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PTSD Patients Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Decision

Category: News | Posted on Tue, August, 25th 2015 by THCFinder

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's decision not to allow marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder has prompted a lawsuit by PTSD sufferers.

Five PTSD patients filed suit Thursday in Denver District Court. They're challenging a July decision by the Colorado Board of Health not to make PTSD the first condition added to Colorado's medicalpot eligibility list in 15 years.

The PTSD rejection came despite a recommendation from Colorado's chief medical officer and a panel of physicians. They said that questions remain about how effective pot is as a PTSD treatment, but that people with PTSD are commonly using pot anyway and that the designation would allow for better understanding about how people are using the drug.

But the Board of Health cited insufficient federal research and denied the request on a 6-2 vote.

A lawyer for the PTSD patients, Bob Hoban, said the board applied an improper standard in its rejection.

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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, August, 24th 2015 by THCFinder


Petition to Start New Marijuana Political Party

Category: News | Posted on Mon, August, 24th 2015 by THCFinder

YORK, Neb. -- Several supporters for the legalization of medical marijuana are traveling across the state to unite people under a new political party.

"It obviously helps children with cerebral palsy with the epilepsy. It's something that is needed," said York supporter Josh Packard.

They stood along the streets of York Sunday afternoon, rallying drivers and passersby to sign their petition to start the Marijuana Party of Nebraska.

"I'm upset. I'm sick of waiting," said petition organizer Mark Elworth Jr. "At my point, I should do everything in my power to get to everybody to let them know that we're serious, and this is just an avenue that I think that's going to stick them right in the gut."

Elworth started the petition back in April when he knew the medical marijuana bill wouldn't be passed through the legislature. He needs 5,500 signatures to create his own party and currently has a little more than 3,000.

"Some people think, 'Oh, he just wants to legalize weed.' No, I'm trying to make our state better. I want young people to stay in our state. I want the money to stay here, and I want our patients to stay here. I want everybody to be healthy," said Elworth. "I don't want people on 10 pills. I want people on one plant, not 10 pills."

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Legal Medical Marijuana Is Finally Being Grown In Illinois

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, August, 24th 2015 by THCFinder
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Illinois’ medical marijuana program has faced a lot of delays. Illinois’ medical marijuana program is also not that big. The last stat that I heard was that there are 2,800 or so medical marijuana patients in Illinois now. I think that number would have grown faster, but considering that there is literally no way to legally obtain medical marijuana right now in Illinois, I’d imagine a lot of people have just been waiting. Legal safe access is one step closer in Illinois, as it sounds like seven cultivators have been given the green light to start growing plants. Per Marijuana Business Daily:

Illinois has given final permission so far to seven medical cannabis cultivation centers to begin growing MMJ, bringing the industry a big step closer to the start of sales.

The seven sites that have received the green light so far are PharmaCann, GTI, Nature’s Grace and Wellness, In Grown Farms, Ataraxia, and two by Ace, according to the Associated Press. The centers are spread all over the state, with only one near metro Chicago. The other six are scattered across more rural parts of Illinois.

Eleven more cultivation centers have received initial approval but haven’t yet gotten clearance to begin growing, the AP reported.

Now it’s time to see how many medical marijuana patients there will really be in Illinois when the dust settles. Patients who apply now and jump through all of the hoops will be able to make purchases at about the same time these cultivators are harvesting. There have been a lot of concerns about the low patient counts in Illinois, and rightfully so. If people think that business opportunities are bad, image how crappy things are for patients, especially those that don’t qualify under current rules which are very strict. Illinois’ medical marijuana program needs a lot of work. Contact your legislators and make them aware of that fact.

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