana [01.01.2012] Medical marijuana advocates are hoping state governments can succeed where their efforts have failed by asking federal authorities to reclassify pot ...
Marijuana legalization initiative signatures in [29.12.2011] Backers of an effort to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use in Washington state submitted more than 340,000 signatures Thursday to try t ...
Colorado seeks new pot classification [28.12.2011] Colorado has become the third state to ask the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marijuana in a way that allows doctors to prescribe ...
Ten Years of Medical Marijuana in Canada [12.12.2011] In Canada, possession of medical marijuana is controlled under the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations, which came into effect in the summer of 2001 ...
Medical marijuana debate rages among researchers, doctors [11.12.2011] Research into medicinal marijuana is undergoing a surge of interest, with more evidence emerging not only of its ability to ease human suffering, but ...
Equal access to medical marijuana eludes Canadians [09.12.2011] Data obtained by the Ottawa Citizen through the Access to Information Act put a face to the typical medical marijuana patient for the first time, 10 ...
Legal changes cause questions for medical marijuana users [09.12.2011] The Tories omnibus crime legislation casts a shadow on the future of the medical marijuana program. The toughening of drug trafficking laws means tha ...
Should We Reschedule Marijuana? [07.12.2011] Last week's request by Govs. Chris Gregoire and Rhode Island's Lincoln Chafee to have the federal government reclassify marijuana as medicine--which ...
Combination of cannabinoids and opiates could help reduce chronic pain [07.12.2011] A UCSF study suggests patients with chronic pain may experience greater relief if their doctors add cannabinoids - the main ingredient in cannabis or ...
Marijuana in California and Colorado: Highs and laws [03.12.2011] While it is allowed in some form in 16 states and Washington, DC, Colorado is the leader in trying to make medicinal pot a legitimate business. It ha ...

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