PTSD added to list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana treatment
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, June, 30th 2013 by THCFinder
AUGUSTA, Maine — A bill adding post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for the prescription of medical marijuana quietly became law on Wednesday without Gov. Paul LePage’s signature.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Elizabeth Dickerson, D-Rockland, amends the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), inflammatory bowel disease and other illnesses to the list of conditions for which a physician may prescribe medical marijuana.
The new law takes effect late September.
Dickerson said Friday that she sponsored the bill at the request of a number of veterans, one of whom told her he would rather use medical marijuana than something like Prozac.
Paul McCarrier, legislative liaison for Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine, said the change will help veterans and patients in Maine access “their medicine of choice” and will help physicians and others gather data about how medical marijuana can help veterans with PTSD.
The original bill received “quite a bit of pushback” from the Maine Medical Association, McCarrier said, because it contained language that would have added treatment of opioid or other pharmaceutical dependence, as well as “any other medical condition or its treatment as determined by a physician.”
Gordon Smith of the Maine Medical Association said that language was just one aspect of the bill that made many MMA member physicians uncomfortable.
“We had quite a fight with a few legislators who were very bothered by [our opposition] and asked, ‘Don’t we trust the doctors?’” Smith said. “I said, ‘No, not all 4,000 of them, no. We really feel there would be a weak link that would be utilized to just support the recreational use of marijuana.”
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Taco Bell, Del Taco Unahppy About Names Being Used in Marijuana Expo Ad
Category: News | Posted on Sun, June, 30th 2013 by THCFinder
Despite the fact that potheads love Taco Bell, Taco Bell is not cool with being associated with weed in advertisements. Neither a Taco Bell nor a Del Taco in Orange County, Calif. want their names associated with a marijuana expo set for next week in Anaheim. The Kush Expo will blow through the Anaheim Convention Center on Jul. 6 and Jul. 7, and both taco chains are mentioned in promos. They aren't having it.
Del Taco spokeswoman Barbara Caruso said "It's unacceptable for companies to use our logo without permission and they didn't have permission." Rob Poetsch, spokesman for Taco Bell, voiced similar frustrations. "We have a longstanding policy that prohibits other businesses from using our trademarks, and we did not give them permission to do this."
Poetsch added that Taco Bell was "in the process of contacting them to take down our trademarks from their website, but it appears that they have already taken them down." The Kush Expo is advertised as "the world's biggest medical marijuana mega show," with prizes, giveaways and even a "Hot Kush Girl" contest. That sounds like a stoner's paradise, but Taco Bell and Del Taco will have no official affiliation.
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Sat, June, 29th 2013 by THCFinder
L.A. releases list of 134 medical marijuana clinics allowed in the city
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Sat, June, 29th 2013 by THCFinder
The Los Angeles City Attorney's office on Friday released a list of 134 medical marijuana dispensaries that will be qualified to operate under Proposition D, the May 21 measure approved by city voters.
The dispensaries on the list are those that registered with the city prior to City Hall imposing a moratorium on new facilities in 2007.
Opponents of the measure, who are seeking to allow more clinics to open in the city, have said they are reviewing possible legal challenges to the city's law.
For a list of the clinics, click here
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