First medical marijuana dispensary opens in Yuma
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Sat, August, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
Yuma’s first medical marijuana dispensary had a “soft opening” Wednesday.
Jamestown Center, located at 4104 E. 32nd St., is a state-approved medical cannabis dispensary.
"We are excited to be the first dispensary in Yuma County to receive approval to operate from Arizona Department of Health Services," said Susan H., the center’s general manager. She declined to provide her last name.
Jamestown Center offers eight strains of medical marijuana to patients in Yuma and the surrounding communities.
The dispensary, which took its name from the 1619 law requiring all Jamestown, Va., colony farmers to grown hemp, is staffed by three pharmacists and a biochemist. It will serve qualifying patients with medical marijuana cards issued by the state of Arizona. The law allows patients to have 2½ ounces of medical marijuana every 14 days.
The center has a medical director who will work “one-on-one” with patients to match conditions and symptoms with the appropriate cannabis strain. However, the medical director is not authorized to prescribe medical marijuana to clients.
“He’s only here to supervise employees and educate patients about health concerns, dosage and recommend routes of administration,” explained Susan H.
The medical director will also monitor patients’ side effects.
Read more: http://www.yumasun.com
Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative Has Collected Over 100,000 Signatures
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, August, 17th 2013 by THCFinder
Advocates, in roughly a months time, have collected over 100,000 signatures for a Florida initiative aimed at legalizing medical cannabis in the state. Proponents of the proposal had to collect approximately 70,000 signatures to have the initiative reviewed by the Florida Supreme Court, a number they reached quickly, and easily.
Once the review process is over, roughly 685,000 signatures will need to be gathered by February 1st to put the initiative to a vote in the November, 2014 general election.
The group behind the initiative - United for Care - is being headed by Orlando attorney John Morgan, who’s a former fundraiser of President Obama. Morgan has vowed to do “whatever it takes” to get the initiative on the ballot and approved, and plans to spend over $20 million on the campaign.
Polling released in February found that only 24% of Florida residents oppose medical cannabis legalization, with 70% being in support.
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