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FDA Simplifies Compassionate Use of Experimental Drugs, But Medical Marijuana Is Tricky

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, June, 9th 2016 by THCFinder

Terminally ill patients will soon have to cut through less red tape to get permission from the federal government to use experimental medications, including cannabis, in some states, to ease the suffering in the final days of their life.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced a new compassionate use policy intended to make it easier for physicians to submit the necessary paperwork to gain access to experimental drugs for patients inflicted with serious or immediately life-threatening conditions for which there are no other treatments available. 

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Category: Fun | Posted on Wed, June, 8th 2016 by THCFinder


Urge Ohio Governor Kasich To Sign Medical Marijuana Bill

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, June, 8th 2016 by THCFinder

Ohio is one step away from legalizing medical marijuana. The Ohio Legislature recently passed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana. The change isn’t perfect, but it’s better than nothing, and it will help at least some patients. Exactly how many? That’s anyone’s guess right now. But one thing is for sure, if the Governor doesn’t sign the bill, NO patients will be helped. Below is a legislative alert that I received today. If you live in Ohio, contact your Governor and show your support:

Thanks to countless supporters from across the state, on May 25, the Ohio Senate followed the House’s lead and approved Ohio’s medical marijuana bill — HB 523. It will soon be sent to Gov. Kasich’s desk for his signature.ohio sign

Please ask Gov. Kasich to sign HB 523 so that seriously ill Ohioans can access this safe and effective treatment.

HB 523, sponsored by Rep. Stephen Huffman (R-Tipp City), allows patients with certain qualifying conditions to access medical marijuana from state-licensed dispensaries, so long as their doctors recommend it for treatment. Gov. Kasich said he will support a medical marijuana program if it’s “a good bill,” but he hasn’t specifically addressed HB 523.

While we are very optimistic that the governor will sign this bill, he should hear from some of the 90% of Ohio voters who support this compassionate measure.

Though the bill is far from perfect, it is an enormous improvement over current law, and would make Ohio the 25th state to adopt a workable medical marijuana law. This important bill deserves our support.

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Category: Videos | Posted on Wed, June, 8th 2016 by THCFinder


Bureau Creates Opportunity For MILegalize By Suggesting Petition Denial

Category: News | Posted on Wed, June, 8th 2016 by THCFinder

The Michigan Bureau of Elections today issued a Staff Report containing a recommendation for the Board of State Canvassers to not certify the petitions submitted by the MILegalize marijuana legalization campaign. That’s a good thing, said MILegalize Chair, attorney Jeffrey Hank.

“The Bureau gave the expected response- but the speed of the decision really creates an advantage for us,” said Hank. The Board meets on Thursday, and the Staff Report is on their agenda for that meeting. “This gives MILegalize the greatest amount of time to litigate before the ballot deadline. The process could have stretched out through the summer.”

Even though the Staff Report recommendation was expected, it is not a good precedent to set for other ballot proposals initiated by Michigan citizens in the future. “MILegalize’s Board is disappointed that the Bureau of Elections would enforce an antiquated policy impossible to comply with in order to keep Michigan citizens from having the opportunity to vote on the MILegalize proposal in November,” Hank added.

Last year, MILegalize and other petition groups asked for an update to the 1986 policy; the Board created one and then deadlocked on a vote to initiate it. “The State Board of Canvassers refused to rectify an unworkable and unconstitutional policy despite plenty of notice and opportunity to do so. The State’s interpretation of Michigan’s 1963 Constitution Art 2, Sec 9, MCL 168.472a, and caselaw continues to be in error and will likely be rectified only through legal action.”

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