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New York Doctors Refuse to Recommend Medical Marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Thu, July, 30th 2015 by THCFinder

Although New York’s medical marijuana program is set to get underway in early 2016, some lawmakers are nervous that there will not be any licensed physicians willing to recommend this medicine to their patients.

Indeed, while the focus of concern, as of late, has been on the state’s restricted licensing provisions, only allowing five companies to cultivate and service potentially hundreds of thousands of patients, the real trouble lies in the fact that New York does not currently have a single doctor registered that can begin discussing with their patients the option of cannabis treatment. 

During a recent Manhattan Chamber of Commerce meeting, State Senator Diane Savino, who was instrumental in the passing of the Compassionate Care Act, told area administrators that her biggest concern with regard to the launch of the state’s medical cannabis program is that no physicians have been trained in accordance with the state law.

In New York, physicians must complete a training course outlined by the state Department of Health before they can legally provide guidance to patients pertaining to medical marijuana. However, the problem is, despite a number of companies having outlined training programs that match New York’s requirements, state health officials have not yet started looking into the details of the curriculum or begin accepting proposals.

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Category: Fun | Posted on Wed, July, 29th 2015 by THCFinder


Medical marijuana firm Potbotics to launch 'virtual budtenders'

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, July, 29th 2015 by THCFinder


Using cutting-edge technology, Potbotics wants to change how the medical marijuana industry treats patients.

A common criticism of the medical marijuana industry is that a large portion, if not the majority, of patients are just feigning illnesses so they can get stoned legally. Potboticsco-founder David Goldstein doesn’t deny that’s true of some users, but sees much larger problems at play within the industry.

“Right now doctors give a general cannabis recommendation. It’s just a card that says, ‘Cannabis may be beneficial to you.’ There is no followup, no background check into your medical history, there is no real education process. It leads to people abusing the system,” he says.

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Michigan Supreme Court Justice Protests Removal Of Judge Over Text About Marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Wed, July, 29th 2015 by THCFinder

hash bash michigan marijuanaThe Ann Arbor News recently published text messages between Washtenaw County Judge Christopher Easthope and attorney Nadir Nassif indicating that the two of them smoked pot together had inappropriate conversations about ongoing cases. A Detroit News columnist called for Easthope to be removed from the bench, sparking a sharp rebuke from Michigan’s top judge, Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, Justice Robert Young, Jr.

Easthope originally tendered his resignation, effective December 31, 2015, due to unspecified family reasons. The Ann Arbor News released the text messages between judge and lawyer, prompting Easthope to change his tune, admitting that the comments he made in the texts were “deeply offensive” and that he was “betraying the trust you put in me to uphold the dignity of this office.”

Among the text revelations: Nassif and Easthope smoked marijuana together at least once, although when was not published; they drank together regularly; they engaged in what 2 legal consultants referred to as “disallowed ex parte communications,” per an MLive report; he heard cases involving his friends; Easthope helped Nassif boost his $200,000 contract with the city of Ann Arbor and approval of an additional $203,000 to cover his “overage.”

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